Trust The Numbers, Not The Names: Fantasy Football Week 6 Aww’s And Naw’s

Aww Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (home vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – The win last week against the Giants finally gave Cousins some confidence to just throw the ball to his elite wide receivers. The streak continues this weekend against the Eagles.


Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. Atlanta Falcons) – The Falcons are in disarray and this is a great matchup for the mobile rookie quarterback at home.


Gardiner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (home vs. New Orleans Saints) – Minshew continues to impress fantasy owners every week with his “magic” and it will continue at home against the Saints. He should be owned in every league as a quality bye week replacement.


Naw Quarterbacks

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Over the past two weeks, Wentz hasn’t done much passing with just 349 total yards in winning efforts. This weekend’s matchup on the road against a much tougher Viking defense will be a tough test for Wentz.


Phillip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers (home vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – This matchup will be more geared to the running game instead of relying on Rivers’ throwing arm. As bad as the Steelers’ record is at 1-4, their defense has been good over the past few weeks against opposing quarterbacks.


Aww Running Backs

Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – I know he hasn’t looked like the AP from last season so far but this weekend against the Dolphins should be his breakout game.


Carlos Hyde, Houston Texans (away vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – I like this matchup because this is a revenge game for Hyde after the Chiefs traded him to Houston prior to the season. Also, the Chiefs have allowed a 100-yard rusher in three straight games.


Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins (home vs. Washington Redskins) – The Redskins have allowed four rushing touchdowns to running backs in the last two games. This may be the only time to safely insert Drake to the starting lineup.


Naw Running Backs

Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – The Falcons running game has been atrocious and I don’t see Freeman having a good game unless they have a comfortable lead. I sense a touchdown or bust for him.

Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – Sadly, Bell is the entire offense for the Jets and the Cowboys will probably have eight on the line to shut him down. He’s still too good to have on your bench but don’t have high expectations.


Aww Wide Receivers

D.J. Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars (home vs. New Orleans Saints) – Mr. Underrated has quietly been balling over the past few weeks and has become quarterback Gardiner Minshew’s favorite target. Here’s an interesting fact: the Saints’ defense has allowed an average of 190 receiving yards and seven touchdowns to opposing wide receivers.


Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (home vs. Tennessee Titans) – Sutton has been hot over the past two weeks with an average of eight targets, 77 receiving yards and one touchdown. Continue to start him until he cools off.


Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – If quarterback Case Keenum  plays (foot injury), McLaurin needs to be in your starting lineup. The Dolphins’ secondary is one of the worst in the league.


Naw Wide Receivers

Alshon Jeffrey, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – The Vikings’ defense is solid at home and they have held Jeffery to three catches for 49 yards in his past two meetings with them.


JuJu Smith-Schuster (away vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – Here’s another locked in wide receiver you are going to start regardless of the matchup. However, it’s hard to trust quarterback Devlin Hodges to consistently throw to Smith-Schuster.


Aww Tight Ends

Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – If you have not noticed, whoever is the starting tight end playing against the Cardinals will more than likely be an “Aww” every week. Hooper should have a monster game against the Cardinals’ defense, who allow the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.


Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Everett is one of the hottest free agents off waivers this week and has become a main target of quarterback Jared Goff in recent weeks. Let’s hope he stays hot in a favorable matchup against the 49ers at home.



Naw Tight Ends

Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings (home vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – Maybe Rudolph should appear on quarterback Kirk Cousins’ radio show and complain about not getting the ball so he can start getting some catches.


Aww Team Defense

Dallas Cowboys (away vs. New York Jets) – Quarterback Sam Darnold is going to start after being out the past three weeks with mononucleosis. He should be rusty and the Cowboys will take advantage of it.


Naw Team Defense

Washington Redskins (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – Trust me, I know a lot of fantasy owners will be getting the Redskins’ defense off waivers this week but this is a game the Dolphins should win and score points.

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