Week 6 Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cowboys vs Eagles
The NFC East takes over Week 6's Sunday Night Football matchup as the Dallas Cowboys go one-on-one with the rival Philadelphia Eagles. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds list the Eagles as 6.5-point home favorites in a game with several prominent playmakers.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 6 Sunday Night Football matchup.
CeeDee Lamb Fantasy
Start CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys: CeeDee Lamb has been as solid as they come this season, entering Week 6 as the WR18 in PPR formats. While he does have a matchup against a tough Eagles secondary, don't rule out a solid fantasy showing just yet. Lamb has seen a whopping 35% of targets thus far, seeing an average of 10 passes thrown his way. That sort of volume is tough to ignore, especially after Philadelphia did give up 239 passing yards last week. The game script also points to the Cowboys likely trailing, which should open the door for Lamb to rack up some late-game points. As usual, expect another WR2 performance from Dallas' top wide receiver.
AJ Brown Fantasy
Start A.J. Brown, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Though A.J. Brown has been one of the better wideouts this season, meshing well with his new team, he only ranks as the WR39 over the last two weeks. Nevertheless, he has a good opportunity to turn things around against the Cowboys, who give up the 14th-most points to receivers this season. Like Lamb in Dallas, Brown is also a target monster, accounting for 30% of his team's target share. It's also going to be his first Eagles-Cowboys experience, so there's no doubt that he's going to want to show primetime viewers what he's capable of. His last few performances may have been underwhelming, but there's no reason that Brown shouldn't be in your lineup this week.
Dalton Schultz Fantasy
Sit Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Anyone who hoped that Dalton Schultz would be a top tight end this fantasy season has been left disappointed. Schultz has next to no chemistry with Cooper Rush catching two of eight targets for 18 receiving yards over his last three games — ranking as the TE86 over that span. Making matters worse, the veteran pass-catcher aggravated a knee injury in last week's game against the LA Rams and even though he's been cleared to play, managers have the right to be concerned about a potential in-game setback. Until he shows either chemistry with Rush or Dak Prescott returns to the lineup, leave Schultz on the bench.
Quez Watkins Fantasy
Quez Watkins, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Back in Week 2, Quez Watkins showed some fantasy relevance when he finished as the WR26 with 14.9 points in PPR. Unfortunately for Watkins believers, the former Southern Miss product has been irrelevant since then. He's caught just 3-of-6 targets over the last three games, turning those opportunities into 19 receiving yards. That's just not a lot to work with. It's understandable that fans want to get in on the Cowboys-Eagles action, but putting Watkins into your lineup is not worth the risk. Unless Brown or DeVonta Smith get injured in the future, the 24-year-old doesn't even warrant a bench spot.
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