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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 6 rankings

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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 6 rankings

The first Bye Week has come and gone and fantasy managers are beginning to start working on trades to clean up their rosters for bye weeks.

Week 6 is here and so are my fantasy football positional rankings. 


1.  Tom Brady, NE
2.  Aaron Rodgers, GB
3.  Drew Brees, NO
4.  Deshaun Watson, HOU
5.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
6.  Cam Newton, CAR
7.  Matt Ryan, ATL
8.  Matthew Stafford, DET
9.  Jameis Winston, TB
10.  Philip Rivers, LAC
11.  Alex Smith, KC
12.  Carson Palmer, ARI
13.  Carson Wentz, PHI
14.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
15.  Derek Carr, OAK
16.  Jacoby Brissett, IND
17.  Case Keenum, MIN
18.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
19.  Josh McCown, NYJ
20.  Trevor Siemian, DEN
21.  Kevin Hogan, CLE
22.  Joe Flacco, BAL
23.  Brian Hoyer, SF
24.  Blake Bortles, JAC
25.  Jared Goff, LAR
26.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
27.  Jay Cutler, MIA
28.  Eli Manning, NYG

Running backs

1.  Kareem Hunt, KC
2.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
3.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
4.  Todd Gurley, LAR
5.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
6.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
7.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
8.  Lamar Miller, HOU
9.  Jordan Howard, CHI
10.  Mark Ingram, NO
11.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
12.  Jay Ajayi, MIA
13.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
14.  Javorius Allen, BAL
15.  Mike Gillislee, NE
16.  Doug Martin, TB
17.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
18.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
19.  Aaron Jones, GB
20.  Alvin Kamara, NO
21.  Carlos Hyde, SF
22.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
23.  Elijah McGuire, NYJ
24.  Chris Thompson, WAS
25.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
26.  Duke Johnson, CLE
27.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
28.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI
29.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
30.  Frank Gore, IND
31.  Andre Ellington, ARI
32.  Alex Collins, BAL
33.  Wayne Gallman, NYG
34.  Latavius Murray, MIN
35.  James White, NE
36.  Derrick Henry, TEN
37.  Theo Riddick, DET
38.  Marlon Mack, IND
39.  Jamaal Charles, DEN
40.  Matt Breida, SF
41.  Adrian Peterson, ARI
42.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
43.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU
44.  Chris Ivory, JAC
45.  Ty Montgomery, GB
46.  Samaje Perine, WAS
47.  Shane Vereen, NYG
48.  Jalen Richard, OAK
49.  Dion Lewis, NE
50.  Corey Clement, PHI
51.  Charcandrick West, KC
52.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
53.  Robert Turbin, IND
54.  Charles Sims, TB
55.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
56.  Benny Cunningham, CHI
57.  Malcolm Brown, LAR
58.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
59.  Kyle Juszczyk, SF
60.  James Conner, PIT
61.  Kerwynn Williams, ARI
62.  Kenjon Barner, PHI
63.  Damien Williams, MIA
64.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
65.  Robert Kelley, WAS
66.  Paul Perkins, NYG

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
2.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
3.  Julio Jones, ATL
4.  Michael Thomas, NO
5.  Jordy Nelson, GB
6.  Keenan Allen, LAC
7.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
8.  Mike Evans, TB
9.  Chris Hogan, NE
10.  Brandin Cooks, NE
11.  Tyreek Hill, KC
12.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
13.  Michael Crabtree, OAK
14.  Davante Adams, GB
15.  Adam Thielen, MIN
16.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
17.  Golden Tate, DET
18.  Devin Funchess, CAR
19.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
20.  Kelvin Benjamin, CAR
21.  Pierre Garcon, SF
22.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
23.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
24.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
25.  Devante Parker, MIA
26.  Amari Cooper, OAK
27.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
28.  DeSean Jackson, TB
29.  Terrelle Pryor, WAS
30.  Randall Cobb, GB
31.  Will Fuller, HOU
32.  John Brown, ARI
33.  Marvin Jones, DET
34.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
35.  Danny Amendola, NE
36.  Willie Snead, NO
37.  Taylor Gabriel, ATL
38.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
39.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL
40.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
41.  Mike Wallace, BAL
42.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
43.  Jaron Brown, ARI
44.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
45.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
46.  Eric Decker, TEN
47.  Allen Hurns, JAC
48.  J.J. Nelson, ARI
49.  Marqise Lee, JAC
50.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
51.  Ted Ginn, NO
52.  Kendall Wright, CHI
53.  Josh Doctson, WAS
54.  Ricardo Louis, CLE
55.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
56.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
57.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
58.  Roger Lewis, NYG
59.  Donte Moncrief, IND
60.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
61.  Adam Humphries, TB
62.  Torrey Smith, PHI
63.  Kenny Stills, MIA
64.  Robert Woods, LAR
65.  Travis Benjamin, LAC
66.  Jeremy Kerley, NYJ
67.  Seth Roberts, OAK
68.  Brandon Coleman, NO
69.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
70.  Kenny Golladay, DET

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
2.  Zach Ertz, PHI
3.  Delanie Walker, TEN
4.  Jordan Reed, WAS
5.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
6.  Travis Kelce, KC
7.  Cameron Brate, TB
8.  Evan Engram, NYG
9.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
10.  Martellus Bennett, GB
11.  Hunter Henry, LAC
12.  Jared Cook, OAK
13.  Coby Fleener, NO
14.  Ryan Griffin, HOU
15.  Jack Doyle, IND
16.  Ed Dickson, CAR
17.  Zach Miller, CHI
18.  Benjamin Watson, BAL
19.  George Kittle, SF
20.  Austin Hooper, ATL
21.  A.J. Derby, DEN
22.  David Njoku, CLE
23.  Jesse James, PIT
24.  Tyler Higbee, LAR
25.  Vernon Davis, WAS


1.  Denver Broncos, DEN
2.  Houston Texans, HOU
3.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
4.  Atlanta Falcons, ATL
5.  Washington Redskins, WAS
6.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
7.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
8.  New England Patriots, NE
9.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
10.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB
11.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
12.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
13.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
14.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
15.  Green Bay Packers, GB
16.  New York Giants, NYG
17.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
18.  Chicago Bears, CHI
19.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
20.  Oakland Raiders, OAK


1.  Matt Bryant, ATL
2.  Dustin Hopkins, WAS
3.  Justin Tucker, BAL
4.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
5.  Will Lutz, NO
6.  Harrison Butker, KC
7.  Brandon McManus, DEN
8.  Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU
9.  Matt Prater, DET
10.  Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK
11.  Mason Crosby, GB
12.  Nick Novak, LAC
13.  Graham Gano, CAR
14.  Jake Elliott, PHI
15.  Ryan Succop, TEN
16.  Jason Myers, JAC
17.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
18.  Kai Forbath, MIN
19.  Greg Zuerlein, LAR
20.  Patrick Murray, TB

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Who is Nick Rose? Three things you should know about the new Redskins kicker


Who is Nick Rose? Three things you should know about the new Redskins kicker

Here are three things you need to know about Nick Rose, who was signed on Tuesday to replace Dustin Hopkins.

1) His next NFL kick will be his first one

Rose has spent offseason time with the Falcons and 49ers since entering the league in 2016 after his collegiate career at Texas. However, he has never attempted a regular season field goal or PAT, so the first time he does so with the Redskins will be the first time ever for him as a pro.

The 23-year-old certainly has potential: He was one of the nation's top touchback producers in 2014 and 2015 for the Longhorns, so distance on kickoffs and field goals shouldn't be an issue (this video of him nailing one from 80, yes, 80, backs that up). What remains to be seen is whether he can split the uprights for Washington.

For what it's worth, Hopkins was totally inexperienced in the NFL when he first signed with the Burgundy and Gold, too.


2) He can make kicks in unconventional ways

While this doesn't come across as something Jay Gruden would ever want Rose to try in, say, this Monday's game in Philly, Rose can sink chip shots while simultaneously completing a backflip.

Ever seen Adam Vinatieri do that? Nope, didn't think so.

3) He beat out at least three other candidates for the job

With Hopkins likely done for the year with a hip issue, the Redskins worked out a handful of replacement options on Tuesday.

It was Rose, though, who emerged with a contract. He earned it over at least three other guys, including veterans Mike Nugent and Andrew Franks. Now he must bring that strong leg, as well as some accuracy, when called upon to ensure the 'Skins don't miss out on any points on a weekly basis.

Making kicks in the middle of backflips is fun, sure. But making them in front of national TV audiences instead of a YouTube audience is probably more fun. Let's see if Rose has what it takes to stick around.


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Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve, per sources


Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve, per sources

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins will likely not play again this year, a source with knowledge of the situation tells our JP Finlay.

The team placed Hopkins on the injured reserve list, which means he's out at least eight weeks. To replace him, the Redskins signed Nick Rose, per NFL Network.

In his third season with Washington, Hopkins had made nearly 82 percent of his field goals this year. He made 12 of 13 extra points, but missed a very important extra point in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Hopkins had a very strong leg, capable of touchbacks on kickoffs nearly every time the situation called for it. 

Rose is yet to play in the NFL but spent time with the 49ers. He kicked collegiately at the University of Texas.

As a senior in Austin last year, Rose made 13 of 17 field goals and 38 of 39 extra points.