Fantasy Football Roundup: Week Six

Story posted October 11, 2013 in CommRadio, Sports by Connor DeKranis

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have been in the news week in and week out, these first six weeks of the 2013-2014 NFL season. Whether it be Manning putting up the most fantasy points of ANY player week-to-week, or the team edging out the Dallas Cowboys 51-48 in a quarterback duel, the Broncos are THE team to talk about this year.

The ‘Bronco’s Headline’ this week, if you will, isn’t coming from the Mile-High City, but instead the City of Sin. Vegas bookkeepers are favoriting the Denver Broncos by 28 POINTS this week as they match up against the dismal Jacksonville Jaguars. This is the biggest point spread in NFL history. Having said that, I advise you start anyone you possess on the Broncos. ANYONE!  The Jags are 10th in the league in opponent’s passing yards per game, and dead last in the league in opponent’s rushing yards per game. Expect a lot of points from the Broncos offense this week. 

QB: Who Do I Start?

• Robert Griffin III (WASH): There is no question that RGIII has been underwhelming this season. However, can you really blame him?

After returning from offseason ACL surgery, RGIII was thrown into regular season play without any preseason tune-up games. Many thought not playing in the preseason would affect RGIII, but at this point in the season, it clearly has.

After four weeks of play, which basically acted as his preseason, and a bye week, expect to see a largely improved RGIII. Also, his Redskins are going up against the 31st ranked pass defense of the Dallas Cowboys. This should be reason enough to risk starting RGIII, as there is potential for a huge outing. And a huge outing equals a large number of fantasy points, which equals happy fantasy owner.

RB: Who Do I Start?

• Knowshon Moreno (DEN): This is a fairly easy decision as the Broncos opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, have allowed 4.9 yards per carry this season so far, ranking them fourth worst in the league in this category. Additionally, the Jags have allowed a league-worst 161 rushing yards per game. Moreno has shown he can be a force in a pass-centered team with four touchdowns on the season so far. Also, Moreno has not broken 100 yards in a single game yet this season, so expect him to be hungry to break that number.

WR: Who Do I Start?

• Torrey Smith (BAL): Smith has proven that he can be a consistent starter for fantasy owners everywhere. The Ravens wide receiver is averaging 12 fantasy points an outing, and expect him to meet this standard, or even exceed it, as he goes up against a 26th ranked Green Bay pass defense. Finally, with only one touchdown on the season, look for Smith to be sniffing out the endzone Sunday afternoon.

TE: Who Do I Start?

• Garrett Graham (HOU): Even with the presence of Owen Daniels, Graham had been targeted at least five times in four separate games this season, catching three of those passes for touchdowns. With Daniels out for at least the next month with a broken leg, expect Graham’s targets to increase, as well as his receptions, and hopefully touchdowns.