At the start of the season there was tremendous love for Jimmy Graham as he rarely fell out of the top-20 in any draft. After that there were a handful of vets – guys like Tony Gonzalez, Jason Witten, Vernon Davis and Rob Gronkowski – that many folks targeted at the tight end position. After that it was a rough free for all amongst proven but boring guys and youngster with a lot of talent as people often tried to fill the tight end position in the middle rounds. Through six weeks of the NFL season who were we right on at tight end and who did we miss on? I'll discuss that plus I'll throw out some observations from Week 6 as I take a look around the tight end position.
ADP Numbers – Were We Right?
Here are some ADP numbers from The National Fantasy Football Championship (12 team, PPR setup --- 99 drafts surveyed). How have the players performed relative to their draft day cost?
Week 6 started out like a thud with Touchdowns from such fantasy stalwarts as Cory Harkey, Joseph Fauria & Thaddeus Lewis before the usual suspects came through to save the day. But as good as Cam Newton, JaMaal Charles and Marshawn Lynch were others such as Jimmy Graham, Ray Rice and Calvin Johnson fell flat. But no matter how bad you may have lost your matchup this week the Packers may have lost even worse considering both Randall Cobb and James Jones left with significant leg injuries. Let’s take a look at all of the games played on this Sunday of Week 6 from a Fantasy Football perspective.
It's Week 6, and things are starting to crystallize in the world of fantasy football. Guys like Vick and Daniels can't stay healthy, what a shock. Guys like Brees and Romo continue to get it done, what a shock. Youngsters like Lacy and Cameron are establishing themselves as weekly starters. Which fellas on the gridiron have the best matchups for Week 6? So glad you asked as we've got a lot of information to share with you in your quest to emerge with the “W” in the sixth week of the NFL season.
Week 5 started out slowly and heading into the afternoon games the popular sentiments from around the industry was that this was a “down” week. Then the Broncos and the Cowboys took to the field to bless us with 99 points and an unbelievable 1039 yards of total offense. Also, for the first time since week 1 we had three games yet to be played once the Broncos and Cowboys game ended. So, what was a slow week has turned out to be another week filled with production. Let’s take a spin through all twelve games played this Sunday and find out how our players performed.
With four weeks of the NFL season in the books, all but two teams have played four games. This week we have four teams on Bye, the first time we've really had to deal with that issue this season, so now it's time that many a fantasy football squads depth will be tested. In what follows we'll point out some of the better matchups of the week. Some of the names will be obvious – yeah it takes a genius of immense knowledge to stay start Drew Brees – but some of the suggestions might boost a few of the fellas significantly up your rankings.
We, as writers, walk a very fine line each week. On one hand, we want to report the latest news and information to you in a timely and relatively unbiased fashion. You want to hear exactly what’s going on with your players and what our thoughts are moving forward with regard to their fantasy value. But while we’re supposed to be 90-percent fact and 10-percent opinion, we too play the game and sometimes the lines get blurred. We have our favorites, usually the guys we’ve drafted or have been hyping up to you these last few months, and all too often when those guys let us down, there’s a certain amount of frustration that takes center stage with us. And that’s what today’s column is all about. The opinions expressed in this article belong to me and me alone. Many of the assessments and evaluations of players will be steeped in facts that should prove to be very helpful to you in your fantasy season, but there’s also going to be plenty of ranting and raving as well. Bordering on lunatic? Perhaps, at times. But sometimes even those to whom you go to for advice need a forum just to vent.
Week 3 is going to be remembered more for who didn’t do what rather than who actually showed up this week. There were so many disappointments this week from Marshawn Lynch ruining the greatest of matchups to the entire Giants offense soaking the bed with diarrhea. Then of course it just wouldn’t have been a Sunday of Football without several notable RB’s going down with injuries. While we wait on more news from C.J. Spiller, Daryl Richardson, James Starks and Chris Ivory let’s sit back and review everything that happened in Week 3.