With week seven of football right around the corner, we look at the best fantasy pickups, with Marlon Mack leading the charge.
Trubisky was sharp completing 22 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns against Miami. He gets the Patriots next week in Chicago, so the Bears are likely to put the foot on the gas pedal offensively in order to keep up.
In week six, Flacco completed 25 of his 37 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the team's 21-0 win over the Titans. He has posted nine touchdowns and four interceptions in six games. He will be a great streaming option in week seven against New Orleans.
Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
Mack returned in week six following a nagging hamstring injury that kept him out the last five games. He racked up 89 yards on 12 carries in the 42-34 loss to the Jets. Nyheim Hines ran it just three times for 14 yards, while Jordan Wilkins didn’t get a touch, despite being active. It’s safe to say that Mack is the man in Indianapolis. The colts are a muddled backfield in general but its safe to say that is Mack is a solid pick up this week.
Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins
Gore is literally turning back the clock. He ran for 101 yards on 15 carries in the team’s 31-28 overtime win over Chicago. Even better news for Gore, Kenyan Drake lost what was nearly a back-breaking fumble, coughing it up on the 1-yard line in overtime, where a touchdown would’ve won the game for the Dolphins. and precluded the need for a last-second field goal by Jason Sanders. Other than the fumble, Drake actually did well with his workload, turning 17 touches into 78 yards from scrimmage. We can't keep ignoring a guy like Gore who is currently outproducing Drake and producing fantasy numbers.
Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals
It's the second straight week that Kirk has led the Cardinals in receiving. Kirk caught six passes for 77 yards in Arizona's week six loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He's become a favorite of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. Kirk has been the Cardinals’ most reliable pass-catcher in 2018. This isn't necessarily an offense to invest in, but Kirk warrants consideration as a 21-year-old with room to grow.
Taylor Gabriel, Chicago Bears
Gabriel has come out of nowhere. Most expected rookie receiver Anthony Miller to be as good as Gabriel is right now. Gabriel has seen 34 targets in five games, just below Allen Robinson's team-leading 38. He posted his second straight 100+ yard receiving game (with a bye week in between) and is becoming a must-start WR3.
Hooper earned double-digit targets for the second straight game, hauling in nine passes for 71 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers this past Sunday. He could sustain that kind of volume as Calvin Ridley (ankle) and Mohamed Sanu (hip) both suffered injuries in week six.
Uzomah is now running as the clear TE1 in Cincinnati with both Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft sidelined by injuries. This Sunday, he gets to face the Kansas City Chiefs defense, who have allowed more passing first downs (90) than any other team and rank in the bottom 10 in the league in net yards allowed per pass attempt (6.9), which sets the stage for a breakout performance by Uzomah.
This defense has exceptional the last few weeks. This DST has 13 or more points (ESPN standard scoring) in three of their last four games, and are sixth in the NFL with 12 total takeaways this season — 11 of which have come in their last four games. They also have two sacks or more in every game this season, and they're coming off a seven-sack effort against Deshaun Watson and the Texans. They are absolutely worth a look as a streamer this week.