Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em: Season begins now for Jameis Winston
After a suspension delayed his start, Jameis Winston is ready to make up for lost time, Jamey Eisenberg says.
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There are a lot of big-name players missing in Week 6 with New Orleans and Detroit on a bye, as well as our usual allotment of injuries. We're starting to see Fantasy owners have to really manage their rosters without some stars.
It's easy to do in most 10-team leagues or smaller, but those of you in 12-team leagues or larger could be scrambling. And this could be a crucial week for those of you with a record under .500 in your league.
You should be aggressive with trades if you need to win now. Don't hold onto guys who are out like Le'Veon Bell or Leonard Fournette when you can get players in return who can help you this week. You can figure out your starting lineup down the road — if you make it that far — but don't be stubborn and just watch your season end without a fight.
On the other hand, if you are 3-2 or better in your leagues, try to poach a star player from someone's roster if that team is struggling. For example, package two or three middle-tier players for a star, and you might be able to get someone on your team who could be a difference-maker in the Fantasy playoffs.
Roster management isn't just about adds and drops and finding the right starting lineup. You can always tweak your roster. And making a trade could help you win your league.
As for your lineup suggestions, we're here to help you with that. Hopefully, you'll make the right decisions in Week 6 and continue your path to the Fantasy playoffs.
Editor's Note: Projections are provided by SportsLine.com. Projected points are for PPR leagues.
Start of the Week
Jameis Winston is making his first start in 2018 after serving a three-game suspension to open the year, and he came off the bench in Week 4 in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. But now he gets his job back in Week 6 following Tampa Bay's bye week, and he should have the chance for a big game.
Facing the Falcons is a perfect setup since every quarterback has had success in this matchup. Since Atlanta's defense started falling apart in Week 1 due to injuries all over the place, the past four opposing quarterbacks — Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Andy Dalton and Ben Roethlisberger — have all scored at least 27 Fantasy points against the Falcons.
Collectively, that group has combined for 1,318 passing yards, 14 total touchdowns and three interceptions against this defense. And now Winston gets his turn to post some eye-popping stats.
In his past three starts against Atlanta going back to 2016, Winston has passed for 841 yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception, so he's used to beating up the Falcons. And he should deliver a big performance in his first start in Week 6.