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Week 6 fantasy football rankings: Don't be afraid to start the Texans defense

The injuries the Texans have suffered on defense shouldn't keep you from starting them against Cleveland. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group

Below are my PPR fantasy rankings for Week 6. Most leagues are using points per reception these days, so take that into consideration when looking at the ranks. Six points are awarded for every receiving and rushing TD, and four points for every passing TD. If you are playing in a non-PPR league, pass-catching running backs lose a bit of value and so do possession receivers. Make sure you check the status of players that have been limited or out of practice. The rankings will be updated on Friday and Sunday.

If you have any start-sit questions, feel free to hit me up at @jordanpfx on Twitter, and I will do my best to get to every question. Include your scoring system with your questions. Good luck!



1 T. Brady NE

2 D. Brees NO 

3 A. Rodgers GB

4 D. Watson HOU

5 M. Ryan ATL

6 M. Stafford DET

7 K. Cousins WAS 

8 C. Newton CAR

9 P. Rivers LAC

10 C. Palmer ARI

11 A. Smith KC

12 C. Wentz PHI

13 D. Carr OAK

14 B. Roethlisberger PIT

15 J. Winston TB

16 J. Brissett IND

17 T. Siemian DEN

18 M. Mariota TEN * Questionable

19 J. McCown NYJ

20 J. Goff LAR

21 C. Keenum MIN

22 J. Flacco BAL

23 J. Cutler MIA

24 E. Manning NYG



1 L. Fournette JAC

2 L. Bell PIT

3 K. Hunt KC

4 T. Gurley LAR

5 D. Freeman ATL

6 M. Gordon LAC

7 C. Anderson DEN

8 M. Ingram NO

9 L. Miller HOU

10 D. Murray TEN 

11 D. Martin TB 

12 A. Jones GB *Lower expectations if Montgomery is active.

13 J. Howard CHI

14 M. Lynch OAK

15 J. Ajayi MIA 

16 A. Kamara NO

17 C. McCaffrey CAR

18 J. Allen BAL

19 C. Thompson WAS

20 A. Abdullah DET

21 T. Coleman ATL

22 D. Johnson CLE

23 M. Gillislee NE

24 L. Blount PHI

25 J. White NE

26 F. Gore IND 

27 J. McKinnon MIN

28 C. Hyde SF

29 S. Perine WAS

30 J. Stewart CAR

31 D. Henry TEN

32 T. Riddick DET

33 A. Ellington ARI

34 I. Crowell CLE

35 T. Montgomery *Questionable

36 S. Vereen NYG

37 A. Peterson ARI

38 L. Murray MIN

39 E. McGuire NYJ

40 W. Gallman  NYG

41 J. Charles DEN

42 D. Foreman HOU

43 M. Breida SF

44 A. Collins BAL

45 M. Forte NYJ

46 O. Darkwa NYG



1 A. Brown PIT  

2 D. Hopkins HOU

3 J. Jones ATL  

4 L. Fitzgerald ARI

5 T. Hilton IND

6 J. Nelson GB

7 M. Thomas NO

8 K. Allen LAC  

9 B. Cooks NE  

10 D. Adams GB

11 C. Hogan NE 

12 M. Evans TB

13 S. Diggs MIN *Out

14 T. Hill KC  

15 M. Crabtree OAK

16 J. Landry MIA

17 G. Tate DET

18 T. Pryor WAS

19 D. Funchess CAR

20 D. Amendola NE 

21 A. Jeffery PHI  

22 A. Thielen MIN 

23 P. Garcon SF

24 A. Cooper OAK 

25 D. Jackson TB

26 E. Sanders DEN  

27 K. Benjamin CAR

28 R. Cobb GB  

29 W. Fuller HOU

30 D. Thomas DEN  

31 C. Kupp LAR

32 M. Wallace BAL

33 M. Bryant PIT 

34 J. Crowder WAS  

35 M. Jones DET

36 W. Snead NO  

37 M. Lee JAC

38 T. Williams LAC

39 J. Doctson WAS

40 R. Matthews TEN

41 T. Gabriel ATL

42 K. Wright CHI  

43 J. Kearse NYJ

44 J. Maclin BAL  

45 John Brown ARI 

46 S. Watkins LA

47 Jaron Brown ARI



1 R. Gronkowski NE 

2 T. Kelce KC 

3 Z. Ertz PHI 

4 A. Seferian-Jenkins NYJ

5 H. Henry LAC

6 D. Walker TEN

7 K. Rudolph MIN

8 C. Brate TB

9 J. Reed WAS

10 R. Griffin HOU

11 E. Engram NYG

12 M. Bennett GB 

13 A. Hooper ATL

14 B. Watson BAL  

15  E. Dickson CAR

16 J. Cook OAK 

17 G. Kittle SF 

18 C. Fleener NO

19 D. Njoku CLE  

20 J. Doyle IND  *Questionable

21 Z. Miller CHI



1 Broncos

2 Jaguars

3 Texans *All bets are off if Clowney and Joseph don't play.

4 Ravens

5 Falcons

6 Patriots

7 Redskins

8 Panthers

9 Chiefs

10 Packers

11 Eagles 

12 Bears

13 Cardinals

14 Buccaneers

15 Chargers



1 S. Gostkowski NE

2 M. Bryant ATL *Questionable

3 J. Tucker BAL

4 M. Crosby GB

5 A. Vinatieri IND 

6 H. Butker KC

7 J. Myers JAX 

8 J. Elliott PHI  

9 K. Fairbairn HOU

10 W. Lutz NO 

11 M. Prater DET 

12 N. Novak LAC  

13 G. Gano CAR 

14 D. Hopkins WAS 

15 B. McManus DEN


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