Fantasy Football: Week Six Staff Must Start, Must Sit and Sleeper Picks

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Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) talks with wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) during a time out against the Denver Broncos at AT

Matt Wincherauk:

Must Start Player: Dez Bryant (WR) Dallas Cowboys

Keep airing that ball out Tony! Dez Bryant had another very good fantasy game last week versus the Broncos, as he continues to make up for his slow start with 141 yards and two touchdowns to his credit. This week he’s going up against a very weak secondary, and a very weak defense in general in the New York Giants, so I don’t expect Bryant to slow down anytime soon. With Jason Witten once again opening up shop down the middle of the field, it makes teams have to respect that, and makes it tougher to double Bryant, especially with Terrance Williams on the other side making huge plays as well. Dez Bryant was most likely one of the first two or three wide receivers picked in your league, and he’s really starting to live up to the hype that he had over the summer.

Must Sit Player: Fred Jackson (RB) Buffalo Bills

In reality this should be both Bills running backs, but I’ll just keep it at Fred Jackson for now. The Bengals have a really, really good defense, and caused major disruption last week against the Patriots running game, and part of this was due to the pressure of Geno Atkins. Jackson has been one of the better backs this year, but he’s going to have troubles going against a seriously tough go of it against that front. Spiller will also probably have some struggles, but as we saw last Thursday, there is always the chance of him breaking a big run, so for right now, just sit Jackson.

Sleeper Pick: Justin Blackmon (WR) Jacksonville Jaguars

Maybe Justin Blackmon will turn into the player that we all thought he would after all. Blackmon came back last week after serving his four game suspension that he received in the offseason, and immediately made a huge impact. 136 yards and a touchdown on a 67 yard deep ball is nothing to laugh at. Blackmon has been miraculously able to get production out of both Gabbert and Henne, and should have a pretty good day against the secondary that got torched all day last week against the Cowboys. He’s not a must play because of the quarterback situation he finds himself in, but he’s definitely a very good option if you need a flex start this week.