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

Thursday, October 13, 2016 20:27
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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 2nd 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 Browns are at the bottom of defenses and Mariota might be finally figuring it out.
RBs
  • Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovanni Bernard- RB 27: Jeremy Hill is banged up and this looks like a pass heavy game.
  • Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware- RB 32: I am not convinced Charles i 100% healthy.
  • 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 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 among the worst.
TEs
  • Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James- TE 17: In a high flying offense why not play against the Dolphins.
K
  • Denver Broncos K Brandon McManus- K 14: Thursday night should be high scoring.
D/ST
  • Detroit Lions D- D 15: It is the play against the Rams offense which usually works well.

Underachievers

QBs
  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton- QB 2: The running has stopped and I can see a very conservative game off the injury.
  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers- QB 5: The offense is not running right and this 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 CJ Anderson- RB 9: This could be moving into a job share based on his less than four yards per carry.
  • San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon- RB 13: His touchdown rate is unsustainable and I expect Denver to step up.
  • New Engalnd Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount- RB 16: This is now a throwing team with Brady back.
WRs
  • Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones- WR 7: The big day two weeks ago was the season aberration with every other week at 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 and 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: 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 Packers should be playing a low scoring game, I do not see many attempts for him this week.

D/ST

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

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