Steve: Week 6 Sit 'em, Start 'em

Steve Geller
October 12, 2017 - 7:28 am

Sit 'em 

Jared Goff QB Rams  

The sophomore signal caller has put together some decent games this season, but struggled against the Seahawks last week tossing 2 picks with no TDs.  His match-up this Sunday is even worse. LA plays in Jacksonville, and the Jaguars have the top ranked pass defense in the NFL. The Jags just made Big Ben question if he still had "it" anymore by tallying 5 interceptions in their win over the Steelers. Stay away from Goff...far away. 

Adrian Peterson, RB, Cardinals  

If you're thinking the Arizona desert is going to magically make AP relevant again, I've got some bad news for you. Not only does he have to get acclimated to his new surroundings, but the Cardinals have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. As a team they are averaging just 2.6 yards per carry. I expect AZ to air it out more against a Tampa Bay pass defense that is getting torched for 309 yards a game.     

Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings 

The match-up against the Packers isn't awful.  Diggs is dealing with a groin injury, though; and I don't trust that one bit.  Minnesota's QB situation is unclear as well. Sam Bradford came back from injury but couldn't finish the contest on Monday night football. And Case Keenum isn't consistent enough to rely on. Diggs may be tough for you to bench with teams on a bye, but I do not see him getting substantial stats this Sunday.

Start 'em

Will Fuller, WR, Texans 

He's been en fuego since coming back from injury. In 2 games Fuller has made FOUR trips to the endzone!

Houston plays the winless Browns in week 6, and the Cleveland defnese has already given up 11 scores through the air this year. I like Texans rookie QB Dehaun Watson to have a huge game, and Fuller should benefit.

Kirk Cousin, QB, Redskins
 

Like the Saints, Washingotn was on a bye last week, but in the 2 contests before Cousins threw five TDs and no interceptions. The time off gave some guys like like Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Jordan Reed a breather to help heal up from injruoes.  The cherry on top is getting to take on San Francicso. The 49ers have given up an average of 321 passing yards to over the past three weeks.

 
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Raiders 
 
Beast Mode needs to show me something this week. He hasn't rushed for over 50 yards since week 1, but at least managed to get into the the endzone last Sunday. Lynch and the Raiders get to host a Chargers team now who have been AWFUL against the run. The Bolts have been gashed for 161 yards on the ground per game; which is thee worst in the league. With QB Derek Carr still a question mark to play, the Silver & Black should lean on Lynch.
 

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