Due to the fact that I didn't post on Tuesday like I usually do, I'll combine both blogs this week for a Super Week 6 Fantasy Football blog. The big news this week is the announcement that Tim Tebow is taking over in Denver. While this will be covered more in-depth later in the blog, its worth mentioning that players like Brandon Lloyd and Eric Decker will be the most affected. My advice? Sell both players for whatever you can get in return.
BYEs: ARI, DEN, KC, SD, SEA, TEN
Curtis Painter (12%) - Painter's 277 yard, 2 TD performance against the Chiefs last week was enough for Jim Caldwell to proclaim that Painter will the the Colts QB the rest of the season. He has 558 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, and a 107.2 QB Rating. While Painter surely isn't helping the Colts get W's just yet, he might help your fantasy team as a short-term fix or bye week substitution.
Kevin Walter (23%) - Walter had a quality game against Oakland, with 5 catches, 81 yards and a TD. Walter's production should increase during Andre Johnson's absence, making him a solid option in the flex or 3 WR leagues.
Delone Carter (26%) - With Joseph Addai nursing a hamstring injury this week, and his status questionable for Sunday against the Bengals, Carter could be worth a short term pickup.
Visanthe Shiancoe (20%) - Shiancoe value could use the boost of playing against Chicago this weekend. So far this year the Bears have allowed the most FPG to TEs.
Washington Defense (30%) - The Redskins are t-4th in the league with 15 sacks despite having just come off a bye week. They only have 3 INTs, but they are facing sack-prone, turnover prone Philadelphia this week.
Kyle Orton - Coach Fox made his move to go with Tim Tebow, effectively killing the fantasy value of everyone one Denver right now. While Orton is the obvious choice to drop, I recommend seeing who Tebow's favorite targets for a week or two before starting Decker or Lloyd.
Dexter McCluster - The anticipation of McCluster setting the world on fire has subsided, and McCluster's touches and, more importantly, production, have been greatly limited. He has yet to score a TD, and bottomed out last week with 5 touches for 18 yards.
Davone Bess - Bess's production this season has steadily declined, from 92 yards in Week 1 to just 21 yards in Week 4 before the bye. Now, Bess's production will be even more uncertain with the shakeup at QB following Henne's placement on IR.
Just to be clear, the Pick Ups / Drops section pertains to more longterm benefits, and the following Sit 'em / Start 'em section deals with immediate decisions. Moving on...
Matt Schaub - Facing a well rested Baltimore defense that allowing the 9th fewest passing yards a game and holding QBs to a league best 61.6 QB rating. Not the team Schaub owners want to see in his 2nd game without Andre Johnson.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis - Not only is Green-Ellis questionable this week, the Patriots are facing the NFL's best run defense (Dallas) in total yards, yards per carry, and yards per game.
Michael Crabtree - While Crabtree is expected to see more work with Josh Morgan (IR) and Braylon Edwards (OUT) missing this weekend's game, use other options if at all available. The Lions are allowing the least YPC of any team so far, and allow just the 22nd most Fantasy points to opposing WRs.