Fantasy Corner: Football

Cade McLaughlin, Contributing Writer

Week 6 Start ’Em:

DeSean Jackson, WR (WSH): Jackson was dominant against a vaunted Seahawk secondary, putting up 157 receiving yards and a touchdown. Look for Jackson to further his new found connection with Kirk Cousins.

Philip Rivers, QB (SD): The best steal at quarterback this year has been Rivers. He was dominant against the Jets this past weekend, passing for 288 yards and three TDs. Going into week six against one of the most dismal defenses in the NFL makes Rivers a clear starter in most formats.

Arian Foster, RB (HOU): Foster is back to looking like the running back that made him the top overall choice in fantasy two years ago. He ran wild for 157 yards and two TDs against Dallas. After this breakout performance, he is worth a start against a weak Indianapolis defense.

Delanie Walker, TE (TEN): Walker has three touchdowns through five weeks, and his 364 receiving yards and 26 catches rank second and fourth respectively among tight ends. With the Jaguars allowing the second-most fantasy points to tight ends this season, Walker will surely find his way to the endzone.

Week 6 Bench ’Em:

Montee Ball, RB (DEN): Ball’s worst game of the season came in week five. Although he faced a stout Cardinals run defense, Ball failed to gain many yards from scrimmage. Supposedly a great offensive complement to Peyton Manning, Ball has just 234 total yards through four games.

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR (MIN): Patterson was absolutely awful this past week against a subpar Green Bay Packers secondary with eight receiving yards. Don’t expect Patterson to perform any better against a tough Lions pass defense in the Vikings’ next matchup.

Michael Crabtree, WR (SF): Although he has dealt with some foot problems, Crabtree looked healthy this past weekend and still didn’t perform. He hasn’t put up consistent numbers, and Colin Kaepernick has found suitable replacements in Brandon Lloyd and Anquan Boldin.

Eagles (D/ST): The Eagles’ defense and special teams have allowed 15 touchdowns this season. Despite the high-scoring start, they’ve allowed more than 25 points in four of five games and face a hot Giants offense.

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