Just over 150 years ago this week, America bought Alaska from Russia for about 0.2$ per acre. Talk about buying low—something that many will hope to do after a bevy of injuries across the NFL this past week. The waiver wire might be fairly active this week, as it was last week.
***Reminder – this does not include Monday Night Football.***
1 Kareem Hunt, Baker Mayfield, AJ Brown, Latavius Murray, Parris Campbell, TY Hilton all left with injuries this week. This is exacerbated when you look at last week which included Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Nick Chubb, Joe Burrow, Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Damien Harris and Russell Wilson. Some of the Week 5 injuries returned but that is a star-studded cast of players out with injuries.
2 Dak Prescott’s 445 passing yards against New England were his highest of the 2021 season, but still below three games of 2020 before he was injured. The ceiling could be even higher for him this season.
3 Two rookie quarterbacks (Justin Fields and Zach Wilson) are among the top 2 in the league in sacks allowed (18). Ryan Tannehill is tops in NFL with 20.
4 Baker Mayfield had almost as many turnovers yesterday (4) as he had in games 1-5 of this season (5).
5 Through six games, James Conner almost has as many rushing touchdowns (5) as he had in all of 2020 (6).
6 Henry Ruggs III is averaging 22.3 yards per catch, the highest in NFL among qualified wide receivers.
7 Cooper Kupp went off yesterday in a dominant Rams win. He leads the NFL in targets with 68, Matt Stafford has clearly found a gem that he will continue to utilize.
8 Dallas and Tampa Bay co-lead the league in pick-sixes as Mike Edwards and Trevon Diggs each have two pick-sixes. Even with Trevon’s amazing start with interceptions, it’s Buffalo who leads the +/- differential on turnovers with +11.
9 Here are your bottom teams on differential on turnovers: Jacksonville, San Francisco, New York Jets and Kansas City. These teams are a combined 7-15.
10 Jonathan Taylor rushed for 145 yards in Week 6, the most of any running back. It represented the third-highest rushing total of his career (last year he had 253 yards vs. Jacksonville and 150 yards vs. Las Vegas).
What stuck out to YOU about Week 6?