Redskins QB Case Keenum
Yup, start the veteran Redskins signal caller against the Miami Dolphins. Miami ranks towards the bottom of all statistical and fantasy stats as most of you already know. A fresh start for Keenum under new interim head coach Bill Callahan is also a bonus.
Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew
The Saints defense has been a pleasant surprise, but don’t fear starting the rookie stash man in Week 6. Did you know Minshew has had two touchdowns and no interceptions in three straight games? The Saints have allowed the fourth-most points to opposing quarterbacks through five games.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay
Coming off his best game of the year look for Denver to ride the 2nd year RB vs the Titans in a contest where both teams should feature heavy running games. Lindsay was impressive in Week 5, closing out the Chargers on the road with big runs and crucial first downs.
49ers RB Matt Breida
Don’t fear the dreaded San Francisco RBBC (Running Back By Committee). Insert Breida into your lineup as an RB2 or flex. The Rams defense has allowed the eighth-most points to opposing RBs, and the 49ers are a confident running team headed into a crucial division game versus last year’s NFC champs.
Jaguars WR D.J. Chark
Fantasy players may have been hesitant to start the second-year WR from LSU over the last few weeks, but Chark has become Gardner Minshew’s favorite target. Chark has excellent body control and Minshew does a fantastic job of throwing balls Chark can use his athleticism to make plays on.
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery
Jeffreys numbers haven’t been the greatest over the last two weeks after missing the Week 3 contest against the Lions due to injury. However, his 17 targets over the previous two games stand out. Jeffery has 13 targets and two touchdowns in two games against the Vikings since joining the Eagles in 2018.
Broncos TE Noah Fant
This is strictly a gut-feel call but I believe a breakout game could happen at home against the Titans in what should be a power running and tight end usage type of game plan for both teams.
Rams QB Jarod Goff.
The 49ers have allowed the second-fewest number of fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Only the New England Patriots have allowed fewer. The Niners’ running game could limit Goff’s chances by controlling the clock on offense.
Jets QB Sam Darnold
It’s been popular this week to trash the Cowboys in the fantasy world. I’ll take the Dallas defense against Sam Darnold in his first start since mono all day. The Cowboys defense has allowed the fifth-fewest points to quarterbacks, a stat that shouldn’t be ignored.
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette
This is based on the data which shows the Saints will give up fantasy points to QBs and receivers but have been stingy against fantasy RBs. New Orleans has allowed the 5th-fewest fantasy points to RBs, a stat that surprised me when writing this.
Rams Todd Gurley
There’s a chance that Gurley could enter this game more than questionable, and the numbers also don’t equate so consider another RB if you have the depth. It’s a long season and the Rams may not press Gurley against a 49ers team allowing the least points to opposing RBs in the league.
Rams WR Brandin Cooks
Cooks left last week’s matchup against Seattle with a concussion and must pass the NFL concussion protocol to play in Week 6. I personally don’t like playing the finesse WR the week following a concussion, and would advise to sit Cooks to make sure he’s 100% healthy.
Patriots WR Josh Gordon
In my opinion, Gordon seems a step slower than usual and his nagging injuries may be affecting him more than fans know. Gordon has above 15 fantasy points only once this season and coming into a Thursday night game, he may need another week to heal properly.
Bucs TE OJ Howard
If your league rewards points for long catches in baseball then play Howard; if not, it might be time to cut bait. Howard hasn’t achieved double-digit fantasy points yet this season and seems to be in the dog house with head coach Bruce Arians.