Fantasy football stock watch: Ryan Tannehill joins elite QB tier after strong Week 6

These players saw their fantasy values increase or decrease most based on their performances in Week 6 of the NFL season:


RB D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions: The rookie broke out in Week 6 with his first big game. Against a struggling Jacksonville Jaguars defense, he totaled 116 yards on just 14 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. 

QB Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles: Wentz's frequent interceptions have been distressing, but he has rushed for a touchdown in four of his six games and he very nearly led an amazing comeback this past week against the Baltimore Ravens.

Ryan Tannehill threw four touchdown passes to lead the Titans to an overtime victory over the Texans in Week 6. (Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports)

QB Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans: Thanks to back-to-back four-TD games, Tannehill has now thrown 13 touchdown passes to just two interceptions in leading the Titans to a perfect 5-0 record.

TE Trey Burton, Indianapolis Colts: Burton has been the Colts' primary pass-catching tight end each of the past two weeks. Cementing that role, he scored a pair of touchdowns in Week 6, one receiving and one rushing. 

TE Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:Finding the end zone for the first time since 2018, Gronk is emerging as the Bucs' primary tight end option. With at least six targets in three of his last four games, including a team-high eight on Sunday, Gronkowski has joined QB Tom Brady in turning back the clock.


RB Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings: In perfect position for a huge game with Dalvin Cook sidelined, Mattison produced just 26 yards on 10 carries as the Vikings offense looked stuck in neutral the entire time.

WR Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns: After showing some signs of life the past two weeks, Beckham saw only four targets on Sunday, catching two for a total of 25 yards. No wonder he punched a water cooler at the end of his dismal day.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers: While everyone else is contributing, Smith-Schuster seems to be sliding off the fantasy map. In a blowout over the Browns, he had just two receptions for 6 yards, while fellow wideouts James Washington and Chase Claypool both scored.

WR Julian Edelman, New England Patriots: Edelman has been quiet over his last three games, catching no more than three passes in any of those games. His only saving grace this week: a pair of pass completions to James White and Cam Newton.

TE Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins: Gesicki has been trending up lately and was in position to shine against the lowly Jets. However, he failed to catch either of his two targets. 

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