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Wally’s World – Week 6

After a bit of a lull in fantasy scoring last week we have had a very exciting Week 5 of NFL action with three games being decided in overtime and 11 games being decided by 7-or-less points.

Fans and fantasy owners alike got their moneys worth as six quarterbacks posted three touchdowns or more and three wide receivers racked up two touchdowns.

Here are the main things that jumped out to Old Uncle Waldo this week.

In a “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” scenario, DeMarco Murray finally came through for his fantasy owners.

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Philadelphia RB DeMarco Murray.

We’ll see if his workload stays as heavy moving forward.

With Chip Kelly you can never tell.

Wow. Gary Barnidge blew up against the Ravens this week and they had been shutting down tight ends. Of course, he had a circus catch that he made with pretty much just his legs. [Editor’s Note: You know you’re in for a long year league when your opponent pick’s up Barnidge this week and he out-scores Gronk by 17 points.]

Barnidge has quarterback Josh McCown’s trust and may just be a weekly start moving forward.

On the flip side of that was Owen Daniels putting up a goose egg against a Raiders defense that is easily the most generous to tight ends.

Go figure. It’s a crazy game this fantasy football.

So, we can literally say that all rookie WR Jaelen Strong does is catch touchdowns.

So, these are the versions of Frank Gore and Andre Johnson that we’ve been waiting for.

It’s about time fellas.

This isn’t really fantasy related but the emotion displayed by Matt Hasselbeck in his post game interview was moving.

That man stepped up huge when he more than likely belonged in bed rather than on a football field.

Arian Foster looked pretty good but I did notice he pulled himself out of the game after a couple of longer gains.

With the extra days off before a week six tilt with Jacksonville we should get the ‘real deal’ Foster back.

After back-to-back good weeks we can go ahead and return Doug Martin’s “the muscle hamster” nickname.

Hate to see Jamaal Charles suffer an ACL tear.

It appears the man to pick up to replace Charles is Charcandrick West.

No Alshon Jeffery and no Eddie Royal and the Bears still beat the Chiefs at home.

Thanks for playing Kansas City but your season is officially over.

It’s time to really start believing in Andy Dalton after he stood tall against the Seahawks.

Apparently, Joe Flacco has decided he will need to run the ball in by himself due to a lack of wide receiving options. Two rushing scores Joe? Really?

It still wasn’t enough to beat ‘gun slinging’ Josh McCown and the Cleveland Browns.

I wonder how many fantasy owners actually rode McCown to victory this week.

Not many, I’m guessing. [Editor’s Note: McCown was played on only 0.8% of the teams that played in a DraftKings 50/50 contest that had a total of 45,250 teams.]

Justin Forsett is going to be a very busy running back for the next few weeks. At least until Steve Smith returns he will.

Do you think the Dallas defense missed having Greg Hardy?

He definitely made his presence known in his debut as a member of the Cowboys.

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin