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We have been consistently banking on Jalen Hurts, whose rushing stats have kept his numbers solid even during poor passing weeks. Here's to sticking with that plan Thursday night as the Eagles face the Buccaneers. That makes Hurts again an easier lineup decision for Week 6, but others aren't so simple.

Jamey Eisenberg has his Week 6 Start and Sit calls for QB here, whether you need an injury or bye-week replacement or are just streaming the matchups. And don't forget to check out Heath Cummings' quarterback preview for more help with matchup notes, Week 6 numbers to know and more. 

START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Quarterbacks
Start 'Em
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PHI Philadelphia • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TB TB -6.5 O/U 52.5
OPP VS QB
26th
PROJ PTS
21.6
QB RNK
5th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1365
RUYDS
256
TD
10
INT
3
FPTS/G
27.2
I'm not sure what more Hurts has to do to gain your trust, but he's only started in 60 percent of leagues on CBS Sports. He's scored at least 21 Fantasy points in every game this year, including two outings with at least 31 points, and he's been great with his rushing production with an average of 51.2 yards per game on the ground. This week he's facing a Tampa Bay defense that has allowed an average of 25.2 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and I expect Hurts to be above that number. He has top-five upside in this matchup Thursday night.
LAR L.A. Rams • #9
Age: 33 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG LAR -10.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
25th
PROJ PTS
22.9
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1587
RUYDS
14
TD
12
INT
3
FPTS/G
26.3
Stafford scored fewer than 20 Fantasy points for the first time all year in Week 5 at Seattle, but he passed for a season-high 365 yards in that outing. He should get back on track with his Fantasy production this week against the Giants, who allow an average of 24.8 Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year. Stafford finally got Robert Woods going against the Seahawks, and this Rams passing attack might be unstoppable if Woods, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Higbee and Co. are all clicking in the same game.
CIN Cincinnati • #9
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET CIN -3.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
12th
PROJ PTS
23.5
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1269
RUYDS
24
TD
11
INT
6
FPTS/G
21.8
Thankfully, Burrow is fine despite hurting his neck in Week 5 against Green Bay, and hopefully he continues his recent stretch of quality Fantasy production this week against Detroit. He's scored at least 22 Fantasy points in three games in a row, and he's reached that mark four times in five outings this year. He's been at 32 pass attempts or more in each of the past two games, and we like it when his volume is high. The Lions have only allowed three quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points this season and just held Kirk Cousins to 15 Fantasy points, but I like Burrow as a low-end starter in this matchup. It will be hard for Detroit to slow down Burrow's trio of top-tier receivers this week.
WAS Washington • #4
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -7 O/U 55.5
OPP VS QB
31st
PROJ PTS
20.6
QB RNK
12th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1208
RUYDS
127
TD
9
INT
5
FPTS/G
21.2
Heinicke has a dream matchup against the Chiefs, who have allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks since Week 1. Four quarterbacks (Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Hurts and Josh Allen) have scored at least 31 Fantasy points against Kansas City, and the Chiefs have allowed 10 total touchdowns with no turnovers from a quarterback in their past three games. Heinicke has scored at least 23 Fantasy points in three of his past four games, and he should be considered a low-end starter in all leagues this week.
Sleepers
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JAC Jacksonville • #16
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA MIA -3.5 O/U 47
OPP VS QB
29th
PROJ PTS
16.4
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1146
RUYDS
110
TD
8
INT
8
FPTS/G
17
Lawrence took advantage of a great matchup in Week 5 against Tennessee with 22 Fantasy points, and he has another quality matchup in Week 6 against Miami in London. The Dolphins are No. 3 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, and the last three quarterbacks against them (Derek Carr, Carson Wentz and Tom Brady) have combined for 1,025 passing yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Lawrence is a borderline starter in all leagues this week.
DEN Denver • #5
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LV DEN -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
20.3
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1180
RUYDS
57
TD
7
INT
1
FPTS/G
18.6
Bridgewater more than held up against the Steelers in Week 5 when he scored 22 Fantasy points, and he now has at least 22 points in three of four complete games this year. His best games have come when he's had at least 34 pass attempts, and he should be able to throw on the Raiders in Week 6. He's not a must-start Fantasy quarterback this week, but he's a decent replacement option for Russell Wilson (finger) if you need some help.
IND Indianapolis • #2
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU IND -9.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
18th
PROJ PTS
22.9
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1322
RUYDS
73
TD
7
INT
1
FPTS/G
19.6
Wentz played great in Week 5 at Baltimore with 402 passing yards and two touchdowns, although he lost a fumble. He's now scored at least 21 Fantasy points in back-to-back games, and he should have the chance for another positive outing in Week 6 against the Texans. Houston has allowed three of five quarterbacks this year to score at least 25 Fantasy points, including Lawrence, Sam Darnold and Allen. Wentz is a good streaming option in all leagues.
PIT Pittsburgh • #7
Age: 39 • Experience: 18 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA PIT -5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
20th
PROJ PTS
18.5
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1286
RUYDS
9
TD
6
INT
4
FPTS/G
15.3
Roethlisberger just had his best game of the season in Week 5 against Denver with 20 Fantasy points, and he has a good matchup in Week 6 against Seattle. Hopefully he can take advantage of this defense, even without JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder), who is out for the rest of the season. It's tough to trust Roethlisberger in anything but deeper leagues, but hopefully last week's outing against the Broncos is the start of some positive performances for him this year. And Seattle has allowed four quarterbacks in a row to pass for at least 322 yards, while three quarterbacks have scored at least 22 Fantasy points against the Seahawks this year.
Sit 'Em
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TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -5.5 O/U 54
OPP VS QB
1st
PROJ PTS
16.2
QB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1251
RUYDS
130
TD
7
INT
3
FPTS/G
18.9
We'll see if Julio Jones (hamstring) can return this week, but even if he's back it should be tough for Tannehill to have success against the Bills. Buffalo is No. 1 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks at 11.4 per game. The Bills have allowed five passing touchdowns with nine interceptions, and Tannehill has been held to 19 Fantasy points or less in all but one game this year. He's a questionable starter even in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
CHI Chicago • #1
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -4.5 O/U 45
OPP VS QB
19th
PROJ PTS
14.2
QB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
PAYDS
458
RUYDS
59
TD
2
INT
2
FPTS/G
6.4
Fields might benefit with a negative game script for the Bears if the Packers are playing with a big lead, forcing him to throw and play free. He's only scored a combined 28 Fantasy points on the season, with one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. We're waiting for him to rely on his legs more, and that could be an issue in Week 6 since he banged up his knee in Week 5 at Las Vegas. The Packers do allow an average of 23.8 Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and are beat up on defense, but Fields has to prove himself before Fantasy managers can trust him, even in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DEN DEN -3.5 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
2nd
PROJ PTS
17.7
QB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1605
RUYDS
29
TD
8
INT
4
FPTS/G
21.4
Carr went from a reliable Fantasy quarterback to a questionable option the past two games against the Chargers and Bears when he combined for just 24 Fantasy points. This was after he scored at least 25 Fantasy points in each of his first three games. The Broncos have yet to allow more than 22 Fantasy points to any quarterback this year, including matchups with Daniel Jones, Lamar Jackson and Roethlisberger. And Carr only has four touchdowns in his past five meetings with Denver going back to 2018. He's only worth starting in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
CLE Cleveland • #6
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI CLE -3 O/U 49.5
OPP VS QB
8th
PROJ PTS
17.2
QB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1240
RUYDS
67
TD
5
INT
2
FPTS/G
17.5
Mayfield just had his best Fantasy outing of the season in Week 5 at the Chargers with 26 points. Prior to that, he's been at 19 Fantasy points or less in each of his first four games. The Cardinals allow an average of just 18.0 Fantasy points per game this year, and only Kirk Cousins in Week 2 and Stafford in Week 4 have been over that number. The Browns will likely go back to relying on Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in this matchup, and Mayfield is only worth using in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
Bust Alert
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MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR MIN -1 O/U 46
OPP VS QB
13th
PROJ PTS
19.5
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1396
RUYDS
41
TD
10
INT
2
FPTS/G
23.2
Cousins now has two bad Fantasy outings in a row after he scored 12 points in Week 4 against Cleveland and 15 points in Week 5 against Detroit. We'll see if he can get back on track this week against the Panthers, but I would only start him in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. The Panthers have been stingy against opposing quarterbacks, with only Dak Prescott scoring more than 22 Fantasy points against Carolina. Aside from Prescott, opposing quarterbacks have three touchdowns and four interceptions against the Panthers, including Jameis Winston and Hurts. I hope Cousins snaps out of his two-game scoring funk this week, but I wouldn't be surprised if he has another down outing against this defense.