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Fantasy Football Report: Week 6

Matt Cassel

Speaking of Brett Favre’s penis…

Forget it, the well has dried up on that story. No, this past week in football has been highlighted by helmet-to-helmet hits. With three fines being dished out and very real threats of suspensions in the future, the fantasy world has been left scrambling for DeSean Jackson replacements.

Speaking of helmets, Brett Favre was trying to use his helmet to…

Sorry, sorry, I promised I would stop.

Injury Bug

  • As I mentioned in between Favre penis jokes, Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson took the nastiest of the helmet-to-helmet hits at the hands of Dunta Robinson and he suffered a concussion. Andy Reid said it would be a stretch to expect Jackson to play Sunday.
  • Detroit lost another QB on Sunday as Shaun Hill suffered a broken forearm and will miss several weeks. Matthew Stafford on the other hand is cleared to return for Detroit’s next game on Halloween against Washington.
  • Add another concussion to the tally as Redskins TE Chris Cooley ended up pulling himself from Sunday night’s game after taking a nasty hit. Since he prevented himself from further injury, he is likely to play in week 7.

Who’s Making Noise

  • The Vick-Kolb QB controversy got even stickier as Kevin Kolb had a monster day by throwing for 323 yds and 3 TD. With this showing, it means that you can’t go wrong with any Eagles QB.
  • The idea of throwing an undrafted rookie into your stating offense is shaky. However, the Saints were without Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, so they had to use Chris Ivory, and he rewarded New Orleans with 158 rush yds on 15 carries. He will have another shot at fantasy gold when he faces Cleveland this Sunday.
  • The Chiefs are pissing off Jamaal Charles’ owners by making him split carries with Thomas Jones. Jones owners on the other hand liked the 100 yds and 1 TD.
  • Would Deion Branch put up fantasy-worthy numbers in New England? Well, his first game back produced 98 yds and a TD, so maybe all he needed was a little Brady added to his game.
  • I know most of you are Matt Cassel haters, but he did unleash a 3 TD game on Sunday with 201 yds. This makes 6 TD and 1 INT in his last three games. His next stop: Jacksonville’s 5th worst pass defense in week 7.

Big Busts

  • Dallas continues to struggle and it hit Miles Austin on Sunday as he had a season-low 2 catches for 12 yds.
  • The Giants’ leading receiver, Hakeem Nicks, managed three receptions, but for only 8 yds. Charles B. Tripp could have had a better day receiving. Yeah, quite a reference on my part. Just google it.
  • After a career day in week 6 with over 200 receiving yds, Malcom Floyd managed just 15 yds against St. Louis.

What Does Big Ben’s Return Mean?

Well in one simple sense, it means more looks for veteran Hines Ward. Ward and Roethlisberger go together like Roethlisberger and an unwanted sexual advance.

Big Ben’s presence led to Ward’s second TD of the season and Ward led all receivers on the Steelers on Sunday with 8 targets. Clearly, Roethlisberger loves looking his way.

The Final Word on Week 6: Pick Up Kenny Britt

While not racking uo major yardage (16 receptions, 209 yds), Titans WR Kenny Britt has been the go-to guy in the red zone. He has found the end zone in four straight games.

It is obvious when Chris Johnson can’t bang it in from 2 yds out, the Titans elect to dump it to Britt in the endzone.

Hey, nobody likes 30 yds or less from a starting receiver, but if you are looking for bye week fillers, then Britt is the hot hand right now.

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Discussion

2 comments for “Fantasy Football Report: Week 6”

  1. Oh lordy lordy, Big Ben is back. I’m imagining he is so well rested he’ll run circles around defenders in the pocket right before he dinks-and-dunks to major fantasy points.

    Posted by Dan Pitrowiski | October 20, 2010, 12:53 pm
  2. [...] hope you all listened to me last week when I told you to pick up Kenny Britt. The Titans’ receiver had more yards on Sunday than he [...]

    Posted by Fantasy Football Report: Week 7 | Sports of Boston | October 26, 2010, 8:05 pm

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