TFS Fantasy Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 6

TFS Fantasy Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 6

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Carson Ward, Jack Heydorn, and Andrew Levin

Carson Ward, Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start ‘Em 

QB:

Aaron Rodgers may seem like a no-brainer start ‘em QB, but he has not been a solid fantasy asset to start the season. He is currently outside of the top 15 fantasy QBs, throwing for 1 or less passing TDs in 3 out of the first 5 games to start the year. Last week, Aaron Jones had 4 TDs while Rodgers didn’t have one. Rodgers should have better touchdown luck and be a solid play at home against a middle of the pack Lions secondary, especially with stud WR Davante Adams returning.

RB:

Duke Johnson Jr. has been very efficient to start the year. He is 3rd amongst RBs in yards per carry and 2nd in yards after contact per carry. The problem is that he hasn’t had over 10 touches in a game since Week 1. The good news is that after a hot start to the season, Carlos Hyde has been struggling in his past 3 games, only averaging 3.19 YPC during that span. This should lead to more opportunities for Johnson. Additionally, he has a juicy matchup against the Chiefs as only Jacksonville has allowed more YPC to opposing RBs. This is the game where Johnson gets the chance to show why the Texans traded a 3rd round pick for him.

WR:

DeVante Parker has been a real life 1st round bust and plays for arguably the worst team the NFL has seen this decade. But if you’re desperate for a WR this week, he could be a sneaky start. The Redskins have been off to a disastrous start to the season and still looking for their first win. Only the Falcons have given up more fantasy points to opposing WRs. Parker had 70 yards and a touchdown in his last matchup against the Chargers, and he could have an even better statline this Sunday.

TE:

Greg Olsen has 6 targets, 2 catches, and 5 yards in his past two weeks. However, he has a chance for a bounceback game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When he played them earlier this year, he had 6 catches for 110 yards. While expecting another 100 yard game is a stretch, he should be startable for those in need of a tight end this week. 

 

D/ST:

Although the Ravens offense has taken a major step forward in 2019, the reverse can be said for the Ravens defense. After being 2nd in points allowed per game last year, they are now only 22nd. Despite their defensive woes, they are still due for a big game in a home matchup against the 0-5 Bengals. The Bengals have only scored 40 points in their 3 road games this year. Andy Dalton is getting sacked 4 times a game. John Ross, who was looking like a breakout player for the team, is on IR. Start the Ravens D/ST with confidence.

 

 

Jack Heydorn, Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sit ‘Em

QB:

Jared Goff was expected to be way better so far this season, but he has been a very mediocre quarterback this year. He is playing against a very hot San Francisco 49ers defense this week, so he is going to have to play at his best in order to please fantasy owners. This leads to my point that he will probably be disappointing this week. Goff has thrown 7 interceptions in 5 games… horrible. While the 49ers defense has had 7 interceptions and 2 touchdowns, I think this could be a deadly game for Goff and the Rams against the undefeated 49ers. He is projected 16.4 but don’t expect that. He is likely going to score 10-15 points tops.

RB:

Chris Thompson is a definite sit this week. It doesn’t even matter how much depth you have; if you have to drop someone to get a RB to replace him this week then I suggest doing so. Thompson hasn’t had more than 7 carries this season, and he has averaged 3-4 carries a game. No running back can be expected to do well when they are handed only that many carries. He has put up average numbers some weeks but those are very deceiving. Many think that since he is playing Miami he might go off for a lot of points, but we are talking about Thompson here. He will not even score 8 points this week.

WR:

DeAndre Hopkins has been absolutely nothing special this season. Other than a week one breakout, he hasn’t scored a touchdown since. Although he does get his fair share of receptions, there is another reciever on the team that is looking to also be a WR1. Will Fuller and Deshaun Watson had a huge connection last week and I wouldn’t doubt that they keep it up. I bet Fuller outscores Hopkins again, and it turns out Hopkins projection overrated him again. Hopkins will not even score 12 points.

TE:

Delanie Walker is coming off a horrible week of only scoring 2 points. He was impressive in the first couple of weeks, and has been on a straight decline since. This is going to be a tough sit for some teams, which makes sense, but there are many great free agent tight ends in leagues right now who would be a better start. These tight ends would be players such as Austin Hooper or Jason Witten. Also, Walker is playing the Denver Broncos  who have a decent defense against tight ends, and are very stingy in the backfield. The biggest problem is that Mariota is struggling and this is affecting Walker big time. Expect him to score about 4 points.

D/ST:

The Giants defense is definitely a huge liability this week. They have allowed over 25 points in 4 of the 5 games so far this season, and the team that caused the exception was the struggling Redskins. This week they are playing the New England Patriots who are arguably the best team in the league right now. Honestly, the Giants are beyond screwed and will either score 0 or negative points depending on how your league does defense scoring. This would be the biggest sit em’ of the week, but I don’t know why anyone who had the Giants defense would still have them in the first place.

 

Andrew Levin Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gardner Minshew has had a great start to his NFL career. The Jacksonville offense might not be the most explosive, but Minshew certainly gets the job done. So far this season, Minshew is completing 66.7% of his passes, and has a 9/1 touchdown to interception ratio. Start him in this home matchup against the New Orleans Saints, who are the 31st ranked pass defense.

Sony Michel has not started the year off well. He is averaging a mere 3.4 yards per carry, and only has three catches on the season. That means all of his value comes from carries and touchdowns, the carries have been there but he has three touchdowns on the season. Luckily for Michel, he gets to play the Giants this week. The Patriots will likely be ahead for most of the game, so Michel should get a ton of work.

Odell Beckham JR. has disappointed fantasy owners two weeks in a row now. It is encouraging that he is still getting plenty of looks from Baker Mayfield. But he has played against some of the best passing defenses in the league to start the season, which could explain his rough start. However, Odell is a must start this week against the Seahawks, a team that just gave up a huge fantasy week to Cooper Kupp.

Will Dissly has been on fire lately. He has at least a touchdown or 80 receiving yards in each of his last four games. Now is not the time to put Dissly on your bench. He gets to play the Cleveland Browns this week, whose secondary has been pretty banged up to start the season. The Browns have been unsuccessful in stopping tight ends so far, don’t expect that to change now.

 

Look for the Chargers defense to make a splash this week. They play against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who may be starting their third string quarterback. Even if Mason Rudolph does play, the Steelers offense hasn’t been that great with him. The Chargers fantastic pass rush should get to the Steelers quarterback early and often this week.