Fantasy Football Week 6: By The Numbers (2019)
Week 6 came back to earth a little bit after the Mount Vesuvius-level eruptions we had to overcome in Week 5. As you’ll see below, a few players popped, a few disappointed, and a few just kept being weird.
Unfortunately, we again don’t have a special number of the week. It’s like the fantasy gods (definitely a real thing by the way) noticed how much fun I was having informing you of random number trivia that they spread out all the numbers to ruin our fun. Oh well.
Spoiler alert: I think the honorary number of the week should be 78 because I’m still in awe that a certain recently-made-rich quarterback on a certain allegedly-great offense managed to throw for that many yards in a losing effort.
Here is your Week 6 by the numbers:
Points scored by the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are my weekly perpetually boring team, but no one expected them to drop a goose egg against the Broncos. Yikes. Derrick Henry is the only Titan you should feel comfortable starting, and even he is worth a dud every now and then.
The most targets for anyone on the Seahawks in Week 6, shared by Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, and Jaron Brown. Russell Wilson had 33 passing attempts, so it was surprising to see such an even distribution. Regardless, the guys that should be getting targets were getting them, so carry on as you would have anyway.
Targets for Keenan Allen in Week 6, which is the same amount he had in Weeks 4 and 5 as well. Allen was averaging over 134 receiving yards per game through the first three weeks and he’s averaged 33 receiving yards per game in the past three weeks. He should turn it around but…yikes.
Targets for Dallas Goedert. Typically second-string tight ends are a big no-go, but eight targets in a tight-end friendly offense is worth noting. The tight end landscape is thin, so anyone that pops even a little bit is worth watching.
The combined yards per completion for all of the quarterbacks in the Redskins-Dolphins game, which is just boring. Individually, Case Keenum was 13/25 for 166 yards, Josh Rosen was 15/25 for 85 yards, and Ryan Fitzpatrick was 12/18 for 132 yards. If you insist on being bad, at least be fun about it.
Tyreek Hill’s targets in his Week 6 return, the highest on the Chiefs by a considerable margin. Hill seems to be a full-go at 100%, so kindly welcome him back to your starting lineups and enjoy his inevitable 70-yard touchdowns.
Targets for Mike Evans in Week 6, his highest this season. He only turned it into nine receptions for 96 yards, but Evans owners can relax and remember that he’s still a massive part of the Tampa Bay offense.
The number of different players that caught a pass in the Lions – Packers game on Monday night. The most receptions that any single receiver had was five (Kenny Golladay), and four players were tied with four receptions. This is partly due to most of the Packers receivers being injured, but both teams were forced to spread the ball around. It wasn’t the prettiest fantasy showing.
Passing yards for Jared Goff. That isn’t a typo. The Rams were losing for a good portion of the game, and Jared Goff had 78 passing yards. The Rams seem very disjointed and while you should probably still start all the usual suspects, their dominance has definitely faded from last year. To add to the nausea, Tyler Higbee was the leading Rams receiver with 25 yards. Yippee!
Passing yards for Gardner Minshew, his lowest this season and first game below 200 passing yards. The Jaguars offense seems to be drifting toward a Leonard Fournette-centric rushing attack, so it remains to be seen if Minshew can keep producing from a fantasy perspective. That goes for D.J. Chark and Dede Westbrook as well.
Receiving yards for Stefon Diggs, who should be a bit happier in Minnesota now. He had seven receptions and three touchdowns as well, and hopefully, you weren’t so fed up with him that you left him on your bench.
Passing yards for Sam Darnold in his return from illness and victory against the Cowboys. Robby Anderson posted 125 receiving yards and a score, and Jamison Crowder added 98 yards of his own. It looks like we can endorse some Jets again after all.
The number of combined passing (236) and rushing yards (152) that Lamar Jackson racked up in Week 6. He had started to cool a tiny bit, but erupted again to remind you that he’s an unquestioned QB1.
The total passing yards in the Falcons-Cardinals game. Matt Ryan had 356 and Kyler Murray had 340, plus Ryan added seven rushing yards and Murray added 32. Generally, if you had anyone in this game, you were happy with their performance. I suppose Larry Fitzgerald and Mohamed Sanu left a little to be desired, though.