Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Preview: Rankings, Estimates, Waiver-Wire Targets and More


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The consensus view in Week 6 will be that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the top streaming option at quarterback. And even after what happened in Week 4 against Seattle, I won’t disagree with that. Fitzpatrick is the No. 13 quarterback on the season and has a matchup against a very bad Jets defense. Unless the Dolphins defense and running backs score all the touchdowns, Fitzpatrick should be a cinch for a good game. But he’s also already rostered in 43% of leagues, so let’s talk about someone more interesting — The Red Rifle.

Andy Dalton will take over for the Dallas Cowboys after Dak Prescott’s devastating ankle injury. And in terms of Fantasy situation, he couldn’t ask for much more. His weaponry is arguably the best in the league and his defense is atrocious. But what about Dalton himself?

Admittedly, Dalton was not very good in 2019. But his top receivers were Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate and John Ross. That’s not exactly the same thing as Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. In 2018 Dalton played eight full games with A.J. Green (back when Green was good) and threw for 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was a top 12 Fantasy quarterback at the mid-point of the season. for most of his career before that Dalton was a mid-range QB2 (except for 2013 when he finished as the No. 5 quarterback in Fantasy. In six of his nine seasons in Cincinnati he finished between 12th and 18th at the position.

In other words, Dalton has been about average. If he still is, the situation in Dallas is going to make him a borderline starter most weeks. He’s my second-favorite streamer this week against Arizona and he only has two definitively good defenses left on his schedule. In a two-quarterback league, Dalton is worth a major investment, but you may want to consider adding him in your one-quarterback league as well..

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Numbers to know

  • 26.3 — Justin Herbert is averaging 25.3 Fantasy points per game, seventh among quarterbacks. That’s someone you hold through the bye.
  • 5 — Kyler Murray has as many rushing touchdowns as games played. That’s probably not sustainable.
  • 9 — Carson Wentz now has nine interceptions and only six touchdowns. He’s best left on the waiver wire until he gets some weapons back.
  • 8.7 — Derek Carr’s intended air yards per attempt in Week 6. He only had two weeks higher in 2019.

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