NFL Scores Week 6: Results and Top Fantasy Football Stars for Sunday Games

Kristopher Knox@@kris_knoxFeatured ColumnistOctober 13, 2019

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) during an NFL football training camp practice Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Sunday's action got off to an early start, as the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers battled in London. There were 675 yards of total offense in that game. Yet, it was the Panthers defense that shined, producing a franchise-record-tying seven takeaways.

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was responsible for six of those seven turnovers, much to the dismay of fantasy managers.

While Winston struggled, plenty of other players had strong fantasy performances on Sunday. Here, we'll examine some of the best from Week 6.


NFL Week 6 Scores and Fantasy Stars

New England Patriots 35, New York Giants 14 (Thursday)

WR Julian Edelman: 9 receptions, 113 receiving yards

WR Golden Tate: 6 receptions, 102 receiving yards, 1 TD


Carolina Panthers 37, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26

RB Christian McCaffrey: 31 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 26 receiving yards, 2 TDs

WR Chris Godwin: 10 receptions, 151 receiving yards


New Orleans Saints 13, Jacksonville Jaguars 6

WR Michael Thomas: 8 receptions, 89 receiving yards

RB Leonard Fournette: 72 rushing yards, 6 receptions, 46 receiving yards


Houston Texans 31, Kansas City Chiefs 24

QB Deshaun Watson: 280 passing yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 42 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs

WR Tyreek Hill: 5 receptions, 80 receiving yards, 2 TDs


Baltimore Ravens 23, Cincinnati Bengals 17

QB Lamar Jackson: 236 passing yards, 152 rushing yards, 1 TD

RB Mark Ingram III: 52 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 22 receiving yards, 1 TD


Washington Redskins 17, Miami Dolphins 16

RB Adrian Peterson: 118 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 18 receiving yards

WR Terry McLaurin: 4 receptions, 100 receiving yards, 2TDs


Minnesota Vikings 38, Philadelphia Eagles 20

WR Stefon Diggs: 7 receptions, 167 receiving yards, 3 TDs

WR Adam Thielen: 6 receptions, 57 receiving yards, 1 TD


Seattle Seahawks 32, Cleveland Browns 28

QB Russell Wilson: 295 passing yards, 2 TDs, 31 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD

RB Nick Chubb: 122 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 17 receiving yards, 2 TDs


Denver Broncos 16, Tennessee Titans 0

RB Phillip Lindsay: 70 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 5 receiving yards, 1 TD

RB Royce Freeman: 34 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 42 receiving yards


New York Jets 24, Dallas Cowboys 22

WR Robby Anderson: 5 receptions, 125 receiving yards, 1 TD

RB Ezekiel Elliott: 105 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 47 receiving yards, 1 TD


Arizona Cardinals 34, Atlanta Falcons 33

QB Matt Ryan: 356 passing yards, 4 TDs

TE Austin Hooper: 8 receptions, 117 receiving yards, 1 TD


San Francisco 49ers 20, Los Angeles Rams 7

RB Tevin Coleman: 45 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 16 receiving yards, 1 TD

TE George Kittle: 8 receptions, 103 receiving yards


Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Los Angeles Chargers 17

RB James Conner: 41 yards rushing, 7 receptions, 78 receiving yards, 2 TDs

TE Hunter Henry: 8 receptions, 100 receiving yards, 2 TDs


Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston likely frustrated many a fantasy owner on Sunday morning. However, managers with Chris Godwin in their starting lineups were likely ecstatic. Godwin didn't find the end zone, but he did catch 10 passes for 151 yards.

The 151 yards are obviously big, but those 10 catches are a huge bonus for managers playing in points-per-reception (PPR) scoring formats.

It's becoming clear that Godwin isn't just a rising player; he's a star. As Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic pointed out, Godwin came into Week 6 leading the NFL in several key categories:

Sheil Kapadia @SheilKapadia

Chris Godwin putting up monster numbers through five games. Where he ranks: Receiving yards - 3rd Receiving TDs - 1st Receiving first downs - 1st 20+ receptions - 1st

Godwin is a must-start every week moving forward. The good news for Mike Evans owners, though, is that he hasn't made Evans fantasy irrelevant. He finished Sunday's game with nine catches and 96 receiving yards.


Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

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The Baltimore Ravens focused on improving Lamar Jackson as a passer this offseason. Fortunately for fantasy managers, they didn't mandate that he stop using his legs.

Jackson torched the Cincinnati Bengals with those legs on Sunday, racking up 152 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He averaged an impressive 8.0 yards per carry, flashing both speed and vision in the process.

His 21-yard touchdown run was one of the most exciting plays of the early afternoon.

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

That's a 21-yard TOUCHDOWN for @Lj_Era8! https://t.co/2RQGOtRFGT

Jackson also added 236 yards through the air on a 21-of-33 passing performance. That isn't particularly impressive, but in most scoring formats, Jackson's rushing production more than made up for it.


Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins believe that rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins isn't ready to be an NFL starter. However, his teammate at Ohio State, wideout Terry McLaurin has shown that he is.

Against the Miami Dolphins, McLaurin caught four passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns, including one that came off an impressive double-move:

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Terry McLaurin: https://t.co/9eqmXx0MPl

Through five games—he missed Week 4 due to injury—McLaurin has caught 23 passes for 408 yards and five touchdowns.

Washington took McLaurin in the third round of April's draft. What it has gotten is a new No. 1 receiver. He's a fantasy must-start, regardless of who is under center for the Redskins.


Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons defense has struggled to even slow opposing offenses over the past four weeks. They've given up at least 24 points each week and an average of 34.5 points during that span. That's bad for the Falcons but good for fantasy managers with Falcons pass-catchers on their rosters.

This week's shootout created big opportunities for tight end Austin Hooper. The Stanford product has emerged as a solid fantasy option this season, and the trend continued against the Arizona Cardinals.

Hooper finished with eight receptions, 117 yards and a touchdown.

It was also a strong day for quarterback Matt Ryan, who finished with 356 yards and four touchdowns. He, Hooper and Julio Jones (eight receptions, 108 yards) should be fantasy gold moving forward because shootouts are likely to be a weekly thing.


Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers

He wasn't able to do enough to help deliver a victory, but Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry was phenomenal in his return from a knee injury.

Henry hadn't played since Week 1 but came back on Sunday night to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished with eight receptions, 100 yards and two receiving touchdowns.

It's worth noting that the Chargers were playing from behind virtually the entire game and got very little from their running game. They're not going to be as pass-heavy as they were against Pittsburgh every week—Rivers attempted 44 passes.

Still, Henry owners should feel confident about starting him every week moving forward. He appeared to be at 100 percent Sunday, and he's clearly a focal point of the passing attack.