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2019 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List

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I’m sure most weekly recaps are going to go in the direction of pointing out the offensive explosions we had this week with Deshaun Watson, Christian McCaffrey, Will Fuller, DJ Chark, etc. So I’m going to go the other way. 2019 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List

Five games in and I don’t think I’ve ever seen this level of ineptitude in the NFL.

The NFL is touted as a league where parity rules and each team has a chance to compete. But through five weeks there are (by my count) already six teams who have absolutely no chance of competing. I’m not even including the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos who both have one win and little to no chance of making the playoffs.

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The Dolphins are almost blatantly tanking – which is at least a direction. Meanwhile, the Redskins and Jets are floating in no-man’s land with confused front offices and even worse coaching. The Steelers for some reason traded their first-round draft pick after losing their starting quarterback and are now down to their third-stringer.

Yikes.

2019 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List

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Quarterbacks

Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Safe to say Danny Dimes hasn’t been the star we saw in Week 3 against Tampa. Since his 34 point outing, he has 23 points in total with only 407 passing yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. More unfortunate is his lack of rushing productivity. To be fair, the Redskins and the Vikings are his only opponents since. The schedule doesn’t get any better as he faces the Patriots next week on Thursday night.

Those of you (me included) who burned some waiver FAAB on him may have to face the music – he’s not the savior the Giants or we need.

Running Backs

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Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson, Wendell Smallwood, Washington Redskins

Not surprisingly, the Redskins are a mess and you could see it translated on the field. In Week 5, outside of a 65-yard end-around, the Redskins combined for 80 yards on the ground. This after rushing for 28, 47 69, and 55 yards in their first four games. Not only is their running game ineffective, but the Redskins are also finding themselves behind early and often, meaning they usually have to abandon their run game. It doesn’t help that they have the quarterback carousel of death and just fired their head coach.

Duke Johnson Jr, Houston Texans

It’s over.

The Duke Johnson as a bell-cow running back experiment is finally over. In a game where the Texans scored 53 points and Deshaun Watson threw for 426 yards and five touchdowns, Johnson managed 9 carries for 59 yards, but more importantly, only drew one target for 8 yards. This is the exact type of game where Johnson should have excelled, but it looks like he’s just not going to see that type of usage in this offense. Only once has he topped 10 touches  since arriving in Houston and has yet to score a touchdown on the season.

I can’t believe I’m saying it, but Carlos Hyde is the back to own in Houston.

Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks

After Chris Carson dealt with fumbling issues the last couple weeks, there was legitimate hope that Penny would be able to carve himself out a significant share of the rushing attack. Unfortunately (or fortunately if you’re a Carson owner), Penny dealt with injuries during that time. Carson re-seized the opportunity and has looked physically dominant as a rusher, pushing Penny towards a less-than-complementary role. Penny played only 12 of 74 snaps in Week 5 and is basically just a handcuff to Carson.

On the bubble: Wayne Gallman, New York Giants; LeSean McCoy, Kansas City Chiefs; Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Steelers

Wide Receivers

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Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles

I wanted to give Agholor a chance, I really did. I felt bad for the guy after this guy flamed him on National Television, but he disappointed again in Week 5 against the Jets of all teams. After a donut in Week 4, he caught one pass for 20 yards.

With DeSean Jackson coming back, Agholor is going to fade into a sub-package role and can’t be trusted as a viable fantasy option.

Dante Pettis, Deebo Samuel, Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers

This trio of receivers is actually pretty talented in my eyes. Unfortunately, they play in an offense that isn’t great for fantasy production at the wide receiver position. They are very comparable to the Titans, in that the offense is predicated around a strong rushing attack and the quarterback’s role is minimalized. On top of that, the Niners’ number one option in the passing game is definitively George Kittle. That means that neither of these three’s targets will be consistent and therefore they can’t be trusted as fantasy options.

On the bubble: Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, New York Jets; Golden Tate, New York Giants; Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs

Tight Ends

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O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I dread the day that I would have to write this blurb. Howard was one of the players I touted as a breakout candidate at the beginning of the season. I foresaw a big-bodied receiver in the middle of the field catching touchdown after touchdown as the defense focused on Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

Unfortunately, Jameis Winston and Bruce Arians had other plans. And while Evans and Godwin are in fact seeing the majority of the defense’s attention, they don’t care. They’re balling while Howard has 14 targets in 5 games for 141 yards and no touchdowns.

He’s clearly not a big part of this offense and can be dropped.

Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans

Walker came out of the gates hot with a 55 yard, 2 touchdown game to start the season. He followed that up with a 39-yard game and a 64-yard game – not bad for the tight end position this year. We can relegate him to streamer status now. After these last two weeks, he has just one catch off two targets in each game of four and 10 yards.



Marcus Mariota and this offense are simply too inconsistent and Mariota spreads the ball around too much for anybody to have real fantasy value. In previous years, Walker was the only pass-catcher available for the Titans, but that’s changed with Corey Davis, A.J. Brown, and even Adam Humphries on board.


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About Kevin Huo

Kevin is a fantasy football writer for Fantasy Six Pack. He considers every angle - whether statistical or theoretical - when weighing his options and isn't afraid to be a contrarian. You can follow him on Twitter: @KevinMHuo

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