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Week 6 NFL fantasy football passing matchups: Who to start, who to sit

Regardless of what I write here, you need to start Aaron Rodgers because he’s Aaron Rodgers.

You may be in a situation where you have to start Mike Vick. I was there this season in a couple leagues.

This list is meant to point out waiver wire players who may provide an edge you need with your starter on bye and point out players we need to consider in daily fantasy sports.

This format is different from how it’s been so far this season. I hope you like it.

To come up with these rankings, I compared Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average to fantasy points allowed to determine the strongest matchups. In theory, and on paper, the players who intersect on both lists provide the best/worst matchups. The other players to consider list are on one of the two lists.

The other players list should not be ignored. I’m definitely going to have some Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick and Blake Bortles in my daily fantasy lineups this week.

The full charts for both rankings are at the bottom of the article.

Week 6 FINAL updated rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, K, FLEX, DEF

Week 6 early rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, K, FLEX, DEF

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Top passing matchups

Matt Ryan, ATL vs. NO

Tom Brady, NE vs. IND

Peyton Manning, DEN vs. CLE

Joe Flacco, BAL vs. SF

Teddy Bridgewater, MIN vs. KC

Jay Cutler, CHI vs. DET

Other players to consider: Colin Kaepernick, Marcus Mariota, Andy Dalton, Eli Manning, Brian Hoyer, Blake Bortles, Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford

Worst passing matchups

Josh McCown, CLE vs. DEN

Kirk Cousins, WAS vs. NYJ

Russell Wilson, SEA vs. CAR

Philip Rivers, SD vs. GB

Other players to consider avoiding: Ryan Tannehill, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Cam Newton


DVOA       DVOA    
Pass/avoid TM OPP   Pass/attack TM OPP
Philip Rivers SD GB Matt Ryan ATL NO
Josh McCown CLE DEN Marcus Mariota TEN MIA
Ryan Tannehill MIA TEN Joe Flacco BAL SF
Russell Wilson SEA CAR Teddy Bridgewater MIN KC
Kirk Cousins WAS NYJ Brian Hoyer HOU JAC
Mike Vick PIT ARI Blake Bortles JAX HOU
Jay Cutler CHI DET
Tom Brady NE IND
Matthew Stafford DET CHI
Peyton Manning DEN CLE

Full fantasy points allowed chart

FPA       FPA    
Pass/avoid TM OPP   Pass/attack TM OPP
Josh McCown CLE DEN Teddy Bridgewater MIN KC
Kirk Cousins WAS NYJ Colin Kaepernick SF BAL
Cam Newton CAR SEA Matt Ryan ATL NO
Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ WAS Peyton Manning DEN CLE
Philip Rivers SD GB Andy Dalton CIN BUF
Aaron Rodgers GB SD Eli Manning NYG PHI
Alex Smith KC MIN Tom Brady NE IND
Cam Newton CAR SEA Jay Cutler CHI DET
Russell Wilson SEA CAR Sam Bradford PHI NYG

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