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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 6 Quarterbacks

By Steve Schwarz | 10/14/21
Bye Weeks: Atlanta, New Orleans, N.Y. Jets, San Francisco
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Taylor Heinicke

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1) Taylor Heinicke vs. Kansas City

The Chiefs have been very generous, allowing the second-most fantasy points in the league (31.8 FPts/G). Meanwhile, Heinicke comes off a tough game against New Orleans, but still averages more per game than Aaron Rodgers. This should be a high-scoring games (O/U 55), so the WFT quarterback is going to need to put up lots of points.

2) Davis Mills @ Indianapolis

Mills is no Lamar Jackson, who toasted the Colts for 442 passing yards and four TDs, but he is coming off a big game of his own (27.8 fantasy points against New England). The Colts have been pretty loose in the secondary, ranking 29th, against opposing quarterbacks. If you have a quarterback on a bye or struggling you could do worse than a hot QB versus a porous secondary.

3) Trevor Lawrence vs. Miami

The rookie No. 1 overall selection, Lawrence has been up and down this season, but he’s been using his legs more in the last two games and that’s helped his fantasy value. The Dolphins’ pass defense was manhandled by Tom Brady last week and might not be ready to take advantage of the rookie’s weakness. The Dolphins are a top blitzing team (32.5% of the time) yet have managed just nine sacks and Lawrence should be able to move outside the pocket and make plays.

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1) Ryan Tannehill vs. Buffalo

The Bills are No. 1 against opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers. Meanwhile, the Titansí passing offense has been disappointing despite the addition of Julio Jones. Tannehill ranks 21st among fantasy quarterbacks and this week isnít the spot for him to get healthy.

2) Derek Carr @ Denver

Carrís numbers have been inflated by overtime games in the first couple of weeks, but over the past two games heís come back down to earth. Heís averaged just 201 passing yards against the Chargers and Bears and faces a third straight tough assignment in the Broncos, who rank second to the Bills yielding just 17.9 FPts/G. Denver has allowed just seven points in two games in the Mile High City.

3) Sam Darnold vs. Minnesota

Darnold still ranks ninth among quarterbacks (thanks to five rushing touchdowns), but reality struck last week against Philadelphia when he managed just 13.9 fantasy points and threw three interceptions. With his confidence shaken he faces a Vikings team ranked eighth against opposing quarterbacks. They do it with a strong pass rush, ranking second in sacks (17) despite blitzing only 20.4% of the time and have yielded just six touchdown passes. It’s best to avoid him if you can.

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