Fantasy Football Week 6 Strategy Guide: Start, Sit, Sleepers

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Oct 5, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) calls an audible in the third quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

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QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger disappointed many when he faced the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Or perhaps we think too little of the Jags? Anyways, if you can put that in the past and look forward to this week, Big Ben has a match-up with the Cleveland Browns that could be beneficial for fantasy football owners.

When the Browns defense faced the Tennessee Titans and their back up signal caller, Charlie Whitehurst last Sunday, they too didn’t fair as well as many expected. Whitehurst completed 13 of 21 passes for 194 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions while relieving Jake Locker. Lets be honest, that’s not bad for ol Charlie.

Back in week 1, Roethlisberger threw for 365 yards and a score vs. the Browns, but that’s not the kicker!

The kicker is that Cleveland is likely to be without their top dog, cornerback Joe Haden. If Haden doesn’t play, Antonio Browns should start for your fantasy football team too!

QB Eli Manning (NYG)

Ahhhh yes, Eli Manning is once again on my list of must-starts for week 6. The New York Giants are beginning to really hit stride in their new system and Eli is playing very well as of late.

This week the Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles defense made St. Louis Rams third string QB, Austin Davis look like former Ram, Kurt Warner. Davis tallied 375 passing yards and 3 touchdowns vs. the Eagles and Manning may do even more damage come Sunday.

Furthermore, the addition of Odell Beckham Jr. gives Manning another talented receiver to work with.