2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Streaming

by Nick Spencer

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Streaming article!

Another week in the books is another week I am thankful for football still being played. If you were relying on Dak Prescott as your every week starter, fear not, this upcoming week is one of the richest we've seen for streaming quarterbacks all season.

In last week's article, I recommended picking up and starting Gardner Minshew, Teddy Bridgewater, Justin Herbert, and Kirk Cousins. It was a very successful week for these streamers as they finished as the QB13, QB12, QB4, and QB17 respectively.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Streaming will highlight QBs owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Streaming

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Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville Jaguars (46.1% Owned)

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Somehow still less than 50% owned, Gardner Minshew is a streamer's dream. Minshew put up another great game, completing 31 of 49 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns. A solid finish of QB13 on the week.

His latest performance brings him into the top 12 quarterbacks for season-long performance. His consistency has been close to perfect. So far he has finished as the QB13, QB9, QB31, QB13, QB13. Not to mention he scored 20+ fantasy points in all but one of those games.

Minshew is looking great, but more importantly, they are really letting him sling it. If you take out his outlier performance versus the Colts he has thrown the ball an absurd 44 times per game.

The Matchup

Minshew and the Jaguars get to stay home for and face the 1-3 Detriot Lions. The Lions are coming off an early bye week after just falling short to the Saints.

The Lions have allowed the tenth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, so they are definitely vulnerable through the air. However, they have also been quite bad against the run so James Robinson could get a fair share of touches in this one.

One thing to keep an eye on this week is the health of D.J. Chark. Chark left their match against the Texans with an ankle injury and is questionable this week. Having Chark will be key for Misnhew as his one bad performance came in the game that Chark sat out.

Minshew is a slam-dunk play once again this week and he is the QB9 in our consensus rankings this week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins (23.0% Owned)

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I'll admit it, I was too scared to play Ryan Fitzpatrick this past week. Boy was I wrong. One week after almost upsetting the undefeated Seahawks, Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins blew out the 49ers and their vaunted (albeit injured) defense on their home turf. 

Fitzpatrick had an excellent game completing 22 of 28 passes for 350 yards and 3 touchdowns, making him the QB3 on the week.

Similar to Minshew, Fitzpatrick has also only had one bad game on the year (Week 1 vs. Patriots). Since then, he has had performances of QB11, QB8, QB10, and QB3 while scoring on average just shy of 25 fantasy points per game.

This Dolphins offense just continues to get it done, and they are doing it through the air.

The Matchup

The Dolphins get a fantastic matchup at home versus the reeling, winless New York Jets.

The Jets have struggled to stop anyone from doing anything this year. Teams have had their way against them, averaging 32.2 points per game, despite facing some very mediocre offenses.

Adam Gase has continued his reign of incompetence in the NFL by releasing Le'veon Bell and he is cruising for dismissal any week now. To put it nicely, this team is quite simply a mess and I expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to take full advantage of that.

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Bargain Bin Option

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings  (14.6% Owned)

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Kirk Cousins is the bargain bin pick again this week as his ownership has barely risen. I get it, Cousins isn't exciting or flashy, and he hasn't given us a much reason to believe yet, but the matchup is too juicy to resist.

Cousins completed 27 of 39 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception against the Seattle Seahawks, making him only the QB17 on the week.

Cousins has been a little inconsistent this year, but if you take out his horrible game against the stout Colts defense, he has actually been passable this year.

The rain dampened what could've been a great week, but we got the passing volume we wanted: 39 attempts compared to a 25 per game average before this week. This is an encouraging sign for his next matchup, as it is a similar situation but hopefully without the weather concerns.

The Matchup

Just when you thought the matchup couldn't get any better than the second-most friendly Seahawks defense for Cousins and the Vikings, here come the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are somehow even worse than Seattle at stopping quarterbacks, allowing an abysmal 30.5 fantasy points per game to the position.

The Falcons have also just fired head coach Dan Quinn after an 0-5 start, which should only hurt them in the short term until they can right the ship.

The Vikings are likely to be without Dalvin Cook in this matchup, forcing Alexander Mattison to take on a bigger role. Mattison is good, but this should still cause a shift of focus to the passing game, increasing Cousins' workload.

With a hefty 55 point over/under, there should be plenty of scoring to go around, which makes it no surprise why Cousins is our consensus QB10 on the week.

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2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Quarterback Streaming - Fantasy Six Pack October 22, 2020 - 7:01 am

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