Week 6 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

Johnny Knox has Jay Cutler returning & a great matchup against Seattle in week six.

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And some picks of my own(based on standard league scoring systems):

Week 6's Best

QB: Philip Rivers... The co-leader(along with Peyton Manning) in fantasy football scoring gets a weak St. Louis secondary. Expect 20+ fantasy points.

RB: Chris Johnson... 40 carries for 311 yards(7.8 average) and two touchdowns against the Jaguars in 2009. Look for CJ to blow up this game.

WR: Miles Austin... Nine catches and 142+ yards receiving in three of his four games.

TE: Antonio Gates... Obviously.

K: Rob Bironas... The reliable Titans' kicker has double-digit fantasy performances in three of his last four games.

D/ST: Pittsburgh Steelers... I wouldn't be surprised if they were the highest fantasy scorer this week at home against Colt freaking McCoy and the Browns.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Matt Cassel... He's been quite crappy, but so has the Texans secondary. The Texans are allowing over 20 fantasy points per weeks to quarterbacks. I'm not going to predict Cassel gets that many, but I do like him for at least 15 points this week.

RB: Cadillac Williams... This is my "hunch" pick of the week. The Saints are allowing 20 fantasy points per week to running backs, and Cadillac needs a big performance soon or else he's going to lose the starting job.

WR: Johnny Knox... Jay Cutler is back and will look to take advantage of the Seahawks' 31st-ranked pass defense. Look for him to look Knox's way frequently downfield. The Bears' #1 wide receiver is going to breakout with a huge game soon, and this matchup has the ingredients to be that game.

TE: Heath Miller... Big Ben apparently looks great, and he should lead the Steelers into the red zone with ease against the Browns. Look for his tight end to get some red zone targets.

K: Matt Prater... I think the Broncos will be able to move the ball okay on the Jets with their passing attack, but will struggle to get into the end zone and will have to settle for field goals.

D/ST: San Francisco 49ers... The winless 49ers absolutely must beat the nearby Raiders this Sunday. Look for their underachieving defense to finally perform as they were expected to coming into the season, against Jason Campbell and an offense that will likely be without Darren McFadden.

Shit Picks

QB: Matt Ryan... Tough matchup for Ryan on the road against the Eagles. He has a good chance to reach double-digits, but he's not a top-15 play this week.

RB: Peyton Hillis... The Steelers are allowing under nine fantasy points per game to running backs. They will load the box with rookie Colt McCoy at quarterback, and will likely have a big enough lead for most of the game where the Browns will be forced to throw the ball.

WR: Kenny Britt... Three straight games with a touchdown, but only nine total catches in those games.

TE: Brandon Pettigrew... The Giants have been very good against tight ends this season, allowing under five fantasy points. Their pass rush should give Lions quarterback Shaun Hill(or Matthew Stafford) hell too, so this matchup just doesn't shape up very well for Pettigrew.

K: Jeff Reed... The Steelers' kicker will get you some extra points, but it's doubtful they settle for more than a field goal or two in what will be a blowout over the Browns.

D/ST: Kansas City Chiefs... A surprisingly solid defense this season that hasn't allowed over 20 points in a game, but that will change when they go into Houston to face a terrific Houston offense that can beat you through the air or on the ground.


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My week 5 picks(Points based on standard scoring systems; Green indicates a notably good pick; Red indicates a notably bad pick):

Best: Peyton Manning(7 points), Maurice Jones-Drew(8 points), Reggie Wayne(7 points), Antonio Gates(15 points), Mason Crosby(7 points), New York Jets(16 points).

Sleepers: Sam Bradford(4 points), Michael Bush(19 points), Dwayne Bowe(3 points), Marcedes Lewis (17 points), Jason Hanson(16 points), Carolina Panthers(10 points).

Shit: Brett Favre(16 points), Marion Barber(1 point), Johnny Knox(1 point), Owen Daniels(4 points), Ryan Succop(10 points), New York Giants(11 points).

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