Week 6: plug em in/sit em out

Trying a new format this week so make sure to comment below what you all think! Instead of paragraphs trying short bullet points to get to the point. Without further ado lets get into the week 6 list!

Quarterbacks

Plug em in

Kirk Cousins (MIN Vikings):

  • Playing against the Atlanta Falcons who are allowing an average of 446 yards per game which is the second highest in the league. 
  • Found a reliable WR2 in Justin Jefferson who has been stepping up recently.
  • Dalvin Cook is out as well so Cousins will have to pass a lot more. 
  • Mike Zimmer and the Vikings offense have found their groove after their slow start.

Cam Newton (NE Patriots):

  • Cam Newton is likely to suit up this week after his COVID diagnosis two weeks ago.
  • Newton faces a Broncos defense that has allowed 23.60, 22.88, 18.24 fantasy points respectively to QBs in the last three weeks. 
  • Newton has only played 3 games this year, two of which he scored over 25 fantasy points (With his one subpar performance coming in a blowout).
  • Broncos are allowing 365.2 yards per game to opposing offenses.

Ryan Tannehill (TEN Titans):

  • Tannehill is playing against a Houston defense that has struggled on defense this year allowing 387.4 yards per game.
  • Houston has 0 interceptions so far this year.
  • Ryan Tannehill is coming off a 30 point fantasy game on Tuesday night, and is the QB 4 in PPG since week 7 of last season. 
  • Tannehill also had a 26 point fantasy performance week 2 against the Jaguars, he clearly has the potential to show out. 

Other plugs: 

  • Matthew Stafford (DET Lions), Gardner Minshew (JAC Jaguars), Baker Mayfield (CLE Browns)

Sit em out

Joe Burrow (CIN Bengals):

  • Joe Burrow plays a Colts defense that is only allowing 10.70 fantasy points per game to opponents 
  • Colts are allowing the least yards to opposing offenses in the entire league (266 yds/pg)
  • Joe Burrow is coming from a tough matchup where he only threw for 183 yards and 1 INT.

Teddy Bridgewater (CAR Panthers):

  • Teddy Bridgewater has had a great season so far but this week he has a tough matchup against the Bears.
  • Bears are allowing 12.13 fantasy points on average to opponents.
  • Bears are also allowing the 9th least yards to opposing offenses. 

Other sits:

  • Jared Goff (LA Rams), Nick Foles (CHI Bears), Jimmy Garoppolo (SF Niners)

Running Backs 

Plug em in

Myles Gaskin (MIA Dolphins):

  • Played over 60% snap share every week and has emerged as the Dolphins lead back.
  • Has seen 4,7,5,4,5 targets from weeks 1-5, promising for PPR leagues. 
  • Gaskins plays the Jets who have allowed 128.6 rush yards per game to opponents.
  • Jets have also allowed the second most rush TDs on average in the whole league, allowing 1.8 per game.
  • Gaskins saw 22 attempts week 3 and 16 attempts week 5, his volume is increasing. 

David Montgomery (CHI Bears): 

  • Since Tarik Cohen went down, David Montgomery has seen an increase in snap % from around 50% to 80%.
  • Week 5 against Tamba Bay, Montgomery saw a season high 8 targets from which he hauled in 7 for 30 yards.
  • Bears play the Panthers this week who have allowed an average of 1.6 rush TDs that is the third most in the league. 
  • Carolina is also allowing 133.4 rush yards per game to opponent backs. 

Chase Edmunds (ARI Cardinals):

  • Edmunds is closing the gap on Kenyan Drake’s snap %. Drake has not been efficient this year and rumors are he is much slower, while Edmunds has shined with his limited carries. 
  • Chase Edmunds saw a season high 44% snap share as well as two back to back weeks of 6 targets. 
  • This week is a perfect opportunity for Edmunds to take over this backfield or at best make this a 50/50 committee.
  • Arizona plays Dallas, a team that has struggled defensively allowing 1.4 rush TDs and 155.8 rushing yards per game on average. 

Other plugs:

  • Phillip Lindsey (DEN Broncos), Antonio Gibson (WAS Football Team), La’Mical Perine (NY Jets)

Sit em out

Joe Mixon (CIN Bengals):

  • Joe Mixon has finally broken out but this week he faces the toughest run defense in the league against the Colts so be wary of starting him.
  • Colts have just allowed 1 rushing TD so far this year.
  • Colts have also only allowed 86.4 rush yards per game which is the third lowest.

Miles Sanders (PHI Eagles): 

  • Sanders had a huge game last week dropping 23.90 fantasy points, but those points don’t show his true stats. 
  • Sanders had 11 carries for 80 yards; from those yards he got 75 yards from one attempt which he took to the house. So in reality he had 10 rushes for around 5 yards and 1 TD. 
  • Sanders plays Baltimore this week with a team that is allowing only 92 rush yards per game.
  • The game script also doesn’t favor Sanders. 

Darrell Henderson (LA Rams):

  • The Rams backfield is once again crowded since Cam Akers returned from his injury. 
  • This backfield is a three headed committee with all running backs playing under 50%.
  • To make matters worse, Henderson plays the Niners this week. 
    • The Niners have allowed only 107.4 yards per game to opposing rushers which is the 10th lowest in the league. 
    • Niners have also only allowed 0.8 TDs per game on average.
  • Not a favorable matchup or situation for Henderson.

Other sits:

  • Niners RBs, Ronald Jones (TB Buccaneers), Damien Harris (NE Patriots)

Wide receivers 

Plug em in

Cooper Kupp (LA Rams):

  • Cooper Kupp will be carrying the load this week against the Niners on SNF.
  • Robert Woods will have Jason Verrett on him, Niners front 7 have been tough against TEs and RBs. 
  • Kupp has seen an increase in targets after a slow start during the first two weeks (5.5-8.3).
  • The Niners ‘ injured defense has been letting up 235 yards on average to QBs over the past two weeks. 

Kenny Golladay (DET Lions):

  • Kenny Golladay hasn’t been what we expected him to be so far in the 2020 season. However, it is not entirely his fault after missing the first two weeks he has played against Patrick Peterson and Marshawn Lattimore. 
  • Golladay has seen 7 and 8 targets in his matchups, respectively. 
  • Jaguars have allowed the 10th most pass yards to opposing QBs.
  • Jaguars have also allowed the 12th most TDs per game at 2.0. 

Justin Jefferson (MIN Vikings):

  • Jefferson plays the Falcons this week who have allowed the second most pass yards per game at 446.
  • Jefferson has finally emerged and caught the eye of Kirk Cousins. 
  • After back to back 100 yards performances, Jefferson struggled to get going against a Seattle defense allowing the most pass yards per game. 
  • Look to watch Jefferson bounce back this week against Atlanta.

Other plugs:

  • Mecole Hardman (KC Chiefs), Marquise Brown (BAL Ravens), Christian Kirk (ARI Cardinals), Laviska Shenault (JAC Jaguars)

Sit em out

Deebo Samuel (SF 49ers):

  • Jimmy Garoppolo has been having a tough time getting anything going behind his awful offensive line.
  • Deebo is also up against standout corner, Jalen Ramsey.
  • Rams have allowed the 4th least pass yards to opposing teams.
  • I would stay away from the Niners offense this week in all honesty. 

Terry Mclaurin (WAS Football Team):

  • James Bradberry has emerged to be one of the best shadow corners in the league and will be on Mclaurin this week. 
  • Giants have allowed a league low 0.4 passing TDs per game.
  • Giants have also only allowed 1 passing TD in the last three matchups. 
  • Kyle Allen is likely to get the start again who doesn’t have as much of a connection with Terry than Haskins. 

Tyler Boyd (CIN Bengals):

  • Tyler Boyd is the most efficient slot WR in the league right now and has a great connection with Burrow. 
  • He has struggled in tough matchups this year, 7pts against Chris Harris Jr. and 8 points against Marlon Humpheries. 
  • Boyd will be up against Kenny Moore who has been amazing this year. Yet another tough matchup for the emerging star WR. 

Other sits:

  • Darius Slayton (NY Giants), Amari Cooper (DAL Cowboys), DJ Moore (CAR Panthers)

Tight ends 

Plug em in

Evan Engram (NY Giants):

  • Evan Engram hasn’t been what we expected this year, having only one double digit fantasy performance this year. 
  • The targets however, have been there. He has seen 7,8,5,10,2 in the last 5 games. 
  • Engram and Giants face Washington this week in a favorable matchup.
  • While Washington’s front 7 can put pressure on QBs they have let TEs to have good games this year. Gerald Everett scored 13 fp last week, Andrews scored 20.70 fp 2 weeks ago, Dallas Goedert scored 24.10 fantasy points against WAS week 1. 

Irv Smith (Min Vikings):

  • Irv Smith emerged for Cousins last week getting 5 targets from which he caught 4 for 64 yards.
  • Smith saw a season high 68% snap rate.
  • If Smith can keep pace from last week he should thrive in this week’s favorable matchup against the Falcons. 
  • Falcons have allowed the second highest points to TEs so far in 2020. 

Other plugs:

  • Ian Thomas (CAR Panthers)
  • Mark Andrews (BAL Ravens)

Sit em out

Jimmy Graham (CHI Bears):

  • Jimmy Graham emerged as a reliable TE this year for the Bears as they Bears continue to run their offense through a 2 TE set. 
  • Currently TE6 in standard scoring.
  • This week however, the Vetern TE plays a tough Panthers defense. The Panthers defense has allowed the fifth least points to TEs at an average of 33 yards and 0.2 TDs per game. 
  • Graham is not someone to start this week.

Tyler Higbee (LA Rams):

  • Even with all the injuries on the Niners defense they have remained tough against opposing TEs. 
  • Mike Gesicki was the only exception last week due to one deep catch and the Niners getting down early.
  • The 49ers have allowed the 10th least points to TEs. They have also only allowed an average of 39.8 yards and 0.2 TDs to opposing TEs. 
  • Bench Higbee during SNF this week.

Other sits:

  • Drew Sample (CIN Bengals)
  • Logan Thomas (WAS Football Team)

D/ST

Plug em in

Must plugs:

  • Dolphins D/ST 
  • Patriots D/ST
  • Ravens D/ST

Sleeper picks:

  • Rams D/ST
  • Steelers D/ST
  • Washington Football Team D/ST

Must sits:

  • 49ers D/ST
  • Bears D/ST
  • Titans D/ST

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