Week 6 Start/Sits – Sunday Late Games, SNF & MNF

By Andy Goddard @Godsy1985

We have made it to week 6 of the 2020 NFL season but not everything has gone to plan so far. Numerous games have been rescheduled, byes weeks have been moved, Covid has decimated fantasy teams and the Buccaneers offensive line is so poor, quarterback Tom Brady has lost the ability to count to four!

With some players still locked away and teams unable to train due to Covid, it’s not only difficult to know who to start in your fantasy lineups but who is even able to take the field! Let us try and circumnavigate week 6 and see who you should be starting and sitting.

Don’t forget to keep your #EyesPeeled for tomorrow’s podcast where we dive into a full preview of the weekend games and make sure you head over to Twitter (@F10YFantasy) for “Start ‘em, sit ‘em, GIF ‘EM!”.

Spoiler alert: Tom Brady is a start ‘em. 

Sunday Late Games

New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins

Start of the Game

Mike Gesicki (TE) – Miami Dolphins

Gesicki caught five of his six targets for 91 yards in Sundays demolition of the 49ers, pleasing fantasy owners after a poor showing the previous two weeks. He has a very favourable matchup against the New York Jets on Sunday. Gesicki is basically a tight end playing slot receiver and the Jets have had no answer to that position so far this season.

Other Notable Starts

New York Jets – Jamison Crowder (WR)

Miami Dolphins – Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB), DeVante Parker (WR), D/ST

Sit of the Game

Frank Gore (RB) – New York Jets

The New York Jets have released Le’Veon Bell which promotes Frank gore to lead back against his hometown team in a ‘revenge’ game. It all sounds good in principle but the end result wont be! Gore has averaged just 53.7 yards during the past three games and that production isn’t going to increase this week.

Other Notable Sits

New York Jets – Joe Flacco (QB), D/ST

Miami Dolphins – N/A

Green Bay Packers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Start of the Game

Tom Brady (QB) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brady and the Bucs struggled against Chicago in week 5, but he was handicapped with injuries to wide receivers against a very good defense. This week is a great matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Packers pass defence is weak and the Bucs should have Chris Godwin back from a hamstring injury in what could be a high scoring game!

Other Notable Starts

Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers (QB), Aaron Jones (RB), Davante Adams (WR)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mike Evans (WR), Chris Godwin (WR), Ronald Jones (RB)

Sit of the Game

Robert Tonyan (TE) – Green Bay Packers

Tonyan had a massive game in week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons catching all six of his targets for 98 yards and three touchdowns! However, Davante Parker should be back which will see his role lessen. The Bucs defence are also good against tight ends.

Other Notable Sits

Green Bay Packers – D/ST

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Cameron Brate (TE), D/ST

Sunday Night Football

LA Rams @ San Francisco 49ers

Start of the Game

Jared Goff (QB) – LA Rams

Goff threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns against the Washington Football Team in week 5, spreading the ball around to seven different receivers. The 49ers secondary is depleted so he should be primed to put up similar numbers this week.

Other Notable Starts

LA Rams – Cooper Kupp (WR), Robert Woods (WR), D/ST

San Francisco 49ers – Raheem Mostert (RB), George Kittle (TE)

Sit of the Game

Jerick McKinnon (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

McKinnon begun the season relatively well for the 49ers but his production has dropped off with the return of Raheem Mostert, who will take over the duties at running back. The 49ers could find themselves playing catchup against the Rams meaning they could move away from the run early, even with their messy situation at quarterback.

Other Notable Sits

LA Rams – Darrell Henderson (RB), Cam Akers (RB), Tyler Higbee (TE)

San Francisco 49ers – Deebo Samuel (WR), Brandon Aiyuk (49ers), D/ST

Monday Night Football Pt.1

Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills

Start of the Game

John Brown (WR) – Buffalo Bills

Brown has had a very inconsistent start to the 2020 season but if he is fit enough to start against the Chiefs, start him! The Chiefs gave up numerous big plays to the Las Vegas Raiders in their week 5 loss and Brown is the ideal candidate to provide the same for the Bills in what should be a shootout!

Other Notable Starts

Kansas City Chiefs – Patrick Mahomes (QB), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) (for now), Tyreek Hill (WR), Travis Kelce (TE)

Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen (QB), Stefon Diggs (WR), Devin Singletary (RB)

Sit of the Game

Defence/Special Teams – Kansas City Chiefs & Buffalo Bills

Neither of these two defensive units are bad but the offences they are facing will put up points. This game should be a shootout after both teams suffered defeats in week 5 and unless there are multiple turnovers, it wont be pretty for fantasy owners!

Other Notable Sits

Kansas City Chiefs – N/A

Buffalo Bills – N/A

Monday Night Football Pt.2

Arizona Cardinals @ Dallas Cowboys

Start of the Game

Andy Dalton (QB) – Dallas Cowboys

Dalton will step in at quarterback for the injured Dak Prescott on Sunday and he will have to keep up with Cardinals quarterback, Kyler Murray. After entering the game against the Giants, Dalton completed 9 of 11 passes for 111 yards in their 37-34 win. There will be no Chandler Jones chasing him around so Dalton should slot into the offence just fine.

Other Notable Starts

Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray (QB), Chase Edmonds (RB), DeAndre Hopkins (WR)

Dallas Cowboys – Ezekiel Elliott (RB), Amari Cooper (WR), Ceedee Lamb (WR),

Sit of the Game

Dalton Schultz (TE) – Dallas Cowboys

Schultz has shown at times that he can be a solid TE1 and his production may increase in the coming weeks. However, he will need to build that chemistry with quarterback Andy Dalton who will probably be looking at his plethora of wide receivers first.

Other Notable Sits

Arizona Cardinals – D/ST

Dallas Cowboys – N/A

For the latest on each player’s start and sit status, make sure you checkout @F10YFantasy on Twitter. Remember, keep those #EyesPeeled.

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