The sixth week of the 2012 National Football League season began with another shocker, as the Tennessee Titans pulled off the upset against the suddenly inconsistent Pittsburgh Steelers. Rob Bironas kicked the winning field goal from 40-yards out as time expired, sending the Steelers to a 2-3 start, while improving the Tennessee record to 2-4. The game saw some solid performances from a fantasy perspective, but who had the best night for fantasy GMs, and who were the biggest busts?
1. Ben Roethlisberger -- 363 passing yards, 14 rushing yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Despite the loss, Roethlisberger did his part to attempt to get the victory. It wasn't his fault the running game could never get off the ground, but ultimately, the loss falls on his shoulders as the leader. He recorded nearly 20 points for fantasy GMs, giving those who started him an early lead in the action.
2. Matt Hasselbeck -- 290 passing yards, 2 rushing yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Starting for the injured Jake Locker, Hasselbeck showed that he can still get the job done in the NFL as a starting quarterback. With another full week of teams off on a bye, Hasselbeck could have been a solid replacement and those GMs who went that route were rewarded with 15.6 points.
3. Mike Wallace -- 2 receptions, 94 yards, 1 touchdown
Wallace may have only caught two passes, but one was the lone passing touchdown thrown by Roethlisberger. In PPR leagues, Wallace recorded nearly 17 points, while he gave standard league GMs about 15.
4. Isaac Redman --14 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 105 yards
Redman was part of the terrible rushing attack by the Steelers in the loss, but he was a major contributor in the passing game. In PPR leagues, Redman would have gotten you nearly 16 points, but in standard leagues, only about 12.
Pittsburgh Rushing Attack --22 rushes, 56 yards
Baron Batch led Pittsburgh in their rushing attack by carrying the ball 10 times for 22 yards and a touchdown. He wasn't started --or owned -- in many leagues, so his 8.2 points were left in the free agent pool, but Rashard Mendenhall added just six yards on six carries, while Redman and Roethlisberger each added 14 yards.
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Hobson Lopes has been playing fantasy football for more than 10 years and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.
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