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Wheeler’s Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings

Stefon Diggs vs. Steelers

As crazy as football can be from week to week, five weeks of data is enough to give me confidence in average projections. Now, we should have enough information to notice trends and explanations supporting or denying our preconceived notions. 

Five weeks of data is all I’ll use going forward. There are too many changes during the season to use more than that. Injuries are the main reason for adjustments in the fantasy landscape now. Not only are players going down, but we are also starting to see players coming back from injuries.

Rest of Season Rankings

Way back before I started ranking players and writing about fantasy, I would search for analysts' “Rest of Season” rankings. At the time, there were few people doing that, so when I started writing, it became a large part of my process. Rest of Season rankings help me with waiver wire or free-agent pick-ups before game time on Sunday.

When examining these rankings, consider I am only looking at positional ranks, not flex or overall rankings. When it comes to who you start in the flex, a lot will depend on your specific league rules and roster construction. If players are ranked within three spots of each other, the difference between them is negligible. They are expected to score the same amount of points; in those cases, go to our Discord.

Check this link throughout the week and on Sunday morning for the latest updates.



The most shocking thing this year is Seahawks QB Geno Smith is absolutely a must-start until further notice.

Rank QB Team Opp
1 Josh Allen BUF @ KC
2 Lamar Jackson BAL @ NYG
3 Jalen Hurts PHI vs. DAL
4 Patrick Mahomes II KC vs. BUF
5 Kyler Murray ARI @ SEA
6 Justin Herbert LAC vs. DEN
7 Tom Brady TB @ PIT
8 Joe Burrow CIN @ NO
9 Geno Smith SEA vs. ARI
10 Kirk Cousins MIN @ MIA
11 Aaron Rodgers GB vs. NYJ
12 Trevor Lawrence JAC @ IND
13 Russell Wilson DEN @ LAC
14 Matthew Stafford LAR vs. CAR
15 Carson Wentz WAS @ CHI
16 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @ ATL
17 Daniel Jones NYG vs. BAL
18 Justin Fields CHI vs. WAS
19 Marcus Mariota ATL vs. SF
20 Zach Wilson NYJ @ GB
21 Jacoby Brissett CLE vs. NE
22 Matt Ryan IND vs. JAC
23 Kenny Pickett PIT vs. TB
24 Cooper Rush DAL @ PHI
25 Teddy Bridgewater MIA vs. MIN

Running Back


Cardinals RB Eno Benjamin could see the bulk of the carries in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks.  Arizona's other RBs James Conner, Darrel Williams and Jonathan Ward are all dealing with injuries, and the Cardinals have added journeymen Corey Clement and Ty’Son Williams for RB depth. 

In two healthy games this season, Alvin Kamara has had 71% snaps, 64% routes, 38 of 61 non-QB carries (including Taysom Hill) (62%) and 13 targets (20%). 

During the last two weeks, Raheem Mostert has had a 70% snap rate, 59% route rate, 33 of 43 RB carries (77%), and 6 targets (8.5%).

Rank RB Team Opp
1 Saquon Barkley NYG vs. BAL
2 Nick Chubb CLE vs. NE
3 Austin Ekeler LAC vs. DEN
4 Christian McCaffrey CAR @ LAR
5 Jonathan Taylor IND vs. JAC
6 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ CLE
7 Leonard Fournette TB @ PIT
8 Alvin Kamara NO vs. CIN
9 Dalvin Cook MIN @ MIA
10 Aaron Jones GB vs. NYJ
11 Joe Mixon CIN @ NO
12 Breece Hall NYJ @ GB
13 Miles Sanders PHI vs. DAL
14 Ken Walker III SEA vs. ARI
15 J.K. Dobbins BAL @ NYG
16 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ ATL
17 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ LAC
18 David Montgomery CHI vs. WAS
19 Raheem Mostert MIA vs. MIN
20 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs. BUF
21 Najee Harris PIT vs. TB
22 Kareem Hunt CLE vs. NE
23 Devin Singletary BUF @ KC
24 A.J. Dillon GB vs. NYJ
25 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
26 James Robinson JAC @ IND
27 Travis Etienne Jr. JAC @ IND
28 Cam Akers LAR vs. CAR
29 Tyler Allgeier ATL vs. SF
30 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
31 Eno Benjamin ARI @ SEA
32 Michael Carter NYJ @ GB
33 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs. CAR
34 Antonio Gibson WAS @ CHI
35 Mike Boone DEN @ LAC
36 Khalil Herbert CHI vs. WAS
37 Brian Robinson Jr. WAS @ CHI
38 Rachaad White TB @ PIT
39 Alexander Mattison MIN @ MIA
40 J.D. McKissic WAS @ CHI

Wide Receiver


Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Cooper Kupp and Mark Andrews have had more than a 35% target share in three of five games this season. Jakobi Meyers, Drake London, Justin Jefferson, Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill and Robert Woods have had more than a 35% target share in two games. 

During the last two weeks, Steelers WR George Pickens has had 12 receptions on 16 targets for 185 yards, including six deep targets, which ranks first.

Rank WR Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs. CAR
2 Justin Jefferson MIN @ MIA
3 Stefon Diggs BUF @ KC
4 A.J. Brown PHI vs. DAL
5 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ NO
6 Tyreek Hill MIA vs. MIN
7 Mike Evans TB @ PIT
8 Deebo Samuel SF @ ATL
9 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
10 Mike Williams LAC vs. DEN
11 DK Metcalf SEA vs. ARI
12 Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs. JAC
13 Marquise Brown ARI @ SEA
14 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs. MIN
15 Tee Higgins CIN @ NO
16 Courtland Sutton DEN @ LAC
17 Chris Godwin TB @ PIT
18 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. ARI
19 Amari Cooper CLE vs. NE
20 Christian Kirk JAC @ IND
21 Gabe Davis BUF @ KC
22 Chris Olave NO vs. CIN
23 Terry McLaurin WAS @ CHI
24 Drake London ATL vs. SF
25 Diontae Johnson PIT vs. TB
26 DeVonta Smith PHI vs. DAL
27 Curtis Samuel WAS @ CHI
28 Allen Lazard GB vs. NYJ
29 Adam Thielen MIN @ MIA
30 Jakobi Meyers NE @ CLE
31 Jerry Jeudy DEN @ LAC
32 JuJu Smith-Schuster KC vs. BUF
33 Garrett Wilson NYJ @ GB
34 D.J. Moore CAR @ LAR
35 Romeo Doubs GB vs. NYJ
36 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ ATL
37 George Pickens PIT vs. TB
38 Tyler Boyd CIN @ NO
39 Elijah Moore NYJ @ GB
40 Marquez Valdes-Scantling KC vs. BUF
41 Corey Davis NYJ @ GB
42 Darnell Mooney CHI vs WAS
43 Devin Duvernay BAL @ NYG
44 Michael Gallup DAL @ PHI
45 Zay Jones JAC @ IND
46 Allen Robinson II LAR vs. CAR
47 Alec Pierce IND vs. JAC
48 Joshua Palmer LAC vs. DEN
49 Isaiah McKenzie BUF @ KC
50 Chase Claypool PIT vs. TB

Tight End 


In a tough TE matchup Sunday against the Chargers, Browns TE David Njoku stayed productive last week. He caught all six of his targets for 88 yards. During the past three weeks, Njoku leads all tight ends with 250 receiving yards, posting more than 70 yards in each game.

Rank TE Team Opp
1 Mark Andrews BAL @ NYG
2 Travis Kelce KC vs. BUF
3 Zach Ertz ARI @ SEA
4 Dallas Goedert PHI vs. DAL
5 George Kittle SF @ ATL
6 Tyler Higbee LAR vs. CAR
7 David Njoku CLE vs. NE
8 Gerald Everett LAC vs. DEN
9 Hayden Hurst CIN @ NO
10 Evan Engram JAC @ IND
11 Taysom Hill NO vs. CIN
12 Robert Tonyan GB vs. NYJ
13 Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ MIA
14 Dalton Schultz DAL @ PHI
15 Tyler Conklin NYJ @ GB
16 Noah Fant SEA vs. ARI
17 Will Dissly SEA vs. ARI
18 Daniel Bellinger NYG vs. BAL
19 Hunter Henry NE @ CLE
20 Cole Kmet CHI vs. WAS
21 Mike Gesicki MIA vs. MIN
22 Juwan Johnson NO vs. CIN
23 Cade Otton TB @ PIT
24 Mo Alie-Cox IND vs. JAC
25 Isaiah Likely BAL @ NYG 

Check this link throughout the week and on Sunday morning for the latest updates.

Top Waiver Adds for Week 6

Name Team Position
Ken Walker III SEA RB
Jakobi Meyers NE WR
Michael Gallup DAL WR
Alec Pierce IND WR
Eno Benjamin ARI RB
Brian Robinson Jr. WAS RB
Corey Davis NYJ WR
Jameson Williams DET WR
Mike Boone DEN RB
Tyler Allgeier ATL RB
Rachaad White TB RB
Skyy Moore KC WR
Taysom Hill NO TE
Geno Smith SEA QB
Isaiah McKenzie BUF WR
Rondale Moore ARI WR

Good luck this week!

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