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Week 6 Starts/Sits – 6pm Sunday

ByDavemoore

Oct 16, 2020

By Dave Moore (@davieremixed)

Without doubt, the biggest head scratcher of a fantasy football player is deciding who to start in their line-up each week. There is nothing worse than leaving a game on your bench and spending the entirety of the next week dwelling in hindsight.

Whether you’re in 1 league or 100 leagues, setting your line-ups is the most crucial part of your fantasy week and we’re here to let you know which players are in the best environments to boom and which are most likely destined to bust.

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: There’s no TNF! Curses! 


Sunday Early Games


Matchup: Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans

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Start of the Game

Will Fuller – Wide Receiver – Houston Texans

Fun fact. In the four games Will Fuller has played this year (we’ll discount that one quarter against the Ravens), he’s scored 19.20, 15.40, 22.80 and 15.80 points. The Titans are coming off the shortest week you can have and despite dominating the Bills, still allowed Stefon Diggs to catch for over 100 yards.

Other Notable Starts

Houston Texans – Brandin Cooks – Wide Receiver

Tennessee Titans – AJ Brown – Wide Receiver, Jonnu Smith – Tight End

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Sit of the Game

Darren Fells – Tight End – Houston Texans

His performance against the Jags is not a sign of things to come, you can’t rely on a Tight End to catch a 40+ yard score every game (see also, Jared Cook). If Fells doesn’t find the endzone then his fantasy production looks poor. The Titans D is decent enough against TEs to make me swerve Fells this week.

Other Notable Sits

Houston Texans – David Johnson – Running Back

Tennessee Titans – N/A


Matchup: Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis Colts

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Start of the Game

Jonathan Taylor – Running Back – Indianapolis Colts

This game is an exciting matchup, kinda, sorta. Except for Fantasy purposes. On one side you’ve got an exciting rookie quarterback who has no offensive line and on the other you’ve got a team who has an offensive line but is lacking a quarterback. Ergo, defer to the offensive line and the team’s lead back. Step forward Jonathan Taylor, putting up similar production to Edwards-Helaire on the Chiefs.

Other Notable Starts

Cincinnati Bengals – Tyler Boyd – Wide Receiver

Indianapolis Colts – N/A

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Sit of the Game

T.Y Hilton – Wide Receiver – Indianapolis Colts

As a man who is invested in Eugene this year, I’m very disappointed with what the Colts offense has served up in the air. With a QB in Phillip Rivers who I can’t trust at the moment, Hilton has to be a sit going forward. He should be a WR1 but is performing at a WR2/3 right now.

Other Notable Sits

Cincinnati Bengals – AJ Green – Wide Receiver

Indianapolis Colts – Phillip Rivers – Quarterback


Matchup: Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings

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Start of the Game

Justin Jefferson – Wide Receiver – Minnesota Vikings

A change in Head Coach was a much needed action taken by the Falcons but it doesn’t instantly resolve this horrific defense which I predict will be torn apart by Adam ‘More Than A’ Thielen and a future Fantasy WR1 in Justin Jefferson.

Other Notable Starts

Atlanta Falcons – Calvin Ridley – Wide Receiver

Minnesota Vikings – Alexander Mattison – Running Back

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Sit of the Game

Hayden Hurst – Tight End – Atlanta Falcons

It’s with great sadness that for one week – and I hope it stays at one week – that I disembark the Good Ship Hayden Hurst and say that whilst Matt Ryan isn’t subpar and the Falcons are playing catch-up from the start of the second quarter, Hayden Hurst will not be as successful as this scribe would like.

Other Notable Sits

Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan – Quarterback

Minnesota Vikings – N/A


Matchup: Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots

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Start of the Game

Phillip Lindsay – Running Back – Denver Broncos

This game is a total mystery, will Cam be healthy? Will MGIII play after his DUI arrest this week? Will they even play the game?! Let’s assume they are and let’s also assume MGIII doesn’t play…Welcome back Phillip Lindsay! I especially like him for PPR leagues.

Other Notable Starts

Denver Broncos – Jerry Jeudy – Wide Receiver

New England Patriots – Damien Harris – Running Back

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Sit of the Game

Tim Patrick – Wide Receiver – Denver Broncos

Patrick looked good against the Jets in Week 4 but come on…It’s the Jets. For any of you thinking that he’ll be the go-to-guy against the Patriots, I’m here to temper your expectations. Yes, he may see a few targets but I don’t think he’ll be your Seahawks/Saints bye-week solution.

Other Notable Sits

Denver Broncos – Drew Lock – Quarterback

New England Patriots – N/A


Matchup: Washington Football Team @ New York Giants

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Start of the Game

Terry McLaurin – Wide Receiver – Washington Football Team

The Kyle Allen/Alex Smith-Scary Terry connection wasn’t there against the Rams, but let’s not panic. The Rams are legit on the defensive side of the ball and I am backing McLaurin to get back on track against the porous Giants. He gets a minimum of 7 targets a game and whilst he only has one score, there’s enough there to keep me interested.

Other Notable Starts

Washington Football Team – Antonio Gibson – Running Back

New York Giants – Evan Engram – Tight End, Daniel Jones – Quarterback

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Sit of the Game

Darius Slayton – Wide Receiver – New York Giants

Nothing personal, Darius. Just that Washington defend the Wide Receiver pretty darned well and whilst I think Danny Dimes will go well, it could be a day for the the third/fourth option on his reads. Find an alternative to Slayton if you can.

Other Notable Sits

Washington Football Team – N/A

New York Giants – Devonta Freeman – Running Back


Matchup: Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia Eagles

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Start of the Game

Marquise Brown – Wide Receiver – Baltimore Ravens

This guy is on the verge of being a WR1 but the Ravens offense just hasn’t felt 100% yet. Hollywood Brown going up against a leaky Eagles secondary sounds like the kind of matchup that builds confidence in your passing game. The artificial boos could be back this Sunday.

Other Notable Starts

Baltimore Ravens – Mark Andrews – Tight End

Philadelphia Eagles – Travis Fulgham – Wide Receiver

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Sit of the Game

Carson Wentz – Quarterback – Philadelphia Eagles

Wentz has thrown 2+ INTs in four out of five games so far this season, has yet to break 300 passing yards and has thrown for 2+ TDs just twice in those five games. Going up against this Ravens team concerns me. Wentz is currently toxic to your Fantasy team.

Other Notable Sits

Baltimore Ravens – N/A

Philadelphia Eagles – N/A


Matchup: Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers

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Start of the Game

Ben Roethlisberger – Quarterback – Pittsburgh Steelers

I know, I’m as shocked as you are. I wasn’t exactly up on Big Ben this off-season but he’s hovering at 20 fantasy points a week and now has JuJu, Claypool, Diontae, Ebron to target against a Cleveland secondary that likes to give up points to QBs and WRs. It’s difficult to nail down a specific WR so if you’re a QB streamer, why not go with the guy throwing them the balls?

Other Notable Starts

Cleveland Browns – Odell Beckham Jr – Wide Receiver

Pittsburgh Steelers – Chase Claypool – Wide Receiver, Eric Ebron – Tight End

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Sit of the Game

Austin Hooper – Tight End – Cleveland Browns

A solid performance from Hooper last week with five catches for 57 yards but I don’t envisage him replicating that this Sunday. The Steelers are stingy when it comes to Tight Ends and I frankly don’t see Hooper being an exception to this rule.

Other Notable Sits

Cleveland Browns – D’Ernest Johnson – Running Back

Pittsburgh Steelers – James Connor – Running Back


Matchup: Chicago Bears @ Carolina Panthers

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Start of the Game

David Montgomery – Running Back – Chicago Bears

I’ve not been that high on Montgomery but this is a good matchup for him against the Panthers. They rank 32nd in Fantasy against Running Backs and I expect to see Montgomery have better production against a weaker D-Line than the ones he faced in Tampa and the Colts this last fortnight.

Other Notable Starts

Chicago Bears – N/A

Carolina Panthers – Mike Davis – Running Back

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Sit of the Game

D.J Moore – Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers

I hate to go against a surname-sake here but the Bears rank second against Wide Receivers and Moore struggled a fortnight ago against the number five ranked Cardinals D. Interesting note: Moore hasn’t been targeted in the redzone since Week 1.

Other Notable Sits

Chicago Bears – N/A

Carolina Panthers – N/A


Matchup: Detroit Lions @ Jacksonville Jaguars

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Start of the Game

James Robinson – Running Back – Jacksonville Jaguars

This is the last time I’ll tell you, this kid is an RB1 for the rest of the year. The Lions are leaky against the run and I’m backing J-Rob to have a big day after a quiet outing against the Texans.

Other Notable Starts

Detroit Lions – T.J Hockenson – Tight End , Kenny Golladay – Wide Receiver

Jacksonville Jaguars – Laviska Shenault – Wide Receiver

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Sit of the Game

Kerryon Johnson – Running Back – Detroit Lions

Things aren’t looking great for Johnson in Detroit. 21 carries across four games? A total of 88 scrimmage yards and one score? Yuck. Yes, the Jags are weak against the run but he’s now looking like being the RB3 in Detroit. Avoid.

Other Notable Sits

Detroit Lions – N/A

Jacksonville Jaguars – N/A

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