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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 6 RB Rankings

Every week just seems to bring in some surprises. For Week 6 the big surprise is I have Austin Ekeler ranked as number one. Pre-draft I had Ekeler finishing the season as a top-three PPR running back, and he is proving me right.

This also marks the first week of bye weeks. So, no Alvin Kamara after he just had a huge week, and the fantasy sleeper of the year Cordarrelle Patterson will be on a bye as well. Even if they weren’t on a bye, I would still have Ekeler as number one. Just saying.

Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey make this list this week as they could both come back from injuries. But, they barely made it into the 20’s this week. As they are too hard to trust coming back off an injury so soon.

Just as a reminder if you haven’t seen my other rankings, this list is based on half PPR scoring.

Week 6 RB Rankings Notes


As I said above I have Ekeler ranked as RB one for Week 6. It was close between him and Derrick Henry, but Buffalo has shown they are a top defense in the league. I trust Ekeler against Baltimore that much more over Henry this week. Another name that jumped up to five is Najee Harris. Harris is being monitored this week with an injury as he left last week in the third quarter with a calf injury. Juju Smith-Schuster suffered a season-ending injury, which makes Harris that much more of a fantasy weapon. The Steelers are playing the Seahawks this week and we’ve all seen what running backs have done to them.

Darrell Henderson Jr. breaks the top 10 this week. Before his injury, Henderson has been one of the more consistent running backs this season. Even with Sony Michel there, I still see Henderson finishing in the top 10 this year. This week the Rams play the Giants, and the Giants made Ezekiel Elliott look like a top 3 running back last week. I see Henderson putting up 25 plus fantasy points this week against the Giants.

Lastly, I have Leonard Fournette ranked as RB 12 for Week 6. I think it is safe to say that Fournette is the lead back for the Buccaneers now. I’m not worried at all about Ronald Jones Jr. or Giovani Bernard. Fournette has had back-to-back games with 15 plus fantasy points now and is going against the Eagles this week. The Buccaneers are so high-powered in the passing game, that it leaves it easy for Fournette.

Week 6 RB Rankings

More Week 6 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | PPR | Flex

1Austin EkelerLACat BAL
2Derrick HenryTENvs. BUF
3Ezekiel ElliottDALat NE
4Jonathan TaylorINDvs. HOU
5Najee HarrisPITvs. SEA
6Aaron JonesGBat CHI
7James RobinsonJACvs. MIA
8Kareem HuntCLEvs. ARI
9Darrell Henderson Jr.LARat NYG
10D'Andre SwiftDETvs. CIN
11Joe MixonCINat DET
12Leonard FournetteTBat PHI
13Antonio GibsonWASvs. KC
15Josh JacobsLVat DEN
15Damien HarrisNEvs. DAL
16Chase EdmondsARIat CLE
17Damien WilliamsCHIvs. GB
18Zack MossBUFat TEN
19Christian McCaffreyCARvs. MIN
20Javonte WilliamsDENvs. LV
21Darrel WilliamsKCat WAS
22Melvin Gordon IIIDENvs. LV
23Myles GaskinMIAat JAC
24Alexander MattisonMINat CAR
25Dalvin CookMINat CAR
26Jamaal WilliamsDETvs. CIN
27Tony PollardDALat NE
28Latavius MurrayBALvs. LAC
29Devin SingletaryBUFat TEN
30Alex CollinsSEAat PIT
31James ConnerARIat CLE
32Devontae BookerNYGvs. LAR
33Miles SandersPHIvs. TB
34J.D. McKissicWASvs. KC
35Kenneth GainwellPHIvs. TB
36Khalil HerbertCHIvs. GB
37Nyheim HinesINDvs. HOU
38AJ DillonGBat CHI
39Chuba HubbardCARvs. MIN
40David JohnsonHOUat IND
41Malcolm BrownMIAat JAC
42Mark Ingram IIHOUat IND
43Sony MichelLARat NYG
44Ronald Jones IITBat PHI
45Jerick McKinnonKCat WAS
46Jeremy McNicholsTENvs. BUF
47Giovani BernardTBat PHI
48Kenyan DrakeLVat DEN
49Brandon BoldenNEvs. DAL
50Carlos HydeJACvs. MIA

More fantasy football fun for Week 6: Waiver Wire | FAAB Guide | Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Targets | Start & Sit | Loves & Hates | Stock Watch | Sleepers & Streamers | QB Streamers | D/ST Streamers |

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