Oct 14, 2010
Although there are four teams on a bye in Week 6, the impact on fantasy football owners may turn out to be minimal. The Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals all have the week off, so unless you are relying on the likes of Terrell Owens or Larry Fitzgerald you shouldn’t be hurt by the bye week. However some notable injuries and the return to Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may impact lineup decisions this week. Take a look at our “Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Start ‘Ems” for Week 6 to see who you can count on in your fantasy lineup.
QUARTERBACKS - START ‘EM
Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) vs. Cleveland
The much anticipated return of Roethlisberger finally comes this week as the Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have been decent against the pass this season, but both times an opposing quarterback has attempted over 30 passes against them this season they allowed over 250 passing yards while allowing five passing touchdowns in those games. In his first start against the Browns in 2009, which was also a home game, Roethlisberger had 417 passing yards while completing nearly 66 percent of his passes so even if he does not throw a lot in his season debut he should find some success. If you drafted Roethlisberger and hung onto him without giving in to any temptation to trade him, feel free to plug him into your lineup this week.
Mark Sanchez (New York Jets) @ Denver
Sanchez did not play as well in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings as he had in the previous three games, as he failed to complete 50 percent of his passes and was held without a touchdown pass for the first time since Week 1. But Week 5 could bring a return to success against the Denver Broncos. Denver has allowed 17 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, and all three of their interceptions came in Week 2 against Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks. Sanchez should be able to find some success throwing downfield to wide receivers Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards against a banged up Broncos’ secondary that will be without cornerback Andre Goodman (thigh) and safety Brian Dawkins (knee). Linebacker Robert Ayers (foot), arguably Denver’s best pass rusher right now, is also out this week. Sanchez is a very solid quarterback in Week 6 and can be considered as your No.1 option.
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