Start or Sit These IDP Players on Monday Night to Win Week 6 Fantasy
Going into the season people expected this to be a match-up of two teams fighting it out for the top of the AFC playoff picture. Things have not gone the way the Titans planned, but they are still 3-2 at the top of their division, and the Bills are 4-1 at the top of theirs.
This has the potential to be a shootout, but gives up plenty of IDP value to go with that offensive value. Let’s get into who we would start and sit this week!
1 Start or Sit These IDP Players on Monday Night to Win Week 6 Fantasy: Defensive Linemen
Jeffery Simmons – Tennessee Titans – Start
Simmons is a top 10 IL on the year, and that is higher in pure DT leagues. He does not have a good match-up, the Bills are in the bottom 10 with points allowed to defensive tackles, but I would still start him.
Ed Oliver & Star Lotulelei – Buffalo Bills – Start
Neither have done a lot on the year; Ed has 10 solos, 1 assist, and 3 TFL, while Star and 5 solos, 2 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 sacks. The Titans though have given up the 2nd most points to opposing defensive tackles this year. This is a good spot start for both, but even then expectations should be tempered.
2 Start or Sit These IDP Players on Monday Night to Win Week 6 Fantasy: Edge
Gregory Rousseau – Buffalo Bills – Start
Rousseau has had growing pains line any young player, but he already looks like a steal with the 30th pick in the 2021 draft. He has always been long on talent, but has worked hard to gain playing time and is making plays with it. Last week against Kansas City he not only had a sack and an interception (don’t count on that again), but showed very well against in the run and with containing the edge. He had 4 solos, 1 assist and 1 TFL to go with his big plays. Tennessee gives up the 2nd most points to opposing defensive ends, so he is a must start for me this week.
Harold Landry – Tennessee Titans – Start
Landry is once again playing in the 90s for snap share most weeks this season (like he did so many times last year). He is a top five edge so far this year and a must start.
Anyone Else – Both Teams – Sit
Landry is the only real Edge regularly seeing the field for Tennessee with Bud Dupree out, and none of them are worth starting. Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison are old veterans that see the field, with Carlos Basham Jr and AJ Epenesa are a rookie and second year player, respectively, for Buffalo. They with Rousseau are all in one big rotational mess and outside of Greg they have not done anything close to consistently. One or two may hit, but good luck figuring it out,
3 Start or Sit These IDP Players on Monday Night to Win Week 6 Fantasy: Linebackers
David Long Jr – Tennessee Titans – Start
David has been the guy in the middle for Tennessee since Week 2; he has proven himself enough that you may see him in the IDP waiver wire video tomorrow. Even with missing Week 1 and having not yet played in Week 6 he is a top 40 linebacker. I am starting him with confidence against the Titans who love to lean on the run game.
Tremaine Edmunds & Matt Milano – Buffalo Bills – Start
Tennessee gives up the 3rd most points to opposing linebackers this year and both players, when healthy, have hit 100 snap shares multiple times this season. Both are must starts for me for the week.
4 Start or Sit These IDP Players on Monday Night to Win Week 6 Fantasy: Defensive Backs
Cornerbacks – Tennessee Titans – Start
Janoris Jenkins will be one starter; the other is unclear with standout second year corner Krsitian Fulton injured and possibly out. Either way, whomever the two starters are I am comfortable starting. The Bills have given up the most points to opposing cornerbacks this year. They are great starts in CB required leagues, and fine DB3s in DB leagues.
Kevin Byard – Tennessee Titans – Start
The only healthy safety of note for Tennessee, Byard is a good one on top of it. Buffalo is middle of the road with points to safetys, but I would not sit Byard in this matchup. Week 3 on he has had at least 5 combined tackles in each game this year.
Taron Johnson – Buffalo Bills – Start
Taron has made a name for himself at the end of last year and start of this year playing nickelcorner for the Bills. He missed a game and is still CB 6 on the year. I am starting him in any CB required league I have him.
Tre’Davious White – Buffalo Bills – Sit
White is a good example of the “better in real life than for fantasy” player. He is agreat NFL cornerback, and a fine one for fantasy but not one you would seek out. I am sitting him unless desperate given the other Monday night options. Of his five games so far, only two had him go over three combined tackles.
Micah Hyde & Joradn Poyer – Buffalo Bills – Start
Not a great match-up, but both are high end starting fantasy safetys and you are not sitting them unless you have a better option. Heading into Monday it is unlikely that you still do, and I like both over Byrad if you have safetys for Monday night that you have to pick from.
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