Fantasy Football 2019: Start or sit for Week 6

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter during the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter during the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – SEPTEMBER 29: Jared Cook #87 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Chidobe Awuzie #24 of the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of a NFL game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 29, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Tight Ends

Start: Jared Cook, NO (vs. JAX)

While this may seem like a long shot, the tight end position is the thinnest it’s ever been in fantasy football. So up against the Jalen Ramsey-less Jacksonville defense, Cook could have another decent game. After back to back contests with six targets, he is slowly building a rapport with backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

He still managed to find the end zone last week even with Michael Thomas having 11 catches for 182 yards and two scores. The fact that he’s still getting consistent volume with that kind of wide receiver production is a great sign.

Cook had 10.1 points last week and look for him to build on his best performance of 2019 while eclipsing his projected 5.2 points this week against a Jacksonville defense that has struggled as of late.

Sit: Jimmy Graham, GB (vs. DET)

Graham had three catches on three targets for 41 yards against the Cowboys in Week 5. Even with star wide receiver Davante Adams out due to injury, Graham didn’t see more volume, which is not a good sign if you plan to start Graham week in and week out.

With Adams returning and the stingy Detroit defense coming off of their bye week, it’s a recipe for another dud on Graham’s part. I understand if you have to start him based on his quarterback and the overall shallowness of the position. But if you can, I’d look elsewhere this week as I anticipate another performance of under his projected 4.9 points.

A couple of replacements you could look for are: Gerald Everett, LAR (vs. SF), T.J. Hockenson, DET (vs. GB).