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Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Wide Receivers

By Matthew Brosnan.

Start 'em:

Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons

The Vikings number 1 receiver is as easy a must start player this week as there will ever be. Thielen is the number 2 ranked wide receiver in Fantasy football this season and is tied for the most touchdowns this season by a wide receiver with Mike Evans, both with 6 receiving touchdowns. The Falcons defense ranks 31st in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game and coming into these week’s match up without now former head coach Dan Quinn I expect the defense to continue to struggle.

Allen Robinson

Chicago Bears @ Carolina Panthers

Coming into this game and for the first time in his NFL career, Robinson has 90+ receiving yards in 3 consecutive games. On paper the Panthers secondary has been good this season but I think that's been more due to the fact that the run defense has been bad and that means that teams haven't had to throw it too much against them. Robinson is undoubtedly the wide receiver 1 for the Bears and this week he should put up numbers to prove he is wide receiver 1 for your fantasy team.

Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons

Jefferson is the 2nd Vikings wide receiver I would start this week against the Atlanta Falcons. This is an unbelievably favourable match up for the Vikings and I wouldn't be surprised if both receivers go for around 150yards and a touchdown each. Jefferson looks like the best rookie receiver on the season so far and will continue to build his case as the best rookie receiver this week against Atlanta.


Sit 'em:

Tyler Boyd

Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis Colts

I wouldn't start any of the Bengals wide receivers this week as they come up against the number 1 ranked defense in the NFL. The Colts rank number 1 in passing yards allowed per game, allowing only 179. Boyd's targets have continued to decrease over the last three weeks and he has only gone over 100 yards receiving once this season. Joe Burrow at the start of the season talked about his chemistry with Boyd, however this is something we are really yet to see on the field and something that I do not expect to see this week.

D.J. Moore

Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears

Scoring double digits on only two occasions so far this season, I would leave Moore on the bench this week with a really tough matchup against the Chicago Bears. Moore has not had more than four receptions in any of the last three weeks and the majority of Bridgewater's throws are in the direction of Carolina's new number 1 receiver, Robby Anderson. The Bears are allowing only 230 passing yards per game and their pass rush will cause many problems for the Panther's O-line, leaving Bridgewater to struggle along with D.J. Moore.

Amari Cooper

Dallas Cowboys vs Arizona Cardinals

After Dak Prescott's awful injury in week 5, the Cowboys had to turn to Andy Dalton and although he only played a brief part of last week’s game it was safe to say his chemistry with Cooper was not there. Any time a team starts a new QB it takes them a while to find good chemistry with their receivers and with the Cardinals ranking 4th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game, this will be a game where Dallas will have to rely heavily on Ezekiel Elliott and the running game.


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