2013 Fantasy Football: Week 6 Thursday Night Matchup & Sit/Start Advice

Rotoballer.com's Week 6 Thursday night NFL matchups and fantasy football analysis by Lou Cappetta. We bring you comprehensive Thursday night fantasy football advice so you can set your lineup with confidence .

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Week Six is already here, as the New York Giants continue on the road to JaDaveon Clowney. This week, the Giants will play the Chicago Bears in a classic NFC battle.

RotoBaller.com is here to guide you through your sit and start decisions, but before we pick apart this Thursday night's game, let's recap the action from Week Five.


Matchups We Loved

QuarterbacksJoe Flacco: 269 Pass YDS, 1 INT, 13 rush YDS

Running backs: David Wilson: 16 rush YDS, 1 TD, Eddie Lacy: 99 rush YDS, 1 REC, -2 YDS; LeGarrette Blount: 51 rush YDS; Darren Sproles: 10 rush YDS, 3 REC, 31 YDS;  Rashad Jennings: 41 rush YDS

WR/TE: Julius Thomas: 9 REC, 122 YDS, 2 TD; Greg Olsen: 5 REC, 79 YDS; Coby Fleener: 2 REC, 15 YDS; Vernon Davis: 3 REC, 88 YDS, 1TD

DefensesRams DEF: 20 PTA, 2 sacks, 2INT, 1FUM, 1TD; Titans DEF: 20 PTA, 2 sacks, 1INT, 1FUM; Falcons DEF: 30 PTA, 4 sacks


Matchups We Hated

QuarterbacksAlex Smith: 245 YDS, 1INT, 10 rush YDS; Carson Palmer: 175 YDS, 1TD, 3INT; Matt Schaub: 173 YDS, 3INT

Running BacksDaryl Richardson: 48 rush YDS; Ryan Mathews: 8 rush YDS

WR/TERoddy White: 4 REC, 45 YDS; Mike Wallace: 7 REC, 105 YDS; Reggie Wayne: 6 REC, 65 YDS, 1 2PT CONV

DefensesLions DEF: 22 PTA, 1 sack; Dallas DEF: 51 PTA, 1INT, 1FUM; Bengals DEF: 6 PTA, 4 sacks, 1INT, 1FUM; Bears DEF: 26 PTA, 2 sacks

Net net, an up and down week for us, but we plan on making up for it this week. Now on to the Thursday game.


Week 6 Thursday Night Matchup & Sit/Start Advice


New York Giants @ Chicago Bears Thursday 10/10, 8:30PM

Jay Cutler - 11-01-2009Matchup We Love: Jay Cutler, QB

If you need a QB due to injuries, underperformance or bye weeks, go grab Jay Cutler if he's available. The man with the big arm but questionable IQ is a must-start this week against a Giants squad whose season is all but over after an 0-5 start. The defense has been terrible of late, and the weak secondary is getting exposed now that the once-formidable NY pass rush has been failing to get to the QB. Cutler is always a risk for turnovers and underperformance, but there's nothing about the Giants D that makes me think they can stop him. This could end up being Cutler's best game of the year.

Analysis: If you need a QB, go get Cutler for this week. If you own him, he's a must-start.

Matchup We Hate: Da'Rel SCott, RB

Last week, the Giants cut Da'Rel Scott. The move gave new life to David Wilson's season, but after Wilson suffered a neck injury against Philly last week, the Giants brought Scott back, and now he's expected to start against the Bears on Thursday. He's been a hot pickup in many leagues, but unless every other running back on your team has died, there is no reason to grab him. The Giants rushing attack is putrid, and it doesn't matter who is back there. Going against the Bears defense is going to be a nightmare for this rushing unit, and there is a chance that the G-Men could be down big early. That means they'll be throwing all night.

Analysis: It's time to give up on any running back wearing a Giants uniform, especially against a defense like Chicago's.

Key Injuries: David Wilson RB, NYG (out), Corey Webster CB, NYG (out), Brandon Myers TE, NYG (questionable), Lance Briggs LB, CHI (questionable), Charles Tillman CB, CHI (questionable), Alshon Jeffrey WR, CHI (probable)

Start 'Em: Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett, Bears DEF, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Myers, Ruben Randall



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