Start/Sit: Week 6
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Start: Rhamondre Stevenson
Stevenson is in line for a huge game on Sunday, and will see a high amount of touches with Damien Harris out. The Pats should lean on the run with Bailey Zappe back at QB, and expect some work in the receiving game as well. Stevenson has a favorable matchup against the Browns, where he is looking to repeat his stellar performance that he had against the Lions.
Sit: James Robinson
Robinson has fallen back to Earth, and closer to a RB2 moving forward. The biggest concern was not his fantasy production, but his usage. He is now looking like he will split even with Etienne as Jacksonville makes the transition. Robinson is too hard to start with Etienne getting just as many, maybe more, snaps and touches than him.
Start: Ken Walker III
Walker could be the waiver league winner this year, as Rashad Penny is out for the rest of the season. The Seattle offense has been hot, and Ken Walker III will immediately grab a high workload. Pete Carroll loves the run game, so if Geno Smith does fall cold, the touches will still be there for Walker. He faces a terrible Arizona defense that should allow a lot of points to Seattle. Walker is a locked in RB2 with some big RB1 upside moving forward.
Sit: Melvin Gordon III
Gordon has had his fair share of struggles this season, and even with Javonte Williams out, he is still competing for the top job. Mike Boone has seen an increased workload recently amid Gordon's fumbling issues and could see more looks in an offense that is trying to find its footing. Gordon is also dealing with some nagging injuries that are limiting him. The only thing keeping him alive in fantasy is a great matchup against the Chargers. Overall though he is a split back in a stagnant offense making him hard to start.
Start: Eno Benjamin
It looks like both James Conner and Darrel Williams are going to be out, meaning that Benjamin is on the way for a heavy workload. He faces a favorable matchup against a bad Seattle defense as well. He is going to see a lot of touches, and I expect a lot of production as well.
Sit: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
CEH has seen good production on inconsistent usage, but is going to face a tough matchup against Baltimore, who is good against receiving backs. CEH plays in a high scoring offense, but it is going to be a hard play when Baltimore has allowed the 4th fewest yards per reception to backs, and the 9th lowest rushing success rate. Jerrick McKinnon looked good as well, meaning we could see another week with limited touches.
Start: Tyler Lockett
Lockett had a smash mouth game against the zone heavy Saints, and turns around to face a zone heavy Cardinals defense. Lockett is the WR12 in fantasy so far with Geno Smith confidently delivering the ball. Both teams will spend a lot of time on offense, and Lockett will be lining up against Byron Murphy who has allowed a 94.8 passer rating so far. Lockett is a locked in WR2 with WR1 upside going into this game.
Sit: Adam Thielen
Thielen has failed to command a high target share so far, and is clearly passed his prime when he does have the ball. Most his metrics indicate Thielen is trending down, especially with the dominance of Justin Jefferson commanding the most targets in the Vikings offense. Miami has a lower level pass defense, but do not let that bait you into playing Thielen who is a WR3 at most this week.
Start: Jakobi Meyers
Meyers has found good success recently operating out of the slot and faces a good matchup against Greg Newsome and a struggling Panthers team fresh off of Matt Rhule's firing. Meyers is the clear cut most used receiver in this offense, and could be a trustworthy weapon for emerging Hall of Fame system QB Bailey Zappe.
Sit: JuJu Smith-Schuster
Even in a high flying matchup against the Bills, it is hard to see JuJu outperform his expectations so far. He has been disappointing to start the year, and I doubt that to change against a dominant Bills defense. Travis Kelce is target number 1 and 2 for Mahomes and JuJu will split with Mecole Hardman and MVS for leftovers. He is a bare minimum flex play in hope for a touchdown in an expected high scoring game.
Start: Alec Pierce
Coming in with an ECR of 43 is Alec Pierce. The Colts offense has been ... not great to say the least. Matt Ryan has struggled with consistency, but Alec Pierce could be a plug and play option against the Jaguars in Week 6. He drew a 21.9% target share last week, even with competing with Micheal Pittman Jr. and should be able to be used more in this offense looking for something good.
Sit: DJ Moore
In the weird world of NFL, fantasy managers are actually hoping for Sam Darnold to come back and revive DJ Moore's fantasy career. Unfortunately it looks like PJ Walker will take the start, meaning DJ Moore is not an exciting play this week. Carolina has been brutal offensively and even with Matt Rhule gone, the great Ben McAdoo is still calling plays. I would look to start anyone else and maybe stream WR's if you have some players on bye this week.