Week 6 Fantasy Football Duds

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One week after the east coast games were disrupted by Hurricane Matthew, Week 6 saw a downpour on the west coast.  If the players in these games or any other duds, threw cold water on your fantasy matchup, you are not alone.  Let’s take a look at this week’s Poopers.  As always, you can find the ‘Pooped in Their Big Boy Pants’ segment on the podcast.  Also, you can check in with the Footballers every Saturday for a weekly weather report so you can avoid these bad weather games. Winter is Coming.

Quarterbacks

Russell Wilson vs ATL
270 passing yards
Wilson isn’t himself and if he keeps playing on his bum wheels, he isn’t going to get better anytime soon.  270 yards isn’t bad he just doesn’t offer the added value of rushing yards anymore.

Ben Roethlisberger @ MIA
-189 passing yards, TD, 2 INT
Yeesh, the entire Steelers team… just awful.  Big Ben did injure his knee and will need surgery.  It looks like he will be on the shelf for at least a week or two.

Aaron Rodgers vs DAL
294 passing yards, TD, INT
Perhaps our expectations for Rodgers are too high.  Almost 300 yards with a TD isn’t bad.

Derek Carr vs KC
225 passing yards, TD, INT
It was really coming down hard in Oakland.  Carr was bailed out by Amari Cooper who made some spectacular plays on the ball.

Alex Smith @ OAK
224 passing yards
I’m spearheading the petition to get the Dontari Poe touchdown catch ruled as a receiving touchdown. 225 and a TD looks a lot better than 224…

Carson Wentz @ WAS
-179 passing yards
Wentz finally looked like a rookie.  The Eagles couldn’t get anything going offensively.

Running Backs

Mark Ingram vs CAR
-16 carries, 51 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 9 receiving yards
I am interested to see the Snap Count Observations article this week because it felt like every time I clicked over to this game that Daniel Lasco and Travaris Cadet were on the field.  Heck, even Coby Fleener scored a rushing TD on a goal line carry.

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Eddie Lacy vs DAL
17 carries, 65 rushing yards, 1 reception, 6 receiving yards
Fat Eddie didn’t look like himself.  Sure he was hurdling players, but he generally looked afraid of contact as he regularly stutter-stepped or slowed before contact.  Hopefully, better games are ahead for a healthier Lacy.

Ryan Mathews @ WAS
9 carries, 60 rushing yards
Mathews ran well in limited work, the Eagles just got thrashed in this game.  It wasn’t as close as the final score made it look.

Carlos Hyde @ BUF
-14 carries, 52 rushing yards
Speaking of teams getting thrashed…

Isaiah Crowell @ TEN
9 carries, 16 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 20 rushing yards
The Titans loaded up on the run and dared Cody Kessler to beat them through the air.  Teams are going to do this to the Browns.  Crowell needs to run better against stacked fronts.

Jeremy Hill @ NE
-13 carries, 38 rushing yards, reception, 3 receiving yards
You know it’s a bad week for Hill when Gio is getting the goal line work.

Rashad Jennings vs BAL
9 carries, 15 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 20 receiving yards
Jennings is back as the starter, but there are just too many RBs in New York for my liking.

Tevin Coleman @ SEA
5 carries, 10 rushing yards, 1 reception, 7 receiving yards
Oh sure, sickle cell, on the road, against Denver, at elevation, no problem.  But a little rain…

Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown @ MIA
4 receptions, 39 receiving yards, 8 targets, 1 carry, 6 rushing yards
I know this is blasphemy, but maybe Antonio Brown isn’t a world beater.  I need to see him succeed with a less than 100% Big Ben.  This was a beatable matchup.

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Sammie Coates @ MIA
nothing, 4 targets
If you’re surprised that Sammie Coates ‘dropped the ball’ this week, you’re a fool.

Michael Crabtree vs KC
2 receptions, 10 receiving yards, 4 targets
Brutal weather game once again.  Crabs will be fine.

Demaryius Thomas @ SD
5 receptions, 35 receiving yards, 10 targets

Emmanuel Sanders @ SD
4 receptions, 40 receiving yards, 6 targets

It was a bad day all around for the Broncos on Thursday night.  You have to hope that’s all this was, a young QB, on the road, on a short week.

Doug Baldwin vs ATL
4 receptions, 31 receiving yards, 5 targets
When Russell Wilson is in the conversation as a ‘Super Pooper’ you knew this was coming for Baldwin.

Julian Edelman vs CIN
4 receptions, 30 receiving yards, 7 targets, 1 carry, 8 rushing yards
I just don’t see a high ceiling for Edelman with the other weapons in the Patriots offense.  I wouldn’t feel confident starting Edelman in standard leagues.

Allen Robinson @ CHI
3 receptions, 49 receiving yards, 6 targets
The Bears have been solid against the pass, but you expect more… nay… you deserve more from your studs.

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T.Y. Hilton @ HOU
3 receptions, 49 receiving yards, 9 targets
This was the first week this year that Hilton had single-digit targets and he had 9.  Continue to ride this Colt, we all know the Colts will.

Jeremy Maclin @ OAK
3 receptions, 49 receiving yards, 3 targets
The dirty cake was a little muddy on Sunday.

Tight Ends

Delanie Walker vs CLE
1 reception, 21 receiving yards, 2 targets
Kendall Wright stole the show in this one.  Mariota won’t support multiple receivers.

Zach Ertz @ WAS
1 reception, 22 receiving yards, 3 targets
I’m surprised to see Ertz playing again so soon after his injury, but this one wasn’t his fault.

Julius Thomas @ CHI
2 receptions, 28 receiving yards, 4 targets
Thomas is one of what Mike Wright calls the ‘Barfy TEs’.  When he scores you’re happy, but when he doesn’t… barf.

Travis Kelce @ OAK
3 receptions, 32 receiving yards, 3 targets
Bad. Weather.

Kickers/Defense/Special Teams

C’mon Kickers! You had one job! One job!
NFL Kickers missed 5 extra points in Week 6 (Graham Gano, Nick Novak, Cairo Santos, Steven Hauschka and Stephen Gostkowski).  A special pox on Gano and Novak who missed their PATs in a dome!

Dishonorable Mentions

Brian Hoyer vs JAX
302 passing yards

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Willie Snead vs CAR
4 receptions, 47 receiving yards, 7 targets

Devonta Freeman @ SEA
12 carries, 40 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 10 receiving yards

Arian Foster vs PIT
3 carries, 3 rushing yards

Dwayne Allen @ HOU
1 reception, 9 receiving yards, 2 targets

Jesse James @ MIA
2 receptions, 13 receiving yards, 3 targets

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