The 2017 fantasy football season has been riddled with devastating injuries to superstar players and Week 6 brought more of the same. Aaron Rodgers, almost always amongst the top point producers at the quarterback position, was the latest big name to go down—likely for the rest of the campaign—after he suffered a broken collarbone on his throwing shoulder. His fantasy owners will now be lining up to make a claim on the waiver wire, hoping to find a replacement to stick in the starting lineup in time for their Week 7 matchup. If you were one of the unfortunate fantasy owners that drafted Rodgers this year—or Leonard Fournette (knee), Jameis Winston (shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (leg), Tyreek Hill
Week 6 brought another devastating injury, saw the NFL’s lone undefeated team fall, and had underdogs go 9-4 – not against the spread, but straight up – on Sunday. Still, some are extrapolating definitive conclusions, so here are five overreactions we’re arguing against. The Eagles are the best team in the NFC Based on record alone, that claim is true. After Thursday night’s 28-23 victory on the road against the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia climbed to 5-1, which tops four other NFC teams at 4-2. The Eagles have plenty of ingredients that make them an early contender. They rank sixth in scoring offense (27.5 points per game) and are tied for ninth in scoring defense (20.9 points per game).
D.C. Sports Bog | Perspective Chris Thompson’s ridiculous five weeks, by the numbers. Well, by some numbers, anyhow. Maybe there are more. 340: Receiving yards Thompson has racked up through five games — more than 100 receiving yards better than anyone else on the Redskins. This is an absurd total for a running back. In fact, over the past 15 NFL seasons, only Matt Forte had more receiving yards through five games — and barely. (Forte had 345 receiving yards in the first five games of the 2011 season for the Bears.) 1088: Receiving yards Thompson is on pace for, which would make him Washington’s only 1000-yard receiver. It would also make him the NFL’s first running back to hit 1000 receiving
Here is how the 49ers (0-6) graded in Sunday’s 26-24 loss at Washington (3-2): PASS OFFENSE: B C.J. Beathard brought life to a stagnant passing attack with his first NFL passes, going 19-of-36 for 245 yards with a 45-yard touchdown toss to Aldrick Robinson and a last-pass interception. Drops continue to plague the receiving corps (see: tight ends George Kittle and Garrett Celek). Officials continue to pick on the 49ers with offensive pass interference calls, and Sunday’s killer one against Pierre Garçon was plain wrong. Brian Hoyer’s final line: 4-of-11, 34 yards, 45.3 passer rating. RUN OFFENSE: D Carlos Hyde needs to run for more than 28 yards on 13 carries, and with his dream of being the