Fantasy Football Week 6 Awws And Naw’s: Time To Believe In The New School

Aww Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – What a great matchup for Cousins after a bye week – A home game against what could be his new team next year, the 49ers. He’ll want to put in a good audition for Kyle Shanahan against his struggling defense.

DeShawn Watson, Houston Texans (home vs. Cleveland Browns) – Is there “ANY” fantasy team that is benching Watson this weekend??? If so, STOP IT!! Since taking over as the starting quarterback, Watson has 12 touchdowns and over 90 fantasy points in three weeks.

Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – If Mariota plays, he’ll have a great matchup at home against the Colts, who are one of the worse in deep completions this season.


Naw Quarterbacks

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (away vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – Big Ben could break out in a big way at any time but on the road at Arrowhead doesn’t seem like that time.

Eli Manning, New York Giants (away vs. Denver Broncos) – I think this was a no brainer. As a matter of fact, Eli has been dropped in many fantasy leagues once Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall suffered their season ending injuries.


Aww Running Backs

C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos (home vs. New York Giants) – Anderson loves playing at home. In three games in Denver this year, Anderson is averaging 22 carries for 98 yards and he has a touchdown. The Giants defense has given up over 26 fantasy points in the past two weeks to running backs.

Javorius “Buck” Allen, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Chicago Bears) – The Bears are thin at linebacker and Allen can work them over like Jerick McKinnon did as a runner and receiver last week.

Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – A great sleeper pick this week. If Perine gets 18-20 carries, I got a feeling he’ll get in the end zone.


Naw Running Backs

Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers (away vs. Washington Redskins) – I didn’t like the fact that coach Shanahan told the media this week that even though Hyde will still start, is’t not guaranteed he’ll play the whole game. The matchup is very tough and you can’t trust how many touches he’ll get with Matt Breida rising.

Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Let’s not go crazy just because AP is now the starting running back for the Cardinals. Being traded to the desert behind a bad offensive line vs. an above-average run defense won’t magically turn back the clock.


Aww Wide Receivers

Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings (home vs. Green Bay Packers) – He’ll rebound with Keenum back at quarterback. Stefon Diggs (groin) is banged up and will not play so Thielen will get more targets.

Danny Amendola, New England Patriots (away vs. New York Jets) – Brady has so many weapons and with Gronk coming back, look for Amendola to be a busy slot machine against the Jets.

Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (home vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – Cooper has been a huge fantasy disappointment but with Derek Carr coming back from a back injury, Amari should get more looks and break this slump.


Naw Wide Receivers

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Bucs (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – Evans is too good to bench, so continue to start him. Here’s what the top wide receivers did against Patrick Peterson so far this season – Alshon Jeffery (three catches for 31 yards), T.Y. Hilton (four catches for 49 yards), Dez Bryant (two catches and 12 yards) and Pierre Garcon (four catches for 36 yards). All in all, don’t have high hopes on Evans this weekend.

Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Watkins has been terrible for two weeks straight and now gets the Jaguars’ cornerbacks far away from Los Angeles. I’ll pass!


Aww Tight Ends

Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – He’s back to being an integral part of their passing offense and is a tough draw for Karl Joseph.

Evan Engram, New York Giants (away vs. Denver Broncos) – Somebody has to catch the ball from Eli Manning this week so he will be the only good source of offense for the visitors in this matchup.


Naw Tight Ends

Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – The Vikings have given up some touchdowns but they hold the tight end position in check so far. Bennett has not scored a touchdown yet this season.

Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints (home vs. Detroit Lions) – If you think you’re going to get an Ed Dickson repeat this weekend, think again.


Aww Team Defense

Washington Redskins (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – This is my sleeper defense this weekend. The Redskins just came off a bye and will be ready to stop the run and force some turnovers from Brian Hoyer.


Naw Team Defense

Detroit Lions (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – The first two to three weeks into the season, the Lions defense were on fire. They cooled off last week at home against the Panthers, and it’ll continue in New Orleans.

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