Fantasy Football: Week 6 Standard Scoring Rankings

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Welcome everyone to week 6 of my weekly standard scoring rankings! It turns out, this is not an easy task to do. I would love to see who had Aaron Jones and Jerick McKinnon in their top 5 running back rankings. But alas, another week, another attempt.

 

QB:

  1. Tom Brady
  2. Deshaun Watson
  3. Drew Brees
  4. Aaron Rodgers
  5. Kirk Cousins
  6. Carson Palmer
  7. Matthew Stafford
  8. Jacoby Brissett
  9. Jameis Winston
  10. Alex Smith
  11. Trevor Siemian
  12. Josh McCown
  13. Phillip Rivers
  14. Ben Roethlisberger
  15. Kevin Hogan

 

Out of this world: Last week I ranked Watson at number 5 and I thought that might have been over-reacting to his 5 touchdown game in week 4. So what did he do? He went out, and had another 5 touchdown game. Now I’m not saying that he will do it again, but he is playing the Cleveland Browns.

 

Next up: Speaking of the Browns, Kevin Hogan will be making his first career start this weekend. This gives the Browns approximately 477 different starting quarterbacks in the last 10 years, or something seemingly close anyway. That being said, in limited action last week, Hogan completed 84% of his passes including 2 touchdowns.

 

RB:

  1. Kareem Hunt
  2. Leonard Fournette
  3. Todd Gurley
  4. Devonta Freeman
  5. Le’Veon Bell
  6. C.J. Anderson
  7. Melvin Gordon
  8. Jordan Howard
  9. DeMarco Murray
  10. Lamar Miller
  11. Mark Ingram
  12. Jay Ajayi
  13. Doug Martin
  14. Marshawn Lynch
  15. Carlos Hyde

 

Ready for a ground assault: Sean Kane (@HeyMrKane on twitter) posted “JAC and LAR allow 5th and 7th most total yards to the RB. Gurley and Fournette rank 3 and 4 in most RB touches.” This sets up perfectly for a game that could very well be played 85% through the run game.

 

Not ready to buy it: Call me naive but I am not going to buy into Jerick McKinnon after he had one of his best games of his 4 year career. He was playing a depleted Bears linebacking core, and also doubled his yards on a single run. I am also skeptical on Aaron Jones. Jones was the #3 back in standard scoring leagues last week, but the Packers face the Vikings and their #6 rated defense against the run. I expect the Packers to pass, and pass often against the Vikings this week.

 

WR:

  1. Antonio Brown
  2. DeAndre Hopkins
  3. Julio Jones
  4. Michael Thomas
  5. Jordy Nelson
  6. Mike Evans
  7. Larry Fitzgerald
  8. T.Y. Hilton
  9. Brandin Cooks
  10. Chris Hogan
  11. Keenan Allen
  12. Michael Crabtree
  13. Golden Tate
  14. Adam Thielen
  15. Davante Adams

 

Sticking with what works: I am going to continue with the trend of sticking with heavily targeted wide receivers. Last week, with the exception of Will Fuller (3 targets) the top receivers all had 9 or more targets. Antonio Brown had 19, yes 19, targets last week after throwing his fit in week 4.

 

I’m waving the flag: I can’t stop denying how good Chris Hogan has been playing this season. Scoring a touchdown in all but the first game of the season, it looks as if Brady has found a target to rely on outside of Gronk.

 

TE:

  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Travis Kelce
  3. Delanie Walker
  4. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  5. Evan Engram
  6. Hunter Henry
  7. Cameron Brate
  8. Jordan Reed
  9. Martellus Bennett
  10. Kyle Rudolph
  11. Jared Cook
  12. George Kittle
  13. Ryan Griffen
  14. Coby Fleener
  15. Benjamin Watson

 

The top, and everyone else: It feels like week after week I say the same thing here. There are a clear set of top 3 TEs (Ertz played Thursday and killed it again) and then there is the rest. For example, Gronk missed last week’s game and is still the #3 tight end overall. Other players have boom weeks, but they also are having multiple bust weeks. At this point, I would rather have kickers in my league instead of tight ends *gasp*.

 

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