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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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Gray learned his lesson. "The tough part for me was to watch it, and not participate in a matter I thought I should," he told Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. "But it's motivation going into the offseason. I just know I need to work harder, so I'll never get myself in that position again." 

Still on the Patriots, Gray believes he'll get a clean slate next season, and he's spending the offseason preparing himself for the opportunity. 

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