The season is rolling right along, as we are now into week six. Peyton Manning continues to run the table as the top fantasy football player, and it’s really not a very close contest as the elder Manning is up to 20 passing touchdowns. He did throw his first interception of the year, but no one could honestly expect a perfect season from any quarterback in that regard.
Only two teams are on bye this week, and that means Matt Ryan and Ryan Tannehill will be unavailable for fantasy this week. Matt Ryan has been having a solid year, but with Roddy White’s lingering injuries and Julio Jones done for the year, his value will be much lower coming out of the bye. Tannehill hasn’t taken the world by storm this season, but he does have more fantasy points than Eli Manning, Cam Newton, and Colin Kaepernick, so there’s that. On to this week’s five quarterbacks of note:
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis (at San Diego)
Luck is affirming his status as the worthy number one overall pick of the 2012 draft, and is thus far avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump. Luck is completing over 62% of his passes and has 7 touchdowns to 2 interceptions. The addition of Trent Richardson in the backfield has made Luck much more efficient as a quarterback, but he is not having to carry the offense as much as he did last year. For fantasy, he won’t be an elite option this year, but he is still very good. Luck will continue to be very good against a weak Chargers secondary that has been getting beat up all season. Only the Cowboys have given up more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks than the Chargers.
Tony Romo, Dallas vs. Robert Griffin III, Washington
Daily double! Not really, but these guys both play for teams with very poor secondaries, meaning that we could see an aerial shootout in Dallas this week. RG3 is coming off a bye week, and Redskins fans hope that his knee has appreciated the week off. Romo is coming off a phenomenal performance against Denver where he racked up 501 pass yards and 5 touchdowns. Bountiful fantasy matchups await the members of both team’s passing games this week.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (at Baltimore)
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Rodgers has seemed mortal in his last few games, in which he has underwhelmed against much-improved defenses in Cincinnati and Detroit. Baltimore’s defense has been up and down; they surrendered 7 touchdowns to Peyton Manning in the first game of the season, but have shut down the likes of Brandon Weeden, Matt Schaub, EJ Manuel, and Ryan Tannehill since then. Rodgers should come out looking to get the passing game going again, and that bodes well for Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, and Jermichael Finley as well.
Peyton Manning, Denver (vs. Jacksonville)
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