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Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 6

Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 6

Can we hop in a time machine and go back to Labor Day Weekend? The NFL season is moving way too fast, and that ain't cool.

We'll try our best to wash away the tears and help you with your lineups.

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Let's get right into the Week 6 Start/Sit and as always, Liam Neeson has a message for you:


Sammie Coates, WR, PIT (@ MIA) - If you were lucky enough to grab Coates off waivers, you're in for a real treat down the stretch. Coates has emerged as the No. 2 wideout in Pittsburgh's offense and is arguably the most explosive player in the NFL with six 40-yard-plus plays this season. Look for more of the same when Coates squares off with a Dolphins defense allowing an average of 32.1 points per game to opposing wide receivers. (Scott Krinch)

Brian Hoyer, QB, CHI, (vs. JAX) - It's time to stop being so cautious with Hoyer. He continues to prove why he needs to be in your lineups. Despite not playing in the first two games of the season, Hoyer is already the 16th ranked fantasy quarterback and has thrown for over 300 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in three consecutive games. Hoyer has another enticing matchup against the Jaguars — 10th most points allowed to QBs — and should be treated as a QB1 this weekend. (Krinch)

Jeremy Maclin, WR, KC (@ OAK) - Maclin has one of the more consistent workloads out there, earning at least 7 targets in every game in 2016 and in 9 of his last 10 games dating back to last season. The Raiders have been gashed by WRs consistently and sit as the worst defense against fantasy WRs. (Tony Andracki)

Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN (vs. CLE) - The Browns are a mess and among the easiest teams to pass on in the NFL. Mariota is coming of his best game of the season (4 total TDs) and he's a good bet to keep it going in Week 6. (Andracki)

Christine Michael, RB, SEA (vs. ATL) - Michael is now the guy in Seattle's backfield with only C.J. Spiller to fend off for carries. Michael, a Top 16 fantasy running back through five weeks, draws one of the league's worst run defenses (giving up three more fantasy points than the league average to running backs) this weekend. Look for the Seahawks to feed Michael early and often. (Krinch)

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Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL (@ SEA) - The Seahawks are phenomenal against the run — if it wasn't for garbage time, they wouldn't've allowed any rushing TDs or a 100-yard rusher this year. Coleman is coming off a big game, but he still has topped 8 carries just twice this season and while he has multiple catches each game, he's topped 50 receiving yards only twice. Devonta Freeman is just simply too much of a factor to play Coleman this week. (Andracki)

Matt Forte, RB, NYJ (@ ARI) - It's time to deal Forte while you still the can. The veteran running back, on the wrong side of 30, has accumulated only 17 fantasy points since his Week 2 outburst, and he's starting to lose carries to Bilal Powell. The Cardinals stout defense presents a tall task for Forte as they'll likely stack the box and force a struggling Jets passing game to beat them. (Krinch)

Will Fuller V, WR, HOU (vs. IND) - Fuller is boom or bust and is coming off a goose egg in non-PPR leagues. Indy, meanwhile, has not been anywhere near as bad on defense as everybody thought they'd be and while they were torched by Cameron Meredith last week, Fuller doesn't figure to be the same kind of possession receiver. If he doesn't break a big play, he very likely won't have a decent fantasy day. (Andracki)

Andrew Luck, QB, IND (@ HOU) - Wonder what happened the last time Luck went up against a Top 10 defense this season? He finished with 4 fantasy points. Luck has feasted on bottom 10 defenses in 2016 and the Texans defense is the exact opposite of that. Stay far away from him in Week 6. (Krinch)

Matt Ryan, QB, ATL (@ SEA) - I don't like the Falcons offense this week. The Seahawks have allowed only one TD through the air in 4 games, and an average of just 201 ypg. Ryan actually looked mortal in Week 5, throwing for only 1 TD pass. (Andracki)

D Rose is training at the Bulls' practice facility


D Rose is training at the Bulls' practice facility

Don't get too excited, Bulls fans, but Derrick Rose is playing basketball in Chicago in a Bulls facility.

The former NBA MVP was spotted training at the Advocate Center, the Bulls' practice facility in Chicago.

Rose just finished a partial season with the Minnesota Timberwolves (a.k.a. the TimberBulls), playing under former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, and seemed to regain some of his former glory by averaging 14.2 points per game in five playoff games off the bench. He is now an unrestricted free agent.

Could this mean he is going to return to Chicago for another stint with the Bulls? Probably not.

Rose is, of course, a native Chicagoan and the Advocate Center opened in time for Rose's last two years with the Bulls. Both the city and the facility are familiar to Rose, which makes it an ideal place to train in the offseason. That surely won't stop hardcore Rose fans in Chicago from wishing it into an omen.

All the best moments from the Cubs-Marlins benches clearing incident


All the best moments from the Cubs-Marlins benches clearing incident

The Cubs and Marlins delivered a benches clearing incident Tuesday night at Wrigley Field but instead of tempers boiling over, a ticklefight ensued a few feet from home plate.

Lewis Brinson lined a hard single to right field off Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny in the fourth inning. Ben Zobrist came up firing with an absolute beauty of a throw to home plate to nab Derek Dietrich trying to score:

Some things to focus on:

First off, what a throw from a guy that's about to turn 37 later this month and has played a lot more second base than outfield since joining the Cubs.

Secondly, it was interesting and amusing to see the bullpen doors open and both teams come sprinting out from under the bleachers to join the foray. A couple years ago, a benches clearing incident would've just resulted in each team's bullpen coming from a couple hundred feet down the foul line.

Willson Contreras was MOVING out of the Cubs dugout, looking like he was ready to hand out some serious punishment to protect his fellow catcher.

But instead of an actual fist fight, however, we got some comedy gold, like Bryzzo teaming up to play-fight with former teammate Starlin Castro.

First there was Kris Bryant tickling Castro:

Shortly after that moment, Anthony Rizzo jokingly pushed Castro from behind and the two players laughed it off:

Javy Baez loved it all:

Nobody was ejected and the coaches and umpires were able to quickly gain control of the situation, which couldn't have been that difficult when opposing players are out there tickling each other and laughing.