Who to start and who to sit? It’s the one question you need to answer right to do well in this crazy game of fantasy football. You won’t get it right every time. But at Bruno Boys, we help you work through those tougher decisions to make an informed and confident starting lineup.
Our Quarterback Starts and Sits look at the line that separates QB1s and QB2s. We will rarely cover studs, unless it’s a sit recommendation based on matchup or we want to make note of a significant angle in the Quick Hits section at the end. Injuries happen too, which affects other players’ fantasy outlook.
We also consider super flex and two-quarterback leagues, which have become increasingly popular. There are owners who need to know when it’s safe to put Jameis Winston into a lineup or when the stars align to start rookies Mac Jones or Justin Fields. Lastly, bye weeks are a factor now.
Here are the Week 6 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Start.
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At the beginning of the season, I classified Jalen Hurts as the poor man’s Lamar Jackson. Through five weeks, Jackson has 154 more passing yards and 85 more rushing yards than Philly’s starter. Hurts has one more rushing touchdown (3) and Jackson has one more passing touchdown (8); Jackson is averaging just 2.8 more fantasy points (30.8) than Hurts (28.0). They are No. 1 and 2 in quarterback rushing yards. Hurts ranks 7th overall in fantasy points while Jackson is 3rd. If you drafted him as your starter late in your fantasy draft, then you’ve reaped terrific value thus far.
So why would you want to sit him in Week 6, because he’s facing the Bucs? Hurts will always find a way to get his points, just like Lamar. If he has a bad day throwing the ball, he finds a way to make up for it on the ground. And if he’s doing well rushing the ball, those touchdowns typically score more than passing scores in most leagues.
Now, while Tampa has kept three of their last four opposing quarterbacks below 20 points, every single one of them have passed for multiple touchdowns and at least 275 yards. That’s a high floor for any opposing quarterback. Know too that Hurts will be the first QB the Bucs are facing this year who can run. Tonight’s game is gonna be fun.