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Week 6 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: October 13, 2019, 11:53 am ET

Week 6 Quarterbacks 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Patrick Mahomes

KC

HOU

2

Deshaun Watson

HOU

@KC

3

Lamar Jackson

BAL

CIN

4

Russell Wilson

SEA

@CLE

5

Matt Ryan

ATL

@ARI

6

Kyler Murray

ARI

ATL

7

Dak Prescott

DAL

@NYJ

8

Tom Brady

NE

NYG

9

Jared Goff

LA

SF

10

Jameis Winston

TB

CAR

11

Aaron Rodgers

GB

DET

12

Carson Wentz

PHI

@MIN

13

Gardner Minshew

JAC

NO

14

Kirk Cousins

MIN

PHI

15

Philip Rivers

LAC

PIT

16

Matthew Stafford

DET

@GB

17

Jimmy Garoppolo

SF

@LA

18

Teddy Bridgewater

NO

@JAC

19

Andy Dalton

CIN

@BAL

20

Kyle Allen

CAR

@TB

21

Baker Mayfield

CLE

SEA

22

Sam Darnold

NYJ

DAL

23

Joe Flacco

DEN

TEN

24

Case Keenum

WAS

@MIA

25

Josh Rosen

MIA

WAS

26

Daniel Jones

NYG

@NE

27

Marcus Mariota

TEN

@DEN

28

Devlin Hodges

PIT

@LAC

 

QB Notes: Patrick Mahomes is in the first slump of his career, posting just one touchdown over the past two weeks. This being Mahomes, he has still averaged 318 yards in the process. Although he’s playing through an ankle tweak, Mahomes has the setup to go crazy in a Texans tilt with a 55 over/under. … On an every-other-week cycle thanks to schedule sequencing, Deshaun Watson finally gets the opportunity for back-to-back bonkers performances. The Chiefs’ defense has improved but hardly to stay-away levels. Steve Spagnuolo’s unit, which is struggling to pressure the quarterback, is coughing up the 12th most QB fantasy points. … Speaking of slumps, Lamar Jackson owns a 4:5 TD:INT ratio over his past three starts, averaging just 225 passing yards. Thanks to his work on the ground, he remains the QB7 over the past three weeks. The Bengals, who are getting torched through the air and have forced only five takeaways, are an ideal bounce-back opponent. … Remember when Russell Wilson was supposed to regress? Well his 7.7 touchdown percentage is lower than last year’s absurd 8.2 mark, but it still leads the league. Although he’s frustratingly averaging a modest 31 attempts, they are going farther than they were in 2018. Will Dissly is making plays at tight end, and DK Metcalf provides badly needed additional field-stretching ability opposite Tyler Lockett

Matt Ryan is in the midst of a classic “better in fantasy than real life” campaign. As the Falcons’ run game and defense crumbles around him, Ryan is averaging 331 yards on a whopping 44 attempts. That’s not going to change in a road matchup with the Cardinals’ sieve-like defense. Vegas has installed a 51.5 over/under. … Opposing Ryan will be Kyler Murray, who is coming off a QB8 finish, his best result of the year. He had his 10/93/1 rushing line to thank. Murray was running in big spots, not racking up cheap yardage. The Falcons are getting blasted for the most quarterback fantasy points, and have coughed up two QB ground scores in five games. … Like Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott has more interceptions than passing touchdowns over his past three starts (4:5). On paper, the Jets have been surprisingly stingy through the air, permitting the seventh fewest quarterback fantasy points. In reality, it’s hard to take seriously. Gang Green faced Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield in Weeks 1 and 2 before getting blown out by Tom Brady and Carson Wentz, both of whom were allowed to take their foot off the gas. This is not a concerning situation for Prescott.

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Despite the universe’s softest schedule, Tom Brady is completing “just” 63.1 percent of his passes while averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. Decent numbers in general, but both would be Brady’s lowest since 2014. Naturally, he is facing yet another Triple-A team for Week 10. The Giants are surrendering a hard-to-believe 9.7 yards per attempt. … Jared Goff looked like he might be going all the way off the rails in the first quarter in Seattle. Mercifully for everyone invested in the Rams’ offense, he stabilized for periods 2-4. The 49ers enter Week 6 looking historically good on defense — they have posted the sixth best DVOA ever through four games — but the domination has come against Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield. That’s still impressive, but it’s not time to stop the clocks. Goff can be expected to get his at home. … The Panthers’ defense finally sprung leaks against … Gardner Minshew? It’s easy to forget that Jameis Winston was the first crack the Panthers’ facade in the second half of Week 2. Winston is playing well enough that he maintains QB1 appeal for this neutral site matchup.    

The Lions keep solving quarterbacks, but that did not include Aaron Rodgers in 2018. I might move Rodgers up two spots if Davante Adams (toe) returns. … A tough schedule, strange game flow and supporting cast injuries have conspired to limit Carson Wentz to QB14 status by average points. All three figure to affect him to a degree in Week 6. … I was confident Week 5 would be the time “Gardner Minshew, hero meme” finally began to resemble “Gardner Minshew, sixth-round rookie.” Instead, he torched the Panthers’ legitimately elite pass defense for a season-high 374 yards. The Saints have shut down Dak Prescott and Jameis Winston in back-to-back weeks but are still allowing the second most quarterback fantasy points. We will learn a lot about both sides this week. … Kirk Cousins proved in Week 5 he can still be streamed in good spots. He has another one in an Eagles Defense getting stung for the sixth most passing yards. … Shut down in Week 5, Philip Rivers is heading into a potential trap spot vs. the Steelers. Decent on defense, the Steelers’ offense “limits” opponent passing volume by being terrible and rendering it unnecessary. “Devlin Hodges” isn’t going to be trading blows with Rivers.

Even after last week’s garbage-time-a-thon from the Cowboys, the Packers are permitting the eighth fewest quarterback fantasy points. They will be an interesting test for the latest “new” Matthew Stafford. Near the bottom of the barrel last season with an average intended air yards of 7.0, Stafford currently leads the league at 11.1. … Jimmy Garoppolo’s start has been hard to judge. The 49ers have yet to engage in a track meet. One seems likely to develop vs. the Rams. … For one week, Teddy Bridgewater looked like Drew Brees instead of Chase Daniel. With Jalen Ramsey either missing or limited, the Jaguars are not a defense to fear. … Andy Dalton was the QB13 in a good matchup last week. The Ravens are supposed to be another, but @BAL still feels like a red light for the red rifle. That’s bad gut-level analysis, of course. … Looking more like a faceless Madden create-a-player every week, Kyle Allen should be making everyone miss even an arm-hobbled Cam Newton. … Baker Mayfield completed eight passes in Week 5. Amazingly, the performance was not his worst of the year. It’s time to bench the sophomore until the Browns’ offense shows something resembling professionalism … Sam Darnold returns from his senior year summer break to face a Cowboys D that’s given up three passing touchdowns in five games. … Missing Saquon Barkley (ankle), Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram (knee), not even Daniel Jones’ legs can save him against the Patriots.

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Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty is a senior football writer for Rotoworld. He can be found on Twitter @RotoPat.