Having trouble with those lineup decisions and best DFS price choices for Week 6? Don’t worry, the Decider is back again with his midweek dose of recommended players to play and avoid based on matchups and other factors. As always, other tips about waiver wire claims, sleepers and busts, and potential injury concerns will be included in order to help fantasy owners make the difficult start 'em, sit 'em decisions for Week 6.

This week, we particularly like the members of the Bucs-Falcons game, as Jameis Winston and Matt Ryan could be involved in a big-time shootout as the two battle for offensive supremacy. Elsewhere, there are some players to be wary of and notable, LeSean McCoy seems to be in position to bust. Let's dive into this week's picks. And for more Week 6 analysis, check out our preview podcast.

Week 6 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em: Quarterbacks

Regular starts

Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs. SF), Tom Brady, Patriots (vs. KC), Deshaun Watson, Texans (vs. BUF), Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (at Patriots), Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (at CIN), Cam Newton, Panthers (at WAS)

Stronger starts

Matt Ryan, Falcons (vs. TB). He’s the new Big Ben, as he’s not a regular on the road if you have potentially better options, but he's golden at home -- especially against the pass-porous Buccaneers.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks (vs. OAK). Wilson had a good rebound game with his remixed receiving corps and backfield. He can throw his way to nice all-around numbers again in London.

Andy Dalton, Bengals (vs. PIT). He got tripped up last week and will need to put the ball up more against a weak Steelers secondary in what should be a high-scoring duel with Big Ben.

Jared Goff, Rams (at DEN). The Broncos’ defense is no longer intimidating, and after getting ripped by the Jets on the ground, it will do everything it can to stop Todd Gurley. That will open up everything else for Goff, and his banged-up receivers look like they might all play.

Kirk Cousins, Vikings (vs. ARI). The matchup suggests running more, but Minnesota isn’t equipped to do that and will keep trusting Cousins to chuck to his wideouts and tight end.

Jameis Winston, Buccaneers (at ATL). He returns to the lineup with a beautiful spot to channel some of Fitzmagic’s amazing early production.

Andrew Luck, Colts (at NYJ). The Jets tend to give up a lot passing despite a talented back end because of their limited pass rush. Luck can at least duplicate what lesser QBs have done to the defense.

Two deep: Baker Mayfield, Browns (vs. LAC), C.J. Beathard, 49ers (at GB)

Fantasy Football Week 6 Sit 'Em: Quarterbacks

Weaker starts

Philip Rivers, Chargers (at CLE). Rivers has been steady for a change with five consecutive highly productive games to open the season, but the Browns, save for the Raiders game, are more stifling against the pass than the run. Rivers may have his first sub 20-point game of the season.

Blake Bortles, Jaguars (at DAL). He’s not as good on the road, as we saw in the cake Chiefs matchup last week, and the Cowboys’ pass rush and secondary is way better.

Joe Flacco, Ravens (at TEN). He got the volume in Cleveland and still didn’t deliver. That one-dimensional approach won’t work against another good pass-rushing team on the road.

Derek Carr, Raiders (vs. SEA). In theory, the Seahawks’ secondary has some holes he can exploit, but he’ll end up getting more dents than good plays across the pond.

Three deep: Mitchell Trubisky, Bears (at MIA), Alex Smith, Redskins (vs. CAR), Case Keenum, Broncos (vs. LAR)

​WEEK 6 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings

Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em: Running backs

Regular starts

Todd Gurley, Rams (at DEN), Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (vs. JAX), David Johnson, Cardinals (at MIN), Christian McCaffrey, Panthers (at WAS), Saquon Barkley, Giants (vs. PHI), Melvin Gordon, Chargers (at CLE), Kareem Hunt, Chiefs (at NE), Joe Mixon, Bengals (vs. PIT), Sony Michel and James White, Patriots (vs. KC), T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars (at DAL), James Conner, Steelers (vs. CIN), Jordan Howard, Bears (at MIA)

Stronger starts

Tevin Coleman, Falcons (vs. TB). It doesn't look good for Devonta Freeman to play with his knee injury and the Bucs have given up a lot of receiving production to backs so Coleman can get it done even if Ito Smith would cut into the power and red zone touches.

Lamar Miller or Alfred Blue, Texans (vs. BUF). The reason you drafted Miller was volume, and Blue came through with that filling in for him last week. Whoever plays against the Bills needs decent work to not keep throwing Watson at a tough pass defense.

Marshawn Lynch, Raiders (vs. SEA). It’s London and it’s a revenge game. Beast Mode will get his Skittles running even harder than he usually does with a short score in close after last week’s Carr throwing at the goal line misstep.

Chris Carson and Mike Davis, Seahawks (at OAK). Whoa, Seattle has a legitimate running game y’all and two viable backs not named Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise!

Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell, Jets (vs. IND). The Colts are subpar against the run, and there will be some room to gain some yardage and a score, although it’s impossible to expect this duo to repeat the Broncos’ performance.

Royce Freeman, Broncos (vs. LAR). The Rams still struggle against power rushing attacks, and he’ll be the preferred producer over Phillip Lindsay.

Three deep: Corey Clement, Eagles (vs. NYG), Aaron Jones, Packers (vs. SF), Ronald Jones, Buccaneers (at ATL)

Fantasy Football Week 6 Sit 'Em: Running backs

Weaker starts

Carlos Hyde, Browns (vs. LAC). The Chargers have been pretty decent against the run, as teams have trailed them and needed to throw more.

Phillip Lindsay, Broncos (vs. LAR). The Rams have really contained change-of-pace, receiving-type backs all season.

Alex Collins and Buck Allen, Ravens (at TEN). Until John Harbaugh and Marty Mornhinweg lets one guy or another get most snaps and consistent situational touches, this is a situation to avoid.

Kenyan Drake, Dolphins (vs. CHI). Gotta hate the Drake again, as he’ll find no hotline bling against the Bears defense.

LeSean McCoy, Bills (at HOU). He did pretty OK last week, but now we have to hope he gets dealt to the Eagles.

Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry, Titans (vs. BAL). They’ve gone from exotic smashmouth to empty silence.

Three deep: Alfred Morris, 49ers (at GB), Latavius Murray, Vikings (vs. ARI), all Redskins (vs. CAR).

WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end

Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em: Wide receivers

Regular starts

Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers (at CIN), DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, Texans (vs. BUF), Julio Jones, Falcons (vs. TB), Odell Beckham Jr., Giants (vs. PHI), Davante Adams, Packers (vs. SF), A.J. Green, Bengals (vs PIT), Keenan Allen, Chargers (at CLE), Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, Vikings (vs. ARI), Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (at NE), Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, Rams (if healthy at DEN), Jarvis Landry, Browns (vs. LAC), Alshon Jeffery, Eagles (at NYG), Mike Evans, Buccaneers (at ATL), Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman, Patriots (vs. KC), Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos (vs. LAR), T.Y. Hilton, Colts (if he plays, at NYJ)

Stronger starts

Allen Robinson, Bears (at MIA). He scored in Week 4 for his new team, and even with Xavien Howard, the Dolphins are struggling with No. 1 outside receivers most.

Mike Williams, Chargers (at CLE). He’s due to find the end zone here.

Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley, Falcons (vs. TB). Julio Jones probably will have a big yardage game, but these guys are most likely to get the TDs per usual.

DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers (at ATL). He’ll miss the Fitzmagic chemstiry, but he’s playing well and Winston should see him open often.

Tyler Boyd, Bengals (vs. PIT). Fantasy’s hottest new slot machine comes up cherries against this defense.

Sammy Watkins, Chiefs (at NE). Figure that the Patriots will look to take away Hill first, which should help Watkins torch their secondary.

Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (at OAK). He’s looking more like a regular play with his full-speed playmaking.

Three deep: Jamison Crowder, Redskins (vs. CAR), Antonio Callaway, Browns (vs. LAC), Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. LAR).

Fantasy Football Week 6 Sit 'Em: Wide receivers

Weaker starts

John Brown, Ravens (at TEN). The secret’s out that if you contain Brown and the big play, the Ravens’ passing game doesn’t fare as well.

Corey Davis, Titans (vs. BAL). He’ll get some tight coverage on either side.

Robby Anderson, Jets (vs. IND). There will be no fluky home run plays to be had here.

Taylor Gabriel, Bears (at MIA). Don’t go chase the Bucs’ box score because the Dolphins are built to bottle him up.

Keke Coutee, Texans (vs. BUF). The Bills contain No. 1s and No. 3s best. Coutee is now the No. 2 in Houston.

Devin Funchess, Panthers (at WAS). He’s not looking good in Norv Turner’s offense, and now there’s a lot more competition for targets.

Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk, Cardinals (at MIN). Xavier Rhodes is playing well again, and it’s hard to trust Josh Rosen on the road.

Three deep: All Jaguars (at DAL), all Dolphins (vs. CHI), all 49ers (at GB).

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Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em: Tight ends

Regular starts

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots (vs. KC), Travis Kelce, Chiefs (at NE), Zach Ertz, Eagles (at NYG), Jimmy Graham, Packers (vs. SF), Eric Ebron, Colts (at NYJ)

Stronger starts

George Kittle, 49ers (at GB). He’ll keep it going with Beathard against a Packers’ poor inside coverage.

Kyle Rudolph, Vikings (vs. ARI). He will pop back into the end zone for Cousins at home with about 50 receiving yards, too.

Jordan Reed, Redskins (vs. CAR). Reed will get an overcorrection of targets as Washington should attack the Panthers in the middle of the field.

Austin Hooper, Falcons (vs. TB). The Bucs have been destroyed by the position and won’t suddenly get much better after the bye.

Cameron Brate, Buccaneers (at ATL). There’s Winston, there’s no O.J. Howard, and there’s no top Falcons’ linebackers or safeties left standing, aligning for him to score in a third straight game.

Two deep: C.J. Uzomah, Bengals (vs. PIT), Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (vs. CHI).

Fantasy Football Week 6 Sit 'Em: Tight ends

Weaker starts

Trey Burton, Bears (at MIA). The Dolphins have been sneaky good in covering tight ends, and it’s because of stud rookie Minkah Fizpatrick, who has the athleticism to stay with Burton.

Jared Cook, Raiders (vs. SEA). The Seahawks are still cleaning up well against the position.

David Njoku, Browns (vs. LAC). The Chargers shut down Cook last week because of their fine coverage at linebacker and safety.

Greg Olsen, Panthers (at WAS). If he’s able to return from the foot injury early, the matchup still stinks and it’s a big risk.

Two deep: All Ravens (at TEN), Geoff Swaim, Cowboys (vs. JAX).

WEEK 6 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings

Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em: Defense/special teams

Regular starts

Jaguars (at DAL), Rams (at DEN), Bears (at MIN), Vikings (vs. ARI), Ravens (at TEN)

Stronger starts

Texans (vs. BUF). Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt feast again at home vs. Josh Allen.

Seahawks (at OAK). Carr is bound to make a big mistake (or two...or three).

Packers (vs. SF). They will get some sacks and takeaways after Aaron Rodgers takes them to a big lead.

Bills (at HOU). Buffalo consistently gets sacks, and the Texans consistently give them up.

Jets (vs. IND). The Colts are intriguing, too, but New York gets the edge at home.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Sit 'Em: Defense/special teams

Weaker starts

Panthers (at WAS). Carolina is just not as good on the road defensively and the Redskins will protect the ball a lot better than Monday night.

Browns (vs. LAC). The Chargers have been too electric on offense to go here.

Steelers (at CIN). You can go to parking them after that Week 5 anomaly at home.

Titans (vs. BAL). You could do a lot worse but it’s hard to trust the Titans after not coming through against the Bills.