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2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List

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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List!

This past week of electrifying NFL football was unfortunately overshadowed by Jon Gruden’s fall from grace.

Gruden resigned amid reports that the Raiders’ head coach sent various racist, misogynistic and homophobic emails over a seven-year span. It’s a black eye for the Raiders organization, the league and sports in general.

In Gruden’s leaked emails which spanned from 2011 to 2018, he denounced players protesting the national anthem, the emergence of women as referees and other things not worth mentioning here. Mark Davis, owner of the Raiders was essentially forced to pull the plug on Gruden’s reign as head coach.

Similar to Davis having to pull the plug, it’s important in Fantasy Football to sometimes do the same. With the Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List, we’ll take a look at some candidates that Fantasy managers should look to cut from their rosters.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List

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Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders (63% Rostered)

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While the head office drama has come to a crescendo in Sin City, Derek Carr’s play has been on a downward spiral. 

After going 3-0 to start the season, Las Vegas’ offense has become stagnant. In Week 5, Carr threw for just 206 yards with an interception and zero touchdowns against Chicago. Next week, Carr will head to Denver for a tough road matchup with the Broncos.

While the dysfunction within the Raiders organization is bound to be a distraction, heading to Mile High Stadium is always a tough venue. Combine that with the Raiders’ pedestrian offense over the past couple of games and you have a perfect drop candidate ahead of Week 6. 

Kenyan Drake, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (65% Rostered)

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Okay, I’m not picking on the Raiders. I’m just calling it like it is.

Even with Peyton Barber battling turf toe and Jalen Richard just returning from the injured reserve, Kenyan Drake just registered two carries in their loss to the Bears.

As long as Josh Jacobs is healthy, Drake is just another guy on the sideline. Jacobs racked up 15 carries to Drake’s two while out-snapping him 45-12. Drake is only viable as a fantasy option if Jacobs ends up sidelined.

Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals (50% Rostered)

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In Week 5, Christian Kirk saw his target share grow from one to five and caught all targets for 39 yards. 

Not bad, but also not great.

Kirk blew the breaks off the Titans‘ defense in Week 1 scoring a pair of touchdowns. Since then, he’s been unable to hit paydirt and has taken a backseat to the plethora of weapons Kyler Murray has at his disposal. Through the last two weeks, Kirk has just six catches for 44 scoreless yards.

The emergence of Rondale Moore is troubling for Kirk managers. Moore played three fewer snaps than Kirk in Week 5, but his dynamic ability has led to more looks. Moore ran 20 routes to Kirk’s 18, bettered Kirk’s targets and the rookie garnered three carries while leading the team in rushing yards.

Moore’s speed and elusive nature are more in line with the Cardinals’ offensive scheme that uses screens and jet sweeps to leave defenses unbalanced. He’s the horse you want to back, not Kirk.

Robert Tonyan, TE,  Green Bay Packers (68% Rostered)

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In his first season as a Green Bay Packer, Robert Tonyan racked up 11 touchdowns, becoming a fantasy darling.

Now in his sophomore season, even as the leading target man of Green Bay tight ends, Tonyan has slipped into fantasy obscurity as a result of his inability to get into the endzone. 

In four out of five weeks this season, Tonyan has had single-digit receiving performances. His lack of usage in the redzone is understandable considering Davante Adams takes up the majority of the shares.

His touchdown regression was inevitable, but there was hope that his volume would be enough to keep him productive. Although he’s bound to break out eventually, his average of fewer than two receptions per game does not make him an option at this time.

Hotseat

Trey Sermon, RB, San Francisco 49ers (77% Rostered) — Sermon didn’t register a carry until the fourth quarter in Week 5. He had just one carry for seven yards and is coming up on a bye week.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennesee Titans (80% Rostered) — Tannehill’s passing continues to take a backseat to Derrick Henry‘s ground production. He’ll be hard-pressed to turn it around against a stout Bills secondary in Week 6.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns (93% Rostered) — Beckham Jr. must be getting impatient with his lack of usage in Cleveland. Since returning from an ACL tear, the former Pro Bowler has registered just nine catches for 124 scoreless yards.


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About Tyler Mulligan

Tyler is a multimedia sports journalist from Toronto, Canada. He's a contributor for Fantasy Six Pack and an analyst at Pro Football Focus. His main areas of focus are football, hockey and basketball, but his heart lies in fantasy sports.

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