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Week 6 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins

Max Staley
Ryan Fitzpatrick fantasy outlook makes him an elite QB in Week 6 against the Jets.
Ryan Fitzpatrick fantasy outlook makes him an elite QB in Week 6 against the Jets. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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The Week 6 matchup between the winless New York Jets and 2-3 Miami Dolphins is not exactly the most exciting game on the slate. With Le'Veon Bell gone and Sam Darnold set to miss his second consecutive start, Adam Gase's Jets are 9.5-point underdogs against his former team.

While the battle between two sub-.500 AFC East teams may not have many real-life football implications, there's plenty of fantasy potential in this one.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets: Unless you're a pretty hardcore fantasy manager, you might not be fully aware of what Jamison Crowder is doing right now. He has only played in three games this year, but he's recorded at least 10 targets, 7 receptions and 100 yards in each one. The only relevant player on the offense, Crowder is a must-start option on volume alone.

Start Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Miami Dolphins: The 5.4-point stinker Ryan Fitzpatrick had in Week 1 threw a lot of people off the scent. He has been absolutely incredible since then, however, going over 21.3 points in four consecutive games, averaging 24.4 per game in that time. This isn't exactly new for FiztMagic. He recorded at least 20.5 points in five of his final six games last year as well. In fact, disregarding that poor Week 1 showing, Fitzpatrick is actually the QB6 in fantasy (Week 2-5). Facing arguably the league's most-inept franchise, there's no reason to believe he'll slow down now.

Sit Frank Gore, RB, New York Jets: With the release of Le'Veon Bell, fantasy managers may be tempted to trot out Frank Gore, who is likely in line for a ton of volume. Don't get cute. Gore has yet to top 63 rushing yards in any of his three games without Bell this season. Essentially, he's a TD-dependent RB playing in the NFL's worst scoring offense. It's not often we'll advise you bench a RB in line for 20-plus touches against Miami, but you're going to want to stay away from Gore, unless you're completely desperate.

Sit Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins: It's the Jets, so there aren't many fantasy-relevant Dolphins you'll want to sit this week. But since the format of this piece demands we pick one, we'll go with Preston Williams. Williams is coming off his best game of the season, turning 5 targets into 4 catches for 106 yards and a TD. But he's not seeing enough volume to be worth a look in fantasy right now. Though he had some offseason buzz, Williams is not even the clear-cut No. 3 option in this passing game, as he's currently fifth on the team in targets (22). The matchup gives him some upside, but you can almost certainly find a better option on the waiver wire if need be.


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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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