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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs for Week 6

Antonio Gibson has been impressive.

New Orleans Saints v Washington Football Team Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

About 118 years ago Boston beat Pittsburgh in the first World Series. We find ourselves midway into the baseball playoffs and yet my focus remains on my waiver wire claims. Austin Ekeler continues to prove himself as a top 3 RB this season.

A few notes for Week 6

  • New York Jets vs. Atlanta looks like it could showcase a lot of running.
  • Injuries to Darrell Henderson, Ezekiel Elliott, Damien Harris, and Chris Carson are concerning.
  • Gut feeling tells me Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Denver, and Jacksonville go run-heavy this week.
  • We should continue to see tandem work with Nick Chubb/Kareem Hunt, Ezekiel Elliott/Tony Pollard, Jonathan Taylor/Nyheim Hines, and Javonte Williams/Melvin Gordon III.

RB Rankings Week 6

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Austin Ekeler LAC @ Bal Moving on up the ranks
2 D'Andre Swift Det vs Cin 2 Rush TDs in his last three games
3 Aaron Jones GB @ Chi First 100 yard game of the season last week
4 Christian McCaffrey Car vs Min Questionable - Ankle
5 Derrick Henry Ten vs Buf Tough Matchup
6 Najee Harris Pit vs Sea Favorable Matchup
7 Dalvin Cook Min @ Car Tough Matchup
8 Jonathan Taylor Ind vs Hou Rush games in each of his last 2 games
9 Joe Mixon Cin @ Det Rush TDs in each of his last 2 games
10 Antonio Gibson Was vs KC Favorable Matchup
11 Ezekiel Elliott Dal @ NE Questionable - Knee injury
12 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ NYG Still concerns with injury
13 Nick Chubb Cle vs Ari going strong still
14 Leonard Fournette TB @ Phi Got his first rushing TD last week
15 Nyheim Hines Ind vs Hou Reception dependent
16 Kareem Hunt Cle vs Ari Picking up carries each week
17 James Robinson Jax vs Mia Favorable Matchup
18 Darrel Williams KC @ Was Filling in for injured CEH
19 Damien Williams Chi vs GB I'm really getting on board with his skill
20 Chris Carson Sea @ Pit Questionable - neck
21 Javonte Williams Den vs LV timeshare with Melvin
22 Devontae Booker NYG vs LAR His time to shine
23 Melvin Gordon III Den vs LV timeshare with Javonte
24 Josh Jacobs LV @ Den Tough Matchup
25 Devin Singletary Buf @ Ten timeshare with Moss
26 Chase Edmonds Ari @ Cle Tough Matchup
27 James Conner Ari @ Cle Tough Matchup
28 Kenyan Drake LV @ Den Tough Matchup
29 Damien Harris NE vs Dal Questionable - chest injury
30 Latavius Murray Bal vs LAC TD dependent
31 J.D. McKissic Was vs KC Rough outing against NO last week
32 Tony Pollard Dal @ NE Becoming less TD dependent with 60-70 yard games
33 Brandon Bolden NE vs Dal If Damien is out , Bolden will benefit
34 Zack Moss Buf @ Ten Consistantly delivering 12 points each week
35 Jamaal Williams Det vs Cin He's still averaging almost 50 rushing yards per game
36 Miles Sanders Phi vs TB Still nothing to see here
37 Myles Gaskin Mia @ Jax Getting more involved with the pass game
38 Giovani Bernard TB @ Phi Good matchup
39 Mark Ingram II Hou @ Ind
40 Carlos Hyde Jax vs Mia
41 Chris Evans Cin @ Det Favorable Matchup
42 Sony Michel LAR @ NYG
43 Kenneth Gainwell Phi vs TB
44 AJ Dillon GB @ Chi
45 Jerick McKinnon KC @ Was
46 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ Jax
47 Larry Rountree III LAC @ Bal