7. Redskins 17, Dolphins 16
WAS – It wasn’t pretty, but Adrian Peterson went over 100 yards and Case Keenum restored order at quarterback. Terry McLaurin scored twice and hit the century mark as well. Despite being targeted four times each, Paul Richardson and Trey Quinn have offered little in support. Still, this was about as well as the Redskins can look.
MIA – I’ll hand it to Brian Flores for trying to go for a win, what else did they have to lose? But his choice to run a slant for Kenyan Drake will be second-guessed. Drake had a his third straight low-level, but still flex worthy game, but without a touchdown to show for it, he remains a limited fantasy option. Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced Josh Rosen to stage a comeback but we’ll see where the carousel stops spinning in Week 7.
8. Steelers 24, Chargers 17
PIT – With their third string quarterback, the offense leaned on James Conner and he got the job done. Rookie Bennie Snell Jr. had a nice game though, leading the team in carries (17) and rushing yards (75) for his first significant contribution to the team’s 2-4 record. Since Jaylen Samuels got arthroscopic knee surgery and will be missing for a moth, Snell will be a popular pickup this week in waivers.
LAC – After getting shutout for three quarters, Philip Rivers staged another comeback that fell short in garbage time. The Chargers couldn’t move the ball on the ground, racking up just 32 yards and Keenan Allen was not targeted enough, instead targeting Mike Williams 10 times. The one bright spot was seeing tight end Hunter Henry return to catch eight passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
9. Cowboys 22, Jets 24
NYJ – All it took was Sam Darnold’s return to wake this offense up. Robby Anderson and Darnold connected five times for 125 yards and a touchdown, a surprising turn considering how well the Cowboys’ pass defense has been this season. Jamison Crowder also got back into the act, catching 6-of-9 targets for 98 yards. Le’Veon Bell was held in check, but even he found the end zone too.
DAL – It was too little, too late as the Cowboys tried to mount a late comeback, but more importantly, they lost Amari Cooper to a thigh bruise and we’ve all seen this offense without Cooper – it’s not good. Yeah, losing Zeke would be the nail in the coffin, but not having Cooper puts this offense back in the dark ages. Look, if Tavon Austin is leading the team in receptions and yards, it’s in trouble. Big trouble.