Fantasy football is back as we take a look at Week 6. Going over my most Undervalued and Overvalued players of the week, we first will look back at week 5’s picks. Undervalued choices Kendall Wright(PPR) and Tyreek Hill held up their end, while Martellus Bennett flopped again. Overvalued pick Aaron Jones had a fantastic week, but Jeremy Maclin and Amari Cooper had pretty poor weeks again.
As you take a look at this weeks Under and Overvalued players, check out the Week 6 Staff Rankings!
Week 6 Undervalued and Overvalued Fantasy Players
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (QB16)
I pretty much hate everything about the Cardinals this season, minus Andre Ellington. But with the amount of volume Palmer is getting, its hard to ignore his floor. Palmer has been able to top 15 fantasy points in all but one game so far this season.
In week 6 he gets a home matchup, against a Buccaneer defense that ranks near the bottom in quarterback fantasy points against. While he may not be a sexy option for any week, you could do much worse than him this week.
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints (RB15)
A ranking at 15 for Mark Ingram at this point is far from criminal. But I do think he is a bit undervalued here. With Peterson gone and Kamara dedicated to passing situations, Ingram is finally where he should be. The past two game Ingram has reached 14 carries, and always adds a few catches.
In a home matchup, the Saints offense should roll coming off of a bye this week. In addition to Peterson being gone, Ingram is due to find the end zone soon as well. Ingram provides a safe floor here, especially in PPR scoring. I like him to finish as a RB1 this week.
Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TE11)
In 4 games this year, Brate has topped 60 yards twice and has hauled in three scores. He has also finished as a TE1 in each three of those weeks. All the talk of O.J. Howard taking away from Brate’s targets has been forgotten.
Based on history, this matchup should be a bad one for Brate. But this is not the Arizona defense that we are used to seeing. Brate represents another good chance to score here in week 6. And he has one of the better floors given how poor the tight end position is. I like Brate more than some of the options ranked ahead of him.
Ryan Griffin, Houston Texans (TE6)
I understand how poor the Browns are against tight ends. So far in 2017, Cleveland is giving up just under 20 fantasy points per game against them. However, I don’t know if I can trust this one.
Griffin is averaging just 5 targets per game over his last three. And he has topped 22 yards just once so far this year. In other words, he is far from a world beater. Griffin is a great streaming option this week, presenting a good chance for a score as well. But I can’t move him into my top 6.
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (WR21)
It sounds like Derek Carr may be back under center this week. But even so, it is unlikely that he will be playing at 100%. Cooper has been horrible since week 1. And his efficiency is at a historic low, with just 4 catches over his last 3 games.
Even though the Chargers are not great against the pass, I still don’t trust Cooper yet. He was already a boom or bust play before this terrifying start. Now that he is struggling, his week to week outlook is even scarier. I would stay away if at all possible.
Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens (RB17)
Buck Allen’s production hinges 100% on game script. In games where the Ravens lose, he is worthless. In games they win, he usually puts up a pretty good line. Last week in their romp of Oakland, Allen 25 touches for 85 yards. In the previous two losses, he had just 21 touches total.
This week the Ravens get the Bears. While favorites, I wouldn’t expect the Ravens to blow this one open too much, meaning Allen won’t be in total clock mode. I think this game will be fairly tight, and Allen presents a huge range of outcomes week to week. No thanks.