Perfect Strangers: Fantasy Football “Aww’s” And “Naw’s” For Week 6

Aww Quarterbacks

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – My pick as a good bye week replacement if you own New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Winston has an away game versus the Falcons bad defense. He should not disappoint.

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. New York Jets) – The Colts have no running game, which makes Luck a great start this week on the road against the Jets. Last week against the Patriots, Luck threw for over 360 yards without his favorite targets (T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle) so he should continue his hot hand this weekend.

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (home vs. Seattle Seahawks) – Carr is fifth in total passing yards this season with only one game where he’s thrown for more than a touchdown. This week’s matchup at home against the Seahawks should be fantasy relevant.


Naw Quarterbacks

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars (away vs. Dallas Cowboys) – He’s not as good on the road, as we saw in last week’s matchup against the Chiefs. The Cowboys pass rush and secondary is a lot better.

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – If you truly think Trubisky will throw another six touchdown performance back to back then you get a “STOP IT”. The Dolphins defense have allowed just one quarterback to throw multiple touchdowns on them this season. (Tom Brady)


Aww Running Backs

Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – One thing the Seahawks is great at is running the football. The Raiders defense cannot stop the run so Carson should benefit from it.

Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell, New York Jets (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – Last week against the Broncos, Crowell and Powell rushed over 300 total yards. It may be impossible to repeat those numbers but the Jets will rely heavily on the run to take pressure off rookie quarterback Sam Darnold.

Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. New York Jets) – Although running back Marlon Mack will be playing this weekend, I am still high on Hines in PPR formats. He has at least five catches in four of five games, including 16 catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns on 20 targets in the last two weeks.


Naw Running Backs

Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – Coach Harbaugh said earlier this week that Collins will have a more limited workload and share carries with Buck Allen. A huge heartbreaker for fantasy owners. Last week, Collins played in only 27 out of 87 snaps in their loss to the Browns.

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (home vs. Baltimore Ravens) – Henry has been getting dropped in many of my fantasy leagues, as he should till the Titans find a way to incorporate him in their rushing attack.


Aww Wide Receivers

Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons (home vs. Tampa Bay Bucs) – Julio Jones probably will have a big game in yards but Ridley and Sanu are most likely to get the touchdowns per usual.

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – Boyd should rebound this week against Pittsburgh after struggling in week five against Miami. He was held to four catches for 44 yards on seven targets, which was his worst game since week one. This game is a potential shootout so Boyd should make fantasy owners happy.

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – Tom Brady’s favorite slot wide receiver is back! Last week at home against the Colts, Edelman had seven catches for 57 yards in his first game back from a four game suspension. He should produce similar numbers this week against the Chiefs.


Naw Wide Receivers

Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins (home vs. Chicago Bears) – After a four catch, 106 yard and two touchdown performance in week one, Stills have been “just still”. The Bears defense will make things difficult for Miami’s passing game, especially with quarterback Ryan Tannehill looking downfield for Stills.

Robby Anderson, New York Jets (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – After seeing Anderson’s three catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns last week against the Broncos, it is still not good enough to insert him in your fantasy lineups. Let’s wait to see if rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will continue to throw more deep balls.


Aww Tight Ends

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Now that Jameis Winston is back as the starting quarterback, Brate will be one of his favorite targets on the road against the Falcons. He has scored in consecutive games with six catches for 63 yards on eight targets.

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (home vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – Njoku had his best game of the season last week against Baltimore with six catches for 69 yards on 11 targets and hopefully he will build off that performance this week against the Chargers.


Naw Tight Ends

Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (away vs. Washington Redskins) – After suffering a foot injury in week one, Olsen is making his return this week versus the Redskins. Let’s wait a week before putting him back in fantasy lineups to see if the rust has worn off.


Aww Team Defense

Houston Texans (home vs. Buffalo Bills) – Defensive linemen J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney should have a field day with Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen.


Naw Team Defense

Cleveland Browns (home vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – Personally, I want them to win…but the Chargers offense is the truth.

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