NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Recap: Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy (33) breaks up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) during the fourth quarter on Sept. 29, 2019. Seahawks Vs Cardinals

Ken Walker: 21 carries, 97 yards, one touchdown; 2 receptions, 13 yards

Zach Ertz: 7 receptions, 70 yards

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The Seahawks’ new starting RB: Fantasy managers were happy with Ken Walker’s production in his first game, and there is reason to believe he can have continued success.

  • He played a clear majority of snaps on early downs, playing an even higher percentage of snaps than Rashaad Penny had in that situation.
  • He unexpectedly played a slight majority of third-down snaps despite not being known as a receiving back.
  • While he is a must-start going forward, there are three reasons to be somewhat concerned.
  • DeeJay Dallas split short-yardage situations, which could include goal-line situations in the future. That could obviously make it harder for Walker to score touchdowns.
  • Travis Homer is on injured reserve but could return as soon as Week 8. Once healthy, he could take a higher percentage of third-down snaps and cut into early-down work.
  • The Seahawks have the sixth-most-difficult schedule going forward, leading to more passing and less rushing for Seattle.

Monitor the Marquise Brown injury: Brown suffered a leg injury late in the fourth quarter after landing awkwardly. He went straight to the locker room and didn’t return.

  • Greg Dortch took over for the last few snaps of the game.
  • DeAndre Hopkins is returning from his suspension this upcoming week.
  • If Brown misses time, then Hopkins and Rondale Moore would play in the base offense, with A.J. Green coming in for three-receiver sets.
  • Moore played ahead of Green in 16-of-17 snaps in two receiver sets this week. Green will fall to fourth on the depth chart and not play much if Brown is healthy.

Eno Benjamin’s missed opportunity: The Cardinals didn’t have two of their top three running backs on the depth chart, but Benjamin made a minimal impact on the offense.

  • He dominated snaps in all situations but gained only 37 yards on 15 carries. His longest run went for 6 yards.
  • He caught all three passes thrown his way for 28 yards.
  • He will remain the starter as long as James Conner and Darrel Williams are injured, but if anything, he will play less when both backs are healthy rather than more.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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