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Week 6 Thursday Night Fantasy Football Recap/Takeaways

Written by Durr

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on the road last night 28-22, and for the most part, it was a fantasy football dud. However my Fantasy Football Start’em Sit’ems went 3/4 and I am more than content with that considering that means I hopefully helped a lot of you out.

For one let’s start out with the star of the night, Leonard Fournette. The Bucs Running Back totaled 27.7 points (half-ppr) by getting 2 touchdowns, 6 receptions and 127 total yards. With this I am officially declaring Fournette as a weekly starter from here on out, until further notice. He is the clear all-purpose down back for the Bucs. Occasionally, Gio Bernard will come in for some passing downs and Ronald Jones will come in if Fournette is tired, but this is his backfield. Leonard Fournette may end up being one of the steals of the fantasy draft based on average draft position.

Eagles TE, Zach Ertz, had a more than suitable night for a Tight End after a 10.9 point performance by securing a touchdown for Philly. Now the next question for him will be if he is traded off the team. There is no reason for the Eales to keep both Ertz and Goedert, so I would not be surprised if one is traded before the deadline. That is something to keep an eye out on because whoever gets traded will likely mean whoever stays becomes a consistent start at the TE position.

Eagles RB, Miles Sanders, once again had a dud night as he did not surpass double digits. QB, Jalen Hurts, actually had both rushing touchdowns for the Eagles which resulted in a solid night for the QB, but Sanders now has a red flag. This has turned into a sticky situation as you are now seeing that Sanders may not even be the main goal line option for his team as it’s his QB! The only bright side about Sanders is that he is the featured RB clearly, but the Eagles just don’t use him enough. The man had 9 carries! Owners of him should be worried.

Eagles WR, Devonta Smith, was my mess up of the night, but no one is perfect. 2 receptions for 31 yards is not going to cut it. I would not be worried though if I am a Smith owner. He will be a consistent FLEX start for the rest of the year, with high WR2 upside due to the fact of his talent, work ethic, and being one of Jalen Hurts’ favorite targets in general.

Another great performance was by none other than Antonio Brown. 9 receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Safe to say that Brown has it back. Brown, Godwin, Evans and Gronk ohhhhhhhh boy that is scary. Yes it was like that last year, but both Brown and Gronkowski were getting into the swing of things again. Now, this quartet is lethal and it will now draw comparisons to the days of Peyton Manning’s Broncos, with Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Erick Decker and Julius Thomas.

Tom Brady had a sub-par performance scoring just under 18 points. This goes along with Godwin’s 6.8 point performance and Mike Evans’ horrendous performance by totaling 3.7! Yes, not fun for any of those owners realistically, but there should not be much concern going forward. The only issue is that there are a lot of mouths to feed on the Buccaneers with all the talented weapons they have, but they will get fed in this offense.

Next Thursday, the Broncos travel to Clevleand to take on the Browns, but before that be sure to check back this weekend for more Fantasy Football analysis for week 6.

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