Fantasy Football Pitfalls – Week 6

Oct 13, 2009

I’m going to look at the matchups each week and pick five fantasy starters that could be in for a tough week. Here’s a look at players who could struggle this week.

With the bye weeks upon us, you can’t necessarily sit the guys on this list unless you have great depth, but expect a drop in production.

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints - Brees has been rather pedestrian his past two games, averaging 181 yards with no TDs in wins over the Bills and the Jets.  Coming out of the bye he draws the Giants, who will definitely bring the heat.  You can’t bench Brees, but expect his mini-slump to continue.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings - We know All Day can torch any team, but you have to lower your expectations for him this week as he faces Baltimore.  Like Brees, you have to play him, but lower your expectations.

Willis McGahee, RB, Baltimore Ravens
- Ray Rice should be able to produce with screen passes, but I’m afraid Willis McGahee will have a hard time running between the Tackles against a stout Minnesota run defense.

Vincent Jackson, WR, San Diego Chargers - Jackson has five inches on Champ Bailey, but Bailey is playing great football once again.  Philip Rivers has enough weapons that he doesn’t have to challenge Champ.

Braylon Edwards, WR, New York Jets - Braylon Edwards made a nice debut with the Jets, but faces a tougher test this week.  Bufflo gave up a ton of yardage to Tom Brady in Week 1, but have improved in recent weeks.  They forced Derek Anderson into a 2 for 17 game (15.1 passer rating) for just 23 yards.

Your turn.  Who do you see struggling this week?

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