Koerner’s Week 6 Fantasy Football Tiers: Ranking Every QB, RB, WR, TE, K, More
USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (10), Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (12), Saints RB Alvin Kamara (41).
- Sean Koerner sorts his Week 6 fantasy football rankings into tiers to help perfect your lineup decisions.
- He digs deep into every position below -- quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, defense and kicker.
We’re coming off another week of massive performances, including two 200-yard receiving games from Will Fuller (14-217-3) and Amari Cooper (11-226-1), and a dominant passing performance from Deshaun Watson (28-of-33, 426 yards, five touchdowns).
So, which players should you be buying and selling in Week 6?
Let’s dive into my Tiers — a window into how I’m approaching the week. As always, check out this piece for my most up-to-date rankings.
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Week 6 Fantasy Football Tiers
Patrick Mahomes (vs. HOU)
Lamar Jackson (vs. CIN)
Mahomes tweaked his ankle in the Chiefs’ loss to the Colts, so we’ll need to monitor his status this week. While we don’t bank on his rushing stats to fuel his fantasy value, his ability to move in and out of the pocket to keep the play alive is one of his many strengths. A lingering ankle injury could hinder that.
Either way, I would take a one-legged Mahomes over just about any other quarterback, so he remains my QB1 this week.
Deshaun Watson (@ KC)
Matt Ryan (@ ARI)
Dak Prescott (@ NYJ)
Tom Brady (vs. NYG)
The high-end QB1 tier is loaded with the optimal high floor/ceiling combos.
Brady’s ceiling took a bit of a hit with the Giants ruling out Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram for Thursday night. The Giants offense won’t be able to put up enough of a fight for Brady to keep his foot on the gas in what’s arguably the easiest passing matchup on paper.
Kyler Murray (vs. ATL)
Russell Wilson (@ CLE)
Murray made up for a scoreless game through the air with a massive 10/93/1 game on the ground in the Cardinals’ win over the Bengals. We’ve yet to see a true ceiling game for him, so it’s smart to stick with him while he displays a fairly safe weekly floor.
He has the Falcons then Giants up next, so we could see a true ceiling game from him soon. Christian Kirk’s potential return this week will only boost the odds of that happening.
Aaron Rodgers (vs. DET)
Jared Goff (vs. SF)