RBs to start in Week 6:
James White (vs. Jets): James White is seemingly a high floor PPR RB this season. White has become one of Tom Brady‘s favorite targets. He’s had 13+ points in three out of the five games played this season. White faces off against the division rival New York Jets who allow the 5th most points to opposing RBs.
Chris Thompson (vs. 49ers): Chris Thompson has been a nice spark in the Washington Redskins offense. Thompson disappointed in Week 4 with just 1.7 points but in Weeks 1-3 he totaled 72 points. Thompson looks to get back on track against a 49ers team that gives up the 3rd most points to RBs this season.
Under the Radar RBs:
Jerick McKinnon (vs. Packers): Everybody thought Latavius Murray would take the lead back role for the Minnesota Vikings after Dalvin Cook went down with injury but it was Jerick McKinnon who did. On Monday night McKinnon had 26.6 points against the Chicago Bears, and this week he faces a Green Bay Packers defense that allows the 13th most points to RBs.
Mike Gillislee (vs. Jets): After his three-touchdown performance in Week 1, Mike Gillislee has disappointed to say the least. Gillislee has scored just 26.1 points the last four weeks after his spectacular 22.5 point performance in Week 1. I believe Gillislee gets back into the end zone this week and gets a good amount of carries as the New England Patriots easily control the game against the Jets.
RBs to sit in Week 6:
Carlos Hyde (vs. Redskins): Carlos Hyde is seemingly going to get a lesser workload according to multiple reports. This past week we saw Hyde get just 8 carries for 11 yards against the Indianapolis Colts. If Hyde is going to be used less I especially don’t like him this week against the Redskins who allow the 4th least amount of points to RBs.
Any Giants RB (vs. Broncos): If you were excited about Wayne Gallman or Orleans Darkwa‘s performances in Week 5, I wouldn’t expect much from them in Week 6. Gallman seems to me to be the most talented back in the Giants’ backfield but he faces off with the Broncos who give up the least amount of points to opposing RBs and have yet to allow a rushing touchdown.