Where has the time gone? We are already into our Week 6 game previews!
This is the part of the season where you have to do what is known in the financial world as a “portfolio adjustment.” It’s time to take a look at some of the players who have panned out and those who haven’t.
Sometimes, you need to sell players for pennies on the dollar. You may have drafted LeSean McCoy in Round 2, but you have to take what you can get for him at this point.
It’s tough to admit that a pick didn’t work out, but you need to cut your loses and start to add depth to your roster if you have a chance to make it into your Fantasy playoffs.
Let’s take a look at the matchups for Week 6 and some of the Fantasy aspects to keep an eye on.
Week 6 Game Previews
Washington Redskins at New York Jets
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 14, 2015
DeSean Jackson was a limited participant in practice Thursday. He reportedly pulled himself out of practice. Jordan Reed did not practice. This means Kirk Cousins will continue to look to rookie Jamison Crowder to move the chains. For daily leagues, I would fire up the Jets defense.
Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Some Fantasy players may be zeroing in on the Cardinals’ defense for this week, but remember that Michael Vick doesn’t throw the ball often. He’s recorded 26 attempts in back-to-back weeks, and he’s currently averaging just 16 completions per game. Antonio Brown stated he wants Vick to be more aggressive, but ultimately, I don’t see Vick throwing the ball a ton against one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings
Hey Charcandrick West – please be good. I blew my auction money in 2 leagues for you. Let’s do this. You and me. Make me proud.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 15, 2015
Jamaal Charles is out for the year, and it looks like Charcandrick West is going to receive the bulk of carries if Week 5 was any indication of the workload for the Chiefs’ backfield. If Mike Wallace is a go, his owners may want to consider placing him in the flex spot. The Vikings’ defense has allowed 10 receptions for 20 or more yards this season.
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills
This is going to be another interesting week to see how the Bengals utilize Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard. The Bills’ defense has only allowed two rushing touchdowns this season. It’s still up in the air if Tyrod Taylor will be able to play, but the good news for the owners of Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin is that backup E.J. Manuel will throw the ball a lot more than Taylor if he gets the start.
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 15, 2015
This is one of the messiest matchups in our Week 6 preview. Jay Cutler almost has no one to throw to with Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery potentially sidelined, and Matthew Stafford has more interceptions than touchdowns. The Over/Under is only 44 points, but I expect it could turn into a shoot-out in the fourth quarter to raise that projection.
Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns
Who would have ever thought Peyton Manning would have fewer Fantasy points than Blake Bortles and Josh McCown by Week 6? Manning has his work cut out for him against a defense that’s only allowing a 59 percent completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks. This will be the week we get to see if the McCown and Gary Barnidge hype is real.
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Surprisingly, Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson and DeAndre Hopkins are Top 12 receivers in standard scoring leagues. You probably aren’t starting anyone else outside of Arian Foster. This may be a week you don’t want to chase Blake Bortles’ recent results.
Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans
This has the feeling of a trap game for the Dolphins. With a new coach and coming off a bye week, it would only seem logical that this team steps up and blows the Titans out of the water… Right?
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 15, 2015
This will be the battle of the mobile quarterbacks. If Cam Newton completes a 16-game season, he would finish the year with 708 rushing yards at his current pace. Wilson would finish the year with 633.60 at his current pace. Each rush defense is stingy, however, as the Panthers’ defense has only allowed four rushing touchdowns on the season. The Seahawks’ defense has allowed just three.
San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers
Vegas believes this well be a high scoring game with an over/under of 51. Everybody and their mother will be chasing after Antonio Gates’ results from last week, but there are some other players who will be on the field you should consider in daily league. With Randall Cobb not 100 percent and Davante Adams potentially sidelined once again, look at some of the other Packers skill players for upside and low ownership. You want a piece of the action with the potential for such a high score, but you don’t want to add the player who could have the highest ownership in Week 6.
Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 15, 2015
There’s not a lot to like about this game. You can’t even rely on seasoned veterans like Anquan Boldin with how much Colin Kaepernick is struggling. Consider Joe Flacco and Kamar Aiken for a sneaky stack, as the 49ers defense has allowed an average of 315.20 receiving yards per game to opposing teams.
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
You know who you’re starting for the Patriots, but keep an eye on Dion Lewis’ status. The most interesting thing to note about this game is that Ahmad Bradshaw just re-signed with the Colts. Does he do enough this week to edge out Frank Gore?
Thanks for checking out the Week 6 Game Previews from the So-Called Fantasy Experts. Make sure to take a look at our Week 6 Staff Rankings before setting your lineup!
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