Week 6. This can be a defining week in you’re season. Week 6 is often the turning point for teams with a losing record, and the beginning of a downfall for those careless owners that have gotten lucky off of the players that they drafted. But I like to focus on the positive. For example, you probably have some players returning from bye weeks this week, whether they’re from the Jaguars, Seahawks, Saints,or Chiefs. This can help you win the defining Week 6 battle.
Last week, my starters were mediocre. Some predictions were not my finest, like Steve Smith (although it was injury that stood between Smith and a big game). There were also good predictions, like Devonta Freeman, who had a solid outing. And then there were predictions that may lead you to believe that I am from the future. There was really only one of those, being Sammie Coates. Let’s all hope these four predictions this week pan out like Coates. Here are the Week 6 starters:
- Jimmy Graham – It seems as if Jimmy Graham has finally found his role in Seattle, after back-to-back huge games. We all know that Jimmy Graham is capable of being the best tight end in football, as he was in New Orleans. His devastating injury last season seems to have stopped hindering Graham. He’s due for a big week against an Atlanta defense that has allowed a league-most 14 touchdown passes.
- Steelers D/ST – It’s uncommon for a defense to find its way onto a start ’em sit ’em list, but you may find yourself needing a defense with Minnesota on a bye. The Steelers have a solid defense with potential for a huge game against a terrible Miami offensive line and a quarterback that seems to turn the ball over way too often.
- John Brown – The Cardinals want to get the ball to John Brown. In his big games, he often catches 10+ balls for 100+ yards. Look for a huge outing, possibly Sammie Coates potential, against the same Jets defense, one that ranks 31st against the pass.
- TJ Yeldon – Going against a bad Bears run defense, in a game following a great outing for Yeldon, expect a majority of the carries to fall in his place. Don’t be surprised to see him reach the end zone for the first time since week one.
Overall, the sit’ems were decent last week. In fact, 5 of the six players deserved to be on the bench. But there was still Tevin Coleman. Nobody started Coleman, because it was truly the wrong decision to start him. However, he managed to somehow go off. Here are this weeks’ sit’ems.
- Ryan Matthews – His numbers are very deceiving. Every week, Matthews seems to put up a solid amount of fantasy points. However, he’s due for a bust. His carries have been down all year, forcing his production to rely heavily on touchdowns. This is not a good trait for a running back, as inconsistency is imminent.
- Panthers D/ST – Since there was a defense in the start’ems, why not put one in the sit’ems. The Panthers defense has not been nearly up to the level of last season. Their on pace for another poor performance against the New Orleans Saints’ top offensive attack.
- LaGarrette Blount – Blount should have another disappointing week against the Bengals. With Tom Brady back, this offense is now a heavy passing attack, leaving little importance on Blount’s workhorse upside.
- Jeremy Hill – Hill is part of a fully-functioning committee backfield. He is in a deadlock time share with Giovanni Bernard, and the Bengals may look to lean heavier in Bernard’s direction, as they need to change their offensive gameplan, due to their 2-3 record. When it is unsure which running back will start in the backfield, it is usually a good rule to bench both players.
I wish you the best of luck in your pivotal Week 6 matchup!