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Week 6 Start/Sit: Bad Matchups

The decision to start/sit a player really depends on your alternatives. For example, you should not sit any of these players if your alternative is some guy you just got off waivers. But if you are trying to decide between a couple marginal players, here are some players/teams with some bad matchups this week that I would sit:

QB JT O’Sullivan (SF): JTO has been playing pretty well this year, but he has a very tough matchup against a Philadelphia team that is very hungry for a big win. Philly has lost two straight and needs to get a win to keep pace with their NFC East rivals. Look for Philly to put a lot of pressure on JTO and force him to make some bad throws. Plus, the Eagles are very solid against the run, so Gore will not be able to take much pressure off.

QB Jon Kitna (DET): Kitna has not been playing very well lately, and there are rumors swirling that Dan Orlovsky and/or Drew Stanton could soon get an opportunity to lead the Lions offense. Either way, he does not have a very good matchup against an aggressive Vikings Defense.

RB Michael Turner (ATL): Why do I hate Michael Turner? I am not sure. But I do not like his matchup this week. As I have said before, he has only done well against bad defenses. And the Bears are not a bad defense. Unlike Green Bay, the Bears will not sit back and let Matt Ryan throw the ball, which will make it hard for Turner to find room to run. Look for him to struggle, like he did against Carolina and Tampa. He has played better at home, but I still think he will struggle.

RB Rudi Johnson, RB Kevin Smith (DET): Not only is the RB situation in Detroit entirely unclear, but they are up against the Vikings, who play the run very well. Neither of these guys are worth a start.

WR Braylon Edwards (CLE): Most of you probably relegated Braylon to the bench awhile ago, but for those of you who are considering him this week, I would advice against it. The Giants have a very good defense and will put a lot of pressure on Anderson. Plus, Edwards has not shown that he is worth a start this year, so I would go with another option, if you have one.

WR Roddy White (CHI): White has burned me before when I put him on this list, but I am more confident this time around. White had a nasty collision this week in practice, and might not 100% on Sunday. Either way, he does not have a good matchup against the Bears, who have a pretty good defense. Much like Michael Turner, White has benefited from playing some poor defenses, but has struggled a little against better competition.

Also, remember that the following teams are on bye this week: Buffalo, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee.

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