Week 6 Patch Pick'Em

Fair Lawn residents Stuart Pace, Steve Brown,Rich Seibel and Zak Koeske make their fantasy football selections for the weekend

Welcome to the weekly Patch NFL Pick 'Em, where Fair Lawn residents and wannabe NFL prognosticators Stuart Pace, Steve Brown, Rich Seibel and Zak Koeske offer up their picks for three games each week and dish out a little fantasy football advice to boot.

If you'd like our opinion on fantasy roster moves, have a fantasy football question you'd like answered or would like to compete against us as a Guest Picker, email Patch NFL Pick 'Em at zak.koeske@patch.com

This week's Pick 'Em games:

  • Indianapolis Colts (2-2) @ New York Jets (2-3) -- Sunday, 1 p.m.
  • New York Giants (3-2) @ San Francisco (4-1) -- Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
  • Green Bay Packers (2-3) @ Houston Texans (5-0) -- Sunday, 8:20 p.m.

Click here and scroll to the bottom to see this week's Patch Survivor picks.

Stuart Pace’s Game Picks:

New York Jets, San Francisco and Green Bay

New York Jets over Indianapolis Colts -- OK, the Jets offense is pathetic. The defense is average. But this is the Colts after an emotional upset victory going on the road and the Jets who are underperforming in every aspect of the game. The Jets need to stick with Franchez and stop the Tebow project now. Jets at home in desperation mode without their best defensive and offensive weapon. A caged animal if you will. Take the J--T-S at home. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

San Francisco 49ers over New York Giants -- The 49ers are in midseason form and have been pretty consistent. The Giants have been a little up and down and can't afford a start like they had against Cleveland. Manning needs to keep an extra blocker in the backfield so he isn't beat to crap by the pass rush.The better QB wears blue, but the better D wears gold. Niners by 3. Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

Green Bay Packers over Houston Texans -- I can't imagine that the Packers are as bad as they are playing. The Texans are tough, but not unbeatable. The Packers NEED to win this game and Houston doesn't. Plus the QB the Texans are facing this week isn't named Sanchez or Tannehill, it's Rodgers. Packers by a field goal. Confidence Level: 2

Upset of the Week

Seattle Seahawks over New England Patriots -- Strictly because its a game the Pats don't need, 3000 miles from home. Just a hunch.

Sleeper of the  Week

David Wilson, RB (NYG) -- He won't be in to pick up the blitzes for Eli, but I think they need his speed to surprise the 49ers D. Look for him to come in on very obvious passing situations. Kind of a weapon the Giants haven't unleashed yet.

Bust of the Week

Reggie Bush, RB (MIA) -- Bush is hurting and the Rams have been playing pretty tough run D. Look for Miami to keep Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller in the game which will lower Reggie's touches.

Steve Brown’s Picks:

Indianapolis, San Francisco and Houston

Indianapolis Colts over New York Jets --  Well it is being argued that the Jets can win this game and be 3-3, right where people expected them to be at this point of the season. And that is possible, but it seems to me with their massive injury losses, lack of real game-breaking weapons and a QB sweating harder than a whore in church, they are ripe to be upset and lose this one to a much more mentally upbeat and motivated team in the Colts.  If the Colts had anything resembling a running game this game would be my 3-point pick, but with the season on the line and home field advantage, I can't discount the Jets completely. I'll take the Colts and hope a couple of early Sanchez misfires make the boos rain down all night long. Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

San Francisco 49ers over New York Giants -- Right this instant I am sitting in a cubicle being overwhelmed by some sort of industrial strength glue being used in some nearby construction so perhaps I'm not at my best, but it seems to me that YA Tittle and Frank Gifford are going to have a hard time moving the ball against these Niners. I also think the Niners tandem of the Eggman and I am the Walrus will coo-coo-cachooo all day long. But really what I think is the Niners do best exactly what it takes to stop the Giants (Eli, Cruz and Bradshaw) offense and have enough firepower on their own offense to win a low-scoring defensively intense game of attrition at home. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

Houston Texans over Green Bay Packers -- Not sure what has gone wrong for the Pack, but that things have gone south since last year sitting at 3-2 is undeniable. Often I like to take really talented teams in desperate need of a win but I can't see that happening in this one. Yes, they lost Brian Cushing to injury on a cheap back of the knees chop block by Matt Slauson, and they did not embarrass the Jets on Monday night, but the Texans look balanced on both sides of the ball. They can hurt you with both the run and the pass on O and have some real kamikaze's rushing the passer in their front seven. Give me the Texans to romp and stomp at home. Confidence Level: 2 

Upset of the Week

Kansas City Chiefs over Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Can I just pick two upsets next week? I don't like a single dog this week. If forced I'll take the Chiefs to beat the Bucaneers. Jamaal Charles is some kind of wonderful and there is a slight chance that Brady Quinn will jump start his career by deciding that getting the ball to Charles and Bowe while facing the 32nd-ranked pass defense gives him a chance of looking good. I don't love this pick but if I got to, I got to.

Sleeper of the Week

Kevin Kolb, QB (ARI) -- Well-rested, motivated and facing the league's 31st-ranked defense. If you find yourself in desperate need for a starting QB you could do a lot worse than hoping that Kolb hooks up with Fitzgerald a few times this week.

Bust of the Week

Stevan Ridley, RB (NE) -- I advocated for this kid as a sleeper before the season started and he has done OK with 441 yards and a 5.1 yards per carry average, but he hasonly hit paydirt one time, his workload hasn't been what I envisioned and he faces an amazingly stout Seattle Seahawks run defense this week. I would look eleswhere for a fill in RB this week.

Rich Seibel's Picks:

New York Jets, San Francisco and Houston

New York Jets over Indianapolis Colts -- The Jets are favored at home and should win here. But who knows, they may have packed it in already. Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

San Francisco 49ers over New York Giants -- This has always been a battle of great offense versus great defense. I just think the Niners offense has improved and the Giants D is lacking at this time. It should be interesting to see how the Niners use No. 45 (keeping the sidelines warm, perhaps?). Also, Colin Kaepernick has to be accounted for. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

Houston Texans over Green Bay Packers -- The Packers defense is weak, they have no running game and they do not look like a playoff team. Houston does and they are at home. Confidence Level: 2

Upset of the Week

Cleveland Browns over Cincinnati Bengals -- The Browns have played several teams tough for one, two, even thre quarters. This is the week they put it all together. Plus they are the only team whose throwback uniforms look exactly like the modern uniforms. Very creative helmet design, too.

Sleeper of the Week

Kyle Wilson, WR (SF) -- Williams, who had a disastrous game against the Giants inthe NFC Championship game, will become Kapernick's new deep target. (And Rich's penchant for picking insignificant current and former 49ers as his sleepers every week continues!)

Bust of the Week

Tom Brady, QB (NE) -- Tom Brady, wont have a great day in the Great Northwest. Too much noise.

Zak Koeske's picks:

Indianapolis, San Francisco and Green Bay

Indianapolis Colts over New York Jets -- I liked the Colts as a sleeper team going into this year and they seem to be on the right track with last week's stunning come from behind win against Green Bay. With Donald Brown out, rookie Vick Ballard should be in for a solid debut as a starter against the Jets' awful run defense, but this game will be in Andrew Luck's hands. If he protects the ball, the Colts will win. Confidence Level: 1 (least confident)

San Francisco 49ers over New York Giants -- The Giants have yet to beat even a halfway decent team this year (the combined record of the opponents they've beaten is 2-12) and their sluggish start against the Brownies last week certainly didn't add any confidence. The Niners look to me like the best team in the NFL, with the scores in their back-to-back blowout wins the past two weeks resembling lopsided college football spreads, I'd be crazy to bet against them. Confidence Level: 3 (most confident)

Green Bay Packers over Houston Texans -- Green Bay is 2-3, but they haven't played a pushover yet and have been in every game. They're clearly not the team they were the past two years, but they're still a playoff team. The schedule eases up after this one, so what better way to kick off a winning streak than to knock off the undefeated Texans in Houston. With Ced Benson out (not that he was going to be doing much running against the Texans anyways), this will be the Aaron Rodgers show. I think he rises to the occasion. Confidence Level: 2

Upset of the Week

Seattle Seahawks over New England Patriots -- The Seahawks stingy D at home against the Patriots should be a recipe for another low-scoring Seattle slugfest. The 'Hawks hang on by talon.

Sleeper of the Week

Vick Ballard, RB (IND) -- Ballard is getting the start in place of the injured Donald Brown and he couldn't have drawn a more favorable first matchup than the New York Jets 31st-ranked defense. The Colts will rely primarily on Andrew Luck to sling the ball all over the field Sunday, but Ballard should see 15 or so carries. I wouldn't be surprised if he rumbles for 80 yards and a TD.

Bust of the Week

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB (NYG) -- Bradshaw won't be coming up with another 200-yard day against the Niners, you can be sure of that. With the Giants likely to fall behind early and be forced to play catch-up, I don't see Bradshaw getting more than a dozen carries, especially with news that David Wilson could see a bigger role this week.


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Me October 11, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Stuart doesn't have a bust of the week?
Stuart Pace October 11, 2012 at 01:48 PM
sent it late. It will be posted today.
Tracy Becraft October 18, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Your making a come back...Pulling for ya Stuart!!


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