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Bobby Sylvester’s 2019 Week 6 Rankings (Start or Sit Answers)

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Oct 10, 2019

Dede Westbrook is in a terrific matchup this weekend

We are now just hours away from Tom Brady and the Patriots destroying the Giants to kick off Week 6. If you’ve got start/sit questions, I’m here to answer them all with my rankings. I’ll post this article every Thursday afternoon to help you make your most challenging decisions each week. If you aren’t reading it until Saturday or Sunday, don’t worry, I’ll continue to update it every few hours for you all. As always, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @bobbyfantasypro. Before we dive into the rankings, let me tell you about four start/sit options that I am especially opinionated about this week.

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Gardner Minshew (JAC): QB #11 vs ECR #15 vs NO
This has nothing to do with mustache mania. If he looked and acted like the world’s most boring guy, yet still had a 9:1 TD:INT ratio and 90+ fantasy points against four difficult defenses through five games, then you’d better believe I’d recommend him as a start against a struggling Saints secondary. Add in the fact that his volume has been increasing and that he has upside with his legs and friends, we’ve got ourselves a better Week 6 option than Carson Wentz.

Gus Edwards (BAL): RB #31 vs ECR #42 vs CIN
It may seem odd to start a backup running back like Edwards over starts like Jordan Howard (@ MIN), Jonathan Hilliman (@ NE) and even Ronald Jones II (vs CAR) but with the matchup versus the Bengals and the expected game script that goes with it, Edwards is a solid RB3 this week. We saw him in a similar situation in Week 1 versus the Dolphins and what do you know, Edwards saw 17 carries. Believe it or not, Cincy’s run defense might actually be just as bad as Miami’s.

Dede Westbrook (JAC): WR #31 vs ECR #39 vs NO
I already hyped up his quarterback because of the matchup and while D.J. Chark is the clear #1 wideout for Minshew, he draws Marshon Lattimore who has been tremendous in shadow coverage over the last two weeks versus Amari Cooper and Mike Evans. Besides Lattimore, the Saints secondary is abysmal and this is especially true in the slot where they have given up nearly 30 PPR fantasy points per game. As you might have guessed, Westbrook lines up almost exclusively in the slot.

Jordan Akins (HOU): TE #12 vs ECR #17 @ KC
Tight end is awful this week with Chris Herndon now ruled out and several others still missing from injury. if you need to replace your tight end (O.J. Howard doesn’t count), and Gerald Everett isn’t available, Akins is the best option over Jared Cook (@ JAC), Vance McDonald (shoulder) and Noah Fant (vs TEN). If you combine Akins and teammate, Darren Fells, they would be a top 5 fantasy tight end together. Throw in an ideal matchup and game script versus the Chiefs and all of this makes him startable for Week 6.

 

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