Fantasy Player Projections

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QBTom Brady

Tom Brady

280 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Brady came through once again with a solid fantasy outing against the Broncos in Week 5. While he only threw one touchdown pass, he was able to score his second rushing touchdown of the season. The Seahawks have a tough defense, but no one should sit Brady regardless.

RBStevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley

65 rush yards, rush TD

While Ridley finished Week 5 with his best rushing effort of the season (151 yards and a touchdown), he did fumble late in the game, which could cause head coach Bill Belichick to give other running backs more carries. For now, though, Ridley remains a good RB2 in Week 6 at Seattle.

RBBrandon Bolden

Brandon Bolden

40 rush yards, 1 rec, 10 rec yards

Bolden followed up his breakout Week 4 outing with 14 carries for 54 yards in Week 5 against Denver. Bolden could prove to be a useful fantasy player later in the season, but for now, he's a better reserve.

WRWes Welker

Wes Welker

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

For the third consecutive game, Welker finished with more than 100 yards receiving. He also got his first touchdown catch of the season in Week 5. Despite the Seahawks' good pass defense, Welker is a must-start fantasy player.

WRBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

6 rec, 65 yards

For the second straight outing, Lloyd caught just three balls in Week 5 against the Broncos. He posted 34 yards and he has just one touchdown catch this season. Despite the numbers, and Wes Welker's targets, Lloyd remains a good fantasy starter in Week 6 at Seattle.

TERob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Gronk was held out of the end zone in Week 5 against Denver, but he has three touchdowns this season and remains one of the best options at the position. The Seahawks are a tough defense, but Gronk is a must-start player.

TEAaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

3 rec, 30 yards

There's a small chance Hernandez (ankle) will be back in the lineup in Week 6 at Seattle, but fantasy owners should give him another week before relying on him. There are too many other quality tight ends out there than to take this risk.

KStephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Gostkowski had just one field goal in Week 5 against Denver, but he also had four extra points. He has had two or fewer field goals in three games this season, but he has also had four or more extra points in three games, too.


INT, 2 Sacks, TD

The Patriots' defense has forced nine turnovers over the past two weeks, but has only two sacks. The Pats are allowing a little more than 22 points per game, but the Seahawks have a rookie quarterback that Bill Belichick's defense should be able to rattle. Keep this unit active in all fantasy formats.

QBRussell Wilson

Russell Wilson

195 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 30 rush yards

The rookie quarterback out of Wisconsin threw for 221 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions at Carolina in Week 5. The Patriots are allowing 291 passing yards per game, which ranks among the worst in the league. That makes Wilson a borderline fantasy starter this week because four teams are on byes.

RBMarshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

95 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 18 rec yards

For the fifth straight game, Lynch reached the 20-carry mark, rushing for 80 yards on 21 attempts. He was unable to score his third touchdown of the season, but he remains a must-start running back in all formats. If your fantasy draft was held today, he'd be a first-round pick again.

RBRobert Turbin

Robert Turbin

25 rush yards, 1 rec, 5 rec yards

After a promising Week 4 outing in which the rookie rushed six times for 45 yards, Turbin had just four carries for six yards in Week 5 at Carolina. He's still best used in fantasy as Marshawn Lynch's handcuff.

WRSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

5 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

In Week 5 at Carolina, Rice had five grabs for 67 yards -- both season-highs -- and he's starting to show a better rapport with his rookie signal-caller. The Patriots have a relatively weak pass defense, which makes Rice a decent option in Week 6.

WRGolden Tate

Golden Tate

3 rec, 40 yards

Tate caught his third touchdown pass of the season in Week 5 at Carolina. The third-year receiver goes up against a porous Patriots pass defense in Week 6, but he's still no better than a WR3 in most formats.

TEZach Miller

Zach Miller

3 rec, 30 yards

Miller caught three passes for a season-high 59 yards at Carolina in Week 5. He was only targeted three times, however, and he hasn't been targeted more than four times all season. Worse, he hasn't scored yet this season.

KSteven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Hauschka was good on all four kicks in Week 5, including three field goals and one extra point. He's averaging two field goals per game, which makes him an average fantasy kicker for now.


INT, 3 Sacks

The Seahawks gave up only 12 points and 190 total yards to the Panthers in Week 5. They also recorded four sacks and two turnovers, and they continue to be a very good fantasy unit. However, the Patriots are coming to town, and that's not a good fantasy matchup for any defense.
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