Fantasy Football Update 10/12/16: Week 6 Start / Sit Picks
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy This Week
October 12, 2016
It’s Wednesday, and not only does that mean that Week 6 begins in the NFL tomorrow, but it’s also time for our weekly Start / Sit list in the world of fantasy football. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if we can help out with those tough lineup decisions.
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Brian Hoyer, QB, Chicago Bears: No one really imagined Hoyer would be taking the reins from Jay Cutler this early in the season, though it was a plausible scenario at the beginning of the year.
Hoyer’s now in the driver’s seat, and he’s posted at least 300 yards and two touchdowns in his three starts. Even better, he gets a nice matchup against the Jaguars this weekend, and Jacksonville is giving up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this year.
Jamal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: It’s time to get Charles off your bench, wipe off the dust and get him into your lineup. After missing much of the year so far due to injury, he’s finally healthy again coming out of the KC bye week.
Charles and company will get the Raiders this weekend, and Oakland is allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this year.
Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers: The conditions seem right for another big week from Hyde. He’s got a touchdown in three straight games and six on the season.
Hyde has been the SF workhorse on the ground, complementing a nonexistent passing game. He gets a nice matchup against a very permissive Buffalo run defense this week, too.
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: Ryan has the hot hand at QB right now, so it’ll be tough to bench him if you’ve come to rely on him. Still, owners might want to temper expectations a bit this week.
Ryan and company will be traveling to Seattle to face the Seahawks this week, and we all know the drill there. Seattle is giving up an NFL-low 134.6 passing yards per game this season.
Davonte Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins: It’s hard to trust anything wearing a Miami jersey these days. The only real good news here is that Parker may get a few extra targets when the Dolphins play from behind against the Steelers this weekend.
Looking a little further, Parker has just six targets and four catches over the past two weeks, and QB Ryan Tannehill is looking as shaky as ever.
Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions: It’s time to cut ties with Tate, who has been pretty darn ineffective this year. He’s got 17 receptions on 31 targets, resulting in a measly 134 yards and zero touchdowns.
Tate was supposed to peak in the WR3/flex area, and that hasn’t come to fruition. There are plenty of better choices out there as opposed to waiting for signs of life here.
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