The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Philadelphia Eagles in their Week 6 clash on Thursday Night Football.
The reigning Super Bowl champions, Bucs (4-1), are favourites going into the contest against the Eagles (2-3), who will be looking for their first win at home this season.
While both the teams are coming off a win, Brady’s Bucs have simply been on a different level through the first five weeks of the 2021 NFL season so far.
The Bucs are averaging 33.5 points per game on offense and lead the league in passing yards.
Tampa Bay are second in passing touchdowns and third in both points scored and total yards.
There is, however, room for improvement for the Bucs defense which is averaging at 24.5 points per game.
The Eagles, on the other hand, have had to face a few challenges early in the season to find their groove.
The Philadelphia offense has looked promising under new coach Nick Sirianni but has struggled to find consistent rhythm so far.
Their defense is strong against the pass, in contrast to Tampa Bay’s, allowing only 605 yards and five passing touchdowns to receivers and limiting quarterbacks to the third-fewest passing yards.
Tom Brady topped 400 passing yards in two games and tallied a pair of five-touchdown performances. While the Eagles have been good against the pass, it’s likely we get to see the Brady quarterback sneak.
Smith has seen an average of eight targets per game while playing 90% of the snaps, resulting in his connection with Jalen Hurts as the best on the team. Although Smith has failed to find the end zone since Week 1 but all that could change on Thursday.
Fournette is likely to have another good outing against a Philadelphia run defense allowing the fourth-most rushing yards, three rushing TDs and one receiving TD to running backs.
In Week 1, Hurts completed 77% of his passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns against Atlanta. He has a solid rushing floor, but he can struggle as a passer. While Hurts makes for a good addition to any fantasy side, he may not come through for his real team.