Fantasy Football: Week 6 Streamers To Consider
More than a quarter of the season is gone, and fantasy managers are starting to notice how weak or strong their rosters are. It’s not too late to make adjustments, trades, waiver additions, and other tweaks to improve your team.
Streaming quarterbacks, kickers, and defense/special teams is always a great way to squeeze as many points as possible from these positions. That’s why this weekly article covers streaming options to boost your team’s potential. And if you can’t decide who to start between two or more players at any position, you can always check Andy, Mike, and Jason’s weekly rankings and the Start/Sit Tool.
So let’s dive once again into the streaming pool:
Gardner Minshew – Indianapolis Colts (4% rostered)
Anthony Richardson suffered an AC joint sprain that forced him to exit last week’s game against the Tennessee Titans and it seems that he will miss at least a month. This means we’ll get some weeks of Minshewmania! The Colts are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, and while it might not be the best matchup, they have allowed close to 20 points on average to the QB position. Besides, it’s an exciting revenge game for Gardner Minshew. We’ve already seen him moving this offense decently and he now has Jonathan Taylor back at his disposal as a top receiving back. Gardner Minshew is the most available streamer and a very solid one this week.
Matthew Stafford – Los Angeles Rams (55% rostered)
I mentioned it in last week’s streamers article and I’ll say it again. As long as Matthew Stafford keeps being surrounded by elite weapons, playing in favorable matchups, and staying so widely available, he might continue appearing on this list. But his availability might go down a bit now that Cooper Kupp is back from injury, so this might be the last call to grab Matthew Stafford. This week, the Rams will play the Arizona Cardinals, who have been better than most people expected, but they’re still one of the best matchups for quarterbacks. They have allowed the fourth most passing yards, completions, and fantasy points per game to the position. With a full arsenal at his disposal, Stafford might be a smash play this week.
Bryce Young – Carolina Panthers (27% rostered)
This is where the QB streaming pool starts getting a little less appealing, but Bryce Young might actually be an OK streamer this week. The Panthers are playing the Miami Dolphins, who have allowed 19.4 points on average to opposing QBs. Even Daniel Jones was able to move the ball during several drives last week. Bryce Young still has a lot to improve. He hasn’t been able to surpass the 250-yard mark in any game, but he has been playing a bit better lately. Last week he completed 25 of 41 pass attempts for 247 yards and three TDs against a tough Detroit defense. The Panthers will be forced to throw the ball a lot to keep up with the Dolphins’ offense and that might be the key for Bryce Young to put up decent fantasy numbers this week.
Jason Sanders (72% rostered)
He isn’t as available as other streaming kickers, but your league might be among the lucky 28% percent. The Dolphins are playing the Carolina Panthers in a game with a high 48.5 Vegas line. Furthermore, they are heavy favorites by 14 points, which means they have a 31.25 expected-point total. Jason Sanders is an absolute green light kicker for me this week, with a very high probability of scoring over 10 points.
Brandon McManus (36% rostered)
Last week, Brandon McManus didn’t have as many scoring opportunities as we would have liked against the Buffalo Bills in London. But the Jaguars are playing the Indianapolis Colts this week as 4.5-point favorites in a game with a decent over/under line. McManus should have more attempts this week and if he stays as accurate as he’s been, he should be a viable streamer.
Brett Maher (41% rostered)
Brett Maher was a bit of a disappointment last week because the Rams were held in check by the Eagles and he had the chance to attempt only two kicks. The good news is he nailed them both. The bad news is those kicks were extra-point attempts and he ended up scoring only two fantasy points. He should bounce back in Week 6 when the Rams host the Cardinals in a game with a high 47-point Vegas line. The Rams are favorites by 6.5 points, which means they’re expected to score close to 27 points. Maher should be a solid fantasy kicker this week.
Brandon Aubrey (62% rostered)
The Dallas Cowboys rookie kicker has been nearly perfect during his first five weeks as a professional NFL player. He has made all his 14 field goal attempts and he’s nailed 10 out of 11 extra points. Last week his production was limited due to a very complicated game against the 49ers, but the Cowboys will play the Chargers in Week 6 in a game that projects to be very high-scoring. If Brandon Aubrey is still available in your league, pick him up and stream him this week.
Defense & Special Teams
Minnesota Vikings (5% rostered)
This week the Vikings are playing against the Chicago Bears, who are still among the only five teams who have allowed 11+ points on average to opposing D/ST. Yes, Justin Fields and DJ Moore had a great game last week against the Washington Commanders, but we need to see some weeks of consistency before starting to believe in the Bears’ offense. The Vikings pass rush has been sneaky good in the right matchups and I think they might be able to sack Justin Fields a few times this week.
Kansas City Chiefs (51% rostered)
On Thursday night, the Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos, who have been allowing fewer fantasy points to opposing D/ST during the last couple of weeks. But this improvement might be a mirage because they played against the New York Jets and the Chicago Bears, two teams that have been struggling a lot offensively. So there’s nothing to worry about. The Broncos are still a great matchup for opposing D/ST and the Chiefs, who have been consistently scoring decent points at the position, should prove it this week.
Miami Dolphins (78% rostered)
Even though many fantasy managers played the Dolphins D/ST against the Giants last week, they are still available in 22% of the leagues. Vic Fangio seems to be slowly fixing the defense. They looked much better against the Giants, who aren’t a tough rival by any means, but the Panthers aren’t either. Carolina has allowed 9.2 fantasy points on average to opposing D/ST, so the Dolphins are one of the best streaming options this week.
Atlanta Falcons (5% rostered)
The Falcons D/ST is very matchup-dependent. This week they’re facing the Washington Commanders, who have been improving in some areas but are still allowing an obscene amount of sacks. Sam Howell can’t catch a break. Last week, the Bears sacked him five times and this trend might continue, making the Falcons a decent streamer this week.
Las Vegas Raiders (3% rostered)
The Raiders defense has not been particularly good this season. But last week they managed to turn things around on Monday night when they held the Packers offense to 13 points, sacked Jordan Love twice, and intercepted him three times. They now have a golden opportunity to continue the hot streak against the Patriots, who have been terrible on offense, allowing more than 15 points on average to opposing D/ST.