2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters

by Travis Argo
2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters

Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters article! 

Well, my winning streak continues to roll on, racking up my third victory in a row. My Opponent put up a hell of a fight with tremendous performances from Leonard Fournette and Davante Adams, but he had too many low-scoring players (thank you, Tee Higgins). 

So, I'm happy to announce that Leonard Fournette has joined my team. I thought about snagging away Adams to add to my team, but the uncertainty about a potential suspension coming his way was enough to scare me away. I now have two great running backs in Jonathan Taylor (once he returns) and Leonard Fournette, plus a great running quarterback in Lamar Jackson.

That's enough of my bragging. I hope you guys were victorious in Week 5; if not, let's change your luck in Week 6.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Vampire League Starters

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Quarterback

Daniel Jones, New York Giants

I know I'm crazy for suggesting starting Daniel Jones, but hear me out; Jones has some great potential in Week 6.

First, Jones is a rushing quarterback who gets plenty of design runs every week; he is averaging 8.2 rushing attempts. That's more than most of the running backs we vampires start in any given week.

Jones is being smarter with the football and not taking too many risks. His sack rate has decreased over his past two games; he has only been sacked once per game. That is way better than the 4.3 sacks he was averaging in his first three games.

In Week 6, Jones has a fantastic matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, who allow the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. They allow 21.9 fantasy points, 305.8 passing yards, 21.6 rushing yards, and 1.8 touchdowns per game to quarterbacks.

Vampires don't want to miss out on the rushing duel between Lamar Jackson and Daniel Jones.

Running Backs

Eno Benjamin, Arizona Cardinals

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James Conner is dealing with a rib injury and did not practice on Wednesday. All signs point to Conner missing action in Week 6. If Conner is out in Week 6, vampires need to rush and insert Eno Benjamin in their lineup.

Benjamin will be the main guy to replace Conner and will have a fantastic matchup against the Seahawks. They allow the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs, allowing 28.2 fantasy points, 129 rushing yards, and 0.8 touchdowns per game. Plus, the Seahawks allow a good chunk of receiving yards per game to RBs (45 receiving yards), which is Benjamin's bread and butter and where he'll shine in Week 6.

Benjamin created much buzz during training camp from his coaching staff and most of the beat writers. Hopefully, in Week 6, we will get a real glimpse of all that buzz we heard about in the offseason.

Brian Robinson, Washington Commanders

Robinson's takeover of Washington's backfield is starting to begin. He received more carries and was on the field for roughly the same amount of snaps as Antonio Gibson. The Commanders are itching to give Robinson the role he earned in training camp, and he has a great matchup against the Bears.

The Bears allow 25.4 fantasy points, 124.4 yards, and 0.8 touchdowns per game to running backs. The Bears' offense is so terrible and will likely have a ton of three-and-outs. So Washington will have plenty of scoring opportunities or at least dominate time of possession which is a running back's best friend.

This might be one of the few games where the Commanders find themselves in a positive game script and can rely heavily on the running game.

Wide Receivers

Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills

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McKenzie has been decent on the field this season and has flashed some breakout potential, especially now that Jamison Crowder is on the IR.

McKenzie had to ride the bench in Week 5 since he couldn't clear the concussion protocol, but he has now cleared it and will play in Week 6. That is great news because he has a fantastic matchup against the Chiefs.

The Chiefs allow 38.6 fantasy points, 164.8 yards, and 1.4 touchdowns per game to wide receivers. The Chiefs allow slot receivers to get plenty of targets, averaging 5.7 targets to them.

The Over/Under on this game is 54, which is the highest of the week, so you'll want at least one receiving option in the biggest shootout of the week, maybe even for the biggest shootout of the season.

Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders

Samuel is challenging Terry McLaurin as the top target in Washington. Samuel is averaging nine targets and 56.2 yards for the season. In games where Samuel had nine or more targets, he averaged 16.4 fantasy points and 70.8 yards in those games. 

Now, in Week 6, he has a fantastic matchup against the Bears. They have allowed 28.3 fantasy points and 124 yards per game to wide receivers over the past two weeks. If you have paid the slightest bit of attention to the Bears, you know that they are completely dysfunctional. Their dysfunctionality will mean Samuel exceeds his averages and has a week-winning performance.

Tight End

Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks

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I'm taking a genuine shot in the dark at the tight end position in Week 6, and I believe Dissly will have a breakout week.

Yes, I'm taking Dissly over Noah Fant because Dissly is the clear favorite at tight end in the Seahawks. Dissly is averaging 62.2 percent of the Seahawks' offensive snaps and has three touchdowns in five games. Now Dissly has a tremendous matchup against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals allow the second-most fantasy points to tight ends, allowing 19.5 fantasy points, 9.2 targets, 87.2 yards, and 0.6 touchdowns per game. 

I know it is a considerable risk starting Dissly, but the amount of targets he could get against the Cardinals' terrible defense is too good to pass on in Week 6

Flex

Micheal Gallup, Dallas Cowboys

I was wrong last week when I said that Gallup would take a minute to regain his spot as the Cowboys' wide receiver two. In Week 6, Gallup has an excellent opportunity to show off that he has regained his receiving prowess against the Eagles. 

He has had quite a few great games against the Eagles, averaging 7.2 targets, 62 yards, and 0.3 touchdowns for his career against the Eagles.

The Eagles have been so-so at defending wide receivers. They allow 34.2 fantasy points, 144.8 yards, and one touchdown per game to wide receivers this season.

Gallup is looking to make a significant stride in his progression and make every fantasy player forget Noah Brown.

Defense/Special Teams

Los Angeles Chargers

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Ask anyone, and they will tell you that the Broncos' offense is terrible. If you try watching their offense, your eyes will tear up quicker than if you cut into an onion. 

Now there is news that Russell Wilson is dealing with a shoulder injury and has received injections to relieve the pain. It sounds like the Broncos' offensive struggles will continue, and the Chargers' defense will be the benefactor of the Broncos' inefficiency.

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