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Week 6 fantasy football rankings

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These are my very early ranks and I will update them later in the week. Make sure you check the injury report on Sunday for players that have missed practice. Keep in mind, these are PPR rankings, and don't forget to set your lineup for Thursday Night Football.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter. Be sure to check out my show MoneyLine with Jerry Bo on ESPN 97.5FM. We're on every Sunday morning from 10-noon, and we'll talk a lot of fantasy football and NFL gambling getting you ready for kickoff every Sunday.

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QB

Patriots/Facebook

1 Patrick Mahomes
2 Deshaun Watson
3 Russell Wilson
4 Lamar Jackson
5 Matt Ryan
6 Tom Brady
7 Kyler Murray
8 Dak Prescott
9 Aaron Rodgers
10 Jameis Winston
11 Carson Wentz
12 Gardner Minshew
13 Jared Goff
14 Philip Rivers
15 Kirk Cousins
16 Kyle Allen
17 Jimmy Garoppolo
18 Matthew Stafford
19 Sam Darnold
20 Baker Mayfield

RB

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1 Christian McCaffrey
2 Alvin Kamara
3 Ezekiel Elliott
4 Dalvin Cook
5 Mark Ingram
6 Aaron Jones
7 Le'Veon Bell
8 Chris Carson
9 David Johnson
10 Leonard Fournette
11 Austin Ekeler
12 Nick Chubb
13 Derrick Henry
14 Kerryon Johnson
15 James Conner
16 Phillip Lindsay
17 Sony Michel
18 Melvin Gordon
19 James White
20 Joe Mixon
21 Devonta Freeman
22 Damien Williams
23 Malcolm Brown

24 Chris Thompson

25 Tevin Coleman

26 Adrian Peterson

27 Matt Breida
28 Carlos Hyde
29 Kenyan Drake
30 LeSean McCoy
31 Jordan Howard
32 Ronald Jones
33 Royce Freeman
34 Jonathan Hilliman
35 Miles Sanders
36 Duke Johnson

WR

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1 Julio Jones
2 Chris Godwin
3 Cooper Kupp
4 DeAndre Hopkins
5 Amari Cooper
6 Michael Thomas
7 Keenan Allen
8 Adam Thielen
9 Tyler Lockett
10 Julian Edelman

*Tyreek Hill Looks like he will play, He's a top 10 play
11 Larry Fitzgerald
12 Odell Beckham
13 Tyler Boyd
14 Josh Gordon
15 Mike Evans
16 Kenny Galladay
17 D.J. Chark
18 Will Fuller
19 D.J. Moore
20 Emmanuel Sanders
21 JuJu Smith-Schuster
22 Michael Gallup
23 Calvin Ridley
24 Courtland Sutton
25 Marquise Brown
26 Terry McLaurin
27 Stefon Diggs
28 Jarvis Landry
29 Alshon Jeffery
30 Curtis Samuel
31 Marvin Jones
32 Dede Westbrook
33 Marquez Valdes-Scantling
34 Mike Williams
35 Mecole Hardman
36 Mohamed Sanu
37 Demarcus Robinson
38 Auden Tate
39 Robbie Anderson
40 Geronimo Allison

TE

Photo via:Chiefs/Facebook

1 Travis Kelce
2 George Kittle
3 Austin Hooper
4 Zach Ertz
5 Will Dissly
6 Greg Olsen
7 Mark Andrews
8 Jimmy Graham
9 Gerald Everett
10 Delanie Walker
11 Jason Witten
12 Jared Cook
13 Noah Fant
14 Vance McDonald
15 O.J. Howard

Defense

1 Patriots
2 Chargers
3 Cowboys
4 Ravens
5 Vikings
6 Titans
7 Seahawks
8 Packers
9 Panthers
10 Broncos
11 Steelers
12 Redskins
13 Jaguars
14 49ers
15 Eagles

Kicker

1 Justin Tucker
2 Greg Zuerlein
3 Will Lutz
4 Harrison Butker
5 Robbie Gould
6 Ka'imi Fairbairn
7 Mason Crosby
8 Joey Slye
9 Zane Gonzalez
10 Brett Maher
11 Matt Bryant
12 Jake Elliott
13 Mike Nugent
14 Matt Prater
15 Jason Myers

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Houston's losing streak extended to five games

With key Astros missing, Detroit completes the series sweep

An overall bad day for the Astros on Wednesday. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

On Wednesday afternoon, the Astros received a big blow to their chances in the series finale against Detroit and potentially longer. Five players: Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, Martin Maldonado, and Robel Garcia would all be moved to the IL due to health and safety protocols, leaving them scrambling to get a whole team together for the game against the Tigers.

The Astros would not be able to overcome both the loss of players and the onslaught of another strong start by Detroit in Wednesday's game which put them too far out front for Houston to come back from to avoid a series sweep.

Final Score: Tigers 6, Astros 4

Astros' Record: 6-6, third in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Michael Fulmer (1-0)

Losing Pitcher: Lance McCullers Jr. (1-1)

Tigers knock out another starter early

Detroit continued their success of making Houston's starter work hard in early innings, getting after Lance McCullers Jr., and giving him an early exit. After a lengthy fist, they broke through in the second getting two hits, a walk, a hit batter, and an RBI groundout to put up three runs on 34 pitches.

He would have a quicker 1-2-3 third, but after giving up a single, a walk, and hitting another batter to load the bases and reach 87 pitches, he would be removed in favor of Joe Smith. Smith would allow all three of the inherited runners to score, adding those runs to McCullers Jr.'s final line: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 87 P.

Astros try to claw back into it

After Smith would go on to load the bases again in the inning, still with two outs, Houston made another pitching change to bring in Brandon Bielak to get the third out and stop the bleeding at 6-0. The Astros would get on the board in the fifth, getting a runner on base to set up a two-run homer by Jason Castro to cut the lead to 6-2.



Bielak remained in the game to try and eat up as many innings as possible. While he continued to hold the Tigers to their six runs through the six innings, the Astros clawed back into the game. In the bottom of the sixth, Houston put their first two batters on base with a walk and single before an RBI-single by Yuli Gurriel to make it 6-3. They would threaten for more but be held there for the time being.

Astros can't cash in, Tigers complete sweep

Ryne Stanek was Houston's next reliever in the top of the seventh, getting a 1-2-3 frame to keep it a three-run game, as did Brooks Raley in the eighth. In the home part of the inning, the Astros put their first two runners on base on an error and a walk, then loaded them with a one-out single by Carlos Correa. They'd waste their chance to make something happen, though, with an inning-ending double-play.

Ryan Pressly, who had no save opportunities in recent games, entered to get some work in the top of the ninth. He worked around a leadoff double for a scoreless inning, sending the 6-3 game to the bottom of the ninth. The Astros had yet another chance to make something happen, loading the bases with no outs to bring the go-ahead run to the plate. After two outs, Yuli Gurriel would bring one run in with a walk, but that's as close as they'd come, extending their losing streak to five games and getting swept by the Tigers.

Up Next: Houston will get a much-needed day off tomorrow to try and leave this poor homestand behind them. They'll pick things up in Seattle on Friday, with first pitch of the opener of three games at 9:10 PM Central. The expected pitching matchup is Jose Urquidy (0-1, 5.23 ERA) for the Astros and Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 3.75 ERA) for the Mariners.

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