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Week 6

BYE WEEK:

DET, PIT, DEN, SF, IND, BUF

Player Notes:

Bobby Engram (Sea) will start in place of Deion Branch (Sea). DJ Hackett (Sea) is moving around well and lightly jogging, but will remain sidelined until late October. Terrell Owens (Dal) suffered a hip contusion last week, but did not leave the game. Lee Evans (Buf) believes that QB JP Losman should remain the starter when he’s healthy, but thinks the coaches may want to stick with rookie QB Trent Edwards. Plaxico Burress (NYG) aggravated his ankle injury and continued playing, he’s expected to continue playing thru the pain. After aggravating his hamstring injury, Eddie Kennison likely will not play this Sunday. After benching rookie James Jones (GB) because of a pair of fumbles last Sunday, coach Mike McCarthy said he’s moved on. Santana Moss (Was) practiced fully Wednesday and looks good to go. Antwaan Randle El didn’t practice on Wednesday and is hoping to play Sunday, but coach Joe Gibbs is not as optimistic, saying it’ll take a miracle for him to start. While Anquan Boldin (Ari) continues to improve, he did not practice on Wednesday and is day to day. While Jacoby Jones (Hou) returned to practice Wednesday and could play this Sunday, Andre Johnson (Hou) did not practice and seems unlikely to play Sunday. Brad Smith (NYJ) has officially passed Justin McCareins on the depth chart. Marty Booker (Mia) will be the teams emergency quarterback this Sunday.

Injury Watchlist:

A list of injuries reported throughout the week, some teams did not report and player status will be reported when the official injury report is released on Friday.

Ari: Anquan Boldin (hip), Bryant Johnson (quadricep) – Bal: Derrick Mason (illness) – Chi: Bernard Berrian (toe) – Cin: Tab Perry (hip) – Cle: Joe Jurevicius (knee) – Dal: Terry Glenn (knee) – GB: Greg Jennings (shoulder, hamstring) – Hou: Andre Johnson (knee) Jacoby Jones (shoulder) – KC: Eddie Kennison (hamstring) – Mia: Derek Hagan (hamstring) – NE: Donte Stallworth (knee), Kelley Washington (hamstring) – NYG: Plaxico Burress (ankle) – NYJ: Laveranues Coles (knee), Justin McCareins (ankle) – Phi: Greg Lewis (ankle) – STL: Torry Holt (knee), Isaac Bruce (hamstring), Dane Looker (thigh), Dante Hall (ankle) – SD: Vincent Jackson (shoulder) – Sea: Deion Branch (foot), DJ Hackett (ankle) – TB: Joey Galloway (team decision), Ike Hilliard (shoulder) – Ten: Brandon Jones (knee) – Was: Santana Moss (groin), Antwaan Randle El (hamstring)

Favorable Matchups:

Sea vs NO: New Orleans ranks as the 4th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They are ranked as the 9th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. New Orleans gives up the big play with 7 touchdowns out of 34 receptions to the receiver position.

KC vs Cin: Cincinnati ranks as the worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They are ranked as the 3rd worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have allowed 709 yards and 9 touchdowns on 55 receptions in 4 games to the receiver position.

Chi vs Min: Minnesota ranks as the 6th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They are ranked as the 11th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have allowed 686 yards and 5 touchdowns on 55 receptions to the receiver position. Chicago should be riding high after last week’s win and keep rolling as defensive guys come back from injury.

Oak @ SD: San Diego ranks as the 7th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 10th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Oakland ranks as the 10th worst fantasy group against the receiver position and the 7th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Could be a shootout and favorable for both groups.

Unfavorable Matchups:

Ten @ TB: Tampa Bay ranks as the 6th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 7th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have only allowed 582 yards and 2 touchdowns on 54 receptions to the receiver position thru 5 games.

Hou @ Jac: Jacksonville ranks as the 4th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 5th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have only allowed 477 yards and 1 touchdown on 32 receptions to the receiver position thru 4 games.

NYG @ Atl: Atlanta ranks as the 8th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 10th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have only allowed 636 yards and 2 touchdowns on 46 receptions to the receiver position thru 5 games.

Watchlists:

Players that may be available

Dennis Northcutt – Jac: Last week: 7 targets, 4 receptions, 57%RC (reception conversion), 1 touchdown. Has been Jacksonville’s best receiver.

Andre Davis – Hou: Last week: 6 targets, 4 receptions, 67%RC, 0 touchdowns. Has performed strong in last 3 weeks and earned more playing time.

Ike Hilliard – TB: Last week: 9 targets 8 receptions, 89%RC, 0 touchdowns. He is Tampa’s number 2 wideout and not in danger of losing it.

Biggest Bust of the Year:

Lee Evans – Buf: 31 targets, 12 receptions, 38%RC, 0 touchdowns

Reggie Brown – Phi: 24 targets, 8 receptions, 33%RC, 0 touchdowns

Mark Clayton – Bal: 21 targets, 10 receptions, 47%RC, 0 touchdowns

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