The Week 6 match up between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs features a winless road team against an undefeated surprise. We've got all the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is a candidate for one of the most improved players of the year this season. The former Heisman Trophy winner is giving the Raiders a chance to win every week. After missing the team's Week 4 game against the Washington Redskins with a concussion, Pryor managed to put together a solid fantasy performance in a Week 5 win over the San Diego Chargers. Pryor completed 18 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns, also running the ball 11 times for 31 yards. He did not turn the ball over.
Wide receiver Denarius Moore has benefited the most from Pryor's improved performance. Moore had five catches on a team leading eight targets for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers. Moore will look to be supported by the Raiders' running game, though it's not certain whether Darren McFadden or Rashad Jennings -- both have injured hamstrings -- will get the start. Both running backs practiced in a limited fashion throughout the week, so fantasy owners will have to stay posted early on Sunday; it looks like both could be game-time decisions.
Kansas City Chiefs
Not too many football experts predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs would be undefeated after five weeks, but that's exactly where coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith have led the team. Smith completed 20 passes for 245 yards and did not find the end zone against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. Although it was disappointing for fantasy owners that Smith did not throw a touchdown for the second time this season, he's thrown for at least two touchdowns in every other game and should be good for at least one score against a Raiders defense that gives up the 11th most points to fantasy quarterbacks.
Luckily for Smith, running back Jamaal Charles has been effectively using rest on practice days to stay in the lineup on game days. Charles rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries against the Titans. It was his third touchdown of the season and the first time Charles has managed to rush for over 100 yards this year. One point of concern for his fantasy owners is that the Raiders rank in the top 10 against the run, and Charles admitted last week that he has blisters on his feet. Charles is still fully expected to start on Sunday, however.