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Week 6 Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Exploitation: QB

The most and least favorable fantasy football quarterback matchups for Week 6.

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Andrew Luck

Oct 6, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) passes the ball during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium. Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

As we saw in Week 5 with Tom Brady being shut down by the Bengals and Matt Schaub being beat up by the 49ers, a bad matchup can quickly spell a fantasy loss. On the other hand, a favorable matchup can make even Geno Smith look like a Pro Bowler.

This week, Brady’s luck doesn’t seem better but it is. Although the Saints D has contained Josh Freeman, Carson Palmer, and Ryan Tannehill, Matt Ryan and Jay Cutler have had no problem putting up big games against them. The toughest matchups of the week are Terrelle Pryor vs. KC, Russell Wilson against the Titans, Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. SEA, whoever starts for Minnesota vs. CAR, Matt Stafford vs. CLE, Brandon Weeden vs. DET, Sam Bradford vs. HOU, Nick Foles vs. TB, and Carson Palmer vs. SF. All of those guys are benchable this week.

On the other hand, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, Peyton Manning, and Cam Newton have highly favorable matchups this week and are must-starts. Even Mike Glennon could be a sneaky play against the Eagles.

Let’s take a look at all of the fantasy football quarterback matchups for Week 6.

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Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable

Rank
vs
QB

AVG
QB
FPS
Allowed

Defense

Week 5 Opponents

1

11.73 Chiefs Terrelle Pryor

2

11.73 Colts Philip Rivers

3

11.8 Saints Tom Brady

4

12.15 Panthers Christian Ponder (Q), Matt Cassel

5

12.55 Seahawks Ryan Fitzpatrick

6

12.82 Titans Russell Wilson

7

12.85 Steelers Geno Smith

8

14.06 Patriots Drew Brees

9

14.12 Browns Matthew Stafford

10

14.17 Lions Brandon Weeden

11

14.5 Texans Sam Bradford

12

14.96 Buccaneers Nick Foles

13

15.26 49ers Carson Palmer

14

16.39 Bengals Thad Lewis

15

16.95 Bears Eli Manning

16

17.46 Ravens Aaron Rodgers

17

17.53 Jets Ben Roethlisberger

18

18.64 Broncos Chad Henne

19

18.81 Rams Matt Schaub

20

19.33 Bills Andy Dalton

21

19.58 Raiders Alex Smith

22

19.67 Cardinals Colin Kaepernick

23

19.88 Vikings Cam Newton

24

20.29 Dolphins BYE

25

21.16 Falcons BYE

26

21.64 Jaguars Peyton Manning

27

22.88 Redskins Tony Romo

28

23.09 Packers Joe Flacco

29

23.19 Giants Jay Cutler

30

23.77 Cowboys Robert Griffin III

31

23.83 Eagles Mike Glennon

32

26.82 Chargers Andrew Luck

*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.

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