Another week down, and this was the first to feature a few teams on bye weeks. The Lions, Titans, Raiders, and Texans were all forced to watch the action from the sidelines. Week 6 featured a rematch of two juggernauts in Buffalo and Kansas City with Buffalo finally coming out on top. It does not feel like much of a stretch to assume this was an AFC Championship preview again. In other news, I feel the need to comment on a few teams’ surprising records through six weeks of the NFL season.
- The New York Giants are 5-1 after taking down the Baltimore Ravens 24-20. Still not sure what to make of this team outside of Saquon Barkley, but their record speaks for itself. Can’t argue with their success to date.
- The New York Jets are 4-2 after dismantling the Packers in Lambeau. Green Bay hemorrhages yards on the ground to good rushing attacks, having given up 152 rush yards to New England backs and 157 yards to NY Jets backs over the last three weeks – something to monitor.
- The Minnesota Vikings are 5-1 and appear on track to win the NFC North. Maybe this is the year it all comes together for the Vikings. It’s about time considering the talent they consistently have on the offensive side of the ball.
- The Atlanta Falcons are 3-3 despite drastically under-utilizing their best players Kyle Pitts and Drake London.
- The Denver Broncos are 2-4 despite giving up a king’s ransom for Russell Wilson during the offseason. This team is built for a Super Bowl run if only they had a competent QB… sheesh. Let’s ride.
This demonstrates that no matter how much planning we do, things can go sideways in a hurry. We must adapt and pay attention to all trends materializing in front of us. The charts below are meant to assist with this effort, focusing on which defenses give up the most fantasy points (and other key measurables) to each primary offensive position. Certainly, a tougher opponent will make a team’s defense appear potentially worse than usual. However, monitoring these metrics as the season progresses will help us make better fantasy football decisions.
DEFENSES vs QBs: Through 6 weeks, these defenses appear particularly vulnerable to QBs
- Atlanta Falcons
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Pittsburgh Steelers
DEFENSES vs RBs: Through 6 weeks, these defenses appear particularly vulnerable to RBs
- Chicago Bears
- Green Bay Packers
- Los Angeles Chargers
DEFENSES vs WRs: Through 6 weeks, these defenses appear particularly vulnerable to WRs
- New Orleans Saints
- Washington Commanders
- Atlanta Falcons
Defenses vs QBs:
Defenses vs RBs:
Defenses vs WRs: