Week 6 Review
Chad Workman / @tweetsbychadfw
Whether you won or lost your matchups in week six, you can at least be thankful for one thing; We did not have to deal with any devastating injuries like we have every week thus far.
Week six brought us some incredibly entertaining from play from guys like Derrick Henry, Chase Claypool and others. We also saw some, well, not so good football from the entire Jets roster. At this point you have to wonder if Adam Gase’s keys will work tomorrow. It’s only a matter of time before he’s out as the Jets head coach, rights? Who knows, but for week six we are going to focus mostly on the highlights, so let’s dive in.
I want to start here with this unit because this offense is clicking on all cylinders and has playmakers all over the field. Let’s start with Derrick Henry, who put the team on his back doe (if you don’t get that reference please google it). Henry finished with 22 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns, while adding two receptions for 52 yards. Not known for his receiving chops, it was nice to get some production from Henry through the air, but the real story is what he did on the ground, leading him to be this week’s fantasy MVP. Henry was rolling the entire day, and the Texans had no answer for him. He did get the benefit of an overtime touchdown, but his 94 yard scamper in the 4th quarter was what really put his performance over the top. What else can we say? The guy is special.
A.J. Brown returned from injury last week and found the end zone, but he was back for real this week. His physical play and red zone abilities were on display, as he looked every bit as good as he was late last year, posting five receptions for 56 yards and two scores. He’s a borderline WR1/2 going forward, especially as long as Ryan Tannehill is slinging it around the way he is now. Tannehill went for 364 passing yards in this one, tossing 4 touchdowns in the process. Tannehill is now a comfortable weekly start. Unfortunately, we did see a Jonnu Smith injury, so he missed out on the fun, but Antony Firkser stepped up in his absence going for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Jonnu Smith was testing his ankle on the sideline in attempt to return, so his injury doesn’t seem too severe. Assuming he is not out long, he is also a guy you have to consider starting every week. If he is out, Firkser becomes an intriguing option. It should be noted that the Titans may have lost their left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season with a torn ACL. It’s something to watch going forward.
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