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2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Running backs

2021 Fantasy Football, Running backs, Devonta Booker, Darrell Henderson Jr., Miles Sanders

The running back position is one to keep an eye on this week. It’s time to continue our fantasy series with a fantasy football Week 6 running backs start ’em sit ’em evaluation.

Many running backs are banged up or returning from injury for Week 6. Fantasy football players need to keep an eye on the backups who are set to replace the starters.

*Additionally, here are ClutchPoints’ start ’em sit ’em recommendations at tight end, quarterback, and wide receiver*

Let’s take a look at who should start and who should sit for Week 6.

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Fantasy Football Week 6 Running Backs Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

Start ‘Em

Darrell Henderson Jr. – Los Angeles Rams

Henderson is starting to find his place on the Rams. He is always in the game but the addition to Sony Michel hurts his value a little. He is a candidate to have a breakout game this week against the NY Giants.

He’s been a steady rusher this season but the Giants are not a good team right now. They currently rank 26th against running backs, so Henderson should produce huge numbers this week.

Devontae Booker – New York Giants

Saquon Barkley left the game against the Cowboys with an injury. Booker came right in and played like a veteran. He scored twice in the loss to Dallas but assured himself as a fantasy football sleeper going forward.

Booker should get a ton of reps against the Rams even though they are a difficult opponent, especially on defense. The Rams rank 16th against the run. The Giants are in a tough place on both sides of the ball and are dealing with injuries all over. One thing is for sure though, Booker should lead the team in carries.

Darrel Williams – Kansas City Chiefs

Williams is another strong candidate to play well this week. The Chiefs’ starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on injured reserve, so Williams will get the majority of touches this week.

Williams will go against the Washington Football Team defense, who are ranked 19th against the run. Williams will more than likely catch passes from Mahomes, as the passing game will be heavily utilized without Edwards-Helaire.

Sit ‘Em

Miles Sanders – Philadelphia Eagles 

So far this season Sanders is underperforming. Sanders is on a majority of fantasy football rosters but should be on the bench for now. The Penn State Alum is still looking for the endzone this year.

The Eagles will face the defending champs on Thursday night. The Bucs rank 13th against the run, so it won’t be an easy matchup for Sanders. He’ll likely continue his poor play and should remain on the bench unless bye weeks force you to start him.

Melvin Gordon III – Denver Broncos

Gordon was on this list last week. He is not getting consistent touches with rookie Javonte Williams playing at his level. Gordon remains a sketchy starter for many fantasy football teams.

He faces a struggling Raiders defense this week. An AFC West rivalry will hype up the atmosphere, but that shouldn’t favor Gordon in any way. He has finished with a combined 15 fantasy football points in the past two weeks. Keep him on the bench unless he proves his value again.

Devin Singletary – Buffalo Bills

The Bills are playing extremely well on offense. Singletary is their starting back but seemed to have lost his role to Zach Moss. Moss is earning more reps and is likely to continue his run. With Allen at QB, they don’t focus on the run as much, and even Allen runs quite a few times a game.

Singletary can find the endzone any game with how good the Bills are playing. It just seems like Moss is the favorite right now, so Singletary should be on the bench until he becomes the dominant back.