The Cleveland Browns, led by Baker Mayfield, are a mess. Yes, they rallied to win a big in-division game against Baltimore two weeks ago, but they got shellacked by the 49ers Monday night. The offensive line is a mess. At the end of the first half, San Francisco brought a two man rush and sacked Mayfield! But the O-Line isn’t the only one to blame. Mayfield has four picks in a clean pocket this year, so he bears a fair amount of the shame as well. The worst part is that Mayfield’s “all talk and no walk” is dragging Odell Beckham Jr. down as well. That is frustrating the hell out of fantasy owners. There’s time to get things right, but in fantasy circles, patience is wearing thin. It’s fantasy football Week 6 or bust.
Speaking of losing patience, here are…
10 Things I Hate About Fantasy Football Week 6!
1. Adam Gase Tried to Kill Luke Falk: Gase knew his goose was cooked in Philly this week, so he tried to push Sam Darnold to no avail. In the process, Luke Falk took ZERO snaps with the number one’s all week in practice. That meant he was basically walking into a death trap and the Philly defense nearly killed poor Falk. They also killed Le’Veon Bell in the process and Gase put Darnold at major risk by pushing him too soon. Gase could be a one and done coach with the Jets.
2. Aaron Rodgers Is Ghost: No Davante Adams surely meant Geronimo Allison or Marquez Valdes-Scantling would be a fantasy difference-maker. Right!? NO! Three catches and 46 yards between them and ZERO TDs! Brutal! Don’t expect this to get better anytime soon, because if the Packers want to keep winning games, this may get to be a familiar sight. The one game Rodgers threw for over 240 yards, is the one game they lost.
3. Austin Ekeler Is Still Better Than Melvin Gordon: The longer it takes Melvin Gordon to get up to speed, the longer Austin Ekeler will stay relevant. The longer Ekeler proves relevant, the harder it will be for Gordon to win back the bell-cow duties. SAT analogies aside, this is a situation to monitor very closely.
4. Patrick Mahomes Has 1 TD Over His Last 2 Games: We’re spoiled. Patrick Mahomes is a gift from the fantasy football gods and we should all bask in his glory. However, one TD in two games is an issue. Now, the Mahomes regression goon squad is out in force, telling everyone how he’ll never get to 50 TDs again. Who cares? 40 is still on the table. Go back into your cave!
5. Every RB in SF Looks Good: This would be a positive, if there weren’t so damn many of them. All the San Francisco RBs seem fantasy-worthy, but there’s no one clear ‘”dude.” Matt Brieda is breaking off huge runs and scoring, Tevin Coleman looked spry and he had a TD. Then, Raheem Mostert even had 7 carries for 34 yards. This is going to be a carousel all year and it could make you sick if you don’t have the right one in the right week.
6. The Bears Refuse to Use Their RBs: David Montgomery had a TD, but we reverted back to just 11 carries. Their best playmaker, Tarik Cohen, touched the ball just seven times. What are we doing here? The Bears should play defense, run the football and get wins. Instead, Matt Nagy seems to be out-game-planning himself. You’re not in KC anymore Matt! RUN THE DAMN BALL!
7. David Johnson Is Hurt: DJ finally started to look like himself last week. The trouble is, he left this game with a back injury and his Week 6 status is in question. This guy just can’t catch a break! Add Chase Edmonds just in case!
8. Jordan Howard Is Becoming A Thing: A small thing, but three TDs in two games should make you take notice. Howard will never be an RB1, but if this trend continues, it could really cap Miles Sanders’ ceiling in the second half of the season.
9. I Was Wrong About Leonard Fournette: Get ready! Here’s something hardly any fantasy analyst will say. I was wrong about Leonard Fournette. He’s been reliable and productive. No one saw the Garder Minshew effect on this offense coming, nor the receptions coming Leonard’s way. However, right now, Fournette is a stud. Let’s hope his health finally holds out for a full season.
10. Rob Gronkowski Took An Analyst Job: Deep down, we all wanted to see Rob Gronkowski swoop in and be the free agent waiver wire pickup of the year sometime in November, especially since TE is so brutal. But alas, it looks like that dream is over, as Gronk will be suiting up for Fox instead. Good for him. Bad for us.
What’s got you steamed as we head into fantasy football Week 6? Share your gripe in the comments below. We promise to listen and not judge you like your wife does.
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