Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 6 quarterback matchups:
- After the hot start, rookie QB Joe Burrow has struggled the last two weeks, especially in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. He finished with just 183 passing yards and 2 turnovers in a blowout loss. Burrow has another stiff matchup in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts, who rank No. 1 in the NFL against the pass and allow just 190 passing yards per game to opposing QBs. Burrow will have his fair share of good games this year, but this isn’t going to be one of them.
- It’s been a whole lot of “Fitzmagic” for Ryan Fitzpatrick lately. He has 7 touchdown passes against just 2 interceptions over his last four games and has surpassed 300 passing yards in three of those. The gunslinger has turned precision passer during this stretch, having completed over 70% of his passes on the season. Fitzpatrick has been able to get Devante Parker, Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki the football in space and the wideout have done an excellent job of racking up yards after the catch. The New York Jets are bad defensively and have allowed opposing QBs to complete 72.3% of their passes. Fitzpatrick is in line for another 300-plus yard, multi-TD showing.
- I’ve been riding the play of Teddy Bridgewater this season. He has completed over 70% of his passes in four straight games and has 589 passing yards and 5 total TDs over his last two games. While Bridgewater looks like a seasoned veteran with his new team, he’s running into a buzzsaw against the Chicago Bears this week. The Bears rank No.2 in the NFL in fantasy football points allowed to the QB position (just 12.1 per game) and have given up just 4 passing touchdowns in five games. Bridgewater has a very low floor and ceiling this week. Stay away.
Rankings are based on the following scoring:
4 points per touchdown pass
1 point per 25 passing yards
-2 points per turnover