Welcome to Week 6 of the NFL season, hopefully with success thus far. Last week, I went over the the beasts and leasts, the studs and duds of the fantasy world through the first quarter. This week, we are back to starters and sitters, as I’m ready to help you take down your opponent! Let’s get right to it!
Alvin Kamara – Alvin Kamara feasted his way to ten catches in his last outing, which was against the Dolphins, across the pond in London. The rookie running back is certainly taking this backfield by storm as of late, and the trading of Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals earlier this week only confirms that. Give Alvin Kamara a start this week.
Carlos Hyde – Yes, his carries dipped a great amount last week, but remain faithful. Hyde has been great all year, don’t try and get fancy after one rough week. Leave Hyde in your lineup unconditionally until consistently proven otherwise.
Rishard Matthews – This week, Matthews has a favorable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are home to one of the worst secondaries in the league. Additionally, Matthews is the proven favorite target of Marcus Mariota, who looks to return this week. I really like Matthews in all formats for this week’s matchups.
Tarik Cohen – Since his early-season greatness, Tarik Cohen has come back down to Earth. Since Week 3, the 5’6″ rookie from North Carolina A&T has seen a rapid decline in snaps, carries, and receptions, as star RB Jordan Howard continues to impress. Leave Tarik on the bench against the Ravens in Week 6.
Emmanuel Sanders – Sanders is a boom-or-bust guy. One week he has 8 catches for 100 yards and two TDs, the next he’ll put up 0 points (I’ve literally seen this happen with him). This week, I can see the Broncos jumping out to an early lead, and Janoris Jenkins matching up with Sanders nicely. This will make Denver run the ball, leaving Sanders with a bust performance.
Adrian Peterson – Peterson should see more carries in his new Arizona setting, but don’t jump the gun. He still has to learn the playbook, get acquainted with his teammates and coaches, and beat out the other Cardinal running backs. Until proven otherwise, you should sit Adrian Peterson.
Unless you are Andrew Gluckman (my opponent), I wish you the best of luck in Week 6!