Steelers fantasy football: Players to start or sit in Week 6
Verdict: Start ’em
Baker Mayfield may be one of the most frustrating quarterbacks to watch on Sunday, as he shifts from throwing interceptions to absolute dimes seemingly every other play. He is a fiery competitor that isn’t afraid to take risks, and while that can work for him sometimes, it has also led to a high number of turnovers early in his career. While those turnovers are likely to continue against the Steelers defense, he has a chance to score more and get some big plays as well.
It has become clear that the Steelers secondary has regressed from last season. The corners are struggling to consistently cover, and the safeties have given up some plays over the middle. Worse yet, the Steelers are especially bad on deep routes. Considering the talent that Beckham and Landry have to win deep, this weakness could be exposed by Mayfield and the Browns. In what looks like it will be a high scoring game, the Steelers secondary needs to tighten up, or else they could easily be the culprits for a potential loss.
While it’s a safe bet that Mayfield turns the ball over once or twice, he has the chance to find wins on deep throws and toss multiple scores. His good plays will likely outweigh his bad, and it should lead to a decent fantasy output overall. Expect a solid fantasy day from the former first overall pick as he looks to exploit this weak Steelers secondary.