The Chargers are on bye in week six, but fantasy football keep rolling along. With six teams on bye the first piece of advice I can give you is this... don't wait until Sunday to look at your roster. You may need to make some moves and you don't want to be left with scraps because you waited until the last minute.
With the Chargers on bye, I decided to adopt a team and John had the brilliant idea of covering the Browns, since they are playing the hated ones. I'll be the first to admit, the Browns are not a sexy fantasy team, but the cherry picking section of this article is worth a read, even if the Browns aren't.
Colt McCoy, he has thrown at least one touchdown in each of his four starts this season and the Raiders allow the 29th most points to fantasy quarterbacks. Prediction: 240 yards and two touchdowns
Madden jinx aside, Peyton Hillis has been a disappointment this year. Between his agent, strep throat, and Hardesty, Hillis has not been the player fantasy owners were hoping for. That changes this week as Hillis faces a team that allows the second most fantasy points to running backs. Prediction: 145 total yards and two touchdowns.
Mohamed Massaquoi used the bye week to get healthy, but I wouldn't expect a lot from him. Prediction: 4 catches and 45 yards.
Greg Little has been progessing nicely and was promoted into the starting lineup over the bye week. Prediction: 8 catches and 75 yards.
Ben Watson, not spectacular but a solid play in the bye week. Prediction: 5 catches for 50 yards.
Evan Moore is supposed to see more of the field from here on out, but will it be enough to merit fantasy consideration? If you are desperate this week, he is a decent wild card play. Prediction: 3 catches for 25 yards and a touchdown.
Notable: Joshua Cribbs is currently listed as questionable
Here are some guys that have very strong plays based on matchups this week. I'm not telling you to start them, I'm just passing along some information, so don't shoot the messenger.
Eli Manning vs Bills (31st)
Tony Romo vs. Patriots (30th)
Sam Bradford vs. Packers (29th)
Michael Turner vs. Panthers (30th)
Daniel Thomas (Questionable) vs. Jets (28th)
Miles Austin and Dez Bryant vs. Patriots (32nd)
Steve Smith vs. Falcons (30th)
Santonio Holmes vs. Dolphins (29th)
Visanthe Shiancoe vs. Bears (32rd)
Dustin Keller vs. Dolphins (31st)
Heath Miller vs. Jaguars (30th)
Kellen Winslow vs. Saints (29th)
That's going to wrap things up for this fake football post. Remember if you have fantasy questions, hit me up on fantasydaddy.com from 8:30am to 9:30am Sunday morning and I will answer all fantasy football questions in the live chat. If you tweet, feel free to send any start/sit questions to @fantasydaddy. You can listen to the HBR Fantasy Football show on XTRA Sports 1360 on Thursday nights at 7pm. If you miss the show you are able to download/listen to the fantasy football podcasts in the XTRA Sports 1360 podcenter.