mattryanQuarterback
1 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. San Diego
2 Tom Brady, New England at Pittsburgh
3 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Washington
4 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Oakland …Oakland allows a league-worst 312.7 yards passing per game — look for Bortles to have perhaps his best game of the season after a slow start
5 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Chicago
6 Kirk Cousins, Washington at Detroit …Cousins should be in for a nice week against a Detroit defense that allows the most points per game to opposing quarterbacks (including getting lit up by Case Keenum last week for 30-plus fantasy points)
7 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis …Other than Tom Brady, Mariota has been the best fantasy quarterback the past two weeks — in his one game against Indianapolis last year, he ripped them up for 367 yards passing and 2 TDs last year
8 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Atlanta
9 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Tennessee
10 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay at San Francisco
11 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland …Cleveland allows the 2nd-most points per game to opposing quarterbacks while Dalton tossed 5 TDs in two games against Cleveland last season
12 Alex Smith, Kansas City vs. New Orleans
13 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles
14 Derek Carr, Oakland at Jacksonville
15 Russell Wilson, Seattle at Arizona …Arizona is one of three teams allowing less than 200 yards passing per game
16 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Kansas City …Brees’ record and stats drop dramatically on the road versus at home, and at Arrowhead would seemingly have a good chance for an off week for Brees and the Saints’ offense this week
17 Brian Hoyer, Chicago at Green Bay …Hoyer has passed for over 300 yards four games in a row and he’s been QB6 in fantasy since starting in Week 3
18 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at N.Y. Jets
19 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo at Miami
20 Sam Bradford, Minnesota at Philadelphia …Revenge game extraordinaire as Sam Bradford makes his return to Philadelphia (if ever there was a guy who wanted to make a statement game this is it), although Philadelphia allows the fewest points to opposing quarterbacks
21 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay
22 Trevor Siemian, Denver vs. Houston
23 Carson Palmer, Arizona vs. Seattle …Palmer has just 7 TDs in five games and he isn’t a very attractive against the 5th-ranked passing defense this week
24 Case Keenum, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Giants
25 Cody Kessler, Cleveland at Cincinnati
26 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Buffalo
27 Geno Smith, N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore …Smith will get the Week 7 start for the Jets
28 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota
29 Landry Jones, Pittsburgh vs. New England …Landry Jones (Pittsburgh) will get the Week 7 start with Ben Roethlisberger (knee) out — and as a result the Steelers wide receivers will take big hit in this week’s rankings
30 Brock Osweiler, Houston at Denver

 

Running Back
1 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis …Indianapolis allows the 2nd-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs
2 LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. New England
3 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta vs. San Diego
4 David Johnson, Arizona vs. Seattle …Johnson has gone over 110 yards in every game this season so you aren’t sitting him, although Seattle allows the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs
5 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Giants
6 Melvin Gordon, San Diego at Atlanta
7 Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay at San Francisco …Rodgers looked very good in his start last week and will do so again this week with Doug Martin (hamstring) ruled out — San Francisco is easily the worst in the NFL against the run (at 174.3 yards per game it’s nearly 30 yards worse than any other team) and San Francisco is one of two teams which allow thirty-plus points per game
8 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta vs. San Diego
9 Spencer Ware, Kansas City vs. New Orleans …New Orleans allows the most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs
10 Christine Michael, Seattle at Arizona
11 LeGarrette Blount, New England at Pittsburgh …LeGarrette Blount (Pittsburgh) gets a boost in this week’s rankings — he should be busy assuming New England gets up big in this game with Ben Roethlisberger out plus Blount will get a chance to stick it to a former team that previously released him
12 Jay Ajayi, Miami vs. Buffalo
13 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo at Miami …McCoy has a “mild to moderate” hamstring strain making his Week 7 status in some doubt, he will need to be monitored in a prime match-up against the 31nd-ranked rush defense (McCoy has been lowered due to this risk)
14 C.J. Anderson, Denver vs. Houston
15 Terrance West, Baltimore at N.Y. Jets …In Marty Mornhinweg’s first game as offensive coordinator he kept West in as a pretty much every-down back (a season-high 23 rushing attempts, plus West also stayed in on third downs collecting four receptions last week)
16 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland
17 Jordan Howard, Chicago at Green Bay …Green Bay is one of four teams allowing fewer than 80 yards rushing per game (joining Baltimore, Minnesota and Seattle)
18 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at Cincinnati
19 James White, New England at Pittsburgh
20 Matt Jones, Washington at Detroit
21 Lamar Miller, Houston at Denver
22 Frank Gore, Indianapolis at Tennessee
23 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Kansas City
24 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland
25 Devontae Booker, Denver vs. Houston …Head coach Gary Kubiak has said the team will get Booker move involved — Booker is averaging 5.5 yards per carry over the Broncos’ past three games versus 3.2 for C.J. Anderson
26 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota at Philadelphia
27 Mike Gillislee, Buffalo at Miami …If LeSean McCoy (hamstring) isn’t able to go, Gillislee becomes a prime option against a soft Miami run defense
28 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore …Baltimore allows a NFL-low 69.7 yards per game while Forte is in a major slump, best to look for other options
29 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville vs. Oakland
30 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland at Cincinnati
31 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City vs. New OrleansUPDATE: Charles had some knee swelling that came up Friday and is now listed as questionable — Charles is dropping in our rankings
32 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles
33 Chris Ivory, Jacksonville vs. Oakland
34 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore
35 Latavius Murray, Oakland at Jacksonville
36 DeAndre Washington, Oakland at Jacksonville
37 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis
38 Chris Thompson, Washington at Detroit
39 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota
40 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota
41 Mike Davis, San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay …Davis will get mixed in with Carlos Hyde (shoulder) ruled out
42 Dwayne Washington, Detroit vs. Washington …Washington (ankle) has missed the past two games and will need to be monitored but he should be able to return this week
43 Don Jackson, Green Bay vs. Chicago …UPDATE: who knows the volume but rookie Don Jackson from the practice squad will get the start this week
44 Shaun Draughn, San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay …
45 Bobby Rainey, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles
46 Zach Zenner, Detroit vs. Washington
47 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Philadelphia
48 Jalen Richard, Oakland at Jacksonville
49 Arian Foster, Miami vs. Buffalo
50 Justin Forsett, Detroit vs. Washington
51 Knile Davis, Green Bay vs. Chicago …Davis has been traded to the Packers, and with Eddie Lacy likely out this week (and James Starks out for weeks), Davis could be plugged into an expanded role although Don Jackson will get the start this week
52 KaDeem Carey, Chicago at Green Bay
53 Travaris Cadet, New Orleans at Kansas City
54 Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore at N.Y. Jets
55 Robert Kelley, Washington at Detroit
56 Dexter McCluster, San Diego at Atlanta
57 C.J. Spiller, Seattle at Arizona
58 Paul Perkins, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles
59 Andre Ellington, Arizona vs. Seattle
60 Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis at Tennessee

 

Wide Receivers
1 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. San Diego
2 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles …If Beckham isn’t attractive enough of a fantasy option, the Rams allow the allows the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers
3 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland
4 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay at San Francisco
5 Amari Cooper, Oakland at Jacksonville
6 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Oakland
7 Marvin Jones, Detroit vs. Washington
8 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. Chicago
9 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Green Bay
10 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Chicago
11 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Tennessee
12 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. New England
13 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Washington
14 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City vs. New Orleans
15 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore
16 Cameron Meredith, Chicago at Green Bay …In two games starting, Meredith has been the second-best fantasy wide receiver with 20 receptions, 243 yards and a score
17 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. Buffalo
18 Julian Edelman, New England at Pittsburgh …Perhaps Tom Brady works to get Edelman going this week — Edelman has been held under 40 yards receiving for four straight games
19 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans at Kansas City
20 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Houston …Sanders (hip) will need to be monitored but he returned to practice Tuesday
21 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland at Cincinnati …Pryor (hamstring) will need to be monitored although he was able to finish Week 6 — Pryor is on pace for 88 receptions and 1,101 receiving yards
22 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Houston …Houston allows the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers
23 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles
24 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville vs. Oakland
25 Anquan Boldin, Detroit vs. Washington
26 Kenny Britt, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Giants …After last week’s big game Britt is on pace for 1,312 yards this season, although he’s been consistently putting up stats every week
27 Michael Crabtree, Oakland at Jacksonville
28 DeSean Jackson, Washington at Detroit
29 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. Seattle
30 Mike Wallace, Baltimore at N.Y. Jets
31 Tyrell Williams, San Diego at Atlanta
32 Ty Montgomery, Green Bay vs. Chicago …Davante Adams left Week 6 with a concussion and one would expect that he can’t get through the concussion protocol quickly enough for a Thursday kickoff making Montgomery an attractive play (plus with the Packers’ running back injuries as Adams lined up a lot at running back last week)
33 Chris Hogan, New England at Pittsburgh
34 Doug Baldwin, Seattle at Arizona
35 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Denver
36 Travis Benjamin, San Diego at Atlanta
37 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Detroit
38 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore
39 Jamison Crowder, Washington at Detroit
40 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota at Philadelphia …Diggs (groin) will need to be monitored but he is on track to return in Week 7
41 Michael Thomas, New Orleans at Kansas City …Thomas is looking like the real deal — on pace for a rookie season of 83 receptions, 982 yards and 10 TDs — although at Arrowhead dampens the Week 7 outlook some
42 Tavon Austin, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Giants
43 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville vs. Oakland
44 Adam Thielen, Minnesota at Philadelphia
45 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. Seattle
46 Kendall Wright, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis
47 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland
48 Willie Snead, New Orleans at Kansas City
49 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles
50 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota
51 Jeremy Kerley, San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay …Kerely’s strong start to the season may not continue with Colin Kaepernick under center versus Blaine Gabbert — Kerley had just 2 receptions for 12 yards last week
52 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta vs. San Diego
53 Brian Quick, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Giants
54 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay at San Francisco
55 Torrey Smith, San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay
56 Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland
57 Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh vs. New England
58 DeVante Parker, Miami vs. Buffalo
59 Chester Rogers, Indianapolis at Tennessee
60 Chris Conley, Kansas City vs. New Orleans
61 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis
62 Breshad Perriman, Baltimore at N.Y. Jets
63 Kamar Aiken, Baltimore at N.Y. Jets
64 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at Philadelphia
65 Will Fuller, Houston at Denver …Fuller (hamstring) was “active” last week but then didn’t actually end up playing — he should be back closer to normal this week although in a bad match-up
66 Kenny Stills, Miami vs. Buffalo
67 Tyler Lockett, Seattle at Arizona
68 Cecil Shorts, Tampa Bay at San Francisco
69 Andre Johnson, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis
70 Ricardo Louis, Cleveland at Cincinnati
71 Dontrelle Inman, San Diego at Atlanta
72 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota
73 Charles Johnson, Minnesota at Philadelphia
74 Quinton Patton, San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay
75 Seth Roberts, Oakland at Jacksonville

 

Tight End
1 Rob Gronkowski, New England at Pittsburgh
2 Martellus Bennett, New England at Pittsburgh
3 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. New Orleans
4 Hunter Henry, San Diego at Atlanta
5 Jimmy Graham, Seattle at Arizona …Hard to bench Jimmy Graham but no team allows fewer fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends than the Cardinals
6 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Indianapolis
7 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Philadelphia
8 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore at N.Y. Jets
9 Zach Miller, Chicago at Green Bay
10 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis at Tennessee …Doyle should have an expanded role this week as Dwayne Allen (ankle) could be forced to miss the game
11 Antonio Gates, San Diego at Atlanta
12 Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay at San Francisco
13 Julius Thomas, Jacksonville vs. Oakland
14 Charles Clay, Buffalo at Miami …If you like revenge action, Clay returns to Miami where he played for his first four seasons in the NFL
15 Coby Fleener, New Orleans at Kansas City
16 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Cincinnati
17 Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Giants
18 Jacob Tamme, Atlanta vs. San Diego
19 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Minnesota
20 Virgil Green, Denver vs. Houston
21 C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston at Denver
22 Jesse James, Pittsburgh vs. New England
23 C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati vs. Cleveland
24 Clive Walford, Oakland at Jacksonville
25 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles
26 Austin Hooper, Atlanta vs. San Diego
27 Vernon Davis, Washington at Detroit …With Jordan Reed (concussion) out, Vernon Davis will get the start this week against a Detroit Lions’ defense that allows the 3rd-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends
28 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Chicago
29 Vance McDonald, San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay
30 Will Tye, N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles

 

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

 

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