Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 6 (2018)
Now that the first couple weeks have passed you have a pretty good idea of what your team is. If you are 0-5 you might as well just pack your bags and mail it home, the chances of you winning the championship or making playoffs in a competitive league are slim to none. If that is the case, use the rest of the year to really study what makes the best teams in your league successful and look at all the transactions that have been made.
You can learn a lot from seeing what moves other teams have made to put them in the position to win whether that be in the draft or waivers. You can learn a lot from studying these moves even if you are at the top of your league. The point is, you need to use every edge possible to get a feel of what the other teams are doing and how you can take advantage of them.
Another good habit is to listen to fantasy football podcasts. I am not just saying to listen to our podcast Couch Cast only, there are actually a lot of difference and valuable resources out there that deliver excellent fantasy advice. I listen to them all while I am on the way to work or at the gym, constantly learning and getting an edge on my opponents. This is what fantasy football is all about!
Week 6 Start ’em
Marshawn Lynch – Oak RB
Beastmode was nowhere to be found in Week 5, only mustering 31 rushing yards against a dominant Chargers front seven. This week he hosts his former team the Seattle Seahawks, yes those Seahawks who didn’t run the ball on the 1 which lost them a Super Bowl. Town Bizness will be on full display in week 6 as Lynch hosts his former teammates in London, England (technically a home game).
I feel for the poor safeties and cornerbacks who will have to bring Lynch down once he breaks tackles and gets into the second level on Sunday. I predict that Gruden will feed the beast early and often against the former Legion of Boom especially in goal line situations.
Marshawn Lynch 6 Projections: 22 rushing attempts, 125 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD’s, 4 receptions, 15 receiving yards
QBs to Start
RBs to Start
WRs to Start
Brandin Cooks (If Healthy)
Cooper Kupp (If Healthy)
Randall Cobb (If Healthy)
TEs to Start
Week 6 Sit ’em
Will Fuller V – Hou WR
Fuller had by far his worst game in the Deshaun Watson era in Week 6 against Dallas, ceding a lot of targets to new kid on the block Keke Coutee who has emerged as a viable third weapon in the Texans’ offense. The oft-injury prone Fuller has also been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury which may be hampering his ability to go vertical and get separation which is his calling card.
This week he faces a Bills defense that has not allowed a lot of yards through the air and could take try and take away the deep threat and conceding more underneath routes to Coutee instead of risking giving up a big play by Fuller. I don’t think he will have as bad a game as last week, but I am definitely wary of the prospects of another let down game.
Will Fuller V Week 6 projections: 3 receptions, 55 yards, 0 TD’s
QBs to Sit
RBs to Sit
Ronald Jones II
WRs to Sit
TEs to Sit
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