Koerner’s Best Week 6 Fantasy Football Streaming Options: QB, TE, D/ST & Kicker
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15).
- If you're in need of a quarterback, tight end, defense or kicker to stream for your fantasy team in Week 6, you've come to the right place.
- Sean Koerner uses his fantasy model and industry-leading rankings and projections to help you set the most ideal lineup possible in Week 6.
Don’t underestimate the value of streaming in fantasy.
Streaming quarterbacks, kickers and defenses each week allows you to take advantage of the best available options. And if you missed out on a high-caliber tight end in drafts, you can even stream that position with some success.
Each week I highlight the best streaming options at all four of those positions. Here’s how those recommendations would rank with each position through three weeks:
- Quarterback: QB11 (95.4 points)
- Tight End: TE19 (29.3 points)
- Kicker: K2 (54 points)
- Defense: DEF2 (79 points)
Now let’s dig into my top fantasy streaming options at quarterback, tight end, kicker and defense for Week 6.
Note: All ownership data via Yahoo Fantasy and as of Monday.
Week 6 Fantasy Football Streaming Targets
QB: Gardner Minshew
Matchup: vs. Saints
One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the play of rookie quarterback Minshew, who is filling in for the injured Nick Foles. He has flashed enough potential to wonder what they are going to do once Foles is healthy again. For now though, he makes a decent streamer play this week at home.
It’s not a fantastic matchup against the Saints, but the past few opponents were just as tough and he managed to come through. The connection he has with D.J. Chark is real and I expect him to keep rolling this week with 230-250 passing yards, 1-2 passing touchdowns, and 15-25 rushing yards to boot.
TE: Gerald Everett
Matchup: vs. 49ers
Everett has now posted back-to-back games with at least 10 points and could be in the middle of a Year 3 breakout that always seemed possible for the former second rounder. He gives the Rams’ passing attack an additional element they haven’t had during Sean McVay’s tenure until now. Brandin Cooks is in the concussion protocol and could end up missing Week 6.
Josh Reynolds would replace Cooks in the lineup but we can speculate that some of Cooks targets wouldn’t necessarily all go to Reynolds and a player such as Everett could end up seeing an extra target or two as a result.
Either way he is worth a streamer play this week with the chance of becoming a borderline TE1 if he can keep up this level of play.
Kicker: Matt Bryant
Matchup: at Cardinals
Pretty straight forward kicker streamer here with Bryant. The Falcons have the fifth-highest team total this week and should be able to set Bryant up for a good mixture of field goals and extra points.
Don’t let his 4/6 (66.7%) on field goals this year scare you away. He’s one of the more accurate kickers in the NFL and we can bank on him to regress towards his 86% career mark the rest of the season.
Defense: Washington Redskins
Matchup: at Dolphins
You are reading this correctly, the Redskins are my streamer this week and are available in 96% of leagues. The sole reason for this selection is their opponent is the tanking Dolphins.
Sure, the Redskins are a bad team that just fired its head coach, but the Dolphins are historically bad and this is a great spot for the Redskins defense.
It’s also encouraging that this defense managed to sack Tom Brady four times along with an interception. Facing Josh Rosen this week will be a walk in the park in comparison.