Fantasy Football Week Six Recap

Ryan Weitman looks back at the best week six performances and breaks down the two names he likes most on the waiver wire in another installment of the fantasy football recap.

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Henry delivered another dominant performance to lead the Titans to a win over the Bills and provide some more fantasy success. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Ryan Weitman, Contributing Writer

This week in fantasy football, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally achieved their first win of the season against the Miami Dolphins in London. The Detroit Lions are the only winless team left in the NFL, and judging by their performance this week, I am not holding my breath for that team to pull off anything spectacular in the near future. Let’s get into the top performances this week:

In a game that was all but guaranteed to be a blowout, the Los Angeles Rams dominated the New York Giants this week on offense and defense alike. Cooper Kupp, one of the best wide receivers in the league this season, put up the best performance of any wide receiver this week with nine receptions, 130 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. Some may say Tyreek Hill is better but the Chiefs offense, and team as a whole, is on the ropes. Kupp, on the other hand, has proven to be a solid start every week of this season, as have the Rams.

The Houston Texans, continuing the trend of being completely blown out by their opponents, were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts this week 31–3. The Colts running back Jonathan Taylor easily put away the best performance of the week with 145 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. His domination of the fantasy scoreboards the last three weeks definitively ends any prospects that Nyheim Hines had for a breakout performance this year. Because of that, he is a must-drop on any team.

The Buffalo Bills faced their first challenge Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, losing 34–31 in a game that quickly devolved into an offensive shootout. The night was dominated by another incredible performance from Derrick Henry with 143 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. The Bills’ offense left much to be desired, with their running game being virtually nonexistent and the passing game focusing mostly on Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs. Dawson Knox, Zach Moss and Emmanuel Sanders were barely present during Monday’s game but I would not doubt their long-term prospects just yet. 

Riding The Wire:

Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR, Detroit Lions)

If I am being completely honest, I had never even heard of this guy until a few days ago. While not exactly shattering any records, St. Brown has gotten a surprising amount of targets from Jared Goff over the past three weeks. Goff said that he was hoping to get St. Brown more involved in the offense and has delivered. With the Lions’ best receiver Quintez Cephus on injured reserve, it is likely that St. Brown will get more usage as the season progresses, despite his lackluster performance this Sunday. He is definitely someone to keep your eyes on, and I would personally recommend grabbing him if you get the chance to do so. I would not, however, recommend starting him just yet.

T.Y. Hilton (WR, Indianapolis Colts)

After being on IR for the entirety of the season this year, T.Y Hilton finally made his 2021–2022 debut against the Houston Texans. Despite only coming away with four receptions and 80 receiving yards, I think it is worth adding him to the bench before he starts picking up some steam. Much like St. Brown, however, he is not worth a starting spot until he really starts outputting consistent performances with a good mix of targets and touchdowns. He is definitely worth stowing away for those concerned about their wide receivers’ reliability. At the same time, I would not be surprised if he ends up completely falling flat, but riding the wire like I do requires a bit of optimism in the face of extremely long odds. 

Next week, I am most looking forward to seeing the Chiefs play the Titans in what is guaranteed to be a massive offensive shootout. However, I would be hesitant about starting any running backs on the Chiefs next week, as the Titans shut down the Bills running prospects entirely Monday night.