Fantasy Football Recap Week 6

Looking back at Sunday's fantasy football action

Allen Robinson

Just one glance at the Week 6 leaderboard solidifies the importance of in-season management. Of course, that isn’t applicable in best ball formats but it furthers the points. The key theme in our Fantasy Football Recap Week 6 is titles aren’t won in August.

The current top-10 fantasy scorers for each position are littered with guys who likely weren’t drafted at all. But, if you’re paying attention, you saw some of those performances coming. At least you did if you’re actively working the waiver wire.

Winning at a high level takes work. And a little luck. But mostly, you got to keep grinding.

 

Told Ya!

 

Now two months ago this wouldn’t have been a big deal. But, in Week 6, you’re telling me Kyle Pitts AND Allen Robinson caught touchdowns?! Indeed, it happened but an early graphic for Robinson was telling.

12 receptions, 102 yards, 1 touchdown

That was Robinson’s line. For the whole season.

All summer I could’ve sworn that would have been A-Rob’s weekly production. But here we are, in the sixth game and that’s his total.

Pitts is even more depressing. Everyone had him plugged in as a top-3 tight end with 120 targets as the baseline.

There are certainly more examples of how the right process can bring the wrong results. I’m sure it happens just as frequently every year. But, in this business, all you can do is look ahead. So those past disappointments fade from your memory.

It just reiterates the point I made at the top. Keep grinding and looking ahead. But, it’s ok to remember that one glorious Sunday- Week 6- that our boys came through for us!

 

Afternoon Dee-saster

 

Last week I lamented at the unbalanced schedule. That was in play again this week, but it didn’t seem like it would be as egregious. After all, the Kansas City vs. Buffalo game promised to light up the scoreboard with that over/under of 54.

The NFC West battle between Arizona and Seattle also offered a ton of scoring appeal. Also, the Rams were poised to light up the scoreboard in a ‘get right’ spot against a Carolina squad trotting out a new quarterback and interim coach.

Welp.

All six teams playing in the afternoon window entered halftime of their respective game with one or zero touchdowns. Sloppy play and turnovers ruled the second slate, even with what looked like a promising watch, full of fantasy stars.

Instead, we snoozed through punts, missed field goals, defensive touchdowns, and inept offensive output. Even the ultra-rare “playing getting kicked out of the game by his interim coach” factored in.

However, in an effort to end on a positive note, UNDER bettors were undoubtedly pleased.

 

Backfield Breakdown

 

With so few teams employing a workhorse running back, it is essential for us to track how coaches divide their backfield touches.

Here are the fantasy opportunities from some of Sunday’s backfields. Opportunities means carries plus targets.

Atlanta – Tyler Allgeier 33 snaps, 15 opp.; Caleb Huntley 20 snaps, 16 opp.; Avery Williams 7 snaps, 3 opp.

Baltimore – Kenyan Drake 34 snaps, 12 opp.; J.K. Dobbins 16 snaps, 7 opp.

Buffalo – Devin Singletary 63 snaps, 20 opp.; James Cook 10 snaps, 2 opp.

Cleveland – Nick Chubb 31 snaps, 13 opp; Kareem Hunt 30 snaps, 5 opp.

Green Bay – Aaron Jones 41 snaps, 14 opp.; A.J. Dillon 36 snaps, 16 opp.

Indianapolis – Deon Jackson 54 snaps, 22 opp.; Phillip Lindsay 27 snaps, 6 opp.

Jacksonville – Travis Etienne 29 snaps, 12 opp.; James Robinson 27 snaps, 12 opp.

L.A. Rams – Darrell Henderson 46 snaps, 15 opp.; Malcolm Brown 16 snaps, 8 opp.; Ronnie Rivers 3 snaps, 2 opp.

Miami – Raheem Mostert 48 snaps, 16 opp.; Chase Edmonds 31 snaps, 4 opp.

New York Jets – Breece Hall 37 snaps, 22 opp.; Michael Carter 27 snaps, 7 opp.

Seattle – Ken Walker – 47 snaps, 24 opp.; DeeJay Dallas 23 snaps, 2 opp.

 

Week 7 Preview

 

Week 7 Byes: Buffalo, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota, Philadelphia

New Orleans at Arizona (-2.5)

Cleveland at Baltimore (-6)

Tampa Bay at Carolina (+9)

Atlanta at Cincinnati (-7)

Detroit at Dallas (-7)

-New York Giants at Jacksonville (-3)

Indianapolis at Tennessee (-1.5)

Green Bay at Washington (+5.5)

New York Jets at Denver (-3.5)

Houston at Las Vegas (-7)

Seattle at Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5)

Kansas City at San Francisco (+1.5)

Pittsburgh at Miami (-6)

Chicago at New England (-6)

 


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