With a (despite the Chargers’ record) somewhat intriguing Thursday Night game on the docket our Week 6 NFL Ranks are here just in time to prime you for tonight’s game with a look ahead to the weekend. Stay tuned for updates through kickoff.
- I’m higher than most on Brian Hoyer this week but I favor the Jags to beat the Bears, leading to more late game throwing opportunities. The (not-so-interim-)Bears QB has thrown for 300+ and 2TDs in each of his starts this season and I don’t see that trend stopping this week. Hoyer makes for a great DFS play – a steady output with cost savings that you can build around. The truly adventurous can contemplate whether Cameron Meredith will be his favorite target again this week…
- I like CJ Anderson on Thursday Night (RB4, ECR 8) against a Chargers D that has given up nine total touchdowns to RBs this season. With Trevor Siemian back in the saddle but still not at 100%, and on a short week, I’d expect a run heavy game plan and a lot of opportunities for Anderson to find paydirt.
- I’m shocked to see Jamison Crowder ranked outside of the top-35 this week. With Jordan Reed looking unlikely to suit up and a matchup against the Eagles. Philadelphia has been strong defensively this season, but Crowder is set for an increase in workload against them. He averaged 9 standard league points in the first three games of the season where he drew seven or more targets. Count on a similar, productive, output this week.
- The Titans have been quietly strong defensively this year and will draw a Browns team that starts an ailing Cody Kessler at QB. They are the best available streaming option in a game that should be low scoring and bring its share of turnovers.