After spending the week scouring the waiver wire and monitoring injury reports, it's time for fantasy football owners to make some final lineup decisions. Figuring out which players should start and which should spend the week on the bench is often a tricky task.
Since production is so variable on a weekly basis, especially among the fringe fantasy assets that get debated, it's difficult to make the right calls. Of course, it wouldn't be much fun to play if every decision was easy to make.
With that in mind, let's check out where some of the players whom fantasy owners are probably having an internal debate about heading into Sunday should land. The list is followed by a breakdown of some tough decisions.
Start 'Em or Sit 'Em?
|Position||Start 'Em||Sit 'Em|
|QB||Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)||Colin Kaepernick (SF)|
|RB||Bilal Powell (NYJ)||Giovani Bernard (CIN)|
|WR||Justin Blackmon (JAC)||Denarius Moore (OAK)|
|TE||Jordan Reed (WSH)||Jared Cook (STL)|
|K||Robbie Gould (CHI)||Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)|
|D||Detroit Lions||New England Patriots|
Fantasy Week 6
Examining Toughest Decisions
Sit: Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers)
The third-year quarterback has struggled to replicate that terrific performance. In turn, the 49ers have returned to their roots by running the ball and playing strong defense. The game plan has led to two straight blowout victories.
It's great news for San Francisco but bad news for Kaepernick's fantasy owners. The 49ers will likely continue to lean on Frank Gore and his fellow backs against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, leading to another lackluster score for the talented quarterback.
Sit: Denarius Moore (Oakland Raiders)
What's your verdict on Denarius Moore for Week 6?
The possibility of those types of games means he's still a matchup play, and the Raiders' passing game has a bad one in Week 6. They go up against the fourth-ranked Kansas City Chiefs pass defense on the road. So expect a down game from Moore.
Start: Jordan Reed (Washington Redskins)
Robert Griffin III is spending more time in the pocket this season. He's averaging more than 40 throws per game, which means there are a lot of targets to go around. And Reed is emerging as the best pass-catching tight end of Washington's trio, which also includes Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis.
Add in the fact that the Redskins are facing the Dallas Cowboys, who rank 31st in passing yards allowed at more than 325 per game, and Reed becomes an intriguing option at a weak position. He should put together his best game of the season to date.