DRAFT NFL Lineup Advice: Week 6 (Thur/Sun/Mon)

by Adam Meyer | @CharlieSideHstl | Featured Writer
Oct 12, 2017

Last week, Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott‘s Sunday afternoon game did not disappoint. Both threw three touchdowns and Prescott even ran for one. They were two of the top three QBs listed in our rankings.

As for the running backs, we suggested Duke Johnson as a late-round steal and he delivered. Johnson caught three passes for 63 yards and a touchdown against the Jets. Look for him to make the list, again, this week.

When it came to the WR/TE rankings, we had some duds (Mike Evans, Jordy Nelson), but we also had some huge performances from DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. (before his injury).

Get a free Week 6 contest entry with your 1st deposit at DRAFT! >>

Now, here are the Week 6 rankings…


1. Tom Brady, Patriots (@ Jets)
2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (@ Vikings)
3. Drew Brees, Saints (vs. Lions)
4. Matt Ryan, Falcons (vs. Dolphins)
5. Deshaun Watson, Texans (vs. Browns)
6. Matthew Stafford, Lions (@ Saints)
7. Kirk Cousins, Redskins (vs. 49ers)
8. Cam Newton, Panthers (vs. Eagles)
9. Jameis Winston, Bucs (@ Cardinals)

10. Philip Rivers, Chargers (@ Raiders)

If you wait to select a quarterback after the first wave of the draft, Deshaun Watson will feel like a bargain as your No. 1 QB. He’s thrown at least four touchdowns in back-to-back games and his Texans have a 28.5 implied point total from Vegas, third-highest in Week 6.

Speaking of implied point totals, Washington is pegged with the second-highest total, 28.75. In your larger drafts, Cousins is a great addition if you decide to wait on the quarterback position.

Running Back

1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers (@ Chiefs)
2. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs (vs. Steelers)
3. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars (vs. Rams)
4. Todd Gurley, Rams (@ Jaguars)
5. Devonta Freeman, Falcons (vs. Dolphins)
6. Melvin Gordon, Chargers (vs. Raiders)
7. DeMarco Murray, Titans (vs. Colts)
8. C.J. Anderson, Broncos (vs. Giants)
9. Lamar Miller, Texans (vs. Browns)
10. Jordan Howard, Bears (@ Ravens)
11. Jay Ajayi, Dolphins (@ Falcons)
12. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers (vs. Eagles)
13. Mark Ingram, Saints (vs. Lions)
14. Javorius Allen, Ravens (vs. Bears)
15. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders (vs. Chargers)
16. Doug Martin, Bucs (@ Cardinals)
17. Duke Johnson, Browns (@ Texans)
18. Carlos Hyde, 49ers (@ Redskins)
19. Ameer Abdullah, Lions (@ Saints)

20. Alvin Kamara, Saints (vs. Lions)

Two running backs have scored in every game this season: Leonard Fournette and Devonta Freeman. Fournette might be a no-brainer, but seeing Freeman on that list might surprise some people. Atlanta has an implied Vegas total of 29.5, the highest of the week.

Duke Johnson is another name that tends to fly under the radar. Johnson has scored a touchdown in three-straight games and has eclipsed 40 receiving yards in four-straight appearances. His opponent in Week 6, the Texans, might seem like a daunting task, but they’ll be without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

1. Antonio Brown, Steelers (@ Chiefs)
2. Julio Jones, Falcons (vs. Dolphins)
3. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (vs. Browns)
4. Michael Thomas, Saints (vs. Lions)
5. Jordy Nelson, Packers (@ Vikings)
6. Mike Evans, Bucs (@ Cardinals)
7. Keenan Allen, Chargers (@ Raiders)
8. T.Y. Hilton, Colts (@ Titans)
9. Chris Hogan, Patriots (@ Jets)
10. Stefon Diggs, Vikings (vs. Packers)
11. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (vs. Bucs)
12. Golden Tate, Lions (@ Saints)
13. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (vs. Steelers)
14. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles (@ Panthers)
15. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots (@ Jets)
16. Zach Ertz, Eagles (@ Panthers)
17. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (vs. Steelers)
18. Michael Crabtree, Raiders (vs. Chargers)
19. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos (vs. Giants)

20. Brandin Cooks, Patriots (@ Jets)

Some of the top-tier receivers are facing top-tier matchups this week. Michael Thomas will get Darius Slay, Mike Evans will get Patrick Peterson, and Jordy Nelson will get Xavier Rhodes.

That opens the door for other WRs to become steals in Week 6.

Chris Hogan has notched at least 60 receiving yards and a touchdown in four-straight games.

Stefon Diggs caught nine passes for 187 yards and a touchdown in his first meeting against the Packers last season.

Larry Fitzgerald‘s stats have fluctuated from week-to-week, but he’s tallied double-digit targets in three-of-five games this season. He should thrive against a Bucs secondary that allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers in 2017.

Get a free Week 6 contest entry with your 1st deposit at DRAFT! >>

Adam Meyer is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Adam, check out his archive and follow him @CharlieSideHstl.

What's your take? Leave a comment

Fantasy Games
DRAFT photo
Get a FREE $3 Best Ball entry with your 1st deposit
FanDuel photo
Play for your share of $1m+
for FREE with first deposit
CBS Sports photo
Serious Fantasy Football
Get our Mobile App!

Enter your phone number below, and we'll text you a link to download the app.

1Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
2Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
3Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
4David Johnson (ARI)RB
5Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
8Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
9Michael Thomas (NO)WR
10Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
 View All Rankings 
11Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
12Julio Jones (ATL)WR
13Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
14Mike Evans (TB)WR
15A.J. Green (CIN)WR
16Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
17LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
18Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
19Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
20Davante Adams (GB)WR
21Mark Ingram (NO)RB
22Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
23Brandin Cooks (NE)WR
24Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
25Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
26Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
27Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
28Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
29Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
30Carlos Hyde (SF)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF
2Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
5Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
6Trea Turner (WSH)SS
7Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
8Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
9Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
10Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)RF
 View All Rankings 
11Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
12Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
13Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
14Joey Votto (CIN)1B
15Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
16Manny Machado (BAL)3B
17Chris Sale (BOS)SP
18Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
19Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
20Aaron Judge (NYY)RF
21Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
22George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
23Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,LF
24Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
25Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
26Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B
27Gary Sanchez (NYY)C
28Corey Seager (LAD)SS
29Jose Abreu (CWS)1B
30Madison Bumgarner (SF)SP
1Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
2Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
3James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
4Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
5Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
6Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
7Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
8Kawhi Leonard (SAS)SG,SF
9LeBron James (CLE)SF,PF
10Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
 View All Rankings 
11John Wall (WAS)PG
12Chris Paul (HOU)PG
13Damian Lillard (POR)PG
14Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
15Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
16Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
17Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
18Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
19Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
20Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
21Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
22Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
23CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
24Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
25Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
26Marc Gasol (MEM)C
27Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
28Paul Millsap (DEN)PF,C
29Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
30Eric Bledsoe (MIL)PG,SG