Updated: Oct 26, 2020
Week 6 Recap, Week 7 picks, moves to make to win your fantasy league, league activity, and more!
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It's Tua Time, baby! What a week of football! A lot of close games, some surprises, and man can Dereck Henry run the damn football. However, with all of the fun that came with Week 6, it also gave us another week of teams not covering the spread (*cough cough, Vikings), and more disappointments and underperformances (*cough cough Packers and Browns).
We are now at the point of the season where we know who is contending and who is pretending. The NFL essentially only has one true contender, and that is the Chiefs. There is a flurry of teams that are competitive and will make runs, and then there is a whole pile of crap that pans out the rest of the league, mostly consisting of the NFC East and the Jets. Teams are making moves prior to the deadline. The Vikings shipped off Yannick Ngaokue off to the Ravens and the Giants parted ways with Markus Golden, trading him to the Cardinals.
In the world of fantasy, there is still time to win your league. As we mentioned, after a valiant effort and play provided by Fitzmagic, his watch has unfortunately ended, and the Tua Tagovailoa era has begun. The suggestions say to swap those players while you can.
Sleepers around the league include Giovani Bernard (RB Bengals / 8.5% rostered), Laviska Shenault Jr. (WR Jaguars / 36.2%), Mecole Hardman (WR Chiefs / 33.1%), and Robert Tonyan (TE Packers / 64.5%).
Ideally, though, you will need to get creative and make some trades with members in your league.
Week 6 MVP's
- QB: Deshaun Watson (Texans)
355 yards passing, 4 TDs. 26 yards rushing; 32 points
- RB: Dereck Henry (Titans)
212 yards rushing, 2 TDs. 2 catches, 52 yards receiving; 40.4 points
- WR: Justin Jefferson (Vikings)
9 catches, 166 yards, 2 TDs; 39.6 points
- TE: Anthony Firkser (Titans)
8 catches, 113 yards, 1 TD; 25.3 points
- D/ST: Buccaneers
5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 TD, 10 points allowed: 19 points
- K: Brandon McManus (Broncos)
6/6FG; 22 points
League Activity and Waiver Wires
Trade Alerts: The commissioner stirred the pot and made some trades with other contenders.
Tondo: Receives - Melvin Gordon III (RB Broncos), T.Y. Hilton (WR Colts)
Ben: Receives - Tee Higgins (WR Bengals), Darrell Henderson Jr. (RB Rams)
Tondo: Receives - Ezekial Elliot (RB Cowboys), Tre'Quan Smith (WR Saints)
Basel: Receives - Evan Engram (TE Giants), Marquise Brown (WR Ravens)
Mastrianni: Receives - Calvin Ridley (WR Falcons)
Densen: Receives - Joe Mixon (RB Bengals)
Waiver Wire: The Wire also had a busy week of transactions
Added: Buccaneers D/ST, Graham Gano (K Giants), Tee Higgins (WR Bengals), Jerrick McKinnon (49ers)
Dropped: Steelers D/ST, Greg Zuerlein (K Cowboys), Tre'Quan Smith (WR Saints), Devonta Freeman (RB Giants)
Added: Deebo Samuel (WR 49ers), Antonio Brown (WR - Free Agent)
Dropped: Rex Burkhead (RB Patriots), Diontae Johnson (WR Steelers)
Added: Eagles D/ST, Jimmy Graham (TE Bears)
Dropped: Marvin Jones Jr. (WR Lions), Jason Sanders (K Dolphins)
Added: Chiefs D/ST, Justin Herbert (QB Chargers)
Dropped: Colts D/ST, Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB Dolphins)
Added: Randy Bullock (K Bengals), Washington D/ST
Dropped: Eric Ebron (TE Steelers), Mark Ingram II (RB Ravens)
Added: Bills D/ST
Dropped: Vikings D/ST
League Standing and Weekly Matchups
Only one team remains undefeated after 6 weeks. This week we have Tondo looking to keep his record perfect while James seeks to go .500. Ryan Densen labeled his team as "Free Win" but is seeking that "First Win" against Zach. Ben faces off against Sam Basel, and Zimmer and Hanold go toe-to-toe. Ford gets the bye.
Week 6 Results
Welp... we called it. The Patriots and Bucs were the letdowns of the week. The Vikings and Packers caused some headaches too. The standings are narrowing in. Hanold has a 1 game lead over Tondo and a 3 game lead over Ben, who is in third. It is still anyone's league
Week 7 Picks