By: Jesse Cook (Sports Editor)
After the return of Julian Edelman, the Cincinnati Bengals’ two pick-sixes, and Josh Rosen securing a victory over a San Francisco 49ers team that had 5 giveaways.
Andy Dalton is a good choice for quarterback this week because he’s playing the shaky Pittsburgh Steelers and he clearly knows how to make a few effective late game drives. The Cincinnati Bengals’ QB scored 27 points in the second half, passed for 248 yards, one touchdown, and his only interception was made on a freak play started by a mis-run route.
The Steelers have allowed 1,602 passing yards this season. That’s 296.2 yards per game. That makes them the worst fourth passing defense in football. Dalton’s got a fairly easy task ahead of him, then, which makes the Bengals’ QB a good Week 6 Choice.
The New York Jets’ Isaiah Crowell rushed for 219 yards last week on 15 carries. He also scored a touchdown. Hold on, WHAT?! That’s right, he rushed for over 200 yards, covering 14.6 yards per carry. Maybe Sam Darnold isn’t going to be passing the football as much and they’ll let Crowell make a couple carries this week against the ESPN worst ranked defense Indianapolis Colts.
Just a side note that Crowell earned 29.1 fantasy points on ESPN and NFL and 29.6 fantasy points on Yahoo.
The Chicago Bears will be a good team to have this week at offensive positions. Namely, running back Tarik Cohen. He’s playing the Miami Dolphins who have the 12th worst rush defense. He also rushed for 53 yards last week in a game where Bears’ QB Mitchell Trubisky elected to pass on almost every play. Jordan Howard is also getting fewer and fewer touches per game in favor of Cohen. If you want a dark horse running back, look to Cohen.
Cohen also acquired 121 receiving yards last week. This totaled to 23.4 fantasy points on ESPN and NFL and 26.9 fantasy points on Yahoo.
At tight end, stay in the Windy City and start Trey Burton. The man may have only caught the ball twice, but he totaled 86 receiving yards and one touchdown. With a long of 47 yards last week over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dolphins are gonna be terrified of this guy.
Aren’t they gonna double cover him? Probably not due to the ever present threat of a great run game and the dangerous arsenal of Chicago receivers that Trubisky has the option to throw to.
Adam Thielen of the Minnesota Vikings is the first player in NFL history to catch for over 100 yards in every game through Week 5. That should be enough to convince you to start him in Week 6. If it’s not, it might interest you to know that he is playing the Arizona Cardinals who have allowed 248.6 passing yards per game. Start Thielen.
Your other wide receiver should be DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans. He was the leading receiver in the NFL last week with 151 receiving yards on 9 catches, which averages to 16.8 yards per reception. He also has the Buffalo Bills this week who have allowed 234.6 passing yards per game.
For defense, look to the Cleveland Browns. They’re hosting the Los Angeles Chargers who were only able to score a touchdown in the second quarter. The Browns are a second half team, and the Chargers were held to a mere 26 points (17 of which were scored in the first half) by the now 1-4 Jokeland Raiders. Oakland is not a defensively impressive team, unlike Cleveland.
As for kicker, it’s hard to overlook the fact that the Carolina Panthers beat the New York Giants on a last second 63 yard field goal from Graham Gano. The Panthers have the Redskins who have been one of the better defensive teams in the league, but it’s looking like Gano’s gonna get you some points if Carolina manages to pass even just the 50 yard line. Don’t you know to pick Gano?
Week 6 is gonna be fun, make sure you’ve got the best team you can get. Good luck!