Fantasy Preview: Week 6 Early Slate 2

  • Vikings (-3.5) @ Dolphins (+148): O/U 45.5

    Bengals (-1.5) @ Saints (+110) O/U 43

    Ravens (-6) @ Giants (+215): O/U 45

    Buccaneers (-8) @ Steelers (+310): O/U 44.5


    Vikings @ Dolphins

    Key storylines/What to Watch

    The main storyline in this game is if Skylar Thompson can get the ball to his playmakers efficiently. The Vikings defense is still learning Ed Donatell’s new system, but in the meantime they’ve been running a lot of simple two-high safety looks. This, combined with Thompson’s inexperience, makes the deep-ball unlikely for the Dolphins. We’ll have to see if Thompson can be efficient enough to get the ball to Tyreek Hill and Jalen Waddle enough to win the game. 


    Top Starts

    Justin Jefferson: Jefferson is coming off yet another spectacular game where he caught 12 passes for 154 yards. He leads the NFL in receiving yards and looks like the most dominant and complete receiver in the league. There is no scenario where you should ever consider benching Jefferson. 


    Raheem Mostert: Mostert is coming off his best game of the season, with 19 touches for 122 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings defensive scheme allows for many yards in the run game and check-downs to running backs. The Dolphins will probably want to limit their pass attempts meaning Mostert will see the ball very often this game. 


    Dalvin Cook: Cook looked healthier last week with 20 touches for 121 yards and two touchdowns. This profiles to be a pretty slow-paced game where Cook will get many touches. The Dolphins defense also allows the 6th most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Cook is a must-start RB1.


    Boom/Bust Dart-Throw

    KJ Osborn: Osborn has played over 80% of offensive snaps the past two weeks, which is a huge step up for him. He is always a big play threat, especially on third downs and during two-minute drills. It only takes Osborn one play to pay off as a flex start in a deeper league. 


    Irv Smith Jr: Most tight ends are dart throws anyway, but Smith especially so. He has earned a lot of downfield targets from Kirk Cousins and the Vikings heavy play-action tendencies call for a lot of looks his way. Smith catching a touchdown this week is definitely within the realm of possibilities. 


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    Bengals @ Saints

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