Shawn Siegele looks at the best QB streaming options for Week 6, presents a deep superflex option, and offers a sneaky 2-QB trade target.
I’m filling in for Giana Pacinelli during her vacation and will again be focusing on the Game Level Similarity Projections. With the Week 6 matchups in mind, we can pull up the GLSP numbers to see how similar QBs have played against similar defenses. The genius of Dave Caban’s tool is that it finds matches for both sides of the equation and then allows you to explore how those specific contests have played out.
The Week 6 Streamer
Minshew is still available in the streamer-heavy Apex Experts League, although Denny Carter is almost certain to snag him in a couple of hours. I’ve been gradually building ownership in Jacksonville skill players as Minshew Mania catches me in its thrall.
For a sixth-round rookie thrust into an unsettled situation in Jacksonville, Minshew had been remarkably consistent through the first four weeks before his blowup against the Panthers. He also knows how to get the ball to his playmakers. While some teams allow defensive scheme to push them off of their studs in any given week — Tampa and Atlanta come to mind — Minshew continues to pepper D.J. Chark while adding Dede Westbrook to the mix.
We can expect Minshew’s ownership to skyrocket after the big performance, but he’s a good player to add if your league has Wednesday evening waivers. He’s a great player to plug directly into your lineup if you picked him up yesterday. Only six players have a better Game Level Similarity Projection for Week 6, and they are every-week stars.
Beyond a strong average projection, Minshew’s highest percentage of matched results generated scores above 25 points. The elite ceiling suggests the Jacksonville phenom could do more than simply hold down the fort. He could provide a week-winning effort at fantasy’s highest-scoring position.
Have the Saints been a victim of elite QB play to start the season? Go to the NFL Stat Explorer, locate Gardner Minshew, and click on Matchup Analysis for a detailed breakdown of QB performances against New Orleans over the first five weeks.
Superflex Desperation Play
Washington’s rumored starter owns a surprisingly robust Week 6 GLSP that places him ahead of QBs like Carson Wentz, Baker Mayfield, Andy Dalton, and Philip Rivers.
Of course, that’s because he faces Miami. You don’t need a high pass volume to beat the Dolphins, but the QB points come in bunches anyway. They have allowed the most points to opposing passers, in part because they’ve allowed the most fantasy points over expectation (FPOE).
A whopping 82% of historical matches have scored more than 10 points, which makes Keenum a strong option over your likely RB or WR candidates to fill the superflex.
2-QB Trade Candidate
While I’m focused on deeper 2-QB plays, you can also use the Strength of Schedule Streaming tool to flip elite QBs in any format.
If you want to make a push over the next five weeks, pull the trigger for Josh Allen as he heads into his bye. The Bills signal-caller owns the best schedule among QBs between now and Week 10.
The Weekly Stat Explorer lets us quickly search for Allen’s fantasy scoring rank since his return from injury in Week 12 last year. An easy upcoming schedule makes it more likely he’ll be able to maintain his impressive seventh-place ranking from that time period.
Fantasy Playoff Push
For teams who sit at 4-1 or 5-0 and have the skill player ammunition to add firepower in deep 2-QB leagues, this isn’t a bad time to start focusing on out-of-fashion starters like Daniel Jones or Andy Dalton. The former should be available in 2-QB redraft and the latter in 2-QB dynasty. They both have good overall playoff slates and should have more talent around them again by the time Week 14 rolls around.
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