Fantasy football enters the sixth week with some key injuries and tights ends on bye weeks. The tight end position is a key issue because there is only one spot on most fantasy football teams and one back up. One of the top five fantasy football tight ends was knocked out for at least a few weeks last weekend, Jermichael Finley left the Green Bay Packers game with a knee injury that will sideline him for three to six weeks.
This week the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals are on a bye week. Only fantasy football owners of Jermaine Gresham are affected by this. The other three teams have no top twenty fantasy football tight ends so they will not make much of an impact on fantasy football owners.
Three Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Start in Week Six of Fantasy Football
Aaron Hernandez: New England Patriots
Tom Brady is entering his game against the Baltimore Ravens with limited weapons so look for him to go down to his third and fourth check down receivers. That puts Aaron Hernandez at the top of the preferred receivers list. Hernandez will see plenty of quick dump off passes in this game and he should rack up some decent fantasy football receiving numbers. Start Hernandez over all but the top three fantasy football tight ends in week six of fantasy football.
Tony Gonzalez: Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons and Tony Gonzalez go up against one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles have been lit up all season and this game should be no different. Look for Tony Gonzalez to have a big day in Lincoln Field October 17th. Start Tony Gonzalez over all but the top five fantasy football tight ends in the sixth week of fantasy football.
Dustin Keller: New York Jets
Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets will be out of sorts in Invesco Field and he will find solace by hooking up with his favorite receiver Dustin Keller. Keller should have a big day on the road and he may break 100 yards receiving in this game. Start Dustin Keller over all but the top seven fantasy football tight ends in week six of fantasy football.
Three Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Sit in Week Six of Fantasy Football
Marcedes Lewis: Jacksonville Jaguars
The Tennessee Titans defense is tough on most NFL tight ends and Marcedes Lewis may find out all too soon. Look for Marcedes Lewis to get shut down by the unrelenting Tennessee Titans defense. Sit Marcedes Lewis unless the best available fantasy football tight end is ninth or worse.
Tony Scheffler: Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions run into an improving New York Giants defense that could eat up Scheffler over the middle. The front seven of the New York Giants is clicking on all cylinders and Scheffler will take more than a few shots for trying to beat them on the slant pattern. Sit Tony Scheffler unless the best available fantasy football tight end is 10th or worse.
Brent Celek: Philadelphia Eagles
Brent Celek has been terrible to this point of the season for fantasy football owners. Worst of all for anyone that watched the Eagles vs the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Celek dropped more than one key reception. Sit Brent Celek unless the best fantasy football alternative is 10th best or worse.
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