Welcome back to Beard’s Boys as we take a look back at the Week 6 Studs and Duds.
It was the first of the byes so Fantasy teams were missing some important players, but there were more than a fair share of players putting up stud weeks.
Seemed like this was the first week all season that fantasy teams weren’t demoralised with in game injuries, which would’ve been a welcome relief for fantasy managers.
Let’s have a look at who I deemed to be the best of the best for the week.
QB: Josh Allen
It wasn’t a massive week for QB scoring in fantasy despite some really good NFL performances.
I’ve gone with Josh Allen who despite his big game suffered a heartbreaking loss versus the Titans.
Allen threw for 353 yards and 3 TDs while throwing an INT also. He completed an impressive 35 of 47 passes
He also added 26 yards on the ground.
RB: Derrick Henry
There is no question about who the fantasy stud RB was this week. Derrick Henry is putting together an historic season and just keeps getting better.
Proving yet again he’s near impossible to stop and when you consider his top end speed it’s such an unfair matchup for all defenders.
Henry went over 100 yards yet again, rushing for 143 yards on 20 carries and adding an impressive 3 TDs, the best of which was his 76 yard rush.
Henry is the RB1 on the year and I’m not sure that will change at any point.
WR: CeeDee Lamb
While the QBs numbers for fantasy didn’t go off the charts, there were a number of WRs who went massive.
The leader was CeeDee Lamb who in a game where Dak Prescott threw 51 times Lamb was targeted on 11 of those throws.
He turned those targets into 9 catches for 149 yards and 2 TDs. It was a timely return to elite production for Lamb who wasn’t putting up big receiving totals the previous 3 weeks. Fantasy managers will be hoping the big target numbers continue after the Cowboys bye week in week 7.
TE: Noah Fant
Noah Fant finally had a big breakout game this season in the loss to the Raiders, being targeted and impressive 11 times for 9 catches and 97 yards. Fant added his 3rd TD on the season also.
It was a welcome sight for fantasy managers after Fant has had an up and down season so far and there will be confidence that he can continue to put up good numbers moving forward.
The part of the fantasy week that is always tough to look back on and that’s the guys who put up a dud fantasy score. Some big names didn’t live up to expectations so let’s see who let us down the most in my eyes.
QB: Justin Herbert
This was a game to forget by the Chargers and Herbert just never got anything going against the Ravens.
Herbert failed to throw for 200 yards which is a rarity for him and this offense. Herbert completed 22 of 39 passes for 195 yards while also throwing 1 TD and 1 INT.
With the bye in week 7 it’s a perfect time for the Chargers to reset and forget about their poor performance. Fantasy managers will be hoping that Herbert has a big bounce back performance coming out of the bye week.
RB: Antonio Gibson
It’s been a tough season for managers with Gibson in their sides. He hasn’t been handling as much receiving work as hoped which is capping his fantasy scores.
He’s also been dealing with stress fractures this season with reports just coming out about this.
Gibson only saw 39% of the snap share in week 6 resulting in only 10 carries for 44 yards and just the 2 receptions.
There is plenty of concerning signs for Gibson’s managers and things may get worse before they get better.
WR: Chase Claypool
While the Steelers got the OT win over Seattle it was an extremely low output game from Claypool.
Managed to see a respectable 7 targets but didn’t do a whole lot with them. 2 catches for 17 yards isn’t a stat line that is often seen by Claypool and managers will be hoping it was an outlier.
TE: Dawson Knox
Now normally I won’t put players on this list who suffered an injury during the game, however despite Knox suffering a broken hand in the game he still saw 79% of the snaps.
He did very little with those snaps though being targeted only 3 times, catching all 3 for 25 yards. He did however throw for a 2pt conversion giving him some unexpected points thankfully.
Looking ahead to week 7 and there’s some big time studs having the bye. Looking across teams in my league and it’s expected to be a brutal week for fantasy managers.
We’ll likely see some unexpected names popping up on this list next week and I can’t wait to see what happens.
That’s it for another week but be sure to check me out on Twitter under the handle @Beard_82 and chat all things NFL Fantasy