Week 6 – the Cardinals survived a second half defensive collapse thanks to the steady production from newly acquired Adrian Peterson, who stole the show with 26 carriers, 134 yards and two touchdowns. 25 fantasy points! Another running back continuing to tear it up was Melvin Gordon. Gordon was all over the field for the Chargers, running 25 times and a score, combined with 9 catches and a score set a smile on his fantasy owners face with 35 points.
The New Orleans and Detroit game finished 52-38, which would point to Drew Brees having a field day, but his 15 point week feels like a let down. Two picks hurt, and the Saints defense and secondary scored three times, earning them 32 fantasy points.
The New York Jets stayed on pace with the Patriots for a full game, and if not for an extremely questionable fumble call by the refs, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins would’ve given them enough to tie it up for a possible overtime situation. That game also premiered the return of Gronk, who scored two touchdowns and was targeted 10 times, a good sign for owners.
Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone is bad news for any time relying on his production. And with the waivers running thin, it may be time to take a flier on Jared Goff or Josh McCown.
Other Top Performers from Week 6
QB: Kirk Cousins – 330/2 td – 31 points
RB: Jerrick McKinnon – 100 total yards/ 2 td – 24 points
Mark Ingram – 150 yards/2 td – 29 points
WR: Larry Fitzgerald – 10 catches/ 138 yards/ 1 td – 29 points
Antonio Brown – 8 catches /155 yards/ 1 td
TE: Evan Engram – 5 catches/ 82 yards/ 1 td