Fantasy Football Start -
1. WR Golden Tate, DET:
Tate has become Stafford's favorite wideout this season, receiving 40 targets through 5 games. In his first first year with the Lions, he's exploded and is nearly on pace to go for 1,500 yards and 5 touchdowns. With Calvin Johnson dealing with injuries, the former Seahawks receiver will have to step up in his absence, and his back-to-back 100 yard performances show that he is doing just that. Detroit will face a solid Vikings defense in Week 6, but it shouldn't be too big a problem for QB Matt Stafford to handle. Tate is a must-start wide receiver at this point and can be used as a WR1 regardless of whether or not Megatron suits up or not.
2. QB Eli Manning, NYG:
Manning has come on strong in his last two performances, and will look to keep the ball rolling in Philadelphia Sunday night. After a miserable start to the season, Manning has thrown for 500 yards, 6 TDs against just one interception in the last 2 weeks. This week's match up is also very favorable, as The Eagles have struggled against the pass, ranking 29th by allowing 274.2 yards per game. Eli has started to show that he is on the same page with his receivers, and will thrive this week once again. The Giants quarterback can safely be used as a QB1 in standard fantasy leagues for Week 6.
1. QB Tony Romo, DAL:
Like any other quarterback this season, Tony Romo is not a recommended start against the all-encompassing Seahawks defense. Seattle ranks 5th in total yards allowed per game at 317.8, and don't expect The Cowboys to have too much success against them this week. Romo won't be able to find too many holes in their defense, as they will have RB Demarco Murray on lockdown, ranking number 1 in allowing only 62.3 rushing yards per contest. Romo and the Cowboys will struggle, and he should be avoided in all standard leagues.
2. RB LeSean McCoy, PHI:
McCoy's shady play is a cause for some serious concern for fantasy owners, as he has failed to live up to expectations. The dynamic tailback only has 1 touchdown in 5 games, and has rushed for a grand total of 273 yards, averaging out to a mediocre 54.6 yards per game. This is one year removed from McCoy gaining 1,607 rushing yards and 11 total touchdowns. His slow start is due in large part to an offensive line which is missing many key personnel. The Giants run defense ranks 10th in the league allowing 99 rushing yards per game, and should be able to contain McCoy. Find a reasonable replacement for the struggling back if possible.
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