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Welcome to The Lowdown for Week 6. This is my little corner of the fantasy football universe — feel free to pull up a chair and stay awhile!

My Head is Spinning

As if trying to think of interesting things to write for you people after crunching stats all night weren’t difficult enough, I’ve been saddled with the additional burden of selling and buying houses. Now, this may not sound like a lot, but in my case this comes with the added benefit of dealing with my wife wanting to “share the experience” with me. That’s right, you heard me: “share the experience”. In the time it’s taken me to type out the words above, I’ve been interrupted no less than 15 times with texts about paint colors, knobs for drawers, floating floors, and whether I refer flat or eggshell paint coating… I chose eggshell. Not because I know or care what an eggshell finish is, but the truth is she’s broken me. After 26 years of marriage, I just wanted the torture to end, so I gave my interrogator what she wanted to hear: eggshell. The weird thing is, I don’t feel angry or hurt; just shame that I betrayed my manliness. I’ve been broken.

The worst part is, it’s not over… it’s never over. Despite what you’ve been told, Winston Smith got off easy.

No Sense of Decency

This past summer, I asked my readers to help me achieve some personal goals, to wit: 500 new subscribers to my Twitter and Youtube channels. They’re both 100 percent free. Let’s face it, these rankings take some effort and it’d be nice to see some love heading back my way from you people … I don’t care if you actually consume any of the content at my Riot links, but your subscribing allows me to get some perks on those platforms.

So far, we’ve popped by about 100 subscribers on each platform. That’s good, but I’d like to keep marching towards that goal of 500 new subscribers by season’s end. So please consider helping out… thanks! There’s a new video about how to handle phone scammers this week, so check it out!

Interesting Players for This Week

Straight from the flawless algorithms of Mighty Max come the top match-ups at every position for this weekend’s games …

Note #1: The value associated with each player indicates the likelihood of that player having the best score at his position that week; it’s not a representation of his score for the week. A carat (^) symbol next to a player’s name indicates an injury designation negatively impacting his ranking.

Note #2: Computers don’t deal in “hunches”; all projections are data based… so only players who have at least one game of statistics are considered in my models.

Teams on bye this week: Bills, Bears, Colts, Raiders.

About John Georgopoulos

John T. Georgopoulos is a 24-year veteran of fantasy sports journalism. John’s Fantasy Forecast series has won the prestigious Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) award for Best Series, and he’s been nominated as an FSWA Award finalist on nine occasions. You can also listen to and watch all his various shows at The Riot.