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).

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Now, here are the Week 6 rankings…

Quarterback

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.

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

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