One of the best plays to take advantage of in Week 6 is a home team getting points. There’s also the case of a team like the Chargers, who suffered a brutal loss last week at the hands of the winless Broncos and desperately need of a convincing win. Sam Darnold’s return from mono is going to get people excited, as it should, against Dallas. Even Baker Mayfield and OBJ are expected to bounce back.
The Chiefs come off a disappointing home loss, their first of the season, last Sunday night in primetime. Concerns over Pat Mahomes’ health have been drastically reduced as the Texans are set to feel the wrath. The line dropped nearly 4 points since it opened as a result of money on Houston. The Chiefs will have a bounce back week after scoring just 13 last Sunday on the Colts.
The Browns have shown too many signs – as small as they may seem now – of life on the field. It’s a prime opportunity to catch Seattle coming off a tight win against the Rams. Cleveland is 2-3 ATS so things are definitely not as bad as they have looked.
The Falcons are cooked. Atlanta just can’t get it right, 1-4 ATS, and it does not look like the team has figured it out. Arizona comes off its first win of the season – granted, it was against Cincinnati, but there’s momentum there. No doubt Kyler Murray and the Cards offense can move the ball against the Falcons. Avoid the trap and take the Cards at home with the points.
Teddy Bridgewater has arrived! The Saints are a dangerous team with a competent QB who can hit mid-range targets with ease. That’s exactly what they asked Drew Brees to do. The Jaguars and their young quarterback, Gardner Minshew, have shown they can move the ball, but this will be too much of a test. The New Orleans offense has been clicking and has traveled well this year.
Sam Darnold’s return from mono won’t live up to the hype, which has dropped this line to nearly a TD. It’s going to take a week at least for the Jets to look anywhere near competent on offense, just because of the nature of Darnold’s injury. Dallas comes off a humiliating loss in Green Bay and walks into a perfect “get right” situation. Expect the run game to return and Dak Prescott to look much better than the past two weeks.
It’s a similar situation in Pittsburgh. The Chargers come to town also desperate to avenge a loss from the previous week. The Steelers have a third-string quarterback facing a Chargers defense that has been the only consistent part of this team. Melvin Gordon’s lackluster return aside, the Los Angeles offense still has some big pieces around Philip Rivers. If the Chargers are to keep pace in the AFC West, the offense must pull its weight. The line opened at 5.5 and has moved to 7. This has blowout written all over it.