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Sit Robby Anderson in favor of these WR pivots with better matchups in Week 6

Sit Robby Anderson, and pivot to these wide receivers with better matchups in Week 6.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) runs against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

With three games over 100 yards, and another one with 99, Robby Anderson has become one of the most reliable week to week options in fantasy football. However, this week with a game against the Bears on the scheduled for Sunday, you should consider leaving him on the bench.

The Sit: Panthers WR Robby Anderson

Anderson has done almost everything you ask for in a fantasy starter, except for touchdowns. No defense in the NFL has been better than Chicago when it comes to keeping opposing receivers out of the end zone, allowing just one passing touchdown all season so far. They aren’t giving up much in the way of receiving yards either; only one team has topped 250. Last week, they held Bucs WR Mike Evans to just 41 yards.

The Starts: Christian Kirk, Keelan Cole Sr., Brandin Cooks

Kirk looks like he’s starting to come on, finally this season, with a 78-yard day last week. He’s got a great chance to build on that game this week against the Cowboys, a team that’s bleeding points to wide receivers.

Opposing receivers are also banking points against the Detroit Lions, with units averaging over 180 yards per game and 1.5 touchdowns. That’s where Jaguars receiver Keenan Cole finds himself this week. Detroit will likely have to focus on D.J. Chark, leaving more space for Cole to work.

The Texans offense is free to put up points now that head coach Bill O’Brien is gone. You saw that last week with the team leaning hard on play action. That worked out well for Brandin Cooks, who rolled up 161 yards and a touchdown against the Jaguars. He’ll have a tougher matchup this week against the Titans, but we know now that the Texans are going to lean on Deshaun Watson passing to win game going forward.