2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters

by Travis Argo
2021 Fantasy Football Week 9 Injury Impact

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters article!

Another strong week for this vampire, I'm on a four-game winning streak thanks to the Panthers' trio of Teddy Bridgewater, Robby Anderson, and Mike Davis for the victory. Now I welcome Allen Robinson to my team (Derrick Henry, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott were my previous steals).

I hope you vampires were victorious last week. If you won, congratulations on stealing a player; if not, let's improve your odds in Week 6.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters

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Nick Foles, Chicago Bears

Foles' Week 6 opponent is the Carolina Panthers. It might seem like a bad matchup since the Panthers are tied for fourth for least amount of points allowed to quarterbacks, but don't be fooled.

The main reason the Panthers haven't allowed fantasy points to quarterbacks is that their defense is allowing running backs to run all over them. Vampires don't have to worry about the Chicago Bears turning to the running game; they are strictly passing offense. Sometimes I wonder if Matt Nagy forgets that teams are allowed to run the ball.

Foles has had two consecutive games with 42 passing attempts and doesn't look like the coaching staff will remove this burden from him any time soon.

Volume and a lousy defense indicate that Foles will have a big game in Week 6.

Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys

The Red Rifle will become the head of the Cowboys' offense with the Dak Prescott Injury. Dalton should have a decent matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals allow 22.5 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and Kyler Murray will shred the Cowboys defense, forcing Dallas into a negative game script. Dalton showed last week he can bring the Cowboys back from a deficit.

Dalton has been a reliable starter in the past. I know it seems like years ago since that statement was right, but he will be a great option, especially with the weapons he is inheriting.

Running Backs

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Mike Davis, Carolina Panthers

There is a possibility that Christian McCaffrey could return in Week 6 against the Bears, but if he doesn't return, then Mike Davis is a must-start for vampires.

Don't be scared off from starting him since he faces the Bears defense as they haven't been that tough against the run. They have allowed running backs to have 80 yards or more in three out of their five games this season, and one of those running backs was the rotting corpse formerly known as Adrian Peterson (Yeah, I know that was harsh, but it's Halloween season and that makes the article festive).

Be warned that Chicago's defense will hamper Davis' passing workload. They only allow 4.65 yards-per-target, but they are allowing 4.5 yards-per-carry, so expect a big day on the ground just not in the air.

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

Robinson has been a godsend for vampires (is "godsend" the right term for evil beings like vampires? Satansend just sounds ridiculous). He is currently the RB9, and 38th overall in fantasy scoring. This year is my third year playing as a vampire, and I can safely say that top-ten running backs don't ever fall into our laps.

This top-ten running back has a juicy matchup against the Lions, allowing 32.1 fantasy points per game to running backs.

You don't have to worry about anyone else in the backfields snagging any of his workload. He has one of the highest snap percentages (59.7%) with a touch among running backs.

Wide Receivers

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Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers

Dionte Johnson left Week 5 with a back injury, and Chase Claypool had a satisfactory performance in Johnson's absence. Who am I kidding? Claypool blew open the doors with a crazy four-touchdown performance.

There is no word on if Johnson will return from injury in Week 6. However, it's hard to imagine that the Steelers would reduce Claypool's snaps after that performance (plus, James Washington's ineffectiveness), and their upcoming game against the Browns.

Cleveland has allowed the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers per game (50.7). They've allowed the second-most touchdowns (8) to wide receivers as well this season.

I doubt you'll get a four-touchdown performance, but you'll get more than a decent game from a rising star with more targets coming his way.

Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars

DJ Chark is dealing with injury again, which will increase Keelan Cole's target share.

Cole has a 15.2 percent target share and 17.7 percent of the Jaguar's air yards, so the increased share from Chark's absence could result in a productive day for Cole.

He will be facing the Lions' defense who has allowed 40.7 fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

I'm not opposed to starting Cole's teammate Laviska Shenault Jr. either. One of the Jaguars' wide receivers will have to step up if Chark is gone, and I'm putting my bet on Cole since he is leading the team in offensive snaps.

Tight End

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Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers

Ebron has averaged five targets per game and is averaging 11.14 yards-per-reception in games he has played this season. Now add in the fact that he has a quarterback who utilizes his tight end, and you've got a great streaming option at tight end.

It also helps that the Browns average 17.5 fantasy points to tight ends through five games this season.

Remember vampires, tight ends are a crapshoot, so always go with the best matchup.


Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals

Edmonds is playing the Cowboys, and as I mentioned in last week's article, Edmonds is on pace to overtake Kenyan Drake as Arizona's starting running back, making him a must-start.

Edmonds will not do anything in the rushing game, but he'll be super-efficient in the passing game.

He had his second consecutive game with six targets in Week 5. I would start wide receiver getting that many targets, so you have to start a running back getting that kind of target share. Plus, you get the added bonus that maybe, Edmonds will fall into the end zone during one drive.

Defense/Special Teams

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New York Giants

Please don't have me committed to the insane ward for this suggestion, but the Giants could do some damage against the Washington Football Team.

We can all agree that Washington has a terrible offensive line. Well, the Giants are one of the most blitz-happy teams in the NFL and have a solid 21.1% QB pressure per dropback rate.

I don't know who is starting for Washington, but I know they'll be on their back ton in Week 6.

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