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Fantasy Football Week Six: Start/Sit Rankings

Each week I will provide rankings for the upcoming fantasy week along with a featured start/sit option at each position. That said, the Week 6 edition is here. Be sure to check them out for all your lineup setting needs, and if you have any further questions feel free to reach out on Twitter @DanMarcus3.

QUARTERBACK

  1. Tom Brady, @NYJ
  2. Aaron Rodgers, @MIN
  3. Drew Brees, vs. DET
  4. Kirk Cousins, vs. SF
  5. Deshaun Watson, vs. CLE
  6. Matt Ryan, vs. MIA
  7. Jameis Winston, @ARI
  8. Alex Smith, vs. PIT
  9. Philip Rivers, @OAK
  10. Ben Roethlisberger, vs. KC
  11. Derek Carr, vs. LAC
  12. Matthew Stafford, @NO
  13. Jacoby Brissett, @TEN
  14. Marcus Mariota, vs. IND
  15. Carson Palmer, vs. TB
  16. Trevor Siemian, vs. NYG
  17. Case Keenum, vs. GB
  18. Josh McCown, vs. NE
  19. Jay Cutler, @ATL
  20. Blake Bortles, vs. LAR

Start

Alex Smith has gotten the job done all season. The Steelers defense looks good on paper, but that’s because they’ve faced the likes of DeShone Kizer, Mike Glennon, Joe Flacco, Blake Bortles, and Case Keenum. With Travis Kelce expected back, the Chiefs’ offense is in a good spot to keep rolling.

Sit

Carson Palmer will be lucky to make it out alive this season thanks to a terrible Cardinals’ offensive line. He has also thrown for multiple touchdowns in a game only once this season.

RUNNING BACK

  1. Leonard Fournette, vs. LAR
  2. Kareem Hunt, vs. PIT
  3. Le’Veon Bell, @KC
  4. Devonta Freeman, vs. MIA
  5. Melvin Gordon, @OAK
  6. C.J. Anderson, vs. NYG
  7. Lamar Miller, vs. CLE
  8. Todd Gurley, @JAC
  9. Jordan Howard, @BAL
  10. Marshawn Lynch, vs. LAC
  11. Jay Ajayi, @ATL
  12. Mark Ingram, vs. DET
  13. Mike Gillislee, @NYJ
  14. Carlos Hyde, @WAS
  15. Doug Martin, @ARI
  16. DeMarco Murray, vs. IND
  17. Ameer Abdullah, @NO
  18. Javorious Allen, vs. CHI
  19. Alvin Kamara, vs. DET
  20. Duke Jonhnson, @HOU
  21. Samaje Perine, vs. SF
  22. Jerick McKinnon, vs. GB
  23. James White, @NYJ
  24. Aaron Jones, @MIN
  25. Tevin Coleman, vs. MIA
  26. Chris Thompson, vs. SF
  27. Marlon Mack, @TEN
  28. Andre Ellington, vs. TB
  29. Isaiah Crowell, @HOU
  30. Elijiah McGuire, vs. NE
  31. Matt Breida, @WAS

Start

Mike Gillislee is a TD dependent back, but there should be opportunity for him to find the end zone this week. He is third in the NFL in Red Zone opportunities with 22, behind only Todd Gurley and Le’Veon Bell. The Patriots should be able to stack up points on the Jets, so Gillislee should be in gor a good week.

Sit

Aaron Jones has gotten a lot of attention for his Week 5 performance, and rightfully so. However, things may be a bit more dicey for him this week, as Ty Montgomery may work his way back onto the field and the Vikings’ rush defense figures to be more stout than that of the Cowboys.

WIDE RECEIVER

  1. Antonio Brown, @KC
  2. Julio Jones, vs. MIA
  3. Michael Thomas, vs. DET
  4. DeAndre Hopkins, vs. CLE
  5. T.Y. Hilton, @TEN
  6. Keenan Allen, @OAK
  7. Chris Hogan, @NYJ
  8. Brandin Cooks, @NYJ
  9. Davante Adams, @MIN
  10. Michael Crabtree, vs. LAC
  11. Golden Tate, @NO
  12. Larry Fitzgerald, vs. TB
  13. Tyreek Hill, vs. PIT
  14. Mike Evans, @ARI
  15. Jordy Nelson, @MIN
  16. Adam Thielen, vs. GB
  17. Jarvis Landry, @ATL
  18. DeSean Jackson, @ARI
  19. Terrelle Pryor, vs. SF
  20. Amari Cooper, vs. LAC
  21. Will Fuller, vs. CLE
  22. Pierre Garcon, @WAS
  23. John Brown, vs. TB
  24. Emmanuel Sanders, vs. NYG
  25. Marvin Jones, @NO
  26. Jamison Crowder, vs. SF
  27. Demaryius Thomas, vs. NYG
  28. Randall Cobb, @MIN
  29. Robby Anderson, vs. NE
  30. Martavis Bryant, @KC
  31. Josh Doctson, vs. SF
  32. Kendall Wright, @BAL
  33. Jermaine Kearse, vs .NE
  34. Jeremy Maclin, vs. CHI
  35. Danny Amendola @NYJ
  36. Tyrell Williams, @OAK

Start

It’s time to get back on the Jamison Crowder bandwagon. Washington is coming off a bye week that has allowed him to rest his nagging hamstring injury and has also refocused the team’s offense that now wants to get him more involved. A matchup against the 49ers certainly doesn’t hurt either.

TIGHT END

  1. Rob Gronkowski, @NYJ
  2. Travis Kelce, vs. PIT
  3. Delanie Walker, vs. IND
  4. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, vs. NE
  5. Hunter Henry, @OAK
  6. Kyle Rudolph, vs. GB
  7. Martellus Bennett, @MIN
  8. Cameron Brate, @ARI
  9. Jack Doyle, @TEN
  10. Austin Hooper, vs. MIA
  11. Ryan Griffin, vs. CLE
  12. Jared Cook, vs. JAC
  13. A.J. Derby, vs. NYG
  14. Evan Engram, @DEN
  15. Ben Watson, vs. CHI
  16. Eric Ebron, @NO
  17. Colby Fleener, vs. DET
  18. David Njoku, @HOU

Start

A.J. Derby is a viable streaming option if you’re in a tough spot at the TE position this week. He goes up against a lackluster Giants defense which does poorly against the tight ends and is coming off of a six-target game prior to the Broncos’ bye week.

Sit

Evan Engram is the only starting receiving option left standing for the Giants, but in this matchup against the Broncos’, that isn’t a good thing. The Broncos will be able to key in on him and also should be able to pressure Eli Manning all afternoon. That adds up to a poor weekend for Engram.

 

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Dan Marcus
Dan recently moved to Columbus, Ohio but is a lifelong Pittsburgh sports fan. Fantasy baseball was and always will be his favorite fantasy sport, but he also enjoys football and basketball as well.

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