Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em: Geno Smith leads an unlikely group of interesting options

Fantasy Football Week 6 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: Geno Smith leads an unlikely group of interesting options

The 2022 season of Fantasy has been a weird one, to say the least. And heading into week 6, we have some strong recommendations as starting and sitting options that we weren’t expecting at the start of the season.

Geno Smith, Jeff Wilson, Eno Benjamin, Alec Pierce, Jakobi Meyers and Taysom Hill start options this week – and good ones at that. And you should plan to sit guys like Russell Wilson, Najee Harris, Ezekiel Elliot, Diontae Johnson and Jaylen Waddle because of bad matchups or just overall disappointing play.

It could also be a good week for guys like Cam Akers, DJ Moore and George Kittle as they have struggled so far this season. But they could break out in week 6 based on some positive matchups.

It’s a fun week with lots of moving parts due to four teams bye (Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, and Tennessee), and your fantasy lineups might look a little goofy. With that in mind, let’s dive into the starters you need and the players you should avoid in Week 6.

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It’s hard to find a better story in the NFL this season than Geno Smith. And he became a quality fantasy quarterback heading into Week 6 against Arizona. But first let’s see how he got here.

In 2013, he was drafted in the second round from West Virginia by the Jets to be their franchise quarterback, but it didn’t work out. He bounced around the league as a backup with the Giants and Chargers before moving to the Seahawks to sit behind Russell Wilson in 2019.

For three seasons, Smith barely saw the pitch and only had significant playing time in 2021 when he started three games after Wilson broke his finger. But Smith’s patience paid off. When Wilson was traded to Denver this offseason, the Seahawks allowed Smith to compete with Drew Lock for the starting job, and Smith proved to be the better quarterback.

He rewarded Seattle and coach Pete Carroll with a strong start to the season, and the Seahawks are a surprising 2-3 in five games. Smith helped Fantasy managers and anyone who trusted him with four games of at least 20 Fantasy points, including three in a row with at least 23 points.

He’s doing the right thing by leaning on DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (they’re two of 19 receivers with at least 40 targets), and he’s making no mistakes with just two interceptions this season. He’s also starting to run more with 62 rushing yards and a touchdown in his last two outings against Detroit and New Orleans.

This week, Smith should have another big game against the Cardinals, who have allowed three quarterbacks to score at least 22 fantasy points this year. Smith should be considered a go-to Fantasy quarterback in this game, and his feel-good story will continue with another standout performance in Week 6.

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Colts (against JAC)

The Colts’ defense has had a rocky start to the season, allowing 17 or more points in its first four games. During the same span, the Colts defense forced just three turnovers and had seven sacks. That being said, they had a nice rebound game against. the Broncos in Week 5 with two interceptions and four sacks, while allowing just nine runs. The Jaguars offense has scored more than 24 points only once this season, and Jacksonville has scored 27 points in the last two games combined. Trevor Lawrence also had seven turnovers and just two touchdowns during that streak. This should be another solid showing from the Colts DST, especially after being hampered in Week 2 in Jacksonville.

  • Patriots (at CLE)
  • Vikings (at MIA)
  • Chargers (vs. DEN)

Invoices (at KC)

The Bills DST have been elite this season, and it’s hard to sit in that unit. But it’s a good week to avoid the Bills DST at the Chiefs. While Buffalo’s defense didn’t give up more than 21 points in a game, the Bills didn’t face Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs are scoring 32 points per game, first in the NFL. Mahomes has 15 touchdowns and just two turnovers so far this year. This game will be all about offenses, and you should mitigate the DST bills if you can this week.

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