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Fantasy Football Start/Sit – Week 6

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Fantasy Football Start/Sit – Week 6
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Trying to decide who to put in your fantasy football lineups? CPGM has your back with the Fantasy Football Start/Sit for Week 6.

Fantasy Football Start/Sit – Week 6

Quarterbacks

Start – Cam Newton vs Saints

I’m going to go with an obvious choice to me but some might not be super bullish on Cam Newton after he suffered a concussion which rendered him inactive last week. Cam should be back this week with a huge chip on his shoulder and a giant 1-4 hurdle to overcome. What better way to bounce back with a trip to New Orleans to play against a Saints defense which hasn’t been (even) decent in several years. The Panthers so far this season haven’t had the splash big yardage plays they grew accustomed to last season. Expect them to get on track as Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin should have productive games with Ted Ginn and Philly Brown getting back to what the Panthers did best last season, go deep. I expect Cam to be a great DFS play this week with a shot to have 300 yards passing and 4 total touchdowns.

Start
  • Ben Roethlisberger vs Dolphins
  • Derek Carr vs Chiefs
  • Marcus Mariota vs Browns
Sit – Andy Dalton vs Patriots

The Cincinnati Bengals and Andy Dalton are missing their 2015 supporting cast with Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu playing in the NFC now, Tyler Eifert still not healthy and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson in Cleveland. Although Dalton has put up legitimate fantasy numbers so far this season I don’t believe this will continue throughout the season as it’s been A.J. Green or nothing the last couple of weeks. Being so heavily dependent on Green doesn’t bode well this week for Dalton as they go up against the New England Patriots, who often times take away the opposing team’s best player(s). Garbage time points will be the only thing that can salvage Dalton’s fantasy production this week and I’m not counting on that for my fantasy team.

Running Backs

Start – Christine Michael vs Falcons

Christine Michael will vault himself into the RB1 conversation this week as he gets a nice matchup against the Atlanta Falcons defense which is allowing 4.3 yards per carry. A position that was a question mark in terms of volume at the beginning of the season seems to be one sided now with Michael being the unanimous bell cow. Presumed starter Thomas Rawls can’t stay healthy and the bevy of rookies drafted this season are not putting a dent into Michael’s workload. Michael has flashed the talent this season that was bottled up to start his career. He is a decisive runner who hits the hole quickly with the ability to run with speed and power at the second level of defenses. With the Seahawks coming off a bye week and playing against a high powered offense, I expect them to play ball control and get back to what they do best, bully teams with the running game. Michael should see 20+ carries with 5 receptions, making him a definite start this week against the Dirty Birds.

Start
  • Jordan Howard vs Jaguars
  • Jonathan Stewart vs Saints
  • Darren Sproles vs Redskins
Sit – Frank Gore vs Texans

Attention, Attention!!! The Colts are not fans of running the football. This sit has more to do with the Colts offensive philosophy rather than Frank Gore who has looked good when he does get the ball. Andrew Luck is taking a beating once again this season and the team still prefers to drop back all game and target T.Y. Hilton. Good news for me (T.Y. owner) but bad news for Gore. The Texans defense which is playing without the defensive MVP J.J. Watt has been susceptible to the run this season allowing 6 rushing touchdowns through the first 5 games. However, the Colts will be the Colts and I expect a meager 12-15 carries for Gore. The streak will continue for the Colts, they haven’t had a 100 yard rusher since 2012.

Wide Receivers

Start – John Brown vs Jets

I guess I am doing what every team this season is doing to the Jets pass defense, picking on them. After giving up big plays deep down the field to A.J. Green, Marquise Goodwin, Doug Baldwin and last week Sammie Coates, it is only obvious you start big play John Brown on Monday Night Football. Carson Palmer will be back in the starting lineup after missing last week’s game with a concussion and should target Brown quite often down the field. Larry Fitzgerald is still the man to own in Arizona, Michael Floyd has played poorly in his contract year and Brown is still one of Palmer’s favorite targets as he has targeted Brown 27 times in the last 2 games they’ve played together. This game will be won up front because if the Cardinals can pass protect just for a little then Brown should be running free in the Jets secondary. The upside is too high to keep Brown on your bench this week, give him a start.

Start
  • Kelvin Benjamin vs Saints
  • Marvin Jones vs Rams
  • Julian Edelman vs Bengals
  • Cameron Meredith vs Jaguars
Sit – DeVante Parker vs Steelers

Blame Ryan Tannehill. Blame him for the struggles of the Dolphins receivers including DeVante Parker. Tannehill has taken several steps backwards and is fighting to make it through the 2016 season. The Steelers pass defense is nothing to be excited about allowing over 300 yards passing a game, however I have no confidence in Parker because of his quarterback. The Dolphins 2016 season looks like a train wreck and unfortunately for their talented receivers, they will not reach their true potential this year.

Tight Ends

Start – Jimmy Graham vs Falcons

It’s good to see Jimmy Graham back terrorizing opposing linebackers and safeties across the NFL. He gets a familiar foe this Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons which he has had some of his biggest games against in his career. With Russell Wilson getting a full week to rest and heal his multiple lower body injuries this should bode well for the Seahawks passing offense. The Falcons have given up 14 passing touchdowns (5 to tight ends) and over 1500 yards through the air in their first 5 games which lands them as the third worst fantasy defense against opposing tight ends. While Graham has had back-to-back 6 catch 100 yard receiving games. This matchup is so nice that you shouldn’t over think it, Wilson will look to target the big bodied tight end in the middle of that suspect Falcons defense to add onto his eye popping 16.6 yards per catch average.

Start
  • Delanie Walker vs Browns
  • Martellus Bennett vs Bengals
  • Jesse James vs Dolphins
Sit – Coby Fleener vs Panthers

Although the Panthers defense gave up 300 yards to Julio Jones two weeks ago and they aren’t getting to the quarterback, they still have the best linebacker core in the NFL. Coby Fleener has been pretty much non-existent this season with the outlier being their Week 3 shootout with the Atlanta Falcons gaining 109 yards and a touchdown. The other 3 weeks Fleener has a total of 6 catches for 54 yards. The Saints like to spread it around in their base 3 wide receiver set which limits Fleener’s role. Keep him on your bench.

Defense to stream

Tennessee Titans vs Browns

What number quarterback are the Browns on now? Who knows, but I believe third string Cody Kessler will be getting the start this weekend against an underrated Titans defense which is coming off a dominant performance against the Miami Dolphins, sacking Ryan Tannehill 6 times, forcing 2 interceptions and allowing a mere 200 yards of offense. The Browns sucks just as bad as the Dolphins, therefore the Titans defense is the defense to stream this weekend.

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