DRAFT NFL Lineup Advice: Week 6 (Thur/Sun/Mon)
Last week, Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott‘s Sunday afternoon game did not disappoint. Both threw three touchdowns and Prescott even ran for one. They were two of the top three QBs listed in our rankings.
As for the running backs, we suggested Duke Johnson as a late-round steal and he delivered. Johnson caught three passes for 63 yards and a touchdown against the Jets. Look for him to make the list, again, this week.
Now, here are the Week 6 rankings…
10. Philip Rivers, Chargers (@ Raiders)
If you wait to select a quarterback after the first wave of the draft, Deshaun Watson will feel like a bargain as your No. 1 QB. He’s thrown at least four touchdowns in back-to-back games and his Texans have a 28.5 implied point total from Vegas, third-highest in Week 6.
Speaking of implied point totals, Washington is pegged with the second-highest total, 28.75. In your larger drafts, Cousins is a great addition if you decide to wait on the quarterback position.
20. Alvin Kamara, Saints (vs. Lions)
Two running backs have scored in every game this season: Leonard Fournette and Devonta Freeman. Fournette might be a no-brainer, but seeing Freeman on that list might surprise some people. Atlanta has an implied Vegas total of 29.5, the highest of the week.
Duke Johnson is another name that tends to fly under the radar. Johnson has scored a touchdown in three-straight games and has eclipsed 40 receiving yards in four-straight appearances. His opponent in Week 6, the Texans, might seem like a daunting task, but they’ll be without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
20. Brandin Cooks, Patriots (@ Jets)
That opens the door for other WRs to become steals in Week 6.
Chris Hogan has notched at least 60 receiving yards and a touchdown in four-straight games.
Stefon Diggs caught nine passes for 187 yards and a touchdown in his first meeting against the Packers last season.
Larry Fitzgerald‘s stats have fluctuated from week-to-week, but he’s tallied double-digit targets in three-of-five games this season. He should thrive against a Bucs secondary that allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers in 2017.