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  • Broncos Defense Must Limit Big Plays In Week 6

    The Denver Broncos defensive line should have the advantage in Week 6 against a Las Vegas Raiders offensive line that ranks 20th in pressure rate allowed and 31st in yards per carry. The key will be limiting big plays in the passing game, as they've allowed seven completions of 30-plus yards this year, which is tied for seventh-most in the league. Kyle Fuller has struggled in one-on-one matchups, but the return of Ronald Darby from Injured Reserve should help this secondary. If Denver can keep Derek Carr from succeeding deep -- only four QBs have completed more 30-plus-yard passes than him -- they have a shot to really slow Vegas' offense down. The Broncos defense has allowed the second-fewest points (76) through five weeks and should have a solid fantasy week if they can get consistent pressure on Carr.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Denver Broncos
  • Brandon McManus - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus will be looking to stay perfect in a big matchup against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders in Week 6. McManus has made all 11 of his field-goal attempts and all nine of his extra-point tries through five weeks to rank him as the No. 8 fantasy kicker. The move from Drew Lock in 2020 to Teddy Bridgewater at QB this year has made a world of difference for Denver's offense in terms of efficiency and lack of turnovers. In turn, McManus has become fantasy relevant on a weekly basis, and it also has helped that Denver ranks 10th in red-zone attempts but just 29th in red-zone success rate. The Broncos have scored touchdowns on just 42.11% of their trips inside the 20-yard line, which means McManus should continue to get his chances this Sunday. He'll easily be a top-10 fantasy kicker in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Brandon McManus
  • Noah Fant - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant had just three catches for 20 yards and wasn't targeted until the fourth quarter in the Week 5 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The reason? His lack of involvement was a direct result of the team's decision to slow down Pittsburgh's edge rushers. The Las Vegas Raiders have some impressive pass-rushers of their own, but look for the Broncos to get Fant more involved in the passing game in Week 6. The 23-year-old remains one of Denver's top targets with Jerry Jeudy still out with a high ankle sprain, and the Raiders defense has been generous to opposing tight ends the last three weeks, allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game. At the weakest fantasy position, Fant will remain a midrange TE1 with a prime bounce-back opportunity this Sunday.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Noah Fant
  • Tim Patrick - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick hasn't put up gaudy numbers or done anything overly special with Jerry Jeudy sidelined by a high ankle sprain, but he is quietly one of the NFL's best receivers. Through five weeks, Patrick leads the NFL by a wide margin with a plus-15.8% catch rate over expected. Oh, and he also hasn't dropped a pass in 127 targets since the 2019 season. He's gradually seen an increase in targets as the season has progressed, and he had a season-high seven catches on nine targets for 89 yards in the Week 5 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But because he's not much of a big-play receiver in a middling offense, Patrick has been merely a WR4/flex option in fantasy with Jeudy out. There won't be a ton of upside in Week 6 against a Las Vegas Raiders defense that has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to the receiver position this year.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Tim Patrick
  • Courtland Sutton - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton woke up in the Week 5 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, catching seven of his 11 targets for 120 yards and his first touchdown of the season. Aside from his two 100-yard games, though, Sutton has been pretty quiet despite ranking second behind Davante Adams with 644 air yards in 2021. The 26-year-old was also helped by the fact that Denver was forced to throw while being down multiple scores in the second half last Sunday. The targets will be there for Denver's top option in the passing game, but Sutton will also be facing a Las Vegas Raiders defense in Week 6 that has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game (9.0) to opposing pass-catchers in the last three weeks. He'll be a midrange WR2 for fantasy managers against the division rivals.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Courtland Sutton
  • Javonte Williams - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Denver Broncos rookie running back Javonte Williams seems to waiting patiently for his true breakout game with Melvin Gordon III (hip), who is questionable for Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders, dealing with nagging injuries in recent weeks. Williams has gains of 31 and 49 yards, respectively, in the last two games and is a true big-play back that can break tackles. He is fifth in the NFL in adjusted yards after contact per rush at 4.3 since Week 2, and he has 5.05 yards per carry for 202 yards and a score on 40 carries in the last four weeks compared to 3.69 yards per carry on 49 attempts for Gordon. There's a chance that Williams finally takes the majority of touches over Gordon this week, which would give him RB2 upside against a Raiders defense that has been vulnerable to running backs in the last three weeks -- 23.1 fantasy points per game allowed to RBs (seventh-most).

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Javonte Williams
  • Teddy Bridgewater - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the offense will be looking to carry over their fourth-quarter success in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers into a Week 6 meeting with the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders. The Broncos scored 13 points on 10 first downs and 205 yards of total offense in comeback mode in the fourth quarter last week, but the Steelers also were playing softer coverage. Bridgewater has only gone over 300 yards passing once in five games, but he does have a nice TD-to-interception ratio of 7:1 and is completing a career-high 69.8% of his passes. The 28-year-old is taking care of the football, taking plenty of deep shots and taking what the defense gives him. Against a Raiders defense that has looked much better this year, Bridgewater will remain a midrange QB2 in superflex leagues.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Teddy Bridgewater
  • Seahawks Defense Is Interesting In Week 6

    The Seattle Seahawks defense has been inconsistent all season, but they have interesting upside in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers offense, outside of Week 5 against the Denver Broncos when they scored more than 17 points for the first time since Week 1, has struggled to consistently put up points. The Steelers have turned the ball over at least once in every game, except for their win against the Buffalo Bills, and the Seahawks defense has gotten at least one takeaway in four out of five games while averaging at least two sacks per game. If the Seattle offense can take care of the ball and sustain drives, which is asking a lot with Geno Smith now in for the injured Russell Wilson (finger), the defense could come out of the game with a solid fantasy performance this week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Seahawks Seattle Seahawks
  • Rams Defense Should Bounce Back In Week 6

    This Los Angeles Rams defense has struggled to start the year after looking like one of the best units in the NFL last season, but they're in a great bounce-back spot in Week 6 against the New York Giants. After five games, the Rams D has come away with six turnovers, including five interceptions. The Giants are dealing with a number of injuries across their offense and will be without starting running back Saquon Barkley(ankle) and wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee). Quarterback Daniel Jones has done a good job of taking care of the football so far this season, but the Rams have the pass rush to get home and really make him uncomfortable, as their 14 sacks are tied for fifth in the NFL. If they can get early pressure on Jones, they have the potential to turn in their best game of the season.

    Oct 15 · Source via Rams Los Angeles Rams
  • Alex Collins - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Seattle Seahawks running back Alex Collins will be getting his second straight start in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but we could see him struggle in this matchup. The Steelers haven't been lights-out on defense this year, but they've been pretty good against the run, allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. They remain the lone defense that has yet to give up a touchdown to the running back position. Collins has scored one touchdown thus far, with the majority going to teammate Chris Carson (neck), who was placed on Injured Reserve on Friday. As the primary ball-carrier last Thursday against the Rams, Collins averaged just 3.13 yards per carry, and this matchup doesn't figure to make life easier on him. Collins will be a shaky touchdown-dependent RB3/flex with Geno Smith now at quarterback, while DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer figure to share change-of-pace work.

    Oct 15 · Source via Seahawks Alex Collins
  • Kliff Kingsbury Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. Quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive lineman Zach Allen also tested positive and will be out this weekend. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who has head-coaching experience from his time in Denver, and assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will split the head-coaching duties against Cleveland. This shouldn't have much effect on Arizona's game plan against the Browns, but it's worth noting as the Cardinals look to remain the NFL's lone unbeaten team.

    Oct 15 · Source via Cardinals Zach Allen
  • Rodrigo Blankenship Won't Kick In Week 6

    Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said that kicker Rodrigo Blankenship (groin) will be out for Week 6 against the Houston Texans. Blankenship has been a low-end streaming option in fantasy through the first five weeks of the season by making 11 of his 14 field-goal opportunities and seven of his eight extra points, but he tweaked his groin in last week's game and won't be available this Sunday. The Colts have signed Michael Badgley to do the kicking against the Texans, who have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing kickers to begin the season. Despite the good matchup against the one-win Texans, there are plenty of better kicking options out there.

    Oct 15 · Source via Colts Rodrigo Blankenship
  • Justin Jackson Will Play Against Ravens

    Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said that running back Justin Jackson (groin) will play in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens after missing last week's 47-42 barnburner of a win over the Cleveland Browns. The Chargers will decide between rookie Larry Rountree III and Joshua Kelley for the third running back spot on Sunday. Jackson wasn't listed on the final injury report for this weekend. The 25-year-old has played just 12.2% of the offensive snaps so far this year in four games and has only 10 carries for 22 yards while catching all six of his targets for 27 yards. Behind workhorse Austin Ekeler, no Chargers running back has standalone fantasy value.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chargers Justin Jackson
  • Josh Jacobs' Illness Won't Keep Him From Playing

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (illness) was removed from the final injury report for Week 6 against the division-rival Denver Broncos after he missed practice on Thursday but returned to a limited practice on Friday. He'll have his work cut out for him against a Broncos defense that's allowed only 344 rushing yards and two touchdowns to RBs through the first five weeks. Fantasy managers should feel a bit more comfortable rolling Jacobs out as an RB2 this weekend, though, after he had 15 of the team's 17 rushing attempts in the Week 5 loss to the Chicago Bears. He also caught four of five targets for 19 yards and scored a rushing touchdown. Peyton Barber's return from turf toe is a bit concerning, but Jacobs is getting healthier after looking sluggish in his first couple of games.

    Oct 15 · Source via Raiders Josh Jacobs
  • Questionable Tag For Danny Amendola In Week 6

    Houston Texans wide receiver Danny Amendola (thigh) and running back Rex Burkhead (hip, knee) are both listed as questionable to play in a Week 6 contest against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday. Amendola was limited in practice last week as well but remained inactive. In limited action in the first two games of the season, the veteran slot man caught all six of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown, but he'll be a desperation flex play in the deepest of leagues if he returns to the field against Indy. Chris Moore came out of nowhere to lead the team with five catches, 109 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss to the New England Patriots, but there's a good chance that's an outlier, especially if Amendola returns this weekend. Fantasy managers can't really trust any Houston receiver outside of Brandin Cooks.

    Oct 15 · Source via Texans Danny Amendola
  • Preston Williams Questionable To Play In London

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams (groin) is listed as questionable to play in London on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars after a groin injury flared up in practice on Thursday. If Williams is able to get the green light this weekend, he should serve as the No. 2 behind rookie Jaylen Waddle with DeVante Parker (shoulder) already ruled out for the second straight week. In an elevated role last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Williams had a team-high three receptions on five targets (second only to Waddle) for a team-high 60 yards in the loss. He could have a higher ceiling with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) expected to return in a good matchup against the winless Jaguars, but Williams would still merely be a WR4/flex consideration in deeper leagues. If he's inactive, Mack Hollins and Isaiah Ford would likely feature in three-wide sets behind Waddle.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Preston Williams
  • Jamaal Williams Questionable Heading Into Week 6

    Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams (hip, illness) is listed as questionable on the final injury report for the game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Williams was limited on both Wednesday and Friday, but he took the day off of practice on Thursday. The 26-year-old has 244 rushing yards and two rushing scores on 55 carries -- three more than backfield mate D'Andre Swift -- and has also added 15 receptions on 16 targets for 101 yards in five games as the Lions continue to lean heavily on their backfield duo. Because of Detroit's plan to use both backs frequently, Williams should maintain RB2/3 utility if he's active. If he's forced to sit out, Swift would have obvious high-end RB1 upside on Sunday as the Lions look to get into the win column. Rookie Jermar Jefferson might finally log some touches as well.

    Oct 15 · Source via Lions Jamaal Williams
  • Melvin Gordon III Draws Another Questionable Tag

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (hip) is listed as questionable yet again heading into a Week 6 matchup with the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders. Gordon sat out of practice on Wednesday before returning to limited sessions Thursday and Friday, so he appears to have a good chance of playing on Sunday despite dealing with a new injury this week. The 28-year-old has seen a season-low 11 touches in back-to-back weeks while continuing to share time almost directly down the middle with rookie Javonte Williams. Gordon is averaging 5.0 yards per carry the last two weeks, but Williams has remained more efficient and explosive out of the backfield. The Raiders present a nice opportunity for Denver on the ground, but Gordon will remain a touchdown-dependent, low-end RB2 as long as he continues to split this backfield.

    Oct 15 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Chris Carson Lands On Injured Reserve

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (neck) was placed on Injured Reserve on Friday, joining quarterback Russell Wilson (finger). Both Carson and Wilson will now miss at least the next three games. Carson missed last Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams and was ruled out for Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night before going on IR. Alex Collins will continue to serve as the primary running back after handling 15 of the team's 20 carries last week. DeeJay Dallas And Travis Homer will serve as change-of-pace backs and in obvious passing situations. Seattle's offense will struggle to move the ball consistently with quarterback Geno Smith under center, so Collins makes for a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex on Sunday night. He's currently rostered in just 35% percent of Yahoo leagues, but that number figures to go up considerably with Carson out at least another three games.

    Oct 15 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Daniel Carlson - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson could have a big week for his team as they visit the Denver Broncos this Sunday. The 26-year-old has been a big x-factor for Vegas as they have gone up against tough defenses and has only missed one of his 10 field goals attempts so far this season. Carlson's fantasy value has taken a bit of a dip since the Raiders haven't been using him very much, but that could change on Sunday with Denver's defense currently being one of the toughest in the league. Expect Carlson to get more opportunities this week, especially if the Raiders have trouble early on getting into the red zone as they did for the majority of last week's game.

    Oct 15 · Source via Raiders Daniel Carlson
  • Darius Slayton Questionable Against Rams

    New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (hamstring) is listed as questionable for a Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Slayton appears headed for a game-time decision and could miss his third straight game. With Kenny Golladay (knee) ruled out, Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) figure to serve as New York's top two pass-catchers. Even if Slayton makes his return on Sunday, he'd be serving as the No. 3 receiver, at best, against a very stingy Rams secondary. The 24-year-old was able to muster just seven catches on 14 targets for 127 yards and a touchdown in the first three games of the season before getting injured. If Slayton misses another game, Collin Johnson and John Ross will fight for snaps as the third wideout.

    Oct 15 · Source via Giants Darius Slayton
  • Peyton Barber - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Peyton Barber is expected to return in Week 6 as his team visits the Denver Broncos. The 27-year-old missed Week 5's loss to the Chicago Bears due to turf toe but was a full participant at practices this week ahead of the trip to Denver. Barber initially became the Raiders go-to running back when Josh Jacobs was sidelined for a few games, but it's unclear how much work he will get this weekend with Jacobs' status questionable due to illness and with Kenyan Drake and Jalen Richard already in the mix. Even if Barber finds a way to regain a spot on the depth chart behind Jacobs, he's not going to have enough work against the Broncos to have a decent fantasy impact this weekend.

    Oct 15 · Source via Raiders Peyton Barber
  • Sterling Shepard Back In The Fold This Weekend

    New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (hamstring) wasn't listed on the team's final injury report for Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams, so he will return to the fold after missing the last two games. It's good timing with Kenny Golladay (knee) out, but Shepard will be returning to a very tough matchup with the Rams secondary. There's a good chance that he'll be facing coverage from shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey, which will make Shepard a tough sell as a WR4/flex in his return. The good news is that quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion) will play, and Shepard had a healthy 18 catches on 22 targets for 223 yards and a touchdown in the first three games before his injury. Rookie Kadarius Toney (ankle), who is questionable but expected to play, should once again see a big role in the passing attack with Golladay sidelined.

    Oct 15 · Source via Giants Sterling Shepard
  • Allen Robinson II Up In The Air For Week 6

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Robinson missed the first two days of practice before getting in a limited session on Friday, so he has a chance to play in Week 6. Darnell Mooney (groin) was removed from the final injury report, while running back Ryan Nall (ankle) is questionable. With only 17 catches on 29 targets for 181 yards and a touchdown through five games, A-Rob is outside the top-50 fantasy receivers to begin the year. It didn't help that veteran quarterback Andy Dalton got injured in Week 2 and has since lost the starting job to rookie Justin Fields. This Bears offense isn't throwing the ball enough to make Robinson more than a touchdown-dependent WR3/flex with a low ceiling and floor. If Robinson were to sit, Mooney and Marquise Goodwin would be Fields' top two aerial targets.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bears Allen Robinson
  • David Njoku Will Play Against Cardinals

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (knee) has been removed from the final injury report for Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals. Njoku missed practice on Wednesday but was limited the last two days, clearing him for this Sunday. The 25-year-old was a popular waiver-wire target this week after he caught all seven of his targets for 149 yards and his first touchdown of the season in the Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Teammate Austin Hooper didn't see a single target, potentially signaling a depth-chart shuffle moving forward. Temper expectations for Njoku if you're planning on starting him this weekend, though, as he had just seven catches in four games going into Week 5, and the Cardinals have allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing TEs so far this year.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Hunter Renfrow - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has a big matchup ahead of him in Week 6 against the host Denver Broncos. The 25-year-old had his touchdown streak snapped in last week's 20-9 loss to the Chicago Bears, but still caught 6-of-8 passes for 56 yards against a tough defense and remains a consistent playmaker for Vegas with his career-high 73.7% catch percentage. Renfrow is going to be tested heavily as he'll be matched up against dominant slot cornerback Bryce Callahan, but if Derek Carr can get off to a strong start, the Clemson product could see targets in the double-digits on Sunday in Denver. Fantasy managers should consider Renfrow a high-end FLEX option this weekend.

    Oct 15 · Source via Raiders Hunter Renfrow
  • Kareem Hunt Questionable To Play In Week 6

    Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (knee, wrist) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 6 on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Hunt missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but the return to practice Friday gives him a chance to be the team's clear lead back with Nick Chubb (calf) having already been ruled out. Even with Chubb healthy, Hunt has been the RB5 in fantasy entering this weekend, so he has clear RB1 upside against Arizona if he's active on Sunday. Hunt has 55 rushing attempts for 295 yards and five touchdowns while also adding 17 catches for 149 extra yards. If Hunt joins Chubb on the inactive list, D'Ernest Johnson and rookie Demetric Felton would split the backfield workload.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt
  • Chase Edmonds Listed As Questionable

    Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (shoulder) was limited in practice all week and is questionable for Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. Edmonds was questionable last week as well, but he played through the injury and handled just nine touches for 34 yards in the win over the San Francisco 49ers. James Conner continues to mix in alongside Edmonds and saw two fewer touches for 37 yards, but he was able to find the end zone. We'd expect Edmonds to suit up again, but it's not a foregone conclusion, and he could lose even more work to Conner if he's limited at all during the game. The 25-year-old is trending down as a low-end RB2, and on top of it, Cleveland's defense has been stout against the run so far in 2021.

    Oct 15 · Source via Cardinals Chase Edmonds
  • Joe Burrow Ready To Play In Week 6

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (throat) practiced in full all week and was removed from the final injury report for Week 6 against the Detroit Lions. Burrow suffered a throat contusion in the Week 5 loss to the Green Bay Packers and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but it turned out to be nothing serious. There should be no limitations for the second-year signal-caller in a great matchup against the winless Lions this Sunday, and he will have running back Joe Mixon (ankle) operating on a normal workload. The 24-year-old has been a solid QB2 this year with 1,269 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Burrow will have a high ceiling in this matchup, although Cincy probably won't need to air it out to win this game.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bengals Joe Burrow
  • Joe Mixon Draws A Questionable Tag

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) is listed as questionable on the final injury report for Week 6 against the Detroit Lions. Mixon was limited in practice on Wednesday and Friday and sat out on Thursday. Despite the questionable tag, fantasy managers shouldn't be worried, as the Bengals expect Mixon to handle a normal workload this Sunday after he had a season-low 11 touches in last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers. Samaje Perine is also on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and is unlikely to play this weekend, so rookie Chris Evans will serve in a change-of-pace role behind Mixon. At closer to 100 percent health and in an excellent matchup against a bad Lions run defense, Mixon has high-end RB1 upside in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Damien Harris Questionable To Face Cowboys

    New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (ribs) is listed as questionable to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6 after finishing the week with two limited practices. J.J. Taylor (groin), who was inactive in Week 5 after losing a costly fumble in Week 4, was added to the injury report after a limited practice and is also questionable. Harris should be able to play after getting in some practice time this week. The Patriots characterized his injury as minor early in the week as well. Rookie Rhamondre Stevenson handled 11 carries (three fewer than Harris) in last week's win over the Houston Texans, and he could begin to be more involved, regardless of whether Harris is inactive. And there's also Brandon Bolden to worry about stealing touches in the passing attack, so Harris is trending down as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3/flex if he plays.

    Oct 15 · Source via Patriots Damien Harris
  • Henry Ruggs III - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has the potential to come up big for his team in Week 6 against the host Denver Broncos. The 22-year-old saw limited production in last week's 20-9 loss to the Chicago Bears but still caught 3-of-3 passes for 51 yards. Ruggs is currently tied for third in the league averaging 20.5 yards per reception and is a serious downfield threat for a Vegas team that has had more success in the air than on the ground. Ruggs should be considered a WR3 going up against a Denver defense that ranks sixth against the pass, but it won't be surprising if he has a couple of big catches for the Raiders as well.

    Oct 15 · Source via Raiders Henry Ruggs
  • Washington Optimistic On Terry McLaurin

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (hamstring) missed practice on Friday and is questionable for Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but head coach Ron Rivera said that the team used an abundance of caution after McLaurin said his hamstring "felt tight and sore" on Friday. McLaurin is expected to be on the field this Sunday, barring any further setbacks. The 26-year-old leads the team in catches (20), receiving yards (400) and receiving touchdowns (four) and could draw even more looks with Curtis Samuel (groin) and Cam Sims (hamstring) out again. Rookie Dyami Brown (knee) is questionable, so slot receiver Adam Humphries should be the most reliable target behind McLaurin. DeAndre Carter, who had his best game last week, figures to serve as the No. 3 receiver. Start McLaurin everywhere if he's active on Sunday.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Terry McLaurin
  • Mike Williams Officially Listed As Questionable

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) missed practice all week and is listed as questionable for a Week 6 showdown with the Baltimore Ravens. This one looks like it'll come down to a game-time decision, but the good news is that fantasy managers will know before the early games begin on Sunday. Williams is in the midst of a true breakout season in 2021, so an absence would be a huge disappointment. The 27-year-old is the WR1 in fantasy through five weeks with 31 catches (51 targets) for 471 yards and a league-leading six touchdowns as quarterback Justin Herbert's go-to receiver. Big Mike is a must-start if he's active. If he can't go, Keenan Allen, Jalen Guyton and rookie Joshua Palmer would likely feature in three-receiver sets, while tight ends Jared Cook and Donald Parham could also be targeted more often.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chargers Mike Williams
  • Ezekiel Elliott Hit With Questionable Tag

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (ribs) is listed as questionable on the final injury report for Week 6 against the New England Patriots. Elliott was able to practice on a limited basis all week, so he should be able to suit up Sunday afternoon unless he suffers a setback on Saturday. Backup Tony Pollard could handle a few more touches if Elliott is limited at all against New England, but as long as Elliott is active, fantasy managers aren't benching him anywhere. Despite Pollard's increase role this year, Elliott enters Week 6 as the RB3, trailing only Derrick Henry and Austin Ekeler in overall fantasy points. He has 85 carries for 452 rushing yards and five touchdowns while also catching nine passes for 55 yards and another score. In this high-flying Dallas offense, Elliott is a threat to score once or twice almost every week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Zane Gonzalez - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Carolina Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez is not a strong play in Week 6. In four games with Carolina, the kicker has gone 6-for-8 in field goals and 10-for-11 in extra points. The Panthers don't have the most high-powered offense and the unit has struggled in some games this season, meaning the chances for Gonzalez may be more limited compared to other kickers. There are better options to start this week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Zane Gonzalez
  • D.K. Metcalf Good To Go For Sunday Night

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (foot) was removed from the final injury report for Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and will be available on Sunday night. Metcalf raised some eyebrows when he didn't practice on Thursday, but he's good to go despite dealing with a foot issue. The 23-year-old superstar comes into the week as the overall WR9 with 25 receptions on 38 targets for 383 yards and five touchdowns through the first five weeks. However, he should be downgraded slightly to more of a high-end WR2 now that quarterback Russell Wilson (finger) is on Injured Reserve. Backup Geno Smith looked comfortable targeting Metcalf right away and even threw a touchdown to him last Thursday, but there will surely be a drop-off under center. The good news is that Pittsburgh has been vulnerable through the air this year, allowing eight touchdowns to WRs.

    Oct 15 · Source via Seahawks DK Metcalf
  • Panthers Defense A Low-End Starting Option

    The Carolina Panthers defense is a low-end starting option in Week 6 against the Vikings. This unit has been phenomenal in 2021, boasting 16 sacks, four picks, and four forced fumbles. In five games, the unit has allowed more than 21 points only once, including allowing 14 or fewer points in the first three games. The Vikings' offense certainly is talented and capable, with guys like Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson, so consider Carolina a lower-end starting option.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Carolina Panthers
  • Chris Carson Ruled Out For Another Game

    Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (neck) has been ruled out for the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Although it was initially reported that Carson's neck injury isn't a long-term injury, he's now in danger of landing on Injured Reserve to join quarterback Russell Wilson (finger). An IR placement would mean that Carson would have to miss an additional three games. Fantasy managers should be prepared for an extended absence at this point. With both Wilson and Carson out, Seattle's offense will be a shell of its former self with Geno Smith under center and Alex Collins expected to serve as the primary running back for the second straight game. Collins saw 15 carries last week and ran for 47 yards, with DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer combining for just five carries and 12 yards. Collins should be no more than a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex against Pittsburgh.

    Oct 15 · Source via Seahawks Chris Carson
  • Ian Thomas - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas is not a viable fantasy option in Week 6. Thomas did post a season-best four receptions for 40 yards on five targets in Week 5, but he has been underwhelming other than that. The TE hasn't posted more than 17 yards in any other contest. Even though TE is a thin position, there are better options to start than Thomas, who barely has a role in this offense.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Ian Thomas
  • Robby Anderson - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson is not a strong fantasy play this week. Anderson has struggled in 2021, not posting more than 57 yards in a single contest. Even though he had 11 and seven targets in the last two weeks, he only posted 46 and 30 yards, respectively, to go along with those targets. The sporadic numbers make it tough to trust Anderson in fantasy. Even though the Vikings are average against fantasy wideouts, he is a flex play in deeper leagues at best, nothing more.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Robby Anderson
  • Derek Carr - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has a very tough task ahead of him with his team visiting the Denver Broncos in Week 6. The 30-year-old signal-caller went without a touchdown pass in last week's 20-9 loss to the Chicago Bears, completing 22-of-35 passes for 206 yards with one interception in the defeat. In addition to getting off to slow starts all season, Carr has underwhelmed two weeks in a row and it has resulted in his team losing two straight games. He will also be going up against a Broncos defense that is ranked second in the league against quarterbacks. Fantasy managers are better off sitting Carr this weekend given how he has played recently.

    Oct 15 · Source via Raiders Derek Carr
  • DJ Moore - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore is a solid WR1 option in Week 6. Moore did post season-low numbers last week, five receptions for 42 yards, but overall the 24-year-old has been spectacular as the clear-cut WR1 for Carolina this season. He has at least 79 yards in four of five games this season including two contests with over 100 yards. The Vikings are average against fantasy wideouts, so Moore is a fantastic play.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers DJ Moore
  • Darren Waller - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller will have to be one of his team's best offensive weapons against the Denver Broncos in Week 6. The 29-year-old missed a day of practice this week with a knee issue but has been deemed healthy for Sunday's game against a Broncos defense that is ranked sixth against the pass. Waller hasn't gotten a ton of work in over the last couple of games but has still caught 28-of-48 targets for 319 yards and two touchdowns over five games this season and is averaging 10 air yards per target. Even though Denver's defense has been tough against tight ends, Waller should get a decent workload on Sunday and should be considered a TE1.

    Oct 15 · Source via Raiders Darren Waller
  • Chuba Hubbard - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard is a flex option in Week 6 with Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) once again out for the contest. Hubbard posted his best numbers of the season last week, getting 24 carries for 101 yards and five receptions for 33 yards on six targets. The rookie should once again see volume this week and the Vikings are about average against fantasy backs, so Hubbard is a great flex option to play.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Chuba Hubbard
  • Sam Darnold - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is a QB2 option, at best, in Week 6 against the Vikings. Darnold started off the season hot but has cooled down in the last couple of weeks, throwing three touchdowns to five picks. Last week, he threw for a season-low 177 yards. The QB was never the most consistent player with the Jets, and signs of that are starting to appear with Carolina. The Vikings are stiff against fantasy quarterbacks, so Darnold is a fringe starting option, at best.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Sam Darnold
  • Saquon Barkley Officially Ruled Out For Week 6

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) was officially ruled out for his matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. This doesn't come as much of a surprise as Barkley's injury looked fairly gruesome, but the fact that the Giants took this long to rule out their superstar brings optimism that Barkley will return shortly. In the meantime, Devontae Booker is an adequate filler for fantasy managers who are scouring for a Barkley replacement. Overall, it's unfortunate that the 24-year-old will have to miss at least this week, but the hindrance of this transaction ultimately has some positive silver lining.

    Oct 15 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Russell Wilson Placed On Injured Reserve

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (finger) was placed on injured reserve, making him first available in Week 10. This shouldn't come as a surprise as Wilson is reportedly targeting a Week 10 return. If needed Wilson can be dropped in fantasy leagues as there are nine other extremely viable quarterbacks and intriguing weekly flyers every week. That said, if fantasy managers have the roster space, they should try to hold onto Wilson as he is still one of the best players in the league.

    Oct 15 · Source via Seahawks Russell Wilson
  • Kadarius Toney Listed As Questionable

    New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle) is officially listed as questionable heading into his game against the Los Angeles Rams. The rookie had a massive breakout game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5 with 189 receiving yards, thanks in large part to fellow wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Sterling Shepard's injuries opening up a depth chart spot. Golladay and Shepard have both been ruled out for Week 6, so if Toney plays, it will be difficult for fantasy managers to bench him. In the draft, there was certainly skepticism surrounding the Giants selecting Toney in the first round, but as the season has advanced, he's shown elite speed and shiftiness, therefore proving that the high draft selection was warranted. If Toney is active on Sunday, he will be a WR2/3 and should be started in most leagues.

    Oct 15 · Source via Giants Kadarius Toney
  • Kenny Golladay Officially Ruled Out

    New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) was officially ruled out against the Los Angeles Rams. For the past couple seasons, Golladay has been destroyed by injury, and this year has been no different. The lanky wideout had to leave his Week 5 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys early and will now miss at least Week 6. Even when the former Lion was healthy, he was still lackluster with Daniel Jones as his quarterback instead of Matthew Stafford. In shallow leagues, fantasy managers can cut Golladay if absolutely necessary, but they should still try to hold onto him if possible. In standard and deeper leagues, Golladay must remain rostered as he is still an incredibly talented wide receiver when healthy.

    Oct 15 · Source via Giants Kenny Golladay
  • Daniel Jones Removed From Injury Report

    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion) was removed from the injury report on Friday. Jones took a nasty hit in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys but has made great progress throughout the week and will be ready to start Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams. The young signal-caller still has many questions looming, but for his fantasy pieces, he is unquestionably an advantage over backup Mike Glennon. In fantasy, it is best to stay away from starting Jones himself in Week 6 as he will most likely struggle against the Rams' defensive front, and he has several other key starters missing. However, fantasy managers can now feel more comfortable starting the Giants' other pieces.

    Oct 15 · Source via Giants Daniel Jones
  • Mike Williams Held Out Friday

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) recorded his third consecutive DNP on Friday. His status is up in the air for Sunday, but his availability doesn't seem likely considering he hasn't practiced this week. If he is unable to play, Keenan Allen gets a slight increase in value as he would likely see all the targets he can handle, albeit in a tough matchup against stud cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Jalen Guyton and Josh Palmer would see an increase in playing time and could possibly warrant FLEX consideration in deep formats if Williams is deemed inactive before kickoff.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chargers Mike Williams
  • T.J. Hockenson Questionable In Week 6

    Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hockenson has been dealing with this issue for a couple of weeks now, so it seems like something he will continue to be able to play through. Due to the thin nature of the position, no matter how banged up he may be, he is a must-start option if active. If he is a surprise inactive on Sunday, Darren Fells would take on TE1 duties and could have a significant role. Nonetheless, this doesn't seem like something fantasy managers should worry about holding him out.

    Oct 15 · Source via Lions T.J. Hockenson
  • D'Andre Swift Questionable In Week 6

    Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals, which has become a familiar weekly occurrence for the sophomore. He has been dealing with this nagging groin issue for most of the season but it doesn't seem like something that should hold him out of action. The 22-year-old has RB1 upside in PPR formats and can be started with confidence because of his significant role as a pass-catcher. If he is a surprise inactive on Sunday, Jamaal Williams would get all the work he could handle and would be a strong RB2 with upside

    Oct 15 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • Tyreek Hill Practices Friday

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quadriceps) was back at practice on Friday and looked like his usual self according to team reporter, Pete Sweeney. After logging some practice time, his status for Sunday looks far more encouraging and he should be available for the showdown with the Washington Football Team. If active, Hill is a top-3 option at his position this week and is likely in for a big game against a lackluster Washington secondary. Lock and load him as a WR1.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chiefs Tyreek Hill
  • Dyami Brown Questionable In Week 6

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Dyami Brown (knee) is officially questionable for Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Brown was inactive in Week 5 but has a chance to return on Sunday and play a significant role in the offense given all the injuries to the receiving core. Curtis Samuel (groin) has been ruled out, and Terry McLaurin (hamstring) is questionable. Cam Sims will also be held out, so the rookie has a potentially critical role in the offense awaiting him if he were to play. Adam Humphries and Ricky Seals-Jones will likely see their fair share of targets, but against one of the worst pass defenses in the league, there could be enough to go around for everyone. His status is something worth monitoring, especially if McLaurin is held out of action.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Dyami Brown
  • Sammy Watkins Won't Play In Week 6

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Chargers. With Watkins out of the picture, the Ravens are expected to activate rookie receiver Rashod Bateman (groin). Bateman would be making his NFL debut if he is active on Sunday. However, after missing the first five weeks of the season, the Ravens are expected to ease the first-rounder into the offensive mix. It's really anyone's guess as to which one of James Proche II, Devin Duvernay or Miles Boykin will be the most targeted receiver not named Marquise Brown in this one. If it's any consolation, Duvernay and Proche combined for six catches for 60 yards on six targets in the Monday night win over the Indianapolis Colts.

    Oct 15 · Source via Ravens Sammy Watkins
  • Curtis Samuel Out In Week 6

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel (groin) has been ruled out in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Washington offense could be extremely short-handed in this game, as Terry McLaurin (hamstring) popped up on the injury report on Friday. There could be a huge opportunity for the likes of Adam Humphries and Ricky Seals-Jones, who Taylor Heinicke has seemed gravitate towards to. Moving forward, Samuel can be held onto into deeper leagues but shouldn't be counted on as a starter anytime soon. In shallower leagues with limited IR spots, it is safe to drop the 25-year-old if better options pop up on the waiver wire.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Curtis Samuel
  • Jared Cook - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Los Angeles Chargers tight end Jared Cook will have a tasty matchup in Week 6 versus a Baltimore Ravens defense that has struggled mightily against the position this year. Against the Ravens defense this season, tight ends have averaged seven receptions for just under 82 yards per game and have scored three touchdowns on the year. The veteran has been having a solid season in his first year with the Chargers and has recorded 17 receptions for 210 yards and one touchdown on the season. This matchup has all the makings of a potential high-scoring affair and wide receiver Mike Williams (knee) is also questionable for the contest. If Williams were to sit out this contest, Cook could see an increase in targets. Even if Williams suits up, Cook has a very favorable matchup and could be considered a TE1 in 12-team leagues for Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chargers Jared Cook
  • Rashod Bateman Expected To Make His Debut Sunday

    Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman (groin) is expected to come off Injured Reserve to make his NFL debut in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to head coach John Harbaugh. It's perfect timing with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) having already been ruled out for Sunday's showdown. Bateman, a first-round pick this spring, is unlikely to have a big role in his NFL debut, though, so fantasy managers that have been stashing him need to keep expectations in check in his first NFL game. There's a good chance that James Proche II, Devin Duvernay and even Miles Boykin play more snaps than Bateman if he's active. But Bateman has the skills to eventually become Baltimore's No. 2 wideout next to Marquise Brown.

    Oct 15 · Source via Ravens Rashod Bateman
  • DeVante Parker, Xavien Howard Ruled Out

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring, shoulder) and cornerback Xavien Howard (groin, shoulder) have both been ruled out for Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Parker and Howard made the trip to London with the team, but they will not be active. Preston Williams (groin), who is questionable for Sunday, should once again see a much bigger role in the passing attack next to rookie Jaylen Waddle if he plays, and he could have even more upside with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) making his return from Injured Reserve. Howard's absence will be good news for Jacksonville rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence and receivers Laviska Shenault Jr. and Marvin Jones Jr.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Xavien Howard DeVante Parker
  • Christian McCaffrey Officially Ruled Out Against Vikings

    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. McCaffrey missed practice on Thursday and Friday, sealing his fate for a third straight missed game. Things are starting to look awfully similar to his disappointing 2020 season when he missed the majority of the year due to injuries. The Panthers are understandably playing things extra cautiously, but CMC is now developing a reputation of being a really slow healer. Rookie Chuba Hubbard will operate as the team's lead back yet again this Sunday in a good matchup against the Vikings. The fourth-rounder has 158 rushing yards on 37 attempts (4.27 yards per carry) the last two weeks with McCaffrey sidelined. Hubbard will be in play with RB2 upside again in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen Good To Go

    Minnesota Vikings wide receivers Justin Jefferson (ankle) and Adam Thielen (foot) were both taken off the final injury report for Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers and are good to go on Sunday. Both pass-catchers missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but it was more of a precautionary move. The Panthers secondary has been pretty solid so far in 2021, so Jefferson and Thielen will have their work cut out for them. Jefferson has been more consistent and has more upside as a WR1, but Thielen remains a must-start WR2 as one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite red-zone targets. Just make sure to temper expectations slightly against a Carolina defense that has allowed just 161.6 passing yards per game through five weeks.

    Oct 15 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen Justin Jefferson
  • Keenan Allen - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen continues to be a consistent option for fantasy managers, and he should be able to keep that up against the Baltimore Ravens in a Week 6 matchup. The Ravens defense has struggled as a whole this season and they are allowing a hair under 165 yards to opposing wide receivers this season. They have also allowed four touchdowns on the season to opposing wideouts this year. The veteran continues to be a consistent factor for the Chargers offense, even with Mike Williams emerging as the No. 1 option for quarterback Justin Herbert. With a favorable matchup on deck and the potential of a back-and-forth battle on Sunday, Allen can safely be deployed as a WR2 with WR1 upside in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chargers Keenan Allen
  • O.J. Howard Has Best Game Of Season

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard produced his best game of the season in Thursday's win over the Eagles. Howard caught six of seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown, all season-highs, as he finally took advantage of the added playing time with Rob Gronkowski (ribs) sidelined. The Alabama product's fantasy stock seems to be on the rise heading into a tough Week 7 matchup against the Bears, but with Gronkowski likely to return next week, Howard remains off the fantasy radar.

    Oct 15 · Source via Buccaneers O.J. Howard
  • Dalvin Cook Taken Off Final Injury Report

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) was removed from the final injury report for Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers. Cook put in a full practice on Thursday and was trending in the right direction after sitting out in Week 5. The 26-year-old has missed two of the last three games and had a season-low nine carries for only 34 yards in the Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns. It remains to be seen if he'll return to a full workload this Sunday, but he needs to be returned to all starting fantasy lineups. Cook had at least 20 carries in each of the first two weeks before tweaking his ankle. The fact that he was taken off the final injury report altogether is a good sign for him returning to more of a regular workload in this run-first offense. With Cook back, it'll be hard to trust backup Alexander Mattison for any standalone fantasy value this week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • Austin Ekeler - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler will look to continue his strong start to the season against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. The veteran rusher has been one of the best at his position this season and will draw a favorable matchup on Sunday. The Ravens defense is allowing 80 yards per game to opposing backfields with six touchdowns. They have also struggled against defending running backs in the passing game with the position putting up an average of six receptions for 68 yards per game. Ekeler's bread and butter is in the passing game and he should look to feast against the Ravens in Week 6. As arguably the best running back option in PPR leagues, Ekeler should be fired up as a RB1 in all formats in Week 6 and on a weekly basis.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chargers Austin Ekeler
  • Justin Herbert - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will look to continue his strong sophomore campaign with a matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. Showing no signs of a sophomore slump, Herbert has thrown for 1576 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions on the season. The Ravens defense has really struggled against the passing game this season and they are allowing 315 yards and two touchdowns per game to opposing signal callers. With the Chargers operating as one of the most dynamic offenses this season and the potential of a high-scoring affair against Lamar Jackson and company, Herbert should once again be locked in as a QB1 on Sunday.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chargers Justin Herbert
  • Travis Kelce - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will look to continue his impressive season versus the Washington Football Team in Week 6. The star tight end has continued to returned top value at the position for fantasy managers this season and has 30 receptions for 369 yards and four touchdowns on the year. The Washington Football Team has allowed around five catches and 55 yards per game to opposing tight ends this year with just one touchdown on the season. Despite that, Kelce and the Chiefs offense remain matchup proof and he should continue to be heavily involved, especially if wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quad) is unable to suit up. Even if Hill suits up, Kelce should have no issue playing a big role on Sunday. Entering his Week 6 matchup, Kelce should be considered the top tight end in the game.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chiefs Travis Kelce
  • Mecole Hardman - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman is coming off of his best game of the season with nine catches for 76 yards in Week 5 versus the Buffalo Bills and he will look to keep the momentum going versus the Washington Football Team in Week 6. The speedy wide receiver has been more valuable to his real team versus fantasy managers, but No. 1 wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quad) is dealing with a quad injury and is currently listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt. The Washington Football Team has allowed an average 205 yards per game to opposing pass catchers and has allowed seven touchdowns on the season. Hardman could have some sneaky flex appeal in Week 6 and could have increased value if Hill is forced to miss Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chiefs Mecole Hardman
  • Darrel Williams - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams will get his first start of the season in Week 6 versus the Washington Football Team with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) being placed on injured reserve earlier in the week. Williams is the only running back to score a touchdown for the Chiefs this season and will face a Washington Football Team defense that has only allowed two rushing touchdowns on the season and just a hair over 79 yards per game to opposing backfields. Williams will be the lead back, but it's certainly a possibility that veteran Jerick McKinnon will be the third down back. Even if McKinnon gets involved, Williams should still be expected to lead the Chiefs backfield. Entering Sunday's contest, Williams should be considered a RB2.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chiefs Darrel Williams
  • Patrick Mahomes - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will have a dream matchup versus the Washington Football Team in Week 6. The star quarterback has struggled with turnovers over his last four games and has six interceptions over that span, but he has still been valuable to managers with 16 passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown on the season. The Washington Football Team has allowed four touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks over the last three games against Josh Allen, Daniel Jones and Jameis Winston. They are also allowing 301 yards per game through the air. This will be a juicy matchup for Mahomes and managers should expect big numbers from him on Sunday. Even with his increase of turnovers this season, Mahomes should be considered a QB1 in Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
  • Dustin Hopkins - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins could be a solid streaming option in Week 6 in what should be a high-scoring affair between Washington and Kansas City. Hopkins made all three of his field-goal attempts in Week 5 and seems to be earning back the trust of the coaching staff. Taylor Heinicke should be able to march down the field and at least get into range for his kicker, so Hopkins can be started with confidence as he should get a couple of field goal and extra-point attempts.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Dustin Hopkins
  • Washington Defense A Must-Sit In Week 6

    The Washington Football Team defense is a must-sit option in Week 6 as they face the Kansas City Chiefs. Their current ranking this season has been a huge disappointment as they had lofty expectations to be one of the best defensive units in the league. They have struggled mightily, and it doesn't get any easier this week. Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Chiefs' offense come to town, and will likely take advantage of the weak secondary of Washington. Unless you play in a 32-team league, the Washington defense should be left on waivers. They should be the last option at D/ST that you plug into your lineup this week.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Washington Football Team
  • Mike Evans Held To 27 Yards In Week 6 Win

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans posted two catches for 27 yards in a 28-22 win over the Eagles Thursday. Evans drew a tough assignment against corner Darius Slay, who held him in check for much of the contest. The big-bodied wideout has had a couple of dud games this season, but they're worth enduring for when he booms, such as when he broke out for 113 yards and two scores against Miami two weeks ago. Evans should be able to rebound in Week 7, despite the tough matchup the Bears present.

    Oct 15 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Adam Humphries - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Adam Humphries could be in for a huge role in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs, as Terry McLaurin (hamstring) and Curtis Samuel (groin) have a status that is up in the air. Humphries would be one of the go-to options in the passing game and would be in line for double-digit targets for the first time this season. The 28-year-old finished with 73 yards on five targets last week, so any sort of increase in volume would make him an appealing option. Considering the matchup with the weak defense of the Chiefs, Humphries could potentially enter FLEX-territory if McLaurin and Samuel are both ruled out on Sunday.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Adam Humphries
  • Ricky Seals-Jones - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Washington Football Team tight end Ricky Seals-Jones will once again be the starter as Logan Thomas (hamstring) remains on the injured reserve list. Seals-Jones has a great matchup with his former team, and has a realistic chance to be the second option in the passing game as Curtis Samuel (groin) is likely going to be held out of the lineup. The Chiefs have been very generous to tight ends this season, most recently Dawson Knox who finished with 117 yards and a touchdown in Week 5. The 26-year-old had nine targets last week and has a chance to once again see usage similar to that. Fantasy managers in need of a TE this week can feel confident starting him.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Ricky Seals-Jones
  • Taylor Heinicke - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke has the look of a great streaming option against the lackluster Kansas City defense in Week 6. The Chiefs have given up the fourth-most passing yards to this point, so Heinicke will likely have a solid day through the air. When you pair this with his upside for rushing stats, the 28-year-old is in the QB1 conversation as it will likely be a shootout in a game with two defenses that have given up a ton of yards and points. The dual-threat has shown in the past what he can do against weak defenses, most recently against Atlanta when he threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns while adding 43 rushing yards. Heinicke is likely the best streaming option this week when filling in for bye weeks, injuries, or avoiding tough matchups.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Taylor Heinicke
  • Antonio Gibson - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson has a great matchup against an extremely weak Kansas City defensive unit in Week 6, as they have given up the third-most rushing yards per game (141.0) on 5.2 yards per carry. Gibson should see the majority of backfield touches in this one, so fantasy managers can count on him as a locked-and-loaded RB1 with huge upside in this game. The 23-year-old has scored three touchdowns in his past two games, and will likely get a couple of opportunities to score in this one, as he has been the go-to option when close to the goal line. J.D. McKissic will likely see more usage in the passing game, but Gibson's volume on the ground should make up for a lack of receiving work.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Antonio Gibson
  • Terry McLaurin Tweaks Hamstring, Now Questionable For Week 6

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (hamstring) didn't practice on Friday due to a hamstring injury and is now listed as questionable to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. This is a situation to monitor closely as we approach Sunday morning. With Curtis Samuel (groin) not making his debut until Week 4, McLaurin has dominated targets (49) among Washington's pass-catchers, and he has 29 receptions for 400 yards and three touchdowns in five games to this point. With Washington likely having to play catch-up this weekend against KC, McLaurin would probably be in for a heavy workload on Sunday if he were to play. With Samuel also up in the air to play, Adam Humphries could be the team's No. 1 wideout. Rookie Dyami Brown and DeAndre Carter would also see much bigger roles if both McLaurin and Samuel are ruled out.

    Oct 15 · Source via Football Team Terry McLaurin
  • Trevon Diggs To Be Game-Time Decision

    Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (ankle) will be a game-time decision in Week 6 against the New England Patriots, while left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) had a "favorable" MRI exam on Thursday. Diggs is the top-scoring fantasy IDP defensive back with six interceptions in the first five games, but fantasy managers in IDP leagues will have a decision to make with Dallas' game on the late slate of games this Sunday. If Diggs sits out, it will be good news for Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers. Smith could also be a game-time decision, but the good news is his injury doesn't appear to be a long-term issue.

    Oct 15 · Source via Cowboys Trevon Diggs
  • Christian McCaffrey Set To Miss Third Straight Game

    It looks likely that Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) is set to miss his third straight game in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. According to the Panthers, McCaffrey is not at practice on Friday for the second straight day. The writing was on the wall for CMC to miss another game after he missed practice on Thursday after being limited Wednesday and last week. The 25-year-old star running back isn't quite ready to return, but the Panthers are likely being extremely cautious after McCaffrey missed most of last season with injuries. Rookie Chuba Hubbard has yet to score a touchdown in CMC's absence, but he's accumulated 158 rushing yards and 47 receiving yards in the last two games as Carolina's primary back. He'll once again have RB2 upside against Minnesota with McCaffrey set to miss another contest.

    Oct 15 · Source via Panthers Christian McCaffrey
  • Nick Chubb Ruled Out For Week 6

    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (calf) missed practice all week and has officially been ruled out for Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals. Kareem Hunt (wrist) missed two practices this week before returning on Friday, but he may draw a questionable tag for this weekend. Cleveland's backfield is clearly hurting, but Hunt would have clear RB1 upside against Arizona if he's active. If Hunt is out or limited at all, the Browns would be left with some combination of D'Ernest Johnson and rookie Demetric Felton in their backfield. It wouldn't be the ideal situation for a run-first Browns offense trying to knock off the lone undefeated team in the NFL. Stay tuned for Hunt's official status.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb
  • Mike Gesicki - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki has been a solid TE1 over the last three games. Although, those games were with backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett under center. Now, starter Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) is expected to return for the Week 6 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gesicki didn't have much success with Tagovailoa under center earlier in the season. However, the Dolphins have limited options on offense and will likely be forced to target Gesicki heavily. The Jaguars have struggled to contain the passing attack, which means Gesicki should be on the TE1 radar.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Mike Gesicki
  • Joe Mixon In Line For Full Workload

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) is expected to receive a full workload in Week 6 against the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Zac Taylor. Mixon took the day off in practice on Thursday, but he's getting closer to 100 percent after being limited in Week 5. The 25-year-old ceded 15 touches to Samaje Perine, who is now on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, but Mixon was able to save his fantasy day with a visit to the end zone in the loss to the Green Bay Packers. With Perine likely to be out this Sunday, Mixon should have a larger workload while being spelled by rookie Chris Evans. The Lions defense has also allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to RBs, so Mixon should be locked into starting fantasy lineups as an upside RB1.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Salvon Ahmed - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Miami Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed has been barely involved in the rushing game lately. However, he has seen an uptick in the receiving game, which gives him a little fantasy value. The Dolphins are banged up with Will Fuller (hand) out and DeVante Parker (hamstring) uncertain to play. That means, Ahmed could see a handful of targets against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. A defense that ranks last in DVOA this season. The Dolphins will likely attempt to exploit the Jaguars bad secondary. Ahmed could have a role, but remains a desperation flex option in deep formats.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Salvon Ahmed
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown Building Rapport With Jared Goff

    Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has 13 catches for 135 yards in the last two games and continues to build chemistry with quarterback Jared Goff. The Lions have had their fair share of injuries on offense, but they have also made a conscious effort to get the fourth-rounder more involved after he started the season with only 10 targets and six catches in the first three games. "He's a guy that as a rookie, he doesn't look like a rookie. He's stepped up and he's a guy that four or five years from now, I expect to be in the tops of the league of guys in the slot or even outside that can make those plays and do those things that you'd like to see him do," Goff said. St. Brown is starting to become Goff's favorite target, which has put him on the WR4/flex radar in deeper PPR formats entering Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Oct 15 · Source via Lions Jared Goff
  • Preston Williams - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams had one reception on the season heading into the Week 5 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, the injuries to Will Fuller (hand) and DeVante Parker (hamstring) opened a door for Williams to make an impact. He hauled in three of his five targets for 60 yards and he should stay involved in Week 6. It's uncertain if Parker will return for the matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although, if he sits, Williams could have some desperation streaming appeal against the Jaguars horrendous secondary.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Preston Williams
  • Lamar Jackson Returns To Practice Friday

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) returned to practice on Friday. Jackson gave fantasy managers a little scare on Thursday when he wasn't seen at practice, but he was dealing with a non-COVID-19-related illness and is on track to play in the Week 6 showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers. The 24-year-old could draw a questionable tag on the final injury report, but we fully expect him to play after his huge Monday night performance in the comeback win over the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson enters Week 6 action as the QB4 and could be getting rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman off Injured Reserve this weekend.

    Oct 15 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • Jaylen Waddle - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has posted two straight duds, but has a chance to rebound in Week 6. He'll get a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that ranks last in pass DVOA this season. The targets have decreased lately for Waddle, but he should see an uptick with Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) likely back under center. Waddle has not exceeded 61 total yards in a game this season, but Week 6 will be his best chance to do it. He'll be a WR3 in PPR formats, assuming Tagovailoa is back on the field.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Jaylen Waddle
  • Daniel Jones To Practice In Full, Appears Ready To Play

    New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion) is expected to be a full practice participant on Friday and "appears" ready to play in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams after suffering a concussion in the Week 5 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Joe Judge. The final hurdle will be Jones gaining clearance from an independent neurologist before he can suit up on Sunday. Through five games, Jones has career-highs in completion percentage (64.3), passing yards (256.4), rushing yards (39.4), passer rating (95.6) and giveaways per game (0.4). The Giants have been optimistic on Jones playing all week, and it looks like that will come to fruition. However, Jones will be without running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) against a strong Rams defense, so he'll be a shaky QB2 coming off his head injury.

    Oct 15 · Source via Giants Daniel Jones
  • Malcolm Brown - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Miami Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown saw five carries or more through the first four games of the season. However, he didn't touch the ball during the Week 5 matchup with Tampa Bay. It was all Myles Gaskin, who shined in the receiving game with 10 catches for over 100 yards. Brown was hardly a fantasy option before that game and appears to be a cut-candidate now. He'll head into a matchup with Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. A defense that is middle of the road when stopping running backs. Although, it's uncertain if Brown will have a role in the offensive gameplan. He can be benched or left on the waiver wire going forward.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Malcolm Brown
  • Damien Williams Tested Positive For COVID-19

    Chicago Bears running back Damien Williams, who was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, tested positive for the virus, according to a source. If Williams is vaccinated, he'll need to be asymptomatic and return two negative tests within 24 hours in order to be cleared to play in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers. In other words, it's extremely likely that Williams won't be active this Sunday. That means that rookie Khalil Herbert, who out-carried Williams last week, should be in line for a massive workload this weekend with Ryan Nall backing him up. Herbert should've already been added off the waiver wire in most leagues by fantasy managers in need of RB help in Week 6. The rookie will be on the RB2/3 borderline if Williams is indeed inactive.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bears Damien Williams
  • Nick Chubb Not Spotted At Friday's Practice

    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (calf) wasn't spotted at Friday's practice. Chubb has yet to practice this week, and it sounds like he'll be going down on Friday's report as a 'DNP' as well. There's still a chance he plays after a week of no practice, but that scenario should be considered a longshot. Kareem Hunt (wrist, knee) returned to practice Friday- a good sign for his availability Sunday against the Cardinals. If Chubb is inactive, Hunt would immediately enter the RB1 discussion against an Arizona defense that has ceded the 12th-most rushing yards to the position.

    Oct 15 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb
  • Myles Gaskin - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin put together his best performance of the season in Week 5. He rushed five times for 25 yards, but a majority of his damage came through the air. Gaskin hauled in 10 receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He remains the lead back in Miami and it should stay that way. Gaskin heads into a matchup against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that is middle of the road when it comes to stopping backs. Gaskin won't have the same type of success that he did last week, but should be a fine flex option for Week 6.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Myles Gaskin
  • Tua Tagovailoa Expected To Start Sunday

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs), recently designated to return from injured reserve, is expected to start Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Tagovailoa will take the field in London as long as he avoids any setbacks in Friday's practice, per head coach Brian Flores. The second-year pro threw for 207 yards and a touchdown with one pick in his lone full game this year against New England, so he'll be tough to trust in lineups if active, even in a good matchup with Jacksonville. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Oct 15 · Source via Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa
  • Eagles Defense Does Almost Nothing In Week 6

    The Philadelphia Eagles defense did almost nothing in a Week 6 loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs. In a 28-22 loss, the Eagles recorded one interception. That's it, just one interception. They did not record a sack, force a fumble, score a touchdown...just the one pick. With the 28 points allowed, that was good for a standard score of: zero fantasy points. They were coming off a strong fantasy performance in Week 6, but that game will clearly stay as an outlier this season. This is not a good defense and should not be rostered in the majority of fantasy formats.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dawson Knox - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox is coming off a tremendous performance against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. He hauled in three receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown in the win. Knox has five touchdowns this season and has shown he can be a reliable red zone target. He should be rostered in basically every fantasy format heading into the Week 6 matchup with the Tennessee Titans. Knox is on the TE1 radar versus a shaky Tennessee secondary.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bills Dawson Knox
  • Zach Ertz Traded To Cardinals

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has been traded to the Arizona Cardinals. Ertz will head to the desert in exchange for cornerback Tay Gowan and Arizona's 2022 fifth-round pick, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 30-year-old still has plenty left in the tank, as he has seen at least six targets in four games this year, either exceeding the 50-yard mark or catching a touchdown in three of those contests. Freed of the timeshare with Dallas Goedert, Ertz figures to have a more fantasy-friendly role in Arizona, even in a crowded room of pass-catchers. Since he played on Thursday night with Philadelphia, Ertz won't be eligible to play this Sunday for the Cardinals. Meanwhile, Goedert will likely emerge as a weekly TE1 in the Eagles' tight end-heavy offense, given their lack of playmakers behind DeVonta Smith.

    Oct 15 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Emmanuel Sanders - Week 6 Outlook for Fantasy Football

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has surprisingly been a solid fantasy option through the first five games of the season. Last week, Sanders hauled in two touchdowns in the win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He has seen five or more targets in every game this season and that's unlikely to change. The veteran wideout should be a strong flex option for the Week 6 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He is an every-down player and clearly has built chemistry with quarterback Josh Allen.

    Oct 15 · Source via Bills Emmanuel Sanders