What You Need to Know From Week 6

A look at the most important takeaways for fantasy from Week 6 games


  1. It’s Derrick Henry’s world, we’re just living in it. He’s the most valuable player in fantasy football right now.
  2. Jonnu Smith went down with an ankle injury that will probably cost him one game at most. Anthony Firkser went off in his stead and should be a fine streamer if Smith can’t go vs. Pittsburgh.
  3. Deshaun Watson showed it wasn’t just the Jaguars defense that rekindled his fire. He’s making use of all of his downfield targets and back in elite fantasy QB1 standing.
  4. Ryan Tannehill was outstanding, using all of his targets (even Nick Westbrook-Ikhine caught a two-point conversion) and playing nearly flawless football in the win. He has been an elite fantasy quarterback again the last two weeks but has a tough test against Pittsburgh this week.
  5. Brandin Cooks had a quiet second half and then Watson peppered him with short targets in the second half and he hoovered them up. With two good weeks in a row, we will leave him in lineups for Week 7 at Green Bay.
  6. A.J. Brown caught two scores including an acrobatic game-tying touchdown at the end of regulation. He’s healthy and back to the strong WR2 status he was drafted at this summer.
  7. Darren Fells had a huge game that put fantasy teams and DFS lineups over the top. Whether it’s him or Jordan Akins, who has been out for two weeks with a concussion and ankle injury, the Texans tight end group has four scores already this year plus at least 57 receiving yards in all but one game this year.
  8. Jeremy McNichols looked good spelling Henry and he’s the clear backup. That’s rosterable value in typical leagues.

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