Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Rams vs 49ers

Max Staley
Raheem Mostert fantasy outlook makes him a great option in Week 6.
Raheem Mostert fantasy outlook makes him a great option in Week 6. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers face off on the Week 6 edition of Sunday Night Football, in a matchup that could prove crucial for playoff seeding. The Rams are currently 3-point road favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

And with these two offenses facing off, there's bound to be some high-scoring fantasy performances as well. If you're looking for some fantasy help, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this NFC West showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff has been on a roll this season. He's currently the QB10 in standard scoring formats, and he's put up at least 23.5 points in three of his five starts on the year. He shouldn't be in for much of a regression against this banged-up 49ers' defense, either. San Francisco is just No. 23 in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA metrics, and they just gave up 27.6 fantasy points to Ryan Fitzpatrick. This could be a big game for Goff, so hopefully he's worked on his spiking ability.

Start Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Raheem Mostert is starting to look like an every-week RB1. Though some were skeptical he'd be able to maintain the momentum he built at the end of 2019, Mostert has started off 2020 by tallying at least 107 yards from scrimmage in all three of his appearances. He looked great in his return from a two-game absence last week, turning 11 carries into 90 rushing yards. At this point you're going to want to start him until he gives you a reason not to.

Sit Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams: Cam Akers looked solid in his first game back from a rib injury, turning 9 carries into 61 rushing yards. However, 46 of those 61 rushing yards came on one run in garbage time. Plus, he only played 19% of the team's offensive snaps. Sean McVay has been vocal about taking a hot-hand approach to the RB position this season, but for now it looks like Akers is the clear-cut No. 3 back on this team. He's just not seeing enough volume to be worth a look in fantasy.

Sit Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers: It's tough to expect anything from any 49ers' pass-catcher not named George Kittle this week. Jimmy Garoppolo did not look like himself in his first game back from a high-ankle sprain, and C.J. Beathard wasn't exactly much better. That resulted in a 2-catch, 19-yard performance from Deebo Samuel. Fans could be looking at more of the same this week, as the Rams are currently the league's third-best pass defense by DVOA. There will be better days ahead for him once Jimmy G gets back to full strength, as the 8 targets he saw were encouraging, but Deebo is probably a week or two away from being fantasy relevant.

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