Fantasy Recap: Week 6 Early Slate 2

  • Vikings 24, Dolphins 16 (Vikings covered -3, U45.5)


    Key Postgame Stories

    The Vikings defense saved their offense for the first time this year. Aside from a couple of big plays to Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook, their offense had nothing. They benefited from a couple of timely turnovers forced off of Teddy Bridgewater, who had to fill in for injured starter Skylar Thompson. Jefferson, Cook, and Tyreek Hill remain the top fantasy options for their teams, just like they have been the whole year. 


    Top Performers

    Dalvin Cook: Cook finished the day with 14 touches for 83 yards and a touchdown. Although this is a good stat line, his day was saved by a 53-yard touchdown. Cook had no running room all day due to a stout Dolphins rush defense and a poor day from the Vikings offensive line. Cook still found a way to get it done, and he remains a solid RB1 going forward. 


    Justin Jefferson: The best wide receiver in football was at it again on Sunday. In a day where Kirk Cousins only threw for 175 yards, Justin Jefferson managed six catches for 107 yards. It’s nearly impossible to find any other receiver capable of having over 60% of his quarterback’s passing yards. Even though Jefferson has had better statistical games this season, this game should be the most reassuring one for fantasy owners, as he showed he isn’t reliant on a heavy passing game at all.


     Tyreek Hill and Mike Gesicki: Hill may be the second-best receiver in the NFL behind Jefferson. Despite dealing with a backup and third-string quarterback, Hill caught 12 catches for 177 yards. He is one of the most dynamic players in all of football, and it’s clear that he is the centerpiece of this Dolphins offense. Mike Gesicki came out of nowhere with six catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns. This resulted from the Vikings’ shell coverage shadowing the top of the field and not wanting to get beat by Hill and Jalen Waddle. The middle of the field was wide open all day, and Gesicki took advantage.

    Biggest Busts

    Raheem Mostert: I thought this was a smash spot for Mostert, but he disappointed fantasy owners with 14 carries for 49 yards. The Vikings defensive front played their best game of the season despite only rushing four for most of the game. Their run defense showed up for the first time this year, and Mostert ended up disappointing after a promising Week 6 showing.


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    Bengals 30, Saints 26 (Bengals covered -1.5, O43)


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