Week 6 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Max Staley
Week 6 fantasy football picks: start 'em, sit 'em for Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars.
Week 6 fantasy football picks: start 'em, sit 'em for Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images
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NFL fans are getting a really fun quarterback matchup in Week 6, as Matthew Stafford's Detroit Lions take on Gardner Minshew's Jacksonville Jaguars. Since this is a battle between two 1-win clubs, this game is likely to have more of an impact on fantasy than real-life football.

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 Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: Kenny Golladay's presence significantly changes the Lions' offensive gameplan. Without Golladay, Matthew Stafford had two games with an average depth of target (aDOT) of 9.3 and 8.8. In the two games with Golladay, though, Stafford has posted aDOTs of 10.2 and 13.3, respectively. That should mean Stafford will be attacking downfield early and often in this one, and that could lead to a monster day against the league's worst pass defense, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics.

Start Gardner Minshew, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Of course, the Lions' defense isn't much better (No. 30 in DVOA). Detroit is also giving up 2.25 passing touchdowns per game, which is tied for the sixth-worst mark in the league. That could be a real problem against Gardner Minshew, who is currently fantasy's QB13, finishing with at least 19.8 points in four of five starts on the year. Expect another solid day from the Mississippi Mustache.

Sit Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions: Marvin Jones has been pretty much irrelevant since Golladay made his return to the lineup. The Lions' No. 2 wideout has seen just 2.5 targets per game since Golladay came back in Week 3 after averaging 7.0 in the two games without him. Even in a plus matchup, that's just not enough to make Jones worth a look.

Sit Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Like Jones, Keelan Cole was turning some heads early on in the year. He had 40-plus receiving yards in each game prior to Week 5, he's scored 3 touchdowns on the season and is actually leading the team in targets (29). However, he's not going to be worth a look in this one. DJ Chark is still the team's clear-cut WR1, assuming he plays, and Laviska Shenault has emerged as the No. 2, seeing 6.7 targets per game over his last three. You don't want to be targeting the No. 3 WR in this offense, even if Minshew is playing above expectations.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.

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