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Quarterback

1 Tom Brady, New England vs. Cincinnati
2 Cam Newton, Carolina at New Orleans …The Panthers should have Newton (concussion) back this week and he should get back to breaking out large against an epic-bad Saints defense (other than the Giants’ game every other team has scored 34 in a game against them — Cam had seven total touchdowns against the Saints last year)
3 Carson Palmer, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets …Palmer is set to return after missing Week 5 due to concussion, against a Jets’ defense consistently being roasted and averaging more than 300 yards passing per week allowed
4 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Miami
5 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Dallas …Rodgers is averaging just a 56.1 percent completion percentage, actually lowest in the league which is a tad bizarre
6 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Carolina
7 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Los Angeles
8 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Houston
9 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Cleveland …Ride the hot hand — Mariota comes off a four-touchdown game and this week goes against a Cleveland team allowing 29.6 points per game (tied for 2nd-worst in the NFL)
10 Brian Hoyer, Chicago vs. Jacksonville …Off a 397-yard game, Hoyer is now averaging 337 yards as a starter in three games, all topping 300 yards passing, he’s completing 71 percent of his passes and he hasn’t thrown an interception this season
11 Alex Smith, Kansas City at Oakland …Smith gets a bump this week against an Oakland who allows an NFL-worst 330.6 yards passing per week
12 Derek Carr, Oakland vs. Kansas City
13 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville at Chicago
14 Dak Prescott, Dallas at Green Bay
15 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo vs. San Francisco …It should be good times in Buffalo as the Bills roll in after three straight wins while the Niners have lost four straight games
16 Trevor Siemian, Denver at San Diego …Siemian (shoulder) is expected to start Thursday and San Diego is allowing 28.4 points per game
17 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia at Washington
18 Brock Osweiler, Houston vs. Indianapolis
19 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
20 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants …The Ravens have fired Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator, promoting Marty Mornhinweg — most likely that will be a somewhat larger commitment to the run game
21 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore …He’s hard to trust as Manning is averaging just 1 passing TD per game, while Baltimore allows just 1.8 red zone trips per game, the fewest in the league
22 Kirk Cousins, Washington vs. Philadelphia
23 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Atlanta …Off a bye-week to get healthy, Wilson should have a big game against an Atlanta defense that allows the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks;
24 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at Seattle …The Falcons offense has been playing great with 16 touchdowns in four games, although Seattle is allowing the fewest points per game to opposing quarterbacks; UPDATE: the Seattle area is under bad rain and heavy wind from remnants of a typhoon — all the Seahawks and Falcons have been dropped and you may want to consider atlternaitves given the weather issues and uncertainty of conditions during the game
25 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati at New England …Dalton has now just 5 passing TDs in five games
26 Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets at Arizona …Pretty ugly — Fitzpatrick has just 5 TDs versus 10 interceptions and now Eric Decker is on injured reserve
27 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Denver …Rivers has thrown for over 320 yards three games in a row but he gets a major downgrade this week playing against the Broncos
28 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Buffalo …Kaepernick will draw the Week 6 start for the 49ers, his first under Chip Kelly
29 Case Keenum, Los Angeles at Detroit
30 Cody Kessler, Cleveland at Tennessee …Kessler (rib) was forced out of the game in Week 5 and will need to be monitored, it’s possible Cleveland may need to start Kevin Hogan (fire up the Titans’ defense)

 

Running Back
1 LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh at Miami …Bell owners will be licking their chops as he faces a Miami defense allowing an NFL-worst 150.8 yards rushing per week
2 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Cleveland
3 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo vs. San Francisco …McCoy gets the 49ers at home, a defense allowing 146.8 yards rushing per game (2nd-worst)
4 David Johnson, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets …Johnson is a true workhorse back, on pace for 346 touches through five games
5 Jordan Howard, Chicago vs. Jacksonville …Fire up Howard with confidence, who comes into this week’s game off back-to-back games with over 110 yards rushing, getting a true workhorse load and delivering big-time
6 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles at Detroit …Maybe it is somewhat of a fluke, but Detroit has yet to allow a rushing touchdown this year, although we are still going with Gurley high in the rankings as Detroit nonetheless allows 4.9 yards per carry — also note that last year Gurley went off for 140 yards and 2 TDs against the Lions last year
7 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas at Green Bay …Elliott has been near unstoppable so he’s a must start, although he may not be an ideal pick in Daily as Green Bay allows the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs (and they allow just 43 rushing yards per week with a 2.0 yards-per-carry average)
8 Lamar Miller, Houston vs. Indianapolis
9 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Carolina
10 Christine Michael, Seattle vs. Atlanta
10 Theo Riddick, Detroit vs. Los Angeles
11 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta at Seattle
12 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City at Oakland …Charles got some reps in Week 4 but now two weeks later and off the Chiefs’ bye-week he should get more liberally mixed in — note that Charles has thumped the Raiders in the past and I could see Charles having a big splash game
13 C.J. Anderson, Denver at San Diego …The Chargers allow the second-most fantasy points to opposing running backs per game
14 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta at Seattle
15 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco at Buffalo
16 LeGarrette Blount, New England vs. Cincinnati
17 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville at Chicago
18 Frank Gore, Indianapolis at Houston
19 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay vs. Dallas …Lacy (ankle) left Week 5 and will be questionable and will need to be monitored; UPDATE: James Starks has been ruled out (the Packers will roll with Lacy and there is some talk wide receiver Ty Montgomery may play some at running back if needed)
20 Arian Foster, Miami vs. Pittsburgh …Foster (groin) will need to be monitored for his return; UPDATE: Foster is reportedly good to go this week
21 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati at New England …Bernard could have an expanded role again in Week 6 with Jeremy Hill (shoulder, chest) dinged
22 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina at New Orleans …He will need to be watched, but it sounds like Stewart (hamstring) will return to the field after a three-game absence and gets a great match-up against the Saints who are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing running backs per game
23 Terrance West, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
24 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at Tennessee
25 Melvin Gordon, San Diego vs. Denver
26 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets at Arizona
27 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia at Washington …Matthews and the Eagles’ offense suffered a blow this week when Lane Johnson was suspended ten games (Johnson is the highest-paid right tackle in the league)
28 Justin Forsett, Detroit vs. Los Angeles …UPDATE: Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington have both been ruled OUT, leaving Forsett and Zach Zenner to split the workload
29 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore …Jennings (hand) will need to be monitored but he could be back after missing the past two games; UPDATE: Jennings is supposed to start this week
30 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia at Washington
31 James White, New England vs. Cincinnati
32 Matt Jones, Washington vs. Philadelphia
33 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Cleveland
34 Devontae Booker, Denver at San Diego
35 Jalen Richard, Oakland vs. Kansas City
36 DeAndre Washington, Oakland vs. Kansas City
37 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets at Arizona
38 Chris Ivory, Jacksonville at Chicago
39 Bobby Rainey, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore …Replacing Shane Vereen, Rainey has 13 receptions over the past two weeks
40 Spencer Ware, Kansas City at Oakland
41 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland at Tennessee
41 James Starks, Green Bay vs. Dallas
42 Jay Ajayi, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
43 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati at New England …Hill left Week 5 with shoulder and chest injuries and will need to be monitored, he gets dinged quite a bit in our Week 6 rankings and look elsewhere
44 Chris Thompson, Washington vs. Philadelphia
45 Alfred Morris, Dallas at Green Bay
46 Mike Gillislee, Buffalo vs. San Francisco
47 Andre Ellington, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets
48 Fozzy Whittaker, Carolina at New Orleans
49 Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
50 Zach Zenner, Detroit vs. Los Angeles …UPDATE: Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington have both been ruled OUT, leaving Zenner and Justin Forsett to split the workload
51 Kenyan Drake, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
52 Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis at Houston
53 Robert Kelley, Washington vs. Philadelphia …Reports are Washington will get Kelley more work this week making him an intriguing deeper sleeper
54 Orleans Darkwa, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore
55 Travaris Cadet, New Orleans vs. Carolina
56 Javorius Allen, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
57 Dexter McCluster, San Diego vs. Denver
58 Alfred Blue, Houston vs. Indianapolis
59 C.J. Spiller, Seattle vs. Atlanta
60 Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia at Washington

 

Wide Receivers
1 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Miami
2 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Carolina
3 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Indianapolis …Hopkins had 19 receptions and 263 yards in two games against the Colts last year — look for ‘Nuk to uncork some this week against a defense allowing 301 yards receiving per week
4 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets …Fitzgerald is on fire and that should continue this week against a Jets’ defense that allows more than 300 yards of receiving yards per game and they have allowed seven touchdowns to wide receivers
5 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore
6 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina at New Orleans
7 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Houston
8 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. Pittsburgh …Pittsburgh allows more than 300 yards of receiving per week bodes well for Landry to have a big game
9 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Cincinnati
10 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. Dallas
11 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets at Arizona
12 Marvin Jones, Detroit vs. Los Angeles
13 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville at Chicago
14 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at San Diego …Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are both prime plays against a Chargers’ defense who have lost star defensive back Jason Verrett plus Brandon Flowers is out
15 A.J. Green, Cincinnati at New England
16 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City at Oakland …Maclin scored three touchdowns in two games last year against Oakland and they have been giving up receiving yards and scores by the bushel this year (Oakland allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers per game)
17 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Dallas
18 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at San Diego
19 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. Jacksonville …Jeffery and Brian Hoyer just don’t seem to be as in-sync as he and Jay Cutler were — case in point, last week on 43 attempts just six went to Jeffery (who has yet to score in 2016)
20 Amari Cooper, Oakland vs. Kansas City
20 Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh at Miami
21 Cameron Meredith, Chicago vs. Jacksonville …In his first start, Meredith exploded for 9/130/1 statline, likely the top waiver wire pickup in most leagues coming into the week and I believe — Meredith has great to size to speed ratio and he played in 93 percent of snaps last week
22 Willie Snead, New Orleans vs. Carolina
23 Tavon Austin, Los Angeles at Detroit …Austin can be hit or miss, but against a Detroit-defense allowing 2.8 receiving TDs per game this feels like a “hit” week
24 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia at Washington
25 Michael Crabtree, Oakland vs. Kansas City
26 Chris Hogan, New England vs. Cincinnati …After never throwing an in-season pass to Chris Hogan, Tom Brady quickly hit him last week four times for 113 yards — big plays are going to be there
27 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore
28 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. Philadelphia …Jackson could be extra motivated you would think playing against his former team (in three games against Philadelphia Jackson averages 94 yards per game although has just one touchdown)
29 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland at Tennessee
30 Julio Jones, Atlanta at Seattle …Julio Jones can always go off of course but at Seattle doesn’t sound great — the Seahawks have allowed just five touchdown passes to wide receivers in their past 20 games, plus the weather in this game is likely to be very bad
31 Doug Baldwin, Seattle vs. Atlanta
32 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets at Arizona
33 Cole Beasley, Dallas at Green Bay
34 Mike Wallace, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
35 Anquan Boldin, Detroit vs. Los Angeles
36 John Brown, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets
37 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets
38 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville at Chicago
39 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Dallas …Adams comes off a season high of 85 yards and now has 3 TDs in five games
40 Michael Thomas, New Orleans vs. Carolina
41 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Los Angeles
42 Eddie Royal, Chicago vs. Jacksonville
43 DeVante Parker, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
44 Jeremy Kerley, San Francisco at Buffalo
45 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Philadelphia
46 Robert Woods, Buffalo vs. San Francisco
47 Tyler Lockett, Seattle vs. Atlanta
48 Travis Benjamin, San Diego vs. Denver
49 Brian Quick, Los Angeles at Detroit
50 Kenny Stills, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
51 Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati at New England
52 Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh at Miami …UPDATE: Wheaton will likely get more opportunities this week with Sammie Coates (broken finger) expected to be out
53 Tyrell Williams, San Diego vs. Denver
54 Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee vs. Cleveland
55 Will Fuller, Houston vs. Indianapolis …UPDATE: there is some discussion that Fuller (hamstring) may miss this week and he has dropped in the rankings
56 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore
57 Terrance Williams, Dallas at Green Bay
58 Chris Conley, Kansas City at Oakland
59 Kenny Britt, Los Angeles at Detroit
60 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis at Houston
61 Kamar Aiken, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants …Aiken could be a super deep sleeper as the Giants have been vulnerable to the slot, while Steve Smith is out and Mike Wallace is questionable as well
62 Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland at Tennessee
63 Devin Funchess, Carolina at New Orleans
64 Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh at Miami …UPDATE: Sammie Coates (broken finger) is likely out while Rogers is expected to return from his toe injury this week
65 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville at Chicago
66 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina at New Orleans
67 Dorial Green-Beckham, Philadelphia at Washington
68 Brice Butler, Dallas at Green Bay …Butler will again draw the start with Dez Bryant likely to miss Week 6 as well
69 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Cleveland
70 Breshad Perriman, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
71 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati at New England
72 Andre Johnson, Tennessee vs. Cleveland
73 Jamison Crowder, Washington vs. Philadelphia
74 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta at Seattle
75 Jaelen Strong, Houston vs. Indianapolis

 

Tight End
1 Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Cincinnati
2 Greg Olsen, Carolina at New Orleans …In PPR-scoring, Olsen would come into Week 6 as WR6 after another huge game (a career-best 181 yards)
3 Jimmy Graham, Seattle vs. Atlanta
4 Martellus Bennett, New England vs. Cincinnati
5 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Oakland
6 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Cleveland …Walker gets a Cleveland defense who allows the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends per game
7 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Tennessee
8 Coby Fleener, New Orleans vs. Carolina
9 Zach Miller, Chicago vs. Jacksonville
10 Virgil Green, Denver at San Diego
11 Jason Witten, Dallas at Green Bay
12 Julius Thomas, Jacksonville at Chicago
13 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
14 Jesse James, Pittsburgh at Miami
15 Charles Clay, Buffalo vs. San Francisco
16 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Houston
17 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia at Washington
18 Hunter Henry, San Diego vs. Denver
19 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Denver
20 Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles at Detroit
21 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Dallas
22 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis at Houston
23 Clive Walford, Oakland vs. Kansas City
24 Jacob Tamme, Atlanta at Seattle
25 Will Tye, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore
26 Niles Paul, Washington vs. Philadelphia …UPDATE: either Paul or Vernon Davis will be the Washington starter with Jordan Reed (concussion) rules OUT
27 C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati at New England
28 C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston vs. Indianapolis …Fiedorowicz could have an expanded role this week with Ryan Griffin in the concussion protocol
28 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati at New England
29 Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
30 Dion Sims, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
30 Garrett Celek, San Francisco at Buffalo

 

Kicker
1 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Cincinnati
2 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Houston
3 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Dallas
4 Cairo Santos, Kansas City at Oakland
5 Brandon McManus, Denver at San Diego
6 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
7 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia at Washington
8 Graham Gano, Carolina at New Orleans
9 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh at Miami
10 Connor Barth, Chicago vs. Jacksonville
11 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. San Francisco
12 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Cleveland
13 Nick Novak, Houston vs. Indianapolis
14 Matt Prater, Detroit vs. Los Angeles
15 Jason Myers, Jacksonville at Chicago
16 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets
17 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore
18 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland vs. Kansas City
19 Will Lutz, New Orleans vs. Carolina
20 Dan Bailey, Dallas at Green Bay
21 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at New England
22 Dustin Hopkins, Washington vs. Philadelphia
23 Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles at Detroit
24 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Atlanta
25 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at Seattle
26 Josh Lambo, San Diego vs. Denver
27 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets at Arizona
28 Andrew Franks, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
29 Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Buffalo
30 Cody Parkey, Cleveland at Tennessee

 

Defense
1 Arizona DT, Arizona vs. N.Y. Jets
2 Buffalo DT, Buffalo vs. San Francisco
3 New England DT, New England vs. Cincinnati
4 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Cleveland
5 Denver DT, Denver at San Diego
6 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh at Miami
7 Seattle DT, Seattle vs. Atlanta
8 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia at Washington
9 Houston DT, Houston vs. Indianapolis
10 Kansas City DT, Kansas City at Oakland
11 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants vs. Baltimore
12 Los Angeles DT, Los Angeles at Detroit
13 Detroit DT, Detroit vs. Los Angeles
14 Carolina DT, Carolina at New Orleans
15 Chicago DT, Chicago vs. Jacksonville
16 Baltimore DT, Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
17 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. Dallas
18 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis at Houston
19 Oakland DT, Oakland vs. Kansas City
20 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville at Chicago
21 San Diego DT, San Diego vs. Denver
22 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets at Arizona
23 Washington DT, Washington vs. Philadelphia
24 Atlanta DT, Atlanta at Seattle
25 Dallas DT, Dallas at Green Bay
26 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at Tennessee
27 Miami DT, Miami vs. Pittsburgh
28 San Francisco DT, San Francisco at Buffalo
29 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati at New England
30 New Orleans DT, New Orleans vs. Carolina