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Week 6 Fantasy Football stars and stiffs

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Week 5 was must-win for some and just another day at the office for others. If you have guys like David Johnson, Julio Jones, Kareem Hunt or Jordan Howard, you are waiting for the eventual breakout. However, if you wait too long, it may be too late.

Some always ask when it is time to panic and start selling off assets like a stocktrader in the middle of a purge. The problem is, there really isn’t any solid answer to use as a benchmark. Owners treat their rosters in various different ways. Some are ready to deal, while others are stuck on their knees waiting for a sign. Remember, in most leagues there are only 13 regular scoring periods available. So if you’re looking at your team sitting at 1-5, it is now time to make a move. Let’s look at some guys for Week 6 that may be worth bidding on.

As always, I look forward to your opinions and feedback. You can tweet me with any questions (@TCutillo23) and leave your comments below. Here are my [PPR] picks for Week 6:

WEEK 6 STARS (Last week: 4/8)

QUARTERBACKS

ANDY DALTON (vs. PIT)

 

The Steelers are giving up an average of 30.5 PPG to their opponents and their secondary couldn’t cover Big Ben if he flanked out wide. This matchup has Tier 1 fantasy production written all over it.

 

BAKER MAYFIELD (vs. LAC)

 

Baker is the more explosive QB out of all the rookies and this could be his breakout fantasy game. He can use his legs and his arms to produce leaving him as quite the fantasy asset at QB.

 

RUNNING BACKS

T.J. YELDON (@ DAL)

 

Dallas stinks and Sean Lee is still inactive. TJ is hot and ready to have the Cowboys spitting out dust.

 

PHILLIP LINDSAY (vs. LAR)

 

The Rams may be undefeated, but they still like to give up some yards on the ground. Last week, they made the ageless Mike Davis and fragile Chris Carson look like Pro Bowlers. Lindsay has been the most consistent recipient of touches in Denver and this week the Royce will still be playing second fiddle.

 

AARON JONES  (vs. SF)

 

Talented running back against a terrible team at Lambeau equals success. Jones will slowly garner more touches and the 49ers will be looking to tame his leap all day. No success!

 

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

JULIAN EDELMAN (vs.KC)

 

Julian came back last week and played well. However, this week he is in the national spotlight and primed to break out.

 

DOUG BALDWIN (@OAK)

 

Doug has had a tough season so far marred by injury. Now it’s time to prove why he is the #1 option in Seattle. After a dismal one-catch performance in Week 5, look for RW to hit him early and often making Oakland question where #89 was hiding all year.

 

JARVIS LANDRY (vs. LAC)

 

The Chargers’ defense is stuck in first gear, while the Cleveland offense is getting ready to break the speeding limit. Baker will be airing it out all day long.

 

WEEK 6 STIFFS (Last week: 6/7)

QUARTERBACKS

MITCHELL TRUBISKY (@MIA)

 

The Dolphins are stingy holding their opposing QBs to a 75.0 rating so far this season. For a guy who has been living a pipe dream for the last two weeks, a reality check is coming.

 

ALEX SMITH (vs. CAR)

 

Any vision you still have for this guy as a starter, get it out now. Stand on the yellow brick road, clank your heels and wake the hell up!

 

RUNNING BACKS

DION LEWIS (vs. BAL)

 

Dion was supposed to be the PPR sleeper in a running back class that had very little depth. We are still waiting for him to perform.

 

JORDAN HOWARD (@ MIA)

 

Chicago is winning, but they are forgetting about their 1,200 yard rusher in the process. An average of 13 carries a week is not going to produce positive results. Move on.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

MICHAEL CRABTREE (@ MIA)

 

This one is simple. Lots of targets, with little production. Enough said.

 

DEMARYIUS THOMAS (vs. LAR)

 

Demaryius is on a steady target decline and stuck in the backseat while Emmanuel rides shotgun. He is no longer a number 1 option.

 

AMARI COOPER (vs. SEA)

 

This guy can’t be trusted any more than the last guy who failed a lie detector test on Maury. His false sense of truth will do you in quick.

 

SLEEPERS (Last week: 2/2)

CHRISTIAN KIRK (@ MIN)

 

Some feel he is a TD only WR like John Brown, but I totally disagree. He is building a great rapport with Josh Rosen and will look towards more success this week.

 

TYLER BOYD (vs. PIT)

 

This guy has quietly become the most consistent WR on the Bengals not named AJ. The Steelers won last week, but still couldn’t cover Mrs. Doubtfire even if they tried. Boyd will produce on Sunday early and often.

 

BUST ALERT (Last week: 0/2)

TYREEK HILL (@NE)

 

Bill Belichick always locks on to the best player on the opposing team and this week it looks to be Ty Hill. Beware.

 

PATRICK MAHOMES (@NE)

 

You saw some mistakes last week and this week he faces Big Bill. Every rookie has “THAT GAME” and I think this could be it.

 

THE WEEK 6 HEAT GAUGE

Three players who are kicking up the temperature

CAM NEWTON (@ WAS)

 

I am not sure if there is another player who has as much shade thrown his way than Cam. I get why it happens, but this guy flat-out produces with a minimal amount of talent every single week. He is never a bad option.

 

JAMES WHITE (vs. KC)

 

Did you know that James is #7 on the overall RB scoring chart for Fantasy Football? He will look to create matchup nightmares for a defense on KC that hasn’t fared will this year.

 

KEELAN COLE (@ DAL)

 

Bortles will look to him early in Dallas against a team looking to stack the box and stop their running attack. Big targets to come.

 

Three players who are lowering the setpoint

CASE KEENUM (vs. LAR)

 

I came into this year with Case as my sleeper pick at QB. Unfortunately, he has been very inconsistent and has showed glimpses of why backups don’t always make great starting options.

 

KAREEM HUNT(@NE)

 

He is a one-dimensional back in a system that looks to pass at will. I predicted in the preseason he wasn’t Tier 1 material because of Mahomes’ style and so far I am comfortable with that assessment.

 

JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER (vs. CIN)

 

Eight catches in two weeks has me feeling blue with JuJu. AB wants all the attention.

 

 

 


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