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5 must starts for fantasy football in Week 6

Who to put in your line up to secure a Week 6 victory.

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Another mixed bag from my must starts in Week 5, with two top-15 wide receiver performances from Allen Robinson (28.7 points) and Courtland Sutton (19.2 points), but Larry Fitzgerald only contributed 5.8 points and Nyheim Hines 4.5 points as Marlon Mack recovered from his ankle injury in time to run for 132 yards against the Chiefs. Finally the less said about Tyler Eifert’s breakout the better as he scored just 3.4 points (2 catches for 14 yards), showing that the Cardinals can defend tight ends who aren’t very good.

Onto Week 6 and here are my must starts to help you win your fantasy match up this week.

QB Kyler Murray, Cardinals vs Falcons - 88.0% owned

Some props should be given to Murray who has been one of the safest starts in fantasy in 2019, being one of only three quarterbacks to have scored 16 or more fantasy points in each of his starts (tied with Patrick Mahomes and Gardner Minshew). Facing a Falcons offense that is 31st in points allowed to quarterbacks, Murray is poised to have his breakout party this week.

WR Auden Tate, Bengals @ Ravens - 18.8% owned

With A.J. Green back practicing but still out for Week 6, Tate has the opportunity to carry his solid form that has seen him put up an average of 11.1 PPR points per game over the last three weeks. The Ravens pass defense took a hit last week with Tony Jefferson’s season-ending ACL injury and the Ravens are in the bottom 10 in points allowed to wider receivers. At under 20% owned, Tate is a viable waiver wire add this week with four teams on bye.

WR Terry McLaurin, Washington @ Dolphins - 78.9% owned

Facing the worst defense in the league and with Case Keenum healthy and back under center, scary Terry can get back to the form he showed over the first three weeks and be a top-15 wider receiver in Week 6.

RB Carlos Hyde, Texans @ Chiefs - 64.3% owned

Hyde has established himself a pretty safe floor in 2019, averaging just under 10 PPR points per game. The Texans face a Chiefs defense missing their best player this week in Chris Jones and have allowed a 100 yard rusher in each of the last three weeks (and a 99 yard performance in Week 2). With the goal line work all Hyde’s you can feel safe in his ability to contribute as a RB2/flex starter this week.

TE Austin Hooper, Falcons @ Cardinals - 93.4% owned

This week its slim pickings at the tight end position with injuries and bye weeks decimating the legitimate starting options this week. Somewhat surprisingly, Austin Hooper is the second highest scoring tight end in PPR leagues in 2019 and faces the league’s worst defense for defending fantasy tight ends in the Cardinals. With an average of 7 catches and 73 yards per game this season, this could be the game that puts Hooper into the spotlight as one of the league’s best tight ends this season.

Bonus Start - 49ers D/ST @ Rams - 36.7% owned

I’m all in on this defense at the moment. The 49ers have dominated along the defensive line and face an incredibly shaky Rams offensive line this week. At just over a third owned, you can be ahead of the curve and get on this defense now and thank me later.