NFL from the Sidelines
Friday, October 14, 2005
Week 6 tips
Quarterbacks:
Must starts:
Drew Bledsoe, Dallas. The Giants are scoring so many points because they need to with their banged up secondary. Bledsoe and company take advantage.
Kerry Collins, Oakland. Collins and company will light it up against San Diego's soft secondary.
Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle. No receivers? No problem against Houston's defense.
Mark Brunell, Washington. Brunell has played reasonably well. Kansas City still has defensive problems.

Bench them:
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers. Won't play this week with a balky knee.
Jake Delhomme, Carolina. Detroit's defense is surprisingly tough. If the Lions only had a quarterback.
Aaron Brooks, New Orleans. If he couldn't get it done against Green Bay, you can forget about it against Atlanta. This team needs a new QB.
Brian Griese, Tampa Bay. Griese will struggle against the Dolphins.

Running backs:
Must starts:
Clinton Portis, Washington. Could find some holes against Kansas City.
Domanick Davis, Houston. Seattle can be run on.
Willis McGahee, Buffalo. Adding Kelly Holcomb to the starting lineup gives him life.
Corey Dillon, New England. Hasn't done much this season, but they'll lean on him to quiet the Mile High crowd.

Bench them:
Mewelde Moore, Minnesota. Chicago's only hope is its defense.
Tatum Bell, Denver. Don't take the bait. Shanahan will probably go with Mike Anderson this week.
Fred Taylor, Jacksonville. Might not play against Pittsburgh. Even if he does, yards should be tough to come by.
Ricky Williams, Miami. Don't get carried away by the hype. Miami drafted Ronnie Brown for a reason.

Wide Receiver:
Must Starts:
Terry Glenn, Dallas. She's showing Bill Parcells she can still play when healthy.
Joe Jurevicious, Seattle. Still the top target in Seattle.
Drew Bennett, Tennessee. Titans will have to score a lot to keep up. Bennett should be a factor.
Reggie Wayne, St. Louis. This game should be a track meet.

Bench them:
Joe Horn, New Orleans. Just not completely healthy and Atlanta's pass defense is strong.
Laveraneus Coles, Jets. Still not sold on Testaverde, especially against the Buffalo defense.
Travis Taylor, Minnesota. He's played well this season, but Chicago's defense is tough.

Tight Ends:
Must Starts:
Jeremy Stevens, Seattle. Should build off his big week last week.
Ben Troupe, Tennessee. Is emerging as a top-flight tight end.
Erron Kinney, Tennessee. Nobody throws to the tight ends more than Steve McNair. It's not pretty, but it does move the ball.
Randy McMichael, Miami. Has scored in every game this season.

Bench them:
Marcus Pollard, Detroit. He's still a big-name TE in fantasy circles, but not with Joey Harrington throwing him the ball.
Jeb Putzier, Denver. They gave him a lot of money in the offseason and aren't using him, Puzzling.
Chris Baker, Jets. Losing playing time.
posted by Dale Lolley at 7:25 PM  

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