Fantasy Football 2015: Week 6 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 6 Matchups and Waiver Wire Trends
October 14, 2015
We’ve got just one more day to wait before Week 6 begins in the NFL, so that means we fantasy football owners need to start checking out our lineups for the next game. That said, let’s take a look at a few waiver-wire level players who look like they’re lining up with favorable matchups this week.
Minnesota Vikings Defense: We’ll start things out on defense today and check out the Vikings, who are off the proverbial radar after a bye week. They haven’t done anything awe-inspiring this season, save for a 15-point outing in Week 3, but do get a flailing Chiefs team on Sunday.
With a yawn-inducing offense that will be minus Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs aren’t scaring anyone. Minnesota makes a good streamer D this week.
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Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions: Riddick burst onto the fantasy scene this past weekend, when he posted 10 grabs for 53 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals. Even better, he received 13 targets total.
Riddick has entered into the PPR league conversation and could pay dividends as a pass-catching RB. He’ll get a middle-of-the-road Chicago defense this week.
Josh McCown, QB, Cleveland Browns: Statistically speaking, McCown’s matchup against the Broncos this week isn’t the greatest, but you can’t argue with the guy’s recent numbers.
McCown is coming off a 35.48-point fantasy effort in Baltimore, and hasn’t posted fewer than 20.64 points in any of the last three games. If his team gets down quick and he can find some holes, he could pay off.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Rawls is coming off a nice fantasy outing in Week 5. He logged 23 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown in that one, which was by far his best performance to date.
Even with Marshawn Lynch potentially returning, Rawls figures to still get work. The team will likely be overly cautious with Lynch even if he plays, and the matchup against the Panthers is pretty good.
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay Packers: TE is, as usual, a tough position to nail down this year. Rodgers has emerged as a legitimate start the past couple of weeks, thanks to a banged-up Green Bay receiving corps.
Rodgers has gotten at least six targets in each of the past two weeks, and he should be able to get going against a Chargers defense that ranks around the bottom-third of the league against tight ends in fantasy.
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