Each year fantasy football is one of the biggest money-making industries in the world. Many so-called experts try to predict line-ups for the common player as well. Here at Rat Pack Sports, we are entering our fifth season of presenting our starts and sits. We do not give you players like Saquon Barkley, Tom Brady, and Odell Beckham Jr. Those names are automatic if you have them on your roster. We are here to give you the less common starters. Names you might not think of. Therefore, without further ado here are your Starts and Sits for Week Six of the 2019 NFL Season.
Bye Week: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders
Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys
Dak has had a tough couple of weeks when it comes to winning. However, when it comes to fantasy, he is one of the hottest there is. He had a solid stat line last week in the comeback attempt against the Green Bay Packers. Keep him in your lineup against the New York Jets who are averaging 275 passing yards and 25 fantasy PPG.
Chris Thompson – Washington Redskins
Thompson is a good play this week. The Redskins had a coaching change at the beginning of the week and from all indications, it was warranted. The atmosphere around the team has changed dramatically. Thompson has a favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins who are last in the league in defense.
D.J. Chark – Jacksonville Jaguars
Chark is going against a New Orleans Saints defense that is giving 200 passing yards per game. They also allow 40 fantasy PPG to opposing WRs. These stats alone should keep the Jags in the game and Chark in your lineup.
Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers
Olsen is a fantastic start over in London this week. His matchup in against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plays heavily in your favor. Olsen had a 17 point performance against the Bucs in week 2. Also, the Bucs are allowing second-most fantasy PPG to TEs.
Matt Gay – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gay is another from across the pond that I would kee in your lineup this week. He has nine or more fantasy points in three of his last four games. Carolina is very friendly towards opposing kickers as well. Allowing 13 FG attempts on the season.
The Panthers defense is playing some solid football. Especially in fantasy terms. Last week they had a 14 point fantasy outing against Jacksonville. This week, against the Bucs, they should also fare well. The Bucs have allowed 18 sacks on Jameis Winston through five weeks.
Now the players to avoid in week one.
Jimmy Garoppolo – San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy G had a solid game on Monday Night against the Browns. However, that was the Browns. This week he is going against a solid defense in the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are only giving up 240 yards through the air. Not to mention he is missing tow of his O-linemen.
Jordan Howard – Philadelphia Eagles
Howard is tough to sit. Especially since Doug Pedersen named him the RB1 going forward. Nonetheless, the matchup this week against the Minnesota Vikings is not a good one. The Vikes are only allowing 3.5 yards per carry. They have also allowed just one rushing TD on the season.
Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers
Williams is in a bit of struggle in the young season. That struggle looks to continue against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This defense has only allowed one TD and the third-fewest fantasy PPG to WRs.
Jimmy Graham – Green Bay Packers
Graham has been a popular play since the bye weeks have begun. Not so much this week. The matchup against the Detroit Lions is not a good one. TEs are only ave 4 receptions/game against their defense. That is worth mentioning, seeing that they have played some of the top tier TEs on the season.
Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers
While Boswell has been rather hot the last few weeks, I would fade him this week. The Steelers are probably playing with their third QB this season. Couple that with the Chargers only allowing 4 fantasy PPG to kickers keeps Boswell on the bench.
Jacksonville has just four fantasy points combines over the last two games. This week against a red hot New Orleans Saints offense they probably fair no better. The Saints offense is only allowing opposing defenses to score 4 fantasy PPG.
So, there you have it. Week six in the NFL. Remember fantasy seasons are won and lost by not playing the waiver wire.
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