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Here we are, week 6 of the 2018 NFL Season. How is your fantasy football team performing so far? Are you looking like you are in playoff contention? If not, now is the time to make your move to become a contender. It is time to hit the waiver wire or even make some trades to get your team competitive. Paying attention to bye weeks is also important. In saying that, here are your starts and sits for your week six fantasy football team.

Starts

QB

Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston makes his first start of the season after returning from suspension. He faces the Atlanta Falcons, who have given up 35 FPPG at home. What is even more of a kicker is that the Falcons are giving up 32 FPPG to the QB.

RB

Marshawn Lynch – Oakland Raiders

Lynch and the Raiders play the Seattle Seahawks in week 6. This is a revenge game for Lynch, the first time he will face his old team. A player usually performs better with a chip on his shoulder. Lynch has that facing the Seahawks.

WR

Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals

Boyd is on the rise. If you have an opportunity to add him to your roster, make it happen. The Pittsburgh Steelers are weak on the inside of their defense. Boyd runs most of his routes from the slot, making it difficult on the Steelers’ defense.

TE

Jimmy Graham – Green Bay Packers

The Packers have an ideal passing matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night. It also helps Graham’s case that the Packers are hurting at WR. Geronimo Allison and Randall Cobb are each struggling with injuries.

K

Cody Parkey – Chicago Bears

Parkey is a very underrated kicker. He is available in most of the fantasy leagues that I looked in. He has double-digit scores in three out of four games this season. If you can, go out and put Parkey Cody on your roster.

Defense

Houston Texans

The Texans have a prime matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have allowed 22 sacks to opposing defenses. This is top in the league. This will give J.J. Watt and company a fine playground on Sunday.

Sits

QB

Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers

Rivers has been a hot commodity as a fantasy starter through five games. However, this week could be very difficult against a Cleveland Browns defense that is only giving up 8 FPPG to the opposing QB.

RB

Dion Lewis – Tennessee Titans

Lewis and the Titans have a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are top 5 in all defensive categories. This will make it difficult for the Titans’ offense to move the ball, making Lewis a bad play in week six.

WR

Jamison Crowder – Washington Redskins

The offense of the Redskins is in a bit of a bind right now. They are trying to find an identity under Alex Smith. Until they establish themselves as a run-first or a pass-first offense, playing a member of the Skins becomes difficult.

TE

Geoff Swaim – Dallas Cowboys

Swaim has had breakout games the past couple of weeks. This week against the Jacksonville Jaguars will be a different story. The Jags have only allowed one TD to a TE all season long.

K

Graham Gano – Carolina Panthers

Gano was a solid option last week. He even nailed a 63-yard FG to win the game. This week may not be so good. The Redskins’ defense is only allowing 4 FPPG to kickers at Fed-Ex Field.

Defense

New York Jets

The Jets are the number one fantasy defense, although a major portion of that came from week one against the Detroit Lions. A week six matchup against Andrew Luck at the Met brings a difficult matchup for the Jets.

Here are your starts and sits for week 6. The Guru went 2-2 last week. Hey, you can’t win them all. Good luck!!

Follow Sean on Twitter @RatPackFFGuru for fantasy news, ins, and outs. You can also email Sean with any questions at the Ratpackfantasyguru@gmail.com.

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I am a father of 3, a full-time teacher, and part-time coach. I have been writing about the NFL since 2012. I started with a small site called the Penalty Flag. From there I went to TruLuvSoprts, Inscriber Magazine, and currently, I am the Managing Editor at WBLZMedia. My work has been featured on Bleacher Report and Yard Barker. I love the NFL and everything there is. I eat, sleep, and drink the greatest game. When I am not writing, I am hanging out with my kids or playing softball. You can also catch me on The Rat Pack Sports Show every Sunday and Wednesday night. Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram @NFLWBLZ.