Carlos Hyde, running back, San Francisco 49ers
Hyde has impressed in his sophomore campaign and has already surpassed his fantasy production from last season. Hyde recorded at least 13 points in four of his five games this season and ranks in the top 10 among running backs in attempts, yards and touchdowns. Sunday, Hyde will face off against the Bills’ defense, which has allowed a combined 65 points to Matt Forte, David Johnson and Todd Gurley.
Allen Robinson, wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars
Robinson hasn’t lived up to his own lofty expectations after finishing as fantasy’s fourth-best receiver last season. Robinson enters Week 6 ranked 28th among wide receivers. Robinson has heated up recently, however, totaling 28 points in his past two games after recording 12 in his first two. Coming off a bye, Robinson and the Jaguars travel to Chicago on Sunday. The Bears have allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete over 67 percent of their passes, and have given up 17 passes of over 20 yards this season.
Travis Kelce, tight end, Kansas City Chiefs
Like Robinson’s Jaguars, the Chiefs are coming off a bye. That should bode well for Kansas City’s passing attack. The Chiefs have primarily been a running team over the past few years, but coach Andy Reid has quarterback Alex Smith passing 42 times per game. Even better for Kelce, the Raiders have allowed a league-high 1,653 passing yards.
Tevin Coleman, running back, Atlanta Falcons
Coleman has scored nearly one-third of his fantasy points on rushing touchdowns this season. Coleman’s production has been steady, though he splits carries with Devonta Freeman. Things aren’t looking up for Coleman in Week 6 because he faces the Seattle Seahawks, who have given up only 372 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Jarvis Landry, wide receiver, Miami Dolphins
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill hasn’t progressed much throughout his career and Landry is suffering because of it. Sure, Landry has been thrown at 48 times this year, he but averages less than 12 yards per reception. Landry also has only one touchdown this season and was thrown at a measly three times Sunday. Once Tannehill gets it going again, I’d feel comfortable starting Landry.
Antonio Gates, tight end, San Diego Chargers
- Thursday Night Football games are almost always ugly and low-scoring.
- Gates hasn’t surpassed 30 yards in any game this season.
- The Denver Broncos haven’t allowed a touchdown reception to a tight end this season.
- Rookie Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has eaten into Gates’ production thus far and has double-digit fantasy points in his past two games.