Week six fantasy football tips

Week six fantasy football tips

Carson Field, Sports Editor

Players to start this week:

QB Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles)

The rookie out of North Dakota State has had a great start to his young career, throwing seven touchdowns in his first four NFL games. He will once again have a good game in week six because the Eagles get to play the Redskins. With the exception of Josh Norman, the Redskins’ pass defense is horrible. This will lead to a vicious aerial attack, led by Wentz.

RB Jordan Howard (Chicago Bears)

The Bears’ horrible passing game has led to an emergence of rookie running back Jordan Howard. Howard, a standout at UAB and Indiana, has accumulated a total of 34 points in the past two weeks and will likely have another big game when the Bears face the Jaguars on Sunday. The Jaguars’ run defense is not horrible, but the Chicago quarterbacks are so bad that they will forced to run many times. There will be plenty of fantasy points for Howard this week.

RB DeMarco Murray (Tennessee Titans)

DeMarco Murray has had a career resurgence in Tennessee, for he is the second-ranked running back in terms of fantasy points. He will have another strong game in week six when the Titans face the Browns. The Browns have worse problems than their defense, but it’s still not great. Murray will likely find the end zone multiple times and run for at least 50 yards.

TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys)

Veteran Jason Witten has struggled to start the 2016 season, but he will have a turnaround game in week six. The Cowboys travel to Green Bay to face the Packers, who have an injury-riddled defense. When healthy, Green Bay has one of the best defenses, but defensive backs Sam Shields and Damarious Randall are both currently injured. Witten will get several receptions against Green Bay because of their defensive injuries and Dez Bryant’s limited participation. Without Dez, Witten is one of the Cowboys’ main targets.

Cardinals’ Defense

The Cardinals have one of the best defenses in the NFL, and they will have a great game in week six when they face the New York Jets. The Jets’ offense has been relatively unproductive to start the 2016 season, and they will once again be stopped. Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has been a turnover machine this year, will once again throw multiple interceptions.

Players to sit this week:

QB Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts)

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck exploded last Sunday against the Bears, but he may have a rough game this week. The Texans, who the Colts play on Sunday night, have allowed the least amount of passing yards per game. Luck will probably fail to eclipse 15 fantasy points this week against the Texans.

RB Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)

Rookie Ezekiel Elliott has had a great start to his young career, but will taste a dose of reality this week against the Packers. While the Packers’ pass defense is worn down by injuries, their run defense is arguably the best in the league. The Cowboys will often revert to the passing game because of the state of the Packers’ pass defense. Elliott will see fewer carries than he has in his first five NFL games.

RB David Johnson (Arizona Cardinals)

Running back David Johnson has had a great start to the 2016 season, as he is the leading running back in fantasy points. However, he will struggle to produce in week six. Johnson and the Cardinals face the Jets, who have a stout run defense. The Jets’ run defense, led by Leonard Williams, will limit Johnson to less than 10 fantasy points.

WR Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants)

Odell Beckham Jr. redeemed himself in week five, but he will once again struggle this week when the Giants face the Ravens. The Ravens may have a horrible offense, but their defense is performing well. The surprisingly good will stop the star receiver in week six, limiting him to 60 yards or less.


Titans’ Defense

The Tennessee Titans have a strong, young defense, and they will have a great fantasy game in week six. The Titans face the Browns, who have likely the worst offense in the entire NFL. The Titans will force several turnovers in Sunday’s game, leading to a high-scoring week for the unit in fantasy.