Lock of the Week
Dak Prescott (£8,000) and Amari Cooper (£8,500) – DAL @ NYJ
The Cowboys have been disappointing in recent weeks, suffering back-to-back defeats against the Saints and the Packers. Be sure to see that poor form come to an end this Sunday when ‘America’s Team’ take on the depleted and fairly depressed Jets.
With a Jet’s offence that has failed to score a touchdown in three games so far this season, expect the Prescott and Cooper connection to see a lot of the ball.
Avoid overreaction to their previous outings, trust in this pair’s inherent quality and reap the rewards of their play on Sunday.
Going Big: The Top Player
Russell Wilson (£8,000) – SEA @ CLE
Wilson is putting together a season worthy of MVP conversation. His four passing touchdowns in last week’s 30-29 victory over the Rams wasn’t an anomaly. He is the standout talent in the Seattle offence that doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.
Another reason to pick Wilson in Week 6: he faces a Browns secondary that will see cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams limited on snaps having missed time in previous games due to injuries.
Larry Fitzgerald (£5,600) – ATL @ ARI
Fitzgerald isn’t like a fine wine – he’s not actually getting better. But, much like Patriots star Tom Brady, he doesn’t ever slow down.
Kyler Murray welcomes this. Rookie quarterbacks always like to have a veteran receiver that they can trust to throw the ball to when a bloodthirsty defensive end is charging them down.
Fitzgerald is Murray’s man, and the pair face an underwhelming Falcons defence that will likely give up points. This one could be a shootout, with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones expected to get some points on the board.
If they do, Murray will be under pressure and call for his ‘get out of jail free’ card. Fitzgerald will be there waiting.
Dalvin Cook (£8,200, 22.53 FPPG) – PHI @ MIN
Now, I’m not saying Cook will have a bad week. There is every chance that he will perform well. But the key factor here is the defence that he will have to exploit and other big hitters could pose more value in Week 6.
The Eagles boast the best defence against the rush in the NFL, allowing the fewest ground yards per game (63) so far this season.
Nobody will blame Kirk Cousins for opting to air the ball out more than usual on Sunday, considering his partnership with Adam Thielen is on fire after the pair connected for 130 yards and two touchdowns in their win over the Giants last Sunday.
Cowboys Defence (£5,000) – @ NYJ
For reasons stated above, the Cowboys could have a field day against the Jets – who have the worst offence in the league.
But, for those who are still even slightly unconvinced: The Jets are the only team to average less than 200 yards-per-game (179) and have only passed for 454 yards all season, less than opposing quarterback Prescott’s 463 passing yards last week.