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2016 NFL Fantasy Football Week 6: Start Em’ or Sit Em

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Time for some tough decisions in Week 6.

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Welcome to the Week 6 of the 2016 NFL season!

Every week, I will pick some players who I think will overachieve and underachieve based on ESPN’s weekly rankings. Please feel free to ask any lineup questions here or on Twitter.

Last week, I went 10-2 with my Overachievers and 7-5 with the Underachievers. We are on a pretty good roll!

Overachievers

QBs
  • Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith - QB 14: The Raiders are heaven for all quarterbacks. They are next to last in points against QB’s.
  • Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor - QB 17: Even though he does not throw for a ton of yards, he is a solid QB week in and week out.
  • Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota - QB 20: The Cleveland Browns are at the bottom of defenses. Mariota might be finally figuring it out against them this week.
RBs
  • Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovanni Bernard - RB 27: Fellow Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is banged up, and Bengals-Patriots looks like a pass heavy game.
  • Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware - RB 32: I am not convinced Jamaal Charles is 100% healthy. That leaves the door open for Ware.
  • New York Jets RB Bilal Powell - RB 38: Have to wonder why he is ranked so low when in the last couple of weeks the snaps between him and Matt Forte are almost even.
WRs
  • Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin - WR 15: I love going against the Raiders’ pass defense. This is the week he breaks out.
  • Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree - WR 20: All he does is score touchdowns.
  • Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown - WR 29: The snap counts are very high, and the Jets’ pass defense is amongst the worst.
TEs
  • Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James - TE 17: In a high flying offense. And why not play against the susceptible Miami Dolphins defense?
K
  • Denver Broncos K Brandon McManus - K 14: Thursday night should be high scoring between Denver and San Diego.
D/ST
  • Detroit Lions - D 15: Playing against the Rams offense usually works well.

Underachievers

QBs
  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton - QB 2: The running has stopped, and I can see a very conservative game coming off of the injury.
  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers - QB 5: The offense is not running right. His ranking is more off his reputation than 2016 production.
  • Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - QB 8: They go on the road to Houston where the Texans always play well.
RBs
  • Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson - RB 9: The Broncos’ running back position could be moving into a job share based on Anderson’s less than four yards per carry.
  • San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon - RB 13: His touchdown rate is unsustainable, and I expect Denver’s defense to step up.
  • New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount - RB 16: This is now a passing offense with QB Tom Brady back.
WRs
  • Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones - WR 7: The big day two weeks ago was the season aberration. Every other week, he has had less than 10 targets. Plus, he is banged up.
  • Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffrey - WR 19: He continues to get less than eight targets a game. Until I see different, I would wait to start him.
  • New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman - WR 19: He is injured, and Brady seemed to look in other places last week.

TE

  • Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz - TE 9: QB Carson Wentz did not seem to look his way much. I would wait until we see a connection.

K

  • Dallas Cowboys K Dan Bailey - K 5: The opposing Packers should keep this a low scoring game. I do not see many attempts for him this week.

D/ST

  • Kansas City Chiefs - D 11: The Raiders’ offense is not a team I would start a defense against right now.

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