Week 6 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

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Week 6 Quarterback Rankings

Week 6 RankingPlayerWeek 6 OpponentWeek 6 Projection
1Patrick MahomesHOU25.4
2Deshaun Watson@KC23.1
3Matt Ryan@ARI22.0
4Lamar JacksonCIN21.2
5Russell Wilson@CLE21.1
6Tom BradyNYG20.5
7Dak Prescott@NYJ20.4
8Kyler MurrayATL19.9
9Jared GoffSF19.4
10Aaron RodgersDET19.1
11Baker MayfieldSEA18.9
12Philip RiversPIT18.7
13Jameis WinstonCAR (London)18.4
14Gardner MinshewNO18.3
15Kirk CousinsPHI17.9
16Carson Wentz@MIN17.4
17Jimmy Garoppolo@LAR17.2
18Andy DaltonBAL16.8
19Matthew Stafford@GB16.5
20Teddy Bridgewater@JAX16.2
21Daniel Jones@NE15.7
22Marcus Mariota@DEN15.3
23Joe FlaccoTEN14.9
24Kyle Allen@TB (London)14.3

It 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.

After 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 RankingPlayerWeek 6 OpponentWeek 6 Projection
1Christian McCaffrey@TB (London)23.4
2Alvin Kamara@JAX22.9
3Ezekiel Elliott@NYJ21.0
4Dalvin CookPHI20.8
5David JohnsonATL20.2
6Mark IngramCIN19.7
7Aaron JonesDET19.4
8Kerryon Johnson@GB19.2
9Nick ChubbSEA18.9
10Leonard FournetteNO18.5
11Todd GurleySF18.3
12Sony MichelNYG17.4
13Chris Carson@CLE17.1
14James Conner@LAC16.7
15Le’Veon BellDAL16.2
16Austin EkelerPIT15.5
17Derrick Henry@DEN15.2
18Damien WilliamsHOU14.4
19Phillip LindsayTEN14.1
20Joe Mixon@BAL13.8
21Devonta Freeman@ARI13.4
22Ronald JonesCAR (London)13.1
23Melvin GordonPIT12.7
24James WhiteNYG12.3
25Carlos Hyde@KC11.8
26Jordan Howard@MIN10
27Miles Sanders@MIN10.2
28Tevin Coleman@LAR8.9
29Matt Breida@LAR7.8
30Royce FreemanTEN7.2
31Duke Johnson@KC7.1
32Chase EdmondsATL6.5
33It’o Smith@ARI5.4

Christian 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.

The 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 RankingPlayerWeek 6 OpponentWeek 6 Projection
1Julio Jones@ARI20.9
2DeAndre Hopkins@KC19.8
3Michael Thomas@JAX19.3
4Keenan AllenPIT19.1
5Amari Cooper@NYJ18.8
6Adam ThielenPHI18.5
7Cooper KuppSF18.3
8Chris GodwinCAR (London)18.0
9Davante AdamsDET16.7
10Odell Beckham JrSEA16.3
11Tyler Lockett@CLE15.9
12Julian EdelmanNYG15.7
13Tyler Boyd@BAL15.1
14Mike EvansCAR (London)14.8
15Robert WoodsSF14.3
16JuJu Smith-Schuster@LAC13.9
17DJ Moore@TB (London)13.4
18Josh GordonNYG13.3
19Will Fuller@KC13.2
20Terry McLaurin@MIA13.1
21DJ CharkNO12.9
22Larry FitzgeraldATL12.9
23Mecole HardmanHOU12.6
24Demarcus RobinsonHOU12.3
25Courtland SuttonTEN12.0
26Kenny Golladay@GB11.8
27Dede WestbrookNO11.5
28Jarvis LandrySEA11.3
29DK Metcalf@CLE11.1
30Curtis Samuel@TB (London)11.0
31Calvin Ridley@ARI10.8
32Emmanuel SandersTEN10.6
33Alshon Jeffery@MIN10.4
34Marquise BrownCIN10.1
35Golden Tate@NE9.6
36Stefon DiggsPHI9.3
37Auden Tate@BAL9.0
38Mohamed Sanu@ARI8.8
39Michael Gallup@NYJ8.6
40Marquez Valdes-ScantlingDET8.1
41Diontae Johnson@LAC7.6
42Mike WilliamsPIT7.2
43Keke Coutee@KC6.7
44Marvin Jones@GB6.3
45Geronimo AllisonDET5.7
46KeeSean JohnsonATL5.4
47Jamison CrowderDAL5.4
48Corey Davis@DEN5.2
49Darius Slayton@NE5.1
50AJ Brown@DEN4.9

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 RankingPlayerWeek 6 OpponentWeek 6 Projection
1Travis KelceHOU16.5
2George Kittle@LAR14.8
3Austin Hooper@ARI14.5
4Zach Ertz@MIN13.5
5Evan Engram@NE12.7
6Mark AndrewsCIN12.1
7Will Dissly@CLE11.7
8Greg Olsen@TB (London)10.4
9Jimmy GrahamDET9.7
10Delanie Walker@DEN8.9
11Gerald EverettSF8.4
12Jared Cook@JAX7.4
13OJ HowardCAR (London)6.7
14Chris HerndonDAL6.1
15TJ Hockenson@GB5.7
16Darren Fells@KC5.4
17Vance McDonald@LAC5.1
18Jason Witten@NUJ4.8

Austin 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 RankingPlayerWeek 6 OpponentWeek 6 Projections
1Harrison ButkerHOU9.7
2Greg ZuerleinSF9.4
3Justin TuckerCIN9.1
4Matt Bryant@ARI8.8
5Joey Slye@TB (London)8.5
6Ka'imi Fairbairn@KC8.2
7Brett Maher@NYJ7.9
8Zane GonzalezATL7.8
9Ty LongPIT7.7
10Matt GayCAR (London)7.6
11Wil Lutz@JAX7.6
12Mike NugentNYG7.4
13Dan BaileyPHI7.4
14Brandon McManusTEN7.2
15Josh LamboNO6.9
16Randy Bullock@BAL6.8
17Aldrick Rosas@NE6.8
18Jason Myers@CLE6.6
19Mason CrosbyDET6.4
20Jake Elliott@MIN6.3

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 RankTeamWeek 6 OpponentWeek 6 Fantasy Projection
1New EnglandNYG10.7
2LA RamsSF10.2
4New Orleans@JAX9.5
8LA ChargersPIT8.7
9Green BayDET8.4
11Carolina@TB (London)8.0
13Tampa BayCAR (London)7.7
23Kansas CityHOU6.2
24San Francisco@LAR5.8
26New York JetsDAL5.1
27NY Giants@NE4.9

The 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.

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