Fantasy Football Recap Week 6: 16 Things You Need To Know

Oct 16, 2023
 Week 6 Recap: 16 Things You Need To Know

Top Players

Raheem Mostert had another monster day as the Dolphins’ offense kept rolling. De'Von Achane is on Injured Reserve and in his absence, Mostert had his biggest game in three weeks. He ran the ball 17 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Mostert also caught all three of his targets for 17 yards and a third total touchdown. With Achane out for at least three more weeks, Mostert will likely continue to see a heavy workload.

Adam Thielen continued to be a target hog. Seeing 13 targets for a second week in a row, Thielen has clearly become Bryce Young’s favorite target. Thielen caught 11 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. He has seen 57 targets over the past five weeks, catching 11 passes in three of those games. Thielen has over 500 yards receiving this season.

Adam Thielen is the first Panthers player with 100 receiving yards and a receiving TD in back-to-back games since Steve Smith in 2008.

— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) October 15, 2023

Amon-Ra St. Brown set career-highs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards in Detroit’s victory on Sunday. In an important divisional matchup against Tampa Bay, St. Brown led the way for the Lions’ offense. Targeted 15 times, he pulled in 12 receptions for 124 yards and a receiving touchdown.

Tyreek Hill may be in the midst of the best season in his stellar career. Hill caught six passes against Carolina for 163 yards and a touchdown. Sunday marked the fourth time in six weeks that Hill has compiled at least 150 yards in a game. He has managed at least five catches and a touchdown in five separate games.

Cooper Kupp is back and Matthew Stafford is taking advantage. After missing the first four games of the year on Injured Reserve, Kupp has been targeted 21 times in the past two games. On Sunday, he scored his first touchdown of the season as the Rams dispatched the Cardinals. Kupp hauled in seven out of nine targets for 148 yards

Flop Players

Brock Purdy had the worst game of his young career. Suffering his first regular-season loss as a starting quarterback, Purdy completed just 12 passes for 125 yards. He was without a couple of his premium weapons for a large part of the game, but Purdy was impacted by Cleveland’s formidable pass rush. The Browns sacked Purdy three times and were in the backfield several more times hurrying his throws.

George Kittle was a non-factor in San Francisco’s first loss of the season. Just a week removed from scoring three touchdowns, Kittle made a single catch for one yard. In a game where the 49ers lost some of their most impactful receiving options, Kittle was unable to pick up the slack and finished with the worst game of his career. This is the third game this season that Kittle has totaled fewer than 20 receiving yards.

Davante Adams had his worst outing of the 2023 season on Sunday in Las Vegas. He caught two of five targets for 29 yards as the Raiders defeated the New England Patriots. Adams has been targeted five or fewer times for two consecutive weeks after seeing double-digit targets for the previous two games.

Pop Players

Jameson Williams demonstrated his value to the Lions’ offense in Tampa. After returning last week from a suspension for gambling, Williams scored his first touchdown of the year against the Buccaneers. He saw three targets and caught two of them for 53 yards including a 45-yard touchdown reception.

Michael Mayer played the best game of his young career against the Patriots. The rookie tight end saw six targets and was able to pull down five of them for a team-leading 75 yards receiving. Mayer’s role in the offense is growing and he took advantage of his additional opportunities. Mayer could be an interesting waiver wire pickup this week.

Drop Players?

Ryan Tannehill injured his ankle in the second half of the Titans’ loss in London. X-rays came back negative, but Tannehill informed reporters he would be undergoing an MRI upon the team’s return.

Deebo Samuel sustained a shoulder injury in the second quarter of San Francisco’s first loss. He was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Justin Fields left the Bears’ game in the third quarter. He dislocated his right thumb and was swiftly ruled out. X-rays taken in the locker room were negative. Fields is set for an MRI on Monday.

Breaking: Bears QB Justin Fields dislocated his thumb today, popped it back in and he tried to play but was unable to grip ball. X-rays were negative but because of dislocation will need MRI tomorrow to find out full severity of damage @NFLonFOX

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 15, 2023

Christian McCaffrey suffered an oblique injury in the second half of Sunday’s game. He headed to the locker room and did not return to the game. Head coach, Kyle Shanahan, said after the game that McCaffrey was also dealing with a rib injury. His availability for Week 7 will need to be monitored.

David Montgomery was unable to make it through the second quarter of the Lions’ win. He injured his ribs and was taken to the locker room. X-rays were negative, but it still appears that Montgomery will miss some time. Craig Reynolds saw extra usage in Montgomery’s place.

Jimmy Garoppolo suffered an injury to his back in the second quarter of the Raiders’ victory. He was taken to a local hospital for precaution. The extent of his injury remains unclear.

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