The 2020 fantasy football season may be the most complicated ever, with last second postponements (or delays) easily throwing a wrench in your plans. Couple that with bye weeks and we need to constantly be ready to pivot to Plan B, Plan C or Plan Q. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our Week 6 rankings currently look (though they could easily shuffle):
- Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – at Dallas
- Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – at Buffalo
- Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – at Philadelphia
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Tampa Bay
- Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills – vs. Kansas City
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cleveland
- Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – at Tennessee
- Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Denver
- Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Minnesota
- Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Atlanta
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at Jacksonville
- Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Green Bay
- Gardner Minshew – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Detroit
- Ryan Fitzpatrick – Miami Dolphins – vs. New York Jets
- Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – at San Francisco
- Andy Dalton – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Arizona
- Daniel Jones – New York Giants – vs. Washington
- Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans – vs. Houston
- Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Baltimore
- Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – at Pittsburgh
- Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers – vs. Chicago
- Drew Lock – Denver Broncos – at New England
- Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals – at Indianapolis
- Jimmy Garoppolo – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Los Angeles Rams
- Philip Rivers – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Cincinnati
- While Tampa Bay has done a good job at stopping opposing quarterbacks thus far, does anyone believe that they are going to stop Aaron Rodgers and company? The Buccaneers have benefited from allowing just 7 TD vs. 6 INT, but Rodgers has looked like one of the elite. Over four games he’s thrown for 1,214 yards, 13 TD and 0 INT, and look for him to continue to thrive even in a difficult matchup.
- Daniel Jones continues to have promise, but when will it translate to results on the field in 2020? He failed to capitalize on a matchup with Dallas, throwing for 222 yards and 0 TD, so why would we expect monster numbers against a vulnerable Washington defense? The upside is there, but for now he’s a high risk, high reward QB2 as opposed to someone to trust.
- If you are looking for a streaming option this week, Kirk Cousins would appear to be a prime choice. He’s been better at avoiding giving the football away in recent weeks (6 INT over the first three games, 1 INT in the past two) and draws an Atlanta defense that’s consistently been burned (15 TD vs. 2 INT). While he hasn’t been great, he’s worth the gamble as a QB1 depending on your alternatives.
- The Minnesota Vikings have given up yards through the air (1,416) and struggled to get INT (3 INT, compared to 10 TD allowed). That should play into the hands of Matt Ryan, who hasn’t been great but also hasn’t been terrible. Of course he’s regressed over the past three weeks, with 1 TD vs. 2 INT (0 TD thrown over the past two games). There’s too much upside to downgrade him out of being a QB1, given the matchup, but we also can’t ignore the risk.
- Matthew Stafford has thrown for 2+ TD in three straight games, and now draws a Jacksonville defense that’s allowed 11 TD on the season. He’s not a must start, but he is an option as a QB1 depending on your alternatives.
- For as good as Teddy Bridgewater has been, can we trust him against a Chicago defense that’s allowed the second fewest points per week to opposing quarterbacks? He’s on the QB2 spectrum, but he’s got to be downgraded.
Sources – ESPN, NFL.com
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