Because Week 6 is absolutely loaded, that means that we are filled with value plays, too.
There are a lot of options to choose from, especially at the running back position, which makes roster construction very fun, but also very stressful. With all of the strong plays, you will always feel bad about leaving someone out when you finish making a lineup.
Let’s make you feel bad– or, I mean, help you win some buckies.
Josh McCown vs New England Patriots ($6,900 on FD)
It might seem gross to consider McCown and the Jets here, but that just gives you an idea of how bad the Patriots defense has been this season. New England has allowed 300 passing yards to all five quarterbacks they have faced thus far, which is the longest streak to open a season in NFL history. As a result, no team in football is allowing more passing yards per game (323) than the Patriots, while opposing quarterbacks are completing 66.4 percent of their passes (26th). They are also tied with the Titans for the most passing touchdowns allowed per game to this point (2.4), while the pass rush continues to struggle, as New England ranks just 28th in football in sack rate (5.05 percent). While the Jets have asked McCown to be more of a game manager to this point, he’ll likely have to be more aggressive here to keep up with Tom Brady and company, as the Patriots are nearly 10-point road favorites in this contest. Their overall defensive numbers looked good last Thursday night, but if you watched that game, players were consistently open, but Jameis Winston missed a lot of simple throws. McCown could too, but opportunity will be there, and if the game is out of reach, New England will play that soft zone that they showcased last week that allowed Winston to eclipse the 330-yard mark.
Good luck in Week 6!