Week six continued a wild trend of consecutive weeks with a team coming back from a deficient greater than 16 points. Along with those comebacks came some stand out performances from a fantasy football perspective. With that said here’s who to start and who to sit in your league this week.
Start QB1 Kyler Murray (Vs SEA)
For the second week in a row, Murray is facing a really bad defense. He lit up the Cowboys defense that has given up at least 34 points in five of their six games this season. Murray threw for a decent 188 yards however, he tossed two touchdowns. He also added 74 yards and a touchdown on the ground. When the dust settled he walked out of AT&T stadium tallying 28.92 points in Arizona’s 38-10 victory.
This weekend Kyler and the Cardinals will host Russell Wilson and the 5-0 Seahawks in a game that will no doubt be a shootout. Out of the two quarterbacks, I think Murray will have the better game of the two. Seattle’s defense has not been able to stop anyone’s passing attack as they rank last in the league in terms of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and in terms of passing yards allowed per game. Expect Murray to be one of the top producers at his position this week.
Start QB2 Josh Allen (@NYJ)
The Jets are not a good football team, I think that is fairly obvious. They’ve pretty much been embarrassed in every game they’ve played this season. With that said, the best predictor of the future is the past, and the last time Josh Allen played the Jets he had one of his best games of the season. He tossed a very solid 312 yards and two touchdowns on 46 pass attempts. He also added 57 yards and a touchdown on the ground. This would be his third-highest scoring game of the season as he put up 33.2 points. I’d expect Allen to put up similar numbers this week.
Sit QB1 Carson Wentz (Vs NYG)
Despite his lack of weapons and his team’s lack of success, Carson Wentz has been pretty solid this season. With the Eagles coming off a short week I’d expect Philly to struggle early. On top of that, the Eagles received pretty harsh news in terms of the injury report. Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz and up and coming running back Miles Sanders are both out with different kinds of injuries. They will be getting speedster DeSean Jackson back from injury but I just don’t think that Wentz is going to have the weapons to get the job done Thursday night.
Sit QB2 Jared Goff (Vs CHI)
There is no way to up this lightly, Goff looked awful last Sunday against the 49ers. He was inaccurate all game missing wide-open targets and completing only 19 of his 38 passes. That is a woeful 50 percent. This was against a 49er defense that was and still is missing two of their best pass rushers. Now Goff will travel back home to host the Chicago Bears whose defense is vastly better than the unit the 49ers put out there on a week to week basis. I see Goff as a risky play with a little reward this week.
Start RB1 Todd Gurley (Vs DET)
After the departure of nose tackle, Damon Harrison Detriot’s run defense hasn’t been the same. Gurley has been inconsistent this season but has shown flashes of dominance against bad defenses. That is exactly what Gurley has to work with this weekend. Detroit ranks 29th in the league in both points allowed to backs per game and rushing yards allowed per game. I think if Atlanta’s defense can play well Gurley will have a big game this week.
Start RB2 James Conner (@TEN)
Conner is yet another back who produces but he does so at an inconsistent rate. He’s been above 20 three times however, in his other games he put up 15.3 and a whole 3.4. With that said I think he should crack the 20 point mark again this week. Tennessee’s defense has been uncharacteristically bad this season. They rank near the bottom of the league in terms of allowing points to running backs and rushing yards allowed per game. James Conner should have a day this week.
Sit RB1 James Robinson (@LAC)
After a start to this season that made James Robinson look like a potential breakout star, his production has dropped off considerably. He will obviously be looking to break out of this slump but I just don’t think he will. The Chargers have improved exponentially when it comes to stopping the run. The Jaguars have been playing from behind in pretty much all of their games this season and I don’t expect that to change. Robison will once again struggle this week.
Sit RB2 Josh Jacobs (Vs TB)
Jacobs is another back whose production has been inconsistent. He has two games that have carried his stats this season. Other than that Jacobs has done next to nothing on an equally inconsistent offense. Tampa Bay’s run defense has been elite this season ranking first in the league in rushing yards per game. On average they allow 64.3 yards on the ground. Out of all the sits so far I think he is poised for the best game but that doesn’t mean he’s going to put up elite numbers.
Start WR1 Kenny Golladay (@ATL)
Even in last week’s blowout win, Atlanta’s defense did not look good. They allowed 166 yards and two touchdowns to Justin Jefferson alone last week. Overall, they rank 30th in terms of points allowed to wideouts and 31st in passing yards allowed per game. I think Golladay is poised to crack over 20 points for the first time this season this week.
Start WR2 A.J. Brown (Vs PIT)
It is clear, to me at least, that Ryan Tannehill and former first-round pick A.J. Brown are developing quite the connection. Brown has gotten open a lot this year and Tannehill has put it on him. The Titans will probably lean on the passing attack as the Steelers run defense is ferocious. Believe it or not, Pittsburgh ranks 25th in terms of points allowed to wideouts. Brown might not have a huge day but I think he’ll have the best day out of anyone else on that offense.
Sit WR1 Will Fuller (Vs GB)
After two pretty good games in a row, Will Fuller is going to struggle this week Green Bay’s defense ranks near the top of the league and after getting smoked by the Bucs last week the Packers defense should come out with a chip on their shoulders I expect Fuller to have his catches but I don’t expect anything huge.
Sit WR2 Jerry Jeudy (Vs KC)
The former Alabama wideout Jerry Jeudy has struggled from a fantasy perspective to begin his career. In the five games, he has played this season he is averaging 9.9 points per game. The task for Jeudy doesn’t get any easier this week as he is going up against a Cheifs team that ranks 5th in points allowed to opposing wideouts and 3rd in passing yards allowed per game. This week won’t be any fun for the rookie.
Start TE Robert Tonyan (@HOU)
For the second week in a row, the Packers tight end finds himself on my start list. It’s no secret that the Packers laid an egg last week so I expect Aaron Rodgers to go back to the drawing board and come out on Sunday with a simple approach. Expect a lot of targets for Tonyan this week.
Sit TE Tyler Higbee (Vs CHI)
Higbee has had one game over ten points and if you take that game away from him he’s averaging an overwhelming 6.36 points per game. I would question, at this point, why Higbee is still on your roster. Please refer to the section in which I talk about Jared Goff if you need further explanation as to why it’s not a good matchup.
Start FLEX Terry McLaurin (Vs DAL)
After I told you to sit him because of the cornerback he would be lined up against and him outperforming my expectations I’ll tell you to flex him this week. The Cowboys defense has been absolutely awful and McLaurin should absolutely tear them up this week. Expect a high volume of targets for him and some inflated production.
Sit FLEX Emmanuel Sanders (Vs Car)
With Micheal Thomas coming back from his suspension expect Drew Brees and the Saints to take full advantage of it. I see Brees going to Thomas and Kamara all game. I just don’t see Brees looking Sanders way much at all.
Start D/ST New York Giants (@PHI)
Yes, they are my start defense yet again, after outperforming all projections and scoring a solid 13 points this unit finds themselves in this position again. The defense sealed the win for Big Blue last week with a Tae Crowder scoop and score. Look for the defense to be just as aggressive this week as Philly is missing most of their weapons.
Sit D/ST Seattle Seahawks (@ARI)
Like I said before the Seahawks defense just isn’t good. I’m not sure if it has to do with a lot of new players trying to jell or poor coaching but the unit just is not producing like it used to. They are locked into a NFC west battle with Arizona and we all know that that offense can put up some serious numbers. I’d sit Seattle.