“The Amateur Ward” Trust/Distrust: Linebacker/Defensive Line plays Week 6
On the heels of a huge college uspet-minded schedule last week, Week 6 seeks to re-seek normalcy in the NFL where no team figures to run away with their respective division. If there’s a word for my predictions last week, it’s middling as I was more average than accurate/inaccurate. With that said, this week shapes for a strong showing by me as I’m done with any bull crap that may affect my life, and I’m done with giving a hoot what anyone thinks of my opinion in fantasy sports. If you wanna insult me, please feel free to, but I will respectfully counter in a professional manner without putting you down, as opposed to blatantly leveling you over the internet.
Last Week’s Recap:
Wa-Hoo: DeAndre Levy- Levy has been an absolute monster this season with 51 tackles, an interception, and 3 passes defensed. Continue to start him in all leagues, as he could emerge as the top fantasy LB. (Photo courtesy of zimbio.com)
Ego Ferguson- 11 MLFF pts/2 PD, Ferguson is a win as DTs usually struggle to produce. The falcons at home figure to be a challenge, but Ferguson is worth a look in middling-deep leagues.
Jerod Mayo- 6 pts/MLFF is unacceptable from a LB. Hopefully you didn’t start him last week, yet you will start him this week against a weak pass, strong run offensive Bills team which could wreak havoc for the Patriots run D. Mayo is a decent start this week, but don’t expect a plethora of points as the Bills have dynamic duo with Spiller and Jackson, with Jackson the more explosive of he two.
Tie: Paul Worrilow- After posting 11.5 pts/9 solo tackles for MLFF against the G-Men, Worrilow deserves no better. Question: Do you trust him this week against the Bears and Co. in Atlanta where the Falcons are 2-0?
D’Oh: Michael Bennett: Man, every time I suggest a Seahawks player he goes p’tooey. Bennett’s no exception as he accumulated a mere 3 FP/MLFF against the Redksins Monday night. A Week 6 date with Dallas looks promising for Bennett, but tread softly as a breakout performance could ensue as easily as a dud this week.
Danny Lansanah (LB-T.B.)- Remember that time Lansanah was put in the game in garbage time against Atlanta as the game was out of hand? Well, the stats he posted against the Falcons are proving to be no fluke as he now has 2 picks for 2 scores and 4 passes defensed the past 3 weeks. The insane interception rate clip may not continue, but playing alongside Lavonte David will afford Lansanah plenty opportunities to rack up the stats. get him off the wire and in your lineups NOW.
Brandon Graham (LB-PHI)- This is a boom or bust play. Graham is arguably the best pass rusher the Eagles have not named Trent Cole, and Graham has a knack for knocking the football on the ground. This week, the Giants and Eagles will renew their rivalry, and will be at one another’s necks all afternoon. Yes, I predict a sack and a stuff or two for Graham this week, and considering he already has 2 forced fumbles and 3 stuffs, it wouldn’t be surprising if Graham broke out in a huge way on Sunday. He has already matched his stuffs total from last season and is showing no signs of slowing down. The time is now to buy into Graham. (Photo courtesy of rivals.yahoo.com)
Carlos Dunlap (DE-CIN)- After the Bengals got thoroughly embarrassed by the Patriots on Sunday night, they will be blood-hungry to bounce back against a Carolina team that is still finding its offensive identity. Consider Dunlap a strong play as he should be a lock for a sack against Cam Newton in addition to a healthy tackle total this week. Dunlap is not flashy, but he continues to be a good source for sacks every season.
Julius Peppers (DE-G.B.)- Hello doormat! That’s what Peppers is going to say to Ryan Tannehill and company this week as the Packers are starting to find their stride, and the Dolphins still lack consistency on offense. Truth be told, there are grumblings of replacing Tannehill at QB if he doesn’t step up his game. Nonetheless, Tannehill will start Week 6, making Peppers a very appealing option against a Dolphins team with a non-existent run game. Anything less than a sack and a forced fumble from Peppers would be truly shocking. (Photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com)
Haloti Ngata (DT-BAL)- Perhaps Ngata took a drink of kook-aid from the fountain of youth as he has gone absolutely bonkers at the defensive tackle position for the Ravens this season. Six passes defensed and 2 picks already, heading into the Ravens Week 6 matchup with the Bucs should have fantasy owners salivating. It’s true that rookie wideout Mike Evans is quickly emerging, but the Bucs are stuck with a lackluster run game, meaning the Ravens should be able to apply pressure up front as well as drop some men into coverage to blanket Jackson and Evans. Ngata might not net owners a sack this week, however, look for the pass defensed to be there with a small tackle total this week.
Demario Davis (LB-NYJ) (LB-NYJ_- Davis is a fringe LB option at best, considering Peyton Manning is going to pick the Jets defense apart unmercifully.
Alec Ogletree (LB-StL)- Calling my shot; Ogletree will have a sub-average week against the 49ers and Kaepernick and Co. on Monday night. Kaepernick and Co. have a strong record against weak defenses, and Ogletree should accumulate 1 sack and a few tackles at most against the 49ers. Benching Ogletree for this week is the wise decision.
Robert Quinn(DE-StL)- I’ve had it with him! I drafted him in MLFF and he’s pretty much spat in my face! He has 9 tackles to date through Week 6! If you don’t already have him riding the pine, do so now before he wrecks your team. The opponent shouldn’t matter, he hasn’t earned his spot in fantasy lineups. He has 9 tackles and 0 meaningful other stats to date. Move along.
Muhammad Wilkerson (DE-NYJ)- Wilkerson will have a bad week. Peyton Manning is going to slice and dice the Jets secondary like Swiss cheese, leaving the Jets defense with more holes than Swiss cheese, meaning Wilerkersom is a MUST bench. If you must start Wilkerson, have a strong 1st option at DE as the Broncos will rely heavily upon Peyton Manning to move the pigskin. (Photo courtesy of flickr.com)
Steve McLendon (DT-PITT)- After tallying 0 FP/MLFF against the Jaguars, I challenge McLendon to produce against the run-heavy Browns.The real question this week is, will the Steelers stop the 6 touchdown-to-1 INT Hoyer, or go silent once more against Hoyer and Co.? That’s for you to decide. Until you see consistency from McLendon, keep benched.
Seeing as last week was largely a draw, I’m putting money down that I win again this week. I’m always up for a friendly bet, and be aware of the fact I give ya 2-1 odds if ya bet against me. As always, if you want to bet against me or any other blogger from this site, do so respectfully so e may maintain our integrity and face. For additional IDP advice, tune in live on Saturdays for IDP advice on Reddit as I’ll be available for all questions (handle Da-Beast). For all things offense (QB through TE), tune to Bryan Robinson as he’ll bd available at the same time for offensive advice. Thanks for reading and peace! Tune into MLFF Radio for top-notch advice every week on offensive lineups] advice, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for defensive advice.
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