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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31370845 Stud - Jordy/Rodgers vs HOU Stud+-+Jordy%2FRodgers+vs+HOU Fantasy Football

SNF Bonus Studs: Jordy Nelson caught three touchdowns (121 receiving yards) and Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdowns (338 passing yards, 0 INT).  Both worthy of fantasy football "stud" nominations against a tough Texans defense.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31370771 Stud - Wes Welker vs SEA Stud+-+Wes+Welker+vs+SEA Fantasy Football

After the first two weeks, Welker had recorded eight receptions for 109 yards void of touchdowns.  Owners were ready to sell low just to rid themselves of the New England headache.  In his next four games, Welker has 40 receptions (10 per game) for 503 yards and two touchdowns.  That's roughly 125 receiving yards per game.  He finished with 14 targets in Week 6 as Tom Brady continues to look his way.  However, some owners are nervous that with Aaron Hernandez back from injury, it's time to sell high on Welker.  Hernandez was targeted nine times on Sunday.  Those owners should realize that Welker can get his targets even with Hernandez on the field.  He's PPR gold! - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31370773 Stud - RG3 vs MIN Stud+-+RG3+vs+MIN Fantasy Football

When I saw the hit Robert Griffin III took to the head in Week 5, I truly thought "in this day and age of player safety" there was no way we'd see him on the field Sunday.  Not only did he play with a mild concussion, he continued to dominate fantasy football in 2012.  His passing numbers remained pedestrian, 17-22 for 181 yards with a touchdown and a pick, but those legs pay the bills and he broke off a 76-yard sprint to the end zone to drill the proverbail nail in the Vikings' coffin.  He finished with 13 carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns.  RG3 faces the Giants next, which with their pass rush will present one of his toughest tests to date. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31373015 Stud - Russell Wilson vs NE Stud+-+Russell+Wilson+vs+NE Fantasy Football

The New England Patriots loaded up to stop Marshawn Lynch from beating them in Week 6.  Mission accompished: 15 carries for 41 yards.  The problem in that defensive strategy was, they dared Wilson to try and beat them with his arm and the rookie did.  He finished 16-27 for 293 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.  I wouldn't expect the same from Wilson on a weekly basis, but then again nobody expected the Patriots to be 3-3, tied with the Dolphins, Bills and Jets. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31370775 Stud - Andy Dalton vs CLE Stud+-+Andy+Dalton+vs+CLE Fantasy Football

>>> WATCH: Fantasy Flash Week 6


The "Red Rifle" will miss playing the Browns.  In two early-season contests, Dalton racked up 699 passing yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions against the in-state rival.  Although Week 6's fantasy feat came in a loss, he did throw for a career-high 381 yards (31-46) with three scores (3 INTs, too) for an average score of 25.7 fantasy points. For those who started, Dalton was a nice bye-week rental.  One concern heading into Week 7 vs PIT is that over his last three games, Dalton has thrown as many touchdowns (6) as interceptions (6).  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31370844 Dud - Reggie Bush vs STL Dud+-+Reggie+Bush+vs+STL Fantasy Football

Reggie Bush admitted his knee is still bothering him, but that doesn't save fantasy owners from the fact he laid a big egg in Week 6 against the Rams.  The running back finished with 17 rush yards on 12 carries along with five receptions for 44 yards.  The last two weeks, Bush has 31 carries for 65 yards (2.09 YPR).  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31372836 Stud - Mike Williams vs KC Stud+-+Mike+Williams+vs+KC Fantasy Football

It was a very painful 2011 season for Mike Williams and his fantasy owners as the Buccs top target finished with only three touchdowns. He also finished the 2011 campaign with no games with more than 93 yards receiving. Williams has eclipsed 100 receiving yards the last two weeks. Vincent Jackson is definitely the top target in Tampa, but Williams (113 receiving yards, TD vs KC) is worthy of a roster spot with strong flex value and leagues where you must start three wide receivers. He's owned in 61.8 percent of leagues. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31372820 Dud - Vick Ballard vs NYJ Dud+-+Vick+Ballard+vs+NYJ Fantasy Football

I felt really confident about Donald Brown's fantasy prospects on Tuesday when I wrote up my Week 6 Starts and Sits feature, but once the Colts' RB1 hit the shelf due to knee surgery I should have pumped the breaks a little on suggesting Ballard to start.  Granted, he was playing the Jets 31st-ranked rush defense, but the sample size on Ballard was quite small (21 carries for 42 yards).  Once the Jets built a 21-6 lead by halftime, Andrew Luck was forced to go to the air often in the second half, leaving Ballard to post eight carries for 25 yards.  The bye-week rental, experiment bombed big time. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31372819 Stud - Josh Freeman vs KC Stud+-+Josh+Freeman+vs+KC Fantasy Football

Josh Freeman's last game where he threw three or more touchdowns came in late-December of 2010 when he threw five (yes, 5!) touchdowns against the Seahawks.  Mike Williams scored twice on that day two years ago, once in Week 6 as part of a monster fantasy day for Freeman who finished 15-26 for 328 yards with three touchdowns and a pick.  Note for those dealing with QBs on Week 7 BYES, Freeman faces New Orleans pass defense this week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31370840 Dud - LeSean McCoy vs DET Dud+-+LeSean+McCoy+vs+DET Fantasy Football

>>> WATCH: Fantasy Flash Week 6


The trend is pretty straight and forward when it comes to LeSean McCoy and the Eagles' success.  In games where he's rushed 20 or more times, Philly is 3-0.  In games where he's rushed less than 20 times, they are 0-3.  He finished with 14 carries for 24 yards in the loss to the Lions in Week 6.  Granted, those owners in PPR leagues are happy (seven receptions for 26 yards), but McCoy's fantasy value is tanking with no games of more than 14 fantasy points (average) this season.  The Eagles are on a BYE in Week 7. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 6 fantasy football studs and duds 31370843 Stud - Shonn Greene vs IND Stud+-+Shonn+Greene+vs+IND Fantasy Football

>>> WATCH: Fantasy Flash Week 6


I imagine Greene was resting comfortably on most fantasy owners' benches in Week 6 as the Jets' running back has failed to produce most of 2012 (and 2011), but if there was a week to stash away one's pride, this was it.  The Colts were allowing better than 135 rush yards per game.  The matchup played in favor of Greene who rushed for 161 yards with three touchdowns.  However, I should note that performance only marks the third time in his last 32 games where he's rushed for more than 100 yards.  His 2009 playoff coming out party seems soooo long ago.  - Ryan Fowler

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