NFL Week 6 Preview

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Trevor Siemian looks to maintain his play after throwing for 4 touchdowns in week 4. Photo Courtesy of Denver Post.

Obaid Ansari, Jacob Chagoya, Nithin Reddy, and Andrew Ryder

Every week Andrew, Obaid, Jacob, and Nithin will be previewing four primetime NFL games and giving predictions. Then they will pick their fantasy football sleepers for the game, players who aren’t widely owned but can potentially make a big impact. They will also be predicting the winners of every game under the Pick’em section, and they will keep a record for correct predictions over the weeks. 

Chargers (1-4) vs Broncos (4-1): Thursday, 7:25 PM on CBS, NFL Network Qualcomm Stadium

The Chargers are coming off their fourth loss after giving up another fourth quarter lead. They have become the laughing stock of the NFL as they continue to get terrible luck especially at the end of games. The Broncos look to bounce back after a tough loss to a very strong Falcons team. However, they did not have their starting quarterback Trevor Siemian last week due to a shoulder injury. Siemian was limited and practice but hopes to return in this week’s  matchup against the Chargers. This should be a comfortable win this week for the Broncos. The Broncos are better in almost every facet of game, especially their defense. The banged up Chargers offense will struggle against one of the best defenses in the league. The Chargers have yet to play a complete game and that won’t change this week either.

Broncos 34 – Chargers 24

 

Fantasy Sleeper Trevor Siemian (Owned in 12.3% of leagues)

If Trevor Siemian is active expect him to put up big numbers. He has been very consistent all year and with receivers like Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas as well as C.J. Anderson his job is made a lot easier. Siemian also fits Head Coach Gary Kubiak’s system. Chargers games are always high scoring which could translate into many touchdowns for Siemian.

 

 

Bears (1-4) Jaguars (1-3): Sunday, October 16, 12:00 PM on CBS Soldier Field

This weeks matchup involves two struggling teams, with both teams looking to get back on track. The Jaguars are coming off of a bye week, so they should be well rested. Meanwhile the Bears are coming off of a close loss at the hands of the Indiana Colts. The Bears will continue to be without starting Quarterback Jay Cutler, but backup Brian Hoyer has filled in well, throwing no interceptions and commanding the offense well. However, the defense has continued to struggle, allowing 25.2 points per game. The Jaguars also have struggled on defense, giving up 27.8 points per game. This should be a very desperate game, with both teams looking to save their season with a win.

Bears 31- Jaguars 28

Cameron Meredith broke out in week 5, getting over 100 yards through the air along with one touchdown. Photo Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.
Cameron Meredith broke out in week 5, getting over 100 yards through the air along with one touchdown. Photo Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Fantasy Sleeper: Cameron Meredith (Owned in 25.3% of league)

After having a career game, Meredith seems to be one of Hoyer’s favorite targets. With extra defensive attention being given to WR1 Alshon Jefferey, Meredith may continue to be overlooked and as a result will benefit. Consider Meredith as a flex.

Houston Texans quarterback, Brock Osweiler, looks to get back on track after a rough start to the 2016 season. Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports.
Houston Texans quarterback, Brock Osweiler, looks to get back on track after a rough start to the 2016 season. Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports.

Houston Texans (3-2) vs Indianapolis Colts (2-3): Sunday, October 16, 7:30 PM on NBC, NRG Stadium

This Sunday night the Indianapolis Colts face the Houston Texans in a game that features two inconsistent teams who have yet to show they can make an impact this year’s playoffs.  The Indianapolis Colts have been waiting all year for their defense to stop someone. They are allowing 29.6 points per game, which is ranked second to last in the NFL, and they are ranked 30th in the NFL in defensive yards per game.  However, the Houston offense hasn’t done much to prove they will put up those kind of numbers against the Colts.  The texans are scoring an NFL worst 16.4 points per game with their biggest offseason addition, Brock Osweiler, proving he’s not ready to lead a team.  If the Colts defense can play at a mediocre level I envision Andrew Luck dominating a Texans defense that is still recovering from the injury to All-Pro Defensive End J.J. Watt.  I think this will be a close game for three quarters, but the Colts will tire out the Texans defense and dominate the fourth quarter.

Colts 35 – Texans 17

 

Fantasy Sleeper Phillip Dorsett (Owned in 36.6% of leagues)

With Donte Moncrief out, Phillip Dorsett has been target more, and since T.Y. Hilton had over 150 yards receiving last week, expect Hilton to be double covered while Dorsett is played in straight man to man coverage.  With Dorsett’s explosive play he could break out for long yardage receptions against a depleted Texans defense.

 

Arizona Cardinals (2-3) vs New York Jets (1-4): Monday, October 17, 7:30 PM CT on ESPN, University of Phoenix Stadium

This prime time Monday night matchup features two struggling teams that desperately need wins. Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who leads the league in interceptions with 10, has been sub par all year and look for that to continue against a Cardinals defense that averages only 308 yards against, eighth best in the league. On the other side of the ball, Carson Palmer will most likely to be returning after a two week absence due to a concussion. Palmer’s return couldn’t come at a more opportune time for Cardinals fans since they’re playing against an absolutely abysmal Jets passing defense. I predict a couple Palmer-Fitzgerald deep ball touchdowns will put this one to bed fairly quickly.

Cardinals 37 – Jets 17

Look for Quincy Enunwa in you're fantasy leagues free agency, as he could have a big week against the Steelers. Photo Courtesy of Bleacher Report.
Look for Quincy Enunwa in you’re fantasy leagues free agency, as he could have a big week against the Steelers. Photo Courtesy of Bleacher Report.

Fantasy Sleeper: Quincy Enunwa (Owned in 55.6% of leagues)

With Eric Decker out with a possible season ending injury, Enunwa will need to step up and play a bigger role in the offense. Look for Enunwa to play second fiddle to Brandon Marshall for the remainder of the season and get an increase in targets.

 

Pick’em picks

Last Weeks records:

Obaid: 10-3

Nithin: 8-5

Jacob: 7-6

Andrew: 6-7

 

Chargers vs Broncos

 

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Jaguars vs Bears

 

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Bills vs 49ers

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Jacob:san-francisco-49ers-logo-small

Andrew: buffalo-bills-logo-small

 

Redskins vs Eagles:

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Jacob:philadelphia-eagles-logo-small

Andrew:washington-redskins-logo-small-1

 

Titans vs Browns:

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Nithin:tenn-titans-logo

Jacob:  cleveland-browns-logo-small

Andrew:tenn-titans-logo

 

Giants vs Ravens:

 

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Jacob:logo-new-york-giants

Andrew:logo-new-york-giants

 

Saints vs Panthers:

 

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Andrew:carolina-panthers-logo-small

 

Lions vs Rams:

 

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Jacob:aa2cnrx

Andrew:detroit-lions-logo-small

 

Dolphins vs Steelers:

 

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Jacob:tiny

Andrew:tiny

 

Patriots vs Bengals:

 

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Raiders vs Chiefs:

 

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Seahawks vs Falcons:

 

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Nithin:logo-atlanta-falcons

Jacob:seattle-seahawks-logo-small

Andrew:seattle-seahawks-logo-small

 

Packers vs Cowboys:

 

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Jacob: green-bay-packers-logo-small

Andrew: green-bay-packers-logo-small

 

Texans vs Colts:

 

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Nithin: indianapolis-colts

Jacob: houston-texans-logo-small

Andrew:indianapolis-colts

 

Cardinals vs Jets

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