The same is true every week, but injuries are absolutely killing fantasy football owners these days. Thus, everyone is in need of a little help when it comes to setting their starting lineups. Here’s everything you need to know in Week 6:
Robert Griffin III hasn’t exactly been a fantasy stud in 2013, but he’s going up against a Dallas Cowboys defense that has allowed more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks than any other team in the league this year, so expect a bounce back game for RG3. On the flip side, many fantasy owners have been starting Terrelle Pryor this year, but you shouldn’t in Week 6 because the Kansas City Chiefs are not kind to opposing signal-callers.
Willis McGahee hasn’t put up huge numbers since signing with the Cleveland Browns, but he’s getting plenty of work and that should equal fantasy points against a porous Detroit Lions run defense in Week 6. However, site Chris Johnson if you possibly can because the Seattle Seahawks‘ defense has allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing runners this year.
Put Vincent Jackson in your lineup this week. I know he hasn’t been anything to write home about this year, but the Philadelphia Eagles have given up more fantasy points to opposing receivers than any other team in the league this year, so he’s in for a bounce back game. And you might call me crazy, but you should sit Larry Fitzgerald this week if at all possible because the San Francisco 49ers have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers in 2013.
Jermichael Finely hasn’t been great this year, but he should bounce back against a Baltimore Ravens defense that has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year, so start him with confidence. On the flip side, Kyle Rudolph needs to be on your bench this week because the Carolina Panthers have not been kind to opposing tight ends this year.
Finally, put the Cincinnati Bengals‘ defense in your lineup this week because they’re hot and the Buffalo Bills‘ offense is not, so Cincy is a nice play this week. However, the Ravens’ usually reliable defense is likely in for a long day against the Green Bay Packers‘ dynamic offense, so sit Baltimore if you can.
And last but not least — well, kickers are least, so we don’t include them. Good luck in Week 6.