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Fantasy football projections, Week 6: Falcons-Seahawks featuring Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Russell Wilson, more

We break down the Week 6 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks.

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The Week 6 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks features a top-flight offense against a top defense. We've got the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.

Atlanta Falcons

Week 5 was quite the test for quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons. They responded with an impressive road win against the Denver Broncos. Ryan didn’t deliver a huge number of fantasy points for his owners, but he did not turn the ball over either. Finishing with 267 passing yards and a touchdown against the defending Super Bowl champions is a respectable result. In Week 6, Ryan faces a Seahawks defense that has given up the fewest number of fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. He’s in tough, but if Ryan responds positively again, the Falcons will undoubtedly be dubbed Super Bowl contenders. Matty Ice’s fantasy owners will like that.

So will owners of wide receiver Julio Jones. After dropping 12 catches, 300 receiving yards, and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4, Jones got shut down by Denver. He was held to just two catches for 29 yards despite the fact his team won. That’s what happens when you face off against seasoned veterans like Chris Harris, Aqib Talib, and T.J. Ward. Week 6 will likely see Jones match up against Richard Sherman. It might be another quiet week for No. 11.

Seattle Seahawks

While Ryan and his top receiver are in for quite the challenge against Seattle, the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson may just go off for some big numbers against Atlanta. He faces a Falcons defence that has given up more points to fantasy quarterbacks this season than any other team. On top of that he appears to be over his early-season injury woes. Wilson threw for a season-high 309 passing yards and three touchdowns in Week 4 against the New York Jets. Coming off a bye week going into Week 6. Wilson should be well rested and 100 percent healthy. Expect him to be back to his old self in a big home game against an undefeated team.

Running back Christine Michael should also be in top form on Sunday. He only rushed for 58 yards on 18 carries against the Jets in Week 4, but Michael also caught five passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in the game. Teammate Thomas Rawls is still a few weeks away from returning, but it looks like Michael has the No. 1 running back position locked down in Seattle. He should be able to run all over Atlanta’s lackluster run defense.