2012 Fantasy Football

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Week 6 War Room

posted by Jeff

The fake football season is nearly half way there (in my best Bon Jovi voice) and that means your team needs all the victories it can get it’s paws on. As you finish up your Sunday morning pancakes and flip on the computer to set your lineups, you will undoubtedly encounter some difficult decisions as a fantasy football roster can make it appear as if half the NFL is either on bye or injured. That is where your pals at The Fake Football come in. Scope out the links below for some last minute help if you are curious about injuries, weather, stats, or the meaning of life itself. As always, feel free to leave you questions in the comments.




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The Matchup Machine is back to inform you of which players will tear up soft defenses on Sunday and which will struggle.

– Facing a tough lineup decision? The Week 6 Start/Sit rundown and Week 6 Last Second Decisions can provide some help.

– Looking for stats? We’ve got WR Target Numbers and Defensive Stats galore!

– Check out the NFL weather report HERE.


Finally, here are The Fake Football Staff Rankings. Leave those questions in the comments below!

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Jeff was the only 7th grader at Sumner Jr. High playing fantasy football in 1995. When he isn't on the diamond playing softball or on the couch watching NFL RedZone, you can catch him on Twitter @Jeff_Brubach.

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  • Thanks Jeff.

    Who do you like between K. Rudolph and J. Gresham?


    • Rudy

  • I need a WR off waiver wire….Who are you guys leaning towards?


    • What guys are available in your league?

  • Hey Guys,

    Is there any chance that you guys are posting the weekly rankings tonight?


    • They will probably be up early tomorrow

  • Just got offered megatron for Julio?? Ppr league should I pull the trigger

    • Ya I’d take Megatron

  • Start/sit P Manning v RG3

  • Would you snatch up Vincent Brown SD to stash and drop Hixon?

    • I think thats a decent idea. With Nicks getting healthier it makes sense

    • Jeff – what are your long term thoughts on Vinny Brown in SD. They’re hurting without a #1 Wide Out – can he be that man? He was well on his way before the injury.

    • Appreciate the help, have a great Sunday!

    • Ya I think he can. SD always moves the ball pretty well and he looked good late last year and this preseason before the injury.

  • One more. Witten or Daniels at TE?

    • Very close, give Daniels a shot

  • Roll with Phil Rivers or Andrew Luck at QB? No Revis for the Jets has me feeling good about his matchup.

    • 6 point TDs 1 point per 50 yards passing

    • Ya, roll with Luck

  • 2 questions. who do i start: rg3, romo or luck. 4 point passing td’s. Also, flex between spiller and maclin? standard scoring. thank you

    • RG3 and Maclin

  • Flex in PPR: Bess or heyward-bey? Thnx!

    • Give DHB a shot

  • 3 WDIS questions:
    pick two: ballard, d. martin, or s. ridley?
    pick one: torrey smith, d. moore, cobb, or maclin?
    pick 1 WR & 1FLEX: T. Smith, Ridley, Cobb, B. Lloyd?

    Thanks a LOT! Don’t like tough decisions because of matchups. Making me question whether I should avoid them during the playoff weeks.

    • Ballard/Martin

  • I am loving Peyton Manning on MNF myself. D. Thomas is going to have a large evening too.

  • Peyton or RG3? Also Jermaine Gresham or Jermichael Finley?

    • Peyton and Gresham. Finley is 50/50 to play or not

  • non-PPR –

    Need to fill 2 WR and 1 Flex – Need 3 from these 4.
    Torrey Smith
    Steven Jackson

    • Maclin, Lloyd, SJax

  • James Jones vs. Hou or Malcolm Floyd (groin) Monday?

    • I like Jones

    • thanks!

  • Doug Martin, Ridley, or Hartline at flex?

    I’m scared NE will use Woodhead like they did against Baltimore.
    Blount is taking Martin’s carries.
    Hartline is going against a rather tough defense in StLouis.

    • I would go with Martin

  • I have Hernandez and Celek at TE. Thinking of starting Celek due to Hernandez’s injury. Thoughts?

    • Definitely start Celek

  • Who to play at flex: William Powell, Sidney Rice, or Aaron Hernandez? Looking for upside, willing to take a risk

    • If that is the case, give Powell a shot. Stay away from Hernandez, he will be limited.

  • Pick two please – Welker, Bowe and Reggie Bush.


    • Welker and Bush

  • F’ me Benson was my deuce and no A.Green. K.Hunter or T.Gerhart? Ppr & .5/Att

    • Roll with Hunter

  • Luck or Ponder this week?

    • Luck

  • Need one flex, PPR: Leshoure, Spiller or Cobb?

    • Leshoure

  • Need upside chet, Rivers or Luck? Gresham or hernandez? I havent heard what hernandez status is.

    • Go with Luck and Gresham. Hernandez is going to be on a limited play count

  • Need to start 2; Torrey Smith, Hartline and Steven Jackson

    • Smith and Jackson

  • fjax/spiller/william powell, ppr. i’m fucked, right?

    • haha pretty much! Full ppr, give Spiller a shot.

  • Two different teams both ppr..Lloyd or hartline. Other team garçon or Lloyd?

    • Lloyd x2

  • How crazy am I for considering starting Hawkins over Torrey in a .5 PPR league?

    • Not super crazy, I do like Hawkins this week, but I would probably stick with Torrey. I wouldn’t call the authorities on you if you did though.

  • Alfred morris or mikel leshore this week, .5 ppr?

    • ALF

  • nate burleson, dustin kellar, golden tate, danny woodhead, its a PPR leauge who would u start as your flex

    • Burleson

  • (I meant according to your rankings you lean Ridley)

    • Close one, but stick with your gut and go Floyd

  • In a 10 team ppr league I am between Malcom Floyd and Stefan Ridley in a RB/WR flex. I am leaning towards Floyd due to the match up. Looking at your rankings, I would think you lean towards Floyd.

    So, of course, I am coming to the Doctor for a 2nd opinion: Floyd or Ridley?

  • Standard league. Vick Ballard or Fred Jackson for RB2. Denarius Moore or Hartline for flex? Thanks!

    • Ballard and Hartline

  • ALF or Doug Martin?PPR

    • Close call. I’m going to lean Martin in PPR.

  • PPR league, start two of the following:

    Dez @ Bal
    Morris vs min
    Decker @ sd

    Who do you like?


    • I’ll take the WRs in PPR

  • T. Smith or Cobb? 1/2 ppr. thankya

    • I’d lean Smith

  • Vikings D/ST or Rams D/ST?
    Even a “lightly concussed” RGIII scares me a little bit, so I have St. Louis locked in at the moment.

    • Agreed

  • In PPR, I have Mario on roster as insurance for Nicks. Would Barden or Randle be better? Thanks.

    • I think Hixon will get more looks than Barden. Tough call, but I might play Randle over Mario if Nicks is a late scratch.

  • Need to start 3 of these guys. Grok is the only late guy so if he doesn’t play, I get a zero: Gronk, Witten, Denarious Moore, LeShoure. PPR for WR/TE, no PPR for RBs. Thanks!

    • I’d lean Gronk. He’ll play.

  • PPR, need 2 please, Cobb, Nicks, Ballard, A. Green, Hawkins? Assuming Nicks plays… Thanks fo the continued great advice!!!

  • Wayne or Ridley at FLEX?

    • I’d lean Ridley, but Wayne is a little safer.

  • Ppr. Spiller or Bradshaw?
    Also, luck or rg3?

    • I’m going with RG3 and Spiller. Bradshaw is the safer play, but I like Spiller’s upside.

  • Romo or Ponder?
    RGIII or Vick?

    • I like Romo and RG3, but I could see Vick having one of his better games this season.

  • PPR:
    Pitta vs Dallas
    Hernandez vs Seattle

    • I’d say AHern for sure if it wasn’t for the “limited” talk. Pitta is your safer bet.

  • Pick 2: leshoure, dez, miles Austin.

    • LeShoure, Dez

  • which two do i start V. Jackson, T. Smith, J. Jones

    • Tough call there. I’m leaning Smith and Jones

  • Need a Rb or Wr flex in standard non-ppr

    Going with DMC/Murray and Julio/Harvin at rb/wr.

    Who do I plug in at flex?
    Stevie J

    • Going with Ballard

  • Desperate for 2 PPR RBs this week: Howling, Hunter, J.Bell, Reece, Draughn, L.Miller, R.Brown, D.Wilson, Gerhart?

    • I like Bell and Howling

  • WR3 spot… stevie johnson or cobb? having a tough time with this as cobb might have a huge game and buffalo is going to ARZ

    • I’d give Cobb the nod

  • Is Finley looking like he is playing today? Finley, Bennett or F. Davis?

    • Davis is the only really healthy player there. I’d lean his way.

  • Anquan Boldin or William Powell in flex 2day thanx

    • I’m risking Powell there

  • Is bolden worth putting in this week as RB2?

    • I’d say it’s too risky unless you know Belichick personally.

  • Luck, Eli, or Dalton today?

    • Eli

  • Bye week monstrosity…need help:
    WR2 options: Garcon or Kerley
    Flex options: Spiller, B. Bolden, or Garcon/Kerley

    • Kerley (worried about Garcon’s foot) and Spiller

  • Stafford or rg3 to start today?

    • Leaning RG3

    • RG3

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