QB - Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team (vs. KC)
There's nothing better for a fantasy quarterback who plays an explosive offense with an awful defense. That's the Chiefs. That offense will score points, but the Chiefs defense will also let you do whatever you want to them. Heinicke is a gunslinger, and he'll make a few mistakes, but he has been a viable option up to this point and with this matchup and his sneaky ability to add fantasy points on the ground, he's a good spot start for those in need.
RB - Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins (@ JAX)
Congratulations to the zero people who played Gaskin last week. After disappointing all season, he faces the best defense against the run and, go figure, has his best game of the year. This next matchup is promising, as the Jaguars are still hopeless against the run. And the good thing with Gaskin, as we saw last week, if the Dolphins are behind he will get passing volume. And yes, I think the Jaguars will get their first win this week...take that as you will.
WR - Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. SEA)
No Juju, no problem. With the vacated targets and glorious matchup, Claypool has huge upside in Week 6 as the Seahawks travel to Pittsburgh. Diontae Johnson will outpace him in targets, but Claypool's ADoT (average depth of target) gives him the ability to make splash plays at any given moment. Pepper in a few more targets and Claypool becomes a WR2 with exciting upside.
TE - Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team (vs. KC)
We're getting deep! And yes, another Football Team player. Kansas City is bad on defense, have I said that already? Well, they're even worse against the tight end position. Actually, 32nd to be exact. Dawson Knox torched them last week, and only needed four targets to do so. No, this offense is not the Bills offense. But anyone facing this defense sure does look like them. So if you are in need of a spot start at tight end, Seals-Jones may be the play for you.
D/ST - Dallas Cowboys (@ NE)
What a step up from last year's defense. The Cowboys have looked good on defense and now they land an underwhelming Patriots offense and their rookie quarterback. Diggs may continue his interception streak and I want a piece of that in fantasy.
QB - Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (@ CAR)
Kirk started off the season red-hot, as I predicted. And then he crashed and burned. Well, he gets to face the defense allowing the fewest passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks. The Panthers also have the third most sacks through 5 weeks. Cook should be back, which is good news, but there are other options better than Cousins in Week 6.
RB - Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team (vs. KC)
I guess I'm a bit hot and cold on the Football Team this week. But Gibson scares me, and it has nothing to do with his talent, and everything to do with the situation. When the Chiefs are involved, you know the opposing offense will need to keep up. That alone, is not the role of Gibson in this offense. For some reason, McKissic is their guy when the WFT falls behind in games, which they have been doing a lot of lately. Since Week 1, Gibson hasn't seen more than two targets in a game. In three games this year, Gibson has seen fewer than 15 rushes. It isn't the volume we were hoping for, so unless this changes or he falls into the endzone, he may end up a bust this week.
WR - Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns (vs. ARI)
Cleveland scored 42 points last week. 42. Beckham saw three targets, in which he caught two for 20 yards. What?! Beckham needs to be on benches until Baker and this offense can get him appropriately involved. I know the name sounds nice, but your fantasy rosters can't take this constant beating. Oh, and Arizona's defense is pretty good too.
TE - Austin Hooper., Cleveland Browns (vs. ARI)
Trust me, it's not that I don't like the Browns this week. But to control the game and keep the ball out of Kyler's hands - not to mention that it's the Browns forte - they will establish the run early and often with Chubb and Hunt. Hooper also competes with two other tight ends, one of which caught a 70+ yard touchdown last week. So, with low expected volume, competition for targets at his position, and one of the hardest matchups for the position, I am out on Hooper this week.
D/ST - New England Patriots (vs. DAL)
It seems like just last week this team was hailed as the best D/ST in fantasy thanks to a matchup with Davis Mills and the Houston Texans. Yeah, that didn't work out so well. And now they get the Cowboys offense? I'd look elsewhere. Good news is, The Patriots D/ST get the Jets in Week 7 so brighter days ahead... or so we think.