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5 Bold Predictions for NFL Week 6

Taylor Heinicke will have a bounce-back week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

New Orleans Saints v Washington Football Team Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

It’s hard to believe the NFL season is about 13 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?

YTD Grades:

A: 4
B: 3
C: 2
D: 11