Fantasy Football: Week 6 MVP Predictions

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Oct 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back

Arian Foster

(23) celebrates his third quarter touchdown with teammates against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Week 6 has some interesting match-ups, which will lead to another great week of NFL football. I went game by game and gave my prediction on who I think will be the “Fantasy MVP” this week, as I have all season long.

Use these predictions as a tool for any start-sit dilemma that you might have, also you can reach out to me on Twitter, @bmatz08, if you have any questions that involve your fantasy team or the meaning of life.

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Week 6: October 8 – October 14

Thursday, Oct. 9
Indianapolis at Houston (8:25 p.m.)
Arian Foster RB HOU
Foster burned the Cowboys for 157 yards and two touchdowns this past Sunday. Look for the Texans to rely on the ground game to control the clock in this game, keeping Andrew Luck off the field. Expect Foster to torch Indy’s weak run defense.
Projection: 130 yards, 1 TD

Sunday, Oct. 12

1 pm. Games
Jacksonville at Tennessee
Justin Hunter WR TEN
The Titans are working on getting Hunter the ball more. Every game, he takes more plays away from Nate Washington. Last week, he went off with three receptions for 99 yards and a TD. Look for Hunter to gradually get more targets going forward.
Projection: 4 receptions, 55 yards, 1 TD

Oct 5, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback

Mike Glennon

(8) against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Mike Glennon QB TB
Glennon is going to be an effective stream candidate for the rest of the season. He has has massive receivers to throw to, and he has a strong arm to get the ball down field. Glennon did well last week when he almost led the Bucs to a victory against the Saints.
Projection: 260 yards passing, 2 TDs

Denver at NY Jets
All Denver Broncos Skilled Players
This game is going to be a massacre. Peyton Manning is going to do Peyton Manning-like things, where he will distribute the ball to his receivers and magically all his receivers and running backs are studs for the week. The Jets are coming off a tough loss to the Chargers, and this week will be worse.
Projection: Major blow out in favor of the Denver Broncos

Detroit at Minnesota
Teddy Bridgewater QB Minn
Bridgewater missed last week’s game against the Packers due to an ankle injury. Bridgewater is an excellent decision maker and will distribute the ball effectively to his playmakers.

Projection: 200 yards, 1 TD, 30 yards rushing

New England at Buffalo
Tom Brady QB NEP
This is a big game for the Patriots because it’s an important matchup against AFC East foe the Buffalo Bills. Bills have a good defense, but Brady is getting his rhythm back, and he’s looking to prove that he’s not too old to play in the NFL anymore.
Projection: 300 yards passing, 3 TDs

Oct 5, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back

Giovani Bernard

(25) runs the ball during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. New England Patriots defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 43-17. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina at Cincinnati
Giovani Bernard RB CIN
This is going to be a defensive battle, as both teams have very strong defenses. Bernard will be used in the run and pass game this week, and he should be able to supply a decent fantasy out put because of this.
Projection: 45 yards rushing, 5 receptions for 40 yards, 1 TD

Pittsburgh at Cleveland
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE
Hawkins is one of QB Brian Hoyer‘s favorite targets. He didn’t have a great fantasy day last week against the Titans, but before last week, he was averaging 14.6 fantasy points a game. Look for Hoyer to target Hawkins often this week.

Projection: 7 receptions, 80 yards

Green Bay at Miami
Mike Wallace WR MIA
Dolphins’ QB Ryan Tannehill is going to have to throw a lot to keep up with Green Bay’s offense. Wallace is Tannehill’s favorite target, and he will benefit from the pass-happy game script this week.
Projection: 7 receptions, 90 yards