Week 6 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 6, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 6 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week .


Week 6 Quarterback Rankings

Week 6 Ranking Player Week 6 Opponent Week 6 Projection
1 Patrick Mahomes HOU 25.4
2 Deshaun Watson @KC 23.1
3 Matt Ryan @ARI 22.0
4 Lamar Jackson CIN 21.2
5 Russell Wilson @CLE 21.1
6 Tom Brady NYG 20.5
7 Dak Prescott @NYJ 20.4
8 Kyler Murray ATL 19.9
9 Jared Goff SF 19.4
10 Aaron Rodgers DET 19.1
11 Baker Mayfield SEA 18.9
12 Philip Rivers PIT 18.7
13 Jameis Winston CAR (London) 18.4
14 Gardner Minshew NO 18.3
15 Kirk Cousins PHI 17.9
16 Carson Wentz @MIN 17.4
17 Jimmy Garoppolo @LAR 17.2
18 Andy Dalton BAL 16.8
19 Matthew Stafford @GB 16.5
20 Teddy Bridgewater @JAX 16.2
21 Daniel Jones @NE 15.7
22 Marcus Mariota @DEN 15.3
23 Joe Flacco TEN 14.9
24 Kyle Allen @TB (London) 14.3

matt ryanIt was a monster week for a few quarterbacks, such as Matt Ryan and Deshaun Watson. Both are in spots where they can put up repeat performances. The surprise was the Colts shutting down Patrick Mahomes, who struggled against man coverage. He is in a bounce back spot against the Texans, who have allowed the 8th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. On the flip side of that one you have Watson in what should be a shootout game. Ryan comes in just behind those guys, and is putting up monster numbers. He gets another dome game, despite being on the road, and the Cardinals have allowed 12 passing touchdowns already this season.

lamar jacksonAfter the Ravens offensive struggles over the last few weeks, they are in a bounce back spot against the Bengals, who have allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Atlanta’s defense continues to get shredded, and Kyler Murray has them up at home this week. There are some notable names in rough spots this week, such as Jameis Winston in London against a tough Carolina defense. Carson Wentz travels to Minnesota, and both Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford are in down matchups facing off against each other. Baker Mayfield is coming off another weak fantasy performance, and will have a middle of the road matchup against Seattle.

Week 6 Running Backs Rankings

Week 6 Ranking Player Week 6 Opponent Week 6 Projection
1 Christian McCaffrey @TB (London) 23.4
2 Alvin Kamara @JAX 22.9
3 Ezekiel Elliott @NYJ 21.0
4 Dalvin Cook PHI 20.8
5 David Johnson ATL 20.2
6 Mark Ingram CIN 19.7
7 Aaron Jones DET 19.4
8 Kerryon Johnson @GB 19.2
9 Nick Chubb SEA 18.9
10 Leonard Fournette NO 18.5
11 Todd Gurley SF 18.3
12 Sony Michel NYG 17.4
13 Chris Carson @CLE 17.1
14 James Conner @LAC 16.7
15 Le’Veon Bell DAL 16.2
16 Austin Ekeler PIT 15.5
17 Derrick Henry @DEN 15.2
18 Damien Williams HOU 14.4
19 Phillip Lindsay TEN 14.1
20 Joe Mixon @BAL 13.8
21 Devonta Freeman @ARI 13.4
22 Ronald Jones CAR (London) 13.1
23 Melvin Gordon PIT 12.7
24 James White NYG 12.3
25 Carlos Hyde @KC 11.8
26 Jordan Howard @MIN 10
27 Miles Sanders @MIN 10.2
28 Tevin Coleman @LAR 8.9
29 Matt Breida @LAR 7.8
30 Royce Freeman TEN 7.2
31 Duke Johnson @KC 7.1
32 Chase Edmonds ATL 6.5
33 It’o Smith @ARI 5.4

mark ingramChristian McCaffrey continues to dominate the fantasy football world, and is on pace for historic numbers. He enters the week as a top back again, even against a stingy Bucs run defense. Alvin Kamara is in a sneaky good spot, and despite last week, Jacksonville’s run defense is below average. Kamara had a down week, and is in a bounce back spot. Ezekiel Elliot and Dalvin Cook can also follow. David Johnson is questionable with a back injury, so we will continue to monitor throughout the week. This is a plus matchup for his receiving upside, but Chase Edmonds is looming as a terrific bargain buy if he does miss time. Aaron Jones is coming off a monster week, and Detroit has been sneaky bad against running backs, allowing the 4th most fantasy points per game. Mark Ingram is in a smash spot against the Bengals, and jumps up the rankings to number 6. Kerryon Johnson is also in a good spot as the Packers are allowing the third most fantasy points per game to opposing Packers.

Leonard FournetteThe 49ers defense is for real, and they are allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to running backs. That does knock Todd Gurley down just a peg this week, but this is more because there are better backs with consistent volume going. The Saints have allowed the 6th fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, and the defense continues to pick it up with Drew Brees out. I have some slight concern for Leonard Fournette this week, but the volume still makes him a top 12 back. Workloads for Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, and San Francisco are a concern right now. I know San Francisco ripped off a monster game with their backs against the Browns, but the Rams defense is solid.

Week 6 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 6 Ranking Player Week 6 Opponent Week 6 Projection
1 Julio Jones @ARI 20.9
2 DeAndre Hopkins @KC 19.8
3 Michael Thomas @JAX 19.3
4 Keenan Allen PIT 19.1
5 Amari Cooper @NYJ 18.8
6 Adam Thielen PHI 18.5
7 Cooper Kupp SF 18.3
8 Chris Godwin CAR (London) 18.0
9 Davante Adams DET 16.7
10 Odell Beckham Jr SEA 16.3
11 Tyler Lockett @CLE 15.9
12 Julian Edelman NYG 15.7
13 Tyler Boyd @BAL 15.1
14 Mike Evans CAR (London) 14.8
15 Robert Woods SF 14.3
16 JuJu Smith-Schuster @LAC 13.9
17 DJ Moore @TB (London) 13.4
18 Josh Gordon NYG 13.3
19 Will Fuller @KC 13.2
20 Terry McLaurin @MIA 13.1
21 DJ Chark NO 12.9
22 Larry Fitzgerald ATL 12.9
23 Mecole Hardman HOU 12.6
24 Demarcus Robinson HOU 12.3
25 Courtland Sutton TEN 12.0
26 Kenny Golladay @GB 11.8
27 Dede Westbrook NO 11.5
28 Jarvis Landry SEA 11.3
29 DK Metcalf @CLE 11.1
30 Curtis Samuel @TB (London) 11.0
31 Calvin Ridley @ARI 10.8
32 Emmanuel Sanders TEN 10.6
33 Alshon Jeffery @MIN 10.4
34 Marquise Brown CIN 10.1
35 Golden Tate @NE 9.6
36 Stefon Diggs PHI 9.3
37 Auden Tate @BAL 9.0
38 Mohamed Sanu @ARI 8.8
39 Michael Gallup @NYJ 8.6
40 Marquez Valdes-Scantling DET 8.1
41 Diontae Johnson @LAC 7.6
42 Mike Williams PIT 7.2
43 Keke Coutee @KC 6.7
44 Marvin Jones @GB 6.3
45 Geronimo Allison DET 5.7
46 KeeSean Johnson ATL 5.4
47 Jamison Crowder DAL 5.4
48 Corey Davis @DEN 5.2
49 Darius Slayton @NE 5.1
50 AJ Brown @DEN 4.9

Another bad week for the Atlanta Falcons defense, and this will be a continued story. They have allowed ten touchdowns to opposing wideouts this season. Arizona will likely be going with KeeSean Johnson as a secondary wideout to Larry Fitzgerald. Both get a bump this week. We saw Minnesota take a on a weak Giants secondary, and they will get another NFC East secondary that is below average. Adam Thielen continues to be the reliable option, and I will be buying back into him this week. Stefon Diggs on the other side is hard to trust, but is still a start in season long. Houston has allowed the 9th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. We will need to check in on Sammy Watkins, but Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are solid plays this week.

DJ Chark put up a big week, and Dede Westbrook was still a strong PPR play. They get a good matchup against the Saints secondary, who have allowed the 6th most fantasy points per game. Get the New England wideouts in early against the Giants secondary, who have allowed a 66-1052-8 line to opposing receivers already this season. The flip side of this game is not pretty. Denver has limited passing games this season, and Tennessee is a below average one. Their wideouts come in bare minimum in terms of ranking this week. The same goes for the Jets wideouts. Pittsburgh’s wideouts might have a third string quarterback, and that is a downgrade. They also take on a Chargers defense that has limited wideout production.

Week 6 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 6 Ranking Player Week 6 Opponent Week 6 Projection
1 Travis Kelce HOU 16.5
2 George Kittle @LAR 14.8
3 Austin Hooper @ARI 14.5
4 Zach Ertz @MIN 13.5
5 Evan Engram @NE 12.7
6 Mark Andrews CIN 12.1
7 Will Dissly @CLE 11.7
8 Greg Olsen @TB (London) 10.4
9 Jimmy Graham DET 9.7
10 Delanie Walker @DEN 8.9
11 Gerald Everett SF 8.4
12 Jared Cook @JAX 7.4
13 OJ Howard CAR (London) 6.7
14 Chris Herndon DAL 6.1
15 TJ Hockenson @GB 5.7
16 Darren Fells @KC 5.4
17 Vance McDonald @LAC 5.1
18 Jason Witten @NUJ 4.8

austin hooperAustin Hooper takes on the Arizona Cardinals, which is a good starting point. The Cardinals continue to be a team to target with tight ends, even though Tyler Eifert was the first dud. Hooper has had a strong start to the season, and this should get better. Travis Kelce had a bad week with the rest of the Chiefs defense. George Kittle finally got his big game in against the Browns. The Rams have been middle of the road against tight ends, and he was due for positive regression. Tampa Bay has allowed a 37-445-3 to tight ends this season. Greg Olsen was a dud last week, but I am going back to the well here. Will Dissly is in another great spot. Cleveland has allowed the 5th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.

Week 6 Kicker Rankings

Week 6 Ranking Player Week 6 Opponent Week 6 Projections
1 Harrison Butker HOU 9.7
2 Greg Zuerlein SF 9.4
3 Justin Tucker CIN 9.1
4 Matt Bryant @ARI 8.8
5 Joey Slye @TB (London) 8.5
6 Ka'imi Fairbairn @KC 8.2
7 Brett Maher @NYJ 7.9
8 Zane Gonzalez ATL 7.8
9 Ty Long PIT 7.7
10 Matt Gay CAR (London) 7.6
11 Wil Lutz @JAX 7.6
12 Mike Nugent NYG 7.4
13 Dan Bailey PHI 7.4
14 Brandon McManus TEN 7.2
15 Josh Lambo NO 6.9
16 Randy Bullock @BAL 6.8
17 Aldrick Rosas @NE 6.8
18 Jason Myers @CLE 6.6
19 Mason Crosby DET 6.4
20 Jake Elliott @MIN 6.3

Kicking moves have become more frequent, as Stephen Gostkowski is done for the season, but a few cuts have been made as well. The top of the kicker rankings are the usual names. Arizona has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing kickers, which puts Matt Bryant up there. The Buccaneers, Bengals, Texans, and Dolphins are teams giving up a lot of opportunity.

Week 6 Defense Rankings

Week 6 Rank Team Week 6 Opponent Week 6 Fantasy Projection
1 New England NYG 10.7
2 LA Rams SF 10.2
3 Baltimore CIN 9.7
4 New Orleans @JAX 9.5
5 Minnesota PHI 9.3
6 Tennessee @DEN 9.0
7 Dallas @NYJ 9.0
8 LA Chargers PIT 8.7
9 Green Bay DET 8.4
10 Philadelphia @MIN 8.1
11 Carolina @TB (London) 8.0
12 Pittsburgh @LAC 7.9
13 Tampa Bay CAR (London) 7.7
14 Washington @MIA 7.3
15 Seattle @CLE 7.2
16 Cleveland SEA 7.0
17 Jacksonville NO 7.0
18 Denver TEN 6.9
19 Atlanta @ARI 6.7
20 Detroit @GB 6.6
21 Miami WAS 6.5
22 Arizona ATL 6.4
23 Kansas City HOU 6.2
24 San Francisco @LAR 5.8
25 Houston @KC 5.4
26 New York Jets DAL 5.1
27 NY Giants @NE 4.9
28 Cincinnati @BAL 4.8

Baltimore RavensThe Patriots are the top defense on the board once again, and we can look to them once again. The Rams have been a let down defense over the last few weeks, but they rank well for me again this week. I am not a big Jimmy G guy, and if the Rams can jump ahead we could see them struggle. The Ravens are in a similar boat as a rebound defense. They get the Bengals at home, who have allowed the 7th most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses this season. Carolina is a defense to keep an eye on this week, as Tampa Bay has allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses on the the season.


  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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