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2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters

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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters article!

The undefeated streak continues for this Vampire, and my reward is Brandin Cooks (that should give you an idea of their team when Cooks is their best). So, now I have a solid wide receiver start every week and will have to stream it less going forward.

Enough of my crap; I hope you were victorious in your Week Five matchup and got a reward. If not, let’s change your luck in Week 6.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters

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Quarterbacks

Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team

Only one quarterback suggestion this week, and it’s Taylor Heinicke. I know he is coming off a subpar performance against the Saints with his lowest Air-yards-per-attempt (3.8), but he has a great matchup against the Chiefs in Week Six, and all his troubles should wash away.

There is a laundry list of stats that prove how bad Kansas City’s defense is at stopping the pass. The Chiefs allow 28.1 fantasy points, 308.6 yards, and two touchdowns per game to quarterbacks this season. Plus, they have the second-worst pass DVOA in the league.

Since Washington’s defense isn’t much better than the Chiefs, the game script for this game will be a shootout. It’s safe to assume that the Chiefs will have a big lead early, which means Heinicke will be primed to rake up stats in garbage time.

It may be ugly to watch, but it should be fruitful for vampires.

Running Backs

Darrel Williams, Kansas City Chiefs

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire is on the I.R., which means Darrel Williams will be the guy for Andy Ried. Well, all the rushing work should go to Williams; it’s highly probable that Jerick Mckinnon siphons off quite a bit of the receiving work. But even with Mickinnon lurking around, Williams should be a great starting option for vampires.

Williams’ matchup against Washington is a good matchup for him. Washington is allowing 25.4 fantasy points per game to running backs. I don’t know if you read the previous section, but the Chiefs’ defense is terrible, so it would be in their best interest to run the ball constantly to run out the clock. The last thing the Chiefs need is their defense costing them another game.

Devontae Booker, New York Giants

Booker is another running back who is starting due to an injury. He has given a glimpse of what he can do with the increased workload; he had two touchdowns and 42 yards. So, you can only imagine what he’ll do against the Jets‘ defense.

The Jets allow the most fantasy points to running backs this season (32.8), allowing the most red zone goal-to-goal carries. So touchdowns should be plenty for Booker in Week Six.

Vampires are blessed that two running backs with huge roles are available to us, So you better get a win this week.

Wide Receivers

Emmanuel Sanders, Buffalo Bills

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Welcome back, Emmanuel Sanders, for your second week in a row. Sanders wasn’t the target machine he was in Week Five like he was in previous weeks, but he was the touchdown machine, which should continue in Week Six. 

Sanders has a fantastic matchup against the Titans, who allow the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers (47.3), and you know Josh Allen is going to be throwing bombs all over the field. 

A.J. Green, Arizona Cardinals

Before Green’s terrible Week Five, he averaged six targets and 62 yards per game, and it’s reasonable to believe that he’ll return to form against the Browns in Week Six.

First off, the Browns’ defense is struggling at stopping wide receiver twos; they are allowing 62.2 yards to WR2 this season. Now add that the Browns are allowing 36.3 fantasy points per game to wide receivers, and you got all the elements Green needs to succeed for vampires in Week Six.

Tight End

Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts

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Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 4.5 targets, 46 yards, and one touchdown over his past two games, and now he has a fantastic Week Six matchup against the Texans.

The Texans are allowing 20.8 fantasy points and 72 yards per game to tight ends this season.

Alie-Cox is a massive target in the endzone (dude is a gigantic person), and the Colts will be looking to bash in their divisional rivals with all the recent losses.

Flex

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles

Reagor has been hit or miss so far this season. He had a good Week One and an okay Week Three, but hopefully, Reagor will have a breakout performance in Week Six against the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers allow the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers (47.3 fantasy points per game) and allow 80 yards per game to wide receiver twos this season. 

This is Reagor’s last chance to prove to vampires (and the Eagles) that he can be a great wide receiver. 



Defense/Special Teams

Miami Dolphins

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The Dolphins were embarrassed last week and will be looking to alleviate their frustrations on the struggling Jaguars and their rookie quarterbacks. Trevor Lawerance has only gone one game with a turnover, so it’s reasonable to believe that Xavien Howard and Byron Jones will pick off Lawrence left and right.


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About Travis Argo

I'm a die hard fan of teams that constantly disappointment me every season. So, I write about fantasy sports to forget my sorrows. That's hard sometimes because I'm a Pacers correspondent for Fantasypros.com. I also recently graduated with honors from UNCC. Go Niners...I guess.

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