Utter-Fantasy Start Em and Sit Em recommendations for fantasy football players in your fantasy league, based on Week 6 match ups. Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 6 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start QB Tom Brady at home vs the Bengals) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours Good Luck this week!
Start Em Sit Em Week 6 2016
Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 6 2016
JACK QB Blake Bortles (at CHI) – With a Week 5 Bye, Bortles is rested and faces a mediochre pass defense.
OAK QB D Carr ( vs KC)- Currently the #6 passer in the NFL. Fantasy football owners who waited to draft a QB and Carr are delighted.
NO QB Drew Brees ( vs CAR)- The Panthers are not the same defense without DB Josh Norman, and have been torched by other offenses.
DET QB Matt Stafford ( vs LAR)- This is not a great match up for Stafford, but he will likely be forced to pass a ton in this game. Detroit’s running game has been stagnant (of course under HC Caldwell) so the Lions will have to win thru the air.
NO Brainers….CAR QB Cam Newton ( at NO)- Newton (concussion) was upgraded to “full” in Thursday’s practice. PITT QB B Roeth ( at MIA)….IND QB A Luck ( at HOU)
Running Backs NFL Start Em Week 6 2016
HOU RB Lamar Miller ( vs IND)- If Miller can’t get it done in the spot light Sunday night vs the Colts, it may never happen.
CHI RB J Howard ( vs JACK) – 160+ total yards and 1 TD in Week 5, he should be able to do that Week 6 vs Jacksonville no problem.
CAR RB Jon Stewart ( at NO)– Back from a hammy injury, and the Panthers may FINALLY have realized that QB Cam Newton should not be taking the punishment of an RB by running it himself.
ATL RB Tevin Coleman ( at SEA)- The running game for Atlanta running backs may be difficult against the Seahawks, but the passing to them may not be, and that’s what Coleman excels at.
BALT RB Terrance West ( at NYG)- Giant’s defense is average at best and West has a strangle hold right now on the Raven’s backfield.
No brainer…..TENN RB De Murray ( vs CLEV)
RB Sleepers Week 6...OAK DeAndre Washington/ J Richard ( vs KC)- the Chiefs are 27th vs the run
Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 6 2016
JACK WRs Allen Robinson/ Allen Hurns ( at CHI ) – I like both of these receivers after a “Bye Week” and battling the #18 Chicago defense.
CHI WR Cameron Meredith ( vs JACK)- Injuries have thrusted 6’3″ Meredith into the starting line up and QB Hoyer likes him.
NO WR Chris Hogan ( vs CINN )- The deep threat that the Pats have been missing for a while.
OAK WRs ( vs KC)- QB D Carr is finding both Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper ( and even Seth Roberts) every week.
WR Sleepers Week 6…GB WR Davante Adams ( vs DAL)….ARI WR John Brown….LAR WR T Austin ( at DET)…IND WR P Dorsett ( at HOU
Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 6 2016
TENN TE Delanie Walker ( vs CLEV)- Finally healthy again ( 66 yards and 1 TD) in Week 5- his schedule next 4 weeks is SO INVITING.
IND TE D Allen (at HOU )- It’s not like QB A Luck has a lot of weapons to begin with. ( 50 yards and 1 TD in Week 5)
PITT TE Jesse James ( at MIA)- 3 TDs in his past 4 games.
Defenses NFL Start Em Week 6 2016
TENN (vs CLEV) – Beat up QB C Kessler will try it under center again for the Browns.
BUFFALO (vs SF) – QB C Kaepernick has not started a regular season game in a long time!
No Brainer DEF starts: PHIL (at WASH)….ARI ( vs NYJ)
Quarterbacks NFL Sit Em Week 6 2016
WASH QB K Cousins ( PHIL)- INTs in 4 of his 5 games so far and this Eagles defense is pretty good. Cousins may be without TE J reed.
NYG QB Eli Manning ( vs BALT)- Few QBs are struggling as bad as Eli. He has ONLY 2 TD passes in his last 4 games. BALT is the #5 NFL Defense and #1 vs the run.
HOU QB Brock Osweiler ( vs IND)- 6 touchdown passes in 5 games, and 7 INTs in 5 games. ( Brock has at least one INT in every game so far.)
NYJ QB Ryan Fitz ( at ARI)- 5 TDs, 10 INTs and no WR Eric Decker…that’s all you need to know.
TENN QB Marcus Mariota (vs CLEV)- The Browns defense has not been playing well, but until Week 5, neither has Marcus Mariota. Play him if you must, but I’d like to see him with one more decent game before I am starting him over another QB.
I also hate CINN QB A Dalton this week at New England.
Running Backs NFL Sit Em Week 6 2016
SF RB C Hyde ( at BUFF)– The Bills are the #11 defense and they won’t be afraid of QB C Kaepernick. Stack the box! ( Hyde has found a way each week, hard to see it Week 6 however)
CINN RBs J Hill/ Gio Bernard ( at NE )– NE HC B Belichick knows there are only 2 things to stop with the Bengals…WR AJ Green and their running game.
NO RB Mark Ingram ( vs CAR)– The Panthers give up a ton through the air ( #22 pass defense) but not much on the ground ( #6 run defense)
WASH RB Matt Jones ( vs PHIL)- Eagles are the #2 Defense in the NFL. Jones has had only one game this season rushing over 65 yards, and that was against Cleveland.
Other RBs I don’t like in Week 4- NYJ RB M Forte ( at ARI)
Sit Em if you can…….IND Frank Gore ( at HOU)
Wide Receivers NFL Sit Em Week 6 2016
CHI WR Alshon Jeffery ( vs JACK)- You drafted him high, and have been starting him. Zero TDs in 2016. Even in this great match up, I’d start someone else, until I know that he’ll be valuable to me ( and he’s injured)
DAL WRs Terrance Williams/ Brice Butler ( at GB )- The Cowboys have too many weapons to start one of them and hope to have guessed right. WR Dez Bryant may be back, and may not be.
CLEV WR Terrelle Pryor ( at TENN )- Pryor may end being a one-week wonder, because Week 3 is all we have really had to be excited about. The horrible merry-go-round at QB in Cleveland has not helped. TENN is the #7 defense in the NFL and 8th vs the pass.
MIA WRs K Stills/ D Parker ( vs PITT )- WR J Landry is great for PPR leagues, but these other two cannot be counted on to win your Fantasy football HD2HD this week.
ALL SF WRS ( at BUFF )- I would not start any of them, not even WR Kerley who has been hot lately.
Tight Ends NFL Sit Em Week 6 2016
DAL TE J Witten ( vs GB)- Start him if you must…..but….Zero TDs so far in 2016, why would you think Week 6 will be any different?
NYG TE L Donnell and Will Tye ( vs BALT)- Larry Donnell (concussion) was upgraded to “full” on Thursday. Donnell will be returning against the Ravens, along with Will Tye, but neither should be started.
ATL J Tamme ( at SEA)- Even with WR Julio Jones injured ( but still playing), Tamm’es targets have decreased every single week, getting only 1 target in Week 5.
Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 6 2016
CINN (at NE) – Bengals won’t slow down Brady & Co.
KANSAS CITY (at OAK) – The Raiders are playing at a high level and QB Carr has only 2 picks on the season.
No Brainer DEF sits: JACK ( at CHI)….SF ( at BUFF)….ATL ( at SEA)