- In a huge game between the Green Bay Packers and the reigning Superbowl champs the Baltimore Ravens, the Packers managed their first win on the road this season, taking the game out 19 – 17, after withstanding a tough Ravens last quarter comeback. Rookie RB Eddie LACY was the hero for the Packers, rushing for an impressive 120 yds.
- St Louis took out their match against Houston Texans in style, running out 38 – 13 victors. The Texans were a pre-season favourite to make the Superbowl in 2013/14, but have been very disappointing thus far, winning only 2 games. Maligned QB Matt SCHAUB was even cheered by his
own fans when he got injured – now that’s a bit rough.
- One of the surprises of the year has been the Kansas City Chiefs, still sitting undefeated after winning against the Oakland Raiders 24 – 7. Jamaal CHARLES led the way with 2 TDs, while Oakland QB Tyrell PRYOR gave up 3 interceptions in a horrid second half.
- The Carolina Panthers were the big scorers of round 6, smashing a disappointing Minnesota 35 – 10. It was QB Cam NEWTON who got back into some ominous form, throwing for 3 TDs and
running for one of his own. Star Viking RB Adrian PETERSON struggled with 62 yds from 10 carries – a not unexpected result given the recent tragic news involving the death of his son.
- In probably the match of the round, the previously undefeated New Orleans Saints fell just short against the New England Patriots with a final score of 27 – 30. The Saints led with 1.13 on the clock before Patriot QB Tom BRADY did it again, leading his team down the field to the game winning 17yd touchdown pass to rookie Kenbrell THOMPKINS.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
1. Cam NEWTON - Quarterback, Carolina Panthers
A stand out game for NEWTON, who lead his team admirably from the front, clocking up 242 passing yards with 3 touchdowns – and adding the finishing touch with a scrambled touchdown of his own amongst his 30 rushing yards. This gave his fantasy owners much to smile about – 30.68 pts from your QB is just what you need.
In a difficult position from a fantasy football perspective, Vernon DAVIS had a pearler of a game last weekend, amassing 180 yds in total and finishing up with 2 touchdowns. He has now scored
a TD in 4 of his last 5 games, and even though he’s returned from last season injuries on fire, he’ll
struggle to beat the 30 fantasy pts he picked up for last week’s massive game.
3. Knowshon MORENO - Running Back, Denver Broncos
Many would argue that it’s not hard to score points in one of the most offensively-potent NFL teams in recent years, however you still have to get the job done and MORENO certainly did that in round
6. With 42 yards rushing, combined with 62 yards receiving, and 3 TDS, MORENO was impressive in any ones language. Oh, and the most important bit – 28.4 fantasy pts, if you don’t mind.
(Special mention to Cincinnati’s much maligned QB Andy DALTON, who threw for 337 passing yds, 17 rushing yds and 3 touchdowns. Unfortunately 25.18 pts just missed the cut Andy!)
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Firstly to last week’s Players To Watch, and did we get them right? Justin BLACKMON punched out
another 19 pts, Geno SMITH failed with 4.84pts, and Willis McGAHEE also struggled with 3.90 pts. One out of three ‘aint bad I guess.
1. Jay CUTLER - Quarterback, Chicago Bears
Always one to be seen on a level just below the superstars of the game, CUTLER has been travelling
very nicely this season, and is definitely worth a look if you can pick him up. Owned in only 41% of leagues, CUTLER has only scored under 17 pts once all year – with a stat line of 17, 18,11,17, 23 and 20 points respectively, he is really stepping up. Now ranked 6th in QBs in the league, he’s a must have if you can.
2. Andre ELLINGTON - Running Back, Arizona Cardinals
One to have snuck under the radar somewhat, ELLINGTON is starting to rack up some impressive
numbers, including 15.2 pts last weekend on the back of 7 carries, 5 passes and one touchdown. ELLINGTON looks to be the type of player who can score well without a great deal of involvement, and good be a great bench addition at least. Owned in only 14.6% of leagues, he’s certainly one to
3. Rueben RANDLE - Wide Receiver, New York Giants
Named in the Players of the Week last week, RANDLE backed it up again with another 13.5 pts in a New York Giants team that can only improve after a disastrous beginning to the season. RANDLE racked up 75 yds and a touchdown last week, and certainly appears to have turned a corner in the last fortnight. Trade him in and keep your fingers crossed he stays that way.
That’s the Wrap for Round 6. Let us know how YOUR team is travelling, and who you have picked up – or a looking to – to really make a difference in your fantasy team going forward.