Week six of the NFL season is here and so is BTSC to advise you what players should end up in your lineup and what guys to let pass you by. Below are three players to start, four to sit, and four suggestions to fill in for those players to sit for week three.
Martellus Bennett – Bennett caught three touchdown passes last week, even though Rob Gronkowski played in the game. While Gronk looked more like himself after dealing with his injuries to start the year, I’m rolling with Bennett until Gronk appears completely healthy.
Vernon Davis- Jordan Reed is reportedly dealing with concussion issues, something he has had to deal with in the past. Davis could be in line for a big day as a fill in. Davis does carry significant risk as his last couple of years show a sharp drop off from the elite player he once was.
Jesse James- Last week I said you should sit James because he doesn’t get the volume other tight ends do. Instead he went out and had the fifth most points as a TE in standard scoring leagues last week. Whoops. Pittsburgh has a favorable matchup this week against Miami, so don’t be surprised if James has a repeat performance.
Charles Clay- Buffalo is on a good run right now, but they’re a decidedly run first team with questionable receivers and an inconsistent quarterback. The Bills are playing a week 49ers team so the running backs should have room to run with no need to rely on the passing game. I’d stay away from Mr. Clay this week.
Start instead: Zach Miller (CHI)
CJ Uzomah- He’s dealing with an ankle injury and has some competition for first team reps. He could be limited in what will be a tough matchup against a talented New England team.
Start Instead: Zach Ertz (PHI)
Dennis Pitta – Baltimore just fired their offensive coordinator last week. This is a unit that is searching for its identity, making it tough to trust too many players.
Start instead: Jason Witten (DAL)
Gary Barnridge- I think there’s a good chance Cleveland gets its first win this week against Tennessee. I also think it will be a sloppy slow scoring affair. This Browns player is worth holding on to.
Start Instead: Coby Fleener (NO)