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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 6

Streaming is important this week, as their are many injuries and players on bye (from Buffalo, Oakland, Chicago, and Indianapolis). For you folks who are new here, I like to inform you all about the QB2 and TE2 players who can exploit a good matchup (and those that may let you down in a bad matchup, as well). Let’s go ahead and jump into some quarterbacks and tight ends who have good and bad matchups for Week 6.


Good Matchups

Gardner Minshew, JAX (vs. New Orleans)

Minshew Mania lives on, folks! I was scared off of him in Week 5, as Carolina was a top-5 toughest matchup for opposing quarterbacks. What did Minshew do? Oh, just throw for 374 yards and 2 touchdowns (and no interceptions). The connection he has with D.J. Chark is real and has been on display all season. The Saints are the 3rd best matchup for quarterbacks, which leads me to believe that he will stay hot in Week 6. Minshew has a very high floor (no less than 17 fantasy points in a game on the year) to go along with big upside this week. Stay in the flames, Sharks.

Kyler Murray, ARI (vs. Atlanta)

Murray hasn’t thrown for a touchdown in two games, but that will all change this week. Atlanta is the 4th best matchup for opposing quarterbacks, so this should be the week where all the hype for the rookie comes to fruition. I mentioned he had no passing touchdowns in the last 2 games, but he does have a rushing touchdown in each of those contests (to go along with 120 rushing yards). Also, did you see what the Texans just did to this defense!? Sheesh…yeah, this could be another shootout, as both offenses should be able to score. Fire up the number 1 overall pick from the 2019 NFL draft for Week 6.

Bad Matchup

Carson Wentz, PHI (at Minnesota)

Wentz has been solid on the young season, but your expectations need to be lowered this week. Minnesota is the 5th toughest matchup for quarterbacks, so Wentz will see constant pressure all game. He also laid a clunker in Week 5 against the Jets (just one touchdown), but he really didn’t have to do much to ensure a victory in that game. This will be tough sledding for Wentz, so you may want to look elsewhere for a quarterback in Week 6.

Tight Ends

Good Matchups

Greg Olsen, CAR (at Tampa Bay)

Olsen has been atrocious the past 2 weeks, as he only had 4 receiving yards in Week 4 and laid a goose egg in Week 5. Fear no more though, folks, as Tampa Bay is the 3rd best matchup for opposing tight ends. I mean heck, Jared Cook just scored on this defense last week. Either way, look for Olsen to get back to his early season form in this contest. He may be dropped by many folks out there this week, so keep an eye on the waiver wire if he is (and then pick him up!).

Ricky Seals-Jones, CLE (vs. Seattle)

This is the deep-dive of the week for all of you out there really struggling. As of this writing, I have no idea how Seals-Jones fared against the 49ers, but he was a stud in Week 4. You didn’t see that? All he did was have 82 receiving yards and a touchdown against Baltimore’s stingy defense that week. Anyway, the Seahawks are the 5th best matchup for opposing tight ends on the season. Did you happen to catch the Thursday night game in Week 5 where Gerald Everett had 136 yards and a touchdown against this defense? There is the proof that Seals-Jones is a serious sleeper this week.

Bad Matchup

O.J. Howard, TB (vs. Carolina)

O.J. Howard has been a bust this season, and that’s putting it lightly. He is averaging 2 catches and 28 receiving yards per game on the young season, and it’s not going to get much better in Week 6. Carolina is the 2nd toughest matchup for opposing tight ends, as they have been stifling the position all season. Stay far away from Howard this week. Better yet, see if you can trade him on name value alone to get you an upgrade at the position.

A Look Ahead to Week 7…

Josh Allen will come out of his bye week rested and gets to face the hapless Miami defense. They are the easiest matchup for quarterbacks, so don’t drop Allen if you have him quite yet. Daniel Jones will look to bounce back when he faces Arizona, who is the 6th best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. Delanie Walker may be dropped after two bad performances, but he will get it right when he faces the Chargers (7th best matchup for tight ends). Noah Fant could have a good game in Week 7, as the Chiefs are the 10th best matchup for opposing tight ends.

Best of luck to you all in Week 6. You can utilize the Fantasy Sharks Strength of Schedule tool yourself to find good and bad matchups for any part of the upcoming season (and any other position). As always, don’t hesitate to ask me any and everything regarding fantasy football on Twitter (my Twitter handle can be found below). Until next time, Sharks!

About Ryan Black

Ryan is a fantasy football enthusiast who specializes in redraft and keeper leagues. He lives in Yorktown, VA with his beautiful wife, son, and daughter. Feel free to ask him any and everything regarding fantasy football on twitter. It's all about winning that fantasy football championship, Sharks!