Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 6

When Cowboys QB Dak Prescott fell to the ground writhing in pain on Sunday, we all knew instinctively that it wasn’t good. Injuries can take a talented young player’s future away in the blink of an eye and Dak’s was a stark reminder of that.

Replacing a player of his calibur will be difficult for Jerry Jones and those who drafted him in the middle rounds for their fantasy teams. After all, he was leading all QB’s in fantasy points through 4 weeks and was looking like an MVP candidate for the first time in his career. There is no quick fix and it is likely you will struggle to replace the production he was giving week in and week out.

Despite what the other people in your league may be telling you, your season is not over and all is not lost. The only way to bounce back from this unfortunate setback is to have grit. Grit is the ability to never give up and to keep fighting every week in order to get the win. This is no time to let your guard down. In fact, a fighter’s spirit is the only thing that will keep you from last place.

You must play every game as if it were your last and leave nothing on the fantasy field. This is the only way that you can change the narrative and despite all odds sneak into that final playoff spot when no one thought you had a chance. If you can’t find the heart to do it for yourself….do it for Dak.

Week 6 Start ’em

Mike Gesicki – Dolphins TE

After many experts expected him to breakout this season, Gesicki has been relatively quiet save for a big Week 2 performance where he caught 8 passes for 130 yards and a TD against the Bills. He is now firmly back on the fantasy radar after another solid game against a 49ers defense that allowed him to catch 5 passes for 91 yards in Week 5.

The chemistry with him and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is back where they left off last season and the third-year TE is primed for another big game against a Jets team that is in disarray following the recent release of RB Le’Veon Bell. I predict Gesicki will be peppered with targets in what will be his best game of the season.

Mike Gesicki Week 6 Projections: 14 targets, 11 receptions, 147 receiving yards, 2 receiving TD’s

QBs to Start

Josh Allen
Ben Roethlisberger
Matthew Stafford
Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Andy Dalton

RBs to Start

Alexander Mattison
Jonathan Taylor
Myles Gaskin
David Johnson
Darrell Henderson Jr.
David Montgomery
Chase Edmonds
Kenyan Drake
Ronald Jones II
Raheem Mostert
Devonta Freeman
James White
Nyheim Hines
D’Andre Swift
Damien Harris

WRs to Start

DeVante Parker
Will Fuller V
Jamison Crowder
Tyler Boyd
Robert Woods
Chase Claypool
Darius Slayton
CeeDee Lamb
Preston Williams
Cooper Kupp
AJ Brown
Mecole Hardman
Laviska Shenault Jr.
John Brown
T.Y. Hilton
Justin Jefferson
Michael Gallup
Tee Higgins
Brandin Cooks

TEs to Start

Robert Tonyan
Evan Engram
Eric Ebron
Cameron Brate
Jimmy Graham

Week 6 Sit ’em

Hollywood Brown – Ravens WR

The eye test tells me that Brown is too small to ever become a star on the level of another undersized WR like Tyreek Hill, as he is often pushed off his routes against bigger more physical corners. This leads to inconsistent performances from the second year WR who was drafted by many fantasy owners as WR2 but has not delivered on that promise this season.

The NFL is a ‘what have you done for me lately’ league, and Brown is coming off his best game of the season in Week 4 where he caught 6 passes and hauled in his first TD catch of the year against the bumbling Bengals. He gets a much tougher matchup against physical lockdown corner Darius Slay of the Eagles who will likely prevent Hollywood from getting separation on his routes. I expect a big box office dud from Brown in Week 6.

Hollywood Brown Week 6 Projections: 5 targets, 3 receptions, 34 receiving yards, 0 TD’s

QBs to Sit

Carson Wentz
Jared Goff
Teddy Bridgewater
Baker Mayfield
Gardner Minshew II
Joe Burrow

RBs to Sit

Melvin Gordon III
Mark Ingram II
Jerick McKinnon
JK Dobbins
Devin Singletary
Leonard Fournette
Zach Moss
Kerryon Johnson
Brian Hill
JD McKissic
Phillip Lindsay
Cam Akers
Rex Burkhead
Adrian Peterson
Frank Gore
Gus Edwards

WRs to Sit

Amari Cooper
Terry McLaurin
Deebo Samuel
Jarvis Landry
Brandon Ayiuk
AJ Green
Jerry Jeudy
Tim Patrick
Russell Gage
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Scotty Miller
N’Keal Harry
Sammy Watkins
Cole Beasley
Kendrick Bourne
Greg Ward
Randall Cobb
Kalif Raymond

TEs to Sit

Zach Ertz
Tyler Higbee
Austin Hooper
Hayden Hurst
Dalton Schultz

If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Mike Mital on there by the way.

Make sure to watch the Week 6 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.

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