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Fantasy Football Takeaways from Week 6

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Thomas DiNapoli
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For starters, learning to lose to a 1-4 is tough. Very tough. Winning in another league by the skin of your teeth almost makes up for it. Anywho, week 6 was something. If you had a bad week, you need to learn to do better. If you had a good week; well, I’m sure it’s because you read this section last week. Without further adieu, here’s what we learned in week 6.

Stefon Diggs did his best Will Fuller V Impression

Stefon Diggs

After weeks of Diggs being what some consider a dissapointment, Diggs caught three touchdowns for 167 yards on seven receptions.That’s 42 points in a PPR league. That’s great for his trade value. Conversely, if the Vikings keep throwing like they did the past two weeks, Diggs may be the guy people thought he would. 

Devonta Freeman is back

Devonta Freeman
Oct 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) is tackled by Houston Texans cornerback Lonnie Johnson (32) and strong safety Justin Reid (20) on a play during the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

In the past three weeks he’s scored 17, 18, and 26. He’s the 14th best PPR running back, and Matt Ryan is using him as a pass-catcher. All of his three touchdowns have been through the air, and in the past two weeks. No way he’s available and after three straight weeks owners wouldn’t trade him, but he’s one of the most, if not the most, important Falcons offensive piece. 

Matchups matter, but can also kill you

Alvin Kamara

This isn’t really news, but it was prevalant this week. While we think Jacksonville has this great defense, they’re a bottom half rushing defense fantasy wise. Alvin Kamara should have feasted. He didn’t. It was sad. The Saints also used Latavius Murray more. No room to panic, but it sucks if you had him. Adrian Peterson had a nice day with nearly 120 rushing yards. His matchup, the Miami Dolphins. That was an easy spot start if you needed someone in week 6. If you had anyone on the Rams, they played a top 5 defense in the 49ers and no one had a good game. This isn’t to say bench your best players, but be mindful of the matchups, especially when you’re getting to your flex position. 

Royce Freeman continues to get touches
when they should all be going to Phillip Lindsay

Royce Freeman

Last year Lindsay was better, this year Lindsay is better, but Denver continues to try to work Freeman into the mix. Sunday, Freeman got over 65 scrimmage yards for the fourth time this season. Lindsay had gotten double digit rushing attempts in all but one game, and had been targeted at least 4 times in all but one game. Freeman may not be a bad handcuff, as the volume is there, but the lack of production had Freeman owners not too happy. 

Kyler Murray is the real deal

Kyler Murray

He’s not Patrick Mahomes, but boy are there similarities. Looking at Mahomes’s first year starting and how great he was early, a lot of people didn’t want to buy in. No one wants to be the person to pick up someone who’s hot, only for them to cool down when they start them. Kyler Muarray is the 7th best fantasy Quarterback. His lowest total is 15 points. His ranking isn’t based off one or two weeks. Piggy backing off matchups, he’s played the Bengals and Falcons in the last two weeks. He’s scored 25 and 28. This week he plays the Giants whose pass defense is pretty bad. His dual threat ability is amazing, but buy shares in this guy if your league hasn’t already.

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