Fantasy Football Week 6 Rankings, Sleepers, Banning Kickers!
Jake Ciely @allinkid deals up Fantasy Football Week 6 rankings with sleepers and more!
Did you hear? Matthew Berry… yes, that Matthew Berry… is on board with banning kickers! One of my followers happened to alert me to said news via Twitter, and I was as giddy as can be.
— Nunya (@cantbeat86) October 10, 2016
If we can get Berry on board with the #bankickers movement, my lifelong Fantasy Football dream might just come true… that is, if Berry puts his muscle into it. After all, I've written three articles and spent seven years trying to usher in a new era of kicker-free Fantasy Football, but we see how far that's gotten us.
@MatthewBerryTMR well, 2 articles & 7yrs trying to change it has obviously done little. I'd say your contribution would far outweigh mine ;)
— Jake Ciely (@allinkid) October 10, 2016
Write your congressman… or really, just Berry and myself, and let's make Fantasy Football great again!
As a reminder, if you missed this week's Waiver Wire piece, click over to find help at every position, including quarterback streamers.
Week 6 QB Sleepers
Eli Manning, NYG – I know, I know. Owners of Manning are just as ticked off as the owners of his big bro were last year. The Giants and Manning have been out of sync, but don't panic yet. Actually, that's the best part about this is that many owners will likely drop Manning this week. Manning's numbers are actually nearly identical to last year except for a drop in touchdowns. That points to positive regression coming, as it's hard to throw for over 700 yards in two games and come out with just one touchdown (Week 2-3). The Ravens defense might look tough on paper, but check the schedule. The stopped Tyrod Taylor, played the Browns, gave up two touchdowns to a struggling Jaguars team, let Derek Carr throw four touchdowns and held Kirk Cousins to one touchdown at home (we all know Cousins' home/road splits).
When you add it all up, the Ravens aren't as formidable as people may think, the Giants are borderline desperate, and Manning will get on track Sunday.
Week 6 RB Sleepers
Ryan Mathews, PHI – The question with Mathews has never been talent; it's only been his ability to stay on the field. Doug Pederson even said that Mathews is their lead running back, easing the concerns of some who started to worry (Wendell Smallwood had one carry). The Redskins have allowed the third most rushing yards to go with seven rushing touchdowns. Look for Mathews snap count to increase this week and for him to post a Top 20 performance given the highly favorable matchup.
Jonathan Stewart, CAR – Obviously, this assumes Stewart returns for Week 6 as reports would suggest. It's a good time to return too, as the Saints allow 29.9 Fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG) to running backs, more than four points over second place. The Saints are allowing 4.6 yards per attempt to running backs, the sixth highest average in the league. Oh, they've just happened to allow a league high eight rushing touchdowns too, despite already having their bye!
Arian Foster, MIA – Another risky assumption, I know, but hey, we are talking sleepers. Telling you, "Hey, start Jamaal Charles now that he's 100 percent," isn't much of a secret.
The Steelers have been strong against the run, but they've been weak against pass-catching running backs. In fact, they have allowed more receiving yards than rushing yards to running backs (366 to 351). Not only is Foster a great pass-catcher, he's been far more effective in that aspect during his few games the last two years. In four games last year, Foster averaged 10.3 yards per catch, his highest since 2011 despite averaging just 2.6 yards per carry. While Foster hasn't seen much action this year, he was averaging just 2.9 yards per carry and 20.7 yards per catch on his three receptions before getting hurt. If Foster is healthy – haha – and if Foster can make it through the game – hahahaha – he has Top 20 upside.
Week 6 WR Sleepers
Cameron Meredith, CHI – Everyone will be rushing to the waiver wire to pick up Meredith this week, but the follow-up question is whether to start him in Week 6. Simple answer: yes… well, likely yes. Meredith saw three of Brian Hoyer's final six targets following Kevin White's exit against the Lions. He then saw a team-high 12 targets against the Colts. In other words, Meredith is seeing all of the attention White was getting. The Jaguars have allowed the fifth most FPPG to receivers with seven touchdowns in just four games. Meredith is a strong WR4 with upside for more.
Terrance Williams, DAL – Don't look know, but Williams has 15 targets, 13 catches, 202 yards and a touchdown over the last three games. Dez Bryant's injury has opened the door for Williams, as has Dak Prescott's continued improvement. The Packers give up the sixth most FPPG to receivers, despite holding the Giants in check (or the Giants checking themselves out of the game). The Packers just don't have enough skill in the secondary to shut down Williams.
Kenny Britt, LA – Everyone assumes that the Rams have little to offer outside of Todd Gurley. Anyone rostering Britt knows that assuming no one else is valuable for the Rams is a mistake. Britt has at least 67 receiving yards in four of his five games with four or more catches in each. Britt isn't a sexy name...
but he has been productive and has a nice floor in a favorable matchup.
Week 6 TE Sleepers
Charles Clay, BUF – The 49ers defense has been susceptible to tight ends. The two "shutdown" games came against the Rams and Cardinals, neither of which has a tight end worth knowing. Jason Witten was quiet, but the 49ers let Greg Olsen and Jimmy Graham go off. Olsen had five catches, 122 yards and a touchdown, and Graham had six catches for 113 yards. The options behind Robert Woods for the Bills are less than enticing, giving Clay solid upside this week.
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