Below are five games to keep an eye on in week six that feature #ProHogs.
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins – Sunday, Oct. 15 – 12:00 PM – FOX
Martrell Spaight and the Washington Redskins are coming off a bye in week five. In week four, Spaight left the game banged up with a rib injury after recording eight tackles, including one for loss in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Not appearing on Wednesday’s injury report, the third-year linebacker is expected to be back this week. Spaight has been all over the field in recent games, recording 17 total tackles, including nine solo stops in the last two games, two shy of a two-game career-high.
New England Patriots at New York Jets – Sunday, Oct. 15, 12:00 PM – CBS
Defensive linemen Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise have dominated on the Patriots defensive front this season. Last week, they combined for four tackles, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries and one tackle for loss. Flowers leads all Patriot defensive linemen this season with 22 tackles and a team-high 3.5 sacks. Wise ranks second on the team in sacks with 3.0 sacks, being one of three NFL rookie defensive linemen (Carl Lawson and Myles Garrett) with multiple sacks this season and one of two (Lawson) with at least 3.0. Flowers is one of six defensive linemen in the league with at least 20 tackles and 3.0 sacks so far this season.
Highest pass rushing productivity (4-3 DEs from the right side):
1. DeMarcus Lawrence 37.5
2. Deatrich Wise 15.8
3. Aaron Lynch 15.6
— PFF NE Patriots (@PFF_NewEngland) October 9, 2017
Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens – Sunday, Oct. 15 – 12:00 PM – FOX
Over the last two games, running back Alex Collins has tallied three 20-yard rushes, including breaking off a 50-yard gain last in week four. Rushing for 261 yards in four games this season, Collins has more than doubled his 11-game rushing total in 2016 of 125 rushing yards with the Seahawks.
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders – Sunday, Oct. 15 – 3:25 PM – CBS
Darius Philon has had quite the season so far for the Chargers. Through five games, Philon has tallied 12 tackles, surpassing his 2016 tackle total of 11 tackles in 14 games. He has two sacks this season, each in the last two games, marking the first time in his professional career that he has recorded a sack in back-to-back games.
After a slow start in his second season, tight end Hunter Henry has picked it up over the last couple of weeks. He brought in three receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown in week five. It is the second straight week Henry has hauled in a touchdown reception, marking the fifth time in his career he has pulled in touchdown receptions in back-to-back games. Eight of Henry’s 12 receptions this season have resulted in a first down or touchdown, including four of the last five. Henry has also pulled in eight receptions of 10 or more yards and four of 15 or more.
Top graded TE 2017:
NEP – Gronkowski 88.0
KC – Kelce 87.9
TEN – Walker 87.3
WAS – Davis 85.3
⚡️LAC – Henry 83.9
— PFF LA Chargers (@PFF_LAChargers) October 11, 2017
New York Giants at Denver Broncos – Sunday, Oct. 15 – 7:30 PM – NBC
Like Spaight and the Redskins, A.J. Derby and the Broncos were on a bye last week, as well, but return to action in week six against the struggling New York Giants. However, Derby says Denver is not taking the Giants lightly.
In his last outing, Derby had a game and career-high 75 receiving yards and one touchdown, making a one-handed snag and tight-roping the sideline for his first career touchdown reception. Through four games played, Derby has accounted for 114 receiving yards on eight catches for a 14.3 yards per catch average.
Off Week For Two Former Hogs
Two #ProHogs are on a bye week this week with Chris Smith and the Cincinnati Bengals, along with Darren McFadden and the Dallas Cowboys receiving the week off.
#ProHog Season Stats
|Ryan Mallett (QB)||Baltimore Ravens||6-9, 36 yards, 1 TD|
|Alex Collins (RB)||Baltimore Ravens||37 carries, 261 yards, 0 TD|
|Chris Smith (DL)||Cincinnati Bengals||11 tackles (7 solo, 4 ast), 1.5 sacks|
|A.J. Derby (TE)||Denver Broncos||8 receptions, 114 yards, 1 TD|
|Jeremiah Ledbetter (DL)||Detroit Lions||6 tackles (2 solo, 4 ast)|
|Hunter Henry (TE)||Los Angeles Chargers||12 receptions, 138 yards, 2 TD|
|Darius Philon (DL)||Los Angeles Chargers||12 tackles (8 solo, 3 ast), 2.0 sacks|
|Jarius Wright (WR)||Minnesota Vikings||4 receptions, 39 yards, 1 TD|
|Trey Flowers (DL)||New England Patriots||22 tackles (14 solo, 8 ast), 3.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble|
|Deatrich Wise, Jr. (DL)||New England Patriots||7 tackles (6 solo, 1 ast), 3.0 sacks, 1 pass deflection|
|Robert Thomas (DL)||New York Giants||2 tackles (0 solo, 2 ast)|
|Jason Peters (OL)||Philadelphia Eagles||Started 162 consecutive games played|
|Martrell Spaight (LB)||Washington Redskins||18 tackles (10 solo, 8 ast), 1 fumble recovery|
Week Six Schedule
|Match Up||TIME (CT)||TV||PROHOGS|
|Thursday, October 12|
|Philadelphia at Carolina||7:25 PM||CBS||Philadelphia - Jason Peters|
|Sunday, October 15|
|Miami at Atlanta||12:00 PM||CBS||Miami - Drew Morgan^|
|Green Bay at Minnesota||12:00 PM||FOX||Minnesota - Jarius Wright|
|Detroit at New Orleans||12:00 PM||FOX||Detroit - Travis Swanson, Jeremiah Ledbetter, Dan Skipper^|
|New Orleans - Mitchell Loewen*|
|New England at NY Jets||12:00 PM||CBS||New England - Trey Flowers, Deatrich Wise Jr., Cody Hollister^|
|NY Jets - Chris Gragg*|
|San Francisco at Washington||12:00 PM||FOX||Washington - Martrell Spaight, Jeremy Sprinkle|
|Chicago at Baltimore||12:00 PM||FOX||Baltimore - Ryan Mallett, Alex Collins|
|Cleveland at Houston||12:00 PM||CBS||Houston - Cobi Hamilton^|
|Tampa Bay at Arizona||3:05 PM||FOX||None|
|LA Rams at Jacksonville||3:05 PM||FOX||LA Rams - Brandon Allen|
|Pittsburgh at Kansas City||3:25 PM||FOX||None|
|LA Chargers at Oakland||3:25 PM||CBS||LA Chargers - Hunter Henry, Darius Philon|
|Oakland - Denver Kirkland*, Keon Hatcher^|
|NY Giants at Denver||7:30 PM||NBC||NY Giants - Robert Thomas|
|Denver - AJ Derby, Jonathan Williams^|
|Monday, October 16|
|Indianapolis at Tennessee||7:30 PM||ESPN||None|
|Cincinnati - Chris Smith|
|Dallas - Darren McFadden|
|* Reserve/Injured | ^ Practice Squad|
As of Oct. 12, 2017
Times are central; check local listings