Matthew Stafford: Talk surrounding the Eagles has centered around offensive turnovers but has ignored what they’re capable of on the other side of the ball. They’ve held opposing quarterbacks to just 11 fantasy points a game, and Stafford has struggled to get a once 5,000-plus yard arm going. Sit him if you can.
Ahmad Bradshaw: Fantasy owners will struggle to sit Bradshaw after he lit up the Browns for 200 rushing yards and a score in week five. But with a different week comes a different beast, and the San Francisco 49ers lead the league in rushing yards surrendered. Take our advice: fight the urge, bench Bradshaw.
Brandon Lloyd: Despite a sizeable number of looks in his direction from a premier play-caller, Brandon Lloyd has yet to really reward fantasy owners who drafted him in the early rounds. Compounding matters this week is the return of one of Brady’s favorite targets, Aaron Hernandez, whom Lloyd will have to fight for fantasy relevancy, all the while fending off Seattle’s NBA forward-esque cornerbacks.
Scott Chandler: Chandler’s week four explosion against the Pats had a lot of fantasy owners salivating over his red zone potential, but here’s the real deal: Scott Chandler gets four catches a game. Now maybe they’ll be red zone targets, maybe they won’t, but there will be four of them. Against the Cards, there is little YAC potential, and Arizona hasn’t made a habit of surrendering scores to tight ends.
Seattle Seahawks: Seattle has become something of a set-and-forget defense; they’ve posted double-digit points in four of their five games and have yet to give up more than 20 points a game. But when is the last time you felt safe leaving a defense in against the Patriots?