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Rob Gronkowski comes up with 2 clutch receptions late in Patriots' win
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught 3-of-4 targets for 97 yards in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Kansas City Chiefs
Gronkowski came up big when it mattered most, ripping off a big play in each of the Patriots last 2 drives to set up field goals. The first of which involved came on a 42-yard reception, highlighted by a monster stiff arm of Chiefs safety Ron Parker. Prior to that, he had caught just 1 ball for 16 yards on the night.
numberFire's models projected Gronkowski for 13.3 FanDuel points and he came up shy of that with 11.2 in Week 6.
Tyreek Hill scores 3 times as the Chiefs fall to Patriots in Week 6
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught 7-of-12 targets for 142 yards and 3 touchdowns in Sunday's 40-43 loss to the New England Patriots.
Hill led the Chiefs in every receiving category, with most of his work coming in the 2nd half, after catching just 3 passes for 43 yards in the 1st. His 1st of 2 4th-quarter touchdowns came on what appeared to be a pass intended for Kareem Hunt, before Hill caught another on a 75-yard bomb to tie the game with just over 3 minutes left.
numberFire's models projected Hill for 15.8 FanDuel points and he exploded for 35.7 on Sunday night.
Kareem Hunt totals 185 yards as Chiefs get edged out by Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt rushed 10 times for 80 yards, with another 105 yards and 1 touchdown on 5 receptions in Sunday's 40-43 loss to the New England Patriots.
Hunt's biggest play of the day came on a 67-yard receiving touchdown on the opening drive of the second half to put the Chiefs back within 3 points of the Patriots. The 15 touches are his fewest of any game this season, as the Chiefs relied largely on the passing attack while playing behind for most of this game.
numberFire's models projected Hunt for 17.0 FanDuel points and he topped that with 27.0 on Sunday night.
Sony Michel finds the endzone twice in Patriots high-scoring win
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel rushed 24 times for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Michel led the Patriots to an 11-point halftime lead with two first half touchdowns. He dominated the backfield, with the next closest Patriots running back seeing just 6 carries.
numberFire's models projected Michel for 14.3 FanDuel points and he blew past that with 22.6 on Sunday.
Patrick Mahomes tosses 4 touchdown passes as Chiefs come up short
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-36 passes for 352 yards and 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in Sunday's 40-43 loss to the New England Patriots
Mahomes was held scoreless with 2 interceptions in the first half, before taking over and throwing all 4 of his touchdown passes in the second half to bring the Chiefs back into the game. The last of those scores was a 75-yard bomb to Tyreek Hill to tie the game at 40 with just over 3 minutes left, before the Patriots eventually regained the lead.
numberFire's models projected Mahomes for 23.2 FanDuel points and he topped that with 29.0 in Week 6.
Tom Brady tops 300 passing yards as Patriots top Chiefs in shootout
Tom Brady completed 24-of-35 passes for 340 yards and 1 touchdown in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Brady also added a rushing touchdown on a 4-yard scramble in the fourth quarter to put the Patriots back in the lead. His touchdown came on a 17-yard toss to Julian Edelman late in the first quarter on a night which he connected with 7 different receivers. Two of his most important throws on the night went to Rob Gronkowski to keep each of the Patriots last 2 drives alive to set up field goals.
numberFire's models projected Brady for 24.2 FanDuel points and he came up shy of that mark with 21.8 in Week 6.
Cam Newton throws 2 touchdown passes in Panthers' Week 6 loss
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton completed 27-of-40 passes for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in Sunday's 17-23 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Newton also rushed 9 times for 43 yards as the Panthers offense mostly struggled in Week 6. His day was made more difficult by D.J. Moore fumbling his first 2 receptions, and the interception went to former teammate Josh Norman.
numberFire's models projected Newton for 21.3 FanDuel points and he topped that with 24.3 on Sunday.
Bengals' A.J. Green hauls in 7 catches in Week 6
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught 7 passes for 85 yards in Week 6's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Green saw a team-high 12 targets and as he set a season-high in catches. Despite the solid production, the day seems like a bit of a disappointment for Green as Andy Dalton threw 42 times and Tyler Boyd's emergence is partially to blame. Boyd caught 2 touchdowns and tied Green with 7 catches on Sunday.
Green finished with 12.0 FanDuel points after being projected for 14.8 by our models.
Case Keenum tops 300 yards as Broncos come up short
Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum completed 25-of-41 passes for 322 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 20-23 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Keenum was evaluated for a concussion following a hard sack late in the first half, but was cleared to stay in the game. After struggling for most of the day, he then connected with Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas for 2 second half touchdowns to bring the Broncos back into the game.
numberFire's models projected Keenum for 17.9 FanDuel points and he finished with 20.5 in Week 6.
Joe Mixon sees 15 touches in Bengals' Week 6 loss
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown while adding 4 catches for 20 yards in Week 6's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mixon posted a season-low in touches as the Bengals went to the air 42 times on Sunday. Mixon reached paydirt for the third time this season to help boost his fantasy day.
Mixon finished the day with 16.4 FanDuel points, exceeding our projection of 15.1 on Sunday.
Jared Goff has quiet day as Rams edge out Broncos
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff completed 14-of-28 passes for 201 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Denver Broncos.
Goff was held without a touchdown for the first time since Week 11 of last season, as Todd Gurley dominated the Rams offense in Week 6, topping 200 rushing yards for the first time in his career. The interception was Goff's fifth of the season, but came on a tipped pass.
numberFire's models projected Goff for 21.0 FanDuel points and he fell short of that with 8.4 in Week 6.
Colts' Eric Ebron reaches the end zone again in Week 6
Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron caught 4 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in Week 6.
Ebron hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck in the third quarter for his fourth score in three weeks. He now has six touchdowns on the year, surpassing his career-high set in 2015 with the Detroit Lions.
Ebron currently sits as the second-highest scoring fantasy tight end in Week 6 with 15.1 FanDuel points.
Texans' Deshaun Watson turns it over 3 times in Week 6
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 177 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions, and lost a fumble against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Watson came into the game questionable with a chest injury and didn't look right all game long. He completed just 15-of-25 passes for 7.1 yards per attempt and connected with DeAndre Hopkins for his ninth touchdown pass of the year. Watson was sacked 7 times and fumbled 3 times (losing just 1) and rushed for only 2 yards in a disappointing performance.
Watson finished with 7.28 FanDuel points, finished outside the top-25 for Week 6 for fantasy QBs.
Christian McCaffrey collects just 66 yards in Panthers' Week 6 loss
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey rushed for 20 yards and added 46 through the air in Week 6's loss to the Washington Redskins.
McCaffrey rushed just eight times as Washington jumped out to an early lead, limiting the Panthers' ground game. The back added seven catches on eight targets, both team-highs. The 66 total yards were a season-low and Sunday was the second consecutive week he failed to break 100 yards.
McCaffrey finished with 10.1 FanDuel points, ending up just outside the top-20 fantasy running backs in Week 6.
Julio Jones racks up 142 yards in Falcons' win over the Bucs
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught 10 passes for 143 yards in Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jones led the Falcons in targets (14), catches, and yards. Sunday was his second double-digit catch game of the year but the stud receiver is still looking for his first touchdown. Jones last scored in Week 12 of last season, 11 games ago.
Jones finished Week 6 with 19.3 FanDuel points, leaving him as a top-eight fantasy wideout on Sunday.
Mike Evans disappoints for Tampa Bay in Week 6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans posted a season-low 4 catches for 58 yards in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Despite Jameis Winston passing for nearly 400 yards, Evans was limited to less than 60 for the first time this season. Chris Godwin and Desean Jackson led the Bucs with 9 targets each, while Evans saw just 5. He will look to rebound in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns.
Evans finished with just 7.8 FanDuel points after being projected for 16.5 by our models.
DeAndre Hopkins reaches the end zone in Texans' win on Sunday
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught 5 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in Week 6.
Despite a quiet night by the Texans' offense (216 total yards and 13 points), Hopkins stayed productive scoring his third touchdown of the season. The Texans' wideout also snapped his two-game streak of 100-plus yards as he posted a season-low in catches, yards, and targets (6).
Hopkins finished with 14.8 FanDuel points, a top-15 WR performance in Week 6 so far.
Antonio Brown hauls in the game-winning score for Pittsburgh in Week 6
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 5 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in Week 6.
Brown didn't see many targets (6) but was counted on when the game was on the line. He took a short pass from Ben Roethlisberger 31 yards to the house with 10 seconds remaining to give the Steelers the lead and ultimately the win. Pittsburgh heads to a bye in Week 7 with the Cleveland Browns coming to town on October 28.
Brown finished the day with 19.0 FanDuel points, good for a top-1o fantasy wideout finish so far.
Ezekiel Elliott grinds out 106 yards in Cowboys' Week 6 win
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Elliott finished with 25 touches (24 carries, 1 catch) as he helped grind out the second half in the blowout win. He capped a productive day with a late 15-yard run to the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the season.
Elliott finishes Week 6 as a top-10 fantasy running back with 18.2 FanDuel points on Sunday.
Vikings' Adam Thielen posts sixth-consecutive 100-yard game on Sunday
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught 11 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in Week 6.
Thielen had his third double-digit catch game while posting a 100-plus yard in every game this season. He has become Kirk Cousins' favorite weapon as he now has 81 targets (13.5 per game) this season. Theilen will look to keep the good times rolling against the New York Jets in Week 7.
Thielen currently sits as fantasy's number-four wideout in Week 6 with 23.8 FanDuel points on Sunday.
Bears' Mitchell Trubisky throws for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns in a losing effort
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky threw for 316 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception in Sunday's OT loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Trubisky battled back from a slow start, to post his second consecutive 300-yard passing game. The second-year quarterback has thrown for nine touchdowns in the last two games but also had a costly late interception in the red zone that cost the Bears points and likely the win. The stage gets bigger in Week 7 as the New England Patriots come to Chicago next week.
Trubisky sits as a top-five fantasy quarterback in Week 6 after collecting 28.34 FanDuel points on Sunday.
Dak Prescott leads the Cowboys to Week 6 blowout of Jaguars
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 2 touchdowns and rushed for another in Week 6's 40-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Prescott did not amass a ton of yards through the air (183) but connected with Cole Beasley on two touchdowns passes for his second multiple score game of the year. The quarterback did more damage on the ground as he rushed 11 times for 83 yards and a 15-yard touchdown in the victory.
Prescott collected 29.52 FanDuel points, leaving him as the second-highest scoring fantasy quarterback so far in Week 6.
Todd Gurley carries the Rams with 225 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 6
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley totaled 220 yards 225 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 6's win over the Denver Broncos.
Gurley carried the Rams offense with the passing game held in check by the Broncos. The running back accounted for over 50% of the team's total yards (444) as he touched the ball 30 times. The 208 yards rushing was a career-high and his third 100-plus rushing game of the season.
Gurley finished the day as the top fantasy running back in Week 6 so far with 35.5 FanDuel points.
Colts' Andrew Luck throws 4 touchdown passes in Week 6
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 23-of-43 attempts for 301 yards in a 34-42 loss to the New York Jets.
In Week 6, Luck threw for 4 touchdowns but committed costly turnovers with 3 interceptions. The Colts dropped to 1-5 for the 2018 season.
Through six games, Luck has thrown for 16 touchdowns and 1792 passing yards.
James Conner tops 100 yards, scores twice in Steelers' victory
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner rushed 19 times for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns, with another 18 yards on 4 receptions in Sunday's 28-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Conner had 2 rushing touchdowns and over 100 rushing yards while averaging over 5.0 yards per carry for the second week in a row. The Steelers now head in to their bye week, with the looming possibility of Le'Veon Bell reportedly returning after that.
numberFire's models projected Conner for 14.9 FanDuel points and he went off for 26.9 on Sunday.
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