By: Mac Whaley
Week 6 is a huge week for most fantasy owners. There is a considerable difference between 5-1 and 4-2 and 3-3, 2-4, and 1-5. Here are your starts and sits to help you get closer to clinching a postseason spot.
Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
According to Jerry Jones, America’s Team will not be moving on with Prescott at the helm of the offense once Tony Romo returns from injury, which will likely be either Week 8 or 9. With a bye in Week 7, it is crucial to milk all of Prescott’s potential. While Prescott’s yardage numbers leave something to be desired (262 yards per game), his touchdown-to-interception ratio is impressive. Prescott has been consistent, scoring 17 points (standard leagues) in all games except Weeks 1 and 3 (10 and 22 points, respectively). Against a depleting Green Bay secondary, Dak will be a good play this week.
Sammie Coates, WR, PIT
It is now time to consider Sammie Coates as a WR3 in even smaller leagues. Coates has had decent yardage numbers and went off last week, exploding for 139 yards and two scores on 11 targets. Often utilized as a deep threat over the past few games, Coates has plenty of potential to repeat against a horrendous Miami defense.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN
Marcus Mariota shined last week against Miami, and targeted the veteran tight end six times, including one that resulted in a score. This week, the Titans take on the woeful Cleveland Browns, who, against the Patriots, allowed three touchdowns to Martellus Bennett and an additional 109 yards to Rob Gronkowski. While the majority of Walker’s points would likely be from reaching the end zone as opposed to yardage, there is a lot to like about this matchup.
Seattle Seahawks D/ST
While Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan does have a notable history of inconsistency, he has not shown it this season, and has dominated opposing defenses. With a handful of weapons at his disposal, it is advised, even as strong as the Seahawks defense is, to keep Seattle on the bench and find a more favorable matchup. I’m positive the Titans D/ST is available in many standard size leagues.
Golden Tate, WR, DET
It’s time to give up on the Golden dream. Tate has been severely disappointing this season. His season high 41 yards came in Week 1 against Indianapolis. It’s plain and simple: Golden Tate is not a WR1 on any other team (except maybe the Browns. I probably would not be accepted in Cleveland in the near future with the amount of bashing I’ve done on them this week). As a #2 option, Tate could succeed, as he did when Calvin Johnson played for the Lions. Either drop Tate or pray for a miracle.
Oakland Raiders RBs
At this point, with Latavius Murray out, the Oakland RB situation is as unpredictable as ever. DeAndre Washington looked decent when Murray was active, and Jalen Richard has a healthy number of yards. However, running back by committees have never made fantasy owners happy, and that is the direction the Raiders seem to be moving in while Murray is mending his injury. Kansas City is stout against the run, and this will likely be an air-it-out type matchup if things get close at crunch time. Find some better running back options.
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