2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

by Dennis Sosic
2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

Welcome Fantasy friends and foes to the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down.

The first five games this NFL season have not been beautiful. Plenty of sloppy play, horrible officiating, and brutal in-game management make us want to scream. But we thankfully still have fantasy football to keep us going daily.

Just like there are ups and downs with how the NFL games are played, there are also fantasy stocks that rise and fall. Find out which ten players have witnessed their stock move in the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 6 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Stock Up

Geno Smith, QB, Seattle Seahawks

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Geno Smith surprises us with his excellent quarterback play this season. In what was projected as a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints, Smith went out there and completed 64 percent of his passes and threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns. He has thrown for two or more touchdowns in four of the five games this season and is currently QB7. Smith is making DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett both top 20 fantasy receivers, and now the Seahawks welcome dynamic rookie Kenneth Walker to the backfield, which provides Smith with another weapon. Fantasy managers should continue to drive the Smith hype train.

Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders

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Plenty of fantasy analysts had Josh Jacobs as a bust coming into the season. The Las Vegas Raiders didn't extend his contract, and after he played a ton in the first preseason game, the world sounded like it was going to end. However, Jacobs is alive and kicking as the RB4 on the season on the heels of two fantastic consecutive performances. In Week 4 against the Denver Broncos, Jacobs ran for 144 yards and two scores while also catching five of six targets for 31 yards. Then, in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, he was brilliant with 154 rushing yards and a touchdown and catching all five of his targets for 39 yards. His usage in the passing game is a pleasant surprise, but his stock has never been higher.

Gabe Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills

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Welcome Back, Gabriel Davis! Davis scored a touchdown in Week 1, then injured his ankle in practice leading up to Week 2, which led to Davis being a non-factor for fantasy managers. Davis was so excited coming into the season that it seemed impossible for Davis to fail, but of course, he did. Well, until Week 5! He exploded in the Buffalo Bills blowout of the Pittsburgh Steelers, kicking it off with a 98-yard touchdown bomb. Davis finished with 171 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Davis is back for fantasy managers who are stuck by their preseason love.

Alec Pierce, WR, Indianapolis Colts

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The rookie WR has been seeing an increase in targets in consecutive weeks, resulting in Alec Pierce leading the Indianapolis Colts in targets, receptions, and receiving yards in that dreadful game against the Denver Broncos Thursday night. Pierce has established himself as the WR2 in the Colts' offense opposite Michael Pittman. Matt Ryan looked for him often while under duress which seemed like all game. If Pierce is available in your league, fantasy managers should scoop him up as his value continues to rise as a viable Flex option in PPR leagues.

Taysom Hill, TE, New Orleans Saints

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Taysom Hill was extraordinary in Week 5, with three rushing touchdowns and one passing score. Hill provided the ammunition for the Saints to get the victory but also led fantasy managers to wins for those brave enough to have him in their lineups. Hill finished as the Week 5 TE1, and while you can't count on Hill consistently producing these ridiculous stats, the TE position is so volatile that Hill is worth a pickup and someone to watch on Sundays.

Stock Down

Matthew Stafford, QB, Los Angeles Rams

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Fantasy managers that roster Matthew Stafford must be happy about Cooper Kupp and the passing volume in the last two games. Stafford has attempted 48 and 42 passes in the previous two games in which they were forced to pass often due to negative game scripts. The Rams lost both games, and their offense is way out of sync. Their only option is to wait for Kupp to get open. Their offensive line and the running games are a disaster, and Stafford is getting beaten up continuously. It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel in the Rams' offense.

Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

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The Super Bowl hangover is alive and well in Cincinnati. The Bengals are struggling offensively, and Joe Mixon seems to be taking the biggest hit. Mixon averages only 3.1 yards per carry and has only one touchdown through five weeks. His highest rushing total on the young season is 82 rushing yards, which is a far cry from an RB that some fantasy managers selected at the back end of the first round. A new offensive line is still trying to develop chemistry along with defenses stopping the big plays from Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase, and the offense is driving in neutral.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos

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There are plenty of disappointed fans in Mile High City. When the Denver Broncos made that massive trade to acquire Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks, they thought their quarterback troubles were over. Well, think again. Wilson and the Broncos' offense have been atrocious. The play calling and the game management from head coach Nathaniel Hackett are laughable, and the joke ends with a trickle-down effect across their offensive weapons. The only player that looks safe currently is wide receiver, Courtland Sutton. Jerry Jeudy has two scores on the season, but the reality is that he should have at least double that until they fix the offense. It's best to look away.

Allen Robinson, WR, Los Angeles Rams

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Probably the most straightforward, no-brainer selection on this list. Allen Robinson should have made this list a few weeks ago. Robinson has been a gigantic disappointment. His pinnacle this season was in Week 2 when he caught four passes for 53 yards and one touchdown, all season-highs. There is no chemistry between Robinson and Matthew Stafford, and when Ben Showronek is outproducing you, fantasy managers know that Allen Robinson has hit rock bottom.

Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers

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It is outstanding to see Robert Tonyan back on the field with the Green Bay Packers after suffering a torn ACL last season. However, his fantasy stock has not been something to smile about. He has yet to eclipse 37 receiving yards in a game and has only one score on the season. In addition, Aaron Rodgers has been spreading the ball around much more without Davante Adams, which has led to fewer opportunities across the board. But, hey, even Mercedes Lewis scored a touchdown! Tonyan might be a TE to stream during bye weeks, but otherwise, it's time to cut ties with the Packers TE.


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