The sixth week of fantasy football is in the books. There were some clear busts, like Ray Rice only putting up 49 total yards, or Dez Bryant with 36. There were some surprises, like Joseph Fauria catching his third, fourth and fifth touchdowns of the season. I provide for you the week six All Fantasy Team for the sixth week top performers.
Quarterback: Cam Newton
Cam Newton makes his first appearance on the weekly All Fantasy Team on the strength of his four touchdown game against the Minnesota Vikings. Newtown threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 30 yards and a score. This was Newton’s second four touchdown day of the season, and now has 11 total touchdowns on the year.
Wide Receivers: Vincent Jackson & Brandon Marshall
This is why Vincent Jackson drives me crazy. He has the talent to be the top wide receiver in all of football. He’s the epitome of a boom or bust receiver, he either has a monster game, or doesn’t show up. To his credit, he has been a little more consistent this year than in the past. Granted his latest big day came against the porous Philadelphia Eagles, but when you score two touchdowns, have 114 receiving yards, and put up 23.4 fantasy points, I don’t care who you play.
Before I start, I really wanted to put Dwayne Harris in the WR2 spot. Technically, he is listed as a wide receiver, but he did all his damage on special teams. Instead, Brandon Marshall just barely edges out Justin Blackmon (190 receiving yards), on the strength of his shiny green shoes, 87 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Congrats to Marshall for taking a hit in the wallet for a good cause as he matched his fine from the league for wearing unapproved shoes toward a charity for Mental Health Awareness.
Running Backs: Knowshon Moreno & Marshawn Lynch
Remember when the Denver Broncos backfield was a situation to avoid? Those days are gone, as Moreno has firmly grabbed the role and hasn’t looked back since he got his chance. Moreno ran for 42 yards, caught seven passes for 62 more yards and ran in three touchdowns. That makes five TD’s for Moreno in the last two games.
Lynch gashed an underrated Tennessee Titans defense for 155 total yards and two touchdowns. Despite playing with a limited receiving corps, and against one of the tougher schedules on the season, Lynch is third in running back scoring this season, and is essentially matchup proof.
Tight End: Vernon Davis
Welcome back, Mr. Davis! Davis almost doubled the receiving yards of the next closest tight end, putting up 180 yards on the day, along with two touchdowns. He has fully appeared to have shaken off his injury and is third in tight end scoring this season, despite missing a game to the injury. He is without question the top passing option for Colin Kaepernick.
Kicker: Mason Crosby
Last season fantasy owners couldn’t trust Crosby despite the fact that he was on one of the highest scoring teams in football. By now, owners should be aware that he has shaken off whatever “yips” he was dealing with. For the second week in a row, Crosby was the top scoring kicker in fantasy, making two field goals from 31 yards, one from 45, and one from 50 yards out, along with making his only point after attempt.
Defense/Special Teams: Dallas Cowboys
I know, I know, the Kansas City Chiefs had 10 sacks this week. The category is defense and special teams and this week the Cowboys put the special in special teams. Dwayne Harris was a beast this week with 222 total return yards and a touchdown. Add in the three sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery, the Dallas defense was the top scoring D/ST of the week.
As always, I welcome your comments. If you think I’m wrong, I’m willing to listen. Just back it up with some facts and solid evidence. Thanks for reading and good luck this season.
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