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Fantasy Football: Week 6 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Picks And Busts

October 9, 2018
Some Notes:

• Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is headed to injured reserve with a knee injury

• San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida will miss some time with an ankle injury. 

• Los Angeles Rams wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are in the concussion protocol.

• Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.

• Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will miss the rest of the year with a core muscle injury.

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard will miss a week or two with an MCL sprain. 

• Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson has a rib injury and is worth monitoring. 

• Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is still dealing with a bad hamstring. It looks like he will remain sidelined for Week 6.

• Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen could return for Week 6, as could Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate.

• Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman could return in Week 7.

• "Thursday Night Football:" Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

• "Monday Night Football:" San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers

• Week 6 Byes: Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints

Look to every Thursday for my DFS Cash Game picks. 

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Baker Mayfield, Alfred Morris, Corey Clement, Wendall Smallwood, Ronald Jones III (again), Josh Adams, Mike Davis, D'Onta Foreman, Mohamed Sanu, Chris Godwin, Tre'Quan Smith, Cameron Meredith, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Greg Olsen, Jack Doyle (again), Cameron Brate, Niles Paul, DJ Moore, Geoff Swaim

Last Week's Pickups: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Joe Flacco, Mitchell Trubisky, Nick Chubb, Ronald Jones, Mike Davis, Nyheim Hines, Geronimo Allison, Dede Westbrook, Taywan Taylor, Christian Kirk, Keke Coutee, Jack Doyle, Hayden Hurst, Nick Vannett, Tyler Kroft

Two Weeks Ago: Baker Mayfield, Ryan Tannehill, Calvin Ridley, Chris Godwin, Antonio Callaway, Javorius Allen, Wendell Smallwood, Cameron Meredith, Vance McDonald, Ben Watson, Dallas Goedert, Hayden Hurst, C.J. Beathard, Josh Rosen 

Trade Bait: Eric Ebron, Josh Gordon, Robby Anderson, Christian Kirk

Studs Of The Week: Tom Brady, Todd Gurley, James Connor, Antonio Brown and Eric Ebron

Duds Of The Week: Matt Ryan, Calvin Ridley, Alshon Jeffrey, Jordon Reed, Jared Cook, Marcus Mariota and Alvin Kamara

Fantasy Football Start 'Ems For Week 6: 

Quarterback Must Starts: Pat Mahomes, Matt Ryan, Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins, Deshaun Watson, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers

Running Back Must Starts: Todd Gurley, Saquon Barkley, Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson, Christian McCaffrey, Kareem Hunt, Sony Michel, James White, Joe Mixon, Marshawn Lynch, James Connor, 

Wide Receiver/Tight End Must Starts: Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, Tyreek Hill, Antonio Brown, AJ Green, Keenan Allen, Julio Jones, Devante Adams, Emmanuel Sanders, Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Alshon Jeffery, DeAndre Hopkins, Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Cooper Kupp (watch injury news), Corey Davis, Calvin Ridley, Tyler Boyd, Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks (watch injury news), Mike Evans, T.Y. Hilton (watch injury news)

Click here for full weekly rankings, including individual defensive players (IDP).

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback: Baker Mayfield/Jameis Winston
Running Back: Kyle Juszczyk
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Dallas Goedert/Cameron Brate
Defense: Green Bay Packers

Busts Of The Week:
Quarterback: Blake Bortles
Running back: Austin Ekeler
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Robby Anderson
Defense: New England Patriots

Locks Of The Week:
Season record: 12 - 3
1. Minnesota over Arizona
2. Green Bay over San Francisco
3. Houston over Buffalo

Picks With Points
Season Record: 39-38

NFL Lines For Week 6
Picks are in bold.

Favorite Line Underdog Total
Philadelphia -3 At New York Giants 44.5
At Minnesota -10.5 Arizona 43
Los Angeles Chargers -1 At Cleveland 44.5
Chicago -3 At Miami 42
At Washington -1 Carolina 45
At New York Jets -2.5 Indianapolis 45
At Cincinnati -2.5 Pittsburgh 53
At Atlanta -3.5 Tampa Bay 57.5
Seattle -3 Oakland (In London) 47.5
At Houston -8 Buffalo Off
Los Angeles Rams -7 At Denver 52.5
Jacksonville -3 At Dallas 40.5
Baltimore -3 At Tennessee 41
At New England -3.5 Kansas City 59.5
At Green Bay -9.5 San Francisco 46.5