Start ’em sit ’em tips for Week 6 of the NFL season

Fantasy soccer sit-and-start recommendation must all the time be relative and league-dependent. Note that some gamers are focused for DFS. Good success together with your Week 6 lineups!

Start in DFS: Jeff Wilson Jr. ($19)

Sit: Drake London

Wilson ranks top-five in rush yards over expectation, sandwiched between Saquon Barkley and Nick Chubb. He misplaced some enjoying time to Tevin Coleman ultimate week, however that most commonly got here with the sport out of hand; he’s averaged 17.8 touches over the ultimate 4 video games. The extraordinarily run-heavy 49ers are liked towards an Atlanta protection permitting the second-most EPA/rush this season, making Wilson undervalued in DFS.

London ranks top-three in goal percentage amongst all receivers this 12 months, however that’s resulted in additional than seven objectives in only one sport, and Kyle Pitts is returning Sunday. The 49ers’ elite run protection will nearly indisputably pressure the Falcons to throw greater than same old (particularly without a Cordarrelle Patterson), however San Francisco’s secondary may be extremely robust (even supposing Emmanuel Moseley used to be simply misplaced for the season, and Nick Bosa is questionable this week).

SF has allowed simply 5.2 YPA, an NFL-low two passing rankings and the seventh-fewest fable issues to broad receivers this season (they’ve confronted Cooper Kupp, Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf over the ultimate 3 weeks).

Start in DFS: Rhamondre Stevenson ($26)

Start: David Njoku

Stevenson led all backs in snap share ultimate week when he treated all 27 RB alternatives after Damien Harris left with a hamstring harm. Other RBs will give a contribution in Week 6, however Stevenson shall be featured once more with Harris out regardless of who begins at quarterback for New England. The Patriots get a Browns run protection permitting 5.3 YPC, the maximum EPA/rush (0.17) through a large margin and the third-most fable issues to working backs. Cleveland has additionally averaged the fourth-most mixed issues right through their video games this season. Stevenson is an rising celebrity and he’s my No. 1 ranked RB this week.

After a gradual birth, Njoku has recorded 5+ catches for 70+ yards in 3 immediately video games, making him as just right as any fable tight finish now not named Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews. In truth, Njoku joins the large two as the most effective tight ends to rank peak 5 in course and goal percentage, as greater quantity has adopted his large offseason contract (as many anticipated).

New England’s heavy utilization of guy protection is helping Amari Cooper extra on paper, however Njoku must be closely concerned with Bill Belichick involved in preventing Nick Chubb.

Start in DFS: Breece Hall ($19)

Sit: AJ Dillon

Hall used to be the No. 4 again ultimate week, and he nonetheless doesn’t have a top-15 RB DFS wage. The rookie had the maximum snaps inside of the five-yard line amongst all working backs ultimate week, as Michael Carter’s snap% continues to say no every sport. Hall remarkably ranks peak 3 amongst all working backs this season in objectives, receiving yards, yards according to course run, breakaway run fee, ignored tackles/try and yards according to contact. The Jets have long past run-heavy with Zach Wilson and get a Packers run protection that ranks thirtieth in DVOA this week.

I nonetheless have Dillon as an RB3 given the place’s problems, however it’s good to simply have a greater FLEX possibility this week even in a matchup with the Packers greater than landing favorites. The Jets had been extra inclined thru the air than the floor, and whilst Green Bay would possibly compensate Sunday, Dillon is coming off enjoying a season-low 31% snaps ultimate week. Dillon’s goal percentage has additionally lowered each sport this 12 months.

Start: Evan Engram, Alec Pierce

James Robinson merits bench attention on this matchup, however Engram is a high-quality birth as opposed to a pass-funnel Colts protection. Engram noticed 10 objectives ultimate week and the second-highest air yards percentage amongst all tight ends. He will get a Colts protection Sunday that’s difficult towards the run but permitting the fifth-most fable issues to tight ends this season.

Tight end Evan Engram #17 of the Jacksonville Jaguars has fantasy potential in Week 6

Consider Evan Engram in fable lineups this week. (Photo through Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News by means of Getty Images)

Pierce quietly ranks top-40 in objectives according to course run, and the rookie is about to look extra motion transferring ahead. Pierce led the Colts in objectives ultimate week regardless of working a dozen fewer routes than Michael Pittman, and Indianapolis may just simply be compelled to go greater than most well-liked whilst dealing with a stingy Jacksonville run protection and with Jonathan Taylor in all probability seeking to play thru a high-ankle sprain — if he fits up in any respect.

Start: Kirk Cousins, Raheem Mostert

Cousins has one of the very best matchups on paper this week, and if Mike McDaniel is really opting for to begin Skylar Thompson over an to be had Teddy Bridgewater, there’s hope this sport doesn’t transform as slow as initially feared. Xavien Howard’s imaginable go back would assist, however the Dolphins have allowed each the fourth-most EPA/go and fable issues to quarterbacks this season.

Mostert used to be given a leisure day mid-week after wearing the majority of Miami’s dashing workload ultimate week however is predicted to be able Sunday. He can also be an actual difference-maker when wholesome, and the Dolphins determine to be run-heavy whilst a seventh-round rookie QB makes his first NFL birth. Chase Edmondssnap percentage has dropped every week, and he seems to have fallen at the back of Myles Gaskin on the intensity chart. Mostert must be handled as a top-15 fable RB this week.

Start: Tyler Boyd

Sit: Taysom Hill

Boyd has misplaced slot snaps to Ja’Marr Chase this season, however he must see an expanded position this week with Tee Higgins both sidelined or critically restricted through an ankle sprain. The Bengals offense ranks bottom-five in EPA/rush whilst the Saints protection is second-best in EPA/rush allowed, so Joe Burrow figures to be busy in a matchup indoors Sunday.

Chase additionally turns into an intriguing DFS possibility ($30) with Marshon Lattimore out.

Hill is the No. 3 (!) fable tight finish with one catch for two scoreless yards on the season, and he additionally didn’t report a slightly right through one sport. Last week he noticed a season-high 31% snap percentage, in order that sort of manufacturing (six touchdowns on 22 carries/passes) turns out extremely unsustainable even with some treasured red-zone carries.

Hill’s ECR is the TE8 this week, and whilst he completely could also be the best choice at a skinny tight finish place (the accidents to New Orleans WRs additionally building up his possibilities for alternatives), simply notice how low Hill’s ground is when evaluating possible choices.

Start: Devin Duvernay, Darius Slayton

Rashod Bateman is out once more, and Duvernay recorded a wholesome 26.9% TPRR ultimate week when he used to be additionally top-10 in air yards percentage (45.3%). Facing ex-DC Wink Martindale, Lamar Jackson may just simply in finding himself having to go greater than same old this week. Duvernay is a forged flex possibility.

What as soon as gave the impression to be a deep WR place in New York has briefly transform one of the league’s thinnest teams, with Slayton going from preseason reduce candidate to seeing greater than two times as many objectives as every other NYG participant ultimate week (when he additionally ranked top-five in air yardage percentage amongst all receivers). Slayton is masses succesful, and he’s set to be the Giants’ transparent WR1 once more Sunday towards a Ravens protection permitting the third-most fable issues to broad receivers this season.

Start in DFS: Cade Otton ($10)

Start: Najee Harris

Cameron Brate is about to go back towards the Steelers, however Otton must stay section of Tampa Bay’s offense anyway. The rookie ran the maximum routes amongst all tight ends ultimate week, with greater than a 3rd coming from the coveted slot. Otton additionally led Tampa Bay in objectives, and it’s changing into transparent none of Chris Godwin, Julio Jones nor Russell Gage are with reference to totally wholesome at the moment. Otton is an possibility at the DFS minimal, particularly at the susceptible tight finish place.

Rookie Jaylen Warren has been getting buzz, however Harris had an 11-1 raise and 4-0 goal benefit over the rookie prior to the fourth quarter of a blowout ultimate week. Harris has been a large fable unhappiness and can most probably proceed to fail to come back with reference to paying off his ADP. But he stays Pittsburgh’s lead again and has a matchup this week towards a Tampa Bay protection that ranks first towards the go in DVOA but middling as opposed to the run, so go away Harris in beginning lineups. The sport script may just simply now not fit the deceptive level unfold right here.

Start in DFS: Marquise Brown ($24), Geno Smith ($28)

Brown has observed double-digit objectives in 4 immediately video games, averaging an NFL-high 12.3 over that span (tied with Cooper Kupp). He must be busy once more Sunday with DeAndre Hopkins serving the ultimate sport of his suspension and dealing with a Seahawks protection permitting through some distance an NFL-high 8.6 YPA and the second-most EPA/go (0.25) this season. This sport has the week’s second-highest general at 51.0 issues — the subsequent best is 5 issues decrease. Seahawks matchups are necessarily tied for the second-most mixed issues scored in 2022.

Expect another large fable efficiency from Brown prior to Hopkins returns.

Marquise Brown #2 of the Arizona Cardinals

Hollywood Brown must have some other large sport on Sunday. (Photo through Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Moreover, with James Conner and Darrel Williams out, deal with Eno Benjamin as a top-15 RB this week. He’s $15 in Yahoo DFS.

It’s stunning Smith has been the No. 6 fable QB to open the 12 months, however it additionally hasn’t been fluky. Seattle is throwing at the next fee than they did with Russell Wilson, and the Seahawks’ agenda hasn’t been simple already dealing with the Broncos, 49ers and Saints. Smith has been extremely correct on deep passes, advantages from two terrific receivers (DK Metcalf seems some distance more healthy than ultimate season) and leads the NFL in CPOE and Passer Rating. The Seahawks remarkably rank first in offense in DVOA.

Sunday seems like a just right matchup — Arizona’s protection ranks amongst the league leaders in EPA/rush but is towards the backside of the NFL in EPA/go and has produced the best go fee over expectation towards this season. Moreover, Seattle is getting the second-most yards according to play whilst concurrently permitting the maximum. Smith has transform a fable starter and appears particularly horny in DFS this week.

Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs

Start in DFS: Josh Allen ($41), Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($11)

Allen used to be fable’s peak scoring QB ultimate week should you simply counted his first part, and Buffalo isn’t going to let up after halftime as opposed to a Chiefs crew that knocked them out of the playoffs. There’s an actual likelihood no punts happen on this sport, and KC has allowed the seventh-most fable issues to quarterbacks this season. Allen is in some way averaging extra dashing yards and is getting 1.5 extra yards according to go try than ultimate season. You’re most effective fading him on this DFS matchup to be contrarian in tournaments.

Valdes-Scantling led Kansas City in routes run and objectives ultimate week, whilst JuJu Smith-Schuster seems totally washed, and Mecole Hardman is struggling with a heel harm. MVS is the close to DFS minimal regardless of getting just right objectives from Patrick Mahomes in a matchup with this week’s best over/underneath through a large margin.

Carolina Panthers @ Los Angeles Rams

Start: DJ Moore, Darrell Henderson

Moore has been one of the larger fable busts this season however will have sarcastically transform extra treasured with the Panthers now all the way down to their third-string quarterback. Moore has averaged 3 extra objectives with PJ Walker beginning all the way through his occupation, as the two seem to be a just right fit. The Rams had been gashed for the maximum fable issues to Moore’s number one facet this season.

During his occupation, Moore has in some way stuck two times as many touchdowns whilst enjoying indoors in 36 fewer video games!

The protecting Super Bowl champions are getting the fewest yards according to play (4.8) in the NFL to open the season, and Carolina’s protection is healthier than reasonable — and getting more healthy. But with Cam Akers dominated out Sunday for private causes, Henderson turns into a top-20 RB this week (at worst). Even if LA mixes in others, Henderson is easily value beginning in fable leagues with the Rams 10-point house favorites.

Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles

Sit: Michael Gallup

Start: Eagles D/ST

Gallup shall be value the use of as soon as Dak Prescott returns (and completely birth him must CeeDee Lamb pass over Sunday night time’s sport), however he’s in a more difficult spot towards an Eagles protection permitting the third-lowest EPA/go and getting more healthy in the secondary. Game script may just pressure greater passing quantity from the Cowboys this week, on the other hand.

Dallas assists in keeping profitable due to a dominant protection, however Cooper Rush has quietly struggled right through evident passing downs. Playing simply his moment sport outside this 12 months, Rush shall be dealing with an Eagles protection that ranks peak 5 in drive fee; Dallas has allowed the third-highest drive fee on offense this season.

Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles Chargers

Start: Russell Wilson, Gerald Everett

Wilson is coping with a shoulder harm, however assuming he’s just right to head after a PRP injection, be expecting a pleasant bounce-back efficiency Monday night time. He’s been a large fable unhappiness having been outscored through Jacoby Brissett whilst now not being a top-15 QB thus far this season, however Wilson is due for primary landing regression with some loopy red-zone problems.

Wilson has gotten 8.6 YPA with 4 of his 5 TDs coming right through two highway video games this 12 months. The Chargers rank in the backside quarter of the league in drive fee and feature allowed a couple of passing TDs in all however one sport this season right through a agenda that’s integrated Davis Mills, Trevor Lawrence and Jacoby Brissett. With Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone each questionable and coping with accidents, be expecting a large sport from Wilson in primetime.

Everett is coming off a quiet efficiency ultimate week however noticed a goal inside of the 10-yard line for the 0.33 sport this season. He must be busier Monday night time dealing with a Denver protection that’s difficult to run towards and with Keenan Allen most probably out once more.

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