Week 6 is in the books and we are back with the Concern-O-Meter. One bye week is out of the way but week 7 is arguably the toughest of the season with so many stars missing.
What is the Concern-O-Meter?
It’s a traffic light system where we highlight five players at each position who underperformed as we identify if you should be concerned or not ahead of the forthcoming week’s schedule.
No Concern at all
Concern-O-Meter Week 6 QB - 12 points or less
Aaron Rodgers (GB) 11.84FPts
A-Rod made the Concern-O-Meter by the most narrow of margins. Had it not been for the fumble handoff to Dillon then he wouldn’t even be here. However, it was a frustrating game for Rodgers and the Packers as they couldn’t get much going against the Jets. Furthermore, Rodgers lost one of his trusted targets, Randall Cobb to injury. Right now, the receiver room looks extremely light for the Packers. A nice matchup against Washington offers hope of a bounceback though.
Andy Dalton (CIN) 10.48FPts
Ahead of the game the Saints mentioned that Dalton could continue as their Quarterback. Therefore, he’s eligible to hit the Concern-O-Meter. Whilst it was a struggle for Dalton and the Saints offense, it is worth remembering that their three main receiving options were ruled out. A short week with a game against the Cardinals offers optimism, I am still not convinced though.
Mitch Trubisky (PIT) 10.36FPts
This is harsh. However, most quarterbacks put up solid outings which left me with slim pickings. As Trubisky appears set to be the Steelers signal caller for week 7 I had to include him. He looked impressive once he took over from Kenny Pickett who left the game with a concussion. Despite entering the game halfway through the third quarter, Trubisky still racked up 144 yards through the air and provided a score. The Dolphins are up next for the Steelers and should he be the starter, Trubisky should be good to go.
Zach Wilson (NYJ) 4.50FPts
What a win for the Jets at Lambeau Field. Despite an impressive win, Wilson didn’t exactly do things the sexy way. He posted a season low in yardage and provided no scores, however he did avoid turning the ball over. Wilson boasts a perfect record since his return from injury, hopefully a game against the Broncos will see an upturn in fantasy production, I’m on the fence.
Carson Wentz (WAS) 4.16FPts
In the space of several weeks Wentz has gone from hero to zero. The Commanders and Bears put up one of the worst prime time games that I can remember. For context, Wentz didn’t even put up 100 yards through the air and he continued to take a beating, sacked a further three times. Moreover, he is set to hit IR and miss 4-6 weeks. Red alert, don’t be surprised if Heinicke ends up winning the job, it’s time to let Wentz hit the wire!
Concern-O-Meter Week 6 RB - 9 points or less
Nich Chubb (CLE) 8.0FPts
Chubb put up his worst numbers of the campaign as he carried the ball just 12 times for 56 yards. Admittedly, after the half the Browns put the shackles on Chubb knowing that the game was concluded. The Browns did face the best defense against running backs, ahead of week 6 the Patriots gave up just 14.2PPG to the position. Next up, an easier assignment for Chubb against the Ravens and I fully expect a bounce back.
Aaron Jones (GB) 7.4FPts
Here’s a stat that shocked me. In the first half, the Packers used Jones just four times. However, after the half his usage improved but not enough to avoid the Concern-O-Meter. A season low in all purpose yards in a game where he was expected to go off is extremely disappointing. However, a nice matchup against the Commanders is next and I have no doubt that he redeems his lackluster week 6 performance.
Chase Edmonds (MIA) 5.1FPts
The Edmonds ship is sinking quickly. Ahead of the campaign I had him locked down as my best value running back, I will own my mistake here. Once again Mostert was Miami’s lead back with 14 carries and two receptions whereas Edmonds had just four touches all game. It’s time to cut him loose, not since week 1 has Edmonds seen over 50% of snaps.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) 3.3FPts
It was always going to be a tough assignment against the Bills as they kept Edwards-Helaire quiet. He had just 9 attempts on the ground and didn’t add any value through the air as he had zero targets. Throughout the campaign CEH has been a little touchdown dependent, a game against the 49ers means another tricky assignment lays ahead.
Jeff Wilson (SF) 0.5FPts
A day to forget. It wasn’t the best start for Wilson, who gave up the ball for a touchdown on a short rush which left the 49ers 14-0 down early on. This time last week, he had put up his best display of the year and many were already dubbing him as the “waiver wire add of the year”. Despite a poor showing against the Falcons in a game where he should have dominated, it is likely that he continues the workhorse role for San Francisco…. Unless the 49ers are one of the teams in the mix for CMC?! I doubt it though.
Concern-O-Meter Week 6 WR - 8 points or less
DK Metcalf (SEA) 5.4FPts
In recent weeks the Seahawks and Geno Smith have lit up the scoreboard. Smith and Metcalf have developed a nice chemistry but this week they couldn’t get anything going. A positive though, Metcalf did lead the team in targets but struggled to convert this into productivity. A game against the Chargers is next and I think DK will be just fine.
Tyler Lockett (SEA) 3.7FPts
Another Seahawks receiver. Lockett put up his worst performance of the season, failing to hit over 75 yards for just the second time this campaign. Not since week 1 has Lockett seen less targets but this was largely due to Geno Smith spreading the ball across his receiver corps. I expect a bounce back from Lockett in week 7 against the Chargers.
D.J. Moore (CAR) 3.7FPts
New coaches for week 6, same result for DJ Moore as he disappointed once again. To be honest, apart from McCaffrey none of the Panthers offense did anything. A week 7 matchup against the Buccaneers doesn’t fill me with any confidence whatsoever. In deep leagues I’d hold otherwise I’d be tempted to see what is on the wire instead.
Devin Duvernay (BAL) 2.4FPts
With Bateman out again Duvernay tied the Ravens offense for the most targets but he struggled to hold on to anything, hauling in just one target. If Bateman misses another week then I’d have full confidence in a Duvernay bounce back game against the Browns.
Garrett Wilson (NYJ) 1.8FPts
It was always going to be a tricky matchup against the Packers’ impressive corners. This proved to be the case as Wilson caught just one of his five targets for just 8 yards. Another tricky assignment for Garrett Wilson in week 7 as the Jets face Denver, the fourth toughest defense against wide receivers.
Concern-O-Meter Week 6 TE - 6 points or less
Hayden Hurst (CIN) 5.1FPts
After an impressive outing last week it was a harsh reality check for Hayden Hurst owners following on from disappointing game against the Saints. The Bengals’ Tee Higgins returned which ultimately saw Hurst’s production drop, Hurst had his lowest target share since week 2. Furthermore, it was always going to be the ‘Burrow and Chase show’ in New Orleans as they returned for the first time since their National Championship win with LSU. A nice matchup against the Falcons is next, Hurst will bounce back against his former team.
Taysom Hill (NO) 4.5FPts
Last week Taysom Hill put up one of the most memorable performances in recent years as he literally did everything. This week, not so much. However, It is worth remembering that he was limited throughout the week but still jumped in with 9 offensive plays. Hill is one of a kind and unless I have an elite option at tight end, I’m confident rolling him out especially as the Saints are rather stretched on offense.
Dallas Goedert (PHI) 4.2FPts
It’s difficult to read too much into this performance as Goedert played more of a blocking role after RT, Lane Johnson, picked up an injury. Disappointingly though, Goedert dropped several easy catches once again as he hauled in 2 of his 5 targets for 22 yards. A bye week is up next for Goedert and the unbeaten Eagles, the following week offers a nice matchup against the Steelers.
Cole Kmet (CHI) 2.5FPts
Not even a season high in pass attempts from Justin Fields helped Kmet be a fantasy viable option. For context, Fields threw 27 times but only looked Kmet’s way three times, catching just one. This hardly leaves me too excited to roll him out anytime soon.
Tyler Higbee (LAR) 1.7FPts
I’m not reading too much into Higbee’s worst performance of the season. Heading into the game he was dealing with an ankle issue as he recorded season lows for targets and yardage. A bye week for the Rams will allow Higbee extra time to fully recover and continue his impressive start to the season. Despite a bad week, Higbee is still the TE7 on the year.