QB rankings and streaming advice for Week 6 of the 2020 fantasy football season.
Whether it was COVID, injuries, or off days, Week 5 was another week of quarterback shuffles.
- Joe Flacco was the starter for the New York Jets in place of the injured Sam Darnold, completing 18 of 33 passes for 195 yards and a score in a grimacing performance.
- Kyle Allen was the new Week 5 starter for the Washington Football Team until he suffered an arm injury, leaving Alex Smith to step under center for the first time since November 2018 after a near career-ending leg injury. Smith finished 9-for-17 for 37 yards and, though he took six sacks, was cheered on by every football fan. Head coach Ron Rivera says Kyle Allen, who was cleared to play on Wednesday, will be the starter in Week 6 against the Giants.
- Jimmy Garoppolo returned from injury only to be replaced by C.J. Beathard in the second half after trailing Miami 30-7 with two interceptions. Head coach Kyle Shanahan claims the change was made because Garoppolo was still dealing with his ankle injury. Garoppolo is expected to be under center in Week 6.
- Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury in a devastating loss for the Cowboys. Andy Dalton will be the next man up.
- The Patriots/Broncos game was postponed until later in the season due to positive tests by the Patriots camp. They were handed a bye week that still included practice.
My picks were fortunately more stable than the others. Teddy Bridgewater had one of his best weeks of the season with 313 passing yards and two scores. Justin Herbert continued to impress fantasy owners and football fans, ranking as the QB4, and Ryan Tannehill showed no rust after an impromptu bye week and COVID-19 team turmoil. He is Week 5’s fantasy QB1 with three passing and one rushing touchdown in a domination against the Bills.
|TwoQB||Teddy Bridgewater||20.82 FP|
|Streamer||Justin Herbert||27.36 FP|
|Bounceback||Ryan Tannehill||30 FP|
We’ve (finally) made it to Week 6, and there seem to be more quarterback starters in question than ever before. The Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, and Seattle Seahawks all have bye weeks.
Silver linings – there are plenty of Week 6 QB streamers to go around and waivers don’t clear until Thursday!