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Arizona Cardinal Passing Game vs. Dallas Cowboys
This Monday night football game should be extremely advantageous for the Cardinals. Considering they are facing one of the worst defenses in the league that allows the third-most fantasy points to receivers and an average of 20 fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Not to mention, the Cowboys are missing their star quarterback, Dak Prescott, and will have to deal with their backup Andy Dalton to lead them. The Cardinals have the best fantasy receiver in the game right now with Deandre Hopkins, who is averaging an incredible 22 points per game and leads fantasy football in wide receiver fantasy points. Chase Edmonds has also been involved in the backfield as a passing option and has averaged 17.5 fantasy points over the last two weeks. He should be considered a solid flex option or running back stream for week six. Christian Kirk has been waking up in the past two weeks with eight catches, 97 yards, and one touchdown in the last two weeks. He should be considered another flex option for the Cardinals with the potential to boom in week six.
Kansas City Chiefs Passing Game vs. Buffalo Bills
The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the most outstanding offenses in the NFL currently with a lot of fantasy options. Next week the Cheifs play the Bills on Monday night, and the Bills have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks and near the top ten in wide receivers. Patrick Mahomes currently ranks second in fantasy points and will most likely have an extremely successful fantasy outing next week, especially since the Bills can compete in the game to win. Alongside Mahomes, Tyreek Hill ranks sixth amongst wide receivers in fantasy points with 93 total fantasy points over five weeks, which is roughly an 18.6 point average. Moreover, the Chiefs have the best tight end in fantasy football with Travis Kelce, who ranks first in fantasy points and second in targets amongst tight ends. He and Hill are must-starts, as always, but especially against the Bills. A solid flex option certainly includes Mecole Hardman, who averages 9.3 points per game and could take advantage of targets with Sammy Watkins being doubtful for next week with an injury.
Tampa Bay Run Game vs. Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers certainly have a solid defense, but mostly in their secondary and pass defense overall. The Packers have allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs this season which will help the value of Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette. Ronald Jones is ranked 22nd in fantasy scoring with around 64 total points. He has certainly seen a plethora of carries in the past two weeks with Fournette out with injury. He has rushed for over 100 yards in his last two games and could continue that streak next week. As for Fournette, he has been injured but will make his return this week. He was active last week against the Bears but didn’t end up getting a single touch. People tend to forget he was the seventh leading rusher last year and can take advantage of a limited number of touches in the backfield. Fournette and Jones are must-starts next week with RB2 type upside against the Packers.
Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions Passing Games
Both of these defenses rank in the top fifteen with points allowed to quarterbacks and wide receivers. This should be a high scoring game, considering both of these teams have dark-horse offenses that can score but mediocre defenses. The Jaguars’ wide receivers D.J Chark, Levishka Shenalut, and Keelan Cole all rank from 28-32 in fantasy wide receiver point standings and can all be considered WR3/flex options for week two. Furthermore, Gardner Minshew is surprisingly close to the top ten in quarterback standings for fantasy and will certainly improve on his placement next week against the Lions.
As for the Lions, the return of T.J Hockenson from bye week, along with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. should excite fantasy owners against this weak defense. Hockenson is a top ten fantasy tight end that will continue his dominance in fantasy. Kenny Golladay has certainly struggled this season with only 33 fantasy points, but this matchup should allow him to thrive in week six. I expect both of these teams to pass the ball frequently against each other to try to pull off a win.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
The Pittsburgh Steelers passing game erupted in fantasy last week with Chase Claypool going off for four total touchdowns. This week, the Steelers take on the Browns defense, who has allowed the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers with close to 47 fantasy points per game. Not only that, Ben Roethlisberger could be a possible start for quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Drew Brees, who have bye weeks. The Browns have given up the ninth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Receivers bound to have solid weeks include Juju-Smith Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Chase Claypool.
The Cleveland Browns were able to put up 32 points on the Colts’ top-rated defense in the league last week. While the Steelers also have a great defense, they have allowed fourth-most fantasy points to receivers this season. It is important to know the Steeler defense has also allowed the fourth least points to running backs, which may not results well for solo back Kareem Hunt next week. This force to pass for the Browns bodes well for Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and Austin Hooper. After putting up 32 points against the Colts and almost 50 against the Cowboys, the Browns have shown their offense is the real deal for fantasy players.
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