2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Trends

by Mike LaPlant
2022 Fantasy Football Week 8 Drop List

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Trends!

It was a tough week for fantasy managers as the Seahawks, Chargers, and Raiders went on bye. People worried about how they would replace Russell Wilson, D.K Metcalf, Josh Jacobs, and Chris Carson. Then the New York Jets released Le'Veon Bell, and the Kansas City Chiefs signed him on Thursday.

The Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants each won their first game of the year, making the Jets the only remaining winless team. I guess the next question is, when is Adam Gase going to be fired? You would think it would be sometime soon if things don't change quickly. Now let's all hope we've seen the last of this COVID-19 for some time so we can relax.

Let's jump into the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Trends to see what I found!

2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Trends

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1. It appears that Cam Akers will NOT get an increase in workload.

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After Sean McVay told us last week that Cam Akers would see an increase in workload we got excited. Well, McVay lied to us all as Akers was only on the field for 2% of the snaps. He was never a part of this gameplan against the 49ers. Instead, it was the Darrell Henderson Jr. show with 14 carries for 88 yards.

It seems like McVay thinks the hot hand is Henderson Jr. for the time with a little bit of Malcolm Brown sprinkled in. It wouldn't surprise me if McVay goes back to Brown next week with this never-ending carousel RB committee. The only way Akers sees an uptick in usage is if there's an injury to either guy in front of him.

2. Tee Higgins creating a connection with Joe Burrow.

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Since Week 3 when the Cincinnati Bengals started Tee Higgins, he's been showing us his potential in this league. He has 22 receptions for 339 yards on the year with two touchdowns. In four straight games, he has had seven or more targets. Zac Taylor really wants this young wideout on the field giving him 81% of the snaps in the past two weeks.

This week against a tough defense in the Indianapolis Colts, Higgins shined with six receptions for 125 yards. He's now reached WR3 territory with the amount of volume the Bengals offense is throwing it. Joe Burrow is averaging 41 passing attempts through Week 6, and I don't see that going down anytime soon with this terrible defense.

3. Did D'Andre Swift just take the main role in the Lions running game?

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For the first time all year, the Detroit Lions used their second-round pick from the 2020 Draft. He led all Lions running back in touches this week with 17 total opportunities. Adrian Peterson was the second part of the 1-2 punch out of this backfield. He amassed 16 touches for 41 total yards and one rushing touchdown.

But the story of the day was D'Andre Swifts 14 rushes for 116 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He finally found the endzone for the first time since Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. He also saw four targets in the passing game for three receptions for seven yards. It wasn't much, but you like to see that he will see touches no matter the game script.

4. Eagles might have found a diamond in the rough with Travis Fulgham.

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With all the injuries to all Philadelphia Eagles, there's one player who has been standing out and that's Travis Fulgham. In only three starts for this team, he has 18 receptions for 284 yards and three touchdowns. Two out of the three games were against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, no push-over defenses.

Against the Steelers, he corralled in 10 of his 13 targets for 152 yards and one of his touchdowns. Then against the Ravens, he collected six of his 10 targets for 75 yards and another touchdown. It sure seems like this guy might be the real deal. If I were the Eagles I would be looking into signing this guy long-term to replace Desean Jackson.

5. The Tennessee Titans' Offense is LEGIT

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Through six weeks, it looks more and more like the Titans' offensive revitalization that coincided with Ryan Tannehill claiming the starting job was not a fluke. In the 14 regular season games since Tannehill took over, the Titans have AVERAGED 30.42 points per game. Tannehill's stats over that time have been Patrick Mahomes-esque: 3,602 yards on 69% completion with 31 touchdowns and just six interceptions.

Going into the season, we all knew Derrick Henry would be a legit top-3 running back, but we had some questions about the fantasy viability of Tannehill, AJ Brown, and Jonnu Smith. I'm here to tell you that those questions are over with. This Titans offense is legit and completely matchup-proof. Brown stepped right back into the lineup from injury and has posted 37.8 fantasy points in two games. Smith was the TE2 through four games before leaving Week 6 with an injury. In his absence, Anthony Firsker put up 21.3 fantasy points. The WR2, whether it's Corey Davis or Adam Humphries, will even find value as Tannehill continues to sling it.

This Tennesee offense is right up there with the Chiefs, Packers, Ravens, and whoever else you want to throw in there. It is an elite fantasy offense that can support players at every position.

Come back next week at the same time and we will build off of the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Trends!

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