Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Sit’em column, which takes a look at unfavorable matchups and how they might impact lineup decisions for your fantasy football roster. Let’s take a look at some players that you may want to consider benching for Week 6. If you have any start’em sit’em questions feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.


Eli Manning NYG VS. CHI

Cannot trust Peyton’s little brother until the Giants show some offensive continuity. Cruz is a great wide receiver, but interceptions and a few long bombs don’t make for fantasy gold. Sit him this week.

Matthew Stafford DET VS. CLE

Does Stafford believe in his other receivers outside of Calvin Johnson? Apparently not, especially after watching that pathetic performance last weekend. If Megatron is ready to go he’ll be blanked by shutdown corner, Joe Haden from the Browns. I don’t like Stafford this week either.

Wide Receivers

Dwayne Bowe KC VS. OAK

Tie a Bowe on it, this guy has hit rock bottom in the Chiefs conservative offense. Oakland can be beat deep, but will Smith throw it is the better question. My bet is no and the result is another pedestrian effort.

Eddie Royal SD VS. IND

He’ll royally disappoint you against a stronger than you would expect Colts defense. Gates is River’s guy and Royal shows flashes, but he lacks consistency. You can do better at receiver.

Running Backs

Chris Johnson TEN VS. SEA

CJ2K, is that his name? He’s certainly not earned it the past 2 seasons. In fact, he belongs square on that bench until he can prove himself otherwise worthy of something other than a change of pace. Seattle is not a place for him to start to get it going, no way jose.

Eddie Lacy GB VS. BAL

While he came back from his injury with a strong performance last week, this Ravens defense does have some playmakers up front. I don’t expect Green Bay to be able to run all over them. I do expect passing yards though, which is where they’ll get beat.

Tight Ends

Kellen Winslow NYJ VS. PIT

Winslow has turned in solid numbers thus far. He snuck in a TD on Monday night vs. the Falcons too. I think that stops against a desperate Steeler squad and so does Geno’s ascent towards fantasy relevance.

Jared Cook STL VS. HOU

Cook jumped out the gates this season to a fast start. However, he’s looked less impressive over the last 3 games and Houston doesn’t concede much down the middle. Consider other options this week.


Baltimore Ravens BAL VS. GB

Ravens aren’t going to be bullied at home, but I don’t think the Packers are going to make it easy on them. A mature offense led by one of the best QBs can be a quandary for any defensive coordinator. Better choices out there this week, leave your B’more D on the bench.