Michael Florio’s Week 6 Fantasy Football Positional Rankings!
The fantasy football season flies by every year. It is already Week 6! This could be a huge week for those that are sitting with 2 or fewer wins, and it is also a week with a lot of big names on the bench due to bye weeks. Luckily, there are a lot of streaming options to use this week! My Week 6 positional rankings are a little further down the page, but first let’s hit on some of the best matchups of the week.
- I cannot say it enough. Start Mohamed Sanu this week. I have said it on Wide Right Fantasy Football, with Matt Modica and I am telling you right now. The Bucs have played a game fewer than 28 other teams in the NFL, yet they have allowed the most receiving yards and TDs to players in the slot. Sanu has ran 129 routes from the slot this season, more than anyone on the Falcons, and nearly 100 more than any of their other receivers. The Bucs on average allow 113.5 receiving yards per game to slot receivers and a league-leading 6 TDs. Looking back at all the slot receivers who faced the Bucs in the first 4 weeks (Michael Thomas, Nelson Agholor, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Taylor Gabriel) they all finished top-12 in PPR that week and Top-21 in standard. The worst game was JuJu and we would all gladly take that production from Sanu this week. I am the highest ranked ranker of him on FantasyPros and am starting him wherever I have him.
- For the same reason I like Austin Hooper, as he has ran the second most routes from the slot this season. The Falcons saw the weakness in the Steelers defense, which is utilizing the tight end, and I think they will do the same again this week.
- The Fantasy community loves Aaron Jones more than his own coach. Packers HC Mike McCarthy praised all three of his RBs after the game last week and we continue to see it every week. This past week, he played the fewest snaps of the three, and Jamaal Williams mirrored his touches. Perhaps this week bodes well for Jones, as the Packers should jump out to a nice lead. He is the highest ranked of the three for me, but he comes in as a RB3, as I still find it hard to trust him with confidence.
- Jameis Winston is everyone’s favorite option to stream this week. I agree. He gets the Falcons, who are currently allowing the 4th-most fantasy points per game (FPPG), and that is including Nick Foles’ Week 1 stinker. You can start him with confidence this week.
- He is not the only Bucs player you can stream this week. Cameron Brate is an option I like a lot
- I do not want to start Kenyan Drake this week. Coming off his best week of the season, he gets rewarded with the vaunted Bears defense who have allowed both the fewest FPPG and receptions-per-games to RBs this season. That last part really hurts Drake, as that is where he does his damage. Frank Gore still had twice as many carries as him last week.
- There’s a lot of questions about the Eagles running backs. Luckily, we have some context on this scenario. In Week 3, Jay Ajayi was out and Corey Clement played 55 percent of the snaps and had 19 touches, compared to Wendell Smallwood’s 13 touches on 35 percent of snaps played. Both should be owned, but Clement is a legit RB2 going forward. Unless of course they trade for LeSean McCoy.
- Alex Collins is becoming toucher and tougher to trust. Last week he only played 31 percent of the snaps and has had 12-or-fewer carries in four of five games this season. He is still a low-end RB2, but it is very possible you have a better option off the waiver wire at this point.
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Week 6 Positional Rankings
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