This column had a rough go of things in Week 5. All three of our picks (Sam Darnold, Trey Lance and Daniel Jones) finished outside the top 19 of the week. In fact, the three had more combined interceptions (4) than touchdowns (1).
As bye weeks become a factor for the first time all year, let's see if we can right the ship in Week 6. Here are our top three streaming quarterbacks, rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, to target in Week 6.
Streaming QB Week 6
3. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (24% Rostered)
Ben Roethlisberger has been terrible this season. But so have the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle owns the league's fifth-worst pass defense by DVOA, surrendering top-12 fantasy production to opposing QBs. The Seahawks have also given up the third-most passing yards in the league. Meanwhile, Roethlisberger is coming off the best game of his season, putting up 253 yards and 2 touchdowns against the stout Denver Broncos' defense. This looks like a nice get-right spot for the Steelers' QB.
2. Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts (15% Rostered)
Carson Wentz finally showed us something in Week 5. He put up 402 yards and 2 touchdowns to 0 interceptions against a solid Baltimore Ravens defense. Now he gets to face a Houston Texans defense that surrenders above-average fantasy production to opposing QBs. Assuming Wentz can stay hot, he should be in for a nice showing in Week 6.
1. Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team (16% Rostered)
Taylor Heinicke is coming off of his worst start of the year. Week 5 was his first start this season that didn't see him record at least 20.0 fantasy points. But he was facing the elite New Orlean Saints defense, so it's hard to fault him too much. And now he gets to face what is arguably the league's worst defense in the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City gives up more fantasy points to QBs than any other team in the league and ranks as the NFL's second-worst pass defense by DVOA. Expect a return to form in Week 6.
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