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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 6: RB Isaiah Crowell

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 07: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Denver Broncos during the first half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 07: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Denver Broncos during the first half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 6 fantasy football, New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell is a must-sit due to dealing with an injury all week long in team practice.

In Week 6 at home in MetLife Stadium, the New York Jets host the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets are coming off a big win against the Denver Broncos in which running back Isaiah Crowell put on an absolute clinic of a show. Can he replicate such results in Week 6 fantasy football?

In the grand scheme of things, no. Crowell is, unfortunately, dealing with an ankle injury he suffered in Jets practice earlier in the week. He’s been limited all week long and it doesn’t bode well for gameday. That’s not good news at all when it comes to a running back, especially Crowell who is coming off a franchise record-setting game last week.

In Week 5, Crowell totaled 219 rushing yards, 15 rushes, and scored a touchdown. Head coach Todd Bowles is expected to make Crowell a game-time decision on Sunday but either way, fantasy football owners shouldn’t trust him this week as a starting option.

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Running backs that are dealing with an ankle injury should immediately prompt sitting them out for the week in starting lineups. There is a chance Crowell might not play at all in this Week 6 matchup or could be limited in the number of reps he gets.

Sit Crowell this week and if anything, those of you that own running back Bilal Powell would be wise to start him in his place. Powell is healthy and has yet to score a rushing touchdown this season.

All signs point to the Jets either sitting Crowell out completely on Sunday or just give the bulk of reps to Powell to get the job done. The Jets win football games when they run and commit to ground game as one better believe they’ll be a lot of rushing attempts against the Colts. It just won’t be to Crowell until he’s fully healed up from his ankle injury.

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