Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) makes a catch against Chicago Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams (58) and cornerback Isaiah Frey (31) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Saints beat the Bears 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Must Start Player: Jimmy Graham (TE) New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham should be a must start player every week. That is how talented he is. But when you combine him with the Patriots, you get absolute bedlam in your fantasy box score. The Patriots defense is one of the top units in the NFL, but they flat out cannon cover tight ends. They were burned badly in week four by Tony Gonzalez, and they followed it up by getting beat by rookie Tyler Eifert, and young start Jermaine Gresham in week five. Look for Drew Brees to connect with Graham early and often, which will result in a lot of fantasy points for you.
Must Sit Pick: Washington Redskins Defense
First of all, if you have had the Skins defense starting at all here in 2013, you should not be playing fantasy football. They are one of, if not the worst defensive group in football, and their performances have shown it. Now they will have to deal with a mad Cowboys team, that has just come off of a 522 yard, 48 point performance against the Broncos. This game will be another high scoring affair, and you can count on Tony Romo to tear up this Washington defense.
Sleeper Pick: Larry Fitzgerald (WR) Arizona Cardinals
It’s hard to label one of the top receivers in all of football as a “sleeper” pick, but his situation in Arizona has led to him being one of these types of fantasy players. He faces the vaunted 49ers defense this week, but Fitz has the skill set to go off against a defense like this. San Francisco plays a lot of man coverage, which will play right into the Cardinals hands. Aside from Calvin Johnson, there is not a receiver in this league that can go up and make a grab in traffic better than Larry Fitzgerald can, and I think he is in line for a few Carson Palmer bombs on Sunday.
My name is Matt Wincherauk, but you already knew that. I am a second year English student at the University of Regina. I am a diehard Patriots fan, and a Boston sports fan in general. Writing about sports is my passion! Hit me up on twitter and we can talk Patriots or anything sports related at @TheMattyWin and @MattyWinPats.