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Fantasy Football Faves and Fades: Who to Start and Sit in Week 6

From Jordan Addison's chance at a stellar showing to Jared Goff's road-game dilemma, this week offers a mixed bag of opportunities and challenges.

Welcome back to the huddle, fantasy football fans. We've crossed into the heart of Week 6, and every decision now carries amplified weight on the journey to the playoffs. Christian Kirk's synergy with Trevor Lawrence is hard to ignore, but what about Alvin Kamara's impressive return post-suspension? And as Jerome Ford fills in the cleats for Nick Chubb, the looming 49ers' defense casts a sizable shadow on his prospects. Meanwhile, Kyle Pitts' roller-coaster season presents more questions than answers for fantasy owners.

From Dak Prescott's chance at a stellar showing to Jared Goff's road-game dilemma against the mighty Bucs, this week offers a mixed bag of opportunities and challenges. With FanBuzz on your sideline, you can navigate the intricacies of Week 6 with confidence. Let's unpack the most pivotal matchups and set the stage for your next win.

Faves: Who to Start in Fantasy Football Week 6

Christian Kirk vs. Indianapolis Colts (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS)

Kirk has consistently shown up as a solid WR2 since Week 1. His chemistry with Trevor Lawrence, which began last year, continues to flourish. Expect Kirk to maintain a central role in the passing game this week.

Jordan Addison @ Chicago Bears (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX)

Addison is primed to take center stage following Justin Jefferson getting sidelined on the IR. Within a high-octane passing offense, Addison is set to see a significant increase in both snap count and usage. He's our top play this week.

Alvin Kamara @ Houston Texans (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX)

Kamara has put up solid numbers in his first two games post-suspension. The Texans' defense, though improved, continues to offer up points to opposing running backs. Kamara's pass-catching prowess positions him for a strong fantasy showing, regardless of the matchup.

James Cook vs. New York Giants (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC)

Despite last week's underwhelming stats, Cook faces a promising rebound opportunity against the struggling Giants' defense. The expected game script should work in Cook's favor, making him a solid starting choice.

Dak Prescott @ Los Angeles Chargers (Monday 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Prescott's fantasy season has had an unusual beginning marked by defensive-driven game scripts. However, this week, the Cowboys are up against a potent offense and less-than-stellar defense, presenting a prime opportunity for Prescott to put up significant numbers.

Fades: Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 6

Rachaad White vs. Detroit Lions (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX)

White delivered his strongest performance of the season before the bye week. Nevertheless, the Lions have consistently stifled opposing running backs. Given the challenging matchup, it might be smart to look elsewhere for your starting RB this week.

Jerome Ford vs. San Francisco 49ers (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX)

Ford has been reliable while stepping in for injured Nick Chubb, but he faces a daunting matchup. The 49ers defense has been formidable against the run, so it's advisable to consider other options this week if you have the depth. 

Michael Thomas @ Houston Texans (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX)

Thomas has seen significant targets this season, but a standout performance has eluded him. Given the lack of rhythm between Derek Carr and his receivers post-injury, it's safer to hold back on starting Saints' pass catchers outside of Chris Olave.

Kyle Pitts vs. Washington Commanders (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS)

You typically wouldn't bench a player after a great week, but Pitts has been inconsistent. The unpredictability of the Falcons' offense and Arthur Smith's use of key players makes starting Pitts a risky move. 

Jared Goff @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX)

Goff's fantasy trend is clear: He excels at home but struggles on the road. Facing the formidable Bucs defense in Tampa, it's best to keep Goff on your bench this week.

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