Fantasy football is a game of matchups. There aren't a ton of players who are "must-start" options each and every week. Fantasy owners are often faced with tough decisions on who to start and, more often than not, a player's matchup is going to be one of the deciding factors.
Here's how every team's matchup stacks up for fantasy football purposes heading into Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season.
Note: The Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders are on bye weeks and are unranked for Week 6.
28. New York Giants (at NE)
The New England Patriots' defense has been absurdly good this year, and even a healthy New York Giants offense might rank last this week. But when you factor in a laundry list of injuries that includes Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram all being ruled out, this becomes one of the worst fantasy situations of the season.
27. Tennessee Titans (at DEN)
26. Denver Broncos (vs TEN)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers (at LAC)
24. Cincinnati Bengals (at BAL)
23. Miami Dolphins (vs WAS)
22. New York Jets (vs DAL)
21. Jacksonville Jaguars (vs NO)
20. Philadelphia Eagles (at MIN)
19. Washington Redskins (at MIA)
The highest they've been ranked all season, the Washington Redskins get a huge boost in this week's matchup against the Miami Dolphins. At 0-5, Washington is now favored for the first time this season, meaning we could see an increased dose of Adrian Peterson. Their passing attack could also be in for its best game of the season, as the Dolphins rank last in the NFL by a huge margin, allowing 12.0 adjusted yards per pass attempt.
18. Detroit Lions (at GB)
17. New Orleans Saints (at JAX)
16. Cleveland Browns (vs SEA)
15. San Francisco 49ers (at LAR)
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs CAR)
13. Minnesota Vikings (vs PHI)
12. Seattle Seahawks (at CLE)
11. Carolina Panthers (at TB)
10. Arizona Cardinals (vs ATL)
9. Los Angeles Rams (vs SF)
8. Los Angeles Chargers (vs PIT)
7. Houston Texans (at KC)
6. Green Bay Packers (vs DET)
5. Atlanta Falcons (at ARI)
The Atlanta Falcons may only be 1-4, but their offense has still been impressive. They rank 10th in yards per play, and their 1,904 yards from scrimmage rank eighth in the NFL. They also get a prime matchup this week in a potential shootout against the Arizona Cardinals, who have given up the third-most yards and fifth-most points in the NFL.
4. Dallas Cowboys (at NYJ)
3. New England Patriots (vs NYG)
2. Baltimore Ravens (vs CIN)
1. Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
The Kansas City Chiefs were held to 13 points in a prime time game in Week 5, but they still rank top-three in the NFL in both yards and points, and one hiccup shouldn't scare you off. They were without their two top wideouts in that game as well, and the possibility of getting Tyreek Hill and/or Sammy Watkins back against the Houston Texans helps them keep their spot as the top fantasy offense in the NFL.
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