Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans--8:20 PM (THURS)
Start--Antonio Brown, WR (PIT)
Reason--Forget Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown has turned into Big Ben’s favorite wide receiver this season targeting him a team-leading 39 times. He has hauled in seven receptions in each of his last three games and the Titans secondary is vulnerable so this has the making of being a great game for Brown this week.
St. Louis Rams at Miami Dolphins--1:00 PM
Sit--Steven Jackson, RB (STL)
Reason--The Dolphins have yet to allow a 100-yard rusher this season and has given up just 82 yards combined to opposing running backs in their last two games. Steven Jackson has yet to rush for 100 yards in a game this season and has just 81 yards in two road games so this doesn’t appear to be a good matchup for Jackson owners.
Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens--1:00 PM
Sit--Tony Romo, QB (DAL)
Reason--The Ravens defense has allowed just two passing touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season while forcing six interceptions. The Cowboys will have to control the ground game, which is the Ravens one weakness, if they want to get a victory so don’t expect too much production in the passing game from Tony Romo this week.
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles--1:00 PM
Start--Brent Celek, TE (PHI)
Reason--The Eagles passing game has been very inconsistent this season, but quarterback Michael Vick has been targeting Brent Celek on a consistent basis each and every week. Celek found the end zone for the first time last week and is matched up against a Lions defense that has had trouble defending the tight end, allowing three touchdowns to opposing tight ends in just four games.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns--1:00 PM
Start--BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB (CIN)
Reason--BenJarvus Green-Ellis may have had a rough game in Week 4, but this week will be a different story as he is matched up against a Browns defense that has allowed three 100-yard rushers in five games. Expect Green-Ellis to get plenty of carries in this matchup including plenty of red zone opportunities.
Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets--1:00 PM
Start--Vick Ballard, RB (IND)
Reason--The Jets defense used to be ferocious, but this year is a different story as they have allowed over 20 fantasy points to opposing running backs in four of the team’s first five games. With Donald Brown out after knee surgery, it opened the door for Ballard to take on the full worklaod out fo the backfield making him a solid play this week.
Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers--1:00 PM
Sit-- Mike Williams, WR (TB)
Reason--Mike Williams found the end zone in the Buccaneers first two games, but failed to keep the streak going in Week 3 and Week 4. The Chiefs defense has gotten healthy over the last two weeks and has allowed just nine fantasy points to opposing wide receivers over that span, so I don’t recommend starting Williams this week.
Oakland Raiders at Atlanta Falcons--1:00 PM
Start--Michael Turner, RB (ATL)
Reason--The Raiders have been torched on the ground this season and this week should be no different going up against the Falcons this week. Despite what all the haters said this offseason, Michael Turner has put together a solid season and that should continue this week as the Falcons should get an early lead in this one and look for him to grind out the game to a Falcons victory.
New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks--4:05 PM
Sit--Stevan Ridley, RB (NE)
Reason--Stevan Ridley may be the No. 1 running back for the Patriots, but there are plenty of mouths to feed in their backfield. This week they are matched up against a Seahawks defense that has allowed just 215 rushing yards to opposing running backs this season and play great at home, so this is a bad week to start Ridley.
Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals--4:05 PM
Start--Kevin Kolb, QB (ARI)
Reason--To say the Bills have been torched through the air this season would be an understatement, allowing 12 passing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks this season, and this week should be no different. The Cardinals backfield is a mess right now so Kolb will be relied upon to carry the workload. Expect a big day through the air from Kolb and the Cardinals passing game.
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers--4:25 PM
Sit--Ahmad Bradshaw, RB (NYG)
Reason--The Giants running game may be improved from a season ago, but this week they are matched up against a 49ers defense that has yet to allow a rushing touchdown to opposing running backs this season. While Ahmad Bradshaw may get some looks in the Giants passing game, it isn’t worth the gamble of starting him this week.
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins--4:25 PM
Start--Fred Davis, TE (WAS)
Reason--The suggestion of starting Fred Davis relies heavily on the status on Robert Griffin III this week as he recovers from a concussion, but if he plays Davis is a must-start this week. Davis has become Griffin’s favorite target over the last three weeks and their upcoming matchup with the Vikings is very favorable for their chemistry to continue to grow.
Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans--8:20 PM
Sit--Houston Texans Defense/Special Teams (HOU)
Reason--The Texans schedule has been very favorable over the first five weeks of the season, but in Week 6 they are matched up against the Packers, who should be able to bring them back to Earth. I’m not saying the Packers will completely breakdown their defense, but if you are expecting the production from the first five weeks, it just isn’t going to happen.
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers--8:30 PM (MON)
Sit--Antonio Gates, TE (SD)
Reason--The Chargers have had success through the air this season, but with no help from Antonio Gates. He has just 13 receptions for 143 yards this season through four games and until he proves otherwise, he isn’t a good play against any team.
Week 6 Bye Weeks-- Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers
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