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Fantasy Football 2013: Week 6 Start-Sit

Start 'Em/Sit 'Em for Fantasy Football Week 6

October 10, 2013

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It’s Thursday; that means it’s time for our weekly dose of Start/Sit suggestions in fantasy football. We’ve got some very interesting matchups out there for Week 6, and some games could potentially turn stars into duds and virtual unknowns into fantasy contenders. Let’s take a look at our suggestions on who to start and who to sit this week.

Start ‘Em:

Fantasy Football 2013: Week 6 Start-Sit

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Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Jones-Drew has been a pretty depressing start for fantasy owners thus far. He’s only hit double-digits in scoring during one week, and hasn’t posted more than 70 rushing yards in a game. That could change against the Broncos, however. If Jones-Drew can get into the end zone (which he’s got a good chance of doing), he’ll pay off. The Jags will be passing a lot, however, so just hope they get one in close and punch it in with their veteran RB.

Willis McGahee, RB, Cleveland Browns: McGahee has been one of the big fantasy surprises over the past couple of weeks. In the game against the Bills, he posted 76 yards on 26 attempts and also managed to get into the end zone. He should be able to find at least a little bit of running room against the Lions, assuming the Browns can get a passing game going.

Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers: Assuming Olsen can get onto the field this weekend (it’s looking like he’ll be able to), he makes a nice start against the Vikings. He’s coming off a five-reception, 79-yard effort last week, and hasn’t scored less than five points in a game all year. Olsen is about as dependable as they come in fantasy tight ends, and he should be able to improve in this favorable matchup (Minnesota has given up the most points to opposing TEs this year).

Sit ‘Em:

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Aside from the fact that Brady will likely be getting Rob Gronkowski back this week, he’s still a pretty sketchy start. He posted a downright ugly game in Week 5, with 197 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. The odds don’t get much better against the Saints this week, who have completely turned their defense around. If you have another option besides Brady, this might be the game to take a closer look at the matchups.

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: We know you’re eager to get Bell into your lineup after not being able to use him for most of the year so far, but there are a handful of factors working against him this week. He’s facing a tough Jets rush defense, a factor which will be compounded by the Steelers’ beat-up offensive line. This is still just Bell’s second professional game, and we expect the lack of experience to be evident.

Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: We’re about ready to give up on Boldin. Hopes were high after his 13-catch, 208-yard, one-TD effort in Week 1, but since then he’s only had one good fantasy game (90 yards and a score in Week 4). He came down with just two catches in Week 5, and that trend is likely to continue at least for the time-being. Check your bench; if you’ve got a more promising player than Boldin, slot him in.

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