Fantasy Football Rankings Week 6: Model that beat experts says bench Ben Roethlisberger
Advanced computer model says bench Ben Roethlisberger and start Elijah McGuire.
If you're setting your Week 6 Fantasy Football lineups, thinking about trades, or searching the waiver wire for the perfect addition to your team, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say.
When it comes to ranking players, their model outperformed human experts last season by 25 percent when there was a big difference in ranking -- four spots for a QB, seven for a RB and nine for a WR.
Over the course of a season, that could be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, it was all over Colts WR T.Y. Hilton as a top-five play, even though Hilton had only topped 100 yards once this season. The result: seven catches for 177 yards, the second-most by a receiver last week. It was also all over Cam Newton's season-high 355 yards passing despite Newton only hitting 300 once this season before that.
One player the model loves this week: Jets RB Elijah McGuire. He's owned in less than 50 percent of CBS Sports leagues - so he is more than likely available on your waiver wire - and could be in for a heavy workload this week with Matt Forte (toe) and Bilal Powell (calf) hurt for the Jets. This week, McGuire and the Jets host the Patriots, who are allowing 5.0 yards per rush to opposing running backs. Put McGuire in your lineups with confidence this week, especially in PPR formats.
A player to avoid: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Chiefs. Currently the eighth-ranked fantasy QB, Big Ben should be on your bench this weekend. Roethlisberger is coming off a career-high five interceptions against the Jaguars and even questioned whether he "had it anymore." Now he goes on the road to face the Chiefs in a hostile environment. KC is seventh in sacks with 17 and third in tackles with 366.
SportsLine's projections are calling for a pedestrian one touchdown, one interception performance from Roethlisberger, who will only guide the Steelers to 18 points.
The model is also calling for a shocker at QB to crack the fantasy football rankings top 15. People are overlooking him, and he might be sitting on your waiver wire right now.
So who should you sit and start this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 6 rankings for every single position, and see which top-15 QB may be available on your waiver wire right now, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season.
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