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

October 8, 2019
Some Notes:

• Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is dealing with a back injury.

• Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph is out for Week 6 with a concussion.

• New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard is expected to miss a few weeks with a concussion.

• Jacksonville Jaguars tight end James O'Shaughnessy is out for the year with a torn ACL.

• Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown hurt his ankle in Week 5, so his status is worth monitoring this week. The same goes for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was gimpy Oct. 6 with an ankle issue.

• Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry could return this week, but New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley looks to be at least one more week away from getting back in action.

• Thursday night game: New York Giants at New England

• Monday night game: Detroit at Green Bay

• Byes: Buffalo, Chicago, Indianapolis, Oakland

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Chase Edmonds, Preston Williams, Derrius Guice (he is coming back sooner than later, get ahead of the curve), Auden Tate, Gerald Everett, Reggie Bonnafon (Christian McCaffrey handcuff), Gardner Minshew, Duke Williams

Last Week's Pickups: Geronimo Allison, Ronald Jones Jr., KeeSean Johnson, Diontae Johnson, Jacoby Brissett

Two Weeks Ago: Daniel Jones, Paul Richardson, Wayne Gallman, Kyle Allen, Darrel Williams, Rex Burkhead, Carlos Hyde

Trade Bait: Allen Robinson, Phillip Lindsay, Carlos Hyde, Will Fuller

You Can Drop: Baker Mayfield, Marcus Mariota, Dante Pettis, Nelson Agholor

Studs Of The Week: Deshaun Watson, Aaron Jones, Christian McCaffrey, Will Fuller, Michael Thomas, George Kittle, Gerald Everett

Duds Of The Week: Mike Evans, that's the list, because he deserved this all to himself ... OK, Keenan Allen, too.

Fantasy Football Start 'Ems For Week 6:

Quarterback Must Starts: Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, De\shaun Watson, Carson Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, Kyler Murray

Running Back Must Starts: Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott, Austin Ekeler, David Johnson, Aaron Jones, Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram, James Conner, Kerryon Johnson, Leonard Fournette, Todd Gurley, Chris Carson

Wide Receiver Must Starts: DeAndre Hopkins, Davante Adams (when healthy), Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Keenan Allen, Adam Thielen, Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Tyler Lockett, Kenny Golladay, Larry Fitzgerald, DJ Chark, Courtland Sutton, Michael Gallup, Chris Godwin

Tight End Must Starts: Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, Evan Engram, Greg Olsen, Will Dissly, Austin Hooper

Must Start Defenses: Patriots, Ravens

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback: Andy Dalton
Running Back: Chase Edmonds
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Demarcus Robinson, Dede Westbrook
Defense: Washington

Busts of the Week:
Quarterback: Matthew Stafford
Running Back: Joe Mixon
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Alshon Jeffery
Defense: Detroit

Locks Of The Week:
2019 Record: 11-4
1. L.A. Chargers over Pittsburgh
2. Baltimore over Cincinnati
3. Dallas over New York Jets

Picks With Points
2019 Record: 40-35

NFL Lines For Week 6
Picks are in bold.

Favorite Line Underdog Total
At New England -17 New York Giants 44.5
Carolina -2.5 Tampa Bay (In London) 48.5
At Baltimore -11.5 Cincinnati 47.5
At Cleveland -1.5 Seattle 47
At Kansas City -5 Houston 55.5
At Jacksonville  PK New Orleans 44
At Minnesota -3 Philadelphia 43.5
Washington -3.5 At Miami 41
At L.A. Rams -3.5 San Francisco 49
Atlanta -1.5 At Arizona 52
Dallas -8.5 At New York Jets 43.5
At Denver -2.5 Tennessee 38.5
At L.A. Chargers -6.5 Pittsburgh 41.5
At Green Bay -5 Detroit 47

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