Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 6

When it comes to fantasy football a tough loss has always stayed with me longer than a blowout win. If only I had started ‘x’ player over ‘y’ player things would have been different! I experienced this recently over the weekend as I went to a bachelor party in Miami and lost focus of my matches on Sunday morning which included the early London game (thankfully I started Pitts!).

After a long night of partying in South Beach, I forgot to set my lineup in time and didn’t replace Dalvin Cook in my lineup, even though I was smart enough to draft Mattison and have him ready as a handcuff on my bench. Only to not put him in, leaving behind 26 points and getting nothing but a goose egg from Cook in the RB1 slot.

Of course, if I would have made the switch in time I would have beaten my opponent last week by exactly 1 point. I tell you this because every move matters in the world of fantasy and you cannot afford to take your eye off the ball even though it is only Week 6. This is a game of inches. Don’t get stopped short just before you reach the goal line.

BYE weeks are finally here so it’s time to get focused. Look ahead and see which key players you will be missing in the next 2-3 weeks, especially if it is hard to find positions like TE and RB. You can typically find a decent QB to stream but the talent pool is getting more shallow as the weeks go by. When it comes to fantasy, as the saying goes, ‘If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail!’

Myles Gaskin – Dolphins RB

After a slow start, Gaskin exploded back on to the fantasy radar with 2 receiving TD’s against the Bucs in Week 5. He showed the versatility out of the backfield that led to many owners drafting him as an RB2 heading into the season, finishing with 10 receptions for 74 yards as Jacoby Brissett’s go-to receiver out of the backfield.

In Week 6, the Dolphins get a plus matchup on the road against a Jaguars that has given up the 6th most fantasy points to running backs on the season. With Tua designated to return from IR next week, I predict this game plan will feature Gaskin once more as Brisett’s safety blanket in case his first read isn’t there.

Myles Gaskin Week 6 Projections: 15 rushing attempts, 64 rushing yards,1 rushing TD, 12 targets, 11 receptions, 69 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD

QBs to Start

Taylor Heinicke
Joe Burrow
Sam Darnold
Mac Jones
Carson Wentz

RBs to Start

Kareem Hunt
D’Andre Swift
Chase Edmonds
Damien Williams
Leonard Fournette
Darrel Williams
Zack Moss
Devonta Booker
James Conner
Damien Harris
Sony Michel
Tony Pollard
Latavius Murray
Javonte Williams
Alexander Mattison
Jamaal Williams
AJ Dillon

WRs to Start

Mike Williams
Diontae Johnson
Courtland Sutton
DeVonta Smith
Michael Pittman
Antonio Brown
Marvin Jones
Tee Higgins
Hollywood Brown
Robert Woods
Hunter Renfrow
Kadarius Toney
Laviska Shenault
Jaylen Waddle
Amon Ra St. Brown
Emmanuel Sanders
Rondale Moore

TEs to Start

Dawson Knox
Zach Ertz
Hunter Henry
Dalton Schultz
Ricky Seals Jones

Sit em Week 6 - Miles Sanders

Week 6 Sit ’em

Miles Sanders – Eagles RB

Sanders has had a disappointing start to the season and has taken a backseat as of late to rookie RB Kenneth Gainwell. While he dominated the early touches in Week 5 against a tough Panthers D, the fact of the matter is the Eagles needed to pass in order to get back into the game.

In Week 6 they will face a Bucs D that is built to stop the run game, and is best exploited through the air. If the Eagles are going to beat Tom Brady on the road on TNF, they will need to fly high with big plays to DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor and Zach Ertz. With Gainwell also in the mix for receptions, fade Sanders as a disappointing Thursday night dud.

Miles Sanders Week 6 Projections: 8 rushing attempts, 43 rushing yards, 2 targets, 1 reception, 5 receiving yards, 0 TD’s

QBs to Sit

Jared Goff
Ryan Tannehill
Derek Carr
Justin Fields
Trevor Lawrence

RBs to Sit

Melvin Gordon
Devin Singletary
Kenneth Gainwell
Alex Collins
David Johnson
Jeremy McNichols
Brandon Bolden
Jerick McKinnon
Rhamondre Stevenson
Nyheim Hines
Samaje Perine
Khalil Herbert
JD McKissic
Ty’son Williams
Chris Evans

WRs to Sit

AJ Brown
Keenan Allen
Brandon Aiyuk
Tyler Lockett
Cole Beasley
Mecole Hardman
Henry Ruggs
Tyler Boyd
Julio Jones
Tim Patrick
Josh Gordon
Robby Anderson
Christian Kirk
AJ Green
Zach Pascal
DeVante Parker
Quintez Cephus
James Washington

TEs to Sit

Robert Tonyan
Jonnu Smith
Evan Engram
Gerald Everett
Pat Freiermuth

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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