NFL Fantasy Football: Week 6 Champs and Chumps

Contributed by: Jeff Sperber
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2012 1:03 AM

QB Champs

I am allowed to have as many QB champs as I want. I make the rules here.

Aaron Rodgers: 338 pass yds, 6 pass TDs, 17 rush yds.

If he’s on your team and you still lost, it’s time to retire from fantasy football.

Robert Griffin III: 182 pass yds, pass TD, INT, 138 rush yds, 2 rush TDs

RG3 was second in rushing yards for the week. So much for that concussion.

Josh Freeman: 328 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, INT, 5 rush yds

Hit the waiver wire, ladies and gentlemen. Freeman is a great start next week against the Saints’ 26th-ranked pass defense.

Peyton Manning: 309 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, INT

Manning actually played even better than his stat line suggests.

Russell Wilson: 293 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, 17 rush yds, fumble lost

Don’t expect these types of numbers every week from Wilson. In fact, never expect these types of numbers from him ever again.

Michael Vick: 311 pass yds, 2 pass TDs, 2 INTs, 59 rush yds

Vick has roughly one million turnovers so far this year and he might not even be the Eagles’ starting QB for much longer. Still, let’s give him credit where credit is due—he had a very good fantasy week. Being put on this list is actually the best thing to happen to him all season.

QB Chumps

Matt Ryan: 249 pass yds, pass TD, 3 INTs, 15 rush yds

Against the Raiders (the Raiders!), Matty Ice melted.

Andrew Luck: 280 pass yds, 2 INTs, -1 rush yds, fumble lost

Round 6 in “The Battle of the 2012 QB Class” goes to RG3.

Matt Schaub: 232 pass yds, 2 rush yds

If you multiply the number of touchdown passes Schaub had by 100, he still didn’t have as many touchdown passes as Aaron Rodgers did in that game. (0 x 100 = 0)


RB Champs

Shonn Greene: 161 rush yds, 3 rush TDs

Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

Ray Rice: 63 rush yds, 2 rush TDs, 43 rec yds

The only member of the Baltimore Ravens who wasn’t injured against the Cowboys.

Ahmad Bradshaw: 116 rush yds, rush TD, 4 rec yds

Who are you and what have you done with the real Ahmad Bradshaw?!

RB Chumps

Stevan Ridley: 34 rush yds

He was a champ last week. He was a champ the week before that. Looks like the first two times were the charm.

Michael Turner: 33 rush yds, 6 rec yds

He is old so a week of rest could do him some good. (He is not old in terms of normal people; he is football player old.)

Marshawn Lynch: 41 rush yds, 11 rec yds

He clearly needs to increase his weekly Skittles intake.


WR Champs

Jordy Nelson: 121 rec yds, 3 rec TDs

There’s the Jordy Nelson we all know and love.

AJ Green: 135 rec yds, 2 rec TDs

The best WR of the season so far.

Dez Bryant: 95 rec yds, 2 rec TDs, 10 return yds

Only a champ in the fantasy football world.

Wes Welker: 138 rec yds, rec TD, 68 return yds

Remember after Week 1 when everyone got worried that Welker was going to have an off year?

WR Chumps

Antonio Brown: 20 rec yds, 10 return yds

Antonio Brown or Mike Wallace? Flip a coin.

Dwayne Bowe: 21 rec yds

I’d trade him for a high five or a hug.

Brian Hartline: 0

Zip. Zilch. Zero. 0. Nada. Loser.


TE Champ

Antonio Gates: 81 rec yds, 2 rec TDs

We didn't have any TE champs until the Broncos vs. Chargers game Monday night.

TE Chumps

Take your pick:

Vernon Davis, Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Gonzalez, Brent Celek, Dennis Pitta, Jermichael Finley, Martellus Bennett, Dustin Keller, Scott Chandler


Kicker Champ

Jason Hanson: 1/1 0-19 FG, 1/1 30-39 FG, 2/2 40-49 FG, 2/2 XP

Good for 12+ fantasy points every week.

Kicker Chump

Greg Zuerlein: 1/2 30-39 FG, 1/1 40-49 FG, 0/2 50+ FG

So much for him being the best kicker in the league. There were kickers who were statistically worse, but Zuerlein was the biggest letdown.

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