Fantasy Football Rankings: Rest of Season (Week 6)
Each week through the NFL season we’ll take a look at our rest of season rankings to help you make roster decisions. In addition to the rankings below, here are notes on a few key players.
Patrick Mahomes (QB – KC)
Mahomes continues to top the fantasy QB standings with his record-breaking opening month of the season. It’s more than clear that Andy Reid made the right decision here and that Mahomes is going to be in a position to contend for the No. 1 signal caller spot for years to come.
Jared Goff (QB – LAR)
Sean McVay is calling a ton of pass plays in the red zone, leading to Goff ranking third in the league in red zone pass attempts. That’s quite remarkable when you consider that Todd Gurley is in the backfield gobbling up touchdowns but certainly bodes well for Goff’s potential to wind up with QB1 numbers this season. LA boasts the deepest receiving corps in football and an offensive gameplan perfectly catered to Goff’s strengths.
Philip Rivers (QB – LAC)
Nobody ever seems to want to draft Rivers but all he manages to do is keep churning out fantastic fantasy seasons. Rivers has managed to toss multiple touchdowns in every Chargers’ game so far and is well on his way to another season with 4,500-plus yards and 30 touchdowns. Even if no one seems to notice.
Baker Mayfield (QB – CLE)
Mayfield has looked poised in the pocket and delivered a pair of wins to the moribund Browns, which in itself is a huge accomplishment. He’s not ready to start in redraft leagues on a consistent basis, but Mayfield’s dynasty value is sky high.
Taysom Hill (QB – NO)
The Saints have started using Hill not only on special teams but on gadget plays, particularly around the goal line. He might get a few snaps per week but they are high output snaps.
Derek Carr (QB – OAK)
Derek Carr is off to a rough start and is barely relevant, even in 2QB leagues. The yardage has been there, but Carr leads the league in interceptions and hasn’t been able to get the Oakland offense humming in any consistent way. Until he can string together back-to-back solid outings, Carr can’t be trusted in lineups.
Alvin Kamara (RB – NO)
Mark Ingram’s return could take a ton of high-leverage goal-line snaps away from Kamara. He proved he can still be a force as a full or part-time back but we need to find that happy medium in New Orleans’ backfield.
Mark Ingram (RB – NO)
Now that he’s back from a four-game PED ban, Ingram should inherit his 15-touch role from last season and be the logical choice to ease some of the workload off of Alvin Kamara, especially in short -yardage situations. Just don’t count on two scores every week.
Aaron Jones (RB – GB)
Jones has the most upside of any back on Green Bay’s roster but is stuck in a Mike McCarthy-led committee. Until Jones can make improvements in pass protection, he’s likely going to be forced into to be a tantalizing tease.
Isaiah Crowell (RB – NYJ)
The Jets are going to continue to split carries with Crowell and Bilal Powell but Crowell looks like the main runner and is getting the all-important goal-line totes, so he’s the back to target but will continue to be volatile while he’s only averaging 11 carries-per-game. We just now know that the upside is still there.
Corey Clement (RB – PHI)
Clement should take over the lead role for the Eagles, but Doug Pederson likes to utilize multiple backs, so Clements’ upside is capped. For him to become an RB2, he’ll need to command red-zone work, which remains to be seen.
Mike Davis (RB – SEA)
Davis came out of nowhere to earn a fairly significant piece of Seattle’s backfield. Things can change weekly under Pete Carroll, but for now, Davis is an ascending player that could have some solid TD potential down the stretch.
Nelson Agholor (WR – PHI)
Moving Agholor into the slot was the trick that turned his career around. Now with Alshon Jeffery sidelined with a shoulder injury, Agholor should lead the Eagles’ receiving corps in targets and receptions. With Alshon Jeffery back in the lineup, Agholor’s YPC numbers should start to climb, but his target numbers will take a hit.
Christian Kirk (WR – ARI)
Kirk is out-targeting Larry Fitzgerald and flashed some big-play ability, even in a muted Arizona offense. Expect the Cardinals to improve as Josh Rosen gets more comfortable, which could lead to some solid WR2/3 games out of the rookie.
Evan Engram (TE – NYG)
Engram is nearing a return and will immediately be a TE1, which isn’t saying much considering the depressingly-thin status of the position overall.
Below you can find our the complete rest of season rankings of several of our experts.