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What kind of week was it in the fantasy world of the NFL? Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff outscored superstars Drew Brees and Calvin Johnson. Buffalo's Naaman Roosevelt (who?) posted more points than Wes Welker. Top Draft Day selections Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson scored less than Earnest Graham and Jonathan Stewart.
Other odd occurrences in Week 6;
Michael Crabtree saw more targets (15) than any player this week. This is unusual for a number of reasons, the first being that the oft-injured 49ers wideout is rarely healthy enough to see that many good looks. And because the few times when San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith is "on target" its more often when he's throwing the ball to tight end Vernon Davis.
By the way, in Week 6 the top-five targeted receivers were; Crabtree, Brandon Pettigrew, Aaron Hernandez, Mike Williams of Tampa Bay and Greg Little. Where were the stars like Calvin Johnson, Welker, Greg Jennings and Hakeem Nicks this week?
It was just the second week all season that a quarterback didn't throw for 400 yards or more. There have been 10 games this season in which a quarterback has thrown for 400+ yards and 56 games of 300+ yards. But only six 300-yard throwers in Week 6. No wonder the scoring was down this week. The corollary to this fact is that there was a season-low seven receivers who earned the 100- yard receiving bonus.
The usually pass-happy Philadelphia Eagles ran tailback LeSean McCoy a career- high 25 times. McCoy toasted the Washington Redskins defense for 126 yards on the ground, but I'm not sure McCoy's fantasy owners will like this kind of overuse from their 5'10" star. It's only the fifth time in his career that he's rushed the ball 20 times-or-more in a game. In the four previous times in which he ran this much, in the next game McCoy averaged just 39 yards rushing and 31 yards receiving. The best news for McCoy's fantasy owners may be that the Eagles have a bye this week.
The Washington Redskins rushed the ball just 14 times and threw it 37 times. This is unusual for two reasons: They were facing an Eagles' defense that ranked 30th against the run, yielding 140.2 ypg entering the contest and the Redskins quarterback options are mistake-prone Rex Grossman or John Beck.
There was a Dallas Clark sighting. Clark has spent most of this season helping an injured Colts offensive line try to protect the quarterback, but he caught a season-high six balls for 53 yards and his first touchdown since Week 2. The Indianapolis offense is much improved with Curtis Painter at quarterback (QB rating 93.0) versus Kerry Collins (QB rating 65.9).
Speaking of quarterbacks, there will be a new starter in Oakland after Jason Campbell's season came to an end with a broken collarbone - either journeyman Kyle Boller or rookie Terrelle Pryor. If it Boller, don't bother making a pickup, but if its Pryor then you should have some interest. Stay tuned.
Rams running back Steven Jackson didn't get hurt.
New Orleans head coach Sean Peyton suffered the worst injury of the week after getting rolled up on by his star tight end Jimmy Graham. Peyton suffered a knee injury and a broken tibia.
In other words, it was a strange and unusual week.
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