Hunt has been stuffed the last two weeks against elite defenses,
but has a great opportunity to rebound against a Bengals team
that has given up the 6th most rushing yards in the NFL. The Cleveland
offense functions best when pounding the football, so I expect
20+ carries for Hunt if he can handle it. After being such a weapon
in the passing game last year, it’s a little disappointing
to see that his season high in receiving yardage is only 21, but
the 3 receiving scores make up for it. With the offense still
licking their wounds from last week, look for a conservative run
based game plan this week.
The Saints have greatly underwhelmed this season. They’ve
lacked the swagger and killer instinct of previous years, but
with a bye week to get healthy, and a division opponent coming
to town, I think New Orleans starts to click this week. With Michael
Thomas likely back the offense is complete and should jump out
to a lead. Murray has seen 10+ quality touches in all but one
game this year, and this a great spot to get him some work and
keep Kamara fresh for the stretch. With byes hitting, Murray is
an upside FLEX pick in all formats.
This is what it’s come to for Eagles fans and fantasy owners.
With the NFL landscape riddled with casualties of all kinds, Boston
Scott is in a place to be a beacon of light. With Miles Sanders
and Ertz out, Scott projects to be the main runner and short yardage
receiver this week against a Giants team he dominated in two late
season meetings last year. I love Scott as a FLEX play this week,
but also don’t hate him as a desperation RB2.
Not since the days of Sapp and Brooks has a Tampa defense been
so menacing. A stout front with a versatile and athletic core
of linebackers have vaulted the Bucs to the top of most defensive
rankings. You bet your booty that Todd Bowles will have Jacobs
in his sights this week, and will scheme to stop him. You obviously
aren’t sitting Jacobs this week because of his volume and
touchdown scoring potential, but he’s a fade in DFS, and
has a lower than normal ceiling in other formats.
Many an eyebrow was raised last week when undrafted free agent JaMycal
Hasty got more carries (9-8) than McKinnon, and played meaningful
snaps down the stretch of a close game with the Rams. Coach Shanahan
said he was looking for “fresh legs” but it’s anyone’s guess what
that means exactly. Will it carry over into Week 7? With the potential
return of Jeff Wilson the backfield pecking order is very uncertain.
Uncertain workload + Bill Belichick = bench
Montgomery continues to be a low impact volume hog on a bad offense...
and is exactly the player many thought he would be going into
the season. Guaranteed almost 20 chances a game, Montgomery hasn’t
sniffed a 100-yard rushing effort this season, and has only 2
touchdowns to show for his 102 touches. Because of a dreary passing
game Chicago is near the bottom of the league in red zone chances
(19) and touchdowns (10), so he can’t even save his weeks
with cheap scores.