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Fantasy Football: Start ‘em, sit ‘em for Week 6

Fantasy football advice every Tuesday morning

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Here we go again with another week of exciting Fantasy Football. All the following stats are in standard league format only.

My my, we had some massive performances this past Sunday.

Your top fantasy performer from week 5 was Houston Texans WR Will Fuller V with a monstrous 46.7 points. Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones came in second with 45.7 points while Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey recorded 44.7 points. Texans QB Deshaun Watson came in at fourth with 41.74 points, as the Watson to Fuller connection was lively.

Your top point-getter this week was Houston Texans WR Will Fuller V with 46.7 points.

Let’s check out who you should start or sit for this week, along with their projected fantasy stats:

Who to start

1) QB Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (vs. LA Rams) | 18.64 points

It’s not often that we see Jimmy G as a fantasy suggestion, but through three games his 49ers offense sits fourth in the NFL in yards per game. Kyle Shanahan has things rolling on O and that success should continue against a middle-of-the-pack Rams defense that hasn’t shown dominance yet.

2) WR DJ Chark Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. New Orleans) | 10.73 points

Chark sits fifth in fantasy points among wide receivers in standard-scoring formats. One spot ahead of him on that list is Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, to put Chark’s performance in perspective.

Chark’s chemistry with Gardner Minshew III has been evident, leading to five touchdowns and nearly 100 receiving yards per game through the first five weeks

3) RB Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos (vs. Tennessee) | 11.44 points

Lindsay now has 7 TDs since Week 14 of last season, which puts him among just four running backs to have done so. He’s coming off two 20-point performances in the past three weeks.

Who to sit

1) WR Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers (vs. Detroit) | 6.25 points

Despite being a Packers receiver, which means that ample Aaron Rodgers footballs will be thrown his way, Allison hasn’t performed up to snuff this season. Marquez Valdez-Scantling has full command of the WR2 spot opposite Devante Adams, and Allison has now been held under 30 yards in four of five games this season. And that’s even after Sunday in which Adams didn’t even play! Stay away from Geronimo.

2) TE O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. Carolina) | 5.08 points

Unstartable. Lots of folks drafted Howard hoping he could fill in the ever-challenging tight end position. Howard simply has not lived up to fantasy expectations with a paltry 17.6 points on the 13th-ranked Bucs pass offense. In three of five games, Howard has scored less than 3.5 points. Find a new tight end.

3) WR Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers (vs. LA Rams) | 7.57 points

The 49ers offense has shown itself particularly capable this year under Kyle Shanahan, but it’s been hard to gauge the fantasy value of the big free-agent signing Coleman. He put up very good numbers on Monday night against the Browns, but missed the previous two contests. As well, the 49ers continue to use their backs fairly evenly. But after Matt Breida’s big night, Coleman could be getting less touches. His ability isn’t the question here - it’s his usage.

Let’s see how my picks did last week (actual fantasy points):


1) WR Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (vs. Washington) | 21.00 points

2) WR Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. New Orleans) | 28.00 points

3) WR Marquez Valdez-Scantling (vs. Dallas) | 2.30 points


1) RB Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears (vs. Oakland) | 7.90 points

2) WR A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (vs. Buffalo) | 3.70 points

3) WR Paul Richardson Jr., Washington Redskins (vs. New England) | 2.40