Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 6 Panthers vs Buccaneers London Game
Week 6 doesn't bring us the first overseas matchup of the 2019 NFL season, but it does give us our first 9:30 a.m. EST start time of the year. With a game kicking off that early, it's important for fantasy football players to get an early jump on setting their starting lineup.
Here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Who to Start in Fantasy Football
Start Kyle Allen, QB, Carolina Panthers: One of the top streaming quarterbacks for Week 6, Kyle Allen is coming off a couple rough games since opening his season with a bang against the Arizona Cardinals. No team has allowed more passing yards per game than the Bucs (323.6) though, and their stout run defense (giving up the second-fewest rushing yards per game) is a combination that could lead to a pass-heavy approach from the Panthers here.
Start Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers: Curtis Samuel's six receptions for 51 yards and no touchdowns over the last two weeks wouldn't even be an especially strong single-game stat line. He's still tied for first among Panthers WRs with 13 targets during that span though, and he's averaging 7.4 targets per game on the year. Getting the same favorable matchup as Allen, this could be a bounce-back spot for Samuel.
Sit Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs backfield has been a nightmare for fantasy football production this season, with Dare Ogunbowale, Ronald Jones II and Peyton Barber all playing between 25 and 40 percent of the team's snaps. Barber may lead the way with 38.8 percent, but he's only managed to translate that to 8.4 fantasy points per game. He's also been highly dependent on touchdowns, with 42.8 percent of his fantasy points coming from his three scores. With no weekly consistency and a so-so matchup (Carolina ranks 16th in fantasy points per game allowed to RBs), he's not someone to rely on in Week 6.
Sit O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: There have been some positive reports with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich talking about getting O.J. Howard more involved, but at this point we can't count on Howard until we see some proof of that. He's only racked up 14 targets across five games, averaging fewer than three standard scoring fantasy points per game (and just 4.6 in PPR).
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