Fantasy Football Best Bets week six
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:10
The unpredictability of the NFL season has never been questioned, especially not this season. The Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets have decent chances at making the playoffs at 3-2, the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs are both undefeated in the same division, and the Giants, while winless in five games, still have a shot at winning the division being only two games out of first place. With offensive players Brian Hoyer of the Browns and Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons out for the year, Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots and Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks inching closer to their comebacks, and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman now part of the Minnesota Vikings, nothing about the NFL is set in stone, at least nothing yet is set in stone.
Bye Week: Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins
Best Bet: Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
This one is too easy. If the Broncos can score 50 on the Dallas Cowboys, then they can easily score at least 70 on the Jaguars, maybe more. Things will not be looking any better for the Jaguars this season, either. There’s no reason why Manning should have a bad game.
Cautious Bet: Matt Schuab of the Houston Texans vs. St. Louis Rams
Keep in mind the word “cautious”. Matt Schuab has played rather poorly these last three games, but this is the kind of game he needs to boost his confidence. This is also a game which he could very well lose as well. However, it is a very winnable game played at home. It will not only boost his and the fan’s confidence, it will also give everyone free slushes from Sonic. So everyone wins.
Worst Bet: Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets
Nothing against Big Ben, but the Steelers are terrible this year. They cannot run the ball, and the offensive line cannot protect Ben whatsoever. It does not help that they face a Jets front seven that is downright scary. Roethlisberger could get sacked seven times or more this game.
Best Bet: LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LeSean is probably the best running back in the NFL right now. If not, then at least top three. He has accounted for exactly 700 total yards of offense (514 rushing, 186 receiving) and 3 touchdowns, and is the only running back to rush for over 500 yards as of now. He will have a great game against a poor Tampa Bay team.
Trade Now: Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Doug is one of those guys who is a good player on a very bad team. The Bucs should not be as bad as they are right now. He will stay the best offensive player on that team, so trading him should not be an issue. If he were on a better team, trading him should not even be a possibility,
Worst Bet: Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos
This is another case of a really good player on a very bad team. Jones-Drew can only do so much on that terrible Jaguars team. His 208 rush yards and 1 TD are only a shadow of his former glory. It does not help that they face a Denver front seven that does not let anyone run. It would be incredible if he broke 100 yards this week.
Best Bet: Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers
The Colts are playing some really good football right now. At 4-1, first place in the division, and the hot shot quarterback of the future in Andrew Luck, the Colts have nothing to worry about. That being said, Reggie Wayne is a fantastic pick at WR. Facing a bad Chargers secondary, he should have a good game with over 80 yards catching and 2 TDs.
Cautious Bet: A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills
Take away Green’s 162 yard game in week 1, he only has 199 yards after that. A top five wide receiver does not just disappear like that for no reason. Sure, Andy Dalton is not eh best quarterback in the NFL, but a bad QB does not make a good WR disappear. A. J. could surprise the NFL this week, whether good or bad.
Worst Bet: Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald experiment is not a total failure just yet. However, Palmer throws too many interceptions for this to work long term. Going against a division rival is always heated, especially one where the 49ers have had the edge as of late. Expect the 49ers to shut down Fitzgerald and pick off Palmer at least 2 times.
Best Bet: Jordan Cameron of the Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions
If the rumors of WR Josh Gordon being tradable are true, then Jordan Cameron should get even more targets than usual. This week, going against the Lions should be an easy game for him. Their secondary is not very good, so the Browns could surprise everyone by winning and going 4-2
Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints
When Gronk returns to that New England Patriots offense, things are going to look up for them. Once struggling, they will look so much better than before. There is a slim chance that he could return, but it is uncertain if he will or not.
Worst Bet: Zach Miller of the Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans
In order to beat the Titans this week, the Seattle Seahawks do not need to throw the football; they need to run it. Get Russell Wilson to run to open up the passing game, but Wilson has better targets to throw to.