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Fantasy Football: Start 'Em Sit 'Em Week 6

Fantasy Football: Start 'Em Sit 'Em Week 6

Week 6 is here and it is time to take a good look at your lineups and decide whether you like the direction your team is headed. If you are sitting at 1-4, its time to make a season-deciding trade. If you're sitting at 2-3 or .500, bolster your bench for later in the season. It's also time to stop wasting a roster spot on players that have continued to let you down.

O.J. Howard had a great catch the other night but it wasn't against the Saints at the Superdome, it was a foul ball at Tropicana Field at the Rays' playoff game. That doesn't translate into on-field production. He's safe to drop.

Baker Mayfield had sky-high expectations after the Browns bolstered their roster in the offseason but the former Heisman Trophy winner has continued to struggle and disappoint. His offensive line isn't getting any better without the team making a trade, and his schedule isn't welcoming going forward.

Don't waste another week. Until further notice, the two should not be rostered.

Before we can get ready for Week 5, lineups need to be set, decisions need to be made and let's take a look at how last week's predictions fared.

Start 'Em

QB: Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 204 Passing YDS, 2 Passing TD, 17.5 PTS

RB: David Montgomery, Chicago Bears: 25 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 1 Reception, 11 Receiving YDS, 10.6 PTS

WR: Sterling Shepard, New York Giants: 5 Receptions, 49 Receiving YDS, -2 Rushing YDS, 9.7 PTS

TE: Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers: 3 Receptions, 41 Receiving YDS, 7.1 PTS

Sit 'Em

QB: Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts: 151 Passing YDS, 1 INT, 10.9 PTS

RB: Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans: 78 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 13.8 PTS

WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Receptions, 75 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 18.5 PTS

TE: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys: 3 Receptions, 29 Receptions: 5.9 PTS

Week 1: 5/8

Week 2: 6/8

Week 3: 4/8

Week 4: 6/8

Week 5: 4/8

Week 6

Start 'Em

QB: Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: vs. Saints

Minshew Mania has taken over the state of Florida. The rookie phenom has the Jaguars primed for playoff contention. His first true test of the season will come Sunday when the Jags travel to the Big Easy for a matchup at the Superdome. Gardner Minshew has completed 67% of his passes through six games for 1279 yards, nine touchdowns, and just one interception. He is standing pat as QB11 right now in fantasy football, and he is a primo streaming option this week with the chance to move into QB1 territory. 

RB: Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
Opponent: at Packers

The Packers are off to a terrific start to the 2019 season but one struggle that the team continues to have is their ability to stop the opposing run game. The Packers are currently allowing 5.16 yards-per-carry (3rd most in the NFL). Kerryon Johnson should have his work cut out for him on Monday Night Football when the Lions head to Lambeau. 

WR: D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
Opponent: at Buccaneers

D.J. Moore hasn't gelled with Kyle Allen so far this season but a matchup across the pond against a poor Tampa Bay secondary will provide many opportunities to get on the same page. With a 9:30 a.m. start time, a full Sunday a football is on the way.

TE: Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: vs. 49ers

Gerald Everett has come alive for Sean McVay in recent weeks and has carved out a nice role in the offense. Everett has recorded at least five receptions and 40 receiving yards in each of the past two games. Look for that to continue against the 49ers.

Sit 'Em

QB: Jimmy Garrapolo, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: at Rams

The 49ers face a legitimate opponent in Week 6 when they take on Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams. Jimmy Garrapolo won't have the protection he had against the Browns with right tackle Mike McGlinchey expected to miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in addition to having star fullback Kyle Juszczyk out for at least a month with a sprained MCL. 

RB: Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Steelers

Melvin Gordon rejoined the Chargers in Week 5 and struggled mightily. Austin Ekeler continued to be a factor in the passing game and Gordon handled the work on the ground. Gordon averaged 2.6 YPC on 12 attempts against a poor Broncos defense. The struggling Chargers take on the Steelers on Sunday Night Football in Week 6 and Gordon should not be in your lineup. The Chargers have been hit yet again by the injury bug with starting center Mike Pouncey set to undergo neck surgery most likely ending his season. 

WR: Robby Anderson, New York Jets
Opponent: vs. Cowboys

Even with Sam Darnold reportedly back in the mix for the struggling Jets, I'm out on Robby Anderson until further notice. The Cowboys are coming off of two straight losses and this stop at the Meadowlands is a tune-up game. They want to get in and get out. It is going to take a few weeks for Darnold to get back into a rhythm. 

TE: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
Opponent: vs. Eagles

Kyle Rudolph has been a massive disappointment in 2019 and despite four teams being on a bye, he is not a viable replacement. The veteran tight end is currently sitting at six catches for 36 yards on the year and should not be in your lineup. Find another streamer.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 6
Running Back Rankings: Week 6
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 6
Tight End Rankings: Week 6

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Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire adds for Week 6

Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire adds for Week 6

Week 6 has arrived and the waiver wire is getting slimmer and slimmer.

With four teams on a bye, (Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders) there are a few replacements available that you can be confident in adding to your lineup

All Waiver Wire candidates must be available in at least 50% of ESPN leagues.

WEEK 6 Waiver Wire Options

Gardner Minshew, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: vs. Saints
Available in 81.3 % of ESPN leagues

Jimmy Garappolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: vs. Rams
Available in 65.8 % of ESPN leagues

Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins
Opponent: vs. Redskins
Available in 95.3 % of ESPN leagues

Randall Cobb, WR, Dallas Cowboys 
Opponent: vs. Jets
Available in 83% of ESPN leagues

Chris Herndon, TE, New York Jets
Opponent: vs. Cowboys
Available in 88 % of ESPN leagues

Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: vs. 49ers
Available in 96.6 % of ESPN leagues

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 6
Running Back Rankings: Week 6
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 6
Tight End Rankings: Week 6

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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 6

Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 6

Week 5 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top tight ends for Week 5.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 6
Running Back Rankings: Week 6
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 6
Tight End Rankings: Week 6

TIER 1: Best of the best

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: vs. Texans
2019 Stats: 28 Receptions, 439Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 77.9 PTS, 2019 TE3
Previous Ranking: 1

2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: at Vikings
2019 Stats: 29 Receptions, 312 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 68.2 PTS, 2019 TE7
Previous Ranking: 3

TIER 2: High-end TE1's3.

3. Evan Engram, New York Giants
Opponent: at Patriots
2019 Stats: 33 Receptions, 373 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 82.8 PTS, 2019 TE2
Previous Ranking: 2

4. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
Opponent: vs. Bengals
2019 Stats: 28 Receptions, 311Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 77.1 PTS, 2019 TE4
Previous Ranking: 4

5. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 23 Receptions, 235 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 54.3 PTS, 2019 TE8
Previous Ranking: Bye

6. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: at Cardinals
2019 Stats: 34 Receptions, 363 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 84.3 PTS, 2019 TE1
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Browns 
2019 Stats: 23 Receptions, 262 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 73.9 PTS, 2019 TE5
Previous Ranking: 11

8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Opponent: at Broncos
2019 Stats: 18 Receptions, 172 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 47.2 PTS, 2019 TE10
Previous Ranking: 8

TIER 4: Low-end TE1's

9. Chris Herndon, New York Jets
Opponent: vs. Cowboys
Previous Ranking: NR

10. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Opponent: at Buccaneers
2019 Stats: 18 Receptions, 226 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 52.6 PTS, 2019 TE9
Previous Ranking: 10

11. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opponent: vs. Panthers
Previous Ranking: 7

12. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: at Jaguars
Previous Ranking: 12

TIER 5: High-end TE2s

13. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: at Jets
Previous Ranking: 13

14. Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: vs. 49ers
Previous Ranking: NR

15. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
Opponent: at Packers
Previous Ranking: NR

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 6
Running Back Rankings: Week 6
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 6
Tight End Rankings: Week 6