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Begin: Logan Thomas, Drake London
Thomas noticed 11 targets final week, leading all tight ends in fantasy usage. He benefitted from a sport script that noticed Washington name no run performs over the ultimate 2.5 quarters, and the Commanders ought to be pass-heavy as soon as once more Sunday. Atlanta has a pass-funnel protection that has utterly shut down the run. The Falcons have been especially vulnerable to tight ends too, permitting the second-most fantasy factors to the place. Cole Turner was No. 1 in fantasy utilization a few weeks again when Thomas was out, so the Commanders are utilizing their tight ends closely.
London noticed a season-high 9 targets final week and will get a sport in Atlanta versus a shaky Washington secondary. Desmond Ridder has gotten 7.8 YPA at dwelling (5.7 on the highway) this season, the place the quarterback hasn’t misplaced a sport since highschool (31-0). London has seen robust utilization over the past month, and the final two WR1s to face the Commanders have averaged 44.0 fantasy points (PPR).
Begin: Jordan Addison, Justin Fields
Addison is more likely to see elevated targets with Justin Jefferson sidelined, and he will get a positive matchup Sunday. The rookie noticed a 27% first-read target rate after Jefferson left final week’s sport, and the Bears have allowed the second-highest YPA (8.0), the second-most passing yards per sport (286.0) and the second-most landing passes (12) this season. Assuming his ankle is nice to go, it’s wheels up for Addison this week.
Some fantasy managers stay skeptical of Fields, so we’ll nonetheless embody him on this column for now. However he’s been the No. 4 fantasy QB this season regardless of his sluggish begin, throwing for the second-most touchdowns within the league. Fields has benefitted from a simple schedule not too long ago, however that continues Sunday towards a Minnesota protection that’s ceded the ninth-most fantasy factors to QBs and a 9:1 TD:INT ratio. DJ Moore has been an enormous assist for Fields, whose designed runs have been additionally manner up final week. Deal with Fields as a top-five fantasy QB transferring ahead.
Begin in DFS: Kenneth Walker III ($27)
Begin: Joe Burrow
Walker is ceding snaps to Zach Charbonnet and has been working scorching with touchdowns, however he’s in a great spot Sunday. The Bengals’ protection ranks thirtieth towards the run in DVOA and thirty first in explosive run price, which is Walker’s specialty. In a fast-paced matchup (that may very well be wet/windy) and with Seattle’s passing assault off all season, count on a heavy dose of Walker.
Burrow is coming off an enormous fantasy efficiency, which was hopefully an indication he’s over his calf harm. Nevertheless it got here towards a shaky Arizona protection, and should you take away his 63-yard TD to Ja’Marr Chase, Burrow managed simply 5.6 YPA (after getting into with the bottom YPA for a QB with 150+ passes ever). Nonetheless, Chase is unguardable, and Tee Higgins seems to be more likely to return this week. Furthermore, Seattle is a pass-funnel D with the No. 2 ranked run protection in DVOA. The Seahawks have allowed the second-fewest speeding yards per sport (59.3) to working backs, however have given up the third-most passing yards per sport (280.0). Seattle’s offense will put factors on the board, so Burrow ought to put up one other robust fantasy line even when his effectivity doesn’t return.
San Francisco 49ers @ Cleveland Browns
Begin: Brandon Aiyuk
Sit: All Browns
Aiyuk has emerged as one of many NFL’s finest receivers and has a terrific matchup on paper this week towards a man-coverage-heavy Browns defense. However his terrific route working hasn’t but translated into elite fantasy manufacturing, and that downside might proceed Sunday. The run-heavy 49ers might not need to cross a ton Sunday with Deshaun Watson out, and Cleveland has allowed an NFL-low 148.5 passing yards per sport. Aiyuk is a high-quality begin Sunday, however he’ll have a lot greater fantasy video games over the remainder of the season.
Amari Cooper and Jerome Ford might be began if wanted (accidents have definitely hit my squads), however the Browns have one of many lowest implied staff totals (13.0 factors) you’ll ever see. PJ Walker is slated to start out at QB towards a San Francisco protection permitting the third-fewest yards per play and the fourth-fewest EPA/play this season.
David Njoku deserves a shoutout for taking part in final week after badly burning his face.
Begin in DFS: Alvin Kamara ($22)
Begin: Nico Collins
Kamara has seen 50 alternatives over two video games since returning and is one of only four backs to have a 40% alternative share this season. He performs indoors this week towards a Texans protection permitting the seventh-most fantasy factors to working backs after a few harder matchups throughout his first two video games again. Kamara seems to be like the middle of New Orleans’ offense however doesn’t have a top-10 RB wage this week.
Collins isn’t in a smash spot more likely to be shadowed a lot by Marshon Lattimore, however he’s additionally in line for further targets with Tank Dell nonetheless sidelined. For what it’s value, Collins is averaging 157.0 yards and 1.5 touchdowns at dwelling this season, and Houston is unlikely to have a lot success working towards New Orleans. Robert Woods has additionally been restricted by a rib harm. Hearth up Collins in fantasy lineups.
Begin: Michael Pittman Jr.
Begin in DFS: Calvin Ridley ($17)
Pittman has seen a 30% target share from Gardner Minshew this season. Anthony Richardson’s harm was devastating to fantasy managers, nevertheless it was excellent news for Indy’s cross catchers. Josh Downs seems to be like a really good football player who must be added in fantasy leagues, however he will get a harder matchup with Tre Herndon this week. The Jaguars have allowed the third-fewest fantasy factors to the slot, the place Downs has run 82% of his routes. In the meantime, Jacksonville has ceded probably the most fantasy factors over the past month to Pittman’s major aspect, so he’s a powerful begin this week.
Ridley’s first season in Jacksonville has been up-and-down, together with main the league in close to touchdowns. However he’s coming off a powerful efficiency in London and will get a extremely favorable matchup this week. Zay Jones re-injured his knee, and the Colts have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy factors to the slot, the place Christian Kirk has run 74% of his routes this season. In the meantime, Indy has yielded the second-most fantasy factors to Ridley’s major aspect. The Colts additionally play Cover 3 at a high rate, which is nice information for Trevor Lawrence and Ridley traditionally.
Begin: Adam Thielen, Raheem Mostert
Thielen might rapidly turn into a sell-high candidate in fantasy leagues, however he will get one other good spot Sunday. He was second in WR fantasy usage final week, behind solely Ja’Marr Chase. Thielen additionally accounted for a whopping 38% of Carolina’s first-read targets throughout Bryce Younger’s finest sport of his younger profession, so the WR’s fantasy worth isn’t simply tied to Andy Dalton. The Dolphins have allowed the sixth-most fantasy factors to the slot and have the best implied staff whole this week, so extra rubbish time stats ought to be there.
Mostert is about for further work Sunday with De’Von Achane on IR with a knee harm. The Dolphins are large favorites with the best implied staff whole this week. Carolina is a run-funnel protection permitting probably the most EPA/rush and the second-most fantasy factors to working backs. Miami’s offense has appeared traditionally explosive (getting 2.0 yards per play greater than the subsequent finest staff), and the run sport has benefitted enormously. Mostert is a top-five RB this week.
Sit: All Patriots
Begin: Jakobi Meyers
The Patriots are coming off the staff’s worst dwelling loss in franchise historical past and getting the fifth-fewest yards per play this season. New England’s offense ought to discover some success this week taking part in indoors towards a Raiders protection with the third-lowest strain price. However the Patriots are utilizing a rotation at WR, TE and RB with a QB getting 6.0 YPA. Rhamondre Stevenson has seen his snap share decrease each week, and his dramatic fall in efficiency has been one of this season’s biggest mysteries.
Meyers has been a top-12 fantasy WR with Jimmy Garoppolo this season and sports activities a top-20 goal price on the 12 months regardless of taking part in alongside Davante Adams. Adams might proceed to see a barely lesser position whereas taking part in by a painful shoulder harm, whereas Meyers might see further seems to be in a revenge sport Sunday. Las Vegas is unlikely to have any success working towards New England, so Meyers might simply flip in one other top-10 WR end in week 6.
Sit: Jared Goff
Begin: Cade Otton
Goff is having an awesome season, however as soon as once more has seen an enormous improve in manufacturing at dwelling. He had a 23:3 TD:INT ratio in Detroit final 12 months in comparison with 6:4 on the highway. This 12 months he has 9 touchdowns (8.4 YPA) at dwelling in comparison with two (7.3) on the highway (in a single fewer sport, admittedly). He’ll be lacking Jahmyr Gibbs, with Amon-Ra St. Brown and Sam LaPorta playing through injuries. Anticipate a heavy dose of David Montgomery towards a funnel Bucs protection that ranks twenty first towards the cross however second versus the run in DVOA. Matthew Stafford and Sam Howell are higher fantasy begins this week.
There’s little likelihood Tampa Bay finds any success speeding towards Detroit’s stout run protection, whereas Mike Evans can be restricted by a hamstring harm. It’s a pleasant setup for Chris Godwin as effectively, however the Lions have allowed the third-most fantasy factors to tight ends. Detroit has additionally yielded probably the most targets per sport (9.8), catches per sport (7.4) and the second-most yards per sport (70.6) to the place.
Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams
Begin: Marquise Brown, Matthew Stafford
Brown has been a top-20 WR three straight weeks and simply missed an extended landing final week. The Cardinals can be with out James Conner and are landing underdogs, so Brown ought to be busy Sunday in a fast-paced matchup indoors. The Rams have one of many league’s lowest strain charges, so preserve Hollywood locked into fantasy lineups.
Stafford is taking part in much better this season now that he’s wholesome, however his landing manufacturing doesn’t present it. He has the fourth-most passing yards — the opposite 4 within the prime 5 of that class have a median of 10.5 landing passes this season. Stafford has the second most makes an attempt within the league however ranks seventeenth in TD passes. He has the most incomplete air yards on dropped passes within the league.
The Rams have the sixth-highest cross price over expectation this season and simply acquired Cooper Kupp again. Immediately, Los Angeles is loaded at broad receiver with Puka Nacua, Tutu Atwell and a wholesome Kupp. Stafford is one season faraway from throwing 41 touchdowns and may need higher receivers now. The Rams have one of many highest implied staff totals towards a Cardinals protection that’s permitting the third-most fantasy factors to quarterbacks and at last made Joe Burrow look good final week. Stafford is a top-10 QB this week.
Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Jets
Begin: Dallas Goedert, Garrett Wilson
Goedert is coming off his first good sport of the season, and it may very well be his flip in Philadelphia’s offense as soon as once more in Week 6. The Jets have robust corners for A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith to take care of, however have allowed probably the most fantasy factors to tight ends this season. Goedert ought to be handled as a top-five TE this week.
Wilson isn’t going to dwell as much as his ADP with Aaron Rodgers out, however we will count on significantly better fantasy manufacturing transferring ahead. The Jets have confronted an abnormally excessive variety of robust cross defenses to open the 12 months, together with a few the league’s prime shadow corners over the past two video games. Wilson noticed a healthy dose of coverage by Patrick Surtain final week, when he nonetheless nearly had multiple big plays.
Wilson ranks sixth in goal share and seventh in unrealized air yards however is the No. 33 fantasy broad receiver this 12 months. His turnaround begins this week towards an Eagles funnel protection that ranks first towards the run however nineteenth versus the cross in DVOA. Philadelphia permits a bigger percentage of its fantasy points to broad receivers than any staff within the league. An unleashed Breece Corridor will assist the Jets’ offense too. Begin Wilson this week.
New York Giants @ Buffalo Payments
Sit: All Giants
Begin: Payments D/ST
Daniel Jones has already been dominated out, whereas Saquon Barkley won’t be close to 100% but is looking more like he’ll suit up. Darren Waller can be coping with a brand new groin harm. Tyrod Taylor can be beginning behind an injury-riddled offensive line that’s allowed an NFL-high 30 sacks and the second-highest strain price this season.
In the meantime, the Payments enter main the NFL in sacks and strain price. Buffalo can be at dwelling in prime time coming off a loss, so issues might get ugly Sunday evening.
Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Chargers
Begin: Dak Prescott, Justin Herbert
The Cowboys have performed in one normal game script all season however may very well be in a shootout Monday evening. Prescott has struggled this 12 months and has misplaced a ton of mobility, however he nonetheless has loads of weapons to throw to and, lastly, a wholesome offensive line. The Chargers wrestle to strain the passer, and Joey Bosa is questionable. LA has additionally yielded probably the most passing yards per sport (299.8) and the fourth-most fantasy factors to quarterbacks this season. Get Dak again in fantasy lineups this week.
Dallas has been robust on fantasy quarterbacks this 12 months, however don’t let the matchup scare you off Herbert this week. Monday evening’s sport has the best over/underneath (50.5 factors) of the week, and Dallas’ secondary hasn’t been the identical since Trevon Diggs went down. The Chargers are coming off a bye and get Austin Ekeler again, so begin Herbert as normal even within the harder matchup.
Gerald Everett would turn into value beginning ought to Donald Parham Jr. sit together with his wrist harm. The Cowboys have been susceptible to tight ends this season, and Herbert loves concentrating on them on the purpose line.