Week 6 WR Start’em, Sit’em: Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Strategy


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If you are in doubt about some players in a tough spot this week, or players that haven’t produced yet this season, you have come to the perfect spot. We dive into a few names to start in borderline matchups, and also talk about players to fade. You can also check out our rankings area to see where players on your team rank and their projections heading into Week 6. Be sure to check out the rest of our weekly fantasy football content.

Start Em

Demarcus Robinson Vs. Houston

Back to back down weeks under ten fantasy points, this is a week to put trust into Demarcus Robinson and get him back in lineups. He draws a home matchup against Houston, and I don’t expect the low scoring affair like last week against Indy. Houston is allowing the 9th highest fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts this season. Robinson will be in line for strong targets, especially if Sammy Watkins sits out.

Terry McLaurin @ Miami

Terry McLaurin was an easy sit for me last week, and is an easy start for me this week. Miami’s defense is an easy target at this point, and they are allowing the 8th most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. McLaurin has seen at least seven targets in the four games he has played this season, and has a touchdown in three out of the four games.

Stefon Diggs Vs. Philadelphia

Last week was another let down in a good spot for Stefon Diggs, and might have been the final straw for you. I am on board for one more week with Diggs, even with the lack of targets on a team that wants to run the ball. If the Vikings struggle to run on a tough Eagles defense, the passing game should thrive. Philly doesn’t have a great secondary, and wide receivers have averaged the fourth highest fantasy points per game against the Eagles.

Curtis Samuel @ Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay has been crushed through the air, and have been excellent at limiting running backs. I like the Panthers wideouts this week, and DJ Moore is included. They have allowed the 5th most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts, and rank 22nd against the pass overall. Curtis Samuel has seen 20 targets over the three weeks that Kyle Allen has started.

Sit Em

Marvin Jones @ Green Bay

Green Bay was one of the top defenses in holding opposing wide receivers to below average fantasy point productions. That changed against Dallas, where they were down quick, and both Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper went off. This is still a great secondary, and they rank 5th against the pass. Kenny Golladay is still an okay start, but Marvin Jones is someone I will be avoiding given he averages around five targets per game.

Alshon Jeffery @ Minnesota

Minnesota continues to be one of the better defenses in limiting fantasy points. They rank 9th against the pass overall, and will take on an Eagles team that has been shaky at times this season. Alshon Jeffery is going to have an extremely tough matchup, and is very touchdown dependent. I’m not banking on a big game for Jeffery. If you are in a shallower league or better options, don’t be afraid of benching Jeffery for the week.

Golden Tate @ New England

I get that the Giants are without Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram, which you’d think Golden Tate just racks up targets and receptions. This is going to be a tough matchup for the offense to get things going, and the way the Patriots defense continues to batter bad teams, this will be no different. No wide receiver has scored against New England, and Tate isn’t a big touchdown threat anyway. Only two wideouts have topped 75 yards, but none have crossed 100.

DK Metcalf @ Cleveland

DK Metcalf was in the start’em section last week, and found his way into the end zone. This week I am not looking for a ton of passing game volume, and Metcalf isn’t getting a big chunk of it anyway. He is extremely touchdown dependent, and Cleveland has allowed just four so far to wideouts this season. There are better options out there for Week 6.

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