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Week 6 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Fantasy Football

Jason Schandl
Start 'em, sit 'em Week 6 for fantasy football, including Tee Higgins, Taylor Heinicke and Zack Moss.
Start 'em, sit 'em Week 6 for fantasy football, including Tee Higgins, Taylor Heinicke and Zack Moss. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
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Whether you're off to a hot start to your fantasy football season or you're already looking at an uphill battle for a playoff spot, your season is still alive in Week 6. That makes every fantasy football start and sit decision crucial.

With that in mind, here are The Duel's Week 6 start 'em, sit 'em picks for fantasy football.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 6 Quarterbacks

Start Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team (vs KC): The Kansas City Chiefs have been almost impressively bad at defending the pass in 2021. Sure, the Buffalo Bills last week were a tough matchup, but KC ranks dead-last in the NFL in Pro Football Focus' defensive grade. Taylor Heinicke is no superstar, but he has three multi-TD games in four starts this year, eclipsing 20 fantasy points in each of the three. He's an outstanding streaming option this week.

Sit Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (vs BUF): Ryan Tannehill has only gone over 20 fantasy points once this season, and a guy who has been held below 15 in three of five starts doesn't exactly move the needle. That's especially true this week against the stellar Buffalo Bills defense, which has held opposing quarterbacks to the NFL's fewest fantasy points per game.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 6 Running Backs

Start Zack Moss, Buffalo Bills (at TEN): Speaking of the Buffalo Bills, they seem to have finally decided to let Zack Moss handle lead back duties. Moss was inactive in Week 1 and barely played in Week 2, but since then he's handled over 50% of the Bills' offensive snaps in three straight games, averaging 15.4 opportunities (12.7 carries plus 2.7 targets) per game in that stretch. He also saw his snap share explode to 74% in Week 5, while the Bills gave Devin Singletary a season-low 6 carries.

Sit Latavius Murray, Baltimore Ravens (vs LAC): Latavius Murray seemed to be taking over in the Baltimore Ravens' backfield when Ty'Son Williams was inactive in Week 4. His snap share fell back below 50% in Week 5, however, and he scored just 5.0 PPR fantasy points. Williams was again active, and DeVonta Freeman also finished with the most targets (4) in the backfield. This is a committee that you'll want to stay away from unless we get some sort of clarity.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 6 Wide Receivers

Start Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (at DET): Despite only playing 70% of the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive snaps as he returned from injury in Week 5, Tee Higgins still ranked second on the team with targets. He combined for 10 receptions, 118 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15 targets through his first two games before getting hurt, and even with Ja'Marr Chase dominating it's clear that Higgins will have a big role in this offense. That makes him easy to like against the Detroit Lions, who have received PFF's lowest coverage grade among all defenses on the year.

Sit Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (vs GB): Things aren't looking any different for Allen Robinson this week than they were when we dubbed him a "sit" in Week 5. He went on to see just 5 targets, turning that workload into 7.2 PPR fantasy points. He hasn't seen more than 6 targets in a game since Week 1, and since Justin Fields took over as the Bears' starting QB Robinson has averaged 3.0 receptions and 40.7 yards per game.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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