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Week 6 Edition of Fantasy Football Start/Sit

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) looks to pass during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Falcons defeated the Rams, 42-14. (Ryan Kang via AP)

The NFL season rolls along and with it, the tough start or sit decisions that we’ll be faced with all year. If you would like to know how I do in these start/sit columns then be sure to follow me on twitter @TheFF_Taters. Every Tuesday I will post the names of my starts and sits then put a check or an X to signify whether it was a good call because it is important to be accountable in fantasy football. It is never my intention to lead those that read these articles astray and I try to be as accurate as possible.

With that said, let’s move on to Week 6 of the NFL season. The Redskins are playing the Dolphins so I plan on telling you to start everyone in a game that is sure to be a tie.

QB Start

Kyler Murray VS ATL

Murray has been steadily growing more and more comfortable in the NFL and this week he gets an underperforming Falcons team that surrenders the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing QBs. They have also given up 2 rushing touchdowns to opposing QBs. I expect this to be a high scoring affair so Murray is a solid QB1 this week.

Matt Ryan @ ARI

On the other side of the field against Murray is Matt Ryan. This has been a very odd year for Atlanta. They were a popular bounce back pick after a horrid 2018 but that hasn’t been the case. Still, Ryan has remained a solid QB1 and he now faces a Cardinals defense surrendering the 4th most fantasy points to opposing QBs. Like I said before, points will be scored early and often in this one.

RB Start

Adrian Peterson @ MIA

Jay Gruden is gone and interim HC Bill Callahan said Washington plans to feature All Day… well, All Day. Miami is… look Miami is bad; I don’t even need stats for you to understand that. Start Peterson.

Matt Breida @ LAR

I love me some Tevin Coleman but Breida seems to be the more impressive back thus far in the season. He’s coming off a monster outing against the Browns and the Rams run defense is even worse. Don’t be scared of Aaron Donald, him along with the entire Rams D has been underwhelming.

WR Start

Larry Fitzgerald VS ATL

As you can tell, if you have a Falcons player or Cardinals player in fantasy then you’re likely firing them up for this one. Fitz has a golden opportunity to stat pad against a Falcons defense giving up the 2nd most fantasy points to the position.

DJ Moore @ TB (London)

Moore has been having a pretty solid sophomore season and I expect it to continue against the Bucs. Allen has not been the greatest and it might be difficult to rely on him but the matchup is too good. The Bucs have surrendered the 4th most fantasy points to opposing WRs.

TE Start

Austin Hooper @ ARI

Obligatory ‘start the tight ends playing against Arizona’ spot.

Greg Olsen @ TB (London)

Again, I know Kyle Allen is a tough sell but the matchup is too good. Olsen faces a Bucs defense surrendering the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing TEs. If he finds the end zone then he likely did enough for you this week.

QB Sit

Jared Goff VS SF

No Gurley this week means the Rams are going to lean more on their passing game. That worries me because Goff has not looked like the same QB from last year. The 49ers are also second toughest in the league on opposing fantasy QBs.

Sam Darnold VS DAL

Super glad to have Darnold back but the matchup this week is rough. Dallas has surrendered the 6th fewest amount of fantasy points to opposing QBs. Combine that with the fact that Darnold hasn’t played in 5 Weeks and I’m expecting some tough sledding for the Jets signal caller.

RB Sit

Malcolm Brown VS SF

Brown owners are excited because Gurley is doubtful and they can fire up the guy they blew half their FAAB budget on! Simmer down Simba, the 49ers are allowing the fewest amount of fantasy points to opposing RBs.

Jordan Howard @ MIN

Both the Eagles and the Vikings possess very good run defenses. They are 4th and 5th, respectively, in allowing the fewest amounts of fantasy points to opposing RBs. That means Jordan Howard is a risky flex play this week.

WR Sit

Robbie Anderson VS DAL

Again, with Darnold back Anderson owners are probably pretty excited to fire him up but the Cowboys have allowed the 2nd fewest amount of fantasy points to opposing wide outs. I would steer clear of the Jets duo this week (and next week since New England comes to town, then plug and play)

Marquez Valdes-Scantling VS DET

While I like Scantling, he just isn’t quite there yet with Aaron Rodgers. This week he gets a Lions defense that has been tough on opposing wide receivers. Detroit has given up the 4th fewest amount of fantasy points to the position. This connection will take a little longer to come to fruition.

TE Sit

Gerald Everett VS SF

The 49ers are currently number 1 in fantasy in terms of fewest points allowed to opposing tight ends. With the aforementioned Goff struggles, I don’t see how Everett matches the production from last week.

Jason Witten @ NYJ

I will not rest until people realize that even though their record doesn’t depict it, the Jets have a solid defense. At home with Darnold back, I expect a solid boost in performance for the Jets, who have been 6th best in the league against tight ends. Old man Witten is a no go this week.

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