NFL Soup|Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fantasy Football Start and Sit: Week 6 

Nearing the halfway point in the fantasy season and there are still some emerging stars and free agents coming into light. 


Week five brought back a lot of big names from suspension, and week six will bring back one more big name. The question is, are these big names worth starting? And if not, who else can you rely on?

Here’s the start/sit fantasy football column for week 6:


QB Ben Roethlisberger, PIT vs. CLE

He’s back!  Big Ben returns with fury against the Cleveland Browns and lights up the scoreboard.

Projected stats: 23/31, 331 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 2 rushes, 12 yards

WR Percy Harvin, MIN vs. DAL

Harvin looked like an elite receiver Monday night against the Jets, and you can expect even bigger plays from Harvin as the season progresses.  When Rice and Moss are both out wide, expect big things from Harvin in the slot the second half of the season.

Projected stats: 7 catches, 132 yards, 1 TD, 1 rush, 10 yards

RB Ryan Torain, WSH vs. IND

The banged up Packers defense shut down the run pretty well last week, but that is what they do best.  Indy gives up over 140 rush YPG, and with the Redskins power football mentality, look for 100+ from Torain.

Projected stats: 22 rushes, 132  yards, 1 TD, 4 catches, 36  yards

TE Tony Moeaki, KC @ HOU

The Texans struggle against the pass, and the rookie TE from Iowa should be able to exploit this. Cassel seems to have a nice chemistry with him, and that shouldn’t change this week.

Projected stats: 6 catches, 76 yards, 1 TD


QB Tony Romo, DAL @MIN

A desperation game for both 1-3 teams. Romo is used to playing in a big dome, but in hostile territory he will struggle. Only expect a TD and around 250 yards.

Projected stats: 22/38, 248 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 3 rushes, 18 yards

WR Wes Welker, NE vs. BAL

The Ravens’ pass defense seems only susceptible to big plays downfield, and that’s not Welker’s game.  They should be able to bottle him up, even though he should be the featured receiver in NE with the departure of Randy Moss.

Projected stats: 5 catches, 41  yards, 0 TD

RB Jahvid Best, DET @ NYG

Best has still put up respectable numbers with the turf toe injury, but it will nag him all season.  The Giants are looking like one of the top NFL teams right now, and Best will be held in check on Sunday.

Projected stats: 10 carries, 29 yards, 0 TD, 6  catches, 21 yards

TE Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN vs. DAL

Favre is now focused on getting the ball when he is in trouble to his big outside receiver, Randy Moss.  This will mean fewer targets for Shiancoe.

Projected stats: 3 catches, 37 yards, 0 TD

Good luck in your leagues in week 6!

About the author: Wayne Makela

Wayne Makela heads up the weekly Star/Sit column here at NFLSoup. He is a teacher and coach in Green Bay, WI. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in May 2008 and was a sports announcer for the football, basketball, volleyball, and baseball teams at Concordia. Wayne has been a fantasy football commissioner for 11 years and currently resides in De Pere, WI with his wife.

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