The DC Fantasy Outsider: Week 6 WRs, TEs, DSTs, Ks

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Wide Receivers

  1. Andre Johnson
  2. Reggie Wayne
  3. Marques Colston
  4. Roddy White
  5. Miles Austin
  6. Calvin Johnson
  7. Jabar Gaffney
  8. Wes Welker
  9. Hakeem Nicks
  10. Michael Crabtree
  11. DeSean Jackson
  12. Santana Moss
  13. Malcolm Floyd
  14. Randy Moss
  15. Austin Collie
  16. Brandon Marshall
  17. Johnny Knox
  18. Danny Amendola
  19. Mike Williams (TB)
  20. Greg Jennings
  21. Anquan Boldin
  22. Steve Smith (NYG)
  23. Brandon Lloyd
  24. Donald Driver
  25. Anthony Armstrong
  26. Santana Moss
  27. Percy Harvin
  28. Santonio Holmes
  29. Nate Washington
  30. Eddie Royal


  • By just about now (Weeks 5-6), the WRs who are legitimately going to be good this season have mostly risen up statistically. Unsuspecting guys like Mike Williams (TB) or Hakeem Hicks or Brandon Lloyd have established by now that they are legit. It’s OK to believe now that these guys are for real until they prove otherwise.
  • In a wild season for the Houston offense, it’s risky to rank anyone on this offense #1 – but as long as Johnson is reasonably healthy, I think this could be a big game for Houston. I don’t think KC is a bad team and they are a better defense than people realize. But they are coming to Houston at the wrong time.
  • Also risky putting Jabar Gaffney so high but after reviewing some of his stats – the guy has lots of receiving yards but only 1 TD. My guess is that Denver will be throwing away from Cromartie mostly (who is likely to cover Brandon Lloyd) and even if Revis plays, he looked so bad last week it won’t matter – the injury clearly causing problems for him. And Orton and co are committed to the pass – so Gaffney and Eddie Royal should benefit most.
  • Last week, Vernon Davis talked about the excitement of having their new O Coordinator because he’ll get the ball in the hands of the playmakers. Though the 49ers chunked it again, Crabtree was good – and that wasn’t an aberration, that’s how things will be going forward. Very talented.
  • Johnny Knox could have a good day against a mediocre Seattle D at home.
  • When Danny Amendola starts getting in the end zone, he could be a major weapon. Right now, he’s fine overall and especially good in PPR leagues (12 receptions last weekend).
  • I’ve seen Anthony Armstrong make a couple quality plays this year and I think he’s going to get more looks for Wash going forward. Good player – and the game Sunday could develop into a shootout.

Tight Ends

  1. Antonio Gates
  2. Vernon Davis
  3. Dallas Clark
  4. Chris Cooley
  5. Zach Miller
  6. Aaron Hernandez
  7. Tony Moeaki
  8. Brandon Pettigrew
  9. Jason Witten
  10. Kellen Winslow
  11. Dustin Keller
  12. Tony Gonzalez
  13. Todd Heap
  14. Greg Olsen
  15. Marcedes Lewis


  • I like Chris Cooley this weekend. If McNabb can get Anthony Armstrong involved, it could really open up the offense for the Wash playmakers like Santana Moss and Chris Cooley.
  • Aaron Hernandez is really good. He moves like a nimble WR – it’s amazing really for such a big dude. He is going to make noise this year and this may be just the kind of game going against a tough group of Balt LBs that he starts making a name for himself.
  • Not sure why Brandon Pettigrew doesn’t get more love from rankers – he gets fantasy points and is in an offense that is surprisingly prolific. One of these days he’s going to have a monster day and while the NYG D has been tough lately, he may just be a good outlet for Shaun Hill Sunday when Hill is under lots of pressure.
  • I’m also waiting for a big week one of these weeks from Jason Witten.

Defense/Special Teams:

  1. Bears
  2. Steelers
  3. Packers
  4. Philly
  5. NYG
  6. Falcons
  7. SF
  8. Wash
  9. Denver
  10. Ravens


  • Chicago should have its way with Seattle – though I do expect Marshawn Lynch to have a nice debut. Turnovers for Seattle could be an issue.
  • As much as the underdog lover in me wants to think Cleve could surprise with a Hillis/Colt McCoy led attack, just don’t think so. Even if they manage to get some yards and some scores, with the Steelers’ D, turnovers are almost guaranteed.
  • The Packers at #3 may be a bit of a homer pick, but I think they are one angry team right now. Yes they have injuries, and yes a couple of them are on defense. But I think Woodson lines up with Brandon Marshall and keeps him in check and the rest of the D does better than expected making life difficult for Chad Henne. The trouble for the Pack this week could be if Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown get it going.
  • Though the Atlanta offense is definitely strong, I think the Philly D may come to play this week – they know they have to if they are going to win the game.
  • Other rankers have the NYG at #1 or #2. While they could dominate like they have the last 2 games, Detroit is a much better team and Shaun Hill will get his passing yards which will cut into the Giants overall FF points.


  1. Matt Prater
  2. Ryan Longwell
  3. Mason Crosby
  4. Jeff Reed
  5. Connor Barth
  6. Nate Kaeding
  7. David Akers
  8. Stephen Gostkowski
  9. Neil Rackers
  10. Matt Bryant


  • I like Denver this weekend to give the Jets a good game. If the Jets’ D prevents Denver from getting into the end zone I can see a big game for Matt Prater.
  • Longwell will get opportunities for FGs in this one.
  • Few like TB at home against New Orleans, but I think they could get some points this week.
  • Neil Rackers could have a bigger game as I expect Houston to bounce back in a big way this week.
  • Phil and Atlanta could end up in a FG battle this weekend.