Week 6 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Atlanta Falcons vs Minnesota Vikings

Jason Schandl
Week 6 fantasy picks for Falcons vs Vikings, including Alexander Mattison.
Week 6 fantasy picks for Falcons vs Vikings, including Alexander Mattison. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

One of the more interesting fantasy football matchups in Week 6 is a potential shootout (54.5-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook) between the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings.

If you need some fantasy help in this one, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 6 showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings: It sounds like Dalvin Cook won't play due to a back injury, and that makes Alexander Mattison a top fantasy option. The Vikes' offense is designed around feeding their RB, and Mattison racked up 23 touches (20 carries plus 3 receptions) in Week 5, even though Cook made it through about half of that game.

Start Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, Atlanta Falcons: With Julio Jones banged up, Russell Gage has been a popular fantasy football play this season. He's nursing an injury of his own, however, and Olamide Zaccheaus has been busier than Gage over the last couple games. Zaccheaus has racked up 19 targets across the last three weeks, while Gage has just 11 while being banged up in the same stretch. Zaccheaus has also out-snapped Gage significantly in each of the last three weeks.

Sit Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: This is an exciting matchup for the Vikings pass-catcher, but Justin Jefferson's role hasn't really expanded the way it seemed like it had in Week 3, when he had 9 targets. Since then he's seen just 5 targets in back-to-back games, with a combined 7 receptions in his last two games.

Sit Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: Minnesota ranks a surprisingly stout eighth in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA metric this season. Ryan has just 1 TD with 2 interceptions over his last three games despite dealing with easier matchups than this one, so it's hard to get excited about this spot. Adding in the potential that he's playing without Julio Jones makes him an especially poor play here.

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