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Fantasy Football: Week 6 rankings


Fantasy Football: Week 6 rankings

Five weeks into the season doesn't exactly provide season-defining data, but we're getting closer to figuring out fact from fiction. 

Tampa Bay's defense surrenders the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Seems legit, so, good news for Matt Ryan owners in Week 6.

The Jets allow the second-fewest points to fantasy tight ends. Does that stinginess mean sit Eric Ebron Sunday? Eh, probably not considering the limited options at the position, but such statistical factors now become part of the weekly lineup equations. 

Here's a look at this week's position by position rankings. Good luck out there.


1.  Patrick Mahomes, KC
2.  Tom Brady, NE
3.  Aaron Rodgers, GB
4.  Matt Ryan, ATL
5.  Deshaun Watson, HOU
6.  Cam Newton, CAR
7.  Jameis Winston, TB
8.  Kirk Cousins, MIN
9.  Jared Goff, LAR
10.  Andy Dalton, CIN
11.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
12.  Russell Wilson, SEA
13.  Carson Wentz, PHI
14.  Andrew Luck, IND
15.  Philip Rivers, LAC
16.  Baker Mayfield, CLE
17.  Blake Bortles, JAC
18.  Alex Smith, WAS
19.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
20.  Joe Flacco, BAL
21.  Derek Carr, OAK
22.  Eli Manning, NYG
23.  C.J. Beathard, SF
24.  Case Keenum, DEN
25.  Ryan Tannehill, MIA
26.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
27.  Sam Darnold, NYJ
28.  Dak Prescott, DAL
29.  Josh Allen, BUF
30.  Josh Rosen, ARI

Running backs

1.  Todd Gurley, LAR
2.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
3.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
4.  James Conner, PIT
5.  Saquon Barkley, NYG
6.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
7.  Joe Mixon, CIN
8.  Kareem Hunt, KC
9.  Sony Michel, NE
10.  David Johnson, ARI
11.  T.J. Yeldon, JAC
12.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
13.  Jordan Howard, CHI
14.  James White, NE
15.  Carlos Hyde, CLE
16.  Chris Carson, SEA
17.  Isaiah Crowell, NYJ
18.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
19.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
20.  Phillip Lindsay, DEN
21.  Alfred Morris, SF
22.  Chris Thompson, WAS
23.  Adrian Peterson, WAS
24.  Aaron Jones, GB
25.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
26.  Alex Collins, BAL
27.  Nyheim Hines, IND
28.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
29.  Wendell Smallwood, PHI
30.  Lamar Miller, HOU
31.  Corey Clement, PHI
32.  Latavius Murray, MIN
33.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
34.  Dion Lewis, TEN
35.  Javorius Allen, BAL
36.  Royce Freeman, DEN
37.  Mike Davis, SEA
38.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
39.  Ronald Jones II, TB
40.  Derrick Henry, TEN
41.  Dalvin Cook, MIN
42.  Alfred Blue, HOU
43.  Peyton Barber, TB
44.  Jamaal Williams, GB
45.  Kyle Juszczyk, SF
46.  Frank Gore, MIA
47.  Ty Montgomery, GB
48.  Duke Johnson, CLE
49.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
50.  Jordan Wilkins, IND
51.  Jalen Richard, OAK
52.  Chris Ivory, BUF
53.  Ito Smith, ATL
54.  Nick Chubb, CLE
55.  Marlon Mack, IND
56.  C.J. Anderson, CAR
57.  Mark Walton, CIN
58.  Spencer Ware, KC
59.  Devontae Booker, DEN
60.  Doug Martin, OAK

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
2.  Julio Jones, ATL
3.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
4.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
5.  A.J. Green, CIN
6.  Davante Adams, GB
7.  Adam Thielen, MIN
8.  Mike Evans, TB
9.  Tyreek Hill, KC
10.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
11.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
12.  Keenan Allen, LAC
13.  Robert Woods, LAR
14.  Jarvis Landry, CLE
15.  Tyler Boyd, CIN
16.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
17.  John Brown, BAL
18.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
19.  Brandin Cooks, LAR
20.  Julian Edelman, NE
21.  Allen Robinson, CHI
22.  Calvin Ridley, ATL
23.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
24.  DeSean Jackson, TB
25.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
26.  Corey Davis, TEN
27.  Will Fuller, HOU
28.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
29.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
30.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
31.  Devin Funchess, CAR
32.  Amari Cooper, OAK
33.  Sammy Watkins, KC
34.  Quincy Enunwa, NYJ
35.  Chris Godwin, TB
36.  Josh Gordon, NE
37.  Michael Crabtree, BAL
38.  Keelan Cole, JAC
39.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
40.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
41.  Kenny Stills, MIA
42.  Jordy Nelson, OAK
43.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
44.  Dede Westbrook, JAC
45.  Mike Williams, LAC
46.  Keke Coutee, HOU
47.  Donte Moncrief, JAC
48.  Taylor Gabriel, CHI
49.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
50.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
51.  Chester Rogers, IND
52.  Courtland Sutton, DEN
53.  Taywan Taylor, TEN
54.  Antonio Callaway, CLE
55.  Christian Kirk, ARI
56.  Ryan Grant, IND
57.  Pierre Garcon, SF
58.  Paul Richardson, WAS
59.  Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB
60.  Willie Snead, BAL
61.  Chris Hogan, NE
62.  Albert Wilson, MIA
63.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
64.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
65.  Geronimo Allison, GB
66.  Cole Beasley, DAL
67.  David Moore, SEA
68.  Martavis Bryant, OAK
69.  D.J. Moore, CAR
70.  Zay Jones, BUF

Tight ends

1.  Travis Kelce, KC
2.  Zach Ertz, PHI
3.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
4.  Jimmy Graham, GB
5.  George Kittle, SF
6.  Jared Cook, OAK
7.  Jordan Reed, WAS
8.  Eric Ebron, IND
9.  Trey Burton, CHI
10.  Cameron Brate, TB
11.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
12.  David Njoku, CLE
13.  Austin Hooper, ATL
14.  Vance McDonald, PIT
15.  Geoff Swaim, DAL
16.  Nick Vannett, SEA
17.  Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI
18.  Charles Clay, BUF
19.  C.J. Uzomah, CIN
20.  Greg Olsen, CAR
21.  Hayden Hurst, BAL
22.  Antonio Gates, LAC
23.  Ryan Griffin, HOU
24.  Dallas Goedert, PHI
25.  Mike Gesicki, MIA


1.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
2.  Matt Bryant, ATL
3.  Harrison Butker, KC
4.  Justin Tucker, BAL
5.  Dan Bailey, MIN
6.  Jake Elliott, PHI
7.  Chris Boswell, PIT
8.  Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU
9.  Mason Crosby, GB
10.  Randy Bullock, CIN
11.  Cairo Santos, LAR
12.  Chandler Catanzaro, TB
13.  Cody Parkey, CHI
14.  Graham Gano, CAR
15.  Caleb Sturgis, LAC
16.  Josh Lambo, JAC
17.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
18.  Ryan Succop, TEN
19.  Sebastian Janikowski, SEA
20.  Dustin Hopkins, WAS


1.  Houston Texans, HOU
2.  Chicago Bears, CHI
3.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
4.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
5.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
6.  Green Bay Packers, GB
7.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
8.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
9.  New York Jets, NYJ
10.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
11.  Dallas Cowboys, DAL
12.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA
13.  Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
14.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
15.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
16.  Indianapolis Colts, IND
17.  Washington Redskins, WAS
18.  Cleveland Browns, CLE
19.  Buffalo Bills, BUF
20.  New York Giants, NYG

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I rewatched a Redskins-Eagles game where RG3 was literally perfect. Here are my notes

I rewatched a Redskins-Eagles game where RG3 was literally perfect. Here are my notes

A few weeks ago, after NFL Game Pass announced anyone could watch any matchup dating back to 2009, I decided to pick a Redskins game at random to relive.

The one I ended up with — thanks to a proprietary selection process involving Google's number generator — was a 2014 debacle where Washington was shut out by the Rams and trolled by Jeff Fisher. You now immediately understand why I needed 14 days to build up the courage to try this idea again.

Fortunately, the contest I drew this time came from one of the best seasons this franchise has ever seen: 2012. And, thanks to all of the miraculous wins from that year, this particular victory is actually a little overshadowed, even though it was a dominant one.

On Nov. 18 of Robert Griffin III's rookie campaign, the Redskins hosted the Eagles at FedEx Field, then proceeded to tear the Eagles apart at FedEx Field. That afternoon marked the start of the team's crazy seven-game winning streak and also might've marked RG3's peak as a pro passer, as he went 14-of-15 for 200 yards, four touchdowns and a perfect passer rating. 

So, here are my notes from rewatching his and the Burgundy and Gold's performance against Philly. The best part about these notes? Jeff Fisher's name doesn't appear anywhere.


  • On the third play from scrimmage, London Fletcher bats a ball away from Brent Celek, which DeAngelo Hall then intercepts and returns to the 9-yard line. 2012, of course, belonged to Griffin and Alfred Morris, but Fletcher played each weekend like his Gatorade bottles were filled with straight Red Bull.
  • Two snaps after the turnover, RG3 lofts an easy pass out into the flat to Darrel Young, who coasts into the end zone. The cameras then show the crowd, which, in a weird turn of events, isn't 66-percent Eagles fans. 
  • It's bizarre to watch Nick Foles as a rookie in this game and know that in about six years, he's going to outduel Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. 
  • Oddly enough, this Sunday was the beginning of the Brandon Meriweather Era. The safety hurt his knee in a preseason practice, then re-injured himself when he ran into Aldrick Robinson in warmups before Week 4's win in Tampa. He just picked off Foles in his debut. Related: The Brandon Meriweather Era never really gets better than this.
  • Madieu Williams is the other starting safety, by the way. Landon Collins and Sean Davis will look like Ronnie Lott and Troy Polamalu compared to Meriweather and Williams.
  • The first quarter wraps up with the home side up 7-0. The carnage should be coming soon.


  • Alex Henery just made a field goal for Philadelphia. The extra "e" in his last name is quite obnoxious. your official home for Alex Henery hot takes.
  • How good was RG3 (and Kyle Shanahan) this year? The offense just lined up with Robinson, Logan Paulsen, Brandon Banks and Niles Paul as the receiving options, faked a reverse to Banks and hit on a BOMB to Robinson. Fans of other teams probably wouldn't even know those guys ever played a professional sport, yet the threat of Griffin and the scheme from Shanahan created opportunities like this one: 
  • Leonard Hankerson just caught a pass. He used to move around like he woke up right before he was told to go in the huddle.
  • With 30 seconds left in the half, the Eagles try to run the clock out. LeSean McCoy, though — who carries the ball like it's a free pamphlet someone gave him on his way to work — fumbles and the Redskins recover at the 14. Kai Forbath ends up kicking a field goal, and the Burgundy and Gold lead 17-3 at half.



  • Here is a third-and-15 where Griffin dropped back an additional 11 yards, meaning he was 26 yards away from the sticks at one point. He then escaped from the pocket, got himself into the following two on four situation — and still managed to skirt his way down the sidelines for a first. And he would do stuff like this all.the.time.:
  • Here is one of the more preposterous touchdowns I can ever remember seeing. On a third-and-10 from the Redskins' 39-yard line, Griffin drifts back, then drifts to the left and then, as the commentator accurately states, "just throws it as far as he can." His target was a double-covered Santana Moss, who is able to snag it, outwork the Eagles DBs and eventually cross the plane. To this day, scientists are still trying to figure out how this scenario turned out well for the Redskins:
  • The third quarter is over and the Burgundy and Gold are cruising with a 24-6 advantage. 


  • Between Griffin and Banks carrying the ball as often as they did, it's amazing the Redskins didn't have 13 fumbles every time they played.
  • As strange as it is to watch Foles knowing he has a ring in his future, it may be even stranger to see Kirk Cousins on the sideline in a No. 12 uniform (and the loosest sleeves I've ever seen) and know that he's going to cash in over and over and over again very soon. You could fit a family of four and a large dog in the sleeves he used to rock.
  • RG3 just connected for his fourth six-pointer of the day, hitting Paulsen on the four-yard line and allowing the tight end to do the rest. This all feels like it happened eight decades ago instead of eight years ago. Washington's up 31-6, which also doubles as the final score.
  • The last thing I noticed in the final few drives of this one is Hall very obviously trying to jump every route and pick off another pass. It's so blatant and I respect it so much.

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2020 NFL Draft to include virtual moment of draft picks meeting Roger Goodell

2020 NFL Draft to include virtual moment of draft picks meeting Roger Goodell

The coronavirus pandemic will prevent 2020 NFL Draft picks from experiencing the post-selection handshake with commissioner Roger Goodell, but that doesn't mean this year's draft will be completely devoid of that moment. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, EA Sports will create a virtual moment featuring Goodell shaking hands with each team's first-round pick to go along with a remote draft. 

In order to do this as accurately as possible, EA Sports reached out to a number of likely first-round picks to get an idea of how they planned to greet the commissioner the moment they were drafted. 

Each prospect will also choose a high school to receive a $2,500 grant toward its football program. 

Whether the Redskins draft Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa or trade back, Washington fans will be able to see their newest addition virtually walk across the draft stage.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be anything but normal compared to recent years, though it'll at least have a few items like this to make it an enjoyable night for everyone involved. 


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