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

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Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Branden Oliver (43) celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter against the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports


WR Markus Wheaton (PIT)

Wheaton was a bit of a disappointment for fantasy football owners last week, but owners in deeper league will want to keep him around for this week — possibly even in your starting line-up.

Wheaton’s best game of the season came against the Browns in Week 1 (six receptions for 97 yards on seven targets). Cleveland faces Pittsburgh again this week, giving Wheaton his best match-up sense opening week.

The Browns also coughed up 26 fantasy points to the previously invisible Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter last week.

RB Branden Oliver (SD) With Donald Brown exiting the game with a concussion, Oliver rushed 19 times for 114 yards with a touchdown and caught four passes for 68 yards with another score against a great Jets run defense.

A lot of fantasy football owners picked up Brown from the waiver wire this week, and may find themselves starting Brown in week 6, and for good reason. The Chargers running back will likely get the call again for San Diego who take on the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders just so happen to be allowing an average of 158 yards per game on the ground.

Intriguing, isn’t it?