Week Six Fantasy Football Rankings FREEBIE: Frank Stampfl Fantasy Football Rankings
We’ve had teams on bye over the past two weeks but now we’re entering the meat of it with four teams off this week: the Bills, Bears, Colts, Raiders. This will push players into fantasy football rankings relevance who might normally be off our radars. It makes setting lineups in deeper leagues especially interesting. Speaking of interesting, that’s how I feel about the Week 6 slate. We likely have two massive slobber knockers with the Texans at Chiefs and Falcons at Cardinals. Please be healthy, David Johnson 🙏. On to the Starts of the Week!
QB Fantasy Football Rankings
Perhaps Gardner Minshew should be writing this and posting his rankings but, in the meantime, let’s just continue to start him in Fantasy Football. There are three quarterbacks with 16-plus Fantasy points this season: Pat Mahomes, Kyler Murray, and the Minshew Mustache. He’s played extremely well, completing 67% of his throws this season, tossing multiple touchdowns in four of five games. When we think of the Jags, we think Leonard Fournette and running the ball. However, Minshew has seen volume with 30-plus pass attempts in four straight games. The Jaguars host the Saints in Week 6, a defense that has allowed the second-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. I would start Minshew over Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston, and Aaron Rodgers this week. Before you trash this article and leave RotoExperts forever, hear me out. I get it. Friends don’t let friends start Miami Dolphins. BUT, how about when they’re also facing a winless team with a terrible defense? Count me in. Josh Rosen and the Dolphins are facing a pass defense that ranks 28th in DVOA, allowing at least three passing touchdowns in four of five games. Rosen should be trusted in Superflex leagues and as a salary saver in DFS.
RB Fantasy Football Rankings
Much like the Dolphins, normally we like to avoid three-headed RBBCs. With that being said, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida handled the majority of the work on Monday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns. Honestly, I wouldn’t care who the matchup is, either. This 49ers team is imposing their will on whoever they want. According to Football Outsiders, the 49ers’ offensive line is first in run blocking. The 49ers will face the Rams in a divisional matchup where the Rams are allowing the 10th most Fantasy points to running backs this season. I’m trusting both Coleman and Breida as low-end RB2s/high-end FLEXs. Once again, WE’RE TAKING OUR TALENTS TO SOUTH BEACH! I’m hoping the Dolphins realized how bad Kalen Ballage is over the bye and turn it over to Kenyan Drake. Drake is playing on 57-percent of the snaps this season but hasn’t done much as the Dolphins are always playing from behind. As 3.5-point underdogs, the Dolphins should be more competitive against Washington. Not only are the Redskins terrible against the pass but their run defense just allowed 237 total yards, 10 receptions, and two touchdowns to running backs last week. Drake should be able to take advantage as a flex option in Week 6.
WR Fantasy Football Rankings
I’m not sure what else Michael Gallup has to do to be ranked higher but he was phenomenal in his first game back against a tough Packers secondary. Gallup went for 7-113-1 on 14 targets in Week 5 and faces the Jets secondary this week. According to PFF, Gallup will be matched up with Trumaine Johnson, one of the worst graded cornerbacks in the league. To this point, the Jets are allowing the 11th most Fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Trust Gallup as a high-end WR3 in Week 6. We head across the pond once again where we find the Panthers wide receivers in a juicy matchup with the Tampa Bay Bucs. While the Bucs pass defense started off strong this season, they’ve really regressed back to where they’ve been in previous seasons. Over the past month, no defense is allowing more Fantasy points to wide receivers than the Bucs are. DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel have been inconsistent with Kyle Allen as the quarterback but I do believe both can have success in this matchup. While you might have faded them the past few weeks, now is the time to jump back in.
TE Fantasy Football Rankings
Are we talking Fantasy Football? Then the tight end position stinks. It’s very top-heavy with uber-talented guys but after that group of four or five, you’re screwed. We’re left trying to find tight ends we can stream. Well, let’s try this again. Jared Cook has at least six targets in three of his past four games and just scored a touchdown in Week 5. Jalen Ramsey is limited in practice and there’s a real chance he can play. If that’s the case, life will be harder for Michael Thomas. If Teddy Bridgewater is to have any success passing the ball in this spot, it might have to come through Jared Cook.