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NFL: Week 6 Fantasy Football Diary

  • NFL: Week 6 Fantasy Football Diary

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This column will assess the performance of each active player within my fantasy football team. As per fantasy rules, each player's points total reflects their impact on match proceedings.

QB: Russell Wilson (10 points)

After being substituted out of the active lineup last weekend courtesy of the bye week, Russell Wilson returned as the Seahawks hosted the Atlanta Falcons. Despite scrambling for just seven yards off six carries, Wilson was efficient through the air, completing 25 of his 37 passes for 270 yards. The controversial 26-24 victory over the Falcons leaves the 'Hawks with a division-best 4-1 record through six weeks.

RB: Ezekiel Elliott (16 points)

Coming into this week the Packers had not surrendered over 50 rushing yards to any running back this season. This all changed once the Cowboys came to town as Elliott terrorised the Green Bay front seven to the tune of 157 yards. With an additional 17 yards through the air, Elliott's total fantasy production remains a team-best.

RB: DeMarco Murray (12 points)

Despite Cleveland's attempts to negate the ground game early on, Murray still managed 65 yards and a touchdown from his 21 carries. The 28-26 win over the Browns will prove pivotal as the Titans welcome the Colts to town for an AFC South showdown next weekend. With that in mind, expect Murray to deliver once again.

WR: A.J. Green (8 points)

Cincinnati slipped to 2-4 after going down 35-17 to the New England Patriots. Star receiver A.J. Green caught six passes for 88 yards in the defeat, including two deep balls from Andy Dalton. While Green failed to enter the end zone once again, his stat sheet from Foxborough remains productive.

WR: Jarvis Landry (9 points)

Perhaps the upset of the weekend, Miami's 30-15 victory over the Steelers blew the AFC wide open. Landry bounced back from last week's dismal effort with 91 receiving yards from seven receptions as Ryan Tannehill's primary target. 

TE: Greg Olsen (9 points)

Carolina's season continued its miserable slump this past weekend as the New Orleans Saints claimed a dramatic 41-38 win. Olsen was unstoppable once again, catching six of his seven targets for 94 yards. The Panthers' hopes of a playoff run now hang by a thread.

Flex: Jonathan Stewart (20 points)

Stewart made his fantasy team debut against a Saints side that had surrendered almost five yards per carry this season. Despite the heartbreaking defeat, Stewart posted  85 yards and two touchdowns in his return from the hamstring injury that had left him inactive since Week 1. 

D/ST: Houston Texans (4 points)

After a poor start saw the Colts jump out to a commanding 13-3 lead at half-time, the Texans came alive with two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter and a walk-off field goal in overtime. Despite giving up over 350 total yards for the second consecutive week, the Texans defence came clutch when it mattered most, making one interception and three crucial second-half sacks.

K: Mason Crosby (11 points)

Crosby was perfect from the hold yet again, hitting three field goals and one point-after attempt in his side's 30-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Packers are now 3-2 and will be desperate for a win next week when the 1-5 Bears visit Lambeau Field.

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