Welcome to Week 6 of NFL football. We’d like to thank the football gods that we have anything to watch this week. Every week I cherish what football we have. Might I remind you that it could all be gone in a moment.
Week 5 brought us some fun times and big performances but now we are on to Week 6. Check out the matchups, fantasy players, rookies and injuries below.
Matchups to Watch
Kansas City Chiefs 4-1 at Buffalo Bills 4-1, Probably the matchup of the week. We have been waiting to see this throwing challenge between Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. Perhaps we get a glimpse this week.
Cleveland Browns 4-1 at Pittsburgh Steelers 4-1, The AFC North is arguably the best division in football. This game will show us why.
Chicago Bears 4-1 at Carolina Panthers 3-2, This is a tough game to pick but I think Teddy Bridgewater is going to get the victory. Nick Foles will be out gunned, out manned, out numbered and out planned.
Green Bay Packers 4-0 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-2, This QB matchup used to qualify as automatic game of the week. Now we have Mahomes, Dak (get well soon), Lamar and many others. It’s an important game for NFC playoff seeding as well.
Baltimore Ravens 4-1 at Philadelphia 1-3-1, Kind of a dud matchup but it’s is starting to feel like football weather in the Northeast. Yes, I am hoping the weather helps make this game a bit more interesting.
Fantasy Players to watch
Raheem Mostert, RB San Francisco 49ers, Mostert came back from an injury last week but expect even more touches for the leader in a stable of backs.
Matthew Stafford, QB Detroit Lions, Facing the Jags.
Robert Tonyan, TE Green Bay Packers, This guy has been a touchdown machine lately. Three touchdowns his last outing and five touchdowns over his last three games.
Calvin Ridley, WR Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones has been hampered the majority of this season and Calvin Ridley will happily pick up the slack. The rest of the Falcons have been a bit of a disappointment.
Mike Davis, RB Carolina Panthers, Picking up where CMAC left. However, when Panthers fans start to think about trading CMAC based off of Davis’ superb play in his absence. Davis can only respond by saying…
Rookies to Watch
Jerry Jeudy, WR Denver Broncos, Noag Fant is out, Melvin Gordon is drunk, KJ Hammler is out. Jeudy should have a big game.
Chase Claypool, WR Pittsburgh Steelers, Claypool went wild last week with 3 touchdowns. That alone should have our attention. He is also facing a beat up Browns’ secondary.
Ceedee Lamb, WR Dallas Cowboys, The Cowboys are playing the Cardinals. I’m more so interested in how Ceedee and Andy Dalton connect.
Justin Jefferson, WR Minnesota Vikings, I bet this guy will go crazy against the Falcons. His team will need him while the Vikings hold out Dalvin Cook.
Chase Young, DE Washington Football Team, Young came back from an injury last week and it turns out he still belongs in the NFL.
Injuries/Substitutions to Watch
Ronnie Harrison, S Cleveland Browns, Harrison has been a nice insertion into this Cleveland Browns Defense. He had a Pick-6 last week but also entered concussion protocol and has not been cleared. S Karl Joseph is also out.
Dionte Johnson, WR Pittsburgh Steelers, The young steeler receiver will be missed but Chase Claypool will hope to cotinue his success in Johnson’s absence.
Melvin Gordon, RB Denver Broncos, Is hungover… I mean out sick. Odd time to be out sick after getting a DUI. Phillip Lindsay will get the start.
Dalvin Cook, RB Minnesota Vikings, This could be more of a precautionary sit. Cook is dealing with a hamstring injury and the Vikings are approaching their bye week. It could prove beneficial to sit Cook. Alexander Mattison is an exciting replacement.
Noah Fant, TE Denver Broncos, Fant will be missed a lot as well as other members of this offense.