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Week 6 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chiefs vs Washington

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Washington Football Team Week 6 game, including Mecole Hardman, Taylor Heinicke and Travis Kelce.
Fantasy football picks for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Washington Football Team Week 6 game, including Mecole Hardman, Taylor Heinicke and Travis Kelce. / Jamie Squire/GettyImages

The Kansas City Chiefs will look to get back to a .500 record when they go one the road to take on the Washington Football Team in Week 5. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Chiefs slated as 7-point favorites in a game that features some of the biggest names in fantasy football.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 6 clash.

Mecole Hardman Fantasy

Start Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Mecole Hardman is coming off his best game of the season in which he hauled in 9 of 12 targets for 76 yards. He is the clear No. 2 WR on this Kansas City offense and now faces a defense that has struggled against the pass all year. Washington has posted the fourth-worst pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL and is allowing the fourth-most PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs. With star Tyreek Hill a bit banged up, this is as good a time as any to start Hardman in the FLEX spot.

Taylor Heinicke Fantasy

Start Taylor Heinicke, QB, Washington Football Team: Much like Washington, Kansas City's defense has failed to stop anyone from putting up points in 2021. The Chiefs have posted the second-worst pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL and are allowing 296.4 passing yards per game (No. 28 in NFL). That leaves Taylor Heinicke as a perfect streaming quarterback option this week. The fourth-year pro has thrown at least 2 touchdown passes in three of the last four games and ranks as the QB12 in fantasy scoring during that span. This game has shootout written all over it with an over/under set at 55.5 points, which will give Heinicke ample opportunity to perform.

Travis Kelce Fantasy

Sit Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: Fantasy managers rostering Travis Kelce are not going to sit him this week. But it's hard to find an unfavorable matchup for any Chiefs' player this week. That is how bad the Washington defense has been. If anything, Washington has been able to hold opposing TEs to just 1 touchdown this season and rank right in the middle when it comes to PPR fantasy points allowed to the position. Kelce is dealing with a stinger injury that could mess with his practice participation this week. He's a name to avoid in the daily fantasy market in Week 6.

JD McKissic Fantasy

Sit JD McKissic, RB, Washington Football Team: Running back JD McKissic has played his role on this Washington offense to a tee. He has excelled as a receiver and acts as a complementary back to starter Antonio Gibson. However, his fantasy outlook is very touchdown-dependent. McKissic has scored a touchdown in two games this season, but finished with a total of 53 yards in the other three games combined. His volume is so variable week-to-week, which makes him hard to trust. While the Chiefs are a favorable matchup, McKissic's risk of putting up a dud is just too high to warrant a start.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.