Saints vs Bengals best bet to make for NFL Week 6 game

Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
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The New Orleans Saints (2-3) host the Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) on Sunday afternoon. The offense finally showed some life in the Saints' Week 5 win over the Seahawks, scoring 39 points and the run game looking as explosive as it should.

Alvin Kamara wasn't the biggest star on offense last week (that honor went to Taysom Hill) but he had his best game of the season. The former third-round pick out of Tennessee rushed for over 100 yards and had nearly 100 yards as a pass-catcher.

That brings me to this week's best bet, courtesy of FanDuel.

Alvin Kamara 50+ Receiving Yards (+250)

Kamara had his breakout game last week and that's because Pete Carmichael got him going in both the run and receiving game. When Kamara can be used in both aspects, he's nearly impossible to slow down.

The Bengals continued to get shredded by quick passes and runs by Devin Duvernay of the Ravens last week. Duvernay averaged 10.8 yards per catch and the Bengals didn't have much of an answer for him in that department. He ended the game with five catches for 54 yards.

It wouldn't shock me one bit if Kamara could at least get to the 50-yard receiving mark this weekend. With Trey Hendrickson returning to New Orleans and looking for revenge against his old team, Andy Dalton (who also wants revenge against his old team) will need to dispose of the football quickly. There's no better guy to get the ball to quickly than Kamara, who averaged 15.1 yards per catch last week.

The Bengals defense is good and if none of the Saints main receivers play in this game, they'll try to do everything they can to take Kamara out of the game. One could argue that Taysom Hill will also get a lot of attention though, and that could be why Kamara has a big game on Sunday.

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