Fantasy Football News and Update: 2013 NFL Week 6 Sleepers and Gutsy Starts
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 6 Gutsy Gameday Starts
October 13, 2013
Week 6 Gutsy Gameday Starts
QB: Matt Schaub vs Rams - Matt Schaub is stuck between a rock and a ram this week. The good news for him is that the ram is from St. Louis, which means a porous secondary is coming to Houston. Schaub is getting close to being run out of town, and he has to ball-out this weekend or he will need to buy the world's most comfortable seat cushion. Schaub has a lot if weapons to work with, and all he needs to do is find a small shred of confidence. Schaub is at home against a weak defense, and that is what he needs to turn his season around. It's a tough call putting Schaub in your starting lineup, but its a gamble that just might payoff.
RB: Ronnie Hillman vs Jaguars - Hillman is the #2 running back on the most explosive offense in the NFL, and he could see some added reps against the Jaguars on Sunday if the Vegas' odds are correct. The Jaguars are a super-mega underdog to even keep this game close, and if the Broncos don't have a let down (and Peyton won't let that happen), then there should be lots of garbage time in this game. Starters with injury histories, like Moreno, do not normally play during garbage time, and that is why Hillman is worth a roll of the dice this week. Hillman has seen some consistent production recently. Over the last three games, Hillman is averaging over 60 total yards a game. If you add a touchdown to that production, than Hillman becomes a double digit fantasy scorer. And if you add 5-10 extra garbage time touches to that total, and Hillman becomes a nice flex play indeed. There is a chance Montee Ball steals some garbage time reps, but Hillman has the bigger upside and the potential to have a nice game on Sunday.
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WR: Jerome Simpson vs Panthers - Well it is official, Matt Cassel will be the starter again this Sunday when the Vikings play the Panthers in Minnesota. Cassel and Simpson had a good connection two weeks ago in London, and now they have had a bye to develop even better timing. We all know about the completely tragic week Adrian Peterson has had, and his Vikings' teammates will need to step up and relieve some of the football burdens from AP's shoulders. The Vikings are also in must win mode, as they still believe they are a true playoff contender. Simpson is leading the Vikings in targets and is averaging over 85 yards a game, plus he is due for a touchdown. Simpson has stepped so far this year, and the Vikings are going to need him to play big this weekend.
TE: Sean McGrath vs Raiders - The Chiefs' tight ends have been savaged by the injury bug so far this year, and McGrath is basically the last man standing. McGrath is taking advantage of his opportunity and he is developing into a decent fantasy play at the tight end spot. Any fantasy owners that invested in Dwayne Bowe know how frustrating the Chief's dink-n-dunk offense can be, but the Chiefs style of offense has been beneficial to other players like Sean McGrath. McGrath should keep on rolling and if he catches a touchdown, then he will be a double digit scoring tight end.
Def: New Orleans Saints at New England - The Patriots offense has an ora of invincibility around it, and for years fantasy owners would bench defenses going up against the Patriots. Well that has changed in 2013, and the Patriots new offensive recruits have not lived up to the Patriot way. The Saints had the worst defense in the NFL last year, but like the Patriots offense, that has all changed in 2013. The Saints are 5-0 and their defense has played very well this year. It is always a bit of gamble to play a defense going up against the Patriots in new England, but the Saints are on a roll with Sean Payton calling the shots, and they should be able to create havoc for Tom Brady and his young receivers.
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