It’s hard to believe the NFL season is about 1⁄3 over with already! Here are some bold predictions for Week 6 of fantasy football.
1 Taylor Heinicke is a top 10 quarterback.
Justification: Up until he faced NO last week, he was averaging 275 yards and over 2 TDs each game. He faces a Kansas City team who will be eager to win, but it will have to come from their offense—meaning late in the game Taylor will have to throw the ball quite a bit. I see a high-scoring game here.
2 Tyler Lockett is a top 5 wide receiver.
Justification: He’s facing a porous Pittsburgh team, giving him chance to have a big game. It’s been a few weeks since he had either 100 yards or a touchdown, and I think this could be the week for it, even with Geno Smith in at quarterback. Lockett is getting some looks and was a fingertip away from a big game last week.
3 Dan Arnold is a top 10 tight end.
Justification: After a couple catches in weeks 1-4, the Jaguars appear to be ready to use him more with eight targets (six receptions) last week vs. Tennessee. Miami is an average team vs. opposing tight ends, so there’s a chance we see more of that.
4 Christian McCaffrey finishes outside the top 15 running backs.
Justification: He was a no-go at Thursday’s practice, and going into Friday the Panthers gave him a 50/50 tag. I’m nervous that even if he does play he will be far from 100%. I’m avoiding him this week, especially since Darnold has shown no fear about rushing in TDs and Chuba has been playing well in his place.
5 Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers over/under is 44, give me the over at 50 points.
Justification: The Packers have scored 25+ points in their last four games. The Bears have scored 20+ points in three of four games since Fields took over. The X-factor here is Rodgers vs. the Bears defense, but both games between these two teams last year exceeded 50 points.
What bold predictions do YOU have this week?