In Week 5 we saw the “dueling banjo” competition between Peyton Manning and Tony Romo. Touchdown for touchdown yards for yards and although to different degrees a pick for a pick! We expect Manning and Romo to continue to be hot in Week 6. Injuries as always will be looming over your heads as game time approaches. And of course there will be The Good The Bad and The Ugly of matchups as well as a little prediction that might just have you reevaluating the league’s worst – almost.
Week 6 Fantasy Football Insights & Analysis
PSD Staff | Oct 10
11:20pm EST | Oct 09
11:20am EST | Oct 09
Air Attack over Dallas
So Romo pulled a “Romo”? Get over it; he also piled up the fantasy points for your team if you were lucky enough to get your hands on him. Unlike Cowboys fans that yelled “you suck” after a five-touchdown, 506-yard performance, you more than likely put up a mural of the man on your bathroom wall. On the other hand, Manning threw a duck too, but the Broncos are 5-0 so it’s all good in Denver. To be fair though, we have higher expectations for Manning and, once again, he exceeded them: 20 TDs through five games – four of which came against the Cowboys on 414 yards.
11:20am EST | Oct 09
Air Attack Part II: This Time it’s Personal
Romo is still at home this week against Washington, while Peyton is in… Heaven! Err, I mean at home versus Jacksonville. Let’s start with Romo: this game is personal. When your owner calls a crushing defeat – which is admittedly your fault – a “moral victory,” that’s like your wife telling you it’s “okay” that you forgot her birthday because she loves you anyway. Expect Romo to come out against the Redskins with guns a’blazing and looking for revenge - he only has two INTs all season, and he’s battling a team ranked 28th in opponent passing yards. As for Manning? Well, he’s up against the worst team in the league in Jacksonville – the Charlie Brown of the NFL – which gave up 34 points to St. Louis last week. Also, one thing we’ve learned this season is that the Broncos do not let up on teams – averaging 46 points per game.
11:19am EST | Oct 09
What Were You Thinking?
Dear New York Football Giants, we only have one piece of advice: with pick-prone Eli Manning under center, put the ball on the ground more please. 17 carries is not going to cut it, especially when Brandon Jacobs has 11 of them, while David Wilson only gets six touches but still manages to drive one into the end zone. Granted, the Giants can’t run the ball (dead last in the league), but at least give it to the guy averaging 29.2 yards per game (did I just say that?) instead of the guy averaging 12 against a Philly team that is mediocre – at best – at stopping the run. Then what did you do, New York? You went and got Wilson injured. Bravo.
11:18am EST | Oct 09
Injury Concerns: Week 6
James Starks – Knee – Questionable
David Wilson – Neck – Questionable
Darren McFadden – Hamstring – Questionable
Rashad Jennings – Hamstring – Questionable
Ryan Mathews – Concussion – Questionable
Spencer Ware – Ankle – Questionable
Alfred Morris – Ribs – Questionable
Julio Jones – Foot –Out
Roddy White – Hamstring – Questionable
Jacoby Jones – Knee – Questionable
Miles Austin – Hamstring – Questionable
Calvin Johnson – Knee – Questionable
E.J. Manuel – Knee – Out
Brian Hoyer – Knee – Out
Blaine Gabbert – Hamstring – Out
Christian Ponder – Ribs – Questionable
Michael Vick – Hamstring – Questionable
Jake Locker – Hip – Out
11:16am EST | Oct 09
Ray Rice @ Green Bay
As predicted, Rice restored faith in fantasy owners against Miami, which is tough on the run game, rushing for 74 yards on 27 carries with two TDs. Not to mention, he picked up 28 yards on six catches as well. Green Bay is also tough on the run, but with Joe Flacco throwing so many picks of late, Rice is going to get his touches, equaling points in your pocket.
Alshon Jeffery @ NY Giants
No one saw Jeffery being the No. 1 wide receiver in fantasy last week against a tough New Orleans squad. Jay Cutler now has a legit second option to Brandon Marshall, and Marc Trestman loves to throw the ball. Did I mention the Bears play the Giants Thursday, and that the G-Men are giving up an average of 269.2 yards per game through the air?
T.Y. Hilton @ San Diego
Inconsistent? Yes. Talented? No doubt. Last week against Seattle’s third ranked pass defense? 140 yards and two touchdowns. Not too shabby. What makes this an easy pick is the fact that Andrew Luck is playing exceptional football at the moment, and the Colts are up against the Chargers this Sunday, who have one of the worst pass defenses in the game.
11:15am EST | Oct 09
Chris Johnson @ Seattle
Johnson had 63 receiving yards and a touchdown last week against the Chiefs. There’s only one problem there: he’s not a wide receiver. On the ground, where most running backs play, Johnson does not have a rushing TD; he averaged 1.7 yards per carry for 17 total against K.C., and he had only 21 rushing yards the week before against the Jets. Welcome to Seattle, Chris!
LeSean McCoy @ Tampa Bay
Yes, the Buccaneers are 0-4, yet they somehow manage to have the 10th-best rush defense, giving up just 94 yards per game. Tampa has only given up one 100-yard rushing game, and it has yet to give up a rushing touchdown. On the other side of the coin, aside from games against Kansas City and Washington, McCoy has looked less than average on the ground – with two stinkers against the Giants and Chargers who are not the ideal image of defense. Perhaps this matchup is all about the Bucs and less about McCoy?
Matt Schaub @ Himself & the St. Louis Rams
If anyone is not playing football well at the moment – and taking a media bashing for it – it’s Schaub. He’s thrown for under 200 yards and no TDs in two of his last three, along with four picks. The exception is a 355-yard performance against the Seahawks two weeks ago, which was overshadowed by one of the worst INTs thrown this season (or any for that matter). With weapons like Arian Foster and Andre Johnson, it’s time Matt Schaub had a one-on-one with Matt Schaub to figure out how to make better decisions.
11:04am EST | Oct 09
Week 6 Bold Prediction: Jacksonville’s Wide Receivers
Let’s face it: the Jaguars are going to get crushed against Peyton and the Broncos. Our reason for this week’s bold prediction is that someone on the Jaguars’ offensive side of the ball has to pick up some of the pieces left lying strewn and broken by Denver’s passing game. Enter Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts. Blackmon had 136 yards on five catches and a touchdown against the Rams last week – his first game back after a four-game suspension. Shorts didn’t have a bad game either, grabbing five catches for 74 yards and a TD. Granted, Denver is not St. Louis, yet whoever is under center for Jacksonville has to throw the ball somewhere, right?