2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

by Bobby Shepherd
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Here we are with a lot more of the same for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down.

We had a few more exciting games. A few more COVID cases. And even another fired coach.

This time the 4th quarter legend Dan Quinn finds himself looking for a new job alongside the special teams coordinator. And frankly, it can only get better for the Falcons.

Hopefully, the Falcons can follow the path of the newly restaffed Texans who picked up their first win this week. But it remains to be seen what the future holds as on Monday Arthur Blank didn't seem confident in Matt Ryan's future with the team.

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2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Henry Ruggs, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

Ruggs flashed some BIG potential in this game. He managed to turn his three targets into a stat line of 2-118-1.

He managed to get behind defenders twice and despite the limited offseason seemed completely in sync with Derek Carr.

His blazing 4.28 40 yard dash time makes him feel reminiscent of Tyreek Hill, and his field-stretching ability makes him a vital part of the offense moving forward.

So while he'll no doubt have some tougher days ahead of him, his Weeks 15 and 16 matchups are against the Chargers and Dolphins. Two teams I'd very much like to have players facing for a fantasy championship run.

And obviously, he's not available in your dynasty league. And as for trading for him, that ship has sailed. But that 10-person office redraft league, go take a look for him. As of Tuesday morning, he's rostered in only 44% of  Yahoo leagues.

Justin Jackson, RB, LA Chargers

Given that Joshua Kelley had been a part of this backfield alongside Austin Ekeler, it was a bit of a surprise that Jackson has seen more usage since Ekeler's injury.

He handled more rushing attempts and targets than Kelly and had higher yards per carry. I don't expect him to dominate the workload, but we can expect him to continue to lead it.

Moving forward Jackson has an agreeable schedule. So until Ekeler returns, Jackson can be trusted for low-RB2 production.

Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

I know you know about him already but it's worth mentioning two things that not a lot of people are talking about.

First, Juju Smith-Schuster is still the guy here. He was covered by Darius Slay leaving everybody else way more open and making Chase Claypool the TD machine we have come to love.

And second, we have to consider Diontae Johnson a threat to his volume when healthy. Johnson was highly targeted in both games he stayed healthy in and seems just as potentially explosive as Claypool.

That being said, Claypool is a fine option as a boom or bust "2018 Will Fuller" kind of player. And being in a high powered offense makes him worth the add.

Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

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Another one you don't need me to tell you about, but I'm going to anyway. Against an extremely stingy Steelers defense, Fulgham dominated targets and production.

Is this production sustainable for a whole season, probably not. The eventual return of Dallas Goedert will threaten that production. But who in their right mind is going to ignore 13 targets.

With only a handful of tough games sprinkled into the rest of what should be an easy season, the standout receiver should be able to run wild a bit longer and has a pretty good chance at production beyond the return of Goedert.

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Tyler Higbee, TE, LA Rams

We had high expectations for Higbee coming into the season, as he showed a dominant stretch to close out 2019.

He had a very big game once this year but hasn't been relevant in any other games. So far in four out of five games, he's failed to exceed three catches and 40 yards.

As a position, TE is pretty desolate. The hit or miss nature of TEs tends to be a theme, but at a certain point, one has to call it quits and admit there needs to be a backup plan.

There are worse plans at the position than rolling out Higbee every week. But with Gerald Everett still on the team, it's important to acknowledge that he is a roll of the dice in any given week.

Indianapolis Colts Tight Ends

Trey Burton, Jack Doyle, and Mo Alie-Cox seem to be splitting duties at the position. Now make no mistake, Trey Burton seems to be the top option. But if all three are going to be getting targeted, they siphon off each other's value.

Burton makes for a fine speculation play in a positive matchup or as an injury/bye week fill in. But with the ever-looming threat of TD vulture, his upside is capped.

It's also worth mentioning that Philip Rivers has only four passing TDs which is less than both Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky.

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Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team

In a rare terrible move by Ron Rivera, Dwayne Haskins was benched, seemingly without reason as his last game against the difficult Ravens defense was played respectably.

So in came Kyle Allen, and after a very preventable head injury, in came Alex Smith.

The very conservative "take what they give you" gameplay of Alex Smith was immediately reflected by the fact that JD McKissick was the teams leading receiver. He even out targeted Terry McLaurin, which is no small feat.

There are six straight games of laughably easy football ahead which are keeping Scary Terry off of the trending down list. But I believe he may no longer be the dependable and matchup-proof must start player he once was.

His season starts to get real over the last month of the season. But for the next six weeks against the Giants twice, Cowboys twice, the Lions, and the Bengals, there is no way he should be benched without a clear drop in production.

The 49ers Offense

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Jimmy Garoppolo very clearly rushed back onto the field, and he played terribly. It's already become very clear that there won't be a repeat playoff run.

But should we be giving up on the 49ers outside of George Kittle? Clearly, there are problems and vicious injuries that are ruining their potential. And their collapse against the Dolphins couldn't have been more ugly.

But I think this may actually be a case of us as a nation not giving the Dolphins enough respect. They are pretty far removed from the days of easy victories, as proven by honorable losses against the otherwise unstoppable Bills and Seahawks.

So I am sticking with the 49ers moving forward, when Jimmy G gets healthy I expect the offense to look much more like the juggernaut we saw last year.

It's worth mentioning that their Week 14, 15, and 16 matchups are Washington, Dallas, and Arizona.

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