2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit

by Dylan Clemons
2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit

Welcome Fantasy nerds, its that time again to start setting your lineups for the week. I’m here to help you with some 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit decisions. I’m filling in this week for Dennis, and hopefully, I can do as well for you as he has.

We are five games into the season, and boy has it been a wild ride so far. With games being postponed, and teams' bye weeks being changed I can honestly say that this has been the wildest fantasy season that I’ve been apart of.

Hopefully, most of your teams are still in good shape and are ready to make a playoff push. For those of you whose teams have been hit with the injury bug, try and hang in there and keep battling. There is still a little bit of time remaining to be able to save your season. We are here to help turn your season around. Now let's jump into the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit!

2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start-Sit

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Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans

Ryan Tannehill was a very solid option at quarterback for the first three weeks of the season. He scored 19 points in Week 1, 26 points in Week 2, and 13 points in Week 3. You would take that anytime from a quarterback who is considered a streaming option.

Then the COVID stuff happened with Titans and they had to have their Week 4 game postponed against the Steelers. After their Week 5 game was pushed back until Tuesday of this week against the Bills, I figured we’d see some rust from Tannehill after not playing for so long - not to mention it was a tough matchup against the Bills.

But man, was I wrong. He had his best game of the season fantasy-wise scoring 30 fantasy points. He completed 21 of 28 attempts for 198 yards and three touchdowns and also added four rushes on the ground for 42 yards and a touchdown.

It’s a juicy matchup this week against the Houston Texans, who have allowed 18.4 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Tannehill scored 24 and 17 fantasy points against the Texans in their two meetings last season. Tannehill offers a solid floor every week because he does just enough running the ball as well. I expect Tannehill to have a big week this week so he should be starting in your lineups.

Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers

Ronald Jones is starting to look like the guy Buccaneers fans wanted him to be when they drafted him. He is absolutely taking advantage of Leonard Fournette being injured the last two games, and he stealing the RB1 duties for Bucs.

Rojo has racked up over 100 yards in back to back games while getting 17 and 20 carries respectively in those two games. Jones has also seen a whopping 15 targets out of the backfield in those two games as well. That is the type of volume you like to see from an RB2 in fantasy.

The matchup for the Bucs this week is a great one for Jones as they welcome the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are known to struggle against the run, going back to last season when Raheem Mostert gashed them for over 200 yards in a playoff game.

The Packers have not gotten any better against the run this year either. They have given up 28.4 fantasy points per game against running backs, which ranks 2nd worst in the league. Start RoJo this week, he should have a great day, especially if Fournette is relegated to emergency duty again this week.

DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets

DeVante Parker was someone who I was a little down on coming into this season because I was extremely high on Preston Williams. Seems like I may have missed on both of those. Parker seems like the superior talent, at least for right now, while Williams is still shaking off the rust from that ACL injury we suffered last season.

But if you drafted Parker, you should be very happy with the production he has given you. He is ranked as the WR20 on the season, which is solid because he was considered as a WR3 coming into the season.

Parker has yet to have a huge week this season, but I believe it is coming this week. The matchup is a perfect one for him to do it in. The Jets have already given up two 100 yard days to receivers on the season. They are also 5th in the league on yards given up to wide receivers this season. Parker is a must-start this week.

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Eric Ebron, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

Eric Ebron is starting to come into his own after a disappointing  Week 1 where he was a complete bust as he only scored 2.8 fantasy points. The positive since then is that he went from only seeing two targets in Week 1, to seeing five targets in Week 2, seven targets in Week 3, and seeing six targets last week.

Ebron would have made my 2020 Week 6 Tight End Streaming article, but unfortunately, his percentage rostered was to high. He looks to be becoming one of Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite targets in the offense. Hopefully their are enough targets to go around with Claypool now being in the mix.

The reason why I like Ebron so much this week is because of the matchup. The Browns have seen on average 43 passing attempts per game through the first five weeks, and have given up the 3rd most yards to tight ends this season. Ebron should be a solid start this week against the Browns.


Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts

I love Joe Burrow's talent and his performances this year. Unfortunately for him and his fantasy owners, this week is not the week you want to be starting him. The Bengals have not been able to protect Burrow this season as he is only getting 2.65 seconds to throw per pass play, which is one of the lowest in the league

The Colts have a dangerous front seven led by Deforest Buckner, Justin Houston, and Darius Leonard. They could, and should, very well make Joe Burrow’s life hell on Sunday. The Colts defense as a whole has only given up 12.5 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, which ranks first in the NFL.

If Burrow is the only quarterback on your roster, I would advise sitting him and looking at your waiver wire to see who is available to start this week.

Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

Damien Harris was catching a ton of buzz around Patriots training camp before an injury put him on IR for the first three games of the season. You could see how high the Patriots are on Harris. In his first game of the season, Harris saw 17 carries and totaled 100 yards. That is pretty telling considering when Sony Michel was the lead back, he never totaled over 11 carries in a game in 2020.

Although I’m very high on Harris for the rest of the season, I don’t feel comfortable starting him against the Broncos. We know Bill Belichick likes to roll with more of a running back by committee approach.

So I’d like to see another solid game from Harris before starting him, especially against the Bronco's very tough run defense. They are only allowing 12.1 fantasy points per game to the running back position which is the best in the NFL. So I would avoid starting Harris this week.

Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore Ravens

Zach Ertz has had such a disappointing season. In Week 1 he saved his fantasy week by getting in the end zone. Since then he hasn’t gotten back in the end zone and his fantasy value has taken a turn for the worst. Ertz hasn’t gotten more than nine yards in his last two games when he scored 6.9 and 1.6 fantasy points.

With a tight end as skilled as Ertz and the lack of weapons the Eagles have, it's crazy to me that Ertz isn’t producing. Before the season you could get Ertz in the 5th or 6th rounds of drafts and I thought that was a steal. But you can't trust him as a fantasy reliable tight end week in and week out anymore. With them playing a tough Ravens defense this weekend, I would suggest sitting Ertz if possible.

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