2012 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 6

Oct 9, 2012


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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the sixth week of the 2012 NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers:  He’s coming off a win in which he threw for 207 yards without a touchdown. He threw multiple touchdown passes in the first three games. Mendenhall (knee) is back so it should be a more balanced attack, but he’s playing on a short week. Big Ben should be a nice option against a Titans team that has allowed twelve passing touchdowns. Andrew Luck is another quality option this week.
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Sit:
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys:  Since showing up big in the opening day win over the Giants, Romo has thrown two touchdowns and seven interceptions in three games. The Bears destroyed him prior to his bye. The break helps, but facing the Ravens hurts his cause. They have only allowed two touchdown passes this year.
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Running Backs
Start:
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  He is averaging just 75.1 total yards and 0.25 touchdowns through four games and is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry. This week should be better facing Kansas City, who is giving up 121.0 ypg at 4.4 ypc.
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Sit:
Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans:  Johnson had his moment, shockingly against Houston. The other four games he has combined for 69 yards. He hasn’t scored a touchdown and he only has 84 receiving yards to help his cause. He’s going up against Pittsburgh, who is giving up 95.3 rushing yards per game.
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Wide Receivers
Start:
Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers:  With 27 receptions Crabtree ranks in the top twenty in the league. His 311 yards are top 30. The Giants are giving up 261.4 yards and 1.6 touchdown passes per game.
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Robert Meachem, San Diego Chargers:  After he scored a pair of touchdowns on SNF both Rivers and fantasy owners likely took notice. Denver has allowed nine passing scores and the way Peyton is playing, Rivers will have to throw plenty to keep up.
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Sit:
Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans: He is owned in the majority of leagues, but he should be on your bench. Pittsburgh has allowed 184.8 passing yards per game. They have allowed eight passing touchdowns, but I don’t see Tennessee hurting them there.
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Tight Ends
Start:
Fred Davis, Washington Redskins: He is averaging 71.3 yards in his past three games. The Vikings have allowed four tight end touchdowns this year.
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Sit:
Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers: Gates is averaging just 35.8 ypg. Until he shows us something, he’s more name than anything else.
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Defenses
Start:
Atlanta Falcons:  The Falcons rank eighth in scoring defense (18.6 ppg). The Raiders rank 25th in total offense (318.8 ypg) and 29th in scoring offense (16.8 ppg). Their high-powered offense could make it a one-dimensional game, keeping McFadden from getting loose.
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Sit:
New York Giants:  The way the Niners are playing right now I don’t want any parts on a defense facing them.
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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brandon
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Tough question, should I start Luck or Big Ben lol? I happen to have both and I just cant decide. I like Luck more but I like Ben’s matchup more. Any thoughts?

  2. LestersLegends
    October 10th, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    I like Ben a little more because of his match-up. Both are top seven QBs this week in my mind.

  3. Godnollid16
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    A couple questions, should I start Spiller this week or Alex Green? I don’t like Spiller splitting carries against the Cardinals run defense.

    Also, for my flex I have Antonio Brown, Hartline, Aaron Hernandez, and Heath Miller. Any suggestions which I should go for this week? Thanks.

  4. LestersLegends
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Green will likely be sharing the load with Starks and the Packers will mainly pass. I’d stick with Spiller. I like Brown.

  5. GloriousMullet
    October 10th, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Lester, I have All Day as my RB2, and I have Gerhart handcuffed to him just in case. I have Arian as my RB1, and I also have Forte on the bench and used him last week in the flex. He’s mainly there for flex play and bye week fill ins, but I could see using him over All Day in certain scenarios. With Andre Brown getting concussed and Bradhsaw being brittle, I’m sure David Wilson will be getting more touches. The Giants announced that he’ll be getting a larger workload going forward. With all of that being said, so you think dropping Gerhart for Wilson would be a wise move? Dropping a handcuff for a “backup” RB does sound a little ridiculous,, but RB’s are getting harder to grab, and he’d be a good trade commodity if nothing else. Thoughts?

  6. GloriousMullet
    October 10th, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Forgot to add that I have Tate handcuffed to Foster, so i have a total of 5 RB’s on my roster, with 3 of them starters.

  7. LestersLegends
    October 10th, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I think I make that move. If All Day does go down, Forte is still a better option than Toby.

  8. JonnyKillSaw
    October 10th, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Alfred Morris or Shonn Greene? I need to pick 2 WR with Vincent Jackson, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts, and Brandon Gibson.

  9. LestersLegends
    October 10th, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I don’t get why Morris gets no love, He’s a top ten back. Play him, especially over a dog like Greene. I like your jacksons.

  10. hamps
    October 10th, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    fred davis or kyle rudolph?

  11. LestersLegends
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    i like davis. rudolph is solid, but Davis is safer.

  12. HUT
    October 11th, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    i have to start three
    Hartline, Dez Bryant, Heath Miller, James Jones, nate burleson

  13. LestersLegends
    October 11th, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    hartline, dez, JJ

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