Fantasy Football Bold Moves | Week 6
Week 5 for fantasy football made me pay a bit more with bold moves.
Starting Julio Jones over Steve Smith was a poor choice, and I lost a total of four points by going with Eli Manning over Cam Newton, as well as Beanie Wells over MJD.
But Jared Cook, and Cincinnati’s defense gave me bigger numbers over Dallas Clark and Philadelphia.
Here are some bold moves for Week 6′s NFL matchups.
Jason Campbell, QB, Oakland Raiders over Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan looks to rebound this week, at home, against Carolina. He’s usually very good at home, but just lost Julio Jones.
Jason Campbell gets to face a Cleveland secondary that features a banged up Joe Haden and Sheldon Brown.
Campbell also has Chaz Schilens and Jacoby Ford back to go with Denarius Moore and an improving Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Earnest Graham, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Steven Jackson, RB, St. Louis
This call may take the cake in terms of boldness.
Assuming Graham gets the start, he’ll be the feature back for the Buccaneers in place of the injured LeGarrette Blount (knee).
Graham can run well and make plays out of the backfield and gets a decent matchup against the Saints.
Jackson has to face a Packers defense that is doing a lot of bending but not breaking.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Indianapolis Colts over Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Carolina doesn’t have to deal with Julio Jones in Week 6, and Roddy White has been struggling.
Carolina also is 12th against #1 receivers. Cincinnati is going to keep Painter from going off, but Leon Hall against Reggie Wayne is just one matchup.
Against #2 receivers, the Bengals are among the worst in the league in shutting down.
Delanie Walker, TE, San Francisco 49ers over Ben Watson, TE, Cleveland Browns
With the injuries to San Francisco wide receivers, and the ineffectiveness of Michael Crabtree, Walker is forced to step up.
Walker could see reps as a wide receiver in some sets, as well as a lot of two TE sets for Jim Harbaugh.
Detroit is also among the leagues worst against tight ends.
Ben Watson is still quite solid, and just about the only member of the Browns offense that can catch outside of Evan Moore who never plays.
Watson goes up against a Raiders defense that is fourth against opposing tight ends.
Minnesota Vikings Defense over San Francisco 49ers Defense
The Vikings are really going to get a lot of pressure on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Cutler has been sacked quite a bit, and while they may give up some points, they should be able to force a few turnovers.
San Francisco’s talented defense has to find an answer for Matthew Stafford, Jahvid Best, Calvin Johnson, and Brandon Pettigrew.
It won’t be an easy task.