Week 6 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chicago Bears vs Carolina Panthers
By Max Staley
The Chicago Bears travel to Carolina to face the Panthers in a matchup between two upstart teams in Week 6. It's projected to be a close one, as Carolina is currently just a 1.5-point home favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 6 showdown.
Who Should I Start Fantasy Football
Start David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears: Allen Robinson is way too obvious of a name to include here, as he's poised for a monster showing on Sunday. David Montgomery might be looking at a similarly dominant outing, though. Carolina had a historically ineffective run defense last year, and it's currently the league's fourth-worst defense against the run in 2020, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics. No one is surrendering more points to running backs than the Panthers this season, so this is a potential blow-up spot for Montgomery.
Start Mike Davis, RB, Carolina Panthers: The Panthers' passing game will likely have a rough go of things this weekend, as the Bears are the NFL's sixth-best defense against the pass by DVOA. Chicago is pretty much league average (No. 17) in DVOA against the run, however. That should lead to another great performance from Mike Davis, who has recorded at least 90 yards from scrimmage and 1 score in all three of his starts this season.
Sit Jimmy Graham, TE, Chicago Bears: Jimmy Graham is actually the TE7 in PPR formats right now, but he's as touchdown-dependent as it gets. He has been held below 7.5 PPR points in both of his games without a TD this season, but he's hit at least 11.5 points in all three outings with a TD. You don't want to be targeting TD-dependent players on the league's sixth-worst scoring offense, so he's not a recommended play this week.
Sit DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers: DJ Moore has been fine this year, if a little underwhelming, as he's surprisingly taken a backseat to Robby Anderson. Anderson has out-targeted Moore 46 to 37, out-gained him 489 to 381, and has caught 36 passes to Moore's 22. With this looking like a bad matchup for Teddy Bridgewater and the passing game, it'll be tough to trust the No. 2 WR in this offense on Sunday. Moore is certainly talented enough to turn it around at the drop of a hat (as he did last year). But until then he doesn't look like the matchup-proof WR he was last season.
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