Fantasy Football NFL Week 6: Start, Sit Decisions

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 10, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 7, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Here’s a look at LestersLegends' sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the sixth week of the 2012 NFL season.



Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Roethlisberger is coming off a win in which he threw for 207 yards without a touchdown. He threw multiple touchdown passes in the first three games. Mendenhall (knee) is back so it should be a more balanced attack, but he’s playing on a short week. Big Ben should be a nice option against a Titans team that has allowed 12 passing touchdowns.

Andrew Luck is another quality option this week.



Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

Since showing up big in the opening day win over the Giants, Romo has thrown two touchdowns and seven interceptions in three games. The Bears destroyed him prior to his bye. The break helps, but facing the Ravens, who have only allowed two touchdown passes this year, hurts Romo's cause.


Running Backs


Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He is averaging just 75.1 total yards and 0.25 touchdowns through four games and is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry. This week should be better facing Kansas City, which is giving up 121.0 yards per game at 4.4 yards per carry.


Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans

Johnson had his moment, shockingly, against Houston. In the four games since he has combined for 69 yards. He hasn’t scored a touchdown and he only has 84 receiving yards to help his cause. He’s going up against Pittsburgh, which is giving up 95.3 rushing yards per game.

Wide Receivers


Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

With 27 receptions, Crabtree ranks in the top 20 in the league. His 311 yards are top 30. The Giants are giving up 261.4 yards and 1.6 touchdown passes per game.


Robert Meachem, San Diego Chargers

After he scored a pair of touchdowns on SNF both Rivers and fantasy owners likely took notice. Denver has allowed nine passing scores and the way Peyton is playing, Rivers will have to throw plenty to keep up.



Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans

He is owned in the majority of leagues, but he should be on your bench. Pittsburgh has allowed 184.8 passing yards per game. They have allowed eight passing touchdowns, but I don’t see Tennessee hurting them there.

Tight Ends


Fred Davis, Washington Redskins

He is averaging 71.3 yards in his past three games. The Vikings have allowed four tight end touchdowns this year.


Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

Gates is averaging just 35.8 yards per game. Until he shows us something, he’s more name than anything else.




Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons rank eighth in scoring defense (18.6 points per game). The Raiders rank 25th in total offense (318.8 yards per game) and 29th in scoring offense (16.8 points per game). Their high-powered offense could make it a one-dimensional game, keeping McFadden from getting loose.


New York Giants

The way the Niners are playing right now I don’t want any parts on a defense facing them.


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