Fantasy Football 2014: Week 6 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 6 Matchup Plays
October 8, 2014
Week 6 has been a busy one on the fantasy football waiver wire so far. With all the key players going down to injury, owners are frantically searching for that next big ticket. We’re here to help with our weekly checkup on some of the solid matchup plays this weekend, and there appear to be some good opportunities out there for fantasy owners. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers.
Antone Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons: What are the Falcons doing with Smith? Despite only having 17 touches on the season, he’s averaged 16.3 yards and scored four touchdowns so far. That’s translated into at least nine fantasy points in four of five weeks.
The Falcons staff admitted this week that Smith needs more touches, so hopefully he’ll get them this weekend against a vulnerable Chicago defense. He could pay off big if the team keeps its word.
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Tennessee Titans Defense: This is a pretty simple case of “Look at the schedule and see who Jacksonville is playing this week.” For Week 6, that’s the Titans, who have been wholly unimpressive so far this season on that side of the ball. They posted 14 points in Week 1 but haven’t done much since then.
As a streamer, however, the Titans make sense this week if you’re in a bind. They should be able to handle the Jags.
Owen Daniels, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Speaking of streamers, Daniels fits that category. He’s emerged as the top dog at TE thanks to injury, and is coming off a seven-catch, 70-yard effort in Indy.
Daniels and company will head to Tampa Bay this week in what should be a pretty good matchup for him--and the offense as a whole. He’s a nice filler.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants: Beckham played his first game of 2014 in Week 5 against the Falcons and made an immediate impact, logging four grabs for 44 yards and a TD.
The best news of all is that Beckham’s hamstring wasn’t aggravated, so he’s healthy heading into this week. He’ll get Philly in Week 6 and the Cowboys in Week 7; Both are favorable matchups for him.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Miami Dolphins: This carries a bit of risk to it, but what fantasy play doesn’t? The Dolphins waived Orleans Darkwa this week, presumably to make room for Moreno, who is coming off an elbow injury.
Assuming Moreno is able to play this week against the Packers--and is healthy--he’s a nice start behind an underrated offensive line. He’ll also get a boost from Mike Pouncey’s return to the lineup.
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