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Dynasty Fantasy Football Six Pack: Week Six Storylines to Watch

Corey Spala offers up his take on week six of the NFL season.

Cooper Rush

Welcome back to our weekly look at six intriguing storylines to pay attention to.

Let’s jump into it.

No Rush for Dak Prescott?

Cooper Rush is 5-0 as a starter during his career with the Dallas Cowboys. This season, he is 4-0 filling in for Prescott and has yet to throw an interception. The Cowboys have a week nine bye and over the next three weeks play the Eagles, Lions, and Bears.

It is plausible Prescott returns following the bye week. They can let Rush game-manage against the Lions and Bears but I think it is foolish to believe Rush deserves the starting job when Prescott is healthy. Thursday was the first time Prescott was able to practice since his injury. With Dallas in the mix for the division, he may return next weekend, but what is the rush?

The Panthers’ First Game without Matt Rhule

The Panthers announced Steve Wilks as their interim head coach. Wilks was with the organization when they won three straight NFC South Championships. He cleaned house on Matt Rhule’s hires and it seems like he has the full support of past and current players.

Wilks has 12 games to transform this team and 12 games to convince the Panthers to drop the interim title.

Odell Beckham Coming Soon?

Reports are circulating around Beckham and connecting him to multiple teams – notably the Bills and Rams. Von Miller has said he talks to him every day and Beckham turned down the Rams’ recent offer. This is a notable storyline to make note of in your dynasty leagues. Ian Rapoport noted he is looking for a mid-November return.

This makes sense following a February ACL surgery and putting him right around the nine-month recovery track. It is likely he signs with a contender to pursue another Super bowl ring. Beckham noted he is looking for a Michael Gallup-type offer – five years and $62.5M. This may just mean around the $12.5m salary over two-three years, that is just my best guess with Beckham being 30 years old compared to Gallup being 26.

Intrigue around the Saints Starting Quarterback

Andy Dalton is a serviceable replacement when Jameis Winston is not healthy and recovering from his injuries. Winston has been limited in practice and it may be that Dalton gets another start. The Saints are in an interesting situation because they traded their 2023 first-round pick. They need to win games.

Taysom Hill may need to be leaned on with notable wide receivers out. Who knows if he will get some quarterback snaps? The Saints have a week 14 bye, which likely means we will see Winston back before then. Saints head coach Dennis Allen noted his return to practice this week is “a part of the process…”. We do not have a solid timeline for Winston.

Daniel Bellinger and The New York Giants

I wanted to put Bellinger first because the Giants seem to be breaking the stigma, once again, with rookie tight ends. The Giants needed to be included because they are 4-1 and are tight for second in the NFC East. Brian Daboll has transformed this team and looks like a coach players love to play for. Tougher matchups are on the horizon including this week against the Ravens.

Back to Bellinger. He has not been putting up ridiculous numbers, but Pat Freiermuth did not as a rookie either. Bellinger has found the end zone twice this season, including a rushing touchdown. With at least three targets in three straight games, he will look to continue his impressive rookie start. Now the question surrounding him is: does the lack of wide receiver talent help Bellinger get these looks? Maybe. But it is important to see the Giants trusting him five games into his rookie season.

Bellinger is athletic and this new regime went out and got their guy. You should go get him too.

The Last Undefeated Team

The Eagles remain undefeated and go up against the Cowboys this week. It is a tough divisional matchup but an exciting one. Jalen Hurts is leading this and is looking to solidify his name as the starting quarterback in 2023. This is a statement to be said because he is completing 52% of his passes with only six passing touchdowns through five games. He does make up for this via the ground where he has 357 yards and three touchdowns.

First-year Eagle AJ Brown has at least seven targets in each game. They still find ways to get the ball to DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert, with each having over 300 yards receiving. All this leaves out the under-the-radar season coming from Miles Sanders – the current PPR RB12.

Even if they get defeated, the Eagles still will have a high-powered offense generating tons of fantasy points.

Final Word

Week six is already here. Maneuvering your roster moves will be important to set the tone of your squads moving forward. Sell those aging assets to contenders and acquire young proven talent from them – or draft picks. The 2023 class has some intriguing prospects and it is always important to acquire the picks before the off-season.

Regardless, week six will have other notable storylines like the Rams and if Matt Stafford will find his groove. Will Allen Robinson bounce back? How will Kenny Pickett develop and will he continue to feed George Pickens?

Cheers to week six.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Six Pack: Week Six Storylines to Watch
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