Fantasy Football Recap: Week Six Hits and Misses

By Dustin Manko
Nick Foles
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The only way to know if you are good is to review your work. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at what I got right and wrong in fantasy football in week six.

Nick Foles

QB2? I sold Nick Foles short this week. Against a stout Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, Foles surgically made his way up the field to the tune of 246 yards and four total touchdowns. If you started him, your bold move paid off, as he was the second highest scoring quarterback this week. Ride the hot hand as he has a good matchup this week against the Dallas Cowboys.

Janoris Jenkins

I had a feeling Jenkins would produce and he did. Jenkins had a pass defended and three tackles. I thought that he would get a pick six on Matt Schaub. He didn’t, but did pick off T.J. Yates, so close enough?

Cincinnati Bengals D/ST

While the performance wasn’t as dominating as I expected, it is hard to complain about getting over 20 fantasy points from your defense. The Bengals had five sacks on Thaddeus Lewis, along with a fumble recovered. They made their fantasy money this week with 137 yards in the return game.

Brent Celek

One target, one catch, 10 yards for Celek. This game didn’t make sense, but that is why you play the game. The Bucs have been solid against quarterbacks and wide receivers, and have been leaky against tight ends. On paper, Celek should have had a more productive day. Zac Ertz is eating into Celek’s targets, and passed him as the receiving tight end. Cut bait on Celek.

Jared Cook

St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer should be on the hot seat. It has become obvious he has no idea how to properly use his weapons. He can’t get Tavon Austin involved, and has no idea how to use Jared Cook. He should review the week one tape as Cook has been nonexistent in the Rams offense since then. Cook finished week six with only 45 yards.

Brandon Pettigrew

Pettigrew seemed like a good bet for a decent day with Calvin Johnson banged up. While the four receptions for 36 yards weren’t great from a points perspective, Pettigrew looked better than he normally does, making a few runs after the catch instead of just catching and dropping. Going forward he will be reliant on yardage as he has been passed by Joseph Fauria as the tight end Matthew Stafford targets in the red zone.

Heath Miller

This was one of the few tight ends I got correct this week. Miller is an every down player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, this week catching six passes for 84 yards. He may not be flashy, but he is consistent. The touchdowns will come.

Garrett Graham

The Houston Texans were flat out awful in week six. Graham had only four targets, two catches and 25 yards. There was one red zone target, which was picked off, along with a deep shot to Graham that was also picked off. If those two went the other way, Graham could have had a good outing, but they didn’t and he didn’t either.

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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