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Week 6 Quarterback Rankings

The sixth week of the 2016 NFL season is upon us, and it’s time to pick your fantasy signal-caller.

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Five weeks have passed by in a hurry, as we’re looking at guys like Matt Ryan, Derek Carr, and Matthew Stafford in the upper echelon of the fantasy QB leaderboard. Still, with a lot of football left in the season, there are sure to be dramatic changes in the rankings when it’s all said and done. For now, let’s take a look at Week 6’s fantasy landscape.

Here are my Top 30 QBs for Week 6 vs. FantasyPros' ECR rankings:

Fantasy Football rankings - Week 6

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# Player (team) Matchup ECR™ vs. ECR
1 Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) at MIA 4 +3
2 Cam Newton (CAR) at NO 2 0
3 Drew Brees (NO) vs. CAR 3 0
4 Tom Brady (NE) vs. CIN 1 -3
5 Carson Palmer (ARI) vs. NYJ 7 +2
6 Aaron Rodgers (GB) vs. DAL 6 0
7 Russell Wilson (SEA) vs. ATL 5 -2
8 Andrew Luck (IND) at HOU 8 0
9 Blake Bortles (JAC) at CHI 10 +1
10 Derek Carr (OAK) vs. KC 9 -1
11 Marcus Mariota (TEN) vs. CLE 12 +1
12 Matthew Stafford (DET) vs. LA 11 -1
13 Matt Ryan (ATL) at SEA 18 +5
14 Dak Prescott (DAL) at GB 13 -1
15 Eli Manning (NYG) vs. BAL 19 +4
16 Carson Wentz (PHI) at WAS 16 0
17 Tyrod Taylor (BUF) vs. SF 14 -3
18 Kirk Cousins (WAS) vs. PHI 22 +4
19 Trevor Siemian (DEN) at SD 23 +4
20 Philip Rivers (SD) vs. DEN 21 +1
21 Brian Hoyer (CHI) vs. JAC 17 -4
22 Joe Flacco (BAL) at NYG 26 +4
23 Colin Kaepernick (SF) at BUF 28 +5
24 Alex Smith (KC) at OAK 15 -9
25 Andy Dalton (CIN) at NE 20 -5
26 Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ) at ARI 27 +1
27 Ryan Tannehill (MIA) vs. PIT 24 -3
28 Brock Osweiler (HOU) vs. IND 25 -3
29 Case Keenum (LA) at DET 31 +2
30 Cody Kessler (CLE) at TEN 35 +5


Notes & Analysis:

  • Ben Roethlisberger is second in fantasy points, trailing only Matty Ice. After picking apart secondaries in his last two contests, Big Ben and the loaded Steelers are heading to South Beach to take on a wretched Miami defense who ranks 29th in overall in yards allowed per game.
  • Cam Newton should return to action in Week 6 just in time to square off against Drew Brees in what has the looks of a shootout between struggling secondaries. They’re both in high-end QB1 territory.
  • Carson Palmer is also returning from a head injury and will get a tasty home matchup against the pitiful Jets pass defense. Fully expecting solid QB1 numbers.
  • Russell Wilson & company are fresh of an early bye week and have their eyes set on a bottom-tier Atlanta defense at home. Look for Wilson to produce a fine stat line.
  • Derek Carr is currently the QB3 but I’m treating him as a back-end QB1 this week. KC was shredded by PIT in Week 4, but the rest period had to rejuvenate a talented secondary.
  • Marcus Mariota is among the most intriguing streamers of the week. He’s oozing with upside against a bad Browns defense, but do the Titans have the gameplan and weapons for him to seize the golden opportunity?
  • Matt Ryan has another tough matchup this week in Seattle, but he’s been too good of a gunslinger to bail on if you don’t have a much better option.
  • I’m not a huge Eli Manning believer this year, but he has to have a big week soon, right? A home game against Baltimore, with all of his weapons, should be his best game yet.
  • Carson Wentz faces a feisty Redskins pass defense this week, but he’s proving to be a reliable option with a QB2 floor.
  • Trevor Siemian could be in for a quality performance against the banged-up Chargers D on Thursday night after his one-week absence. He’s a mid-range QB2 option in deep leagues.
  • Colin Kaepernick is making his first start of the 2016 and has a chance, albeit a small one, of developing into a serviceable fantasy option. He could just as easily bomb his audition, so let’s take a wait-and-see approach.

Good luck this week!

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