Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings 2018

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Welcome to the week 6 fantasy football rankings! The following rankings have taken into account all of the most recent injuries and break out performances from week 5 to best help you set your lineup in week 6. Use the rankings as your guide for stat sit decisions and good luck in week 6!

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  1. Tom Brady, NE QB vs. KC
  2. Matt Ryan, ATL QB vs. TB
  3. Patrick Mahomes, KC QB at NE
  4. Deshaun Watson, HOU QB vs. BUF
  5. Aaron Rodgers, GB QB vs. SF
  6. Cam Newton, CAR QB at WAS
  7. Jared Goff, LAR QB at DEN
  8. Andy Dalton, CIN vs. PIT
  9. Philip Rivers, LAC QB at CLE
  10. Jameis Winston, TB QB at ATL
  11. Kirk Cousins, WAS QB vs. ARI
  12. Russell Wilson, SEA QB at OAK
  13. Carson Wentz, PHI QB at NYG
  14. Alex Smith, KC QB vs. CAR
  15. Andrew Luck, IND QB at NYJ

Matt Ryan appears to be back to his former QB1 form and is tearing it up for his fantasy owners week in and week out. In week 5 Ryan finally had somewhat of a down week only throwing for 285 yards and 1 TD against a weak Steelers secondary. In the 3 weeks prior to week 5 Ryan had thrown for 10 TDs and rushed for 2. I expect Ryan will get back on track in week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are the worst defense against the pass on both a passing yards per game (358) and total passing TD (13) basis. This is the best matchup for Matt Ryan who will lean on Julio Jones and emerging rookie Clavin Ridley for a top 2 QB performance. Fantasy Projection: 385 yards passing 3.5 TDs

Jared Goff has now cemented himself as a stud QB in both the NFL and fantasy football. Goff has thrown for over 300 yards in 4 of the past 5 games and has 12 passing TDs over the young fantasy season. Goff may be down one WR in Brandin Cooks who left week 5 in concussion protocol and may not be available this week. Goff still has two great weapons in Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp (and don’t forget Todd Gurley) who will be plenty in week 6 for a top 10 QB performance. Goff will face the Broncos this week who are surprisingly only 16th best against the pass this year on a passing yards per game basis and who have allowed a second worst 12 TD’s to QBs over the season. Fantasy Projection: 303 yards passing 2 TDs.

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Running Back
  1. Todd Gurley, LAR RB at DEN
  2. Melvin Gordon, LAC RB at CLE
  3. Kareem Hunt, KC RB at NE
  4. Saquon Barkley, NYG RB vs. PHI
  5. James Conner, PIT RB at CIN
  6. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB vs. JAC
  7. Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB at WAS
  8. Sony Michel, NE RB vs. KC
  9. Joe Mixon, CIN RB vs. PIT
  10. David Johnson, ARI RB at MIN
  11. Jordan Howard, CHI RB at MIA
  12. Marshawn Lynch, OAK RB vs. SEA
  13. James White, NE RB vs. KC
  14. T.J. Yeldon, JAC RB at DAL
  15. Carlos Hyde, CLE RB vs. LAC

Saquon Barkley is the new super stud rookie at the running back position for 2018 and many many years into the future. Barkley in 2018 fantasy drafts usually going around the 6th overall pick. This is one of the few rookie running backs that ended up being worth a top 10 pick. In week 5 alone Barkley had 48 yards rushing 81 yards receiving and 2 TDs against a strong Carolina Panthers defense. With Barkley’s impressive running power and receiving abilities he is looking matchup proof going into week 6. This week he will face the Eagles on Thursday night who are the second best against the run on a rushing yards per game basis. This is a tough, but I have faith in Barkley especially in his receiving ability. Fantasy Projection: 65 yards rushing 6 receptions 75 yards 1 TD

Sony Michel has turned into a workhorse back for the New England Patriots which is always good for fantasy owners. In week 5 Michel rushed for 98 yards and 1 TD with 1 reception for 12 yards. Michel has now gotten 14, 25, and 18 carries over his last 3 contests which is usually the main concern for a Patriot RB. Michel will face the Kansas City Chiefs who are 9th worst against the run on a rushing yards per game basis (119). As long as Michel continues to get the RB1 workload he will continue to produce at a top 10 level. Fantasy Projection: 85 yards 1 TD

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Wide Receivers
  1. Julio Jones, ATL WR vs. TB
  2. Antonio Brown, PIT WR at CIN
  3. A.J. Green, CIN WR vs. PIT
  4. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU WR vs. BUF
  5. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR vs. PHI
  6. Davante Adams, GB WR vs. SF
  7. Tyreek Hill, KC WR at NE
  8. Mike Evans, TB WR at ATL
  9. Keenan Allen, LAC WR at CLE
  10. Adam Thielen, MIN WR vs. ARI
  11. Robert Woods, LAR WR at DEN
  12. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT WR at CIN
  13. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN WR vs. LAR
  14. Julian Edelman, NE WR vs. KC
  15. Jarvis Landry, CLE WR vs. LAC
  16. Tyler Boyd, CIN WR vs. PIT
  17. Alshon Jeffrey, PHI WR at NYG
  18. Stefon Diggs, MIN WR vs. ARI
  19. Allen Robinson, CHI WR at MIA
  20. Cooper Kupp, LAR WR at DEN
  21. Corey Davis, TEN WR vs. BAL
  22. Calvin Ridley, ATL WR vs. TB
  23. Doug Baldwin, SEA WR at OAK
  24. John Brown, BAL WR at TEN
  25. Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR vs. LAR

Robert Woods was the beneficiary of additional receptions due to an injury sustained by Brandin Cooks during week 5. I expect that Cooks may miss another week due to his concussion which leaves a lot of points on the table for Woods. In week 5 Woods had 5 receptions for 92 yards and 2 rushes for 53 yards. I believe the Rams will continue to utilize Woods creatively in week 6 especially if Cooks is forced to sit. This week Woods faces the Broncos who are only 16th best against the receivers and are allowing 273 yards per game. I expect Woods will be a top 12 option at WR in week 6. Fantasy Projection: 7 receptions 85 yards 1 TD

Julian Edelman came back from his 4 game suspension in week 5 and immediately looked to be on the same page as Tom Brady. He had 7 receptions for 57 yards against the Indianapolis Colts. I expect Edelman will only continue to improve and knock some rust off in week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are second worst against receivers on a receiving yards per game basis allowing 360 yards per game. This is one of the best matchups for Edelman in his second week back and I thoroughly expect him to take advantage of it. Fantasy Projection: 9 receptions 85 yards .5 TDs.

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Tight Ends
  1. Travis Kelce, KC TE at NE
  2. Rob Gronkowski, NE TE vs. KC
  3. Zach Ertz, PHI TE at NYG
  4. George Kittle, SF TE at GB
  5. Jared Cook, OAK TE vs. SEA
  6. Jimmy Graham, GB TE vs. SF
  7. Eric Ebron, IND TE at NYJ
  8. Cameron Brate, TB TE at ATL
  9. Trey Burton, CHI TE at MIA
  10. David Njoku, CLE TE vs. LAC
  11. Austin Hooper, ATL TE vs. TB
  12. Vance McDonald, PIT TE at CIN

With O.J. Howard injured and Jameis Winston back at QB, Cameron Brate is now a top 10 tight end option for week 6. The Buccaneers have always used the tight end position heavily and Jameis loves slinging it to Brate. Brate is facing the Falcons this week who are 11th worst against receivers allowing 290 receiving yards per game. Fantasy Projection: 5 receptions 65 yards .5 TDs.

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