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Fantasy football projections, Week 6: Steelers-Dolphins featuring Sammie Coates, Ben Roethlisberger, Jarvis Landry, more

We break down the Week 6 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins.

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The Week 6 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins features an offense firing on all cylinders facing off against one that can’t seem to get anything going. We've got the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Wide receiver Sammie Coates has arrived. Coates caught 6 of 11 targets against the New York Jets in Week 5 and ended up with 139 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He created separation using his speed down the field and looked explosive. He may have just risen above teammate Markus Wheaton on the depth chart. Fantasy owners certainly think so given that he’s one of the hottest pickups of the week on the waiver wire. The Miami Dolphins are the fifth-worst team in the NFL at defending fantasy wide receivers. Coates could be in for another huge game in Week 6.

The same could be said for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger might be the MVP of the 2016 fantasy season when all is said and done. He’s got all of his offensive weapons in the lineup and healthy. It’s reflected in his statistics. In the last two weeks combined, Big Ben has thrown for 680 yards, nine touchdowns, and zero interceptions. That’s out of this world production. It should continue against the Dolphins given that they struggled to keep possession of the ball on offense. Once the Dolphins secondary gets tired in the second half, there will be no stopping the Steelers.

Miami Dolphins

If the Dolphins have even a slight chance of topping Pittsburgh in Week 6, wide receiver Jarvis Landry is going to have to get the football early and often. Landry was targeted just three times in the team’s Week 5 loss to the Tennessee Titans. That’s a far cry from his low number of at least 10 targets a game in each of the previous four contests. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill simply has no choice but to look to him on quick slants in order to keep the ball moving down the field. Landry should be in for a big bounce-back game. He will blow his projections out of the water in PPR formats based on sheer volume.

Given Tannehill’s struggles, it shouldn’t surprise anybody to see running back Jay Ajayi get a lot of touches against Pittsburgh. He carried the ball 13 times for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Titans in Week 5. Those numbers won’t make anyone take notice. However, if the Dolphins find themselves in a blowout in the second half, Ajayi could prove to be garbage-time gold in Week 6.