The Bengals and Colts bully-off in Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down the way to watch the sport, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.
The Cincinnati Bengals might still be licking their wounds after the beatdown they suffered at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. Besides losing A.J. Green to a hamstring strain, Joe Burrow was sacked seven times and therefore the offense barely scratched out quite 200 total yards during a 27-3 defeat. Joe Mixon ran for just 59 yards on 24 carries, but he did record six catches for the second consecutive week, which is an encouraging sign for his fantasy value moving forward.
The Indianapolis Colts are not any pushover either. albeit they lost to the Browns, 32-23, Indy is allowing a league-low 4.7 yards per play. the matter for the Colts has been the offense. Philip Rivers has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns and leading receiver TY Hilton is averaging just 46.2 yards per game. back Jonathan Taylor, although he has reached the top zone in three of the past four weeks, has also left his fantasy owners wanting more as he has seen a complete of 46 touches through his past three games.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Bengals: #27 Overall — #27 offense, #14 defense, #9 special teams
Colts: #7 Overall — #25 offense, #1 defense, #2 special teams
DraftKings Sportsbook odds
Bengals: +8, +300
Colts: -8, -360
DOUBTFUL: WR Auden Tate (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring)
OUT: TE Mo Alie-Cox (knee), T Chaz Green (back)
DOUBTFUL: LB Darius Leonard (groin)
QUESTIONABLE: DT Denico Autry (ankle, knee), T Anthony Castonzo (rib), DE Justin Houston (hip), RB Jordan Wilkins (calf)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Tee Higgins, WR, $4,600
The 6-foot-4 Higgins looks a touch sort of a .J. Green on the sector and will be the veteran’s de facto replacement if he has got to miss any time thanks to his injury. The rookie hasn’t put up huge stat lines, but his usage — 24 targets within the last three weeks — is good to ascertain . He provided double-digit fantasy points in PPR leagues in each of these games.
Tyler Boyd, WR, $5,600
Expect Boyd to recover from a rather mundane showing in Baltimore (4-42-0 on six targets). it had been just a miserable afternoon for the Bengals’ pass. he’s Burrow’s most trusted option immediately, and therefore the Colts have had problems locking down slot wideouts over the past few weeks. last, Jarvis Landry tallied 88 yards on four receptions.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, $4,900
Hilton isn’t done as a player; he’s just paired with a quarterback who doesn’t have the arm strength to best utilize Hilton’s strengths. The Bengals are often had by speedy receivers, so Hilton remains within the WR3 conversation. But his ceiling is simply nowhere near where it wont to be as recently as two seasons ago with Andrew Luck.
The rookie hasn’t been the workhorse all his fantasy owners thought they were getting after his 28-touch outing in Week 2. But he still has many scoring upside, and it’s not like he’s losing plenty of labor to the Colts’ other running backs. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins had just six touches in Week 5. There’s a possible buy-low opportunity here.