Top Fantasy Football Streaming Quarterbacks for Week 6

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With four teams on bye this week, there's certainly a chance that you're in need of a reliable streaming option at QB this week.

Whether your starter is on a bye, or you're just looking for an exploitable matchup, here are three QBs, all owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, that could be solid Week 6 streaming options.

1. Kyle Allen, Carolina Panthers (10% Owned)

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After a torrid start to his season, Kyle Allen has come back down to earth a bit. Still, this looks like a good bounce-back spot for Allen, who is facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' leaky secondary. Tampa Bay has surrendered a league-high 323.6 passing yards per game to opposing QBs. The Buccaneers have also been stout against the run, holding opponents to 69.8 rushing yards per game (No. 2 in the NFL), so Carolina may opt to use Christian McCaffrey more as a pass-catcher here. Allen is coming off a 186-yard, one-TD performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he has a chance to have a solid game in Week 6.

2. Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville Jaguars (47% Owned)

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He's a lightning rod and a walking meme, but Gardner Minshew II is also fantasy's 11th-most productive quarterback. The Mississippi Mustache had his best game of the season in Week 5, throwing for 374 yards and two TDs to no INTs. The fumbles hurt (he lost three), but he made up for most of that by rushing for 42 yards on seven carries. Going up against a New Orleans Saints' defense that has given up the 11th-most passing yards and eight passing TDs (tied for the 13th most in the NFL) this season, there's no reason to believe that Minshew Mania will slow down in Week 6.

3. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (44%)

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If you've watched Kirk Cousins play this season, it's understandable to be skeptical about his inclusion on this list. The Minnesota Vikings haven't asked him to do much thus far, as he's attempted 126 passes (lowest among all QBs that have played five games), and when he has looked to throw, it hasn't always been pretty. Even so, Cousins might have turned the corner in Week 5, completing 22 of his 27 passes for 306 yards and two TDs. That came against the New York Giants, one of the worst secondaries in the NFL, but he draws another enticing matchup in Week 6. The Philadelphia Eagles have surrendered 271.2 passing yards per game to opposing QBs, which is the sixth most in the NFL. On the other hand, Philly's run defense has been elite, surrendering a league-low 63.0 rushing yards per game, which suggests Cousins may be asked to throw more often than usual here.

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