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Emmanuel Sanders has 7 catches, 115 yards, 1 touchdown for Denver
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught 7 passes on 10 targets for 115 yards and 1 touchdown in a 23-20, Week 6 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Sanders almost had 2 touchdown snags but was ruled down at the one-yard line in the first quarter. The 31-year-old wideout slumped in Weeks 3-4 but has averaged 104.5 receiving yards on 7.5 catches and caught 2 touchdowns in the other four games. The Broncos visit the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night in Week 7.
Sanders scored 21.0 FanDuel points in Week 6. He has 40 receptions for 501 yards and 2 touchdowns on 54 targets this season, as well as 2 carries for 53 yards and 1 touchdown.
Alex Collins scores 2 touchdowns in Ravens' win on Sunday
Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins ran for 54 yards and 2 touchdowns on 19 carries in a 21-0 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
It was not an efficient day for Collins, who averaged just 2.8 yards per carry with a 31.6% success rate, but his two scores made it a good one for fantasy purposes. He scored on a 13-yard rush in the second quarter and a 2-yard carry in the third. Teammate Javorius Allen only had 1 carry.
Collins scored 17.4 FanDuel points, the 11th most for a running back in Week 6. He has rushed for 271 yards and 4 touchdowns on 76 carries this year.
Ben Roethlisberger passes for 369 yards, 1 touchdown in Steelers' win
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 32-of-46 passes for 369 yards and 1 touchdown in a 28-21, Week 6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown on a slant that turned into a winning 31-yard score with 10 seconds remaining. He almost had another touchdown pass but JuJu Smith-Schuster was ruled down a yard short. The Steelers are on bye Week 7.
Roethlisberger scored 21.1 FanDuel points in Week 6. He's averaging 338.8 passing yards per game with 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions this season, plus 38 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground.
Michael Crabtree catches 6 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown on Sunday in Ravens' win
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught 6-of-9 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-0 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Crabtree opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 4-yard touchdown catch and also had 3 catches of at least 20 yards. He and Willie Snead (10) were the only Ravens with more than 4 targets on Sunday.
He scored 18.3 FanDuel points on Saturday, which was the 11th most among wide receivers in Week 6. Crabtree has 30 catches on 55 targets for 343 yards and 2 touchdowns this year.
Tyler Boyd catches 2 touchdowns for Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd caught 7 passes for 62 yards and 2 touchdowns on 9 targets in a 28-21, Week 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Boyd finished second in targets behind A.J. Green (12) and tied for the team lead in catches. He has 100-plus receiving yards and/or a touchdown in four of six games this season. The Bengals visit the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7.
Boyd scored 21.7 FanDuel points in Week 6. He has 37 receptions for 455 yards and 4 touchdowns on 52 targets this season.
Russell Wilson throws 3 touchdowns as Seahawks eviscerate Raiders
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 17-of-23 passes for 222 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception, and rushed 6 times for 20 yards, in a 27-3, Week 6 pasting of the Oakland Raiders.
Wilson has thrown 3 touchdown passes in back-to-back games heading into the Seahawks' bye week. The time off should allow his nagging hamstring issue to heal a bit, as it's limited the typically mobile Wilson to just 62 rushing yards on 17 carries this season.
Wilson scored 21.9 FanDuel points in Week 6. He's averaging 218.0 passing yards per game with 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions this season.
Stephen Gostkowski goes 5-for-5, hits Patriots' game-winner
New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski made 5-of-5 field goals and 4-of-4 extra points during a 43-40, Week 6 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Patriots to 4-2 on the year. His longest kick on the night came from 50 yards out. New England faces the Chicago Bears in Week 7.
Gostkowski finished with a season-high 22.0 FanDuel points as he hit double-digits for the first time this year. He's 12-for-13 (92.3 percent) on field goals and 20-for-20 on extra points overall.
Bears' Tarik Cohen catches 7 passes for 90 yards and adds a rushing touchdown on Sunday
Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen ran for 31 yards and a touchdown on 5 carries and also caught 7 of 9 targets for 90 yards in a loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Like his backfield mate Mitchell Trubisky, Cohen has come on strong in his last two games after a slow start to the season. He now has 295 yards from scrimmage and 2 touchdowns over the last two weeks, compared to 134 in his first three games.
Cohen scored 19.6 FanDuel points on Sunday, which was the eighth-most for a running back in Week 6.
Latavius Murray mows down 155 yards in Vikings' victory
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray rushed 24 times for 155 yards and 1 touchdown, and caught 1 pass (1 target) for 3 yards, in a 27-17, Week 6 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Murray racked up 20-plus touches for the first time this season while thriving as the Vikings' workhorse with Dalvin Cook (hamstring) on the bench. The touchdown came on a 21-yard scamper that was highlighted by an impressive stiff arm. It remains to be seen what role he will play Week 7 against the New York Jets.
Murray scored a season-high 22.3 FanDuel points in Week 6. He has 54 carries for 261 yards and 1 touchdown this season, with 10 receptions (13 targets) for 63 yards.
Mitchell Trubisky throws for 316 yards, 3 TDs in Bears' loss on Sunday
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed 22 of 31 passes for 316 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception in a loss against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. He also had 47 rushing yards on 8 attempts.
Trubisky has now thrown for 670 yards and 9 touchdowns in his previous two games. This strong back-to-back stretch follows a rough start to the season for the second year pro, who averaged just 5.7 yards per pass with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in his first three games of 2018.
He scored 28.3 FanDuel points on Sunday, the fourth-most for a quarterback in Week 6. Our models projected him to score 15.2.
Rob Gronkowski comes up with 2 clutch receptions late in Patriots' win
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught 3-of-4 targets for 97 yards in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Kansas City Chiefs
Gronkowski came up big when it mattered most, ripping off a big play in each of the Patriots last 2 drives to set up field goals. The first of which involved came on a 42-yard reception, highlighted by a monster stiff arm of Chiefs safety Ron Parker. Prior to that, he had caught just 1 ball for 16 yards on the night.
numberFire's models projected Gronkowski for 13.3 FanDuel points and he came up shy of that with 11.2 in Week 6.
Tyreek Hill scores 3 times as the Chiefs fall to Patriots in Week 6
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught 7-of-12 targets for 142 yards and 3 touchdowns in Sunday's 40-43 loss to the New England Patriots.
Hill led the Chiefs in every receiving category, with most of his work coming in the 2nd half, after catching just 3 passes for 43 yards in the 1st. His 1st of 2 4th-quarter touchdowns came on what appeared to be a pass intended for Kareem Hunt, before Hill caught another on a 75-yard bomb to tie the game with just over 3 minutes left.
numberFire's models projected Hill for 15.8 FanDuel points and he exploded for 35.7 on Sunday night.
Kareem Hunt totals 185 yards as Chiefs get edged out by Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt rushed 10 times for 80 yards, with another 105 yards and 1 touchdown on 5 receptions in Sunday's 40-43 loss to the New England Patriots.
Hunt's biggest play of the day came on a 67-yard receiving touchdown on the opening drive of the second half to put the Chiefs back within 3 points of the Patriots. The 15 touches are his fewest of any game this season, as the Chiefs relied largely on the passing attack while playing behind for most of this game.
numberFire's models projected Hunt for 17.0 FanDuel points and he topped that with 27.0 on Sunday night.
Sony Michel finds the endzone twice in Patriots high-scoring win
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel rushed 24 times for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Michel led the Patriots to an 11-point halftime lead with two first half touchdowns. He dominated the backfield, with the next closest Patriots running back seeing just 6 carries.
numberFire's models projected Michel for 14.3 FanDuel points and he blew past that with 22.6 on Sunday.
Patrick Mahomes tosses 4 touchdown passes as Chiefs come up short
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-36 passes for 352 yards and 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in Sunday's 40-43 loss to the New England Patriots
Mahomes was held scoreless with 2 interceptions in the first half, before taking over and throwing all 4 of his touchdown passes in the second half to bring the Chiefs back into the game. The last of those scores was a 75-yard bomb to Tyreek Hill to tie the game at 40 with just over 3 minutes left, before the Patriots eventually regained the lead.
numberFire's models projected Mahomes for 23.2 FanDuel points and he topped that with 29.0 in Week 6.
Tom Brady tops 300 passing yards as Patriots top Chiefs in shootout
Tom Brady completed 24-of-35 passes for 340 yards and 1 touchdown in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Brady also added a rushing touchdown on a 4-yard scramble in the fourth quarter to put the Patriots back in the lead. His touchdown came on a 17-yard toss to Julian Edelman late in the first quarter on a night which he connected with 7 different receivers. Two of his most important throws on the night went to Rob Gronkowski to keep each of the Patriots last 2 drives alive to set up field goals.
numberFire's models projected Brady for 24.2 FanDuel points and he came up shy of that mark with 21.8 in Week 6.
Cam Newton throws 2 touchdown passes in Panthers' Week 6 loss
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton completed 27-of-40 passes for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in Sunday's 17-23 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Newton also rushed 9 times for 43 yards as the Panthers offense mostly struggled in Week 6. His day was made more difficult by D.J. Moore fumbling his first 2 receptions, and the interception went to former teammate Josh Norman.
numberFire's models projected Newton for 21.3 FanDuel points and he topped that with 24.3 on Sunday.
Bengals' A.J. Green hauls in 7 catches in Week 6
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught 7 passes for 85 yards in Week 6's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Green saw a team-high 12 targets and as he set a season-high in catches. Despite the solid production, the day seems like a bit of a disappointment for Green as Andy Dalton threw 42 times and Tyler Boyd's emergence is partially to blame. Boyd caught 2 touchdowns and tied Green with 7 catches on Sunday.
Green finished with 12.0 FanDuel points after being projected for 14.8 by our models.
Case Keenum tops 300 yards as Broncos come up short
Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum completed 25-of-41 passes for 322 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 20-23 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Keenum was evaluated for a concussion following a hard sack late in the first half, but was cleared to stay in the game. After struggling for most of the day, he then connected with Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas for 2 second half touchdowns to bring the Broncos back into the game.
numberFire's models projected Keenum for 17.9 FanDuel points and he finished with 20.5 in Week 6.
Joe Mixon sees 15 touches in Bengals' Week 6 loss
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown while adding 4 catches for 20 yards in Week 6's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mixon posted a season-low in touches as the Bengals went to the air 42 times on Sunday. Mixon reached paydirt for the third time this season to help boost his fantasy day.
Mixon finished the day with 16.4 FanDuel points, exceeding our projection of 15.1 on Sunday.
Jared Goff has quiet day as Rams edge out Broncos
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff completed 14-of-28 passes for 201 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Denver Broncos.
Goff was held without a touchdown for the first time since Week 11 of last season, as Todd Gurley dominated the Rams offense in Week 6, topping 200 rushing yards for the first time in his career. The interception was Goff's fifth of the season, but came on a tipped pass.
numberFire's models projected Goff for 21.0 FanDuel points and he fell short of that with 8.4 in Week 6.
Colts' Eric Ebron reaches the end zone again in Week 6
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught 4 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in Week 6.
Ebron hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck in the third quarter for his fourth score in three weeks. He now has six touchdowns on the year, surpassing his career-high set in 2015 with the Detroit Lions.
Ebron currently sits as the second-highest scoring fantasy tight end in Week 6 with 15.1 FanDuel points.
Texans' Deshaun Watson turns it over 3 times in Week 6
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 177 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions, and lost a fumble against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Watson came into the game questionable with a chest injury and didn't look right all game long. He completed just 15-of-25 passes for 7.1 yards per attempt and connected with DeAndre Hopkins for his ninth touchdown pass of the year. Watson was sacked 7 times and fumbled 3 times (losing just 1) and rushed for only 2 yards in a disappointing performance.
Watson finished with 7.28 FanDuel points, finished outside the top-25 for Week 6 for fantasy QBs.
Christian McCaffrey collects just 66 yards in Panthers' Week 6 loss
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey rushed for 20 yards and added 46 through the air in Week 6's loss to the Washington Redskins.
McCaffrey rushed just eight times as Washington jumped out to an early lead, limiting the Panthers' ground game. The back added seven catches on eight targets, both team-highs. The 66 total yards were a season-low and Sunday was the second consecutive week he failed to break 100 yards.
McCaffrey finished with 10.1 FanDuel points, ending up just outside the top-20 fantasy running backs in Week 6.
Julio Jones racks up 142 yards in Falcons' win over the Bucs
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught 10 passes for 143 yards in Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jones led the Falcons in targets (14), catches, and yards. Sunday was his second double-digit catch game of the year but the stud receiver is still looking for his first touchdown. Jones last scored in Week 12 of last season, 11 games ago.
Jones finished Week 6 with 19.3 FanDuel points, leaving him as a top-eight fantasy wideout on Sunday.
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