Week 5 was a rough week for both of bloggers, especially for A-Mac. Not only did all of his Sit Ems’ post double-digit scores last week, including a monster 28-point performance from Ezekiel Elliot, but one of A-Mac’s Starts, Charger receiver Dontrelle Inman, posted a big, fat zero in Week 5.
Week 6 hopefully goes a lot better for A-Mac. Both the Vikings and Buccaneers are on bye, so if you are in need of a fill-in, here are GOAT and A-Mac’s start ’em and sit ’em’s for Week 6!
A-Mac’s Week 6 Start Ems’
Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN 30.4% owned): If you need a quick fix at quarterback this week, pick up Alex Smith. Fresh of their bye, the Chiefs play the Oakland Raiders and their dead-last pass defense. The Raiders give up an average of 330 yards a game through the air, so Smith is primed for a big day.
CJ Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos (ESPN 99.7% owned): If you have lost patience in Anderson, that is understandable. Anderson has yet to top 100 rushing yards in a game and has run for under 50 yards in each of the last three weeks. The Broncos play the San Diego Chargers this week, who are technically ranked eighth against the run. But the Chargers defense has allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs this season, and have allowed six touchdowns to the position in the last three weeks.
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets (ESPN 55.6% owned): Before Jets wide receiver Eric Decker got injured, Enunwa was already second on the team in targets. Now with Decker on season-ending injured reserve, the looks towards Enunwa can only increase. The Jets play the Arizona Cardinals who are sixth against the pass but have allowed three touchdowns to receivers in the last two weeks.
GOATs Week 6 Start Ems’
Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN 78.1% owned): Charles is likely to be healthier after an early bye week and will start to see more action. Ware should still see significant carries this week. Facing a bottom five Raiders defense that has allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs seems like a recipe for Ware to have his best fantasy outing since Week 1.
John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals (ESPN 77.5% owned): Brown has had three weeks with only one reception and less than two fantasy points. Carson Palmer should be returning from concussion protocol to feast on a Jets defense ranked dead last in the league against the pass. Plenty of opportunities for the Cardinals to air out the deep ball and rack up fantasy points.
Brian Hoyer, QB, Chicago Bears (ESPN 18.7% owned): Who would have thought Hoyer would be a starting quarterback again in the NFL? In the last three weeks, he has thrown for over 1,000 yards and six touchdowns while only committing one turnover. The Bears are likely to be playing from behind often so I would expect another week of 40+ pass attempts against Jacksonville.
A-Mac’s Week 6 Sit Ems’
Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Dallas Cowboys (ESPN 98.9% owned): Apparently I will continue to doubt the Cowboy rookie, and he continues to perform in spite of me. Elliot enters Week 6 as the second-ranked running back in fantasy, only behind David Johnson. Week 6 looks daunting for Elliot and the Cowboy offense, who face a Green Bay Packer defense that has allowed just 171 rushing yards through four games, a 42.8 yard per game average.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (ESPN 98.9% owned): Hilton has been riding a hot streak this past few games, finding the end zone in each of the last three weeks. The Colts visit Houston in Week 6, who have allowed just one touchdown to a receiver in three home games this year.
Seattle Seahawks D/ST (ESPN 95.5% owned): If you own the Legion of Boom, you are probably still playing them. However, they are going against the high-flying Falcon offense that has limited opposing fantasy defenses to negative seven points on the season.
GOAT’s Week 6 Sit Ems’
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins (ESPN 74.9% owned): Cousins has thrown at least one interception in four of his last five outings this year and is facing a top-three pass defense in the Philadelphia Eagles. Considering how poorly he performed last week against a middling Ravens pass defense, this week isn’t shaping up for a good time to start Cousins. Do you like that?
Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets (ESPN 99.1% owned): Forte had two great weeks and then followed that up with three pretty bad outings. He will likely have to get a touchdown to make starting him worth it and he hasn’t done that since Week 2. The Cardinals are the sixth-ranked defense according to Football Outsiders, so this is a bad matchup for him to get back to RB1/RB2 numbers.
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers (ESPN 65.6% owned): Williams had the best fantasy outing of his career last week putting up 5 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown. He is a highly risky start this week facing a Broncos defense that has allowed the fewest yards to opposing wide receivers this season. Facing this dominant pass defense on a short week doesn’t bode well for his production.