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Our Start of the Week for Week 6 has yet to play since Shonn Greene faces the Dolphins on Monday night, so we'll just take a look at our other recommendations for this past week. But make sure you check back after Monday night when Greene has an outstanding performance (right, Shonn?).

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Some of our positive start recommendations from this week included Matt Ryan, Anquan Boldin, Aaron Hernandez and Brandon Pettigrew, who were all Top 10 options at their respective positions. But we also told you to start Ryan Torain, Victor Cruz and Pierre Garcon, who had some horrible performances.

For sit recommendations, we warned you against using Santana Moss, Owen Daniels, Mike Williams and Reggie Wayne. But saying to bench Rashard Mendenhall, Jay Cutler, Jahvid Best and Jacoby Jones turned out to be bad calls.

Then again, if you looked at our sleepers, you would have started Colt McCoy, Earnest Graham and Fred Davis, who all had quality games in Week 6.

Editor's note: The Fantasy points are based on a standard-scoring league with six points for all touchdowns.

Full Disclosure from Week 6
Start of the Week
Player Fantasy Points (projected) Fantasy Points (actual) Start percentage Rank at position
Shonn Greene, RB, Jets 11 N/A 85 N/A
Recommended starts that made us look good
Player Fantasy Points (projected) Fantasy Points (actual) Start percentage Rank at position
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons 20 18 68 No. 7
Anquan Boldin, WR, Ravens 8 13 75 No. 5
Cedric Benson, RB, Bengals 15 11 88 No. 11
A.J. Green, WR, Bengals 12 11 93 No. 9
Aaron Hernandez, TE, Patriots 12 10 70 No. 3
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions 10 10 64 No. 4
Recommended starts that made us look bad
Player Fantasy Points (projected) Fantasy Points (actual) Start percentage Rank at position
Eli Manning, QB, Giants 22 11 66 No. 20
James Starks, RB, Packers 10 5 59 No. 25
Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts 10 3 86 No. 57
Ryan Torain, RB, Redskins 10 2 67 No. 42
Victor Cruz, WR, Giants 10 1 85 No. 69
Recommended sits that made us look good
Player Fantasy Points (projected) Fantasy Points (actual) Start percentage Rank at position
Alex Smith, QB, 49ers 15 7 16 No. 23
Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts 7 5 73 No. 41
Mike Williams, WR, Bucs 7 5 70 No. 42
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers 7 4 53 No. 30
Delone Carter, RB, Colts 8 4 32 No. 26
Santana Moss, WR, Redskins 7 3 61 No. 58
Owen Daniels, TE, Texans 8 1 76 No. 28
Scott Chandler, TE, Bills 6 0 18 No. 31
Rex Grossman, QB, Redskins 16 Minus-3 10 No. 29
Recommended sits that made us look bad
Player Fantasy Points (projected) Fantasy Points (actual) Start percentage Rank at position
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers 7 20 72 No. 5
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears 14 20 23 No. 5
Jacoby Jones, WR, Texans 4 13 8 No. 6
Jahvid Best, RB, Lions 9 10 83 No. 14
Dallas Clark, TE, Colts 6 9 36 No. 7
Sleepers that shined in Week 6
Player Fantasy Points (projected) Fantasy Points (actual) Start percentage Rank at position
Colt McCoy, QB, Browns 19 19 18 No. 6
Earnest Graham, RB, Bucs 10 12 57 No. 9
James Jones, WR, Packers 8 9 45 No. 17
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Raiders 8 9 47 No. 22
Fred Davis, TE, Redskins 8 9 24 No. 8
Mark Ingram, RB, Saints 9 8 55 No. 20
Sleepers that struggled in Week 6
Player Fantasy Points (projected) Fantasy Points (actual) Start percentage Rank at position
Sam Bradford, QB, Rams 16 10 12 No. 21
Benjamin Watson, TE, Browns 7 3 21 No. 18
Heath Miller, TE, Steelers 8 2 16 No. 25
Michael Bush, RB, Raiders 8 2 20 No. 36

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"Y'all will see a big significant difference in the way I play, the speed. I won't have to think about a lot of stuff," Richardson said earlier this offseason. "It's going to be big -- timing with the offensive line, timing with Andrew (Luck), just knowing a lot more with the program, the whole system.

"They haven't seen everything they're going to get out of me yet. A lot of it is going to come next year. A lot of it is going to come in the offseason. I'm going to put in a lot of work, as I've been doing this whole season. This season humbled me. ... This season was a lesson to me."

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"It's going to be very, very important for (Richardson) to be here for the offseason program and to dive into this thing full steam ahead, which he will," Pagano said. "He wants to be great. He's got all the talent. He's got all the ability. We would have never done what we did if we didn't believe that deep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign."


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Meachem is a seven-year NFL veteran who was originally the club's first round draft pick (27th overall) in 2007. He re-signed with the Saints prior to the start of the 2013 regular season and appeared in 15 games with five starts. He finished with 16 receptions for 324 yards with two touchdowns.

Meachem said signing with the Saints now should help with his preparations as he will be able to take part in the team's offseason conditioning program, OTAs and mini-camp. Plus, "this is home," he said.


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That season, Tomlinson came from San Diego to New York after he was released. He responded with a team-high 914 yards with six touchdowns on 219 carries and caught 52 passes. He was supposed to be Shonn Greene's backup, but Tomlinson was so impressive that he won the starting job and became an integral part of a team that came within one game of the Super Bowl.

Maybe Johnson, who was let go by the Titans, can do the same thing.

"I can turn the bad things people are saying into a good thing for me, to give me motivation, to keep me hungry and to keep a chip on my shoulder and prove the naysayers wrong," he said Thursday.

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"I came back in a relatively short period of time because of when I had my surgery, so he's at least afforded more time to get ready," Aikman said. "But having said that, two back surgeries in less than a year at his age, I would be a bit concerned.

"I'm hopeful that he's able to come back -- everybody is. This team won't be the same if he's not able to. I anticipate that he will come back. But to say that, 'Hey, he's ahead of schedule and everything's going fine,' I'm not sure how you can really measure that here in April."


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The Bengals hold the rights to Green through the 2015 season. And in 2016, if a long-term deal hasn't been signed yet, the Bengals can use the franchise tag on Green for that season.

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