Fantasy Football Week 6: Start ’em / Sit ’em

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Golden Tate @MIN (68%, 13) – With Calvin Johnson out this week, Tate is the de facto WR1 for the Lions against a Vikings secondary that was just picked apart by GB last week. Tate has 19 targets over the last two weeks and seems to be developing a good rapport with Stafford.

Kelvin Benjamin @CIN (64%,12) – Was shut down by fellow rookie Kyle Fuller last week but still got 11 targets and is clearly Cam Newton’s #1 receiving target.

DeSean Jackson @AZ (61%, 11) – I’ve done a 180 on D-Jax, he gets open deep a couple of times a game and Cousins hasn’t been shy about launching it downfield. I think they connect again this week against a Cards secondary that is giving up the most fantasy points to WRs.

DeAndre Hopkins IND (46%, 10) – Keeps producing despite mediocre QB play and less targets then he deserves. The Colts have done a good job shutting down opposing WRs, but I don’t think they have a CB that can stay with the underrated Hopkins.

Mohammed Sanu CAR (24%, ,11) – Could be the Bengals WR1 this week with A.J. Green dealing with toe issues. Even if Green plays, I think Sanu is a viable fantasy start this week. He is averaging 8.5 targets per game over the last two weeks.

Odell Beckham @PHI (13%, 8) – Made his debut last week and despite a mediocre stat line (4-44-1), Beckham passed the eye test and should have had a bigger day if Eli didn’t miss him wide open on a deep route. Beckham is a perfect fit for the Giants quick pass offense and should be a solid WR3 / Flex option the rest of the season.


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Martellus Bennett @ATL (70%, 8) – Disappeared last week (3-17), but I think Bennett will bounce back with a solid game in Atlanta this week. He has been a huge part of the Bears offense this season and I think his disappointing week 5 was due more to great coverage from Panthers LB Thomas Davis then any issues with the Black Unicorn.

Jordan Cameron PIT (51%, 9) – Was off to a good start this season with 2 catches for 47 yards in the first quarter of week 1’s match-up with the Steelers before he got hurt. Cameron is 100% now and I expect him to become one of Brian Hoyer’s main targets moving forward.

Jordan Reed @AZ (22%, 8) – Keep an eye on the injury report, but my guess is that Reed is going to play this week. I normally avoid players in their first week post-injury, but the Cardinals have been so bad at covering opposing TEs the last two years that I am starting Reed in a couple of leagues this week.