NFL Week 6 | Fantasy Football Player Rankings
This was the week that fantasy football owner with Tom Brady have been waiting for as he plastered the Titans defense. Now that Brady and the boys are rollin’ hopefully they will continue to produce strong fantasy numbers.
Below I have some observations from the sixth week of the regular season and how I see those points of interest playing out from a fantasy perspective.
2009 NFL Regular Season Week Six
- Bears vs Falcons
- Bills vs Jets
- Chiefs vs Redskins
- Patriots vs Titans
- Cardinals vs Seahawks
- Raiders vs Eagles
- Vikings vs Ravens
- Texans vs Bengals
- Saints vs Giants
- Broncos vs Chargers
Regular Season First Five Weeks
Fantasy Football Regular Season Week Six Notes:
Tom Brady Throws 5 Touchdowns in the 2nd Quarter
While the game didn’t start out hot for Tom Brady, he went wild in the 2nd quarter with five touchdown passes. No quarterback had ever thrown five touchdowns in a single quarter of an NFL game until Brady today.
This is just one more record for Brady as he has had a truly fabulous hall of fame career.
Brady would add one more touchdown pass at the start of the 2nd half of the game and then took the rest of the day off.
Joe Flacco and Ray Rice Lead Come Back
No one could blame fantasy football owners that benched Ray Rice in this game, if they had good options. The Vikings’ defense has been great against the run for years, and they are very stingy on giving up rushing touchdowns.
Sure, one would figure Rice would get some love in the passing game but who would have thought he would put this game together.
For the game, Rice had 77 yards rushing and 117 yards receiving with two rushing touchdowns.
His fellow teammate had maybe an even more impressive game as quarterback Joe Flacco. For the game Flacco had 385 passing yards and two passing touchdowns.
It is clear to see that Flacco will be a future relevant fantasy quarterback at some point. Right now he is a decent bye week fill in player, but not a weekly starter.
Texans Go Off
Andre Johnson and running back Steve Slaton both went over 100 yards receiving in this game. While it is always impressive to have two players go over a 100 yards in a game, Schaub’s 392 passing yards and 4 touchdowns top those efforts.
It’s clear to see that the Texans are going to be a full on passing team for this entire season. The running game struggled again as Slaton was benched in the fourth quarter for fumbling the football.
Expect the Texans to lean on their quarterback to win football games from here on out.
NFL Fantasy Football Information writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com