Matt Forte wasn’t one of the big time, high scorers for week 6 in the 2011 fantasy football season, but he still put together yet another solid game for his owners. Watching Matt Forte run the ball, he looks smooth and always seems to be gaining positive yardage, in big chunks too! I would use his services in salary cap leagues almost every week until he slows down. LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson and Rashard Mendenhall all had big games this week, going over 120 rushing yards each and a touchdown. Josh Freeman finally broke through with a good QB performance going for 23 completions, 303 yards and 2 touchdowns. One more game like that from him and maybe we can start picking him as a cheap QB option in fantasy football weekly salary cap games.
Tight end, Jimmy Graham had a huge day with 7 catches for 124 yards, and Marques Colston had his first big game of the season bringing in 7 catches, for 118 yards and a score. Lets not forget Frank Gore who had a huge day on the ground too, with 141 yards and a TD. Michael Turner got loose on the grond with 139 and 2, while Devin Hester torched it up on Sunday night with a kick return touchdown and a deep bomb touchdown from Jay Cutler. Hester finished the night with 5 rec, 91, 1 and 134 return yards and the touchdown. Adrian Peterson seemed to be held in check this week with only 39 yards on the ground, but still managed to produce a score, typical AP. Brees was Brees, Brady was Brady and Tony Romo did good too this week, lets move on to injuries.
LeGarrette Blount missed the game this week with a bum knee. The Bucs are saying that he could be out for another couple weeks or so. With the way Earnest Graham produced at tail back this past weekend, I wouldn’t expect the Bucs to rush LeGarrette Blount back into the mix. Look for Earnest Graham to produce quality numbers as the starter. Joseph Addai missed week 6 action with a sensitive hamstring. He might also miss week 7, so look for Donald Brown and Delone Carter to get all the work again next week if Addai can’t go. Brandon Jacobs missed his first game of the season with a hurt knee. We have no word yet on when he’ll be back. He could possibly come back after the Giants’ week 7 bye week.
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