Inside/ Outside Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of ‘Inside/Outside’ talk about an exciting Week 5. Monday night was the perfect ending to what turned out to be a pretty exciting week of football. I will admit I’ve been a fan of Marquise “Hollywood” Brown since the beginning and seeing the progress Lamar Jackson has made as a passer (suck it haters!) has been a joy to watch as well.

One thing I did not expect was the fall (still early) of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns to help Austin Ekeler score what turned out to be his game winning touchdown.

In fantasy, is anything really predictable? Ok, enough philosophy. Let’s get started, but first! Before we move forward, I’d like to remind the readers what exactly this article is intended for. 

Every week I select players inside the FantasyPros Consensus Top 12 that I think will finish  outside the top 12 and players outside the top 12 that I like more. 

This is NOT  a ‘start/sit’ article per say. This is more or less how I feel about a player, why I feel that way, suggesting what I would do, what to expect, and who I like more.

I know when offering advice and analysis, accuracy and accountability are important. Not just to you guys but me as well. Every week I like to keep track and share my previous week’s picks that I got right and wrong. 

Accountability Report

QB Aaron Rodgers (GB)

Week 5 Ranking 11th

Prediction- Outside

Week 5 Finish 14th

What. A. FREAKING. GAME! If you’ve been trying to get your leaguemates to remove kickers and had no luck, just make them watch this game, amirite. I know kickers are people too, but we don’t like everyone, now do we.

RB Najee Harris (PIT)

Week 5 Ranking 12th

Prediction- Outside

Week 5 Finish 11th

I was so close, I mean really close, like I’m hoping for a delayed stat correction close, so I can feel good about my process, close. In all seriousness Pittsburgh and Big Ben looked kinda good on Sunday, while Najee continues to stick it to the off-season doubters.

WR Diontae Johnson (PIT)

Week 5 Ranking 17th

Prediction- Outside

Week 5 Finish 24th

Ah Diontae Johnson, you either love him or hate him, there is no in between it seems. After his fifty yard touchdown in the first quarter, I was sure I would get this one wrong. Diontae is currently the WR21 and with Juju likely to miss multiple weeks, maybe it’s time to send out an offer for ol’ Diontae.

TE Kyle Pitts (ATL)

Week 5 Ranking 6th

Prediction- Outside

Week 5 Finish 3rd

Ok, alright, fine, you’re right, you’re right and I’m sorry. In my defense I write these on Tuesday, my wife edits them on Wednesday and I share them on Thursdays. The Calvin Ridley news came out AFTER I shared it, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Congratulations to Pitts though, he finally had his breakout game and I think this is just the beginning. I believe the buy window is, how do you say…closed.

Week 5 Results- 2 for 4 50%





Week 6 Inside/ Outside Picks

QB Sam Darnold (CAR)


Current Ranking 9th

AVG Points per Game 18.4

Week 6 ranking 12th

Back to back losses are never easy and while the Panthers defense has come back to earth, Sam Darnold hasn’t been great either with five interceptions and eight sacks allowed by the defense in the last two games. Don’t look now but Minnesota is starting to find their defensive groove again. They’ve only allowed an average of sixteen points over their last three games and one touchdown total to quarterbacks. Things could get ugly for Darnold on Sunday.

RB Nick Chubb (CLE)


Current Ranking 12th

AVG Points per Game 16.6

Week 6 ranking 9th

If you haven’t noticed the Cardinals defense has been pretty good the first six weeks of the season and while Darrell Henderson and James Robinson scored double-digit points in their matchups versus the Cardinals, neither one is sharing the work with Kareem “I get all the targets and steal red-zone work” Hunt. With only five targets on the season Chubb will need a touchdown or two to have an RB1 week and in the last two weeks the Arizona defense hasn’t allowed any running back to score a touchdown.

WR D.J. Moore (CAR)


Current Ranking 10th

AVG Points per Game 12.7

Week 6 ranking 5th

Remember what I said about Sam Darnold, well in case you didn’t know…Darnold and Moore play on the same team. Over the last two weeks the Minnesota defense hasn’t allowed a top 24 wide receiver performance. I’ll be honest nobody on the Lions is on Moore’s level and say what you will about Odell Beckham Jr, you know what Cleveland, Detroit and Carolina have in common? Inconsistent, turnover prone quarterbacks! I can see this being a high-scoring game, I can also see Minnesota shutting down Carolina too.

TE Dalton Schultz (DAL)


Current Ranking 4th

AVG Points per Game 12.7

Week 6 ranking 8th

While their offense is still a work in progress, the Patriots defense has been the backbone for their team. The Patriots defense has allowed one hundred and twenty-five yards and ONE touchdown ALL YEAR! That’s it. That’s an average game for Travis Kelce, but “Paul, which tight ends have they faced?” Sure, they haven’t faced a gauntlet of tight ends, but do you want to take that risk? I don’t.

Who I like More

QB Kirk Cousins (MIN)


Week 6 ranking 14th

This could be considered “cheating” or “too easy” but here me out. The Panthers defense has given up fifty points to quarterbacks the last two weeks and prior to his last two performances, Captain Kirk was averaging more than twenty points per game. Cousins might not be the “cool” quarterback to play, but he’s pretty stinkin good.

RB Javonte Williams (DEN)

v LV

Week 6 ranking 21st

The Raiders have allowed 5 rushing touchdowns to running backs and 7 total (one to a QB and one to a WR) by my calculations, that ain’t good. Javonte’s numbers might not jump off the page but with 65 total yards per game, two receptions, and his breakaway ability (two rushes of 20+ and one rush of 40+ yards) I wouldn’t be surprised if this week is Javonte’s breakout week. The Raiders do give up one hundred and thirty-three rushing yards per game afterall.

WR Robert Woods (LAR)


Week 6 ranking 20th

It was nice to see Bobby Trees have the big game we’ve all been waiting for and while it took 5 weeks to get it, Woods had been pretty consistent prior to that averaging 11.5 points per game and six targets. Now he has the pleasure of facing a Giants secondary that’s given up over three hundred and fifty receiving yards the last two weeks.

TE Dan Arnold (JAX)

v MIA (UK)

Week 6 ranking 18th

Laugh all you want, but Dan Arnold is a good tight end, he’s just never had a consistent role in an offense…until now. After an eight target week in Week 5 things could be changing for Danny boy. Jacksonville is missing DJ Chark, refuses to use LaViska Shenault and the disappearance of Marvin Jones the last two weeks could be what the doctor ordered for Arnold to have a fantasy friendly week versus a Miami team that’s giving up fifteen points to tight ends the last two weeks.

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