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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 6

Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 6 of the 2018 NFL Season.     

Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Killer matchups for our Top QBs — plus a few diamonds in the rough, further down.


Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
Rank Quarterback Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB1s
1 Patrick Mahomes KC at NE The Prodigal Son resumes his standing atop the QB ranks after last week's matchup against the Jaguars.
2 Tom Brady NE KC Brady could post season-highs in this surefire shootout.
3 Aaron Rodgers GB SF Rodgers should have no issue flaming the Niners middling pass defense.
4 Matt Ryan ATL TB Cannons loose against the Buccaneers!
5 Kirk Cousins MIN ARI C.J. Beathard just hung 349 passing yards on these Birds…
6 Andy Dalton CIN PIT The Red Rifle gets the generous Pittsburgh pass defense at home this week.
7 Cam Newton CAR at WAS Cam should rebound against a Washington team that was just roasted by Drew Brees.
8 Jared Goff LAR at DEN The Broncos are getting lit up through the air this year and Jared Goff is playing out of his mind.
9 Deshaun Watson HOU BUF Watson's rushing floor keeps him alfoat but things are getting ugly behind that O line.
10 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at CIN 1PM ET road games are Roethlisberger's Kryptonite. He may drop as the week unfolds.
11 Jameis Winston TB at ATL Winston makes his first start of 2018 against an injury ravaged Falcons defense.
12 Philip Rivers LAC at CLE Rivers maintains perennial QB1 status in Cleveland this week.
High-Floor/High-Ceiling QB2s
13 Andrew Luck IND at NYJ It's a tough matchup but Luck's getting the job done.
14 Carson Wentz PHI at NYG Wentz is regaining his sea-legs after 2 starts.
15 Russell Wilson SEA at OAK Doug Baldwin is getting closer to full health and they've got a great matchup to get things rolling.
16 Baker Mayfield CLE LAC Mayfield is only this low due to his rookie status. There's a good shot he solidifies himself as a QB1 in the coming weeks.
17 Derek Carr OAK SEA Carr is rounding into form and has a decent matchup at home against Seattle.
18 C.J. Beathard SF at GB Beathard has shown well thus far. He's got a good matchup against a banged up GB secondary.
19 Sam Darnold NYJ IND Darnold's newfound trust in Robby Anderson should pay dividends against a vulnerable Colts secondary.
Lower-Floor/High-Ceiling QB2s
20 Blake Bortles JAX at DAL Bortles has been getting the job done but faces a tough Dallas pass D this week.
21 Joe Flacco BAL at TEN Flacco's 2018 resurgence has been fun to watch but things are coming together for the Titans D.
22 Alex Smith WAS CAR Hopefully Chris Thompson's able to go in a matchup where he'll surely be needed as Smith's go-to pass-catcher.
23 Mitchell Trubisky CHI at MIA Can Trubisky build on his strong pre-bye showing in a good MIA matchup?
24 Eli Manning NYG PHI Eli got back on track with ODB last week. They'll need to keep that going against Philly in Week 6.
25 Josh Rosen ARI at MIN Rosen could finish last, depending on which version of the Vikings defense shows up this week.
26 Case Keenum DEN LAR His supporting cast could keep him afloat.
27 Ryan Tannehill MIA CHI Tannehill will need his speedster WRs to bail him out near the line of scrimmage all day long.
28 Marcus Mariota TEN BAL If he turns in a usable fantasy day, it will be with his feet.
29 Dak Prescott DAL JAX Look elsewhere.
30 Josh Allen BUF at HOU Watt and Clowney will have Allen running for his life.