In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter we recap 12 interesting takeaways from yesterday, take an initial pass on injuries, and preview Monday Night Football. It's 10/18. Take it away, Peter Overzet…
Shout out to all of the legends who watched 13+ hours of football yesterday starting with the Jags-Dolphins London game and made it all the way through the SNF punt fest between the Seahawks and Steelers.
Here were the top 12 fantasy performances that caught my eye in Week 6...
* CeeDee Lamb exploded for 9-149-2 yesterday, including a walk off touchdown in overtime. Jakobi Meyers almost scored his first NFL TD, but it was called back because the touchdown gods do not seem to care for Meyers.
* Adam Thielen (11-126-1) and Justin Jefferson combined for 27 targets and Dalvin Cook rushed for 140 yards and 1 TD on 29 carries. We love concentrated offenses.
* Khalil Herbert looked solid in place of David Montgomery and Damien Williams. He rushed 19 times for 97 yards and a 1 TD while also tacking on 2 receptions for 15 yards. The Packers couldn’t get much going outside of Aaron Jones who cleared 100 total scrimmage yards and found the endzone.
* Darrell Williams hogged all of the production in the Kansas City game (21-62-2; 3-27) and looked better than Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Ricky Seals-Jones isn’t missing a beat where Logan Thomas left off—he played 100% of the team’s snaps and finished with a solid 4-58-1 line. His price is going up on the DFS sites.
* Cooper Kupp is this year’s Stefon Diggs. His usage (12 targets) and production (9-130-2) remain off the charts. Darrell Henderson is the clear lead back in Los Angeles—he had 21 carries and ran 29 routes while finding the endzone twice.
* There was nothing sneaky about playing both Jonathan Taylor (14-145-2) and Brandin Cooks (9-89) in DFS lineups yesterday and both delivered accordingly. T.Y. Hilton finally returned to action and promptly led the Colts in receptions (4) and receiving yards (80).
* Joe Mixon soaked up most of the Bengals production yesterday (18-94; 5-59-1) and the Lions continued to struggle. At least T.J. Hockenson managed 11 targets.
* Despite the big total, the Chargers-Ravens game underwhelmed. I’m most intrigued about the return of rookie WR Rashod Bateman who slid right in and logged the second most routes run (22) among Ravens wide receivers. Bateman will be the cover boy of many waiver wire columns this week.
* The Dolphins lost to the Jags in London, but rookie Jaylen Waddle put up a nice stat line (10-70-2). Laviska Shenault couldn’t do much with his 10 targets, while Marvin Jones had 7-100-1.
* In a punt-filled, gross SNF game, Alex Collins (20-101-1) was the lone bright spot from a fantasy perspective. Diontae Johnson racked up 13 targets but couldn’t find the endzone.
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🚑 THE INJURY WARD
Here are a few of the injuries that we will be monitoring throughout the week…
* Kareem Hunt (calf), Antonio Gibson (shin), Baker Mayfield (shoulder), Kadarius Toney (ankle), Tyreek Hill (quad), Latavius Murray (ankle), Parris Campbell (foot), T.Y. Hilton (quad), Terrace Marshall (concussion), Chris Conley (neck), Dak Prescott (calf), Alex Collins (hip, glute)
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🔮 MNF PREVIEW
Tonight we have the Titans (+6) hosting the Bills in a game with a mouth-watering 53.5 point over/under.
A.J. Brown popped up on the injury report yesterday with an illness and is officially questionable for tonight.
We’ll be back tomorrow with waiver wire picks. Enjoy the game.
- Pete Overzet