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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 6

Bold Predictions

Todd Gurley finally busts out in Week 6.

Todd Gurley was a top-five fantasy pick in most drafts, but hasn’t exactly lived up to those standards yet in 2016. He did have a two-score day in Week 3, but other than that he’s been very quiet. His season high for rushing is 85 yards and has found the end zone three times in five weeks. His production hasn’t been elite, but he finally gets it going in Week 6. The Lions run defense allows over 110 rushing yards per game so expect Gurley to have his first 100-yard day and also find the end zone a few times. Fantasy owners will remember why they drafted him as their first round pick.

Dak is a top-5 fantasy QB on Sunday.

What else can be said about Dak Prescott other than that he has exceeded expectations a hundred times over. The Cowboys are 4-1 and Dak looks better and better each week. I think Tony Romo‘s days as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys are over and Prescott will again take a step in solidifying his role when he dismantles the Packers weak pass defense in the hostile environment of Lambeau Field. He is a must-start in Week 6 as he will put up a top-five fantasy QB day. Look for Dak to have his first career 300-yard passing day.

 

Shark Sleepers

Jeremy Kerley, WR, San Francisco

Kerley has turned into the number one option for the 49ers. Over the last two games, he’s put up 16 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns. He should be owned in all PPR-formatted leagues and is working his way up to every week fantasy starter. He does have a difficult matchup against the Bills this week and will be playing with a new quarterback so I’d only FLEX him if you need him. Otherwise, stash him for his next two games as he has appetizing matchups against Tampa Bay and New Orleans.

Cameron Meredith, WR, Chicago

Starting in place of the injured Kevin White, Meredith came out of nowhere to post a monster Week 5. He had nine catches on 12 targets for 130 yards and a score. Meredith is a big wideout in his second year who seems to have built solid chemistry with Brian Hoyer. Look for him to have another big day on Sunday against the Jaguars as he will again be the top red zone option for the Bears. Get him in your lineups.

 

Lock of the Week

John Brown, WR, Arizona

Brown has a few things going for him this weekend. First off, quarterback Carson Palmer is cleared to start after missing last week with a concussion. Secondly, he gets to go against one of the worst secondaries in the league in the Jets. After a slow first three weeks, the Cardinals made an effort to get Brown more involved in Week 4 as he caught 10 passes for 144 yards. Throw out last week because Palmer was out. Brown has a home game on Monday night against a defense allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. He’s going to have a good night and score his first touchdown of the season.

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.