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Quick Grades Week 6 (Fantasy Football Start or Sit Advice)

by FantasyPros Staff | @fantasypros | Featured Writer
Oct 11, 2019

Gardner Minshew is Bobby’s top QB streamer of the week

Happy Friday everyone! Another Patriots blowout is behind us which means it is time to look ahead to the full slate of games and make start/sit decisions. This article is for those of you who would love to sit down and read a detailed start/sit article for 90 minutes but just can’t carve out the time at this stage in your life. Instead, I’ll give you all the information without any of the words. Here is how it works: it’s quick-hitting advice with an overall grade and start/sit recommendation for every fantasy-relevant player based on four simple criteria: Matchup, expected volume, fantasy ability and surrounding talent.

Teddy Bridgewater tore it up last week in an ideal matchup against the Bucs secondary

Expected Volume
If Jared Goff continues to throw 44 pass attempts per game, he will rack up fantasy points even without efficiency

Fantasy Ability
Tom Brady is a superior real-life quarterback to Lamar Jackson, but QBs who can run are a fantasy cheat code

Surrounding Talent
It certainly doesn’t hurt Jameis Winston to have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans to throw to

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The grades listed below range from 1 to 25 with overall grades made to mimic a school grade (1-100 with letter grades). The four grades will not add up to the overall grade since each position weights the four criteria differently. For instance, volume is king for running backs, but matchups are much more important for quarterbacks. The start/sit recommendations are for 12-team half-PPR, 1-QB leagues. Slight adjustments would be made for moderate rules changes. Additionally, I’ll name a start of the week, stream of the week and fade of the week at each position. Obviously the #1 player from each player is the top start so rather, start of the week refers to a player you wouldn’t always start. Stream of the week is a player you can typically pick up off the waivers if you are desperate for a fill-in so don’t be surprised if they are down at the bottom of a table since most useful players are already rostered. Fade of the week is the opposite of start of the week, as it is a player you would typically start, but shouldn’t this week because of matchup or game script. Because the tables are a screenshot of an excel table, I’ve added a quick search/find list at the bottom of the article in case you are looking for one or two immediate answers. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter @BobbyFantasyPro.

Quick Link to view the entire spreadsheet and search for players quickly at this link.

Running Backs

    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
    • Start of the Week: Adrian Peterson (remember, this is a player you wouldn’t always feel comfortable starting, not the best player)
    • Stream of the Week: Gus Edwards (remember, this doesn’t mean he is a great start, it means he is the best of what is available on waivers)
    • Fade of the Week: LeSean McCoy
  • Break in the chart is between RB30/RB31

Wide Receivers

    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
    • Start of the Week: Dede Westbrook
    • Stream of the Week: Preston Williams (remember, this doesn’t mean he is a great start, it means he is the best of what is available on waivers)
    • Fade of the Week: Robby Anderson
  • Break in the chart is between WR36/WR37
  • I had an error in the vlookup for Alshon’s matchup. It should be an 8 which makes him a C, Could Start


    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
    • Start of the Week: Jared Goff
    • Stream of the Week: Gardner Minshew
    • Fade of the Week: Carson Wentz

Tight Ends

    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
      • If Hunter Henry plays he slots in between Olsen and Everett as a C, Could Start
    • Start of the Week: Greg Olsen
    • Stream of the Week: Jordan Akins
    • Fade of the Week: Vance McDonald

Search, Find and Player Cards

Patrick Mahomes (QB – KC): 100, A+, Must Start
Christian McCaffrey (RB – CAR): 100, A+, Must Start
Keenan Allen (WR – LAC): 100, A+, Must Start
Travis Kelce (TE – KC): 100, A+, Must Start
Matt Ryan (QB – ATL): 99, A+, Must Start
Austin Hooper (TE – ATL): 98, A+, Must Start
Ezekiel Elliott (RB – DAL): 98, A+, Must Start
Julio Jones (WR – ATL): 97, A+, Must Start
Le’Veon Bell (RB – NYJ): 97, A+, Must Start
Michael Thomas (WR – NO): 96, A+, Must Start
DeAndre Hopkins (WR – HOU): 95, A, Must Start
Kyler Murray (QB – ARI): 95, A, Must Start
Chris Carson (RB – SEA): 95, A, Must Start
Leonard Fournette (RB – JAC): 95, A, Must Start
Deshaun Watson (QB – HOU): 94, A, Must Start
Amari Cooper (WR – DAL): 94, A, Must Start
Lamar Jackson (QB – BAL): 93, A, Must Start
Dalvin Cook (RB – MIN): 93, A, Must Start
Alvin Kamara (RB – NO): 92, A-, Must Start
Mark Ingram (RB – BAL): 92, A-, Must Start
Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR): 90, A-, Must Start
George Kittle (TE – SF): 90, A-, Must Start
Kerryon Johnson (RB – DET): 90, A-, Must Start
Zach Ertz (TE – PHI): 90, A-, Must Start
Adam Thielen (WR – MIN): 90, A-, Must Start
Nick Chubb (RB – CLE): 88, B+, Must Start
Derrick Henry (RB – TEN): 88, B+, Must Start
Aaron Jones (RB – GB): 87, B+, Must Start
Odell Beckham Jr. (WR – CLE): 87, B+, Must Start
James Conner (RB – PIT): 86, B+, Must Start
Melvin Gordon (RB – LAC): 85, B, Strong Start
Larry Fitzgerald (WR – ARI): 85, B, Must Start
Joe Mixon (RB – CIN): 85, B, Strong Start
David Johnson (RB – ARI): 84, B, Strong Start
Todd Gurley (RB – LAR): 84, B, Strong Start
Austin Ekeler (RB – LAC): 83, B, Strong Start
Jared Goff (QB – LAR): 82, B-, Should Start
Chris Godwin (WR – TB): 82, B-, Strong Start
Phillip Lindsay (RB – DEN): 82, B-, Should Start
Adrian Peterson (RB – WAS): 82, B-, Should Start
Tyler Lockett (WR – SEA): 82, B-, Strong Start
Russell Wilson (QB – SEA): 82, B-, Should Start
Aaron Rodgers (QB – GB): 81, B-, Should Start
Mike Evans (WR – TB): 81, B-, Strong Start
JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – PIT): 81, B-, Strong Start
Dak Prescott (QB – DAL): 81, B-, Should Start
Michael Gallup (WR – DAL): 81, B-, Strong Start
D.J. Moore (WR – CAR): 80, B-, Strong Start
Curtis Samuel (WR – CAR): 80, B-, Strong Start
Devonta Freeman (RB – ATL): 80, B-, Should Start
Alshon Jeffery (WR – PHI): 80, B-, Strong Start
Tyler Boyd (WR – CIN): 80, B-, Strong Start
Stefon Diggs (WR – MIN): 80, B-, Strong Start
Will Fuller (WR – HOU): 79, C+, Should Start
Greg Olsen (TE – CAR): 79, C+, Strong Start
Royce Freeman (RB – DEN): 78, C+, Could Start
Damien Williams (RB – KC): 78, C+, Could Start
Carlos Hyde (RB – HOU): 78, C+, Could Start
Jordan Howard (RB – PHI): 77, C+, Could Start
D.J. Chark (WR – JAC): 77, C+, Should Start
Brandin Cooks (WR – LAR): 77, C+, Should Start
Gardner Minshew (QB – JAC): 77, C+, Could Start
Matt Breida (RB – SF): 77, C+, Could Start
Calvin Ridley (WR – ATL): 76, C+, Should Start
Tyreek Hill (WR – KC): 76, C+, Should Start
Dede Westbrook (WR – JAC): 75, C, Could Start
Carson Wentz (QB – PHI): 75, C, Could Start
Kenny Golladay (WR – DET): 75, C, Could Start
Kenyan Drake (RB – MIA): 75, C, Could Start
Terry McLaurin (WR – WAS): 75, C, Could Start
Robert Woods (WR – LAR): 74, C, Could Start
Marquise Brown (WR – BAL): 74, C, Could Start
Jarvis Landry (WR – CLE): 74, C, Could Start
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR – GB): 74, C, Could Start
Preston Williams (WR – MIA): 73, C, Could Start
Chris Thompson (RB – WAS): 73, C, Could Start
Gerald Everett (TE – LAR): 73, C-, Could Start
Philip Rivers (QB – LAC): 72, C-, Could Start
Christian Kirk (WR – ARI): 72, C-, Could Start
Will Dissly (TE – SEA): 72, C-, Could Start
Mark Andrews (TE – BAL): 72, C-, Could Start
Ronald Jones II (RB – TB): 72, C-, Could Start
Tevin Coleman (RB – SF): 72, C-, Could Start
Miles Sanders (RB – PHI): 72, C-, Could Start
Courtland Sutton (WR – DEN): 72, C-, Could Start
D.K. Metcalf (WR – SEA): 71, C-, Could Start
Davante Adams (WR – GB): 71, C-, Could Start
LeSean McCoy (RB – KC): 71, C-, Could Start
Emmanuel Sanders (WR – DEN): 71, C-, Could Start
Demarcus Robinson (WR – KC): 71, C-, Could Start
Kirk Cousins (QB – MIN): 71, C-, Could Start
Baker Mayfield (QB – CLE): 70, C-, Could Start
Gus Edwards (RB – BAL): 70, C-, Could Start
Jameis Winston (QB – TB): 70, C-, Could Start
Mohamed Sanu (WR – ATL): 70, C-, Could Start
Kyle Allen (QB – CAR): 70, C-, Could Start
Mecole Hardman (WR – KC): 70, C-, Could Start
Delanie Walker (TE – TEN): 69, C-, Could Start
Mike Williams (WR – LAC): 69, C-, Could Start
Devante Parker (WR – MIA): 69, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Jimmy Graham (TE – GB): 68, D+, Could Start
Peyton Barber (RB – TB): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Duke Johnson (RB – HOU): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Ito Smith (RB – ATL): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Keke Coutee (WR – HOU): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Sammy Watkins (WR – KC): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
O.J. Howard (TE – TB): 66, D+, Could Start
Noah Fant (TE – DEN): 66, D+, Could Start
Jordan Akins (TE – HOU): 66, D+, Could Start
Geronimo Allison (WR – GB): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
T.J. Hockenson (TE – DET): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Dallas Goedert (TE – PHI): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Malcolm Brown (RB – LAR): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Corey Davis (WR – TEN): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Dion Lewis (RB – TEN): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Chase Edmonds (RB – ARI): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Jamaal Williams (RB – GB): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Robby Anderson (WR – NYJ): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Rashaad Penny (RB – SEA): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Deebo Samuel (WR – SF): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Marvin Jones (WR – DET): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Jamison Crowder (WR – NYJ): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Andy Dalton (QB – CIN): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Josh Rosen (QB – MIA): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Albert Wilson (WR – MIA): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Auden Tate (WR – CIN): 63, D, Shouldn’t Start
Matthew Stafford (QB – DET): 63, D-, Crazy Start
Randall Cobb (WR – DAL): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Latavius Murray (RB – NO): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Dante Pettis (WR – SF): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Chris Conley (WR – JAC): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Byron Pringle (WR – KC): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Vance McDonald (TE – PIT): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Demaryius Thomas (WR – NYJ): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Nelson Agholor (WR – PHI): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Vernon Davis (TE – WAS): 61, D-, Crazy Start
David Moore (WR – SEA): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Jared Cook (TE – NO): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Tony Pollard (RB – DAL): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Tyler Higbee (TE – LAR): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Giovani Bernard (RB – CIN): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Kenny Stills (WR – HOU): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Raheem Mostert (RB – SF): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Sam Darnold (QB – NYJ): 59, D-, Crazy Start
Tyler Eifert (TE – CIN): 59, F, Crazy Start
Darren Fells (TE – HOU): 59, F, Crazy Start
Alexander Mattison (RB – MIN): 59, F, Crazy Start
Case Keenum (QB – WAS): 59, D-, Crazy Start
Geoff Swaim (TE – JAC): 59, F, Crazy Start
KeeSean Johnson (WR – ARI): 58, F, Crazy Start
Jason Witten (TE – DAL): 58, F, Crazy Start
Olabisi Johnson (WR – MIN): 58, F, Crazy Start
Marquise Goodwin (WR – SF): 58, F, Crazy Start
Jimmy Garoppolo (QB – SF): 58, F, Crazy Start
Willie Snead (WR – BAL): 57, F, Crazy Start
James Washington (WR – PIT): 57, F, Crazy Start
Adam Humphries (WR – TEN): 57, F, Crazy Start
Trey Quinn (WR – WAS): 56, F, Crazy Start
Teddy Bridgewater (QB – NO): 56, F, Crazy Start
A.J. Brown (WR – TEN): 56, F, Crazy Start
Mark Walton (RB – MIA): 56, F, Crazy Start
Danny Amendola (WR – DET): 55, F, Crazy Start
Cameron Brate (TE – TB): 55, F, Crazy Start
Paul Richardson (WR – WAS): 55, F, Crazy Start
Trent Sherfield (WR – ARI): 55, F, Crazy Start
Joe Flacco (QB – DEN): 55, F, Crazy Start
Jeremy Sprinkle (TE – WAS): 54, F, Crazy Start
Antonio Callaway (WR – CLE): 54, F, Crazy Start
Devlin Hodges (QB – PIT): 53, F, Crazy Start
Ted Ginn (WR – NO): 53, F, Crazy Start
Ricky Seals-Jones (TE – CLE): 51, F, Crazy Start
Marcus Mariota (QB – TEN): 49, F, Crazy Start
Hayden Hurst (TE – BAL): 48, F, Crazy Start
Mike Gesicki (TE – MIA): 47, F, Crazy Start

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