Philly tipped more pain into New York’s already fractured season when the Super Bowl champs bounced back to their offensive best with Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz dominating.
Saquon Barkley was a shining light for the Giants but Eli Manning was either under immense pressure or missing relatively easy throws. Odell Beckham interestingly headed to the locker room with two seconds remaining in the opening half but Giants officials said it was to receive an IV injection. Who knows !?
Anyhow, there is more to look forward to in week six and hopefully it’s all about the on-field action and less about the off-field drama.
Here are my week six selections and best bets’
PS. We’ve replaced Fantasy Football king with ‘what to watch for’ (W2W4)
FALCONS 33, BUCCANEERS 24
What to watch for: Julio Jones lights up – and scores a touchdown.
Best Bet: Tevin Coleman +55.5 rush yards ($1.98)
STEELERS 24, BENGALS 21
W2W4: Ben finally gets it together on the road.
Best Bet: Antonio Brown +89.5 yards ($1.98)
BROWNS 23, CHARGERS 21
W2W4: Baker May has Cleveland hopping with hype and hope.
Best Bet: Total points +47.0 ($1.93)
TEXANS 31, BILLS 17
W2W4: Deshaun & DeAndre on the same page, score twice.
Best Bet: Alfred Blue any time TD ($4)
BEARS 24, DOLPHINS 23
W2W4: Bears defence dominant but offence improving rapidly.
Best Bet: Jordan Howard +59.5 rush yards ($1.98)
VIKINGS 30, CARDINALS 13
W2W4: With Dalvin Cook on limited reps, Murray steps in and dominates.
Best Bet: Latavius Murray 2+ TD ($6) or David Johnson +33.5 receiving yards ($1.98)
JETS 21, COLTS 20
W2W4: Jamal Adams stepping up as defensive MVP candidate.
Best Bet: New York win ($1.79)
RAIDERS 24, SEAHAWKS 21 (In London)
W2W4: Carr to Cooper connection regaining momentum.
Best Bet: Oakland win ($2.28)
PANTHERS 24, REDSKINS 17
W2W4: CMC evolving into offensive MVP candidate.
Best Bet: Carolina 1-13 points ($2.80)
RAMS 30, BRONCOS 21
W2W4: Rams offence keeps on keeping on, even in Denver’s brutal environment.
Best Bet: Todd Gurley +44.5 receiving yards ($1.98)
JAGUARS 27, COWBOYS 20
W2W4: Dallas offensive band-aid ripped clean off by ferocious Jags D.
Best Bet: Blake Bortles any time TD / Jacksonville win ($9.50)
TITANS 23, RAVENS 22
W2W4: Marcus Mariota more aggressive, Titans more dangerous.
Best Bet: Tennessee win ($2.18)
PATRIOTS 38, CHIEFS 33
W2W4: Brady not yet ready to give up his AFC throne.
Best Bet: Rob Gronkowski 2+ TD ($5.50)
PACKERS 34, NINERS 21
W2W4: Rodgers health improving, Packers defense likewise.
Best Bet: Jimmy Graham anytime TD / Packers win ($2.30)
Gurley +44.5 rec yards > J. Graham any time TD / GB win ($2.30) > Carolina 1-13 = $12.75