With the blink of an eye, fantasy season is 33% over. Wherever you stand, keep this in mind: in 2014, I sat 1-5 and in the depths of fantasy hell, getting verbally assaulted by my hometown buddies week in and week out, contemplating the meaning of life… until a little Godsend named Odell Beckham Jr. descended from the fantasy heavens and carried me to a title. Anything can happen, so never surrender.
Still, a Week 6 win is crucial. This week’s landscape is odd, with plenty of streamers presenting more appeal than household names. Be sure to see who I’m higher and lower on, and sound off with any questions or disagreements.
Bye Week: Dallas, Seattle, Cincinnati, Buffalo
Scoring Reminder: These rankings are based on 1/2 PPR, 4 Pt Passing TD Scoring.
Sit / Start Help: If you have any specific lineup questions, please let me know. While rankings are helpful, many factors are at play that can make a lower-ranked player more appealing to start. For example, you may be an underdog, and starting a “boom-or-bust” player is more recommendable versus a sure 7 or 8 points.
Stefon Diggs has been ruled out, while Devante Parker is expected to miss his contest as well. Adam Thielen and Jarvis Landry should see more targets and both received appropriate bumps up.
Matt Forte is also ready to roll, which severely limits the once-high streaming appeal of Elijah McGuire.
With Rob Kelley doubtful to play, Samaje Perine makes a fantastic streamer against a San Francisco defense surrendering the most FPs to RBs right now. He’ll plod into the end zone at least one time.
Marlon Mack is reportedly set for an increased workload, and will have it coming against a soft Titans defense, especially versus the pass. He can be tossed in flexes this weekend as an explosive pass catcher who can score from any time he touches the ball. Mack’s only 39% owned, and this should be doubled.
Speaking of Waiver Wire RBs, 49ers’ Matt Breida is closing the gap between him and Carlos Hyde. Head Coach Kyle Shanahan stated “there’s not much of a difference between the two…you go with the hot hand.” He’s somehow still available in 83% of leagues, which needs to be fixed. As discussed with 49ers Insider Grant Cohn, Breida is Shanahan’s guy. With the new head coach trying to prove his brains (aka massage his ego), Breida could totally take over the starting gig, Hyde’s faulty hip notwithstanding. Whenever Shanahan adds a rookie, he makes starts, and this Zone Blocking Scheme has facilitated monster outputs out of no names before. Breida could easily be the next:
Not necessarily newsworthy, but Mike Williams (18% owned), Josh Doctson (6% ) and Corey Davis (20%) are both all intriguing WR stashes this weekend.
Ty Montgomery is active, expected to start, and split carries. Aaron Jones’ value takes a hit, though he is still the preferred start here and makes for a fine flex. Montgomery could be just a decoy, which makes him a very risky play. I’m currently weighing him or Jamaal Charles for perspectives sake.
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