The Pittsburgh Steelers take on AFC North rival, the Cincinnati Bengals, in a game that offers plenty of fantasy football action.
The Steelers travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in a big divisional game. In week 5, the Steelers defense finally played up to its potential holding the Falcons offense to only 17 points and sacking Matt Ryan 6 times. The Bengals also came back from not scoring in the first half of their week 5 game to score 27 in the second half and secure a win. The Steelers need a win to close the gap in this AFC North matchup.
Andy Dalton – On paper this looks like a good matchup but his play has been inconsistent. I hesitantly recommend to start Andy Dalton as this play as been up and down from week to week. This year, he has had games with 12, 14 or 16 points on odd numbered games and over 20 points on even numbered games?
Joe Mixon – He had a great game last week and will get the majority of the carries with Gio Bernard out. He is being used in the pass game as well so feel free to start Mixon even though the Steelers are only allowing 3.4 YPC.
A.J. Green – The Steelers defense are playing better but still allowed 305 yards passing last week. A.J. Green had a monster game against the Dolphins in week 5 and should be an every week starter regardless of the matchup.
Tyler Boyd – A down game last week, Boyd had a three game run with at least 21 points. He should have a solid game this week against a weak secondary.
C.J. Uzomah – He could be the only healthy TE with Eifert on IR and Kroft not practicing. The Steelers have not been defending the TE very well this year and this should benefit the underrated Uzomah this week.