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Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

Week 6 QB/DEF bullet points

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Andy Dalton should be due for a bounce back game against a injury-plagued Carolina defense. Andy Dalton should be due for a bounce back game against a injury-plagued Carolina defense. Mark Runyon | Pro Football Schedules

Editor's note: These are bullet points used to help explain our weekly QB/DEF rankings for Week 6. You can view the QB/DEF rankings here and here.

  • Matt Ryan rises 13 spots in the rankings from week 5 to #2 despite coming off of a down game.   He comes home to face a decimated Bears team (S Chris Conte, DT Jeremiah Ratliff, LB Shea McClellin, LB Jon Bostic injured) that just allowed Cam Newton to dismantle them in the pocket.  Matt Ryan is 5 times the pocket passer Newton is.  High scoring shootout and many fantasy points for Ryan
  • The Carolina Panthers losses of Captain Munnerlyn and Mike Mitchell, key pieces from a dominant 2013 defense, have proven to be costly. They rank 23rd against fantasy QBs through week 5 and they benched starting CB Melvin White this past week.  His replacement Josh Norman got injured in his first game in a starting role. Expect the Bengals to bounce back this week and a top 10 finish for Andy Dalton against this struggling Panthers unit.
  • ·Does Brian Hoyer’s ranking look a little high? Listen to Friday’s podcast and read the week 6 sleepers and busts article to find out why. 
  •  Tony Romo goes into Seattle this week. He’s on a roll and is very good, but Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning can tell you that doesn’t matter in Seattle (3 TD/2 INT combined at Seattle).  
  • Minnesota is a sneaky plug and play this week. They are on 10 days rest and facing a team they should be very familiar with, the Lions, who are down Calvin Johnson and maybe one or both of their RBs.  Detroit is known for being a high powered offense but it surely didn’t look that way after Calvin went down last week and wasn’t out there playing his decoy role.

  • Don’t be afraid to use the Rams Defense in a home game against the 49ers. Colin Kaepernick is getting away with making shaky decisions, and bad throws. He isn’t really playing great football when you look at the film. Look for Robert Quinn and/or Janoris Jenkins to make a big play or 2 in a low scoring affair.

  • Keep riding Philadelphia Defense/ST.  They are #1 fantasy defense through 5 weeks by a lot because of their TD creating ability.  Combined their defense and special teams have an incredible 7 TD in 5 games and have scored at least 1 TD in 4 separate games.  The Giants are playing great football but take note, they are very shaky on special teams.


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