Predicting Fantasy Studs and Winners of Biggest Games

Fantasy FootballNFL Picks Week 6: Predicting Fantasy Studs and Winners of Biggest GamesBrian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIOctober 10, 2014There are a number of huge games on tap for Week 6 in the NFL. Division matchups and vital conference clashes that could determine tiebreakers for the playoffs are headed our way on Sunday.

When the smoke clears, the winners will be in control in their divisions or saved from a panicked fanbase for at least another week. In each of those games, and the others on the schedule, one player or unit has the potential to pay big dividends for fantasy owners.

We take a look at the upcoming schedule, pick the winners and identify the potential fantasy stud in every matchup. Louis Rams San FranciscoColin KaepernickSt. Louis gets almost no pass rush. The Falcons are one of the worst defensive teams in the NFL. Through five games, the team has a total of four sacks.

If any team gives Jay Cutler that much time to find any of the abundance of weapons he has on offense, the enigmatic quarterback should put a good number of points on the board. Multiple INTs in 3/5 games. Sounds about right.

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Sounds like an easy win for the Bears, right? Not so fast.

Chicago’s defense hasn’t proved to be wholesale jerseys
formidable when healthy, but when you consider the secondary is mangled with injuries, the prospect of facing an explosive Falcons offense becomes scarier.

Matt Ryan’s crew of Julio Jones and Roddy White is perhaps the only wide receiver tandem in the same ballpark as the Bears’ Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

Translation: There’s going to be a lot of scoring.

The Bears are my pick only because their defensive line is more capable of making a big play to create a turnover than Atlanta’s.

Willie Young is tied for third in the NFL with five sacks, and rookie corner back Kyle Fuller is tied for the lead in interceptions with three. The two quarterbacks have both had their issues taking care of the ball, but the EaglesNick Foles has really struggled recently.

After throwing just two picks all of 2013, he’s already thrown five this season and fumbled four times. The Eagles defense has bailed him out, but that can’t be counted on against a red hot Giants team.

Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions in 2013, and he began the season as if he would exceed that mark in 2014. He threw four picks in the team’s first two games. Since then, Manning has thrown just one interception, and the Giants are on a three game win streak. He’s leading one of the most balanced offenses in the NFL, and the Cowboys have won four in a row. It not about them. Quarterback Russell Wilson continues to show just how good he is in the clutch, but the Seattle defense isn’t as fierce this season.

Last year’s team only allowed five opponents to score 20 points against it all season. In 2014, opponents are averaging 20.75 points against Seattle.

With DeMarco Murray pounding away on the ground, and Dez Bryant and Jason Witten providing targets for Romo, Dallas’ offense will make the plays necessary to slay the champs at home.


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