Fantasy Football Week 6 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em: Kyler Murray ready to break out

For those of you who are struggling this season, wouldn't it be great to go back and re-do your Fantasy draft? Imagine the things you would change. I looked at the draft results of one 12-team PPR league where I'm 1-4, and there are many mistakes I would love to correct. 

For example, I drafted Robert Woods in Round 3 over Chris Godwin and Amari Cooper. At the time of this draft in late August, Cooper was dealing with a foot injury, but I would love to have either Godwin or Cooper over Woods. I also took Woods over Cooper Kupp.

In Round 6, I drafted Aaron Rodgers, and I never take a quarterback early. But here, I went against my usual tendencies, which stings even more since Rodgers has struggled early in the season.

In Round 10, I drafted Jamison Crowder one spot ahead of Michael Gallup. I didn't expect Gallup to be this good, and Crowder has struggled with Sam Darnold out. We'll see if the outlook changes for Crowder now that Darnold is back, but I would obviously rather have Gallup for the rest of the season among these two receivers.

Now, I also did some good things with this roster, but some bad luck has put me at three games under .500. I'm still confident I can turn this team around and compete for a playoff spot, but I need to win this week.

I'm sure many of you are in a similar position, and hopefully Week 6 brings some good fortune. If you have some time, go back and look at some of the mistakes you made on Draft Day, and imagine what could have been with your team this year.

Editor's Note: Projections are provided by CBS Sports and not Jamey Eisenberg. Projected points are for PPR leagues.

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START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Start of the Week
ARI Arizona • #1
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
23.8
QB RNK
7th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1324
RUYDS
206
TD
6
INT
4
FPTS/G
20

It's all set up for Kyler Murray to have a big week against the Falcons at home. Hopefully, he will take advantage of this matchup.

The rookie quarterback for the Cardinals has been inconsistent so far through five games – in Fantasy and reality. Arizona is 1-3-1 coming into this game against Atlanta, and Murray has three games with at least 20 Fantasy points and two games with just 15 points.

He just had his best game as a pro in Week 5 at Cincinnati, which was the Cardinals first victory. Murray passed for 253 yards and ran for 93 yards and a touchdown, which was good for 25 Fantasy points.

I expect him to do better this week. Only the Dolphins and Cardinals allow more Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks than the Falcons, and the past four opposing quarterbacks against Atlanta have each scored at least 20 Fantasy points.

Murray should continue to make plays with his legs – he has at least six Fantasy points in each of the past three games because of his running – as well as exploit this secondary. It should be a big week for Murray, and I expect him to be a top five Fantasy quarterback in Week 6.

I'm starting Murray over: Aaron Rodgers (vs. DET), Carson Wentz (at MIN), Jared Goff (vs. SF), Philip Rivers (vs. PIT) and Jameis Winston (vs. CAR)

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Quarterbacks
Start 'Em
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ATL Atlanta • #2
Age: 34 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
31st
PROJ PTS
23.6
QB RNK
6th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1655
RUYDS
55
TD
12
INT
7
FPTS/G
25
Ryan is quietly having another outstanding Fantasy season, and he comes into Week 6 having scored at least 20 Fantasy points in 16 of his past 21 games going back to last year. He's passed for at least 300 yards in every game this season, and he has at least three touchdowns in three of his past four games. The Cardinals have allowed four of five quarterbacks to score at least 22 Fantasy points this season, and Ryan and Murray should put on a show in Arizona on Sunday.
DAL Dallas • #4
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ DAL -7 O/U 43
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
22
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1606
RUYDS
122
TD
12
INT
6
FPTS/G
26
Sometimes bad performances can lead to good Fantasy production, which happened with Prescott in Week 5 against Green Bay. He struggled with three interceptions in a 34-24 loss, but Prescott still had 463 passing yards, two touchdowns and 27 rushing yards, which was 26 Fantasy points. He's now scored at least 25 Fantasy points in four of five games, and I like him to keep rolling this week at the Jets. Only Tom Brady in Week 3 has more than 17 Fantasy points against the Jets this season, but I expect Prescott will do well in this matchup. Keep him active in all leagues.
TB Tampa Bay • #3
Age: 25 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR CAR -2 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
10th
PROJ PTS
20
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1371
RUYDS
37
TD
11
INT
5
FPTS/G
22.2
Winston will look to extend his streak of games with at least 20 Fantasy points to four, which is something he's only done once in his career. In 2016, Winston once had a four-game streak with at least 20 Fantasy points, and I expect him to match that this week against the Panthers. Carolina has allowed a quarterback to score at least 20 Fantasy points in two of the past three games, including Gardner Minshew in Week 5. And Winston has improved since he scored just 14 Fantasy points against the Panthers in Week 2, with Carolina's defense banged up since then as well.
JAC Jacksonville • #15
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
28th
PROJ PTS
16.2
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1279
RUYDS
124
TD
9
INT
1
FPTS/G
20.6
Minshew continues to impress in Fantasy and reality, and he's scored at least 20 Fantasy points in four of the five games that he's played. He just had his best outing in arguably his toughest matchup at Carolina in Week 5, and he scored 24 Fantasy points. He has another tough test in Week 6 against the Saints, although New Orleans has allowed four of five quarterbacks to score at least 21 Fantasy points this year. I like Minshew as a low-end No. 1 quarterback in Week 6, and hopefully Minshew Mania keeps going for at least one more week.
LAR L.A. Rams • #16
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF LAR -3 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
2nd
PROJ PTS
20.8
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1649
RUYDS
13
TD
7
INT
7
FPTS/G
18.4
Goff has obviously struggled this season, and he has a tough matchup this week against the 49ers. San Francisco has allowed one quarterback to score more than 17 Fantasy points, which was Andy Dalton in Week 2 when he scored 22. But Goff's track record against the 49ers is impressive since he's averaging 26.7 Fantasy points per game in his past three meetings with San Francisco. And he's averaging 22.5 Fantasy points in two home games this year. He also has the chance to fall into quality production based on volume since he's attempted 117 pass attempts over the past two weeks. With Todd Gurley (quad) hurt, Goff could have to carry the offense once again, which makes him a low-end starter in Week 6.
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CIN Cincinnati • #14
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -11.5 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
15th
PROJ PTS
18.2
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1412
RUYDS
16
TD
8
INT
4
FPTS/G
17.6
Dalton's Fantasy production in Week 5 against Arizona was about what I expected. I thought he would do well with a limited ceiling, and he scored 22 Fantasy points. That's now three games with at least 22 Fantasy points in five outings, and he has just one game with fewer than 18 points on the season. I can see him in that range again in Week 6 at Baltimore. In his past three games against the Ravens, Dalton has 698 passing yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions, and he's scored at least 22 Fantasy points in each outing.
CAR Carolina • #7
Age: 23 • Experience: 1 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB CAR -2 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
27th
PROJ PTS
19.4
QB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
674
RUYDS
3
TD
5
INT
0
FPTS/G
16
The hope for Allen this week against Tampa Bay in London would be that he does what each of the past three quarterbacks did against the Buccaneers. Daniel Jones, Jared Goff and Teddy Bridgewater each scored at least 24 Fantasy points against Tampa Bay, and hopefully Allen gets in that range. We have only seen Allen have one game over 13 Fantasy points, which was Week 3 in his first start at Arizona. Since then, he's combined for 16 Fantasy points against Houston and Jacksonville. But this matchup is easier given what the Buccaneers defense has looked like the past three games, so hopefully Allen takes advantage of this matchup.
DET Detroit • #9
Age: 31 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -4 O/U 47
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
17.2
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1,122
RUYDS
54
TD
9
INT
2
FPTS/G
23.2
The Packers started off the season dominating opposing quarterbacks, holding Mitchell Trubisky, Kirk Cousins and Joe Flacco to a combined 22 Fantasy points. But that wasn't exactly the best competition. In the past two games against Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott, those quarterbacks each scored at least 25 Fantasy points, and Stafford could be in that range. He's already scored at least 28 Fantasy points in two of four starts this year, and he has 1,480 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and one interception in his past five games against Green Bay, with multiple touchdowns in each game over that span. And in his past seven games coming off a bye, Stafford is averaging 19.1 Fantasy points per game, with four games of at least 20 Fantasy points in those outings.
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PHI Philadelphia • #11
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
11th
PROJ PTS
16.2
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1152
RUYDS
59
TD
11
INT
2
FPTS/G
22.4
Wentz didn't have to do much last week against the Jets, and he scored just 13 Fantasy points in a 31-6 victory. He might have similar production this week, although it will be a much tougher opponent on the road. The Vikings allow an average of just 16.6 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and only Matt Ryan in Week 1 scored more than 20 Fantasy points against this defense. Wentz is averaging 22.0 Fantasy points per game in two road outings this season, but I expect this to be a tough test. I would only start Wentz in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
CLE Cleveland • #6
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA SEA -1.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
16th
PROJ PTS
16.2
QB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1247
RUYDS
0
TD
4
INT
8
FPTS/G
10.8
Mayfield has been a disaster so far this season, and he just had his worst game of the year in Week 5 at San Francisco. He scored minus-2 Fantasy points with 100 passing yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He has yet to throw multiple touchdowns in any game this year, and his right shoulder is a little banged up after Monday's loss to the 49ers. We hope he can shake it off this week against the Seahawks, but Seattle has limited Kyler Murray and Jared Goff to just 34 Fantasy points combined in the past two games.
MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
17th
PROJ PTS
15.6
QB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1041
RUYDS
40
TD
6
INT
2
FPTS/G
13.8
Cousins quieted some doubters with his performance last week against the Giants, but we expected him to play well in that matchup. It was against an inferior opponent, and he scored a season-high 24 Fantasy points. While the Eagles defense has been favorable to opposing quarterbacks – Case Keenum, Ryan and Rodgers scored at least 24 Fantasy points – I don't trust Cousins when he's playing a good team, even at home. He's someone to avoid in most formats this week.
NO New Orleans • #5
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
20th
PROJ PTS
14
QB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
PAYDS
849
RUYDS
32
TD
6
INT
2
FPTS/G
16.3
Bridgewater was fantastic in Week 5 against Tampa Bay. He completed 26 of 34 passes for 314 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, and he scored a season-high 34 Fantasy points. He now has at least 20 Fantasy points in two of three starts for the injured Drew Brees (thumb), but this could be a tough matchup for him on the road, especially if Jalen Ramsey (back) returns to the Jaguars' secondary. Jacksonville has allowed one quarterback to score more than 15 Fantasy points in the past four games, which was Joe Flacco in Week 4 with 28 points in the first game Ramsey was out. I don't see Bridgewater following suit in this matchup on the road.
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LAC L.A. Chargers • #17
Age: 37 • Experience: 16 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT LAC -6.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS QB
12th
PROJ PTS
18.4
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1465
RUYDS
24
TD
7
INT
4
FPTS/G
17.8
I'm a believer in this Steelers defense, and it has been tough against opposing quarterbacks of late. After giving up back-to-back games with at least 30 Fantasy points in the first two weeks of the season against Tom Brady and Russell Wilson, Pittsburgh has limited Garoppolo, Dalton and Lamar Jackson to a combined 26 Fantasy points over the past three games. Rivers just lost another offensive lineman in center Mike Pouncey (neck), who was placed on injured reserve, and Rivers scored just four Fantasy points in Week 5 against Denver. I can see another week of limited production, and Rivers is a low-end starter at best in most formats.
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Running Backs
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DET Detroit • #33
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -4 O/U 47
OPP VS RB
31st
PROJ PTS
13.2
RB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
251
REC
7
REYDS
99
TD
2
FPTS/G
12
Johnson went into his bye in Week 5 after his best game running the ball with 26 carries for 125 yards (4.8 yards per carry), as well as two catches for 32 yards and a fumble, in Week 4 against Kansas City. He's now scored at least 15 PPR points in two of his past three games, and he has at least 18 total touches in three of four games this year. The Packers have allowed a running back to score in four games in a row, with seven touchdowns allowed to the position over that span, and Johnson had 85 total yards in his lone meeting with Green Bay as a rookie in 2018.
NE New England • #28
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NE -17 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
13.8
RB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
63
REC
22
REYDS
178
TD
1
FPTS/G
12
NE New England • #26
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NE -17 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
9.9
RB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
262
REC
3
REYDS
32
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.4
Let's give both Patriots' running backs a starting nod this week, especially with Rex Burkhead (foot) still banged up. Without Burkhead in Week 5 at Washington, Michel went off for 16 carries for 91 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and a touchdown, as well as a shocking three catches for 32 yards on three targets. Michel has now scored a touchdown in three of his past four games. White did his usual thing against Washington with six carries for 26 yards (4.3 yards per carry), along with six catches for 46 yards on nine targets. He's now scored 25 PPR points in his past two games combined. Five running backs have already scored or gained at least 100 total yards against the Giants this year, and they have allowed 10 receptions to Chris Thompson and Dalvin Cook out of the backfield in the past two games.
WAS Washington • #25
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA WAS -3.5 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
30th
PROJ PTS
13.5
RB RNK
25th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
67
REC
25
REYDS
268
TD
0
FPTS/G
10.6
WAS Washington • #26
Age: 34 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA WAS -3.5 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
30th
PROJ PTS
7.1
RB RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
108
REC
3
REYDS
4
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.3
Like the Patriots, I expect both Washington running backs to be useful this week against the Dolphins. Miami allows the most Fantasy points to running backs on average, and the Dolphins have already allowed nine total touchdowns to the position in just four games. Peterson has been a disaster so far this year with one touchdown, which he scored in Week 2 in his first appearance of the season, and he's had fewer than 34 total yards in all four outings. But this is a good week to trust him as at least a flex. And Thompson has scored fewer than 10 PPR points in three of four games, but I expect him to get back on track in this matchup, especially in PPR leagues.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #25
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT LAC -7 O/U 41.5
OPP VS RB
21st
PROJ PTS
14.5
RB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
31
REC
4
REYDS
7
TD
0
FPTS/G
7
Gordon had a quiet season debut in Week 5 against Denver with 12 carries for 31 yards (2.7 yards per carry), as well as four catches for 7 yards on six targets. The encouraging thing was 16 total touches against the Broncos, and hopefully that game knocked the rust off from missing the start of the season with his holdout. Austin Ekeler is still worth starting in all leagues as well, but Gordon should have the chance to help Fantasy managers in this matchup at home. The Steelers have allowed a running back to score in three of their past four games, and I'm expecting Gordon to find the end zone in Week 6.
KC Kansas City • #26
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU KC -5 O/U 55
OPP VS RB
25th
PROJ PTS
10.7
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
57
REC
12
REYDS
102
TD
1
FPTS/G
10
Williams was the lead running back for the Chiefs in Week 5 against the Colts over LeSean McCoy, and we'll see if that continues this week against the Texans. He will definitely play the majority of snaps on passing downs, and that could be huge in this matchup. Houston has allowed the most receptions to running backs this season with 45, and seven running backs have already caught at least four passes against this defense in five games. Five running backs have already scored at least 10 PPR points against the Texans with just their receiving totals alone. Williams should have the chance for a big week in PPR.
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HOU Houston • #23
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -5 O/U 55
OPP VS RB
20th
PROJ PTS
8.4
RB RNK
33rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
310
REC
5
REYDS
8
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.2
The Chiefs have allowed a 100-yard rusher three games in a row, and Hyde will again be the lead running back for the Texans. This is also a revenge game of sorts since Kansas City traded Hyde to Houston prior to the season. Hyde has scored in two of his past three games, and he has at least 16 total touches in consecutive outings.
MIA Miami • #32
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS WAS -3.5 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
26th
PROJ PTS
11.7
RB RNK
26th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
113
REC
13
REYDS
107
TD
0
FPTS/G
7
Drake will hopefully get a season-high in touches this week against Washington as Miami comes off its bye. This is a game where the Dolphins can run the ball and likely won't be chasing points in dramatic fashion, and Drake just scored a season-high nine PPR points in Week 4 against the Chargers. Washington has allowed four touchdowns to running backs in the past two games.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #28
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -17 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
2nd
PROJ PTS
8.4
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
53
REC
1
REYDS
4
TD
0
FPTS/G
2
This is a terrible matchup, and I don't expect the Giants to have much success on offense. But Hilliman can fall into enough production with his total touches to be a potential flex, especially in PPR. In the three games where the Giants had a healthy running back start and finish the game, that guy had at least 16 total touches. And a Giants running back has at least three catches in four of five games this year. The Patriots have allowed five running backs to catch at least four passes this season.
ARI Arizona • #29
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS RB
8th
PROJ PTS
5
RB RNK
39th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
127
REC
6
REYDS
43
TD
1
FPTS/G
5
I'm listing Edmonds here with the chance that David Johnson (back) misses this game or is limited. If Johnson is out then Edmonds would be a must-start running back in all leagues. Johnson has averaged 18 total touches a game this season, and Edmonds will inherit most of that work if he starts. The Falcons have also allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in four of five games this year.
ATL Atlanta • #25
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS RB
9th
PROJ PTS
7
RB RNK
38th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
93
REC
11
REYDS
87
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.4
Smith continues to share playing time with Devonta Freeman, and he could be a potential flex option this week. Smith played 47 percent of the snaps in Week 5 at Houston (Freeman was at 54 percent), and Smith had a season-high 11 total touches, including six catches for 45 yards on six targets. Arizona has allowed four running backs to score or gain at least 100 total yards in the past three games.
LAR L.A. Rams • #34
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF LAR -3.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
3.3
RB RNK
43rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
114
REC
1
REYDS
10
TD
2
FPTS/G
4.6
Brown could end up as a quality starter this week in all leagues if Todd Gurley (quad) is out against the 49ers. Gurley missed practice Wednesday, and Brown would step in as the starter, although he could share touches with Darrell Henderson, especially in the passing game. But Brown would likely be the one working near the goal line, and Gurley has scored four times in the past two games. Brown scored twice in Week 1 at Carolina, and Gurley had at least 15 total touches in three of five games this year.
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PHI Philadelphia • #24
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
4th
PROJ PTS
8.2
RB RNK
31st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
248
REC
6
REYDS
47
TD
5
FPTS/G
12.2
It's nice to hear that Howard is the lead running back for the Eagles, and his production over the past three games has been encouraging. He has five touchdowns over that span, and he's scored at least 12 PPR points in two of those outings. But even though he's the lead guy, he's still sharing touches with Miles Sanders. And this is a tough matchup against the Vikings, who are among the league leaders with only one rushing touchdown and three total scores allowed to running backs this year. Howard is only a flex option for Week 6.
KC Kansas City • #25
Age: 31 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU KC -5 O/U 55
OPP VS RB
25th
PROJ PTS
7.9
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
214
REC
11
REYDS
94
TD
3
FPTS/G
11
McCoy is still in play as a flex option this week against the Texans, but it's hard to trust him given his production when Damien Williams has been active. Williams has appeared in three games this year, and McCoy is averaging just 5.6 PPR points in those outings, including a season-low two points in Week 5 against the Colts. Coach Andy Reid said McCoy is having issues with pass protection, which isn't ideal for his playing time, and this is a matchup the Chiefs can exploit with their running backs out of the backfield. McCoy could always fall into the end zone, but I'm concerned about his ceiling this week. And as we've seen when Williams is active, the floor with McCoy so far has been pretty low.
DEN Denver • #28
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN DEN -2.5 O/U 39.5
OPP VS RB
10th
PROJ PTS
8.6
RB RNK
28th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
250
REC
16
REYDS
103
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.4
I don't love the matchup for the Broncos running backs this week, but it's hard to sit Phillip Lindsay with the way he's played of late. He's scored at least 24 PPR points in two of his past three games, and he's worth using as a No. 2 running back in all leagues. Freeman, despite splitting playing time almost evenly with Lindsay, hasn't been as successful. He has yet to score a touchdown this season, and he's been under nine PPR points in three of five games this year, including two in a row. It's easy to sit Freeman in most formats against the Titans, who have allowed just two touchdowns to running backs on the season.
TB Tampa Bay • #27
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR CAR -2 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
15th
PROJ PTS
7.9
RB RNK
34th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
269
REC
5
REYDS
92
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.8
Jones took a step back with his production in Week 5 at New Orleans when he scored just seven PPR points. This was after scoring at least 13 PPR points in each of his previous two games. He was held to four carries for 9 yards in Week 2 at Carolina in a game where he dealt with an ankle injury, but I'd be hesitant to start him this week as well. He's still sharing touches with Peyton Barber, and Jones isn't a guarantee to score (he has two career touchdowns) or work in the passing game (he has five catches on six targets this season). He's only a flex option for Week 6.
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SF San Francisco • #22
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -3.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS RB
23rd
PROJ PTS
9.8
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
340
REC
6
REYDS
46
TD
2
FPTS/G
13.5
I'm a little concerned for the 49ers running backs this week now that standout fullback Kyle Juszczyk (knee) is out. I'd still consider Tevin Coleman a low-end No. 2 running back and Breida as a flex, but I expect Coleman to be the better of the two. While Breida scored 27 PPR points in Week 5 against Cleveland, he ripped off an 83-yard touchdown run to buoy his stats. Without that, he had 10 carries for 31 yards and no scores, and Coleman should get the majority of the work near the goal line. Now, I do like that Breida had three catches for 15 yards and a touchdown on three targets against the Browns, and hopefully he continues to work in the passing game. But I would only trust him as a flex option this week against the Rams.
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Wide Receivers
Start 'Em
WAS Washington • #17
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA WAS -3.5 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
11th
WR RNK
18th
OWNED
91%
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
31
REYDS
308
TD
3
FPTS/G
16.8
As expected, McLaurin struggled in Week 5 against New England, and he finished with three catches for 51 yards on seven targets. It's the first time in his four-game career that he's failed to score a touchdown, but he should start a new streak in Week 6 at Miami. The Dolphins are among the league leaders in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and they have already given up seven touchdowns to the position in four games. Five receivers have also scored at least 12 PPR points against Miami this year.
HOU Houston • #15
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -4.5 O/U 55
OPP VS WR
12th
WR RNK
20th
OWNED
93%
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
39
REYDS
400
TD
3
FPTS/G
16.8
I liked Fuller in Week 5 against the Falcons, but I didn't have him ranked high enough since he was just outside my top 24 guys. He went nuts with 14 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns on 16 targets, and I expect him to stay hot this week at Kansas City. This game has shootout written all over it, which bodes well for Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and Fuller, and Fuller should also benefit if Kenny Stills (hamstring) is still out. The Chiefs have already allowed six touchdowns to receivers in the first five games.
DAL Dallas • #13
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ DAL -7 O/U 43
OPP VS WR
8th
WR RNK
15th
OWNED
89%
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
29
REYDS
339
TD
1
FPTS/G
19.3
Gallup went off in his return from a two-game absence from a knee injury in Week 5 against Green Bay with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets. He now has at least 12 PPR points in all three games he's appeared in, and he has at least seven targets in each outing. This week, he's facing a Jets defense that should struggle with Gallup and Amari Cooper, and five receivers have already scored at least 14 PPR points against the Jets in four games.
NE New England • #10
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NE -17 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
29th
WR RNK
17th
OWNED
98%
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
35
REYDS
280
TD
1
FPTS/G
10
Gordon is about to go off, and it should happen this week against the Giants at home. He has 26 targets in his past three games, but only once has he gone over 10 PPR points in any of those outings. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1, and Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) is banged up, so that should help. The Giants are No. 2 in Fantasy points allowed to receivers this season, and Gordon and Julian Edelman should both perform well Thursday night. Consider Jakobi Meyers a sleeper also with Dorsett out.
LAR L.A. Rams • #17
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF LAR -3 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
1st
WR RNK
13th
OWNED
100%
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
47
REYDS
355
TD
0
FPTS/G
13.4
Woods is once again due for a big game after struggling with his production in Week 5 at Seattle. He had nine PPR points in that outing, and he's still looking for his first touchdown this season. The targets have been there for him on a consistent basis with at least eight in four of five games, and he could see a boost in production with Brandin Cooks (concussion) banged up. Woods also has scored at least 13 PPR points in two of his past three meetings with the 49ers.
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ATL Atlanta • #12
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
18th
PROJ PTS
11.9
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
29
TAR
36
REYDS
281
TD
1
FPTS/G
12.2
We've been talking about Sanu for the past several weeks, and all he does is continue to produce. He's scored at least 13 PPR points three games in a row, including 15 PPR points in Week 5 at Houston when he scored his first touchdown of the year. It's a crowded offense for the Falcons, but Sanu is averaging 7.2 targets per game. He has a great matchup in Week 6 at Arizona, and the Cardinals just allowed Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate to score against them in Week 5.
MIA Miami • #18
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS WAS -3.5 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
30th
PROJ PTS
7.2
WR RNK
42nd
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
30
REYDS
201
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.8
Washington is among the league leaders in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, which puts Williams and DeVante Parker in play this week as No. 3 receivers in deeper leagues. Williams has 25 targets in his past three games, and he's scored at least 10 PPR points in three of four games. Parker is coming off his best game of the season in Week 4 against the Chargers with 17 PPR points, and he has at least six targets in three of four games.
JAC Jacksonville • #12
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
26th
PROJ PTS
9.2
WR RNK
40th
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
37
REYDS
227
TD
1
FPTS/G
10
Westbrook has been overshadowed by D.J. Chark, but he's quietly been productive of late, which makes him an option as a No. 3 receiver in PPR leagues against the Saints. He's scored at least 11 PPR points in his past two outings against Denver and Carolina with 17 targets, 12 catches and 148 yards over that span. He hasn't scored since Week 1, but Westbrook could benefit if Chark is getting covered by Marcus Lattimore.
ARI Arizona • #19
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
32nd
PROJ PTS
7.2
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
26
REYDS
131
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.4
This spot could be a placeholder for Christian Kirk (ankle) if he's able to play after being out in Week 5 at Cincinnati. But if Kirk is out again, give Johnson a chance as a low-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. Without Kirk against the Bengals, Johnson was second behind Larry Fitzgerald in targets with seven. He managed just three catches for 22 yards, but this is a tremendous matchup against the Falcons, who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing receivers this year.
CIN Cincinnati • #19
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -11.5 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
24th
PROJ PTS
10.9
WR RNK
34th
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
24
REYDS
170
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.3
Tate didn't improve as much as I expected in the first game without John Ross (shoulder) in Week 5 against Arizona, but he was still productive, scoring the first touchdown of his career. He had three catches for 26 yards on six targets with it, and he now has at least six targets in three games in a row. He's locked into a prominent role until A.J. Green (ankle) returns opposite Tyler Boyd, and Tate should be viewed as a solid No. 3 receiver in PPR leagues in Week 6. The Ravens are one of three teams with at least 1,000 receiving yards allowed to receivers, along with Tampa Bay and the Giants.
Sit 'Em
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PHI Philadelphia • #17
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
20th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
30th
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
24
REYDS
139
TD
3
FPTS/G
11
Jeffery didn't score in Week 5 against the Jets, but he did manage six catches for 52 yards on eight targets. He's now scored at least 11 PPR points in the three healthy games he's played this season, and he has at least seven targets in each outing. His targets should remain high, especially if DeSean Jackson (abdomen) remains out, but this is a tough matchup against Minnesota. The Vikings have held Jeffery to three catches for 49 yards in his past two meetings with them, and I would only use Jeffery as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver this week.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #15
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -17 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
3rd
PROJ PTS
11.3
WR RNK
37th
YTD Stats
REC
3
TAR
6
REYDS
13
TD
0
FPTS/G
4
Tate is headed for a big role with Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram (knee) out for the Giants, but I can't trust him in this matchup. The Patriots have an amazing secondary and allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing receivers this year. They are the only team yet to allow a receiver to catch a touchdown in five games. Tate made his debut for the Giants in Week 5 against Minnesota in the first game following his four-game suspension, and he finished with three catches for 16 yards on six targets. He should do better than that this week, but it might not be by much.
MIN Minnesota • #14
Age: 25 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
10.3
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
16
TAR
23
REYDS
253
TD
1
FPTS/G
8
Maybe this is the game where Diggs has a breakout performance, and the matchup isn't exactly daunting against the Eagles at home. But that was the same scenario in Week 5 at the Giants, and Diggs was limited to three catches for 44 yards on four targets. He still has just one game with double digits in PPR scoring and one touchdown on the year, so he's due. But until I see Kirk Cousins giving Diggs consistent targets (he's averaging just 4.6 targets per game), he's just a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in most leagues.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #81
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT LAC -6.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS WR
19th
PROJ PTS
8.2
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
28
REYDS
231
TD
0
FPTS/G
8.8
Williams is coming off a productive game in Week 5 against Denver with six catches for 74 yards on 13 targets. He benefited with Broncos cornerback Chris Harris making things tough on Keenan Allen, and we'll see if Philip Rivers continues to lean on Williams as much in Week 6 against the Steelers. Williams is still looking for his first touchdown this year, and Pittsburgh has allowed six touchdowns to receivers this season. But I don't like this matchup for Williams, even at home, and I would only use him as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in most leagues.
SEA Seattle • #14
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE SEA -1.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
10th
PROJ PTS
9.9
WR RNK
41st
YTD Stats
REC
12
TAR
26
REYDS
267
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.6
The Browns could be getting their starting corners back against Seattle in Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, who have both missed the past three games with hamstring injuries. That could make things tough on Metcalf, who has proven to be a boom or bust receiver so far. In his past four games, he has two touchdowns, but he's failed to top 67 receiving yards in any game over that span and has eight combined catches in those outings. If Metcalf scores then your Fantasy team should be in good shape, but he likely won't do much otherwise if he doesn't find the end zone.
Bust Alert
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PIT Pittsburgh • #19
Age: 22 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -6.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS WR
12th
PROJ PTS
13.4
WR RNK
24th
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
34
REYDS
333
TD
2
FPTS/G
13.0
It's hard to bench Smith-Schuster in the majority of leagues in Week 6 at the Chargers, but this isn't an ideal setup for him either. Pittsburgh is expected to start third-string quarterback Devlin Hodges with Mason Rudolph (concussion) banged up, and this is a tough matchup against a good Chargers secondary. Even though Casey Hayward won't follow Smith-Schuster into the slot, he'll still have to deal with Desmond King. Given the downgrade at quarterback, this should give you some cause for concern on Smith-Schuster. He's scored at least 13 PPR points in four of five games this season, but he's averaging just six targets a game over his past three outings. I'm still starting Smith-Schuster as a low-end No. 2 Fantasy receiver, but I'm concerned about his ceiling in this matchup on the road, as well as his quarterback situation this week.
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Tight End
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ATL Atlanta • #81
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
32nd
PROJ PTS
12
TE RNK
3rd
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
42
REYDS
363
TD
2
FPTS/G
16.4
Hooper should have a monster game in Week 6 with his matchup against the Cardinals, who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season by a wide margin. He's also scored at least 13 PPR points in four of five games this year, including three outings in a row. Hooper will likely be the most popular tight end for DFS purposes this week.
CAR Carolina • #88
Age: 34 • Experience: 13 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB CAR -2 O/U 47.5
OPP VS TE
31st
PROJ PTS
11.4
TE RNK
7th
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
31
REYDS
226
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.2
Olsen had 17 PPR points in Week 2 against Tampa Bay with six catches for 110 yards on nine targets, and hopefully he can have a repeat performance against the Buccaneers this week in London. Tampa Bay allows the second-most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends, and five guys have already scored at least 13 PPR points against the Buccaneers this season.
SEA Seattle • #88
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE SEA -1.5 O/U 47
OPP VS TE
26th
PROJ PTS
10.4
TE RNK
5th
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
26
REYDS
262
TD
4
FPTS/G
14.4
Dissly is hot coming into Week 6, having scored at least 12 PPR points in four games in a row. He failed to score in Week 5 against the Rams for the first time since Week 1, but the Browns have allowed a tight end to score in each of the past two games. Dissly is a must-start tight end in all leagues this week.
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LAR L.A. Rams • #81
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF LAR -3 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
1st
PROJ PTS
6.9
TE RNK
8th
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
26
REYDS
223
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.8
Everett could be great this week, especially if Brandin Cooks (concussion) is out. If Cooks plays, the ceiling is lower for Everett against the 49ers this week. But it's hard to ignore his production in the past two games against Tampa Bay and Seattle when Everett had 16 targets for 12 catches, 180 yards and a touchdown, and he's scored at least 15 PPR points over that span. The only concern I have with Everett with that production is Jared Goff threw 117 passes in those two games, so everyone saw a spike in targets. Still, it's worth taking a flier on Everett with the hope he stays hot, especially if Cooks is out.
PIT Pittsburgh • #89
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -6.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS TE
20th
PROJ PTS
7.3
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
16
REYDS
122
TD
2
FPTS/G
9
McDonald is worth taking a flier on against the Chargers, especially now that James Washington (shoulder) is out. The hope is a young quarterback like Devlin Hodges will lean on his tight end, and McDonald just had three catches for 34 yards on three targets in Week 5 against Baltimore.
JAC Jacksonville • #87
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS TE
13th
PROJ PTS
5.1
TE RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
12
TAR
15
REYDS
60
TD
0
FPTS/G
3
Swaim could see a boost in targets now that James O'Shaughnessy (ACL) is out, and he's worth taking a flier on in deeper leagues. The combination of O'Shaughnessy and Swaim averaged seven targets a game, so hopefully all of that goes in Swaim's direction. It's not an easy matchup against the Saints, but if his volume goes up with his targets then hopefully the production will follow.
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TB Tampa Bay • #80
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR CAR -2 O/U 47.5
OPP VS TE
6th
PROJ PTS
6.4
TE RNK
17th
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
14
REYDS
141
TD
0
FPTS/G
4.4
I encourage you to check out the video of Howard catching a foul ball at the Rays playoff game against the Astros on Tuesday. It shows that he can catch when the ball is actually thrown in his direction. That hasn't been the case for him this season with 14 total targets in five games, and he's still looking for his first touchdown. In Week 2 at Carolina, Howard had no targets, so he's someone you should avoid in most leagues for Week 6.
DET Detroit • #88
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -4 O/U 47
OPP VS TE
9th
PROJ PTS
7.3
TE RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
19
REYDS
166
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.5
We're waiting to find out if Hockenson will get clearance from the concussion he suffered in Week 4 against Kansas City prior to Detroit's bye in Week 5. If he plays against Green Bay in Week 6, I would consider him a low-end starter at best in most leagues. He's scored in two games this season and been held to one PPR point in two others. He's combined for just 10 targets in his past three games, and the Packers have allowed just one touchdown to a tight end this year, including matchups against Zach Ertz and Jason Witten in the past two games.
CIN Cincinnati • #85
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -11.5 O/U 48
OPP VS TE
14th
PROJ PTS
5.7
TE RNK
15th
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
20
REYDS
95
TD
1
FPTS/G
5
Eifert was a huge letdown in Week 5 against Arizona when he failed to take advantage of the best matchup on the docket. Prior to Week 5, every tight end to face the Cardinals this season has scored a touchdown, but Eifert finished with just two catches for 14 yards on four targets. It's tough to trust him when he struggles in favorable situations, and I don't like him this week against the Ravens. Baltimore has allowed just one touchdown to a tight end this year.
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NO New Orleans • #87
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS TE
11th
PROJ PTS
7.1
TE RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
12
TAR
24
REYDS
131
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.8
Cook scored last week against Tampa Bay, but I'm not trusting him yet as a starting Fantasy tight end. He had four catches for 41 yards and the touchdown on six targets against the Buccaneers, and his catches, yards and the touchdown were all season highs. Prior to Week 5, Cook had combined for 15 PPR points. The Jaguars also have allowed just one touchdown to a tight end this season.
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DST
Start 'Em

Cowboys (at NYJ) – 13.8 projected points    

Sleepers
  • Packers (vs. DET)
  • Titans (at DEN)
  • Chargers (vs. PIT)
Sit 'Em

Eagles (at MIN) – 5.8 projected points

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KICKERS
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ARI Arizona • #5
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS K
20th
PROJ PTS
6.4
K RNK
9th
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JAC Jacksonville • #4
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO JAC -1 O/U 44.5
OPP VS K
9th
PROJ PTS
5.7
K RNK
10th
NE New England • #2
Age: 37 • Experience: 15 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG NE -17 O/U 41
OPP VS K
22nd
PROJ PTS
9.2
K RNK
8th
ATL Atlanta • #3
Age: 44 • Experience: 18 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ATL -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS K
32nd
PROJ PTS
6
K RNK
13th
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PHI Philadelphia • #4
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44
OPP VS K
4th
PROJ PTS
5.2
K RNK
15th
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