Week 6 Fantasy Football Start'em & Sit'em
Here we are, week five in the fantasy football world. Week five was slightly better to the Guru. I went 3-2 in five leagues. We just have to hope that week six continues to grow. Although it is still early, each week can be a critical one. Especially when you are playing for some big money.
While there was some quality play last week, remember we do not chase points. Just because a player explodes on the scene, does not necessarily mean that we should run right out, grab him, and start him. Grab him maybe but wait to start him until we see some positive trends. Thus, in saying all of that let us take a look at who to play and who to not play in week six.
Joe Burrow - Cincinnati Bengals
Burrow has a very good matchup in week six against the Detroit Lions. That almost makes him an automatic start. What also makes him a solid start is the fact that the 2nd yr QB has two TDs in every game this season. The Lions are giving up 27 offensive points per game right now too.
James Robinson - Jacksonville Jaguars
Robinson has scored at least 20 fantasy points in each of his last three games. He is coming off his first 100 rushing performance of the season. A week six game against the Miami Dolphins gives him an opportunity for back-to-back 100 yard games. The Dolphins have given up the second most fantasy points to RBs on the season.
Michael Pittman - Indianapolis Colts
Pittman is 9th in the NFL in targets since week two. He is starting to gain the trust of Crason Wentz. He had a spectacular catch on Monday night too. That is not why we are starting him. His output is why. A friendly week six matchup against the Houston Texans helps as well.
Noah Fant - Denver Broncos
I have been waiting for a good spot to start Fant. Week six is that spot. The Denver Broncos play the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to the TE position on the season. Couple that with Fant playing almost every offensive snap in week five and you have yourself a starting formula..
The Bengals were a sit last week and only scored 4 points. However, they did play Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Week six lends the Detroit Lions for a start. While the Lions are so close, they are still so far. Play the Bengals defense with HIGH confidence.
Mac Jones - New England Patriots
The Patriots are playing the Dallas Cowboys ini week 6. The Dallas defense is much improved and they have one of the CBs in the league, Tre Diggs. They will force Jones into mistakes which makes me keep the rookie on the bench.
Chase Edmonds - Arizona Cardinals
Edmonds scores a bunch of fantasy points. HOwever, he rarely finds the end zone. That will continue in week six against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are the 5th best fantasy defense against RBs. Edmonds will have problems finding points this week.
Cole Beasley - Buffalo Bills
Beasley is slowly seeing his production decrease thanks to the emergence of Emmanuel Sanders. Also, Dawson Knox is seeing a lot of balls from Josh Allen as well. That is making me shy away from Beasley in week six.
Tommy Tremble - Carolina Panthers
You are probably saying “who?”. That is exactly why we are sitting him. He is a hit and miss guy. He will score one week and then the next week we hear nothing. Keep on your bench or even cut him. That is until we see more consistency.
You, again, may be calling me crazy. Why would he bench the Ravens? Well they got their tail whipped by Carson Wentz last week. This week they play MVP candidate Justin Herbert. Stay away from Baltimore. I repeat, STAY AWAY FROM THE RAVENS!
Taylor Heinicke - QB, Washington Football Team
Tay Tay has not played badly in his time as the QB for the Football Team. The Chiefs are the only defense worse than Washington at this point in the season. That could mean Taylor will score well this week. Play Heinicke with confidence, especially in two QB leagues.
The Browns have a solid pass rush. They are also playing a Kyler Murray that is playing with a shoulder injury in week six. I like my chances with this defense this week. Even if it is just for one week as a stream.
That is your week six lineup. Remember to email Sean with any fantasy questions throughout the week at email@example.com. You can also find him on Twitter @RatPackFFGuru.