Fantasy Cheat Sheet: Week 6

A week's worth of advice to help you make your last-minute moves

Originally Published: October 13, 2012
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider
Robert Griffin IIIPaul Frederiksen/US PRESSWIRE"What's that? My backup isn't a good play in fantasy football? Got it!"

Week 6 Cheat Sheet

Each week, the cheat sheet combs through the choicest Insider fantasy advice to provide owners with last-minute roster advice for the weekend. Here is this week's edition:

Top Tips

Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: The top scorer in all of fantasy football entering Week 5, RG3 suffered a concussion during the loss to Atlanta, finishing the game with just three points in ESPN standard scoring (that's down from his average of around 25 per game). He has been cleared to practice this week but awaits a clearance for contact. If he is cleared, then good, great, grand, wonderful: Activate him. If he isn't, Eric Karabell -- in Four Downs this week -- does not recommend picking up and starting his replacement, fellow rook Kirk Cousins.

Arizona Cardinals RBs: Beanie Wells was placed on injured reserve/designated to return earlier this season, and his backfield mate Ryan Williams has joined him on the shelf with a season-ending shoulder injury. So who picks up the slack for the Cards? It's LaRod Stephens-Howling and William Powell. KC Joyner writes in his Fantasy Foresight column that the Cardinals face a good matchup on the ground this week against the Buffalo Bills (the second-most RB fantasy points against this season), before tough matchups with Minnesota (Week 7) and San Francisco (Week 8).

Tim Kavanagh

Fantasy and Insider
Tim Kavanagh is an associate editor for ESPN Fantasy and Insider, with specific responsibility for NHL and fantasy hockey coverage in addition to other sports.