So here we are... Week 6. If you thought Week 5 was tough with 2 teams on byes and 1 game been postponed, this week will be no easier with 4 teams on their bye week! So if you are struggling with your lineup decisions, we have got you covered. This week, @MattFFDynasty gives you his weekly starts and @FFShaneB gives you his sits for Week 6.
Teams on their bye week:
Las Vegas Raiders
New Orleans Saints
Start Of The Week
Kyler Murray (ARI) @ DAL
Okay, I know it's hardly groundbreaking advice suggesting you start Kyler Murray this week, however I wanted to highlight it as I believe Murray has a real shot to finish the QB1 overall this week. Murray is currently the QB5, but it is more down to his rushing ability (296 yards & 5 TDs) rather than his passing. This week though he plays one of the worst pass defenses in the league in the Cowboys so I'm expecting a big game through the air as well as on the ground in Week 6.
Matt Ryan (ATL) @ MIN
After a hot start to the season, Matt Ryan has sizzled out over the last few weeks and currently sits as the QB19 for the year. However it isn't through a lack of trying, as he has the 3rd most passing attempts in the NFL, mainly due to the Falcons poor defense. Ryan plays the Vikings this week though, offering an ideal chance to bounce back against a poor defense with hopfully Julio Jones returning from injury.
Matthew Stafford (DET) @ JAX
Stafford has made a steady, if unspectacular, start to the season. Now he is coming off his bye week to play the Jaguars who are a middle of the road team in fantasy points allowed to the QB (21.1 FPPG). His star WR Kenny Golladay seems to be over his injury issues and I believe this game could turn into a bit of a shootout. You can start Stafford with confidence this week as a guy with a solid floor.
Sit Of The Week
Carson Wentz (PHI) Vs BAL
Carson Wentz is more like Carson Wontz this year. He has 9 interceptions and only 6 TDs passing. Oh and this week he faces Baltimore whose defense has been unreal against QBs. They made me worry about Baker Mayfield, but after seeing him against other teams I chalked it up to Baltimore just being that good. Wentz offensive line is going to have to give him time to throw and I do not think they will be able to. Sit Wentz!
Baker Mayfield (CLE) @ PIT
The aforementioned Mr. Mayfield has looked decent this year minus the Baltimore game. He is fulfilling his role on the team and they are winning games. I think he will continue to build confidence and look better and better this year. But, this week will be a different story as Pittsburgh’s defense has been NASTY. Their pass rush is very good and they are in the top 5 defenses against each position in fantasy, soooo sit Baker this week.
Nick Foles (CHI) @ CAR
Uh Carolina’s pass defense is surprisingly good. And their pass rush is good. The Bears offensive line has not been great, so protecting Foles will be a challenge this week thus I think he struggles. I would sit him even in SuperFlex leagues this week.
Start Of The Week
Raheem Mostert (SF) Vs LAR
Mostert returned from his recent knee injury in Week 5 looking like he'd never been gone, putting up 119 yards from scrimmage against the Dolphins. Now Mostert sets his sights on the L.A Rams who have been much better against the pass than they have the run, and with QB Jimmy Garoppolo struggling this season, I expect the 49ers to lean heavily on the run game again this week.
Ronald Jones (TB) Vs GB
Maybe Ronald Jones is actually a good RB?! The fantasy communitee keeps doubting Rojo, yet he keeps on producing. His Snap % keeps increasing each week (Week 1 - 47%/Week 5 - 70%) and he has now had back-to-back 100 yard games. Its also worth mentioning they have been against solid run defenses too in the Chargers and Bears. Rojo now gets the Green Bay Packers who are giving up the 3rd most fantasy points per game (31.7), so even if fellow RB Leonard Fournette gets touches, I still expect Rojo to be a reliable back for you in Week 6.
James Robinson (JAX) Vs DET
I guess the fairytale of Robinson been a consistent RB1 couldn't last forever, and he came back down to earth with a bang against the Texans. However, an instant bounceback opportunity is there for the taking for Robinson against a poor Detriot Lions defense who are 5th worst in fantasy points allowed (28.3) and Robinson's usage in the pass game (averaging 4 receptions a game) should give him a safe floor as well.
Sit Of The Week
Kareem Hunt (CLE) @ PIT
If you are like me you were trying to get Kareem Hunt a lot. I was trying to do it especially in leagues where I owned Chubb. So sitting him will be a tough decision but it is necessary this week. That Pittsburgh defensive line is doing what they want to other teams in the run and pass game, so I expect a very difficult game for Kareem The only positive he may have is his work in the passing game.
Joe Mixon (CIN) @ IND
Joe Mixon has a tough matchup this week in Indianapolis. The Colts have been very good against the run and limiting running backs in fantasy…..on opposing teams and their own(I still have hope for you JT). Cincinnati struggled last week and will probably struggle this week too, so sit Mixon.
James White (NE) Vs DEN
James White is usually a solid flex play option always as the receiving back for the Patriots. This week he plays Denver though and they are the number one fantasy defense against running backs, so I would not even start him in a flex position which I know is made difficult with bye weeks, but if you have other options go there first.
Start Of The Week
Adam Thielen (MIN) Vs ATL
Thielen is currently the WR2 through the first 5 weeks and his dominant performance don't seem to to stopping anytime soon with a prime matchup against the poor Falcons pass defense. Coming off a 80 yard 2 TD game in Week 5 and clearly QB Kirk Cousins favorite target, Thielen can put up another high WR1 finish in this likely shootout.
Marquise Brown (BAL) @ PHI
Brown always offers high upside with his speed, but he now appears to be QB Lamar Jackson's top target with 36 targets through the first 5 weeks. Now Brown and the Baltimore Ravens faceoff against the Eagles after grabbing his first TD of 2020 last week. Confidence will be high and with the huge upside Brown offers, I'm happy to start him this week knowing he has that solid floor as Jacksons go-to target.
Jamison Crowder (NYJ) @ MIA
Even if you don't believe in Crowders talent, you have to believe in his usage with the Jets! The Jets have major injury issues at WR, yet Crowder has finished with 100 yard games every week he has played his season. He now gets the 5th worst defense in points allowed to opposing WRs (34.5) in the Miami Dolphins and I fully expect that usage to carry on even with another week of QB Joe Flacco playing. Crowder is a start pretty much every week, especially in PPR leagues.
Sit Of The Week
Deebo Samuel (SF) Vs LAR
Deebo! Welcome back to your second full game since injuring your foot! Have a dose of Jalen Ramsey because that should help heal it since you won’t be seeing many targets being covered by Ramsey. The Rams secondary overall has been difficult for fantasy receivers to crack, so I would temper expectations for Deebo and sit him this week.
Chris Godwin (TB) VS GB
Green Bay has been good against receivers in fantasy as well. Jaire Alexander and Darnell Savage have probably been the cause of this. Godwin should be coming back from injury finally, but I expect him to have a rough day against this secondary. Sit him as if he’s still injured and then bring him back next week.
Jerry Jeudy (DEN) @ NE
Jeudy has looked pretty good in his last two games. They have had a longer period off because of COVID. And that means Stephon Gilmore has had more time to study him. Because of this I think Jeudy is going to have a rough day against one of the best corners in the league and you should sit him. Good luck Rook!
Start Of The Week
Evan Engram (NYG) Vs WAS
Its been a disappointing start to the year not just for Engram but the New York Giants as a whole. However, we all knew they had a tough start to the season but the schedule is now starting to ease. Engram gets a nice matchup against Washington who have struggled against opposing TEs and given