Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 6

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Welcome back to Week 6 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! The league did not fail to entertain this past week. Both our hometown teams lost, with the Giants losing both their star running back and their starting quarterback. Tom Brady continues to solidify himself as the frontrunning MVP candidate as he threw for 5 touchdowns and 400 yards against the Miami defense. The AFC Championship rematch ended with The Bills coming out on top. Kansas City falls to 2-3 as the Chiefs’ dominance begins to diminish in the NFL. Week 6 presents us with some fantastic matchups, along with the return of NVOT alumni, Jordan Fuller, to Metlife as the Rams face off against the Giants. 



Saquon Barkley (RB) – Early in the Giants vs. Cowboys game, Barkley’s foot was stepped on and rolled badly, as he limped his way to the sideline. Soon after the injury, he was ruled out for the rest of the game as images surfaced showing his left ankle the size of a softball. After further testing was done, Saquon seems to have a low ankle sprain sidelining him for two to four weeks. 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) – Clyde suffered what looked to be a very scary injury in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game. Monday morning, it was revealed that he had suffered an MCL sprain on his left knee which will land him on the injured reserve for at least three weeks. However, by the looks of it, he could be out for over a month.

Daniel Jones (QB) – Danny Dimes, or Daniel Jones was hit hard in the head on an attempt to punch a two yard run into the end zone. After the play, he was visibly seen stumbling around and dizzy. The trainers ran onto the field and he was immediately ruled out for the rest of the game. Jones was diagnosed with a concussion, yet has a chance to play this Sunday vs. the Rams according to head coach Joe Judge. His status should be watched throughout the week to see if he suits up or not.



Devonta Smith (WR)– Smith and the Eagles play against the all mighty Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. As good as the defending Super Bowl Champs are, they are vulnerable to the pass. The Bucs have a highly talented offense and can put points on the board at any moment. Due to this, the Eagles will most likely need to pass in order to compete with the Bucs. The biggest benefactor of this game script should be no other than rookie Devonta Smith. Smith is very talented, he is always on the field, and Jalen Hurts seems to love throwing him the ball. We expect a huge Thursday night from the rook. 

James Robinson (RB) –  Robinson is the second player to start this week. At last, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer is giving his workhorse running back the ball. Robinson has scored over 20 fantasy points the last three games and looks to be getting back to the fantasy production we saw all of last year. This week, Robinson will face a very weak run defense against the Miami Dolphins. Because of the injury to their starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins offense has looked atrocious. As hard as it is to believe, we think the Jaguars will jump ahead in this game which will lead to even more rushing opportunities for Robinson. 



Julio Jones (WR) – There is no doubt Julio Jones is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL. However, injuries have harmed the amount of games he has played over the years. This year is no different. Jones is dealing with a hamstring injury but seems to be on track to return this Monday night vs the Buffalo Bills. Nevertheless, after coming off of another injury, there could be a limited snap count for Julio. The Bills also have the best pass stopping defense in the NFL. They even kept the powerful Chiefs in check this past Sunday night. Because of these two main concerns, we are sitting Jones.

Josh Jacobs (RB) –  Jacobs has proved he can be fantasy productive over the few past seasons. This year, though, he is on a committee with fellow Las Vegas Raiders’ running backs, Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber. These two have been taking touches away from Jacobs all season. This Sunday will be much of the same. Most of his work this year has been on the ground where the Broncos have been great at stopping. Denver is surprisingly good this year and could give the Raiders trouble all afternoon. And, due to the recent resignation of Jon Gruden, this offense will be very unpredictable.


Waiver Wires

Devontae Booker (RB) – Booker should be added in all leagues because of the recent injury to star Giants running back Saquon Barkley. While Barkley is sidelined, Booker could potentially  see a huge workload on tap. In past years, Booker has been a tremendous fantasy player when having to step up for starting injured running backs, averaging over 15 fantasy points per game in those situations. 

Kadarius Toney (WR) –  That’s right. Another Giants player is one of our top waiver wire pickups of the week. The New York Giants roster is a disaster right now. Seven of their best week one starters have gotten injured heading into week 6, including receivers Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shephard, and Darius Slayton. Toney was the first round draft pick in this year’s NFL Draft. This past week, he broke out in a big way. He finished with 10 receptions for 189 yards plus a carry for seven yards earning him a stunning 29.6 fantasy points in PPR. He was the number five overall wide receiver this week and he did it without any touchdowns. With his talent, he could hold a permanent spot on both your fantasy team and the Giants starting lineup for the rest of the season. Add him now.