Week six of the NFL season is here and here are your “Must-Starts” at each of the four vital scoring positions.
The Panthers and Saints are in position for a good, old-fashioned shoot-out this Sunday in New Orleans. The Saints will be playing at home after coming off an early season bye. Brees has seen significantly more success at home throughout his storied tenure as a Saint. In 2016, he already has four more touchdowns, and a passer rating that is 30 points higher while playing in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This is a common trend for Brees. However, The Panthers are getting Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart back this week which should, undoubtedly, give a much-needed boost to the Carolina offense.
So with The Panthers primed to score at will against a dismal Saints defense, Brees could find himself playing catch-up for most of the game. Luckily for him, Carolina’s secondary has suffered mightily since the departure of Josh Norman. They rank right in the middle of the NFL in pass defense this year, and with Willie Snead presumably healthy again, Brees should have plenty of targets to choose from in this offensive showdown. Big points for the former Charger at home against the Panthers.
Also consider: Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Brian Hoyer,
This one is simple. The Steelers’ high powered offense rolls into Miami after a convincing win against the Jets. Ben Roethlisberger has historically been much better at home, but nothing should stop him from dominating this week. The Steelers should jump out to an early lead and it is unlikely the Dolphins will be able to keep up. Either way, Le’Veon Bell figures to be a huge contributor. Whether he’s catching passes or being the workhorse of the backfield, Bell should consistently be involved in the offensive game plan. Rain is in the forecast which would bode even better for Bell’s chances to go off. Not to mention that Miami is dead last in rushing defense this year.
Back to the well we go with the Saints vs Panthers game. Benjamin has quite the juicy match up against the Saints pass defense which ranks 29th in the NFL. With Cam back at quarterback, Kelvin’s value skyrockets. It appears that Kelvin is dealing with some sort of knee issue, but if he suits up, he’s in position to have an extremely productive day. Benjamin owners may be concerned that the TDs could possibly go to other capable players such as Cam, Stewart, or Greg Olsen. If Benjamin gets his chances, expect him to be nothing short of dominant. He has great size and will be an end zone target for Newton on Sunday.
The tight end position has been a tricky one to figure out this year. There just hasn’t been a whole lot of consistency in 2016. What is consistent, however, is the Browns being horrible. Joking aside, Delanie Walker is in a great spot to put up some points this week. The Titans welcome in the Browns this weekend in what is sure to be one of the least interesting games of the season. The Browns rank near the bottom in almost every defensive category and the Titans should be able to capitalize. Walker has been Marcus Mariota‘s favorite target since his debut in the NFL, and nothing should stop the duo from putting plenty of points on the board. While Walker is aging, he should still find plenty of targets in or around the end zone to satisfy Walker owners and Titans fans alike.