NFL Week 6 Picks, Preview, and Odds

by | Oct 15, 2022 | Football, The Cincy Corner

Minnesota Vikings (-160) at Miami Dolphins (+135) – Sunday 1:00 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

The Vikings head to Miami for their first meeting with the Dolphins since 2018, coming off a win over division rival Chicago to put them alone on top of the NFC North standings. Minnesota has won 3 in a row, scoring 85 points over those three games. Quarterback Kirk Cousins has at least one touchdown in every start this season and aside from a 3-interception game that led to a loss in Philadelphia, led an offense that may be one of the best in the NFC. The Vikings have plenty of targets including receivers Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and K.J. Osborn with running back Dalvin Cook rounding out the double-sided offense. They will look to continue this offensive success against a defense not known for stopping the passing game, even when fully healthy.

Minnesota Vikings Notable Injuries: Akayleb Evans (Q), Ty Chandler (IR), Alexander Mattison (Q), Za’Darius Smith (Q), Bisi Johnson (IR)

After starting 3-0 the Dolphins find themselves battling to stay above .500 this week after two straight losses without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa playing the full game. Last week in New York, backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater also suffered a concussion and put third string Skylar Thompson under center. This week the starting quarterback will be watched closely but either way, will struggle to keep up with the Vikings offense. Miami’s defense allowed 40 points last week to rookie quarterback Zach Wilson and on the season are allowing opposing quarterbacks a 106.2 passer rating. They will really need to limit Kirk Cousins like they did Josh Allen in Week 3 if they want any chance of winning this week.

Miami Dolphins Notable Injuries: Clayton Fejedelem (Q), Robert Jones (Q), Kader Kohou (Q), Zach Sieler (Q), Raheem Mostert (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Minnesota Vikings Start ‘Em

  1. Justin Jefferson    2. Kirk Cousins    3. Dalvin Cook

Minnesota Vikings Sit ‘Em

  1. Irv Smith    2. Alexander Mattison    3. Minnesota Defense

Miami Dolphins Start ‘Em

  1. Tyreek Hill    2.  Raheem Mostert    3. Jaylen Waddle

Miami Dolphins Sit ‘Em

  1. Miami Defense    2. Skylar Thompson       3. Jason Sanders

Minnesota Vikings vs Miami Dolphins NFL Week 6 Picks

Minnesota is looking like a consistent threat when they have the ball and with a stronger defense, would possibly be the team to beat right now. There are too many question marks on Miami, including the quarterback to finish the game and how Xavien Howard will cover Justin Jefferson coming off injury last week. Look for Minnesota to put up another win this week while Miami falls for a third week in a row.

Final Score: Minnesota 28 – Miami 17

Wicked Wager – Vikings -3 (-110) / Under 45.5 points (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Tyreek Hill Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+145)

New York Jets (+255) at Green Bay Packers (-305) – Sunday 1:00 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

The Jets head to Green Bay at 3-2 on the season, possibly higher in the standings than most expected at this point. Coming off a big win over Miami last week, New York will hope to use the same strategy against a tougher opponent in the Packers. The Jets faced a backup then third string quarterback last week but effectively shut down the passing game as they have this season. They have 7 interceptions on the season after Sauce Gardner got his first last week and have allowed a passer rating against just above an 80 this season. Last week that defense gave rookie quarterback Zach Wilson and his offense enough options to put up 40 points over a banged-up Miami defense. This week they will need to limit Aaron Rodgers to give the offense a chance again going head-to-head with a Green Bay defense not that much better than Miami’s.

New York Jets Notable Injuries: Jermaine Johnson (Q), Quincy Williams (Q), Duane Brown (Q), Carl Lawson (Q), C.J. Mosley (Q)

After a disappointing loss across the pond last week, the Packers should be locked-in to getting back in the win column. The Green Bay offense, although not as threatening as it used to be, is still balanced with both Aarons on the attack (Aaron Rodgers at quarterback and Aaron Jones at running back). Last week Rodgers threw for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns but was unable to score the last one needed to seal the win. Aaron Jones ran for just 63 yards but look for him to have more of an impact this week against a Jets running defense that allowed Mostert to rush for 113 yards last week.

Green Bay Packers Notable Injuries: Kylin Hill (O), Christian Watson (Q), David Bakhtiari (Q), Elgton Jenkins (Q), Tipa Galeai (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

New York Jets Start ‘Em

  1. Breece Hall    2. Corey Davis    3. Garrett Wilson

New York Jets Sit ‘Em

  1. Elijah Moore    2. Zach Wilson     3. Michael Carter

Green Bay Packers Start ‘Em

  1. Aaron Rodgers    2. Romeo Doubs    3. Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers Sit ‘Em

  1. Randall Cobb    2. A.J. Dillon    3. Mason Crosby

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New York Jets vs Green Bay Packers NFL Week 6 Picks

This game may be what Green Bay needs to get all sports analysts off their backs, they come into this game losing last week to the Giants and just barely beating the Patriots at home against a third string quarterback the week prior. Back home against a rookie quarterback again they need to win and do so in impressive fashion. Look for the Packers to go up early and not take their foot off the gas until the final whistle blows.

Final Score: Green Bay 31 – New York 17

Wicked Wager – Packers -7 (-115)

Wicked Player Prop – Aaron Rodgers Total Passing Yards Over 245.5 (-115) / Aaron Jones Total Rushing and Receiving Yards Over 62.5 (-115)

San Francisco 49ers (-230) at Atlanta Falcons (+195) – Sunday 1:00 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

San Francisco will head to Atlanta coming off back-to-back wins of double-digit points. They are now 3-1 with Jimmy Garoppolo as quarterback and have the highest scoring defense in fantasy to this point. Garoppolo has thrown for 5 touchdowns and just one interception in his 4 games while the defense has allowed only 2 passing touchdowns and has 5 interceptions, two of them returned for a defensive touchdown. They will look to keep that going against a Falcons offense that ranks 30th in the league in passing and 26th in overall offense.

San Francisco 49ers Notable Injuries: Danny Gray (Q), Samson Ebukam (Q), Robbie Gould (Q), Aaron Banks (Q), Tyler Kroft (Q)

It can be debated for weeks to come if Atlanta got robbed last week on a roughing the passer call in the last minute in Tampa but the truth is they need to put it behind them and keep fighting. They entered that game 10.5-point underdogs, fell down 21-0, then had a real shot of winning in the end. That should be a win in their minds as they head home to take on another tough opponent in the San Francisco 49ers. Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 150 yards and a touchdown last week but has not been all that strong this season. He has thrown for 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on the season and has a passer rating averaging below 80 per game. The Falcons rushing offense ranks top 5 in the league, headed by running back Cordarelle Patterson who has 340 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. That will have to be Atlanta’s form of attack against the 49ers’ strong pass defense if they want to stay in this game and keep up in the NFC South.

Atlanta Falcons Notable Injuries: Mykal Walker (Q), Kyle Pitts (Q), Adetokunbo Ogundeji (Q), Elijah Wilkinson (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

San Francisco 49ers Start ‘Em

  1. Jeff Wilson Jr.    2. San Francisco Defense    3. Deebo Samuel

San Francisco 49ers Sit ‘Em

  1. Robbie Gould    2. Trey Lance    3. George Kittle

Atlanta Falcons Start ‘Em

  1. Cordarrell Patterson    2. Drake London    3. Olamide Zaccheaus

Atlanta Falcons Sit ‘Em

  1. Marcus Mariota    2. Kyle Pitts    3. Tyler Allgeier

San Francisco 49ers vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 6 Picks

It is no doubt Atlanta has fared better than most fans expected to this point in the season, so say they were one call away from possibly entering week 6 at 3-2 and leading their division is something no one forecasted. With that being said, they square up this week against a 49ers team that is 3-2 with a point differential of 47 points already and looking to stay in command of their own division. The Atlanta offense is going to have a hard time scoring points and the rushing game is hard to get going, as they need, if they are not leading early.

Final Score: San Francisco 24 – Atlanta 20

Wicked Wagers – Full Game Under 45 (-110) / 49ers -2.5 (-170)

Wicked Player Props – Jeff Wilson Jr. Anytime TD Scorer (-115) / Samson Ebukam Total Sacks Over 0.75 (+115)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-480) at Pittsburgh Steelers (+360) – Sunday 1:00 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

Tampa Bay comes into this week on one of the more controversial wins of the season, but every football fan knows they have the leader at quarterback that can silence distractions and look to the next game. That game in Week 6 will be in Pittsburgh against a battered Steelers team. The Buccaneers’ offense last week showed the force it can have when wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin contribute evenly, combining for 10 catches and 142 yards. That also opened up the field for running back Leonard Fournette, who caught 10 passes alone and had 83 yards and a score to go with his 56 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. The offensive line has also helped, only allowing 7 sacks on the season and no sacks last week (depending on who you ask).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Notable Injuries: Cameron Brate (Q), Russell Gage (Q), Mike Edwards (Q), Carl Nassib (Q), Donovan Smith (Q)

Pittsburgh started the season with a big win over division rival Cincinnati, but it has been a downward spiral since then. They come into Week 6 having lost 4 in a row with a point spread of (-51) in the first 5 games. Last week rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett made his first start throwing for 327 yards but no scores and added an interception to the 3 he had prior. The key for teams looking to take down the Buccaneers this season has been to get early leads and take Fournette off the field, something that will be tough for the Pittsburgh offense that only scored 3 points last week. Watch for the defense to be a big focus in this game, the Steelers’ pass defense was playing well until they got torched for over 400 yards and 4 touchdowns last week while the rushing defense allowed 6.7 yards per carry and another score.

Pittsburgh Steelers Notable Injuries: Mason Cole (Q), Diontae Johnson (Q), Zach Gentry (Q), Terrell Edmunds (Q), Pat Freiermuth (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Start ‘Em

  1. Mike Evans    2. Leonard Fournette    3. Tom Brady

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sit ‘Em

  1. Julio Jones    2. Chris Godwin    3. Rachaad White

Pittsburgh Steelers Start ‘Em

  1. Najee Harris    2. Diontae Johnson    3. Chris Boswell

Pittsburgh Steelers Sit ‘Em

  1. Kenny Pickett    2. Chase Claypool    3. Pittsburgh Defense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 6 Picks

Coming off a game where they almost blew it at home, look for the Buccaneers to come back and take care of business. Tom Brady has won much tougher games in Pittsburgh against better defenses and Ben Roethlisberger as the other quarterback. Look for the Steeler defense to be spread thin with Brady’s targets and although Pickett may get his first touchdown, it won’t be enough against visiting Bucs.

Final Score: Buccaneers 27 – Steelers 13

Wicked Wager – Tampa Bay -9.5 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Kenny Pickett Last Touchdown Scorer (+1800)

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Arizona Cardinals (-137) at Seattle Seahawks (+120) – Sunday, 4:05 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

The Arizona Cardinals have been the Kyler Murray show to start the season. The quarterback has been overworked and is often tasked with mounting massive comebacks. They’ll have a chance to play a good 4 quarter game this week against the Seahawks. It will be critical that the defense is able to keep Geno Smith at bay.

Arizona Cardinals Notable Injuries: James Connor (O), Rodney Hudson (Q), Byron Murphy (Q)

The Seattle Seahawks have featured a surprisingly good offense to start the year. Quarterback Geno Smith has far exceeded expectations under center in Seattle this year. He’ll go up against a defense that has some weaknesses in the pass game. Tyler Lockett should be able to find room in the Arizona secondary in this one.

Seattle Seahawks Notable Injuries: Marquise Goodwin (Q), Shelby Harris (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Arizona Cardinals Start ‘Em

  1. Marquise Brown 2. Kyler Murray 3. Eno Benjamin (Flex)

Arizona Cardinals Sit ‘Em

  1. Zach Ertz 2. Rondale Moore 3. Cardinals Defense

Seattle Seahawks Start ‘Em

  1. Tyler Lockett 2. Jason Myers 3. Geno Smith

Seattle Seahawks Sit ‘Em

  1. Seattle Defense 2. Rashaad Penny 3. Will Dissly

Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks NFL Week 6 Picks

The Seahawks offense will keep flying in Week 6. Kyler Murray and company will only be able to keep up for 3 quarters before Seattle’s defense starts making plays. Not many people would’ve expected the Seahawks to be playing .500 ball through Week 6, but that’s where they’re headed.

Final Score: Seattle 37 – Arizona 27

Wicked Wagers – Seahawks Moneyline (+118) / Full Game Over 50.5 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Eno Benjamin Total Rushing Yards Over 60.5 (-125)

Carolina Panthers (+360) at Los Angeles Rams (-480) – Sunday, 4:05 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

The Panthers have been underwhelming to say the least to start the year. Baker Mayfield has underperformed and now he’s hurt, forcing third year quarterback PJ Walker into action. Walker will have his hands full, trying to deal with the Rams defense. It’ll take a phenomenal performance from him, for the Panthers to board their outbound flight with 2 wins on the year.

Carolina Panthers Notable Injuries: Baker Mayfield (D), Robbie Anderson (Q), CJ Henerson (Q)

So much for a first-place schedule. The Rams have gone up against the Falcons, Cardinals, and now will get to face the 1-win Panthers this week. Yet, the Rams are still only 2-3 after winning the Super Bowl last season. Cooper Kupp has done his thing, but Matthew Stafford has struggled to take care of the football. They’ll have another chance this Sunday to return to their winning ways.

Los Angeles Rams Notable Injuries: Cam Akers (O), Cooper Kupp (Q), Tyler Higbee (Q), Aaron Donald (Q)

Fantasy Football Tips

Carolina Panthers Start ‘Em

  1. Christian McCaffery 2. Panthers Defense 3. Robbie Anderson

Carolina Panthers Sit ‘Em

  1. PJ Walker 2. Ian Thomas 3. Eddy Pineiro

Los Angeles Rams Start ‘Em

  1. Cooper Kupp 2. Rams Defense 3. Matt Gay

Los Angeles Rams Sit ‘Em

  1. Matthew Stafford 2. Darell Henderson Jr. 3. Allen Robinson II

Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Rams NFL Week 6 Picks

PJ Walker’s season debut as starter will get off to a rough start. The Rams will have a hard time pulling away but will still be able to squeak by against a less talented Panthers team. Matthew Stafford will struggle again, throwing another pick, but his defense will pick him up.

Final Score: Los Angeles 20 – Carolina 13

Wicked Wagers – Panthers +10 (-110) / Full Game Under 41.5 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Cooper Kupp Total Receptions Over 7.5 (-154)

Buffalo Bills (-145) at Kansas City Chiefs (+122) – Sunday, 4:25 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

The Buffalo Bills have responded well to their tough Week 3 loss in Miami. A last second win in Baltimore and a thrashing of the Pittsburgh Steelers have the team now sitting at 4-1. This Sunday, they’ll have a rematch of their heartbreaking divisional round loss in last year’s playoffs. If you don’t remember, that was the Gabe Davis game for the Bills. The wide receiver had his biggest game of the season last week against Pittsburgh, going for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns. We’ll see what he can do for an encore.

Buffalo Bills Notable Injuries: Jordan Phillips (Q)

Many thought the Chiefs would fall off this year after other teams in the AFC West got stronger over the off-season. That’s been far from the case. The Chiefs are 4-1 this year and are the only team in their division with a positive point differential through 5 weeks. Patrick Mahomes appears to be just as good without Tyreek Hill and should have something special in store for us this Sunday as he duels with Josh Allen.

Kansas City Chiefs Notable Injuries: Rashad Fenton (O)

Fantasy Football Tips

Buffalo Bills Start ‘Em

  1. Josh Allen 2. Gabe Davis 3. Stefon Diggs

Buffalo Bills Sit ‘Em

  1. Devin Singletary 2. Isaiah McKenzie 3. Dawson Knox

Kansas City Chiefs Start ‘Em

  1. Patrick Mahomes 2. Travis Kelce 3. Mecole Hardman

Kansas City Chiefs Sit ‘Em

  1. Chiefs Defense     2. Juju Smith-Schuster       3. Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs NFL Week 6 Picks

This game will feature a lot of offensive firepower and it may end up coming down to who has the ball last. Patrick Mahomes will once again prove himself as king of the AFC, outlasting Josh Allen in a shootout that won’t disappoint Tony Romo or the rest of its viewers. The Chiefs will win the battle, but who will win the war is yet to be decided.

Final Score: Kansas City 34 – Buffalo 30

Wicked Wagers – Chiefs Moneyline (+122) / Full Game Over 54 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Patrick Mahomes Total Passing Yards Over 298.5 (-109)

Dallas Cowboys (+215) at Philadelphia Eagles (-267) – Sunday, 8:20 PM EST

NFL Week 6 Picks Game Preview

The Cowboys have gone 4-0 since Cooper Rush took over as the team’s starter. Rush’s play might have started a quarterback controversy when Prescott is cleared to play. How the former Central Michigan quarterback plays against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles will likely play a large role in determining who the team’s starting quarterback is for the remainder of the season. It hasn’t been all Rush though. The Cowboys defense, led by linebacker Micah Parsons, has been phenomenal. The team is second in the NFL with 20 sacks and have also forced 7 turnovers on the year.

Dallas Cowboys Notable Injuries: Dak Prescott (Q), CeeDee Lamb (Q), Jason Peters (Q)

The Eagles are the lone undefeated team remaining in the NFL. The reason being: they’ve got a complete team. We all know what Jalen Hurts has been able to do but the defense has forced 11 turnovers, tied for the most in the league. AJ Brown has been a welcome addition for the team as well. Brown has averaged 87 yards a game and has been Hurts’ top target this year.

Philadelphia Eagles Notable Injuries: None

Fantasy Football Tips

Dallas Cowobys Start ‘Em

  1. CeeDee Lamb 2. Tony Pollard 3. Cowboys’ Defense

Dallas Cowboys Sit ‘Em

  1. Ezekiel Elliott 2. Cooper Rush 3. Dalton Schultz

Philadelphia Eagles Start ‘Em

  1. A.J Brown 2. Jalen Hurts 3. Miles Sanders

Philadelphia Eagles Sit ‘Em

  1. Devonta Smith 2. Dallas Goedert 3. Jake Elliott

Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 6 Picks

The Cooper Rush magic is set to expire in this football game. That expiration date will be Week 6 in Philadelphia. The quarterback will finally throw his first interception of the season and Devonta Smith will go for over 100 yards. Dallas will keep this game close, but Philly will find a way to win late in the 4th.

Final Score: Philadelphia 24 – Dallas 17

Wicked Wager – Eagles -6.5 (-110)

Wicked Player Prop – Tony Pollard Total Receiving Yards Over 10.5 (-117)