World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 6′s NFL action.
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Shonn Greene, RB, Jets: It’s about time. Greene finally had a quality outing, rushing for 161 yards — 40 less than his total through Week 5 — and three touchdowns. But don’t be deceived. Four straight weeks of awful outings doesn’t change things. I’d still keep him on my bench until he proves consistent.
Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers: Nelson has been up and down since Greg Jennings was injured, but he had nice catches for 121 yards and three touchdowns against the Texans. Don’t expect this to be the norm — Aaron Rodgers had six touchdowns passes on the night. But this could be a sign Nelson will be producing more consistently going forward.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Bengals: Green-Ellis hasn’t scored a touchdown in three weeks, nor has he broke 100 yards. But he is still the main guy in Cincinnati. Keep him in your lineup while he’s getting carries.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans: Johnson hasn’t reached the endzone this season, but he did rush for 91 yards against a good Pittsburgh defense last week. He’s gone over 100 total yards in two of the last three weeks. As scary as he may be, you have to start him this week against the Bills.
Mikel Leshoure, RB, Lions: Leshoure has turned into a solid back. Not only has he been running well, he’s been on the receiving end of plenty of passes. Keep him in your lineup.
Tony Romo, QB Cowboys: Stay away. Romo has turned the ball over at least once in every game this season, and with DeMarco Murray out, expect defenses to focus on Romo.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles: Maclin was targeted 10 times against the Lions, catching six for 130 yards and a touchdown. He seems to be fully recovered from his hip injury, but wait for consistent production — Maclin’s numbers were aided by a 70-yard touchdown reception.
Mike Williams, WR, Buccaneers: Williams had a second straight week of four receptions for over 100 yards, and he added a touchdown this week. Use him as a low-end No. 2 receiver.
Aaron Hernandez, TE Patriots: In his first game back, Hernandez had six receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown despite a rough day for the Patriot offense. He’s a starter for the rest of the season.
DeMarco Murray, RB Cowboys: Murray suffered a sprained left foot and ligament damage Sunday against the Ravens and has already been ruled out against the Panthers. This injury could hang around.
>> Also: Trent Richardson, RB, Browns; Kevin Kolb, QB, Cardinals
Felix Jones, RB, Cowboys: With Murray out this week, Jones will get the majority of Dallas’ carries. In Murray’s absence last week, Jones had over 100 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. If you need a bye week fill-in, Jones is the guy to grab.
>> Also: Donnie Avery, WR, Colts; Josh Gordon, WR, Browns; Jermaine Gresham, TE, Bengals; Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers