Fanrun Fantasy: Week 6 Recap + Week 7 Projections

Fantasy Football

Welcome to Fanrun Fantasy, the most complete fantasy football recap/preview on the internet. If you want to win, you’re in the right place. Throughout this season, we’ll recap the top scorers, the biggest disappointments, and project the biggest “booms” for the upcoming week.

Fanrun Fantasy Week 6 Top Performers

QBs

Deshaun Watson – 32.0 pts @ TEN

Matt Ryan – 31.64 pts @ MIN

Carson Wentz – 29.42 pts vs. BAL

RBs

Derrick Henry – 40.4 pts vs. HOU

Kenyan Drake – 28.4 pts @ DAL

D’Andre Swift – 27.3p ts @ JAX

WRs

Justin Jefferson – 39.6 pts vs. ATL

Julio Jones – 33.7 pts @ MIN

Will Fuller V – 24.3 pts @ TEN

TEs

Anthony Firkser – 25.3 pts vs. HOU

George Kittle – 23.9 pts vs. LAR

Trey Burton – 21.9 pts vs. CIN

D/ST

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 20.0 pts vs. GB

Pittsburgh Steelers – 19.0 pts vs. CLE

Denver Broncos – 15.0 pts @ NE

Ks

Brandon McManus – 24.0 pts @ NE

Younghoe Koo – 20.0 pts @ MIN

Justin Tucker – 16.0 pts @ PHI

Biggest Week 6 Disappointments

These players far underperformed their week 6 projections

Ezekiel Elliott – The Dallas RB was tabbed to have a great week in Dak Prescott’s absence. Unfortunately, this did not come to fruition on MNF as the Cowboys were embarrassed by the Cardinals 38-10 on the heels of Zeke’s two fumbles. Elliott scored 12.0 pts after a 21.8 point projection.

Aaron Rodgers – The Green Bay QB has been excellent all year long, but that changed after nearly two pick-sixes against the Bucs on Sunday. The Packers were never able to get it going, resulting in a blowout loss. Rodgers’ fantasy numbers also suffered as the star QB managed only 3.8 pts after a 19.4 point projection.

Alexander Mattison – The Minnesota RB was never able to get it going against a bad Atlanta Falcons defensive unit. Mattison was presumed to pick up where Dalvin Cook left off with an injury but was only able to accumulate 4 points after an 18.1 point projection.

Biggest Week 6 Surprises

Anthony Firkser – The Titans’ TE was unstoppable on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Firkser reeled in 25.3 fantasy points after a 4.9 point projection.

Christian Kirk – The Cardinals’ wideout ran circles around the laughable Cowboys secondary on MNF. Kirk hauled in a long bomb from Kyler Murray en route to 22.6 fantasy points following a 9.9 point projection.

Trey Burton – The Colts’ TE ripped through the weak Bengals secondary on his way to a monster performance. Burton racked up 21.9 fantasy points after a 6.7 point projection.

Week 7 Big Booms

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Booms” went 1-for-3 with Ronald Jones II (26.1 pts) feasting on the disgruntled Green Bay Packers. As for the other two “Big Booms”, they had average days with David Montgomery scoring 13.7 pts and Kyle Rudolph scoring 7.7 pts.

Christian Kirk – The Cardinals’ WR played great on MNF against the atrocious Dallas defense. Some might say, “You can’t get any worse than the Cowboys’ pass defense.” To that, Seattle would reply, “Hold my beer.” The Seahawks have been terrible in the secondary, giving up the most fantasy points to wideouts. Expect Kirk to keep it rolling as the Cards host Seattle on Sunday afternoon.

Ronald Jones II – The Buccaneers’ RB returns to the list again this week as Tampa Bay goes on the road to Las Vegas. The Raiders have given up the second-most fantasy point to running backs thus far so don’t expect that to change as ROJO has been virtually unstoppable the last few weeks.

Matthew Stafford – The Lions’ QB has been a decent fantasy this year, but expect him to play extremely well this week. The Falcons’ defense has been letting opposing QBs abuse them all year. Atlanta is averaging over 29 fantasy points per week to their opposing QBs. Don’t expect this to change this week as Stafford will finally have his fleet of receivers fully healthy and ready to go on Sunday.

Week 7 Big Busts

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Busts” went 1-for-3 with Damien Harris being hamstrung against a solid Broncos defense. As for the remaining two “Big Busts”, Deshaun Watson played great and Joe Mixon had a decent game against the Colts. 

Hayden Hurst – The Atlanta TE has been very hit-or-miss this season, but expect him to miss in a big way on Sunday as the Lions’ have been great against TEs this year in fantasy. The Lions are only allowing an average of 6.32 points to TEs this season, good for second in the league.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire – The Chiefs’ RB is coming off a great performance on MNF against a weak Bills defensive front 7. However, expect the rookie to struggle against the No. 3 defense in the NFL against RBs. Couple this with the addition of Le’Veon Bell, and that’s a recipe for a bad fantasy week for the LSU product.

Derek Carr – The Las Vegas QB has been performing in big games all year, but expect this trend to end this week as the Raiders welcome the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay embarrassed Rodgers and the Packers last week en route to a blowout win. Following the game, the Buccaneers became the No. 3 defense against QBs in terms of fantasy output.

Summary

That’s the end of the sixth edition of Fanrun Fantasy. Check back next week for the next edition.