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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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Redskins make new hire at special teams coordinator, and he comes from Tampa Bay

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Redskins make new hire at special teams coordinator, and he comes from Tampa Bay

The Redskins announced the hiring of Nate Kaczor as their new special teams coach on Saturday morning. Kaczor will take over the role vacated by Ben Kotwica, who left Washington to take the same role in Atlanta.

Kaczor spent the last three seasons with the Buccaneers as special teams coordinator, but that coaching staff got let go this offseason. Prior to his work in Tampa, Kaczor coached in similar roles for the Titans and the Jaguars. 

It's not particularly easy to rank special teams, but Kotwica's groups did some things very well, particularly in punt coverage. Football Outsiders ranked all 32 special teams groups across the league based on a formula that combines field goals/extra points, kickoffs, kick returns, punts, and punt returns; The Redskins ranked 8th and Tampa ranked 29th. 

On the flip side, the Redskins had some of the lowest kick and punt return yardage in the NFL last season. The Redskins gained just 110 yards on all of their punt returns for the year. 

Head coach Jay Gruden spoke about bringing in Kaczor.

"We are excited to have Nate join our staff. We have had the opportunity to face his special teams play during his time at Tampa Bay and respected competing against him," Gruden said via press release. "He is a competitor and we have noticed and admired the intensity his units have played with through the course of his time as a special teams coordinator and assistant coach in the NFL."


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Kyler Murray is 'making a mistake' choosing football over baseball, according to Joe Theismann

Kyler Murray is 'making a mistake' choosing football over baseball, according to Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann wants Kyler Murray to have a "long, happy career" — as a professional baseball player.

In an interview with NBC Sports Washington, the former Redskins QB was asked what he thought of Murray's choice to pursue his NFL dreams over his MLB dreams for now. He didn't hold back.

"I think that he should choose baseball," Theismann said. "I think that he would struggle in the NFL."

As of now, many mock drafts are projecting the Heisman Trophy winner to be selected in the first round. His believers see him as an electric option who's entering a league perfectly suited for his skillset. 

Theismann is not in that camp, though.

"I understand a lot of guys work from the 'gun. You're away from the line of scrimmage," he explained. "But, sooner or later, defensive coaches in this league are going to figure out how to keep you in the pocket. And if you can't throw from the pocket, or you can't see from the pocket, it's going to become a problem."

Murray's height, which Theismann touched on, is a main concern for those skeptical of how he'd handle life in the NFL. Of course, being in the 5-foot-9 range matters far less on a MLB diamond.

Theismann also thinks that the Oklahoma product will need to be in an offense with a strong running attack. That's something any rookie passer needs to succeed, and without one, Theismann isn't sure if Murray can carry the load on his own.

In the end, Theismann told NBC Sports Washington that Murray is "making a mistake" by setting his sights on the gridiron. He simply doesn't see things going well for Murray as a signal caller.

"I think in professional football, it'll be a real challenge and an uphill climb for him to be able to do the things that he wants to do and a team wants him to do," he said.