Fantasy Football Week 6 Strategy Guide: Start, Sit, Sleepers

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Sep 21, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 33-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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RB Giovani Bernard (CIN)

Giovani Bernard has been one of the few consistent producers at the running back position so far in 2014, at least by fantasy football standards. He has also done a terrific job of staying healthy, something not a lot of players have managed to do this year. In week 6 the Bengals and Bernard face the Carolina Panthers.

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While the Panthers defense was once thought to be the No. 1 defense in the NFL entering 2014, they have slowly fallen from those ranks. So far in 2014 the Panthers have allowed 289 yards and three receiving touchdowns to the running back position. 105 yards and one of those scores were to Forte last week.

This week the Panthers face Bernard who is looking to have the same success as Forte. Last week Bernard saw just three passes thrown in his direction vs. the New England Patriots, expect a lot more this week.

To top it off, the Panthers are allowing a league high, 5.4 yards per carry in 2014.

RB Andre Williams (NYG)

Another New Yorker makes our fantasy football, start ’em, list. This time it’s running back Andre Williams. Williams take on the Philadelphia Eagles weakened defense in week 6. Injuries have plagued the Philly D, which allowed 5.4 YPC to the Rams in week 5.

Williams has excelled before in place of the also injured Rashad Jennings, and should have a great shot at showing what he’s got this week.