Answer Fantasy Start/Sit Questions With Week 6 Rankings & Tiers

Credit:

Getty Images. Pictured: Jonathan Taylor, Kenny Golladay

We’re approaching the halfway point of the fantasy football season, and with injuries and positive COVID tests continuing to complicate things, in-season management is as important as ever.

To help answer your start/sit questions for Week 6, I’ve outlined the latest version of my fantasy football rankings into tiers so you can better visualize the drop-off in expected production at each position. Note that these are as of 3 p.m. ET on Saturday and final inactives could still impact certain players, so be sure to check my updated rankings before making your final decisions.

[Get Real-Time Week 6 Fantasy Rankings Until Kickoff]

Week 6 Fantasy Tiers

Jump To
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF

QUARTERBACKS

Tier 1

Patrick Mahomes (@ BUF)
Kyler Murray (@ DAL)
Josh Allen (vs. KC)

Tier 2

Lamar Jackson (@ PHI)

Tier 3

Deshaun Watson (@ TEN)
Aaron Rodgers (@ TB)

Tier 4

Cam Newton (vs. DEN)
Gardner Minshew (vs. DET)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. NYJ)
Matthew Stafford (@ JAX)
Ryan Tannehill (vs. HOU)
Tom Brady (vs. GB)
Kirk Cousins (vs. ATL)

Tier 5

Ben Roethlisberger (vs. CLE)
Andy Dalton (vs. ARI)
Matt Ryan (@ MIN)
Jared Goff (@ SF)

Tier 6

Daniel Jones (vs. WAS)
Teddy Bridgewater (vs. CHI)

Tier 7

Joe Burrow (@ IND)
Baker Mayfield (@ PIT)
Carson Wentz (vs. BAL)
Philip Rivers (vs. CIN)
Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. LAR)
Nick Foles (@ CAR)

Tier 8

Kyle Allen (@ NYG)
Joe Flacco (@ MIA)
Drew Lock (@ NE)


RUNNING BACKS

Tier 1

Ezekiel Elliott (vs. ARI)

Tier 2

Derrick Henry (vs. HOU)
Alexander Mattison (vs. ATL)
Mike Davis (vs. CHI)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (@ BUF)
Aaron Jones (@ TB)

Todd Olszewski/Getty Images. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes (right) hands off to Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Tier 3

Jonathan Taylor (vs. CIN)
Kareem Hunt (@ PIT)
James Robinson (vs. DET)

Tier 4

Joe Mixon (@ IND)
Raheem Mostert (vs. LAR)
Miles Sanders (vs. BAL)
David Montgomery (@ CAR)
Ronald Jones II (vs. GB)
James Conner (vs. CLE)
Myles Gaskin (vs. NYJ)

Tier 5

Todd Gurley (@ MIN)
Antonio Gibson (@ NYG)
Devonta Freeman (vs. WAS)
David Johnson (@ TEN)
Kenyan Drake (@ DAL)

Tier 6

Devin Singletary (vs. KC)
Phillip Lindsay (@ NE)
Darrell Henderson (@ SF)
Adrian Peterson (@ JAX)

Tier 7

James White (vs. DEN)
Mark Ingram (@ PHI)
D’Andre Swift (@ JAX)

Tier 8

Damien Harris (vs. DEN)
Nyheim Hines (vs. CIN)
Frank Gore (@ MIA)
Jamaal Williams (@ TB)
Chase Edmonds (@ DAL)
Rex Burkhead (vs. DEN)
Royce Freeman (@ NE)

Tier 9

Malcolm Brown (@ SF)
J.D. McKissic (@ NYG)
J.K. Dobbins (@ PHI)
Duke Johnson Jr. (@ TEN)

Tier 10

Matt Breida (vs. NYJ)
Leonard Fournette (vs. GB)
La’Mical Perine (@ MIA)
Brian Hill (@ MIN)
Jerick McKinnon (vs. LAR)
D’Ernest Johnson (@ PIT)
Gus Edwards (@ PHI)
Cam Akers (@ SF)


WIDE RECEIVERS

Tier 1

DeAndre Hopkins (@ DAL)
Adam Thielen (vs. ATL)
Davante Adams (@ TB)
Tyreek Hill (@ BUF)

Tier 2

Stefon Diggs (vs. KC)

Tier 3

Kenny Golladay (@ JAX)
Allen Robinson (@ CAR)
Calvin Ridley (@ MIN)
Robby Anderson (vs. CHI)

Tier 4

Cooper Kupp (@ SF)
Robert Woods (@ SF)
Terry McLaurin (@ NYG)
Chase Claypool (vs. CLE)
Mike Evans (vs. GB)
DeVante Parker (vs. NYJ)
Will Fuller V (@ TEN)
Amari Cooper (vs. ARI)
A.J. Brown (vs. HOU)

Tier 5

Justin Jefferson (vs. ATL)
Odell Beckham Jr. (@ PIT)
Chris Godwin (vs. GB)
Darius Slayton (vs. WAS)
JuJu Smith-Schuster (vs. CLE)
D.J. Moore (vs. CHI)
Jamison Crowder (@ MIA)
Marquise Brown (@ PHI)
CeeDee Lamb (vs. ARI)
Julio Jones (@ MIN)

Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Pictured: D.J. Moore

Tier 6

T.Y. Hilton (vs. CIN)
Travis Fulgham (vs. BAL)
D.J. Chark (vs. DET)
Tyler Boyd (@ IND)
Julian Edelman (vs. DEN)
Laviska Shenault (vs. DET)

Tier 7

Brandin Cooks (@ TEN)
Mecole Hardman (@ BUF)
Jarvis Landry (@ PIT)
Jerry Jeudy (@ NE)
Curtis Samuel (vs. CHI)
James Washington (vs. CLE)
Deebo Samuel (vs. LAR)
Tee Higgins (@ IND)
John Brown (vs. KC)
Marvin Jones (@ JAX)
Golden Tate (vs. WAS)
Keelan Cole (vs. DET)

Tier 8

Brandon Aiyuk (vs. LAR)
N’Keal Harry (vs. DEN)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (@ TB)
Michael Gallup (vs. ARI)
Preston Williams (vs. NYJ)
Russell Gage (@ MIN)
Corey Davis (vs. HOU)
Greg Ward Jr. (vs. BAL)
Randall Cobb (@ TEN)
Tim Patrick (@ NE)
Damiere Byrd (vs. DEN)
Zach Pascal (vs. CIN)
Cole Beasley (vs. KC)
Christian Kirk (@ DAL)
Jeff Smith (@ MIA)
Danny Amendola (@ JAX)

Tier 9

A.J. Green (@ IND)
Demarcus Robinson (@ BUF)
Adam Humphries (vs. HOU)
Larry Fitzgerald (@ DAL)
Isaiah Ford (vs. NYJ)
Darnell Mooney (@ CAR)
Breshad Perriman (@ MIA)
Anthony Miller (@ CAR)


TIGHT ENDS

Tier 1

Travis Kelce (@ BUF)
George Kittle (vs. LAR)

Tier 2

Mark Andrews (@ PHI)
Jonnu Smith (vs. HOU)

Tier 3

Mike Gesicki (vs. NYJ)
T.J. Hockenson (@ JAX)

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Mike Gesicki

Tier 4

Zach Ertz (vs. BAL)
Robert Tonyan Jr. (@ TB)
Evan Engram (vs. WAS)
Eric Ebron (vs. CLE)
Hayden Hurst (@ MIN)
Austin Hooper (@ PIT)

Tier 5

Tyler Higbee (@ SF)
Dalton Schultz (vs. ARI)
Jimmy Graham (@ CAR)
Rob Gronkowski (vs. GB)
Trey Burton (vs. CIN)
Logan Thomas (@ NYG)

Tier 6

Jordan Akins (@ TEN)
Irv Smith Jr. (vs. ATL)
Tyler Eifert (vs. DET)
Chris Herndon (@ MIA)
Drew Sample (@ IND)
Cameron Brate (vs. GB)

Tier 7

Tyler Kroft (vs. KC)
Kyle Rudolph (vs. ATL)
Darren Fells (@ TEN)
Jack Doyle (vs. CIN)
Ian Thomas (vs. CHI)
Anthony Firkser (vs. HOU)


KICKERS

Tier 1

Harrison Butker (@ BUF)
Justin Tucker (@ PHI)
Matt Prater (@ JAX)
Dan Bailey (vs. ATL)

Tier 2

Mason Crosby (@ TB)
Greg Zuerlein (vs. ARI)
Stephen Gostkowski (vs. HOU)
Jason Sanders (vs. NYJ)
Rodrigo Blankenship (vs. CIN)
Zane Gonzalez (@ DAL)
Nick Folk (vs. DEN)
Ryan Succop (vs. GB)

[Play NFL DFS? Access Our Industry-Leading Tools & Projections For Just $4.95]

Tier 3

Sam Sloman (@ SF)
Chris Boswell (vs. CLE)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (@ TEN)
Younghoe Koo (@ MIN)
Robbie Gould (vs. LAR)
Tyler Bass (vs. KC)
Jon Brown (vs. DET)

Tier 4

Cody Parkey (@ PIT)
Joey Slye (vs. CHI)
Graham Gano (vs. WAS)
Cairo Santos (@ CAR)
Randy Bullock (@ IND)
Dustin Hopkins (@ NYG)
Jake Elliott (vs. BAL)
Sam Ficken (@ MIA)
Brandon McManus (@ NE)


DEFENSES

Tier 1

Baltimore Ravens (@ PHI)
New England Patriots (vs. DEN)
Indianapolis Colts (vs. CIN)
Miami Dolphins (vs. NYJ)
New York Giants (vs. WAS)

Tier 2

Washington Football Team (@NYG)
Carolina Panthers (vs. CHI)
Los Angeles Rams (@ SF)
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. CLE)
Chicago Bears (@ CAR)
Tennessee Titans (vs. HOU)

Tier 3

Minnesota Vikings (vs. ATL)
Detroit Lions (@ JAX)
Kansas City Chiefs (@ BUF)
Arizona Cardinals (@ DAL)
Dallas Cowboys (vs. ARI)
Green Bay Packers (@ TB)
Denver Broncos (@ NE)
New York Jets (@ MIA)

Tier 4

Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. DET)
Cincinnati Bengals (@ IND)
Cleveland Browns (@ PIT)
San Francisco 49ers (vs. LAR)
Atlanta Falcons (@ MIN)
Houston Texans (@ TEN)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs. BAL)

Tier 5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. GB)
Buffalo Bills (vs. KC)

How would you rate this article?

Top Offers

Odds Boosts
See More >
Odds boosts are simply regular bets offered at enticing odds. They're available to everyone and there's no limit to how many you can bet.
Sportsbook Reviews
See More >
Discover the best online sports betting sites and take advantage of bonus offers from legal sportsbooks.
Expert Picks
See More >
See what plays the Action Network experts are making for all of today's games.
PRO Membership
See More >
Access betting systems and signals to get daily, actionable picks.
Download the App
See More >
Download the Action app to track all your bets in one place. Exclusive data helped you make smarter betting decisions.
Newsletter
See More >
The best sports betting newsletter with trends, insights and news - condensed in a two-minute read.
Live Odds
See More >
See live odds and the best lines for every game.

Follow Us On Social

Top Stories