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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 6: QB Josh McCown

By Luis Tirado Jr.
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets drops back for a pass in the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets drops back for a pass in the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 6 fantasy football, quarterback Josh McCown of the New York Jets is worth starting against the New England Patriots.

Week 6 for the New York Jets sure brings them an interesting matchup. They welcome the New England Patriots to MetLife Stadium with hopes of having the biggest upset of the week if everything goes according to plan. The Jets are currently riding a three-game win streak as the Patriots continue to win football games but barely are getting the job done like they used to in the past. Should fantasy football owners dare consider starting quarterback Josh McCown?

In the grand scheme of things, McCown is entering a high favorable matchup here. The Patriots used to be a dominant team in every aspect of the game but so far this season, their defense has been terrible.

The defense of the Patriots has allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for 300+ yards in every single game they’ve played in so far this season. This bodes well for McCown who is having a solid season for the Jets as he does well in managing the tempo of a game and even n the clutch, has done his part to have his team surprisingly win football games.

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This is a huge test for the Jets who will continue playing hard and with a sense of urgency to deliver one of the biggest upsets of their season. The offensive game plan of the Jets will more than likely revolve around airing it out considering that other teams before them did the same and were able to have success with it.

Fantasy football owners should consider starting McCown this week depending on if their main quarterback is on a bye/injured or if they want to take advantage of what should be a highly favorable matchup. Remember, the offense of the Jets as of late has been clicking on all cylinders so it’s not shocking to see the Jets actually have a shot at dominating the Patriots defense in that regard.

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Overall, start McCown and enjoy what could be the biggest news of the week should the Jets extend their win streak to four straight games. A win over the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots would be so big, it could give this young team some serious momentum as the season progresses.

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