Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 6: WR Robby Anderson


Heading into Week 6 fantasy football, wide receiver Robby Anderson of the New York Jets is worth starting as a FLEX option thanks to a favorable matchup.

Week 6 brings an AFC East division game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets. Since they will be playing at MetLife Stadium, the Jets should put on their best performance of the season in front of the home crowd. For fantasy football owners, the offense of the Jets and its wide receiver corps all are entering favorable matchups. Due to this, is it worth starting wide receiver Robby Anderson?

In the grand scheme of things, the pass defense of the Patriots is one of the worst in the entire NFL. They can’t stop the pass which bodes well for the chances of the Jets to leave this match victorious and have some of their offensive players do well enough to warrant starting them this week in fantasy football.

Considering that quarterback Josh McCown continues to do well on a consistent basis means that he should be airing it out in this matchup. While wide receiver Jermaine Kearse will more than likely be his go-to target in this Week 6 matchup, Anderson should also see some passes coming his way.

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Anderson is all about speed, solid route-running, and making big plays. Since he didn’t do much of anything last week against the Cleveland Browns, this could be the game he finally breaks out in.

If the Jets can get a big game out of him and his partner in crime Kearse, they will stun the football world by beating the Patriots to extend their win streak to four consecutive games.

Even though he’s a decent receiver, Anderson isn’t worth starting as a WR2 and is nowhere near the status of a WR1. If anything, he’s a good FLEX option if you’re looking for a potential sleeper here and that’s only if Kearse is unavailable.

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Only as a FLEX option does Anderson make sense as that would be the best position to start him in. He will more than likely see a lot of deep passing plays as well as score a touchdown or two against the Super Bowl defending champs.