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2019 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit

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Welcome back Fantasy friends and foes to your weekly Fantasy Six Pack start-sit advice.

Were you on the negative side of the Fantasy ledger in Week 5?

Did you have to face Deshaun Watson, Will Fuller, or Christian McCaffrey? Unfortunately, the Fantasy gods didn’t light your team up last week, but let’s shoot for that to happen in Week 6.

Discover which players can help your Fantasy rosters blow out your competition in the 2019 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit.

2019 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit

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Gardner Minshew, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints

Minshew Mania is alive and well in Jacksonville!

The rookie quarterback has scored more than 16 Fantasy points in all five of his games this season. He has been one of the biggest surprises and will look to continue his magic when he welcomes the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Only the Miami Dolphins have given up more fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, with quarterbacks producing an average of 24.0 points per game.

He provides a consistent floor and even provides a rushing upside for Fantasy owners and has also made DJ Chark a priority pickup for Fantasy owners.

Fantasy owners should not hesitate to insert Minshew in their lineups after Minshew threw for a career-high 374 yards passing last week against the Carolina Panthers.

Carlos Hyde, RB, Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

In Week 5, the Indianapolis Colts pounded the Kansas City Chiefs by giving running back Marlon Mack the rock 29 times, gaining 132 yards. The best way to stop the Chiefs offense attack is to keep them off the field, and that is precisely what the Colts did when they defeated the Chiefs 19-13 in their Week 5 matchup.

The Houston Texans would be wise to attempt the same strategy with their lead back, Carlos Hyde. The Chiefs have allowed over 150 yards per game against the run, while Hyde is averaging 4.2 yards per carry this season.

Hyde should make the most of his double-digit touches, finishing with 21 carries last week. Look for a similar workload and insert Hyde as your flex in your Fantasy lineups.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins

After a miserable 0-5 start, the Redskins fired head coach Jay Gruden. Interim coach Bill Callahan said he wants the Redskins to be a run-first offense. Look for Adrian Peterson to be rejuvenated as he looks to capitalize on this offense philosophy against the lowly Miami Dolphins.

Peterson has double-digit carries in three of his four games this season and will carry the workload against a Dolphins defense that has given up an NFL-worst 175.8 rushing yards per game.

Granted, Peterson has not looked great this season. He is averaging three yards per carry, but he has yet to face the Dolphins defense. Peterson is hyped about the commitment to the running game by Callahan, and so should Fantasy owners when they get Peterson in their Fantasy lineups in Week 6.

Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins

Terry McLaurin is a must-start in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins, who are allowing the eighth-most points to wide receivers. The former Buckeye is the best Redskins receiver and has seen at least seven targets in the four games he has played this season. He has also scored in three of his four games this season.

The Redskins are set to reinsert veteran Case Keenum as their starting quarterback this week, and that bodes well for McLaurin.

This is an incredible matchup against the Dolphins, and that is enough of a reason to start McLaurin in all of your Fantasy lineups.

Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

How can you not start Will Fuller after his Week 5 performance? Fuller caught 14 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns. He had one of the most significant single week scores in fake football history.

Of course, Fuller won’t replicate last week’s numbers, but he has a great matchup for a high-volume passing game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. There is no reason not to start him this week, especially if the Texans are forced to play from behind in this matchup, which is very conceivable.

I almost feel guilty about putting Fuller in this article. However, Fantasy owners should feel guilty in inserting Fuller in their Week 6 Fantasy lineups.

Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers



Gerald Everett has become a legit weapon for the Los Angeles Rams offense. He was targeted 11 times in the Rams’ Week 5 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, catching seven catches for 136 yards.

In the thinnest position in Fantasy football, Fantasy owners need to grab and ride any tight end with this type of production. With wide receiver Brandin Cooks deemed as questionable and unlikely to play, this should provide another opportunity for Everett to shine.

Granted, Everett will face a tough test against a San Francisco 49ers defense that yields the fourth-fewest Fantasy points per game to tight ends (7.2 points per game). However, I like the upside of Everett as Fantasy owners continue to stream the tight end position.

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Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

Jared Goff has been hot and cold so far this season, mostly to the frozen side of the scale. He owns a 7:7 touchdown to interception ratio through the first five weeks of the season.

It will be difficult for Fantasy owners to trust Goff in a tough Week 6 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers defense has allowed 175.8 passing yards per game (second-best) while giving up only five passing touchdowns (tied for fourth-best).

Behind a shaky offensive line, Goff could be in for a long day against this stingy 49ers defense. I hope you have other options at quarterback.

Jordan Howard, RB, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings

Jordan Howard has four touchdowns in the previous two games, so why is he a sit candidate?

Howard and the Philadelphia Eagles face up against a tough Minnesota Vikings defense in Week 6. The Vikings defense allowed just 3.6 yards per carry and a single touchdown to opposing backs.

Rookie Miles Sanders continues to out-snap Howard, but Howard has seen his workload increase over the last three weeks. Howard is simply a touchdown or bust Fantasy option, which makes him a risky choice in this matchup.

Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans

Lindsay stood out last week against the Los Angeles Chargers by rushing 15 times for 114 yards and a score. He continues to share the backfield touches with Royce Freeman in a true running back committee with the Broncos.

This week, the Broncos welcome the 2-3 Tennesee Titans, who have allowed an average of 15.2 points per game this season.

The Titans defense is a Top 15 run defense and will not fear Joe Flacco beating them through the air so they will focus on the ground game. Lindsay will have a rough day against this strong Titans defense. It will be hard to sit him, but Fantasy owners should seek other options.

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers

Mike Evans was held without a catch in Week 5 against New Orleans Saints, which was fitting for the disappointment of Evans’ owners this season. Evans blew up in Week 3 with eight catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns and followed that up with four catches for 89 yards and a score in Week 4. However, Evans is no longer a WR1 in Fantasy. In fact, he is not even a WR1 on his team.

Chris Godwin has taken over the featured role in the Bucs offense. Godwin leads the NFL with six receiving scores and is now the lead dog in Tampa Bay.

Look for the disappointment to continue in Week 6 when the Bucs take on the Carolina Panthers. He went just five catches for 64 yards across two 2018 matchups against the Panthers last season. Look for that lack of production in Week 6 and a good explanation of why Fantasy owners need to sit Evans.

Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys

Robby Anderson‘s prayers have been answered, and the Luke Falk era is over in New York. Sam Darnold has been cleared to return in Week 6 after his bout with mono.

In Darnold’s return, he will face the Dallas Cowboys who have a Top 10 pass defense. Darnold will need to shake off the rust after not playing since Week 1. Look for that factor to be evident in the lack of chemistry and timing between him and his receivers against the Cowboys. The Cowboys defense is the stingiest in allowing Fantasy points to wide receivers, giving up an average of only 26.0 points per game.

There will be better Fantasy days with the New York Jets, but it will start after this Week 6 matchup. Warren Sharp’s strength of schedule metrics shows no team has an easier remaining schedule of pass defenses than the Jets. Fantasy owners should see if Anderson is somehow still available in their leagues, grab and stash him. Just don’t play him in Week 6.

O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers

The Buccaneers OJ Howard was projected to vault into the upper echelon of Fantasy tight ends this season. Unfortunately for Howard owners, the best thing that has happened to Howard this year is his catch at the Tampa Bay Rays-Houston Astros playoff game.

Howard has yet to find the endzone or have over 70 yards in a game this season. He has been dropped in some leagues, as evidenced by being owned in only 72% of ESPN leagues.

This week, Howard faces the Carolina Panthers defense, who have limited tight ends to just a fourth-best 7.2 Fantasy points per game this season. The Bucs coaching staff spoke about Howard and that his “time is coming,” however, don’t expect to see it happen in Week 6. Fantasy owners should keep Howard out of their lineups.


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About Dennis Sosic

Dennis Sosic is from Cleveland, Ohio and a HUGE sports fan including NFL (GO BROWNS!) and college football (GO BUCKEYES!) MLB (GO TRIBE), NBA (GO CAVS!) and MMA. He has been called a Sports Geek by friends and foes alike and that fits him perfectly. He has been competing in fantasy sports, mainly fantasy football and baseball for over 20 years. Please do all of us a favor and follow Dennis @ CALL_ME_SOS.

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