One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match-ups. Now some players are considered match up proof. You aren’t going to sit Aaron Rodgers, Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown. Below are some week six fantasy football starts and sits to help you to win your week six match up.
Week Six Fantasy Football Starts and Sits
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been one of the best quarterbacks in fantasy football so far this season. He is currently ranked as the seventh ranked quarterback in fantasy with 77 fantasy points. Watson is averaging 23 fantasy points per games since taking over as the starter. in week six he is going up against the Cleveland Browns who are giving up the third most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. look for Watson to continue to produce in week six.
Raining MVP Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has struggled this season. He is currently ranked as the 22nd ranked quarterback in fantasy. He has totaled only 55 fantasy points averaging only 14 fantasy points per game this season. His struggles have been lined to a new offensive coordinator and his weapons have been dealing with injuries. In week six he is going up against the Miami Dolphins who have been a solid match up for quarterbacks this season. Ryan is coming off a bye week look off Ryan to bounce back and be a solid play in week six.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been a solid flex for fantasy owner so far this season as he is averaging over seven fantasy points per game. Ingram has yet to find the end zone this season and is splitting carries with Alvin Kamara. With Adrian Peterson now with the Arizona Cardinals, Ingram should see more targets and touches. Ingram has a solid match up in week six against the Detroit Lions who have been a solid match up for running backs this season.
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has been a solid running back two with running back one upside. While he is splitting carries with Tarik Cohen, Howard has still totaled 52 fantasy points averaging 13 fantasy points per game. The Bears have one of the best running games in the NFL. There running backs have totaled have totaled 87 fantasy points this season. Howard is going up against the the Baltimore Ravens who are giving up the fifth most fantasy points fantasy points to running backs this season.
The New England Patriots have dealt with several injuries to several of there key play makers. Wide receiver Chris Hogan has stepped up and became one of the Patriots best play makers this season. He is also one of the best wide receivers in fantasy. Hogan is currently ranked as the sixth best wide receiver in fantasy with 60 fantasy points. He is averaging 12 fantasy points per game and has scored in the last four games. In week six he is going up against the New York Jets 13th most fantasy points to receivers this season.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been a solid fantasy wide receiver as he has averaged 11 fantasy points per game this season and has built a solid connection with rookie quarterback Watson. In week six he has a great match up facing the Cleveland Browns who have struggled thought out this season. Watkins could finish as the number one receiver in fantasy in week six in a solid match up.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has been a boom or bust tight end this season. He has three games of seven or more points and two games of zero points. With all the play makers the Chargers have Henry could continue to be inconsistent. Henry is coming off back to back weeks with touchdowns. In week six he is going up against divisional opponent the Oakland Raiders who are giving up the ninth most fantasy points to tight ends this season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate has been one of the best tight ends in fantasy over the last three weeks. in the last three week he has 181 yards and three touchdowns. Brate is averaging 12 fantasy points per game over the last three games. In week six he is going up against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have been tough on tight ends but with the lack of depth at the position fantasy owners might have to role with Brate.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has struggled throughout his career producing solid fantasy points when he’s on the road and produces over 20 fantasy points when playing at home. So far this season he is struggle at both home and away. In week five he had an terrible performance scoring only two fantasy points and throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns. Week six he is playing the Kansas City Chiefs at Kansas City, a team with a solid defense. Roethlisberger is best left on fantasy owners benches unless your in a deep league.
The New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning took a huge hit in week five losing four of his top receivers including elite wide receiver Odell Beckham junior for the season. With his receiving core banged up and the struggles he has had in the 2017 season Manning should remain on fantasy owners benches in week six. He is going up against the Denver Broncos who are coming off of bye and have one of the tougher defenses in the NFL.
Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart is splitting carries with rookie Christian McCaffrey which has limited his opportunities this season. Stewart has not totaled over six fantasy points in the last three games. In week six he is going up against the Philadelphia Eagles who have been tough on running backs this season with his limited opportunities Stewart is a risky touchdown dependent flex play at best this week.
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is coming off his lowest game totals with only two fantasy points. Hyde has been dealing with several injuries that have limited his over the last few weeks. He is also starting to split carriers with fellow running back Matt Breida. With a tough match up against the Washington Redskins, who are giving up the 10th fewest points to running backs, and injuries, Hyde is a risky play in week six.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has yet to find the end zone so far this season and is averaging around six fantasy points per game. Thomas is currently ranked as the 55th receiver in fantasy football. In week six he is going up against the New York Giants who have some of the best corner backs in football. Expect Thomas to be shadowed by Janoris Jenkins who has been a solid shutdown corner so far this season.
Allen Hurns has been a boom or bust play for fantasy owners and is coming off a disappointing week five where he scored only two fantasy points. Hurns has continued to be the number two wide receiver in the Jacksonville Jaguars offense even with Allen Robinson being out for the season. In week six Hurns has a difficult match up against the Los Angeles Rams who are giving up the eighth fewest points so far this season. Hurns should remain on fantasy owners benches unless in deep leagues.
Coby Fleener started off the season solid averaging nine fantasy points per game. In his last two games Fleener has scored only four fantasy points. With the return of Willie Snead, Fleener will most likely see less targets in the middle of the field. While the tight end position being as thin as it is and several key tight ends going down with injury so far this season Fleener is a risky play in week six. With the injuries fantasy owners might be forced to roll with him. With the tough match up against the Detroit Lions fantasy owner should temper expectations in week six.
Kyle Rudolph has been a disappointment this season and has totaled only 27 fantasy points while averaging five points per game. He is coming off a decent week five performance where he totaled 10 fantasy points. However in week six he has a difficult match out against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have allowed the second fewest points to tight end so far this season. Again with the injuries and lack of production fantasy owners might have to roll with Rudolph in week six but should also temper expectations.