Fantasy Football: One QB, RB, WR, and TE primed for huge Week 6 performances

The first five weeks of the 2023 NFL season have been full of surprises, both positive and negative. These surprises have had significant impacts on the landscape of fantasy football, causing us to re-evaluate everything we thought we knew before the season.

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The first five weeks of the 2023 NFL season have been full of surprises, both positive and negative. These surprises have had significant impacts on the landscape of fantasy football, causing us to re-evaluate everything we thought we knew before the season.

While the surprises are sure to keep coming in Week 6, these four players should be locked into your fantasy football lineups. Here is one QB, RB, WR, and TE who are primed for huge performances this week.

QB: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Last week Joe Burrow looked as healthy as he’s been all season, moving around the pocket to give himself additional time to scan the field and find Ja’Marr Chase, who feasted on the Arizona Cardinals' secondary and set a Bengals record for receptions in a single game (15). Burrow also did damage in that game, attempting 46 passes and completing 36 of them for 317 yards while adding three touchdowns.

With Burrow and Chase beginning to click, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf chose a bad time to poke the bear. He gave Ja’Marr Chase some additional motivation this week when he said rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon will “get the best of him.” As if Burrow needed any additional reason to target his stud wide receiver early and often, Witherspoon should see a heavy dose of Chase.

Not to mention, Burrow and the Bengals are expected to welcome back stud wide receiver Tee Higgins, who missed last week due to a rib injury. Burrow gets one of his top weapons back heading into a Week 6 matchup with the Seahawks, who have given up the third-most passing yards per game to opposing teams (280) to this point in the season. This bodes well for a pass-happy Bengals offense that is fourth in the NFL pass attempts per game (39.6).

With Burrow starting to look more like himself and having an opportunistic matchup, he has a great shot to finish as Week 6’s top fantasy quarterback.