NFL's Hot & Cold Stats Through Week 6

Scout.com compiles the HOT 'n COLD players through each week of the NFL season (fantasy owners take note). Check below for a grid of stats & commentary through week 6 and be sure to check back for further updates each week.

 
 

QUARTERBACKS

HOT - Let's do yet another projection for Tom Brady...56 passing TDs (shattering Peyton Manning's record setting 49 from just two years ago) if he continues on this pace. Brady's passer rating through week 6 is a whopping 128.9....only Manning has a rating of 94 or better (108.6) of the top QBs. Tony Romo is backing off his pace just a bit and is now suffering from 9 INTs (thankfully many leagues don't count negative stats). In a similar context, Derek Anderson, Carson Palmer, and Eli Manning each have 8 INTs, but all are making up for it with their positive stats (not surprisingly, Brady and Peyton have thrown just two picks all season). Eli is looking better each week and showing no signs of a numbers decline anytime soon as the G-men are looking like a playoff caliber team.

COLD - Donovan McNabb has just one decent statistical game under his belt (and he completed only around 50% of his passes in that game)...take that game away (in nasty unis against the Lions) and McNabb has done very little this season. Jay Cutler's already poor numbers take another hit with Javon Walker possibly out for the season after today's foot surgery. Stick a fork in Joey Harrington. Drew "Cool" Brees is warming up, but has a ways to go to come anywhere near expectations. Does Vince Young have the "Madden Curse"?

Quarterbacks Hot/Cold Through Week 6

QB

Pass Comp

Pass Att

Pass Yards

TDs

Tom Brady
148
204
1771
21
Tony Romo
119
200
1707
15, 2 (run)
Derek Anderson
101
184
1496
14, 2 (run)
Carson Palmer
127
203
1491
12
160
247
1715
9
Peyton Manning
115
165
1319
10, 1 (run)
Eli Manning
119
196
1379
11
125
198
1510
9
Donovan McNabb
101
171
1221
6
Jay Cutler
98
152
1158
4, 1 (run)
Joey Harrington
123
195
1279
4
137
213
1175
3
Vince Young
73
114
703
3, 1 (run)

 

RUNNING BACKS

HOT - From Cold to Hot in just a couple of weeks...LaDainian Tomlinson is officially back and he's on fire. Ronnie Brown has 882 yards in a winless offense with no supporting cast...wow! Adrian Peterson is the future of NFL running backs as long as he holds up...this kid is amazing. Edgerrin James is loving the fact that Ken Whisenhunt is running the offense in Arizona. Marion Barber seems to be slipping a bit and could slip even further with Julius Jones in the lineup and defenses finally keying on the run when Barber is in the backfield. Let's see what Joseph Addai can do with two weeks rest (injury week and bye week behind him).

COLD - Sorry Cedric, but 445 yards and just 2 TDs are unimpressive on 130 rushing/receiving touches out of the backfield. Maybe Thomas Jones should have stayed in Chicago and helped the criticisms of both he and Benson?!...and brother Julius has too much company in his backfield with Barber. Rudi, Rudi, Rudi,...Rudi Johnson has been banged up, but is considered Cold until he gets back on the field and starts producing. Ditto that for Steven Jackson and Laurence Maroney.

Running Backs Hot/Cold Through Week 6

RB

Rush Att

Rush Yards

Rcptns

Rec Yards

Total Yards

TDs

LaDainian Tomlinson
122
527
25
210
737
7, 1 (pass)
Ronnie Brown
102
526
34
356
882
5
Adrian Peterson
86
607
10
175
782
5
102
466
18
174
740
2
71
411
25
259
670
3
Edgerrin James
129
522
7
68
590
4
Marion Barber
64
381
14
124
505
5
Joseph Addai
84
407
11
60
467
5
119
370
11
75
445
2
Thomas Jones
112
420
10
72
492
0
Julius Jones
69
268
6
77
345
1
Rudi Johnson
62
185
8
92
277
1
61
297
3
18
315
0
44
182
14
63
245
1
Steven Jackson
69
233
8
57
290
0
Laurence Maroney
54
252
0
0
252
0

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

HOT - No surprise (to me anyway) with the performances of Randy Moss and Plaxico Burress, but Braylon Edwards' is finally out of his shell and shocking nearly everyone. Potentially the most amazing statistic on this page is T.J. Houshmandzadeh's 47 (FORTY SEVEN) receptions in just 5 games for the Bengals...that projects out to over 150 (ONE HUNDRED FIFTY) for the season at this pace. Steve Smith has received balls from three different QBs in Carolina...and it definitely isn't affecting his stats or his fantasy value. Chad Johnson is a lion in the mist (uh....or maybe a tiger) just waiting for his 3 TD game. Terrell Owens, Roy Williams, and Reggie Wayne are all on the Hot list and could explode to the top in any given week.

COLD - Marques Colston and Marvin Harrison don't have horrible stats, but are way below expectations...week 7 may be enough to bump both out of the Cold. Brian Griese may be finally be helping Muhsin Muhammad and the Bear offense, but Muhsin is still suffering the effects of Rex Grossman from the first few games. Javon Walker went under the knife earlier today and now has a fork stuck in him. Hines Ward should be back on the field this weekend and get rid of some of this season's frost-bite.

Wide Receivers Hot/Cold Through Week 6

WR

Rcptns

Rec Yards

TDs

Randy Moss
40
610
8
Plaxico Burress
30
507
8
Braylon Edwards
29
552
7
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
47
505
7
Steve Smith
35
496
6
Chad Johnson
36
578
3
Terrell Owens
27
453
4
24
444
4
23
381
4
Reggie Wayne
28
369
4
Roy Williams
29
424
3
26
415
3
Marques Colston
23
218
2
Marvin Harrison
17
231
1
Muhsin Muhammad
12
146
2
Javon Walker
19
230
0
16
210
0
14
170
0
Hines Ward
9
108
1
8
146
0
11
117
0

 

TIGHT ENDS

HOT - Every one of the TEs on the Hot list are All-Stars and producing at the level of a top 10 to top 20 wide receiver. And, other than maybe Gonzalez...all of these guys play in a top NFL offense. Don't expect this list to change much from now to the end of the season...Jeremy Shockey and Todd Heap may inch up, but that's about it.

COLD - Not worth a comment...

Tight Ends Hot/Cold Through Week 6

TE

Rcptns

Rec Yards

TDs

43
547
3
32
454
4
29
506
2
38
440
3
26
300
5
Benjamin Watson
18
222
5
19
185
4
14
175
1
14
161
0
10
78
0
4
26
0

 

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