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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 6

Cam Newton will help out fantasy owners against a weak Vikings defense. (Getty Images)

The regular season is almost halfway done for fantasy owners and Week 6 could make or break your season if you are below .500. Below are some players who will make great production against their opponents in the sixth week of the season.

Start ‘Em

Cam Newton (vs. Minnesota): Newton struggled with multiple picks and a fumble in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, but he was also limited with points based on a dropped touchdown pass and a couple other drops that would have led to big gains. The Vikings are second worst against the QB in fantasy, so expect Cam to come up with a huge outing.

Danny Woodhead (vs. Indianapolis): Woodhead will likely be the starter if Ryan Mathews remains out with a concussion, so expect to see the small runner on passing downs and running downs. He will have to put a lot of runs and catches to be a solid fixture against a tough Colts run defense.

Danny Amendola (vs. New Orleans): The Patriots have not had a big offensive attack this season, but with Rob Gronkowski due to be back, it is time for Tom Brady to bust out in a big way. Amendola will be a huge option to convert the big plays.

Greg Olsen (vs. Minnesota): Olsen did well against a tough Cardinals team last week, so expect the tight end to get open more frequently against the Vikings. Maybe even score a touchdown.

Alex Henery (vs. Tampa Bay): Kickers have scored at least 10 points against the Buccaneers this season. With Nick Foles getting the start, it might be a big day for Henery in the red zone.

Houston DEF (vs. St. Louis)The Houston defense has lost three straight contests and that can only mean that J.J. Watt needs to get going even stronger. This could be a long day for Sam Bradford and Co.

Sit ‘Em

Matt Schaub (vs. St. Louis): Schaub should be avoided until he rights the ship. With Owen Daniels out, it may be tough for him to move the ball through the air so expect him to sit on your bench for the next couple weeks.

Chris Johnson (vs. Seattle): The Titans are going to be at Seattle this week and every single player on Tennessee should be avoided. The Seahawks defense is incredible at home, so don’t expect too much for CJ2K.

Anquan Boldin (vs. Arizona): Patrick Peterson has held most No. 1 receivers in check this season, so it might be a long day for Boldin in this Week 6 matchup.

Brandon Pettigrew (vs. Cleveland): Pettigrew has had some great games the last two weeks for PPR leagues, but expect a real drop with this contest against the Browns. The Cleveland defense is tough and has allowed a mere four fantasy points each week to TEs.

Sebastian Janikowski (vs. Kansas City): The Chiefs finally are showing a great defensive effort and Janikowski struggles on the road. I guess that means a tough day for the Raiders kicker?

Saints DEF (vs. New England): This game will be a high-scoring affair and the Saints defense will have trouble causing turnovers against a New England team that is looking to get back in the W column.

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