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
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Amon Ra St. Brown
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Ricky Seals Jones
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
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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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