We are heading to the part of the season where you need to lock in and stay focused. You will need to make every waiver move count because the competition is starting to heat up. If you are 1-4 heading to the week, this is probably your last chance to turn the ship around.

Conversely, if you are sitting comfortably at 5-0 or 4-1, this is not the time to let your foot of the gas! Don’t take any opponent lightly and go after the jugular. This is your chance to separate yourself from the pack so don’t get complacent. Make trades that will help your team because everyone is trying to take you down. Now for the list…

Week 6 Start ’em

Jerick McKinnon – Min RB

After watching McKinnon out-snap the plodding Latavius Murray on MNF, I am convinced that he will soon be the official lead back for the Vikings moving forward. Murray ran with no explosion, which is understandable considering the 27 year-old is coming off ankle injury.

McKinnon can catch passes out of the backfield with ease and displayed a quickness that briefly made you forget about losing Dalvin CookWho am I kidding? It still hurts! I predict they will fall behind early against the Packers which will keep him on the field more during passing downs. Fire him up as an RB 2/FLEX option this week, especially in PPR.

Jerick McKinnon Week 6 Projection: 20 carries, 110 yards, 6 receptions, 1 TD

QBs to Start

Cam Newton
Kirk Cousins
Deshaun Watson
Carson Wentz
Carson Palmer
Philip Rivers
Jacoby Brissett
Case Keenum

RBs to Start

Melvin Gordon
Doug Martin
C.J. Anderson
Alvin Kamara
Lamar Miller
Mike Gillislee
Ameer Abdullah
Mark Ingram
MarShawn Lynch
Buck Allen
LeGarrette Blount
James White
Samaje Perine
Chris Thompson
Duke Johnson Jr.
Matt Breida

WRs to Start

Chris Hogan
Michael Crabtree
Terrelle Pryor Sr.
Devin Funchess
John Brown
Will Fuller
Willie Snead
Adam Thielen
Randall Cobb
Danny Amendola
Jamison Crowder
DeSean Jackson
Mike Wallace

TEs to Start

Jordan Reed
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Hunter Henry
Kyle Rudolph
George Kittle
Ryan Griffin
Zach Miller
A.J. Derby
Ed Dickson

Carlos Hyde
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Week 6 Sit ’em

Carlos Hyde – SF RB

Hyde’s early season success has been trending in the opposite direction and it looks like rookie Matt Breida is going to be a bigger factor in this offense moving forward. Hyde has always been injury-prone and it is only a matter of time before he misses a game or two, and Breida steps in and shows flashes of what he can do.

Against a stout Washington defense, the 49ers will likely end up abandoning the running game. Thus far this season, Washington has been limiting opponents to just 88 rushing yards a game which will results in another tough day for Hyde owners.

Carlos Hyde Week 6 Projection: 9 carries, 33 yards, 2 receptions, 0 TD’s

QBs to Sit

Alex Smith
Ben Roethlisberger
Derek Carr
Jameis Winston
Trevor Siemian
Eli Manning
Joe Flacco
Mitch Trubisky
Brian Hoyer
Kevin Hogan

RBs to Sit

Jay Ajayi
Latavius Murray
Isaiah Crowell
Alex Collins
Elijah McGuire
Frank Gore
Wayne Gallman
Marlon Mack
Tarik Cohen
Andre Ellington
D’Onta Foreman
Chris Ivory
Derrick Henry
Jamaal Charles

WRs to Sit

Amari Cooper
DeVante Parker
Sammy Watkins
Pierre Garcon
Martavis Bryant
J.J. Nelson
Kenny Golladay
Jeremy Maclin
Donte Moncrief
Roger Lewis
Sterling Shepard
Rashard Higgins
Kendall Wright
Cooper Kupp
Marquise Goodwin
Markus Wheaton
Adam Humphries

TEs to Sit

Jared Cook
Eric Ebron
Antonio Gates
Ben Watson
Austin Hooper
Jack Doyle
Julius Thomas
Vernon Davis

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There are still free agents available in a lot of leagues that deserve an add. Huseyin The Brain ranks the Top 60 waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 6 in this video.

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