The Standouts Week 6
The Standouts is a weekly article put out by The Fantasy Bye Week. This article will focus on five standout performances from the week in fantasy, and will include an analysis of how repeatable the performance is.
By Cody Austin: 10/16/2019
Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings:
Now this is the game that everyone has been waiting for, 7 catches for 167 yards and 3 touchdowns. There is no denying that Diggs has gotten off to a horrible start this year. Thankfully, this was his second strong game in the past three weeks. Diggs is a very difficult player to project for the rest of the season. On one hand, the Vikings clearly want to run the ball. But, there is no way to not feel encouraged after this game. He is going to be a player to monitor over the coming weeks.
Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks:
This is one you could see coming from a mile, but it was still fun. A player getting as many carries as he can handle against a poor Browns rush defense was a recipe for success. Carson had 24 carries for 124 yards and a touchdown, as well as 4 catches for 35 more yards. Carson has been on an absolute tear this year, and there are no signs of him slowing down any time soon. He’s an every week must start in all of your lineups until further notice.
Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers:
Curtis Samuel was a guy that I really liked this offseason, but he has disappointed so far this year. In week 6 Samuel had 4 catches on 6 targets for 70 yards and a score. He also had a carry for 8 yards and another touchdown. A very solid week for fantasy, but not a very repeatable one. Samuel may be a bye week flex player in the right matchup, but for the most part he needs to be on your bench until we see this type of production consistently.
Golden Tate, New York Giants:
No Sterling Shephard, no Saquon Barkley and no Evan Engram meant a big Golden Tate day. GT3 had 6 catches for 102 yards and a td. Though Engram and Barkley seem likely to return for week 7, Shephard is likely to miss additional time. As long as Shephard is out Tate is likely to continue seeing a nice target share in this offense, making him a starting caliber fantasy asset.
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals:
Though the start of the season was a little rough Kyler has really started to turn it on for fantasy. Against Atlanta he threw for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding 32 yards rushing on the ground. Yes, it was against a Falcons defense that gets torn apart every week, but Kyler is now a legitimate starting fantasy option at quarterback going forward.