Week 6 Recap: Trade Targets, Standouts and Letdowns

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Updated: October 17, 2017

Week 6 Recap: Trade Targets, Standouts and Letdowns

Trade Targets

Mike Evans

Famous Jameis went down this game opening the door for veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. With the owner in your league seeing Fitzpatrick at the helm, a QB who has struggled with the interception bug through his career (he threw 2 INT this game), they may be susceptible to a Mike Evans trade while believing his value going forward, may decline. The report came out that Winston has an AC sprain on his throwing shoulder and a questionable designation. Evans did have some success this game going 3-for-95 and a score but posted his worst percent catch rate of the season at 32.5 percent. But his major production only came without Patrick Peterson on him. He was bottled up when Peterson lined up with him. All these factors lead to a possible trade path.

Keenan Allen

In a favorable matchup, Allen posted only 5-for-45 which are pedestrian numbers for him. He still seems to be the WR1 there, he just hasn’t had that explosive game yet. You’ll want to have him when he gets those rolling so now is the time to make a deal.

Chris Hogan

Hogan has clearly been the WR1 so far this season on the Patriots. He has averaged a 60+ yard game with a TD in four consecutive weeks leading up to this one dud. Steal him while the owner feels sad about playing him with 1 reception for 19 yards.

Michael Thomas

He was supposed to go off! Coming off of a bye, owning the WR1 spot on the Saints, in a game that went 52-38 — and he didn’t do anything? Steal him while the owner is scratching his head on this one and bank on the probability that this was a weird outlier game for the stud receiver. The Lions secondary has been as strong as anyone (besides Jacksonville) and his next game is against the much more vulnerable Packers secondary.

 

Standouts

Will Fuller

Guess what? Yep, Fuller grabbed yet another touchdown on very few receptions this weekend. On two catches, he had a score. He has 8 receptions TOTAL since returning and has five touchdowns already. He’s playing out of his mind right now and has easily been the most efficient receiver in the NFL.

Demariyus Thomas

Janoris Jenkins has been the definition of a shutdown corner this season but Demariyus Thomas surprised us all this week with 10 receptions for 133 receiving yards in his battle with the stud defensive back. A touchdown would have been the icing on the cake but it makes sense with the quarterback troubles in this game.

Mark Ingram

Ingram took full advantage of the departure of AP with a 25-for-114 and 2 score game on the Lions.

Adrian Peterson

On the flip side, a new change of scenery and opportunity absolutely boded well for AP as he joined the Cardinals. Looking like prime Adrian Peterson, he posted a 26-for-134 game with 2 rushing scores. This could be an outlier because Arizona got up 31-0 in a flash in the Bucs so the script was incredibly favorable for the running back. Regardless, we look forward to witnessing the AP resurgence.

 

Letdowns

Terrelle Pryor

I don’t know what to do with this guy. Josh Doctson is stealing his opportunity for touchdowns and there is just a murky connection it seems like between him and Kirk Cousins. A 1000+ yard season last year with a multitude of poor quarterbacks in Cleveland was supposed to translate to a huge season in his move to the Redskins who needed a WR1 and clearly a franchise QB in Cousins. It hasn’t happened and I can’t tell you that he has a brighter future ahead in Washington right now. He posted another dud with a 3-for-23 game. If he couldn’t do it at home versus the underwhelming 49ers defense, I don’t know when it will happen.

Amari Cooper

Alright, same problem as Pryor. They have been letdowns all year. I can’t tell you there is a turn-around ahead for your second-round pick. With Carr returning and a favorable matchup in Cali, he did absolutely nothing again putting up only 5-for-28. We all want to dump him but it’s so hard with that name recognition!

Travis Kelce

Alex Smith is lacking receiving targets. His wide receivers have recently been coined “the minions” because they are just these tiny football players running around out there. Kelce is arguably the most gifted tight end in football and owners have to be upset plugging him in and seeing him go for a meager 4-for-37.

Mike Gillislee

His first outing that put him in the rising superstar category is long gone. His last 4 games, he has touched the ball less than 15 times, posted only one 50+ yard game (52) and a big ol’ goose egg in the touchdown column. If you can package him in a trade to someone who still has hope, do it.

 

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