Fantasy football Week 6 rankings: Who to start and sit

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Which big-name players should you bench this week? Who should be the first names in your lineup?

We’re one more fantasy game down, and we had another week of surprises, blowouts and injuries – all of which have shaken up the fantasy landscape. Let’s look ahead to Week 6’s set of matchups and pick out some players to start and some to avoid.

Start: Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins wideout Terrelle Pryor finally had his 2017 breakout in Week 4, when he hauled in three balls for 70 yards including a 44-yard score against the Kansas City Chiefs. Coming off two games before in which he’d only managed four catches and 50 yards combined, it was great to see the big receiver prove himself. The touchdown over Chiefs corner Marcus Peters was a prime example of why Washington snapped him up.

This offseason, after a tremendous season in Cleveland where he amassed over 75 catches, 1,000 yards and four touchdowns as a full-time receiver, the former quarterback penned an $8 million deal with Washington in free agency. A lot of expectations were put on Pryor after the departures of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, but so far he hasn’t lived up. He could change things with another big performance against the San Francisco 49ers this week.

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The Niners have given up eighth-most points to wide receivers so far this season, have allowed the seventh-most yards through the air, and are in the bottom 11 in points per game allowed. You can plug Pryor back into your lineups this week, and he may go off.