There are now five weeks completed in the NFL season and bye weeks are now becoming an obstacle in fantasy football. With bye weeks and injuries, you may need help replacing your quarterback this week.
Fortunately, this article is created to help you decipher who should be your starting quarterback and which ones should be warming your bench. There are plenty of quarterbacks who are poised for a productive game this week.
In light of that, no one should have to tell you that you should be starting Tom Brady against the New York Giants and Lamar Jackson against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6. Now, let’s dive deeper into who else should be considered as we embark on another week of football.
Before we do that, all picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues. With that out of the way, here are the quarterbacks that you should start and the ones you should sit in Week 6 of the fantasy football season.
QBs to Start in Week 6
Cardinals’ Kyler Murray (vs. Falcons): Before the season began, a majority were high on Kyler Murray in their fantasy drafts. Through the first five weeks of the season, the rookie quarterback has shown exactly why. The only three QBs who have posted 16 or more fantasy points in every week this season is Patrick Mahomes, Gardner Minshew, and Murray.
After scoring 25.4 fantasy points in Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Murray has another favorable matchup in Week 6. The Arizona Cardinals franchise quarterback will go up against an Atlanta Falcons defense that just allowed Deshaun Watson to score 41.7 fantasy points in Week 5.
Jaguars’ Gardner Minshew (vs. Saints): As mentioned above, Minshew is among a select few that has scored 16 or more fantasy points in every single week this season. Therefore, we know that the rookie sixth-round pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars has a solid floor.
Despite fumbling the ball three times in Week 5, Minshew still managed to score a career-high 21.2 fantasy points versus the Carolina Panthers. Now, the rookie signal-caller will face a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed 23.2 fantasy points per game to QBs this season (third-most in the NFL).
Falcons’ Matt Ryan (vs. Cardinals): What is wrong with the Falcons offense this season? Matt Ryan and company have been unable to consistently put up points on the scoreboard despite having nearly the same personnel as last season.
At the least, Ryan was able to muster up 31.9 fantasy points in a blowout loss to the Houston Texans in Week 5. This week, the veteran quarterback will face a decimated Cardinals defense that has given up 12 passing touchdowns this season (tied for second-most in the NFL).
Other QBs to Start: Panthers’ Kyle Allen (vs. Buccaneers), Saints’ Teddy Bridgewater (vs. Jaguars), 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. Rams)
QBs to Sit in Week 6
Giants’ Daniel Jones (vs. Patriots): After Daniel Jones had 34.2 fantasy points in Week 3, it appeared that he was on his way to fantasy football stardom. However, over the past two weeks, he has shown that he is indeed a rookie quarterback.
In his last two games, Jones has thrown two touchdowns and three interceptions. With those numbers, he’s combined for just 22.8 fantasy points in Weeks 4 and 5. Unfortunately for him, he will face a stifling New England Patriots defense in Week 6 that has yet to allow a passing touchdown this season.
Lions’ Matthew Stafford (vs. Packers): With the Detroit Lions starting with a 2-1-1 record, Matthew Stafford appears to be back to being a fantasy-relevant quarterback. Before the team’s bye week in Week 5, Stafford had 78.3 fantasy points (17th among QBs).
As good as he’s been this season, the Lions longtime quarterback will face a Green Bay Packers secondary that has made it difficult on quarterbacks this season. The Packers have allowed just 13 fantasy points per game to QBs this season (seventh-best in the NFL).
Titans’ Marcus Mariota (vs. Broncos): Every single week, we seem to get a different version of the Tennessee Titans offense. That is due to the inconsistent play from Marcus Mariota at quarterback.
Despite having three games of scoring fewer than 16 fantasy points, Mariota is currently the 13th highest-scoring QB in fantasy this season. But his matchup against the Denver Broncos in Week 6 isn’t doing him any favors. The Broncos defense has surrendered just four passing touchdowns all season (tied for third-best in the NFL).
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