Our Week 6 sit ’em features regular fantasy starters who could fail to meet expectations based on the strength of their opponent. For your final lineup decisions, check out our Week 6 player rankings and if you have any fantasy football questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.


Cam Newton CAR @ CIN

The Cam man is becoming a regular to this segment. It’s not his fault, he’s just not surrounded with a ton of talent and when you have a guy named Fozzy as your second string running back, that never helps. The Bengals are beastly at home, so disregard last week’s poor showing against New England. Newton stands better odds of looking at fig newton than the Heisman trophy winner from Auburn on Sunday. Sit.

Tony Romo DAL @ SEA

Tony Romo’s having a solid start to the season and the Cowboys are a contender. However, this week it’s Seattle and the legion of boom at home who are going to make it a long day for him. The deafening crowd at the CLink will make it a hard day at the office for Romo. While Dez Bryant might put up enough numbers to be fantasy relevant, there’s no question that Seattle will be dialing up blitzes and schemes to get Tony to turn it over. Sit’em.

Running Backs

Chris Johnson NYJ VS DEN

CJ2K is no longer. He’s losing out on the battle of the backfield to Ivory now and he’s looked worse behind a beleaguered Jets offensive line. Denver has bulked up its defense from the offseason moves it made. While he might have gone before the 5th round in your draft, that doesn’t mean start him regardless. Understand the matchup and trends and sit Chris Johnson on your bench this Sunday.

Ronnie Hillman DEN @ NYJ

Man down in Denver! The Ball is out with a groin injury, so in steps Ronnie to make the most of the Broncos unstoppable offense. Hillman might be the main guy but there’s reason to believe he’ll have competition from rookie Juwan Thompson. Hillman’s had fumbilitis issues in the past and the Jets have a very good rush defense. Rex’s job will be on the line again this season if they can’t get it turned around so I expect as a good an effort as they can give at home this weekend. Hillman is a sit.

Wide Receivers

Pierre Garcon WAS @ AZ

Pierre Garcon was more of a distraction than a player on Monday Night Football. While pulling Richard Sherman’s hair won’t make him any friends it will get the attention of the NFL and the officials. Don’t expect Garcon to get many calls and going up against the 2nd best cornerback in Patrick Patterson on Sunday won’t help any either. Non, non, Monsieur Garcon. Sit him and let him play with his own hair this week.

Cordarrelle Patterson MIN VS DET

Patterson has yet to develop into the big time receiver that many expected him to be this season. The raw talent is there, but the Quarterback situation is a problem. If Teddy can step it up and they target him enough, then Cordarrelle will have relevance. That might be more of a wish than a reality though come Sunday. Detroit is beatable, but until there’s confidence in the QB under center, there’s not much confidence in starting CP. Sit’em this week.

Tight Ends

Zach Miller SEA VS DAL

Miller isn’t getting the looks in Seattle’s offense. Willson is seeing more reps at tight end and Russell has been tucking and running instead of using the tight end as an outlet. Millertime another time. Dallas isn’t as horrible as it appears on defense, and Miller belongs as a free agent in your league.

Ladarius Green SD @ OAK

Green is the odd tight-end out in the Chargers offense. Antonio Gates looks like the Golden Gates of years past after last weekend’s dominant performance. While Oakland is generous to most offenses, I only like Green if the game is a blowout. Even in a blow-out, they might sit Green. He’ll be a stud one day, just not this week and maybe not this season.


Dallas Cowboys DAL @ SEA

They’re playing the defending Super Bowl champions in Seattle. It’s going to get ugly folks. This defense is ill prepared for the Russell Wilson read-option and pain that they’ll bring to the Cowboys. I expect Seattle to hang at least 35 points on Big D this Sunday. Expect negative points for Dallas and that’s a negative if you’re thinking of starting them.