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Week 6 Thursday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Commanders vs Bears

Tyler Maher
Week 6 Thursday Night Football fantasy picks for Commanders vs Bears.
Week 6 Thursday Night Football fantasy picks for Commanders vs Bears. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season kicks off with an NFC clash between the Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears. While both teams have struggled offensively thus far, this game features an intriguing quarterback matchup between the veteran Carson Wentz and the up-and-coming Justin Fields.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 6 primetime showdown.

Terry McLaurin Fantasy

Start Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Commanders: Terry McLaurin has settled in as one of Carson Wentz's favorite weapons over the first five weeks. Only Curtis Samuel has more targets than McLaurin. who leads the team in receiving yards. McLaurin has shown tremendous big-play ability this year, averaging a career-high 17.2 yards per catch. It's only translated into 1 touchdown so far, but more scores should be coming. The 27-year-old speedster has tallied at least 75 receiving yards in three of his last four games and should be busy against the Bears, especially after torching them for 70 receiving yards and a touchdown the last time he faced them.

Darnell Mooney Fantasy

Start Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears: Justin Fields has had more success passing the ball lately, and Darnell Mooney has been the primary beneficiary. Mooney currently leads the team in targets (21), receptions (10) and receiving yards (173). Those numbers may look underwhelming on the surface, but they're more impressive considering that they've mostly been accumulated over the past three weeks. The 24-year-old wideout is averaging 8.3 PPR points per game during that stretch with at least 5 targets and multiple receptions in every game. Look for him to have another productive outing and perhaps finally find the end zone for the first time this season against a soft Commanders defense that's allowing 235 receiving yards and 2.2 receiving TDs per game.

Antonio Gibson Fantasy

Sit Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Commanders: Brian Robinson returned last week and immediately took over as Washington's No. 1 running back, tanking Antonio Gibson's fantasy value in the process. Gibson saw a season-low 32% of the offensive snaps in Week 5 -- a number that has declined every week of the season for him. His rushing workload evaporated as well, as he finished with just 3 carries for 6 yards after receiving at least 12 carries in each of the first four games. Gibson was still involved in the passing game, but without a significant rushing volume his floor is just too low. Do yourself a favor and keep him on the bench this week.

Cole Kmet Fantasy

Sit Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears: Similar to Mooney, Cole Kmet is another Bears pass-catcher who's seen an uptick in production over the past several games. After failing to record a single catch in the first two weeks, Kmet has bounced back with 9 catches on 10 targets for 101 receiving yards over the past three games. That said, he only ranks third in both targets and receiving yards on what has been a pretty anemic passing offense thus far. He doesn't have a touchdown yet, either, which is the main thing you should be looking for at tight end once you get past the top few options. The 23-year-old Kmet has a stable floor of 4-6 PPR points, but you'd be better off streaming a higher-upside option.


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