Not everybody can watch every game, so I want to give you some instant fantasy analysis and a recap from every game. This is hard-hitting, quick analysis to help you make Waiver Wire decisions, find trade targets, and digest each week’s action. Let’s dive into my Fantasy Football Week 6 Recap. If you prefer this in video form, be sure to subscribe to The Fantasy Authority YouTube channel for all future content!
Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
No recap would be complete without discussing D’Andre Swift’s breakout. True, the Jaguars’ defense is weak, but the numbers suggest a more involved player. Swift handles 14 carries, four targets, and 38% of the snaps. 38% snaps doesn’t seem like a lot, but it did lead the team. I am not going gaga over this production, but there is certainly optimism. I’d be buying.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts
Trey Burton’s role in this game was no fluke. He saw a designed wildcat run, five targets, and 56% of snaps. Jack Doyle did play a few more snaps than Burton, but it’s clear that Frank Reich wants to involve Burton, especially around the end zone.
Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers
I may have overreacted last week declaring Robby Anderson the Panthers WR, especially after Moore got 11 targets in Week 6, including two broken-up end zone targets. Yet, the main issue I see with Moore is the Panthers’ failure to protect Bridgewater – he was sacked four times and ended the game with 8 rushing attempts, which I think were all pocket escapes. It’s not all roses for D.J. Moore.
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
It was notable to see James Washington lead the team in targets (7), but it was Chase Claypool leading the team in snaps and yards. Not much to read into here because Dionte Johnson will likely retake Washington’s targets, but Claypool’s 78% snaps suggest that he will continue to receive heavy playing time even after Johnson returns from injury.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Objectively, the Ravens are not running Lamar Jackson as much as last year. Jackson only ran the ball 9 times in this game (compare to 11 per game in 2019), and two of those runs were broken down pass plays where he escaped the pocket. That said, when the game was on the line, they did run him. And, all he needs is one touch, as evidenced by his 37-yard zone read TD. I do think that Jackson is being used less to protect him for the playoffs. He will likely run more in closer games. Jackson’s running is a recap worth monitoring.
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans
Anthony Firkser was heavily involved even before Jonnu Smith’s ankle injury. He’s worth a pick-up for a TE-needy team.
Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants
Kyle Allen developed a nice chemistry with Terry McLaurin – targeting him twelve times. Still, this offense is majorly capped by Allen’s passing talent (or lack thereof) because F1 was only able to turn those twelve targets into seven catches for 74 yards. I don’t want anything to do with this Washington offense moving forward.
Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots
Cam didn’t look right in this game. It might have had something to do with losing RT Jermaine Eluemunor mid-game (or being diagnosed with COVID, who knows). Cam was under pressure a lot, taking four sacks and turning the ball over three times. This was a bit surprising, but I think this is mostly noise due to a midgame OL shakeup.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings
I liked what I saw out of Irv Smith Jr. in this one. He ran a route on 74% of passing plays and played more snaps than Kyle Rudolph (79% to 68%). He’s an interesting name to remember because his numbers keep trending the right way.
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins
You can ignore Adam Shaheen’s 3 for 51 and a touchdown game because he only ran 9 total routes. His biggest play of the game was a right place/right time situation after Fitzpatrick made a play. Gesicki is still the Dolphins’ main tight end (running 24 routes), even though he plays much more like a slot receiver.
Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I am not convinced that Godwin was 100% in this game. While he nearly led the team in targets, but he played a relatively low number of snaps (62%), did not run a route on as many passes as he usually does (only 74%), and I saw him run a bit gimpy after a play or two ended. Still, to get 7 targets on only 27 total passes (26% target rate) in a game where he was less than 100% speaks to his talent. Also, it should be noted that TB was gifted two TDs due to Rodgers INTs, so TB really did not need to pass much.
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
Man, I wish Raheem Mostert would stay healthy because he’s a lot of fun to watch. The ankle injury is worth monitoring, but personally, I buy him. He’s used like a workhorse when he is healthy. I am betting on a short injury timeline since he tried to come back in the game, and the Mostert manager may be sick of the injury status.