Fantasy Football Week 6 Aftermath: Gut Checks, Lineup Fun and Waiver Wire Picks

Ken KellyContributor IIIOctober 19, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  Jeremy Maclin #18 and  Jason Avant #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate Maclin's 76-yard second quarter touchdown catch against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Week 6 was headlined by an alarming number of helmet-to-helmet hits instead of breakout fantasy performances.

Regardless, there’s a lot to discuss in the Week 6 Aftermath.

Week 6 Fantasy MVP

After DeSean Jackson was nearly decapitated, Jeremy Maclin stepped up and grabbed seven balls for 159 yards and two touchdowns.

With Jackson seemingly out indefinitely with a concussion, Maclin owners have to be salivating at what could come in the next couple of games.

Week 6 Fantasy LVP

After Randy Moss was traded to Minnesota, many owners held out hope that Brandon Tate would finally breakout and be a dominant fantasy force; instead, Tate had just one catch for 22 yards on a measly four targets.

Meanwhile, Deion Branch hopped off the bus from Seattle and had nine catches for 98 yards and one touchdown on a massive 12 targets.

Lineup Fun

You probably won if your lineup looked like this…

QB Kevin Kolb = 326 passing yards, three passing touchdowns
RB Ryan Torain = 100 rushing yards, nine receiving yards, two total touchdowns
RB Arian Foster = 71 rushing yards, 26 receiving yards, two touchdowns
RB Chris Johnson = 111 rushing yards, 20 receiving yards, one touchdown
WR Jeremy Maclin = seven catches, 159 yards, two touchdowns
WR Dwayne Bowe = six catches, 108 yards, two touchdowns
WR Calvin Johnson = five catches, 146 yards, one touchdown
TE Tony Gonzalez = three catches, 19 yards, two touchdowns

You probably lost if your lineup looked like this…

QB Jason Campbell = 83 passing yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions
RB Michael Turner = 45 rushing yards, four receiving yards
RB Shonn Greene = 43 rushing yards
RB Knowshon Moreno = 48 rushing yards, one lost fumble
WR Danny Amendola = three catches, 19 receiving yards
WR Mike Sims-Walker = two catches, 16 receiving yards
WR Miles Austin = two catches, 12 receiving yards
TE Antonio Gates = two catches, 12 receiving yards

Gut Checks

I’d be worried if:

I own Shonn Greene. Each week brings us more and more LaDainian Tomlinson and Greene isn’t even flex play consideration at the moment.

I’m still holding out hope for Mike Sims-Walker. His inconsistency is absolutely maddening at the moment.

I have Donovan McNabb as my No. 1 quarterback. We’re six weeks into the season and he still hasn’t had a game where he’s thrown more than one touchdown pass.

I think I’ve got the Rams receiving corps figured out. Just when you think Danny Amendola is the best option, here comes Danario Alexander. With so many hands in the pot, this is a situation to avoid for a few weeks.

I don’t have a viable backup behind DeSean Jackson or Antonio Gates. It doesn’t look like we may see either for a bit.

I expect Brandon Tate to fill Randy Moss’ shoes. If this week’s game was any indication, he’s clearly not ready.

I own Knowshon Moreno in a dynasty league. He’s being worked back in a little slowly, but he doesn’t look the part at the moment.

I’m holding out hope for John Carlson. He has all the talent, but is simply lost in the mix right now for the Seahawks.

I have Marques Colston as my No. 1 or even my No. 2 wide receiver. It’s not time to pull the fire alarm quite yet, but we’re six weeks into this thing and he has yet to have a 100 yard game OR score a touchdown.

I’m counting on Ryan Mathews to be a breakout performer. He’s working himself back into the mix, but it’s hard to imagine him being the sole back in San Diego any time soon.

A Look Back at Our Dynasty League Waiver Suggestions for Week 6

1. Matt Flynn = Sat out with Rodgers returning
2. Jason Campbell = 83 passing yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions
3. Deji Karim = three rushing yards, nine receiving yards
4. TJ Houshmandzadeh = two catches, 24 yards
5. Mike Hart = 43 rushing yards
6. Danny Amendola = three catches, 19 yards
7. Mardy Gilyard = one catch, 21 yards
8. Caleb Hanie = DNP
9. David Carr = DNP
10. Tyler Thigpen = DNP
11. Ben Patrick = DNP
12. Damian Williams = four catches, 48 yards

A Look Ahead to Hot Names on the Week 7 Waiver Wire

1. Deion Branch, WR, NE

Maybe Seattle did actually have some good wide receivers.

2. Matt Moore, QB, CAR

Clausen has been benched, so Moore could be a bye week fill in for a desperate team.

3. Ben Watson, TE, CLE

Watson has been coming on as of late and Colt McCoy looked his way early and often.

Look for that to continue if McCoy retains the starting job.

4. Patrick Crayton, WR, SD

He talks a good game, but rarely puts one together.

After Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates went down, he turned in a 117 yard performance.

5. Michael Jenkins, WR, ATL

His inconsistency is maddening, but Jenkins put together a nice game in his first week back.

6. Danario Alexander, WR, STL

This undrafted rookie caught a touchdown pass and had 72 yards in his debut.

He’s worth the pickup, but it comes with a big buyer beware sign—he has major knee issues.

7. Kyle Boller, QB, OAK

If Gradkowski and Campbell are out, meet your new starter!

8. Jason Avant, WR, PHI

DeSean Jackson had a game to forget, literally.

Avant will take his spot and get a fair share of targets.

9. Nate Burleson, WR, DET

Two straight games with a touchdown for Nate.

10. Andrew Quarless, TE, GB

We left him off this list last week because we just weren’t impressed, but with all the injuries out there to tight ends, he’s worth looking into.

Keep in mind the names found on this list are added to ones from previous weeks.

For the prior week’s picks, check out the links below:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

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Good luck this week!


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