You’ve been reading the latest news, checking in with all the strategy articles and have obviously gone through as many start/sit columns you can find. But the more information you have, the better off you are and some of the most useful advice pieces are the ones that have the most updated injury information and expected team game plans. So with that, here are some of my last-minute thoughts with regard to the NFL Week 6 match-ups and how they should be affecting your fantasy football lineup. Remember, we’re not here to tell you that you should start Drew Brees or Marshawn Lynch, so unless the match-up is so ridiculously unfavorable, we’ll just assume that you are wisely keeping your studs in your active lineup. We’re looking at the role players here.
It's Week 6, and things are starting to crystallize in the world of fantasy football. Guys like Vick and Daniels can't stay healthy, what a shock. Guys like Brees and Romo continue to get it done, what a shock. Youngsters like Lacy and Cameron are establishing themselves as weekly starters. Which fellas on the gridiron have the best matchups for Week 6? So glad you asked as we've got a lot of information to share with you in your quest to emerge with the “W” in the sixth week of the NFL season.
We, as writers, walk a very fine line each week. On one hand, we want to report the latest news and information to you in a timely and relatively unbiased fashion. You want to hear exactly what’s going on with your players and what our thoughts are moving forward with regard to their fantasy value. But while we’re supposed to be 90-percent fact and 10-percent opinion, we too play the game and sometimes the lines get blurred. We have our favorites, usually the guys we’ve drafted or have been hyping up to you these last few months, and all too often when those guys let us down, there’s a certain amount of frustration that takes center stage with us. And that’s what today’s column is all about. The opinions expressed in this article belong to me and me alone. Many of the assessments and evaluations of players will be steeped in facts that should prove to be very helpful to you in your fantasy season, but there’s also going to be plenty of ranting and raving as well. Bordering on lunatic? Perhaps, at times. But sometimes even those to whom you go to for advice need a forum just to vent.
Given the recent match-up article written by Ray Flowers earlier in the week, I’d like to avoid the redundancy of a full-blown fantasy football game capsule piece. Instead, I’ll simply go through each match-up and cite a player or two who I think could find a fair amount of success this Sunday (and Monday). I may agree with Ray on some and I may disagree on others, but you should get the full spectrum of necessary information needed to set your lineup for optimal points. And if we skipped over someone you may have a question about, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or email. I’ll be happy to answer your questions. But in the meantime…
Both the NFL and fantasy football community are all abuzz with the recent news that the Cleveland Browns just traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a future first-round pick. Apparently Richardson doesn’t fit into coach Rob Chudzinski’s offensive game plan and the team would rather just tank the year than go on fooling themselves, thinking that T-Rich is part of the problem and not the solution. Whaaaaat? That loud boom you’re hearing right now is the collective heads of football fans everywhere whose minds have been blown by today’s actions. But rather than continue down this path that only leads to the declaration of the Browns’ stupidity, let’s be productive and talk about the fantasy football impact that this trade will have moving forward.