Week 6 of the NFL season is here, and the weekly byes are coming in hot. This week the Bears, Raiders, Colts, and Bills are on a bye, limiting some of the fantasy options out there.
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Here are some under-the-radar players that can help you win in Week 6.
Gardner Minshew II – QB, JAX
Opponent – New Orleans Saints
Price – $5,000
The fact of the matter is that Minshew Mania is real and has always been real. Insider Dom Fierro wrote a detailed piece on the rookie QB prior to the 2019 NFL Draft.
Minshew has been everything the Jags could’ve asked for this year after replacing injured veteran QB Nick Foles in Week 1. He boasts a 105.59 QB rating and has tossed 9 TDs compared to his 1 INT on the season.
This week, Minshew and the Jags host the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have surrendered a lot of fantasy points to opposing QBs, ranking 31st in the category. With Minshew’s light price of $5,000, he could be the bargain you’re looking for this Sunday.
Mark Ingram II – RB, BAL
Opponent – Cincinnati Bengals
Price – $6,000
Ingram has to be delighted that he’s landed in a new city and has taken the reigns as the #1 RB in their backfield. The veteran RB is averaging a stout 5 YPC through 5 weeks (a very good sample size) and has found himself as the goal-line back for the Ravens.
The Ravens play host to the dwindling Bengals this week. Cincinnati’s defense ranks 31st in rushing yards allowed per game and tend to fall behind to opponents rather quickly.
This week should consist of the Ravens taking an early lead and securing the win in the second half with Mark Ingram getting the bulk of the carries.
Austin Hooper – TE, ATL
Opponent – Arizona Cardinals
Price – $5,000
In case you didn’t know, Austin Hooper is the TE1 this year through the first 5 weeks. He’s solidified himself as a main target for the Falcons this year – mainly due to their lackluster offensive line and Matt Ryan needing a security blanket closer to the line of scrimmage.
Hooper’s averaged 8.4 targets per game this year and is a great volume play at the TE position. On Sunday, Hooper and the Falcons travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. The Arizona defense ranks 31st against opposing TEs this season – Hooper should have a field day.
Terry McLaurin – WR, WAS
Opponent – Miami Dolphins
Price – $6,000
The rookie WR has been sensational to start the season. With Keenum at QB for the Redskins, McLaurin averaged 8 targets per game and found the endzone in each of those 3 contests.
Last week with Colt McCoy at the helm, the rookie had 3 catches for 51 yards against Stephon Gilmore, arguably the best cover corner in the league.
Good news for McLaurin this week – Keenum is back under center. McLaurin and the Redskins travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins, who rank last in total yards allowed per game, as well as points allowed per game.
Don’t be shocked if McLaurin goes off on Sunday.
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