Fantasy Football Bold Predictions For Week Six

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Fantasy Football Bold Predictions For Week Six

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Fantasy Football Bold Predictions For Week Six

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We are finally in Week Six, which is just about a third of the way of the fantasy football season. Each week we end up seeing surprises, whether positive or negative for the player. With a new week, I have three new fantasy football bold predictions. 

1. Rhamondre Stevenson Finishes As A Top Five Running Back

With Damien Harris out with a hamstring injury, Rhamondre Stevenson was finally able to form into a role as a clear-cut NFL workhorse. He rushed 25 times last week against the Detroit Lions for 161 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards. On top of that, he played every snap after Harris went down. I expect him to continue his success for weeks to come, but especially this week against the Cleveland Browns. 

The Browns allow the fourth most fantasy points to running backs so far this season, with an average of 26.9 points in Points Per Reception (PPR) leagues. They also allow an average of 5.9 yards per carry, which comparative to Stevenson’s 5.6 yards per carry in his last four games gives me confidence that he will be incredibly efficient in Week Six. However, to reach top five running back status this week, he’ll have to score. Despite his dominant performance last week, he was merely a top 14 running back. Stevenson should be a must start for as long as Harris is out, and he’s going to finish as a top five running back this week. 


2. Justin Herbert Falls Outside The Top 20 Quarterbacks

Justin Herbert hasn’t lived up to the expectations that fantasy football managers expected out of him after drafting him with a fourth round price tag. Most of it has to do with a combination of his rib injury and injuries to some of his weapons, but he faces a really tough matchup against the Denver Broncos Monday night. 

Although the Broncos have been awful this season, scoring the second least points per game in the league at 15, they have been one of the most dominant defenses this season. They only give 16 points and just over a touchdown a game. They have an elite passing defense, allowing just 10.6 PPR points per game to opposing quarterbacks and 204 passing yards per game. Herbert is going to really struggle in this one and the Los Angeles Chargers might lean more on the run with Austin Ekeler as the Broncos are average at best against the run game. I think that leads to Herbert falling outside the top 20 quarterbacks this week. 


3. Zach Ertz Finishes As A Top Five Tight End

Zach Ertz has been a solid piece for the Arizona Cardinals so far this season. This week, he faces a very intriguing defense to give him the best opportunity to succeed. He plays against divisional opponent the Seattle Seahawks, who are by far and away the worst team against tight ends. They allow 25.2 PPR to tight ends so far this season. On top of being the league’s worst, they also allow nearly six points more than the team that allows the second most fantasy football points to tight ends. 

With DeAndre Hopkins set to return in Week Seven, this is the last week to see Ertz with limited competition. The Seahawks are a top five team against wide receivers, so the Cardinals will have to rely on Ertz to succeed. He will absolutely dominate this week and come up huge for fantasy managers. 

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