NFL Fantasy Mailbag Week 6

I am having QB troubles and am considering Brian Hoyer, is this a wise decision? (@BlakeBradley14)


Brian Hoyer has been extremely consistent, putting up 300+ yards and 2 TD’s in each of his 3 starts. All three of these performance were against very bad secondaries, but the good news is, he faces another horrible secondary this week vs Jacksonville. Jacksonville is 6th best matchup a QB can have at this point in the season. Given the recent success of Hoyer, and his stellar matchup, he looks to be an appealing start.

I would not recommend Hoyer as a permanent solution to your QB troubles. After week 6 he plays, GB, MIN, and NYG to name a few of his upcoming opponents for his 7 week struggle that is about to take place after week 6. He is a solid start this week.


Can I trust Brandin Cooks this week? (@sharkyniner)


Brandin Cooks has had his ups and downs this season, confusing fantasy owners thoroughly. His big play ability, and potential fantasy numbers remain. But he is becoming more of a matchup based player. As we look at his matchup for week 6, the Carolina Panthers, owners will be hoping that the Panthers secondary that shows up on Sunday is the one that allowed Julio Jones to rack up 300 yards in week 4. Not the one that’s held everyone else to 55 yards or fewer through the first four weeks.

I think Cooks has potential to make that one big play to turn your fantasy day into a good one, its a slight risk, but I would feel confident in starting Cooks this week.


Cameron Meredith breaking into fantasy relevancy? (@avernon21)


I think whenever you put up 130 yards and a TD, you become relevant to some degree. As for Meredith, I think this could be a common thing over the next few weeks. Starting opposite of Alshon Jeffrey, Meredith was able to acquire a lot of passes from QB Brian Hoyer, who was on fire. With Hoyer throwing for 300+ yards a game, there is plenty of targets to go around in the Bears offense and I think Meredith will continue to benefit strongly over the next few weeks.

White won’t be returning this year, so this could be a long term WR solution.


Shoud I start Melvin Gordon vs the Denver defense? (@alexkahn28)Unknown-2.jpeg

Melvin gordon has been a pleasant surprise for many fantasy owners in 2016, totaling a league leading 7 TDs and earning 13+ points a game. Gordon faces his toughest matchup yet this week, the Denver Broncos. The Broncos realistically have been all that tough against RBs in terms of Fantasy points, ranking 11th in Points allowed to RBs. Gordon’s one concern is his fumbling, though coaches have said, his usage will not be changed.

Gordon is on quite a roll, and he has been all season, it is likely that he continues his success tonight vs a tough, but fantasy favorable matchup for Gordon. I am starting Melvin Gordon.

Can Martellus Bennett maintain his role in New England? (@thegeneralbear)images-1.jpeg

Bennett has benefitted greatly from the injury of Rob Gronkowski, but even when Gronk returned, there seemed to be room for Bennett still. Catching 3 TD pass from Tom Brady in week 5 against the Browns, Bennett put on quite the show. He also caught six of eight targets for 67 total yards.

It remains to be seen what will happen to Bennett’s role once Gronkowski is fully healthy, but for now, it seems as though there is room for both stud Tight Ends in the Patriots offense.






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