To the House: Week 6 Edition
It's that time of the week again. The time where we focus on the most thrilling aspect of a football game: a touchdown. That minuscule gap between the 1-inch line and the goal line makes for a substantial six point difference on the scoreboard. It can also be the difference between winning and losing your fantasy matchup for the week. So take a look at which players are most likely to score those six points in this week's edition of "To the House."
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1. Matt Forte, Running Back, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
Forte's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield has become a valuable commodity in the fantasy community. Last week he added another receiving touchdown to his resume on top of the 109 total yards he gained against Kansas City. With Cutler's top receivers Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal, and Kevin White all still dealing with lingering injuries, Forte's name will be called upon often against the division rival Lions.
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The 49ers have allowed two more rushing touchdowns than the Browns, and Forsett is likely to increase that deficit. In the last two weeks, Forsett has received all four carries when the Ravens enter the red zone, and with backup RB Lorenzo Taliaferro placed on the IR, that trend is bound to continue. Head coach John Harbaugh knows the key to victory against this 49ers defense will be to run, run, and run some more, making Forsett a direct beneficiary.
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3. Demaryius Thomas, Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns
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Megatron has been a red zone threat throughout the entirety of his NFL career. That's typically what happens when you're a 6'5", 238 lb freak of nature. This season, however, he's gotten off to a slow start. Maybe that's because his quarterback, Matthew Stafford, is having his worst season ever. Or maybe it's because plays like this have happened. Regardless, with a 0-5 start to the season, the Lions will do anything to steal a win from the lowly division-rival Bears. The Lions know they have their best chance to do that when they construct a gameplan with Johnson as their go-to target.
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After being placed on this exclusive list last week, Eifert decided to go above and beyond and not only score one touchdown, but two! That was against a Seattle defense that had only given up two touchdowns to tight ends entering that game. Eifert is now inserted into a similar situation this week as Buffalo hasn't given up a third touchdown to TEs this season. That's about to change come Sunday.
*All stats courtesy of NFL.com, rotowire, and Pro Football Focus