Start or Sit Jordan Howard, Carlos Hyde, or Kenyan Drake in Week 6?

Should I Start Jordan Howard, Carlos Hyde, or Kenyan Drake in Week 6?

This year, for start-or-sit advice, I’ve decided to share my wife’s fantasy football “insight” with the world. We will be looking at some sticky fantasy football start or sit decisions each week, and each of us will tell you whether or not you should rock ’em or sock ’em. I will use mostly statistical analysis, with just a touch of gut feeling. Erin will use whatever thing she uses to tell you how each player’s name speaks to her.

First, A Quick Week 5 Recap:
Scoring System: 1 point for good advice, 0 points for neutral advice, -1 point for bad advice (Deciding if the outcome is good, neutral, or bad is 100% subjective and non-negotiable)

Fantasy Points (0.5 PPR)

Bryan (Start/Sit, Score) Erin (Start/Sit, Score)
James Conner 11.5 Sit,  0

Sit, 0

Derrick Henry

13.8 Start, +1 Start, +1

David Johnson

17.1 Start, +1 Sit, -1
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 2.3 Start, -1

Start, -1

Courtland Sutton 17.2 Start, +1

Start, +1

Mike Williams

10.4 Sit, 0 Sit, 0
Mecole Hardman 9.3 Sit, 0

Start, 0

Jarvis Landry

9.5 Start, 0 Sit,  0
Deebo Samuel 0.8 Start, -1

Start, -1

Week 5 Total

+1 -1
Season Total
+4
+2

 

Week 6 Picks:

Start or Sit Jordan Howard at Minnesota Vikings Week 6

Bryan’s Take: Howard has found the end zone in three straight weeks, and gets an opportunity to make it four in a row against a Vikings defense that has given up a whopping ONE rushing TD this year. This should be a pretty fun game to watch, I just don’t foresee a lot of running room for Howard. If the Eagles do run one in, I bet it’s a Miles Sanders vulture job because fantasy football is a cruel and wicked mistress. Sit Jordan Howard week 6.

Erin’s Take: This makes me think of Ron Howard, and picture Opie wearing a football helmet. And even though I think country boys can typically ball, I’m not getting that feeling from Jordan Howard this week. Sit Jordan Howard week 6.

 

Start or Sit Carlos Hyde at Kansas City Chiefs Week 6

Bryan’s Take: This was supposed to be Duke Johnson’s backfield. This was supposed to be his time to shine, and prove he’s not just a receiving back. Then, Carlos Hyde came in, and the Texans completely forgot they had just signed Duke Johnson.  The Texans will have to try to keep this from becoming a track meet. What better way to do that, then to feed Hyde 20 times again, and watch him plod his way to a respectable stat line? He won’t win your week, but it’s a safe play to start Carlos Hyde week 6.

Erin’s Take: I like him. “Carlos Hyde” sounds like a chic, trendy, designer brand. Coming soon to an outlet mall near you: The Touchdown Collection by Carlos Hyde. Start Carlos Hyde week 6.

 

Start or Sit Kenyan Drake vs. Washington Week 6

Bryan’s Take: To be blunt, I am not a fan of Kenyan Drake. Remember when he was a sleeper in 2017… 2018… 2019…  Drake has never done anything to earn the perennial hype, and this year he’s playing with what is arguably the worst squad ever to don orange and teal. However, it’s a big, fat, juicy matchup against a terrible Washington run defense, right? This is his week, right??  Will we witness Kenyan Drake’s 2019 breakout?! No, no we won’t. Look for another single digit fantasy day, and double digit excuses from Dolphins fans about his usage. Sit Kenyan Drake week 6.

Erin’s Take: I like it when people are named after places like cities, or even countries. It shows that their parents wanted to attach something personal and sentimental to their child. I’m sure Kenyan Drake is very special to his parents, and he’s probably a very special player. Start Kenyan Drake week 6.

 

Final Ranks

Bryan: Carlos Hyde > Jordan Howard > Kenyan Drake

Erin: Carlos Hyde > Kenyan Drake > Jordan Howard

 

Check back as we keep score on who made the best calls for week 6, and come back tomorrow for more of Bryan and Erin’s Week 6 start/sit calls.

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