Fantasy Football QB Report: Stream Jameis Winston, Plus Week 6’s No. 1 Quarterback

Oct 10, 2018 9:49 PM EDT
  • The Action Network ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks based on their Week 6 fantasy football value.
  • Here's a deeper dive on two QBs you should start this weekend, including Patrick Mahomes.

Which quarterbacks have the most favorable fantasy matchups? Who is the best streaming option? And who has a poor matchup?

Here’s a breakdown of five notable quarterbacks featured in Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman’s Week 6 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 QB

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Mahomes has averaged at least 20 fantasy points in every start this season and just threw for 313 against a normally stingy Jaguars pass defense. It’s difficult to not be excited about Mahomes every week, especially in a game that boasts an absurd implied total of 59 points.

He’s the unanimous No. 1 QB this week, and he boasts the highest median projection among quarterbacks in the FantasyLabs Player Models.

The Most Favorable Matchups

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan will take on a generous Buccaneers defense that has allowed a league-high 9.4 yards per attempt and 13 passing touchdowns to opposing offenses this year. The 13 passing touchdowns are even more impressive when you consider they’ve played just four games.

Ryan ranks inside the top five among all of our rankers and presently owns the fifth-highest median projection in the FantasyLabs Player Models.

 

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady takes on a porous Chiefs defense that’s allowed 343.0 passing yards per game. Quarterbacks also have a strong correlation with opposing quarterbacks (per the FantasyLabs Correlation Matrix), so if Mahomes is expected to have a big game, it’s reasonable to project the same for Brady.

He leads all quarterbacks in both ceiling and floor projections in the FantasyLabs Player Models.

Matchup Downgrade

Marcus Mariota, Tennesee Titans
The Ravens are allowing a league-low 4.6 yards per play this year, and they rank inside the top 10 in pressures (70), hurries (66), and sacks per game (3.2) this year (per Sports Info Solutions).

Mariota could be in for a tough outing. He carries an average rank of 22.3 among our rankers.

The Best Streamer

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Winston gets his first start of the season against the injury-riddled Falcons. Atlanta has allowed 12 passing touchdowns this year, and they struggle to get pressure on the quarterback, averaging just 1.60 sacks per game and rank as PFF’s No. 31 pass-rushing unit.

Winston is flaunting an average rank of 7.7 among Freedman, Koerner, and Raybon.

Want another edge? Be sure to keep up with the week’s news on FantasyLabs.

Credit:

Kim Klement, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Jameis Winston

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