How about that rookie quarterback from TCU? Andy Dalton has been clutch in key points in games this season and already has a nickname: The Red Rifle. Not to mention, all three of the Cincinnati Bengals wins have been fourth quarter comebacks led by Dalton.
Week six brings more key divisional match-ups and more bye weeks. Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego and Seattle all have byes this week. On to the guys I’m high and low on for week six.
Guys I’m High On:
Tony Romo QB Dallas at New England – The constant with the New England defense is to start your quarterbacks against them. The Patriots have made average quarterbacks look stellar and Romo is in no fantasy slump.
Michael Turner RB Atlanta versus Carolina – As good as Carolina has been against the pass this season, it has been terrible against the run. After struggling through the first five weeks of the season, look for the Falcons to get back to the running game to set up Matt Ryan and the passing game.
Peyton Hillis RB Cleveland at Oakland – Over the past few weeks, Hillis has been hindered by an illness and lack of touches. He should get back on track here, as Cleveland must realize that Colt McCoy throwing the ball 60 or so times is not the way to win ball games.
A.J. Green WR Cincinnati versus Indianapolis – Green has been one of the most surprising stories of this year so far. As a rookie receiver with a rookie quarterback and no offseason, Green was not in the best situation. But through all of that, he has become Andy Dalton’s favorite target and should continue to get the majority of the looks.
Guys I’m Low On:
Matt Schaub QB Houston at Baltimore – Baltimore has been the best defense in the league so far this season. Schaub has struggled of late, and without his stud wideout Andre Johnson, this match-up keeps looking worse and worse.
Rex Grossman QB Washington versus Philadelphia – Even though the Eagles have been a huge disappointment on defense, this is Grossman we are talking about here. I like Philly’s defense to get back on track here and force Grossman to make one too many mistakes.
Frank Gore RB San Francisco at Detroit – The Lions’ defensive line has been awesome this year and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down. Gore may get his yards and points, but Detroit’s defense will make the 49ers one-dimensional while forcing Gore to stay in and block, taking him out of the game.
Brandon Marshall WR Miami at New York Jets – Matt Moore is not the long-term answer in Miami. It is yet to be seen whether or not he will have good chemistry with Marshall, but I can’t see it against one of the best defenses in the league. Oh, and he also has to deal with Revis Island.
So those are the guys I’m high and low on for week six. That, my friends, is Factually Correct.
Judge Howell is a junior strategic communication major from Plano, Texas.