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2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 PPR Rankings

Folks, we’ve made it to Week 6! All of a sudden, bye weeks are taking place, forcing fantasy managers to make tough start/sit decisions with their bench players/waiver claims than normal. The best resource to make those decisions? Well, I am glad you asked; Week 6 PPR Rankings! Every week, I’ll be providing you with my personal PPR rankings for every position, excluding defense and kicker, who will be ranked later in the week. Who’s positioned to do some damage this week? Who might not be the ideal player to start this week? We’ll answer all of that here with my Week 6 PPR rankings!

Stats + Expected Fantasy Points via Pro Football Focus

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Week 6 Positional Notes


  • With 36+ pass attempts in every game this season, I think it’s safe to say that Tom Brady has eclipsed Kyler Murray and is a top-three quarterback for the rest of the year. He certainly is in my Week 6 PPR rankings!
  • The Lions are a great matchup for Joe Burrow, who is benefitting from a more pass-heavy offense for the Bengals.
  • Taylor Heinicke is a great streaming option this week against a poor Chiefs defense. The game total is 55.5 points, while Heinicke has eclipsed 21 expected fantasy points (per PFF) in every game he’s started.
  • Trevor Lawrence (7 carries/game over past three weeks) is getting the rushing production that Justin Fields isn’t getting. Hopefully that comes for the latter in a trailing game script against the Packers.
  • Tua Tagovailoa, back from injury this week, could work his way back into being a streaming option this year. The Dolphins are both a pass-heavy offense and a fast-paced attack, which are very good signs for his fantasy production.

Running Back

  • Hopefully, Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook will be back healthy this week to continue to be the elite fantasy running backs that they are.
  • Najee Harris continues to dominate in terms of volume. Now, Pittsburgh should be playing from ahead and will be able to run more plays facing a suddenly subpar Seahawks offense.
  • Joe Mixon has an elite matchup against the Lions, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be back to his three-down role this week. He was probably the toughest player to rank in my Week 6 PPR rankings.
  • Against a Cardinals defense that ranks second-worst in PFF run defense grade, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt each are top-15 running backs this week.
  • Damien Harris could be limited due to injury this week, as could Chris Carson if he returns. It will be interesting to see if both are able to get back to the production they had over the first few weeks of the year.
  • With five+ targets in back-to-back weeks, Josh Jacobs is now the three-down back in Las Vegas. As such, consider him an RB2, while it’s probably safe to cut ties with Kenyan Drake.
  • Darrell Williams and Devontae Booker are the top handcuffs for this week, though both have difficult matchups.
  • Damien Williams should play a major role for the Bears this week again, especially since the Bears will likely be playing from behind against the Packers. Meanwhile, that could come at the expense of Khalil Herbert, who mainly played as the bigger-body back at the end of the game.
  • Myles Gaskin got his role as the Dolphins’ top back last week, and remains a FLEX option as he continues to be peppered targets.

Wide Receiver

  • I am happy to announce that DeAndre Hopkins is back! Based on my Week 6 PPR Rankings, expect the same from a healthier AJ Brown this week.
  • Mike Williams continues to flourish in Los Angeles, to the point that he is challenging Keenan Allen as the Chargers’ “WR1”. Consider both low-end fantasy WR1s for the rest of the season.
  • Mike Evans continues to see more targets than expected, but since Tampa Bay is passing at the rate they are, all three of the receivers can be started with confidence.
  • DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who relied on big-play efficiency in an offense without a lot of play volume, see their fantasy value take a major hit with Russell Wilson expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a finger injury.
  • Ja’Marr Chase is no longer a sell-high candidate. The Bengals are passing more than they were before, and he’s cemented himself as their top receiver.
  • With Juju Smith-Schuster out for the year due to injury, both Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool now have a much clearer path to fantasy production.
  • Brandin Cooks’ usage has been poor the last two weeks, which is a problem since he relies so much on empty volume.
  • DeVonta Smith continues to hog the targets in the Eagles’ passing game, and should flourish against a weaker Bucs secondary, especially since Philadelphia will likely pass the ball more than usual- teams generally do so against Tampa Bay.
  • Without Kenny Golladay, Ka’Darius Toney is likely going to continue to produce as at least a FLEX starter until the Giants’ receiving corps gets healthier.
  • Emmanuel Sanders outperforming Cole Beasley is becoming a trend, and it isn’t by a small amount.
  • Amon-Ra St.Brown has gotten eight targets in back-to-back games, and could continue to see a lot of targets with Quintez Cephus out for the year due to injury.
  • Rashard Higgins is a sleeper in the Week 6 PPR rankings for deeper leagues. He’s gotten five targets in back-to-back games and the Browns could be forced into a shootout against the Cardinals if all goes as planned.

Tight End

  • Will Mike Gesicki see as many targets with Tua Tagovailoa back under center? He only saw three targets when they played together in Week 1.
  • Hunter Henry continues to pull away as the lead tight end in New England over Jonnu Smith.
  • Ricky Seals-Jones in Week 5, everbody: 16.8 expected fantasy points, eight targets, three end-zone targets. He’s an excellent streaming option against a poor Chiefs defense that struggles against tight ends.
  • In his true Jacksonville debut, Dan Arnold saw eight targets, and could work his way into being a start-worthy player with similar usage in the future.
  • Mo Allie-Cox has sneaky touchdown upside against the Texans this week, especially since Jack Doyle hasn’t been used as much in the past two weeks.

Week 6 PPR Rankings

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1Josh AllenBUFTEN
2Patrick MahomesKCWSH
3Tom BradyTBPHI
4Kyler MurrayARICLE
5Lamar JacksonBALLAC
6Jalen HurtsPHITB
7Dak PrescottDALNE
8Aaron RodgersGBCHI
9Matthew StaffordLARNYG
10Justin HerbertLACBAL
11Joe BurrowCINDET
12Ryan TannehillTENBUF
13Trevor LawrenceJAXMIA
14Taylor HeinickeWSHKC
15Sam DarnoldCARMIN
16Derek CarrLVDEN
17Teddy BridgewaterDENLV
18Baker MayfieldCLEARI
19Kirk CousinsMINCAR
20Carson WentzINDHOU
21Tua TagovailoaMIAJAX
22Mac JonesNEDAL
23Justin FieldsCHIGB
24Jared GoffDETCIN
25Daniel JonesNYGLAR
26Ben RoethlisbergerPITSEA
27Geno SmithSEAPIT
28Davis MillsHOUIND
29Mac JonesNEHOU
30Jameis WinstonNOWSH
31Ben RoethlisbergerPITDEN
32Davis MillsHOUNE

1Derrick HenryTENBUF
2Najee HarrisPITSEA
3Ezekiel ElliottDALNE
4Austin EkelerLACBAL
5Aaron JonesGBCHI
6Christian McCaffreyCARMIN
7Jonathan TaylorINDHOU
8Joe MixonCINDET
9Dalvin CookMINCAR
10Nick ChubbCLEARI
11Darrell HendersonLARNYG
12D'Andre SwiftDETCIN
13Antonio GibsonWSHKC
14James RobinsonJAXMIA
15Kareem HuntCLEARI
16Leonard FournetteTBPHI
17Chase EdmondsARICLE
18Chris CarsonSEAPIT
19Zack MossBUFTEN
20Damien WilliamsCHIGB
21Josh JacobsLVDEN
22Latavius MurrayBALLAC
23Damien HarrisNEDAL
24Javonte WilliamsDENLV
25Melvin Gordon IIIDENLV
26Darrel WilliamsKCWSH
27Myles GaskinMIAJAX
28Miles SandersPHITB
29Devontae BookerNYGLAR
30Jamaal WilliamsDETCIN
31Khalil HerbertCHIGB
32Tony PollardDALNE
33A.J. DillonGBCHI
34J.D. McKissicWSHKC
35James ConnerARICLE
36Devin SingletaryBUFTEN
37Kenneth GainwellPHITB
38Nyheim HinesINDHOU
39Alexander MattisonMINCAR
40Rhamodre StevensonNEDAL
41Sony MichelLARNYG
42Brandon BoldenNEDAL
43David JohnsonHOUIND
44Mark Ingram IIHOUIND
45Alex CollinsSEAPIT
46Kenyan DrakeLVDEN
47Ronald JonesTBPHI
48Marlon MackINDHOU
49Carlos HydeJAXMIA
50Jerrick McKinnonKCWSH

1Davante AdamsGBCHI
2Tyreek HillKCWSH
3Stefon DiggsBUFTEN
4Cooper KuppLARNYG
5Justin JeffersonMINCAR
6DeAndre HopkinsARICLE
7Terry McLaurinWSHKC
10Mike EvansTBPHI
11Keenan AllenLACBAL
12Mike WilliamsLACBAL
13Chris GodwinTBPHI
14Amari CooperDALNE
15CeeDee LambDALNE
16D.K. MetcalfSEAPIT
17Ja'Marr ChaseCINDET
18Diontae JohnsonPITSEA
19Robert WoodsLARNYG
20Courtland SuttonDENLV
21Tee HigginsCINDET
22Chase ClaypoolPITSEA
23Tyler LockettSEAPIT
24Adam ThielenMINCAR
25Julio JonesTENBUF
26Devonta SmithPHITB
27Brandin CooksHOUIND
28Michael Pittman Jr.INDHOU
29Marquise BrownBALLAC
30Tyler BoydCINDET
31Odell Beckham Jr.CLEARI
32Allen Robinson IICHIGB
33Antonio BrownTBPHI
34KaDarius ToneyNYGLAR
35Jakobi MeyersNEDAL
36Marvin Jones Jr.JAXMIA
37Emmanuel SandersBUFTEN
38Darnell MooneyCHIGB
39Robby AndersonCARMIN
40Tim PatrickDENLV
41Laviska Shenault Jr.JAXMIA
42Cole BeasleyBUFTEN
43Devante ParkerMIAJAX
44Jaylen WaddleMIAJAX
45Henry Ruggs IIILVDEN
46Sammy WatkinsBALLAC
47Amon-Ra St. BrownDETCIN
48Hunter RenfrowLVDEN
49Van JeffersonLARNYG
50Zach PascalINDHOU
51A.J. GreenARICLE
52Christian KirkARICLE
53Rondale MooreARICLE
54Nelson AgholorNEDAL
55Khalif RaymondDETCIN
56Jalen ReagorPHITB
57Mecole HardmanKCWSH
58Bryan EdwardsLVDEN
59Rashard HigginsCLEARI
60Randall CobbGBCHI
61Allen LazardGBCHI
62Adam HumphriesWSHKC
64Cedrick Wilson JrDALNE
65Terrace Marshall Jr.CARMIN
66DeAndre CarterWSHKC
67Kendrick BourneNEDAL
68Preston WilliamsMIAJAX
69DeSean JacksonLARNYG
70Donovan Peoples-JonesCLEARI
71Quez WatkinsPHITB
72John RossNYGLAR
73James WashingtonPITSEA
74Nick Westbrook-IkhineTENBUF
75Josh GordonKCWSH

1Travis KelceKCWSH
2Darren WallerLVDEN
3Mark AndrewsBALLAC
4T.J. HockensonDETCIN
5Noah FantDENLV
6Dalton SchultzDALNE
7Tyler HigbeeLARNYG
8Mike GesickiMIAJAX
9Dawson KnoxBUFTEN
10Jared CookLACBAL
11Hunter HenryNEDAL
12Ricky Seals-JonesWSHKC
13Zach ErtzPHITB
14Tyler ConklinMINCAR
15Evan EngramNYGLAR
16Robert TonyanGBCHI
17Dan ArnoldJAXMIA
18Cole KmetCHIGB
19Jonnu SmithNEDAL
20Austin HooperCLEARI
21David NjokuCLEARI
22Mo Alie-CoxINDHOU
23Cameron BrateTBPHI
24Gerald EverettSEAPIT
25Anthony FirkserTENBUF
27Donald ParhamLACBAL
28Pat FreiermuthPITSEA
29Jack DoyleINDHOU
30Tommy TrembleCARMIN

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