Week 6

Note: The charts show my comfort level for starting each player at that position.  If you see a “+” sign next to a player, that means I can see them playing better than the level I have them listed at.  I tend to rank players at their floors, so no minus signs will be necessary.  Read through the comments for each game to get the detail behind the charts.  Good luck!

On Bye: Bills, Bears, Colts, Raiders

Thursday Night Football:

Giants

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Patriots

QB1 Tom Brady
QB2

RB1
RB2

White/Michel

WR1

WR2

Julian Edelman +

WR3 Josh Gordon +

TE1

Tate/Slayton/Hilliman

Flex
No Way

Defense

Start
Jones, Penny, Latimer Toss Up Meyers, Burkhead

Comments:

Ugh.  We’ll be quick with the Giants.  They’ll be without several key players, including Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard and Wayne Gallman.  This means rookie Jon Hilliman gets the start and is probably sharing time with Elijah Penny.  Perhaps Hilliman can get a few catches to salvage a decent floor in PPR leagues.  We can’t trust Daniel Jones, even in Superflex leagues.  Darius Slayton and Golden Tate will receive the bulk of the targets, but against this defense, I’d rather not test it. Avoid all Giants if you can.

Start em all.  Tom Brady is your QB1, Julian Edelman is your WR2 with upside in PPR leagues, James White is a low end RB2 in PPR leagues and Sony Michel should get plenty of volume to be your RB2.  Josh Gordon could be in for a nice day with Phillip Dorsett out, so he can be your WR3/Flex.  Both Gordon and Edelman are questionable, so check their reports before kick off. With Doresett out and the other 2 in question, we’ll see rookie Jacobi Meyers get some run.  He could be added if you have the roster space, not sure I’d trust him in my lineups though just yet. You’re starting the Patriots defense for sure.  Rex Burkhead is also questionable, so he’s probably not in our lineups.  The weather is expected to be light rain and winds in the teens.  This won’t be pretty, folks.


Early London Game:

Panthers

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Buccaneers

QB1
Kyle Allen QB2

Jameis Winston +

Christian McCaffrey RB1
RB2

WR1 Chris Godwin

WR2

Mike Evans +

Samuel/Moore

WR3
Greg Olsen

TE1

Flex Jones/Barber
Streamable

Defense

Probably Not
Toss Up Howard, Brate

Comments:

Kyle Allen is 3-0 as the starter and Christian McCaffrey is an MVP candidate. I don’t need to tell you to start CMC, but I’ll advise Kyle Allen as a potential QB1 streamer and for sure a QB2 in Superflex leagues. Tampa Bay actually stifled CMC and several other stud RBs so far this year, so we may see a dip in his production this week.  The Bucs can be had in the passing game, so Allen should have a nice day with his weapons Greg Olsen, DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel.  All three of these guys played well back in Week 2 with Cam Newton at the helm, so get Olsen in as your TE1 and Moore/Samuel can be WR3/Flexes.  We are still unsure of what to expect with Cam Newton’s time table.  The Panthers are on BYE next week, so maybe he returns after that.  For now, think about Kyle Allen and expect good things from this offense in London.

The Bucs fell to 2-3 last weekend but can get back on track with another win against the Panthers.  Jameis Winston can be your QB1 this week and should continue to pummel Chris Godwin with targets.  Godwin is the #1 overall WR in PPR leagues and should be considered a stud WR1 every week going forward. He blew up for 126yds and 1TD back in Week 2 against Carolina.  Mike Evans was held without a catch last weekend but should be started as your WR2 with upside here. He caught 4 of 8 targets for 61yds in the first meeting.  We are still unsure about what to expect from the running back share between Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones. Barber scored a goal line TD last week and rushed for 82yds and 1TD back in Week 2.  Jones took a step back last week after his impressive games in Week 3 and 4.  I’d probably roll with Barber as a low end RB2 and Jones as a low end Flex play at best.  I think we are done starting OJ Howard until he proves himself worthy.  He was held without a catch back in Week 2, so not a good matchup against the Panther LBs. This is considered a home game for the Bucs, even with the neutral site.  They beat the Panthers in Carolina with Cam Newton this year, so I’d probably lean towards the Bucs again here.


Sunday Early Games:

Seahawks

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Browns

Russell Wilson

QB1
QB2

Baker Mayfield

RB1 Nick Chubb
Chris Carson + RB2

WR1 Odell Beckham Jr
Tyler Lockett +

WR2

DK Metcalf

WR3 Jarvis Landry
Will Dissly

TE1

Flex
Probably Not

Defense

Probably Not
Penny, Moore, Brown Toss Up Callaway, TEs, Hilliard

Comments:

Russell Wilson has the Seahawks offense rolling and is a legit MVP candidate this year.  He’ll be your QB1 of course.  Chris Carson remains a large part of the offense and can be viewed as your RB2 with RB1 upside right now.  The Browns were just destroyed by the 49ers on the ground, so there’s some optimism here.  Wilson will continue to heavily target Tyler Lockett and Will Dissly.  Lockett has been a touchdown machine with Wilson and Dissly is a top 5 TE.  DK Metcalf still has low volume but can be your boom/bust WR3.  He’s scored 12.9, 15.1, 8.7, 1.6 and 12.4 PPR points through 5 games. No other WR gets enough snaps to trust for fantasy, but it’s a three way time share between Jaron Brown, Malik Turner and David Moore.  Moore scored last week so it wouldn’t surpise me if we see his snap counts rise a bit now that he’s healthy. Rashaad Penny only played 12 snaps last week but was able to net 6.9 PPR points.  He’ll remain just a bench stash for now, but it’s nice to see him playing well.  This is a difficult offense to defend because of it’s balance, so expect more of the same success this week.

The Browns are mess.  Baker Mayfield is playing badly behind this offensive line.  He’ll be a very untrustworthy QB2 option in Superflex leagues.  He could get things turned around here at home, as the Seahawks pass defense can be taken advantage of. You still probably have to start Odell Beckham Jr despite these last two bad games.  Nick Chubb will also be in our lineups as a low end RB1 option.  Jarvis Landry might be the only other Brown worth a start, but just a WR3/Flex for now in PPR leagues. There is plenty of reason to doubt this Browns offense right now, but perhaps they can get things back on track here at home.


Texans

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Chiefs

Deshaun Watson

QB1 Patrick Mahomes
QB2

RB1
Carlos Hyde RB2

Damien Williams

DeAndre Hopkins

WR1
Will Fuller

WR2

Tyreek Hill +

WR3

TE1

Travis Kelce

Coutee, Johnson

Flex Robinson, Hardman
Nope

Defense

Nope
Stills, Fells, Akins Toss Up Pringle, McCoy, Watkins

Comments:

Fantasy bonanza of the Week.  We’ll start with the obvious.  You’re starting Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. Now that Will Fuller has been unhinged, we may see better days from DeAndre Hopkins as teams now have to refocus on shutting down Fuller.  We have a few guys on the fence for fantasy lineups here, starting with Carlos Hyde.  Hyde is a low end RB2 and has scored 9.5, 9.0, 7.9, 10.4 and 12.0 PPR points through 5 weeks.  Duke Johnson is still low on volume but has been playing very well with his limited touches, scoring 9.8 and 7.7 PPR points the last two games.  Perhaps we see more Duke in this one if it goes pass heavy.  Keke Coutee finally got things going last week, catching 3 of 4 targets for 72yds.  If Kenny Stills is out again with the hamstring, Coutee enters the WR3/Flex range in PPR leagues.  The TEs in Jordan Akins and Darren Fells are to risky for my liking to stream, but Watson has been having success with both guys so far.  This game will have playoff vibes, so sit back and enjoy.

The Chiefs suffered their first loss last week with Patrick Mahomes getting a banged up ankle.  Mahomes is still our QB1, but note that his mobility may be a problem.  We are expecting Tyreek Hill back this week.  If he gets the green light, fire him up.  We are not expecting Sammy Watkins to play this weekend, which would make Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle all WR3/Flex options.  Perhaps Hardman plays less with Hill back.  Pringle filled in well for Watkins last week, so I’m thinking he steps into that role.  All three of these guys are a dice roll, but can make our week with one play.  We can start Damien Williams as our RB2 with RB1 upside.  Damien logged 35 offensive snaps last week, while LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams both logged 14 each. I’m not as excited to start McCoy as a flex as we were earlier, so hold onto him and Darrel on your benches.  I don’t need to tell you to start Travis Kelce, probably finds the endzone this week with Hill distracting coverage.  If Sammy Watkins is unable to go, I’d strongly consider adding Byron Pringle and finding a way to get him in.  He could have nice value going forward if Watkins or any other WRs miss more time.


Redskins

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Dolphins

QB1
Colt McCoy? QB2

Josh Rosen

RB1
Chris Thompson RB2

Kenyan Drake

WR1

WR2

Terry McLaurin

WR3 Preston Williams

TE1

Adrian Peterson

Flex DeVante Parker
Probably Not but Maybe?

Defense

Nope
Richardson, Quinn Toss Up

Comments:

This might be the only game we get excited about the fantasy options from Washington and Miami this year.  Colt McCoy should get the start again and could be streamed as QB2 in Superflex leagues.  He’ll rely on Terry McLaurin and short passes to Chris Thompson, making both guys Flex worthy in PPR leagues. If Washington can control the script, this would make Adrian Peterson a low end RB2/Flex option. It still feels dirty to trust any Redskins, but this match up might be too good to pass up, especially if you’re in a pinch with BYE weeks.

The Dolphins are coming off their BYE and could be in position to get a home victory.  Josh Rosen has looked OK in his two games and could be streamed as your QB2 in Superflex leagues.  We’re beginning to see Kenyan Drake get more usage so perhaps he can be a low end RB2/Flex in PPR leagues.  Mark Walton has hopped Kalen Ballage for playing time, so keep an eye on Walton in deep dynasty leagues. We could see nice games from Preston Williams and DeVante Parker this week.  I’m still pretty nervous about starting either one, but both guys can be low end WR3/Flexes. Nobody else shall be looked at.  We’re looking at a battle for the #1 overall pick next year folks. Whoever loses, Wins.


Eagles

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Vikings

Carson Wentz

QB1
QB2

Kirk Cousins +

RB1 Dalvin Cook
Jordan Howard RB2

WR1

WR2

Adam Thielen +

Alshon Jeffery

WR3
Zach Ertz

TE1

Flex Stefon Diggs
Probably Not

Defense

Probably Not
Agholor, Goedert, Sanders Toss Up Rudolph, Smith, Mattison

Comments:

Here we have an exciting game between two 3-2 teams, both potential playoff teams.  The Eagles have a pretty straight-forward fantasy evaluation right now.  We’re starting Carson Wentz as our QB1 and Zach Ertz as our TE1, despite the solid Vikings defense.  Jordan Howard is expected to maintain his RB2 production and get more work going forward, as Miles Sanders has been somewhat of a disappointment.  Howard won’t wow us, but he gets the tough yards and most importantly, the goal-line carries.  You can start Alshon Jeffery as your WR3/Flex.  We are not expecting DeSean Jackson back just yet, so this puts Nelson Agholor as a low end Flex option.  We shouldn’t expect a fantasy explosion here, but the Eagles should be able to make enough plays to pull off another road victory.

The Vikings passing game came to life last weekend against the Giants, with Kirk Cousins throwing for 306yds and 2TDs.  The Eagles have been awful against the pass this year, so we can expect good things from Adam Thielen again.  He missed practice on Thursday with an illness, so monitor his reports.  Cousins can be a QB2 in Superflex leagues, but can’t be trusted yet for 1QB leagues.  Dalvin Cook is in our lineups as an RB1, but will have a tough test against a very good Eagles run defense.  I expect his heavy usage in the passing game to continue, but we should limit expectations here.  We’re still disappointed with Stefon Diggs, who’s a boom/bust WR3/Flex play.  Hopefully Thielen is OK to play, but if he’s out, make sure Diggs is in your lineups.  Rookie Olabisi Johnson would be the next man up in that scenario. Continue to avoid Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith.  And if Alexander Mattison is available in your league, he’s definitely worth a handcuff stash. This should be tough fought battle and could go either way, so enjoy.


Saints

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Jaguars

QB1
Teddy Bridgewater QB2

Gardner Minshew

Alvin Kamara RB1
RB2

Leonard Fournette

Michael Thomas

WR1

WR2

DJ Chark

WR3 Dede Westbrook
Jared Cook

TE1

Flex
Startable

Defense

Probably Not
Ginn, Murray Toss Up Armstead, Conley

Comments:

The Saints are now 3-0 with Teddy Bridgewater as their starter.  I’m not sure we can trust him in 1QB leagues, but definitely in Superflex leagues.  Jalen Ramsey is expected to play this weekend, so that could limit the upside here.  You’re starting Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. Jared Cook is back in our lineups as a TE1 after scoring his first TD last week.  I can see him having a nice game if Ramsey is locked on Thomas. No other Saints can be trusted for fantasy, so we’re looking a very simple funneled offense still.  I’m expecting the Saints to continue to play conservative and rely on their defense.

The Jaguars are now 2-3 with Gardner Minshew at the helm, but are putting up solid fantasy numbers in the process.  Minshew is a QB2 in Superflex leagues.  His play has elevated Leonard Fournette‘s play as well, who can be your RB2 with RB1 upside.  He finally scored last week and has been getting plenty of volume.  You’re starting DJ Chark and probably Dede Westbrook in PPR leagues. Chark may be shadowed by Marshon Lattimore this week, so limit your expectations.  He shut out Mike Evans last week.  This makes me like Westbrook quite a bit in PPR as my WR3/Flex. After a rough first couple of games, Dede has rebounded nicely, scoring double digit PPR points in 4 of 5 games.  He’s also seen more work downfield these past two weeks.  Not other Jaguar should be in our lineups.  I was like TE James O’Shaughnessy but it looks like he’ll be out this week.  It feels like this game will be a low scoring affair, but I’m expecting the Saints to have a gameplan that makes Minshew have to beat them through the air.


Bengals

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Ravens

QB1 Lamar Jackson
Andy Dalton QB2

RB1 Mark Ingram
Joe Mixon RB2

WR1

WR2

Tyler Boyd

WR3

TE1

Mark Andrews

Auden Tate

Flex Willie Snead
Nope

Defense

Start
Bernard, Eifert Toss Up Brown, Boykin, Edwards, Hill, Hurst

Comments:

So the 0-5 Bengals are in trouble.  No AJ Green.  No John Ross.  Rough offensive line. Andy Dalton is still a quality QB but is no more than a QB2 in Superflex leagues. He’ll continue to rely on Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate in the passing game.  Boyd is a WR3 this week but could be matched up with Marlon Humphrey, so limit expectations.  Tate could be the better DFS target here and can be used as your WR3/Flex.  I’m really not trusting Tyler Eifert to do much here.  We can start Joe Mixon as our RB2 and hope for the best.  Maybe we see more Bernard if they’re playing from behind.  This Ravens defense is not as good as it once was, so perhaps Dalton can put up some numbers here, but I’m really not too excited to lean on any Bengals right now.

The Ravens will have a very straight forward approach here; run the ball.  We can expect Mark Ingram to end up as an RB1 in this juicy matchup at home.  We’re starting Lamar Jackson as our QB1 for sure.  He threw some picks last weekend but some of them were off the hands of his WRs.  We are waiting to see if Marquise Brown will play, so monitor his reports.  If he plays, he can be a WR3/Flex.  If not, maybe Willie Snead is worth a shot.  Mark Andrews would benefit the most with Brown out, so fire him up as your TE1.  Perhaps this one gets out of hand at some point and we see Gus Edwards get some extra volume, but I’m not sure that’s reliable for a start.  Expect the Ravens to give Mark Ingram plenty of touches and for Lamar Jackson to take his shots.


Sunday Late Games:

49ers

@

Rams

QB1 Jared Goff
Jimmy Garoppolo + QB2

RB1
Coleman/Breida RB2

Todd Gurley +

WR1 Cooper Kupp

WR2

Robert Woods

WR3
George Kittle

TE1

Gerald Everett

Pettis/Goodwin

Flex
Nah

Defense

Maybe
Samuel, Hurd, Mostert Toss Up Cooks/Reynolds/Higbee

Comments:

The 49ers are off to an impressive 4-0 start, but now have some adversity to deal with.  They will be without both starting tackles for 4-6 weeks.  The centerpiece of this offense is the running game, so fire up both Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman as RB2s.  Coleman gets the bump in PPR leagues, while Breida is a steady RB2 in standard.  The missing tackles might be an issue for a while, so limit expectations.  You’re starting George Kittle no doubt.  You’re starting Jimmy Garoppolo in Superflex leagues for sure, but he’ll be a fringe QB1 start in standard leagues.  The Rams have been generous against the pass the last few weeks, so there’s optimism here.  I’m still not sure I’m confident on starting any WR here, but Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin are the top two guys in snaps and could be WR3/Flexes.  We’ll continue to montior rookies Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd from our benches or the waiver wire.  Raheem Mostert is still getting a small amount of work, so he’s worth a roster stash for sure in case of emergency.  I’m nervous about this offense being without their starting tackles, so proceed with caution.  This could be an ambush.

The Rams have lost two games in a row and now have their backs against the wall at home.  Jared Goff has been airin’ it out, so fire him up as your QB1.  We have some doubt about Todd Gurley‘s availability this weekend, so monitor his reports. If he’s a go, he may be limited, so he’s more of a low end RB2/Flex.  If he can’t go, Malcolm Brown becomes an RB2 and Darrell Henderson is a boom/bust flex option.  Make sure Henderson isn’t hanging around your waiver wire.  We’re also monitoring Brandin Cooks‘ status with his concussion.  If he can go, he’ll be a WR3.  We’re more excited about Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.  Kupp remains a WR1 and Woods becomes a WR2 if Cooks is out.  Gerald Everett boomed last weekend and should be owned in all formats.  He can be your TE1 this week, especially if Cooks is out.  I’m liking the Rams this week at home, desperate for a win.


Falcons

@

Cardinals

Matt Ryan

QB1 Kyler Murray
QB2

RB1 David Johnson?
Devonta Freeman + RB2

Julio Jones

WR1

WR2

Larry Fitzgerald

Calvin Ridley +

WR3
Austin Hooper

TE1

Mohamed Sanu

Flex KeeSean Johnson
Nah

Defense

Nope
Ito Smith Toss Up Chase Edmonds

Comments:

This could be the Fantasy Bonanza of the Week, part 2. You’re starting basically this whole offense for the Falcons, starting with Matt Ryan as your QB1.  Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley should all find their way into your lineups.  Austin Hooper is now a mainstay top 5 TE option.  We have to keep rolling out Devonta Freeman while he’s healthy, so he’ll be an RB2 with upside here.  He’s been getting plenty of volume in the passing game for PPR leagues, and finally scored last week. Ito Smith is still a handcuff stash, but has been more involved lately.  The Falcons are in much need of a win to turn their season around, so expect their best effort. This is the last weekend the Cardinals will be without Patrick Peterson, so giddy up.

The Cardinals got their first win last weekend despite no TD passes from Kyler Murray.  He’s rushed for a touchdown in two straight games though, so he has a great floor as your QB1 against a bad Atlanta defense. He’ll rely heavily on Larry Fitzgerald, so get him in your lineups.  We’re a bit unsure of David Johnson‘s healthy, but it seems like he’ll be a go.  He can be your RB1 this week, but limit expectations.  Perhaps we see more of Chase Edmonds in this one to keep Johnson fresh.  Edmonds is a priority pickup if he’s still available. I’m nervous about trusting any of the other WRs here, but KeeSean Johnson would be the one I’d feel best about being a Flex option.  I’m optimistic about Murray and the passing game here, but it feels like Chase Edmonds could be an X Factor and possibly worth a Flex spot.


Titans

@

Broncos

QB1
Marcus Mariota QB2

Joe Flacco

RB1
Derrick Henry + RB2

Phillip Lindsay +

WR1

WR2

WR3 Sutton/Sanders
Delanie Walker?

TE1

Brown/Davis

Flex Royce Freeman
Startable

Defense

Startable
Humphries, Lewis Toss Up Noah Fant

Comments:

The Titans lost a tough one at home to Buffalo last weekend, but this defense is playing very well.  They should be able to lean on that defense and feed Derrick Henry all game.  He’ll be an RB2 with upside here, as usual.  I’m not exactly confident in any parts of the passing game, but I suppose Marcus Mariota can be used as a QB2 in Superflex leagues. Delanie Walker is a fringe TE1 play, but he was outsnapped by Jonnu Smith last week.  Something to monitor going forward.  AJ Brown was able to get more snaps last weekend and had a TD called back, so I’d be open to him as a Flex dart.  Corey Davis is still too boom/bust for to trust, but he could be flexed as well.  Nobody else is usable in this offense, so just bank on Derrick Henry and this Titans Defense for fantasy.

The Broncos picked up their first win last weekend against the Chargers.  They’ll be at home here, so I’m open to another victory.  Joe Flacco has been playing good enough for a QB2 start in Superflex leagues.  He’s been on point with Courtland Sutton lately, so make sure Sutton is your lineups. Emmanuel Sanders has been boom/bust, but it feels like a good spot for him.  He usually doesn’t have two bad games in a row, so he’ll be a WR3/Flex play. You’re starting Phillip Lindsay as your RB2 with upside.  Even Royce Freeman has some value as a low end RB2/Flex play in PPR leagues.  Noah Fant is a TE1 streaming option with how bad the Titans have been against TEs. This one should be low scoring, but I like the Broncos chances.


Cowboys

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Jets

Dak Prescott

QB1
QB2

Sam Darnold

Ezekiel Elliott RB1 Le’Veon Bell
RB2

Amari Cooper

WR1

WR2

Michael Gallup +

WR3 Robby Anderson
Jason Witten

TE1

Flex Crowder/Thomas
Start

Defense

Nope
Cobb, Smith, Pollard Toss Up

Comments:

The Cowboys have lost two games in a row after starting 3-0.  Luckily, they get the Jets here to get things right.  Fire up Dak Prescott as your QB1, along with Zeke Elliott as your RB1.  Amari Cooper is better at home, so he’ll be ranked as a WR1 but we should limit our expectations.  I’m actually more excited about Michael Gallup in this one, so make sure he gets into your lineups.  You can start Jason Witten as a low end TE1 option with hopes for a touchdown. The Cowboys should be able to control this game, so expect a nice day from Zeke and hopefully an efficient game from Dak.

Sam Darnold is back, adding some excitement back to this offense.  He’ll be just a QB2 in Superflex leagues for now.  We’re starting Le’Veon Bell as an RB1.  He’ll fare better now that Darnold is back.  We should expect Robby Anderson to get things rollin’ with a healthy Darnold, so he can be your WR3/Flex.  Jamison Crowder is an interesting flex play in PPR leagues, he played well with Darnold in Week 1.  I’m even open to Demaryius Thomas having some value for us going forward, but he’ll just be someone we monitor this week. Chris Herndon remains out, having pulled his hamstring and is likely out for a couple weeks.  This will be a funnel offense through Le’Veon Bell, with deep shots for Anderson and plenty of short targets for Crowder. Bell is the only must start guy here, but I’m open to seeing some good stuff from Darnold.


Sunday Night Game:

Steelers

@

Chargers

QB1 Philip Rivers
Devlin Hodges QB2

RB1
James Conner RB2

Austin Ekeler +

WR1 Keenan Allen

WR2

Juju Smith-Schuster +

WR3 Mike Williams +
Vance McDonald

TE1

Diontae Johnson

Flex Melvin Gordon +
Nope

Defense

Start
Snell, Washington Toss Up

Comments:

We are expecting Mason Rudolph to rest this weekend after his concussion, so Devlin Hodges is likely to start.  He’ll be a low end streaming option in Superflex leagues if you need the help.  We should not be very optimistic about this offense with Hodges, but he could surprise us.  You likely have to start Juju Smith-Schuster, but he’ll be a WR3 grade. Perhaps Vance McDonald is the preferred target for the young QB, so he’s worth a TE1 spot.  Rookie Diontae Johnson could have some chemistry with the young QB as well, so he’ll be a dice roll WR3/Flex option, but probably best left on the bench.  We’re likely starting James Conner, but as a low end RB2 option. Jaylen Samuels is out for a while, so we may see rookie Benny Snell get some run during this time.  I’m not getting my hopes up for any of the Steeler options, so try to avoid it if you can.

The Chargers lost a tough one last weekend at home to the previously winless Broncos, so they’ll be looking to get back on track.  Philip Rivers is a better QB2 in Superflex leagues, but could be your QB1 in standard.  We’ll continue to see Keenan Allen get fed targets, so he’ll be a WR1.  Mike Williams came back last weekend and can be your WR3 in this one. We can keep starting Austin Ekeler as an RB1 in PPR leagues, even with Melvin Gordon back. Ekeler will maintain his pass catching role, but perhaps Gordon takes a step forward with snaps and volume.  He’ll be a RB2/Flex play.  Go ahead and check your waiver wire for Hunter Henry.  There is a small chance he plays this Sunday night, but it looks like he’ll be back for Week 7.  The Chargers will be able to control this game and feed their RBs throughout.


Monday Night Game:

Lions

@

Packers

QB1
Matthew Stafford + QB2

Aaron Rodgers +

RB1 Aaron Jones
Kerryon Johnson + RB2

WR1

WR2

Kenny Golladay +

WR3 MVS

TE1

Jimmy Graham

Marvin Jones +

Flex Allison
Nah

Defense

Startable
Amendola, Hockenson Toss Up Jamaal Williams, Kumerow

Comments:

The Lions are fresh off the BYE and have a lot to prove here in primetime.  Matthew Stafford is a fringe QB1 this week but probably best used as your QB2 in superflex leagues.  The Packers had their first hiccup in the passing game last weekend, but still snagged 3 Dak Prescott interceptions.  He’ll continue to rely on Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones to move the ball.  Both guys can be viewed as WR3/Flexes with upside.  We’re starting Kerryon Johnson as our RB2 with upside.  He might be the most exciting play from this offense.  It sounds like we might have TJ Hockenson available this week.  If he plays and you need TE help, he is worth a stream.  Danny Amendola should not be trusted, as well as any other Lions.  Expect a well balanced attack from this offense and hope for the best from the passing game.

The Packers are 4-1 after an impressive win in Dallas last weekend, led by Aaron Jones of course.  I think it’s safe to say Jones should be viewed as an RB1 going forward, even with Jamaal Williams likely back this week.  If you have Aaron Rodgers, you can start him as your QB1.  The TDs will come eventually, so just stay patient.  We are probably not going to see Davante Adams play again here, but if he does, try and get him in your lineups.  It’s difficult with this game being on MNF, so make sure you have a hedge in place if you’re holding out hope.  No Adams means hopefully more from Geronimo Allison and MVS.  Both guys could be flex worthy, even though they disappointed last week. Jake Kumerow could also be more involved this week after his first game last week. He was on the field for 68% of the snaps last week, so he might be the sneaky DFS play.  Jimmy Graham is a low end TE1 with upside.  I was very surprised and excited to see some good blocking from Jimmy last week, so even though he didn’t stuff the box score, he played well.  The Packers defense is startable, especially at home.  The Lions will put up a fight, but I’m not sure I’d bet against GB in this one.

 

Thanks for reading,

Good Luck!!

– KGB