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

Jared Goff
Andy Dalton
Ben Roethlisberger
Jameis Winston
Kirk Cousins
Baker Mayfield
Mitchell Trubisky
Alex Smith
C.J. Beathard

RBs to Start

T.J. Yeldon
James Conner
Sony Michel
James White
Joe Mixon
Alex Collins
Tevin Coleman
Chris Carson
Dalvin Cook
Aaron Jones
Wendell Smallwood
Nyheim Hines
Philip Lindsay
Alfred Morris
Austin Ekeler
Bilal Bowell
Buck Allen

WRs to Start

Tyler Boyd
Sammy Watkins
Stefon Diggs
Robert Woods
Doug Baldwin
Brandin Cooks (If Healthy)
Cooper Kupp (If Healthy)
Calvin Ridley
Mohamed Sanu
Randall Cobb (If Healthy)
Julian Edelman
Keke Coutee
John Brown
DeSean Jackson
Chris Godwin
Josh Gordon
Quincy Enunwa
Mike Williams
Christian Kirk
Chester Rogers

TEs to Start

Eric Ebron
Jared Cook
Trey Burton
David Njoku
Ricky Seals-Jones
Jordan Reed
Austin Hooper
Cameron Brate

Will Fuller - Houston Texans WR
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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

Andrew Luck
Ryan Tannehill
Dak Prescott
Philip Rivers
Russell Wilson
Derek Carr
Carson Wentz
Marcus Mariota
Eli Manning
Josh Rosen

RBs to Sit

Kenyan Drake
Adrian Peterson
Isaiah Crowell
LeSean McCoy
Lamar Miller
Dion Lewis
Derrick Henry
Matt Breida
Jamaal Charles
Royce Freeman
Ronald Jones II
Frank Gore
Chris Ivory
Jalen Richard
Duke Johnson
Nick Chubb
Ty Montgomery
Latavius Murray

WRs to Sit

Corey Davis
Nelson Agholor
Allen Robinson
Devin Funchess
Michael Crabtree
Willie Snead
Chris Hogan
Geronimo Allison
Jordy Nelson
Kenny Stills
Larry Fitzgerald
Jamison Crowder
Donte Moncrief
Taywan Taylor
Keelan Cole
Dede Westbrook
Antonio Callaway
Ryan Grant
Pierre Garcon
Taylor Gabriel
Robby Anderson
Paul Richardson
Danny Amendola
D.J. Moore
Cole Beasley
Tavon Austin

TEs to Sit

Greg Olsen
Vance McDonald
Geoff Swaim
Hayden Hurst
Ryan Griffin
Niles Paul
Tyler Kroft
Jeff Heuerman
Antonio Gates

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