Week 6 Fantasy RB Rankings: Christian McCaffrey on top, Adrian Peterson among start-or-sit sleepers

We’ve entered the portion of the fantasy soccer season the place the most important shakeups to working once more rankings will come from accidents. When Christian McCaffrey left Sunday’s sport, it appeared for a short while like Reggie Bonnafon would become a widely known determine to fantasy householders. Soon after, though, McCaffrey was deemed high-quality after merely dealing with cramps, and that’s the reason he’s atop our Week 6 fantasy RB rankings, narrowly edging out Ezekiel Elliott, Dalvin Cook, and Saquon Barkley, who we’re projecting to return from a high-ankle sprain this Thursday.

Besides accidents, we type of know who guys are at this degree. Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout is an element of the hole earlier. Dalvin Cook has confirmed he’s a consistently top-five working once more. Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb, too, have confirmed to be every-week begins. Matchups and having fun with time matter, nevertheless, there’s sole quite a bit a lot much less guessing at this degree throughout the season.

Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

One place we’ll nonetheless be left questioning about, not lower than for another week, is in L.A. Melvin Gordon out carried Austin Ekeler 12-3 in Week 5. Seems like Gordon’s the obvious below, correct? Except for the reality that Ekeler out-caught Gordon, 15-4. If that break up retains up, Ekeler could protect standard-league price as a transfer catcher whereas moreover being a PPR stud. And Gordon, if not as important as a receiver, will possibly be additional of a standard-league man. Of course, Gordon probably stays to be getting as a lot as full tempo, so it might be best to attend one different week sooner than making a full judgment proper right here.

WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS: Running once more | Wide receiver | Tight end

The matchup of the week, for fantasy capabilities nevertheless really not for pleasurable viewing capabilities, is Redskins-Dolphins. Both teams are unhealthy. Both defenses are unhealthy. Many of their players are unhealthy. But at working once more, each workforce has an in all probability intriguing fantasy alternative. For Washington, it’s future Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson, and for Miami, Kenyan Drake stays to be the individual since he’s, however, to be traded. Both have been harmful fantasy begins to date. Both have RB2 circumstances in direction of the alternative’s horrible safety in Week 6.

Mark Ingram (vs. Bengals) is a must-start this week in direction of a Bengals safety allowing in all probability probably the most fantasy elements to working backs. So is Kerryon Johnson (@ Packers), who will get a Green Bay safety that’s been poor in direction of RBs, too. Speaking of the Packers: Aaron Jones’ four-TD Week 5 will not be repeatable, nevertheless, as long as Jamaal Williams is out, his workload will possibly be such that he should be in every fantasy lineup.

Before we get to the rankings: This is the first week with 4 teams on bye. The Bills, Bears, Raiders, and Colts are off, which suggests you could be without the businesses of Frank Gore, Devin Singletary, David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, Josh Jacobs, Marlon Mack, and Nyheim Hines.

Reminder: These rankings will possibly be adjusted all by means of the week, so look at once more sometimes for the newest updates and analysis!

Week 6 Fantasy RB Rankings

These rankings are for regular, non-PPR leagues.

1Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. TB (in UK). McCaffrey left Sunday’s sport and didn’t finish, nevertheless, he was merely cramping and must be high-quality to dominate the Bucs all through the pond in Week 6.
2Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYJ
3Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. PHI
4Saquon Barkley, NYG @ NE. Barkley performs Thursday night time time, and Week 6 is reported “in-view” for his return. If he performs, even in direction of a stout New England safety, he’s gotta be in every fantasy lineup.
5Aaron Jones, GB vs. DET. Jones comes off a 4 touchdown sport and can get to face a suspect Lions safety. Jones must proceed to shine as long as Jamaal Williams is out and by no means taking his touches.
6David Johnson, ARI vs. ATL. Johnson’s once more “locked up” on him Sunday, and he missed some sports activities movement in favor of Chase Edmonds. This matchup offers a ton of potential for fantasy elements if Johnson is healthful, although the Falcons have carried out an awesome job at defending working backs throughout the passing sport.
7Alvin Kamara, NO @ JAX
8Mark Ingram, BAL vs. CIN. The Bengals have been horrible in direction of working backs, every on the underside and through the air. Ingram must have a topic day in Week 6.
9Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB
10Derrick Henry, TEN @ DEN. Denver has struggled to defend the run all season, allowing the fifth-most fantasy elements to oppose rushers. Since Henry is the principal offense for Tennessee, he models up for an unbelievable outing.
11Joe Mixon, CIN @ BAL. Baltimore’s run safety per carrying has been robust in 2019, nevertheless, they’ve allowed a league-high seven rushing touchdowns. Expect Mixon to look out the tip zone not lower than as quickly as on this one.
12Nick Chubb, CLE vs. SEA
13James Conner, PIT @ LAC
14Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. DAL
15Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. PIT. Gordon out carried Austin Ekeler 12-3 in Week 5, which must current standard-league householders confidence that Gordon must be of their lineups because of the precept rusher for the Chargers. Ekeler’s 15 catches, though, current that it isn’t solely the Gordon current.
16Leonard Fournette, JAX vs. NO
17Todd Gurley, LAR vs. SF. San Francisco does an awesome job at limiting backs throughout the receiving sport, so you’ve got gotta hope the Rams rely on Gurley throughout the rushing assault like they did in Week 5 (15 carries) and by no means in Week 4 (5 carries).
18Chris Carson, SEA @ CLE. With Carson’s fumble factors (not lower than rapidly) an element of the earlier, it’s obvious Seattle will rely on him its workhorse. In that place, he’s an every-week fantasy starter.
19Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. TEN. Lindsay and Royce Freeman proceed to largely break up work, nevertheless, it is nonetheless Lindsay who’s additional explosive and thus a larger fantasy play.
20Kenyan Drake, MIA vs. WAS. This is the right matchup Drake will get all season. The Redskins have allowed the sixth-most fantasy elements to oppose backs, and it could be worse in the event that they’d allowed an equal amount of touchdowns to the 5 teams above them. Drake is a powerful RB2 play this week.
21Carlos Hyde, HOU @ KC
22Sony Michel, NE vs. NYG
23Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIA. Peterson’s been horrible. So have the Dolphins. You’d take into consideration one would change that improvement in direction of the alternative this week. The best yards per carrying AP has had in a sport this yr is 3.1, so even in direction of Miami, he may not be environment-friendly. You’re betting on him discovering the tip zone as an RB2 or FLEX play.
24Damien Williams, KC vs. HOU. Houston’s allowed in all probability probably the most receptions to opposing backs this season, and Williams must proceed that improvement after outworking LeSean McCoy in his return from injury in Week 5.
25James White, NE vs. NYG
26Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. PIT. Ekeler’s 15 catches in Week 5 had been buoyed a bit by sports transfer as a result of the Chargers tried to come back again from behind. That probably won’t be the identical script as Week 6 in direction of a banged-up Steelers’ workforce, nevertheless, Ekeler must nonetheless catch six-plus balls in his current place, along with a few carries proper right here or there.
27Devonta Freeman, ATL @ ARZ
28Jordan Howard, PHI @ MIN
29Ronald Jones, TB vs. CAR (in UK). Just after we assume we’ve acquired it found, Jones solely out carries Peyton Barber, 9-8. We nonetheless like Jones additional going forward, as we’ve talked about all season, nevertheless this 9:30 a.m. ET time kick could also be one to stay away from if you’ve acquired increased selections throughout the afternoon video games.
30Royce Freeman, DEN vs. TEN
31Miles Sanders, PHI @ MIN
32Chris Thompson, WAS @ MIA. Thompson may uncover commonplace price on this matchup as a consequence of an elevated chance for him too to look out the tip zone. If you’re decided for a FLEX alternative, you presumably can do worse.
33Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ KC
34Raheem Mostert, SF @ LAR
35Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ LAC
36LeSean McCoy, KC vs. HOU. McCoy was outworked by Williams in Week 5, and as long as Williams stays healthful, McCoy has quite a bit lower fantasy floor from week to week.
37Ito Smith, ATL @ ARZ
38Peyton Barber, TB vs. CAR (in UK)
39Latavius Murray, NO @ JAX
40Rashaad Penny, SEA @ CLE
41Mark Walton, MIA vs. WAS
42Tevin Coleman, SF @ LAR
43Matt Breida, SF @ LAR
44Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. ATL
45Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. PHI
46Rex Burkhead, NE vs. NYG
47Jon Hilliman, NYG @ NE
48Gus Edwards, BAL vs. CIN
49Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. SF
50Tra Carson, Packers vs. Lions
51Giovani Bernard, CIN @ BAL
52Darrel Williams, KC vs. HOU
53Dion Lewis, TEN @ DEN
54C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CLE
55Dontrell Hilliard, CLE vs. SEA
56Ty Montgomery, NYJ vs. DAL

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