Week 6 is almost over and another big name has gone down. We’ll get to that shortly. I’m coming to you late on Sunday night and I’m probably going to win a match up because Evan Engram is outscoring C.J. Anderson on Sunday Night Football. This is just how unpredictable fantasy football has been this year. Let’s get to the games!

Green Bay Packers Vs. Minnesota Vikings

We kiss another one of the league’s biggest stars good bye, maybe even for the rest of the season. Aaron Rodgers broke his collar bone and is going to miss a lot of time. Nick Hundley gets a chance to make a name for himself in the league. Coming off of the bench, he didn’t look very prepared. How could he be? Aaron Rodgers is obviously taking all of the snaps with the first team Wednesday-Friday. Not all hope is lost for this offense, before we bury Davante Adams and Jordy until Rodgers comes back, let’s at least see how Hundley looks with a week of practice under his belt. Aaron Jones led the backfield 13-9 in the carries column. Neither him or Ty Montgomery were very effective this week, but Minnesota’s defense is phenomenal at home.

With grossly overrated wide receiver Stefon Diggs inactive with a groin injury, Adam Thielen took full advantage hauling in 9 balls for 97 yards. Besides almost taking a safety’s head off with an illegal block, Laquon Treadwell caught a few balls himself. This was the most involved that I’ve seen Kyle Rudolph in the offense this season. He saw 9 targets and caught five of them for 47 yards. Jerrick McKinnon had his second good game in a row as he found the end zone twice today.

San Francisco 49ers Vs. Washington Redskins

Let’s take a second to talk about CJ Beathard since he’s probably going to be the starter for the 49ers going forward in 2017. I watched almost every game that he played at Iowa and the problem with evaluating his talent is the offense that he played in was run heavy and he often played very banged up. Beathard is not a special talent and his ceiling is not nearly as high as the top tier quarterbacks that came out of the 2017 draft class. Beathard had a fantastic preseason when it comes to exceeding expectations that were set for him. He plays in a Kyle Shanahan offense, so he is in good hands in that regard but the talent around him is grim. After playing 3 quarters of actual pro football, he’s not streamable at this point, but he is worth an add in very deep leagues or if you’re desperate in 2-quarterback leagues.

Kirk Cousins took advantage of a weak matchup and threw for over 300 yards with three total touchdowns. Cousins spread the ball out to 9 different receivers and nobody on the Redskins saw more than 5 targets. Besides Cousins, the only fantasy relevant player for Washington was Chris Thompson, who got the start with Rob Kelley injured.

Chicago Bears Vs. Baltimore Ravens

I live in the part of the country where Mitch Trubisky is worshipped for nothing more than his potential. Sure, he does have potential but he’s a rookie and will probably play like one all season. He only threw 16 passes on Sunday while handing the ball off to Jordan Howard 36 times. Picking a Baltimore Ravens running back to start for your fantasy team on any given week is tough. Buck Allen had a big game in Week 5 so it only makes sense that Alex Collins was the lead back Week 6.

Miami Dolphins Vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are probably going to go 12-4 while going 0-4 against the AFC East. If we learned anything last February, the Falcons like to blow sizeable leads against teams from this division. Freeman finally went a game without a touchdown but significantly outgained Tevin Coleman on the same amount of carries. Jay Ajayi had himself a nice bounce back game and is one of the most heavily utilized running backs in football. Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills both found the end zone as Jay Cutler game-managed his way to a second straight victory for the Dolphins.

Cleveland Browns Vs. Houston Texans

The Houston Texans lost two of their best players that they have on defense last week so it only makes sense that their D/ST was the highest scoring play of the week. Oh, wait, never mind. The Texans played against the factory of sadness. Kevin Hogan threw 3 interceptions on Sunday, so it’s a good thing that Hue Jackson benched the potential future quarterback of their franchise for that. Isaiah Crowell continues to touch the ball more than Duke Johnson while being less effective. Deshaun Watson now leads the league in touchdown passes because he’s already one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

Detroit Lions Vs. New Orleans Saints

The Saints scored 52 points but Drew Brees only threw for 186 yards and Tedd Ginn was the leading receiver. Most of the time in 2017, football doesn’t make any sense. Mark Ingram got both of the touchdowns on the ground but Alvin Kamara also had 75 yards himself. Matthew Stafford was the king of garbage time on Sunday as he threw for over 300 yards with three touchdowns to go along with his five turnovers. Marvin Jones and Golden Tate pretty much had identical games as they both had 96 yards and a touchdown.

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

I think the Patriot’s goal for this season is to just do enough to win each game that they can and save all of Tom Brady’s energy until the post season. He doesn’t look bad, don’t get me wrong, it just seems like he’s going through the motions. That’s fine, Tom Brady going through the motions is better than almost any quarterback in the league. His connection with Brandin Cooks looks like it is growing each week. Between the twenties it seems that Brady is looking for Cooks and Gronkowski is still Tom’s favorite red zone target. Keep an eye on the work load of the Patriots backfield their next game because Dion Lewis seemed to lead the way after Gillislee fumbled in the first half. Josh McCown was a good streaming option this week and had similar numbers to Jameis Winston in Week 5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is his favorite red zone target and he should have actually had two touchdowns but one of them was overturned on a challenge.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals

A lot of the time, tape on a player doesn’t tell the whole story. Most people in the football industry thought that Adrian Peterson looked all of 32 years-old in New Orleans and his career was essentially a thing of the past. I watched a lot of this game and I haven’t seen Peterson look this good since his 2,000 yard season a few years back. Peterson is running angry, his vision looked as good as ever and he was having fun. Peterson may just be the catalyst that this offense needs going forward in what will probably be a pretty tight division race. With Peterson getting the running game going Carson Palmer saw a lot of open looks in the passing game. Larry Fitzgerald had a monster game hauling in 10 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown.

Doug Martin found the end zone once after Jameis left the game with a “shoulder injury”. I think it was just an excuse to pull him and have him regroup over this next week. Ryan Fitzpatrick brought the passing game to life as Brate, Evans, Humphries, and Jackson all saw a lot of work in a comeback effort that fell just short.

Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Oakland Raiders

Melvin Gordon is starting to look fantastic again just in time to start saving some fantasy football seasons. This is the perfect time to get the momentum rolling with two more touchdowns. Hunter Henry saw seven targets on Sunday and made the most of them, catching five of them for 90 yards. I don’t even know why the Chargers activated Mike Williams to throw the ball to him one time. Anyways, the only player worth mentioning on the Raider’s side of the ball is Michael Crabtree as he brought in yet another touchdown pass.

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Los Angeles Rams

Fournette had yet another great game before hurting his foot on Sunday. Marqise Lee led the way receiving-wise for the Jags but Ivory had the only touchdown through the air. Todd Gurley went for over 100 yards but Jared Goff had an understandably quiet day against a great defense as the Ram’s offense was only able to score one offensive touchdown in Sunday’s victory.

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Leveon Bell had a hell of a game to nobody’s surprise. Kareem Hunt found a way to 100 total yards even though he wasn’t able to get it going on the ground against the Steelers. Good news for Martavis Bryant owners, he is demanding a trade. It might be the only way that his season can be salvaged. Hopefully this happens and he finds himself in the right situation for his talent.

 

 

  1. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    “This season, McFadden has exactly three times as many carries as Morris has.” (in reality mcfadden has been inactive every game through 5 games)

    “t.west had a big game in week 5 so it only makes sense that Alex Collins was the lead back week 6.” (there’s a different name you meant there. while 2 for 17 is good on a per carry basis he was injured early and i’m sure you didn’t mean 1.7 fantasy points is a “big” game)

    these are starting to look like something different from typos when it’s twice in 4 days.

    on a good note other elements in fantasy news community are agreeing with you on mcfadden vs morris if/when zeke is out. you still should get the razzball credit though.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Do you read these just to look for an error?

      • MB

        Mb says:
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        @Cram It: wouldn’t be shocked lol I will have at least one every week I’m guessing

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @Mb: you’ll “once a week” say something to the level of a player inactive all year has triple the carries of somebody else or mix up RB names while being a fantasy football writer. these aren’t grammatical errors here, they stand out to anybody who follows fantasy football and could easily confuse those who only sort of do. i’ve never shown up when it’s a simple misspell or word inversion, nobody could possibly be confused by those. i’d guess if Grey ever confused j.turner with c.seager (hey they’re both LAD infield guys right) he’d be questioned about it.

          i didn’t just now start reading your posts, this isn’t something you’ve done weekly or more frequently at all till very lately.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Eli Man Penguin Boy: There’s pointing out mistakes in a courteous way, and then there’s your “gotcha!” way. Carry on Peg Boy.

            • CMUTimmah says:
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              @Cram It: Cram… You called him Peg Boy, but I assume you meant douche canoe. Please don’t let it happen again.

              Gotcha.

              • MB

                Mb says:
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                @CMUTimmah: ????????????

          • Steve Stevenson says:
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            @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Your refund check is in the mail.

            • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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              @Steve Stevenson: if/when rudy’s machines (or jay/grey) have errors i mention that too, and he thanks me for real, due to him valuing accuracy and all things that are attached to his name/brand. more he’s actually interested in WHY the error occurred (best way to prevent errors is to know why they happen). here i’m quite interested in just what was going on when MB typed “mcfadden has had 3 times more carries than morris this year.” clearly the west-allen is just simple name forgetting. clearly he’s not interested in giving these thoughts
              (which is actually even more interesting in and of itself).

              i’m not in here trolling (nor throwing feces like the lackey monkeys above), nor do i think MB is a bad writer, not at all. if i did that i wouldn’t show up to mention it as in that case it wouldn’t be worth mentioning, nor reading. the neat thing about critical thinking is some are able to critique people’s ideas/errors without being some sort of either/or lackey or enemy. this ain’t some infantile “my side or the highway” binary b.s, at least for those of us capable.

              • MB

                Mb says:
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                @Eli Man Penguin Boy: if it doesn’t come off that way, I’ll have you know that I greatly appreciate my position at Razzball and I put thought into my Monday column about what our readers want to read about and the names and evaluations that are most helpful. However, sometimes, especially the Zeke article, I’m in a rush to get it done and it’s unplanned. I overlooked the year on McFadden, and I appreciate you telling me. In the future, you can always email me at [email protected] if you prefer that method. Thanks for reading closely, I’m going to try to pay closer attention to the little stuff

                • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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                  @Mb: thanks for honest response.

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      Jay says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Technically it’s my bad, should have caught it before it went out. Fixed!

  2. Jake says:
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    Im loaded at wr and need a solid TE would you trade Devante Adams for Jimmy Grahm ? Thanks man

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Jake: honestly, Yeah if you’re loaded do it

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Mb: Without A Rodge, you’re “loaded” if you don’t do it.

  3. A.A. Ron Rodgers says:
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    What’s your POV on Diggs? I know health is an ongoing knock (and given his current situation…) but what do you see in his game that you don’t like?

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @A.A. Ron Rodgers: even when he’s not being nagged by a minor injury, he’s inconsistent. I thought he was a sell high after week 3 against Tampa. In his big game this year, (which was a really really high scoring week for him so props), he lined up against Vernon Hargreaves who is one of the worst corners in football. Hargreaves lined up 10 yards off of him the entire game and it was just an easy game of catch between Keenum and DIGGS and people were so mesmerized calling him the next Antonio Brown and what not. He really is a good route runner and when he does have a big game, it’s a BIG game. He’s just soooo overrated. Like I said in my preseason post, I think you get more value taking Adam Thielen many rounds later.

      • James says:
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        @Mb: In both of my drafts, I found Diggs was the guy I could snag late to secure a potential Top 20 WR in my WR2 slot, and possibly a low-cost keeper. I feel backed up by that because I find he’s consistently ranked in the top 20 WR each week, despite QB inconsistencies, on this site and elsewhere. Are you saying Diggs is a top 20 guy, but ‘grossly overrated’ because he’s not a top 10 or top 5? I can get behind that. Might want to sell on that perception if it’s real.

        • MB

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          @James: it’s hard to argue that he’s not top 20, so yes, we are on the same page. I think Thielen is right there in the top 20 too and if not, top 25. Most things I say about Diggs are positive, I like to throw in a little…. wait for it… dig every now and then.

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Mb: Diggs has historically taken weeks off. If this happens in the playoffs, it doesn’t matter how many good weeks he had previous, your season ended because of an inconsistent player. Moreover, his QB situation is a mess. Keenum is Keenum, Bradford’s knee is somehow in worse shape than Bridgewater, who may be the starting QB as soon as next week.

            Thielan was, to this point, is one of the biggest PPR draft steals, even without TDs. He has become a target monster and has had 5 catches in every game. He’s not going to be kept out of the endzone forever. I think he finishes with more points than Diggs when the dust settles.

            • MB

              Mb says:
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              @CMUTimmah: love Thielen going forward. Wish I had more of him in my leagues

  4. morgan says:
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    I have Deshaun Watson in a 12 man keeper league..I can keep him for the next two years… the 13th round in 2018, and the 10th in 2019. Someone just offered me a their 2018 2nd round pick for him…am I crazy to turn that down?

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @morgan: @morgan: how many keepers is it? Either way, Watson is the real deal. He’s going to make mistakes and throw more interceptions than he should but ever since Fuller came back and gave him a threatening second option, it has been all systems go. He’s a mid-tier to possibly high end QB1 for me for the rest of the season

      • morgan says:
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        @Mb: @mb: we can keep 3 players every year, additionally.. you can keep a player for a max of 3 seasons. So you wouldnt take a 2018 second rounder and give up two seasons of Watson?

        • MB

          Mb says:
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          @morgan: I’m never a “pick a quarterback early” guy, so my gut tells me to take the deal. I can’t fault you for not taking it because he is really good, but having 3 picks in the first two rounds is very tempting

  5. Chad B says:
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    Trying to unload Watson at QB while he’s hot. I have Matt Ryan as well. Dude just lost Rodgers I was going to propose:

    Jordan Howard, Watson and Houston D
    for
    Leveon and Denver D.

    That worth it or should I shop Watson elsewhere? Wanted to get the Gurley and Bell tandem going each week.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Chad B: that seems like a very very even trade and that tandem would be killer to have week to week. Good luck! I hope it goes through

  6. Water boy says:
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    Morning man!

    Yesterday was my bday & was hoping for a fantasy W. I got blown out lol wah wah wah, all good. Or should I say “Saul goodman ” my team in week 6 just didn’t show up

    Here’s my week 6 negatives
    Winston 3 pts left the game with injury

    Chris hogan 1.5 pts

    Keenan Allen 6.5 pts

    Tyreek hill 5.5 pts & left the game with potential concussion but looks like he’s fine

    AJ derby who I streamed it seemed TEs are good vs Giants D, yeah no derby 1.5 pts

    McManus 2 pts , missed 2 kicks


    Oh it gets better here’s my bench:

    Fuller: 13 pts

    McKinnon: 24.5 pts

    Adrian Peterson: 35 pts

    Mcaffery: 16.5 pts

    Here’s my team in its entirety:

    RBs Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, AP, Aaron jones, McKinnon, Marlon Mack , David Johnson on IR slot

    WRs we start 3 could be 4 w/ flex Keenan Allen, Baldwin, tyreek hill, hogan, d Parker, will fuller

    QB Winston, and Dak presscott who I added last week when that owner dropped him . I’m dropping Winston & just rolling with Dak. Or I may drop Winston to add Wentz & just play the match ups ROS.

    Based on my team would you trade one of my RBs to improve my WR core? Deal mcaffery? If yes who to aim for? Cooks? Larry Fitzgerald? Crabtree? Anyone else you can suggest?

    If I deal tyreek hill in a 1 for 1 WR swap who to target? Cooper?

    Lastly if I package mcaffery (or McKinnon) + Baldwin or tyreek hill what are examples or top line WR or RB I should target via trade?

    Im just looking to tighten up loose ends on my team , thanks man!

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Water boy: good morning and happy belated! Always good to start off the morning with a Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul reference!

      Let’s see if I can give you a late gift (channels ability to predict the future)

      I would definitely try and flip McCaffery for Cooks. I mentioned that Brady is really starting to look Cooks’ direction.

      I think I’d rather have Hill than Cooper, despite both of their struggles. I think Hill has more touchdown potential on any given week. I’d say Fitzgerald but he has tended to slow down as the year goes along in recent years. Adam Thielen or Kelvin Benjamin would be a good place to start, maybe a Demaryous Thomas, or Pierre Garcon. Those are just a few guys that I think have higher floors on any given week.

      With the package I would target Dez Bryant, Michael Thomas. Maybe you can buy low on Julio?

      GOOD LUCK MAN!

      • Water boy says:
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        @Mb:

        Thanks man! I’m def going to try mcaffery for Cooks. Now if /when I do that should I hang onto or look to deal my hogan? Or do you not mind having two WRs from the same team?

        If I’m unable to deal hill I’m fine holding I’m fine with standing pat . The Cooks owner also owns theilen so I doubt he’ll deal both cooks & theilen

        Thanks man!

        • MB

          Mb says:
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          @Water boy: that’s a good question about having 2 receivers from the same team. I think this is one of the rare cases where it actually is okay to have 2 receivers from the same team. Brady’s floor is so high, that’s the only reason this is possible. But despite a slow week, I think that you can still sell pretty high on Hogan, so it’s worth a try!

  7. royce says:
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    got lucky and snagged Watson before he blew up… thought of shopping him but now probably just going to ride this storm out.. that said, I wanted some input on a trade:

    league: 12 team keeper league, you can keep 3 players but a player can only be kept 2x, then has to go

    would you trade a $15 stefon diggs, $15 agholor, $1 dion lewis, Phillip rivers for $70 Lesean McCoy, matt ryan, $40 Alshon Jeffery

    guy with alshon and shady is 0-6 and likely in a “rebuild mindset”.. figure Diggs at that price may seem attractive as a “keeper”… OR possibly agholor as well. thanks

    current team:
    qb- Watson, rivers
    rb- freeman, coleman, mccaffery, lynch, smallwood, lewis
    wr- Antonio brown, s. diggs, rishard Matthews, agholor
    te- kelce

    thank you

    • royce says:
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      @royce:

      one question: out of agholor or dion lewis, if you had to “hold one back” and offer a 3 for 3 trade first, who would you rather keep?

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @royce: I would definitely do the trade. I think I’d rather hold onto Dion Lewis. For one, he might start seeing an uptick in carries if he doesn’t take over the first and 2nd down back role all together. 2nd, he’s trade bait for the Patriots. Agholor is off to a nice start but I’m not totally confident that he continues it

  8. DT says:
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    which 2 would you want ROS out of these guys in a ppr league….

    darkwa, dion lewis, mike Williams, prosise, or Riddick

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @DT: Lewis and williams for me

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