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After six weeks, you know where your team stands. I have heard that if you’re 2-4 at this point then there is no chance of making the playoffs. I heavily disagree. In one of my leagues I am 2-4 and there are a bunch of teams that are 3-3. If I can pull off a few wins in a row, then I am in great position. If you need to make a trade then I say this is the last week to do it. Week 7 will decide your fate.
Cowboys QB Tony Romo will miss at least four weeks due to a broken pinkie finger he suffered in the loss to Arizona on Sunday. Brad Johnson will take over as QB in Romo’s absence.
The Detroit Lions traded WR Roy Williams to the Dallas Cowboys and received a 1st, 3rd, and 6th round pick in 2009 and a 7th round pick in 2010. Williams was having a tough time in Detroit this season with just 232 yds and 1 TD. We’ll have to wait until Tony Romo returns to see how explosive Williams can be.
Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Kitna couldn’t get the ball rolling in Detroit with 758 yds, 5 TD, and 5 INT in 4 games played. Dan Orlovsky will be the starter for the near future. Personally, I think this may open up the run-heavy offense that Detroit was going to implement at the start of the season.
Now for the winners and losers from Week 6.
Braylon Edwards (WR), Cleveland Browns: You know, I hate to say I told you so but, I told you so. Edwards had by far his best game of ’08 with 154 yds and a TD.
Derek Anderson (QB), Cleveland Browns: Anderson has fended off Brady Quinn for at least one more week by going 18-29 with 310 yds and 2 TD.
Maurice Jones-Drew (RB), Jacksonville Jaguars: MJD ran all over Denver’s terrible defense with 22 carries for 125 yds and a pair of TD.
Terrell Owens (WR), Dallas Cowboys: Owens failed to impress anyone with just 36 yds receiving on Sunday.
Santana Moss (WR), Washington Redskins: Moss had his worst game of the season with only two receptions for 22 yds.
New York Giants Defense: The Giants were finally exposed for the mediocre defense they were when the high-powered Browns offense had a field day on Monday Night Football. No, I am not mentioning this just to prove that I once again called it. New York allowed 29 points on defense and failed to record a sack, INT, forced fumble, fumble recovery, or anything of use to your fantasy team.
Dominic Rhodes (RB), Indianapolis Colts: Replacing an injured Joseph Addai, Rhodes ran for 73 yds and a TD.
Patrick Cobbs (RB), Miami Dolphins: Cobbs had a couple of huge plays last Sunday and had 138 receving yds and 2 TD.
Malcom Floyd (WR), San Diego Chargers: Floyd and Philip Rivers connected for 75 yds and TD in the Chargers’ victory over New England on Sunday.