Sunday Six Pack: Week Nine

Ken Kelly

Every week brings us great storylines in dynasty leagues. There isn’t a Sunday that passes without a significant injury, an unexpected performance or something else that puts the dynasty community on its ear. As always, we bring you the Sunday Six Pack, an article that previews six of the biggest storylines of the day.

Let’s get to week nine!

1.) Will the Titans receivers ever get on track?

The change from Marcus Mariota to Ryan Tannehill was supposed to get Corey Davis and AJ Brown back in gear.  However, Brown has just ten catches for 98 yards and one touchdown, while Davis has 11 catches for 125 and one lonely score of his own in the three games since Tannehill has taken the helm. While Brown gets a pass as he continues to acclimate himself to the NFL, Davis hasn’t had the type of third year breakout his owners have hoped for. The dynasty value of Davis is seemingly tanking each week and he could use a solid week against the Panthers to give his owners some much needed hope.

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2.) Will Stefon Diggs continue his recent tear?

As you can see from his ADP, Diggs’ cold start to the season resulted in a quick drop in his value. However, since his trade request a month ago, the Vikings have been committed to get him the football and he’s responded in a very big way. Over the past three weeks, Diggs has recorded 21 catches for 413 yards and three touchdowns. While it’s going to be difficult to maintain this pace when Adam Thielen gets back to full health, another monster game from Diggs in an expected shootout with the Chiefs would clearly put his early season struggles in the rearview mirror once and for all.

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3.) Will Le’Veon Bell‘s chat with Adam Gase turn his season around?

Bell has been one of the biggest disappointments of the season. In fact, he has yet to top 70 rushing yards in a game all year. A date with the lowly Dolphins is on tap for Bell and after a mid-week discussion with the coaching staff, this squeaky wheel is likely going to get the grease. If Bell fails to post a good game today, it’s clearly time to hit the panic button. If he can’t post a solid line against Miami, he’s likely just not going to post one all season. The Jets clearly don’t know how to use him and Bell’s year off looks like it hasn’t done him and his 3.2 yards per carry any favors. Is this a feast for Bell or will he be fish bait today?

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4.) Will Baker Mayfield and Co. finally get things rolling?

Speaking of disappointments, the Browns offense has been an abject disaster. Baker Mayfield is making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Nick Chubb suddenly has ball control problems and Odell Beckham, Jr. is squarely on a milk carton. The Browns have to turn things around today and a date with the Broncos should be just what the doctor ordered. If this team struggles today, all bets are off for the rest of the year and that’s going to be a major buzzkill for dynasty owners who have heavily invested in this group. Mayfield in particular is going to see his ADP start to seriously dip if he can’t stop turning the ball over.

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5.) Will Melvin Gordon finally start producing?

When Gordon ended his holdout, he was supposed to come back and be the bellcow for the Chargers. Instead, he’s posted a lowly 2.5 yards per carry in his four games and Austin Ekeler has simply looked like a better running back. In four games so far, Gordon has only produced 36.9 fantasy points and that’s just not going to get it done. The Chargers play the Packers today and Gordon desperately needs to post a solid performance. If he doesn’t, his impending contract demands are going to start looking more and more ridiculous. At this point, it clearly looks like the Chargers made the right call in not overpaying him.

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6.) Is Mitchell Trubisky‘s time in Chicago ending already?

The Bears have invested heavily in Trubisky and he’s seemingly beginning to regress. After a relatively solid season last year with 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a QBR of 71, Trubisky is middling through a year where his QBR is a dismal 35.7 and his yards per attempt is all the way down to a pedestrian 5.6. The Bears need a win against the Eagles today and Trubisky needs to turn it around fast. If he doesn’t, the Bears and his dynasty owners are going to be looking at yet another rebuild in the Windy City.

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Enjoy a great Sunday of football!

ken kelly