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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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Browns GM admits trade talks with Redskins' Bruce Allen but 'takes two to tango'

Browns GM admits trade talks with Redskins' Bruce Allen but 'takes two to tango'

As the days inch closer to the NFL Trade Deadline on October 29th, the Redskins still sit with a giant hole on their roster as standout tackle Trent Williams continues his holdout. 

It doesn't have to be that way, but Redskins Team President Bruce Allen has said repeatedly he doesn't intend to trade Williams this year. And judging by the words from Browns GM John Dorsey right, Allen is telling the truth. 

"We’ve had a few conversations,'’ Dorsey said via "It takes two to tango."

The indication being Allen rebuffed the conversation, which is similar to what sources said during training camp that at least three AFC teams called to inquire about Williams and were told there was no discussion to be had. Well, the clock is ticking, and as each day passes, it makes less and less sense to have Williams in Washington. Or more accurately, to have Williams under contract with Washington but not actually in Washington.

Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan got asked about the trade talks and said quickly: "I don't know anything about that, so we’ll see about that."

The head coach then added, "You’re always looking to improve your roster by any means. Whether you’re acquiring by trade or acquiring it through free agency or obviously guys off the waiver wire, we’re always looking."

Cleveland is certainly interested in Williams, Dorsey made that clear without naming him. At 2-4, his team is underperforming against expectations, and star second-year QB Baker Mayfield has been sacked 16 times in six games. Dorsey knows he needs to bolster the Browns offensive line. 

"It’s a hard position to acquire, especially at this time of year. We’ll make a million phone calls. We’ll constantly work the phones," Dorsey said. "If nothing happens, we’ll move onto the next project. If we think we can improve the position, we’ll make a move if it’s right for this organization."

Compensation will be key as the Williams situation unfolds. The team will want a lot for the seven-time Pro Bowler and some teams might be unwilling to pay with a first-rounder. Williams is under contract for through 2020, but might want a new deal or more guaranteed money in his current contract. 

The calls will keep coming to Ashburn asking about WIlliams. The question will be if Allen will pick them up. 


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Landon Collins earns NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Landon Collins earns NFC Defensive Player of the Week

The wins just keep piling up in Washington, D.C.

Maybe that's not totally true for the Washington Redskins, but they are certainly moving in the right direction. The NFL announced Wednesday that Redskins safety Landon Collins won the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award after his dominant performance Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Collins did a little bit of everything in the Redskins' 17-16 win over the Dolphins, recording 12 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and two passes defensed. 10 of his tackles were solo and one was for a loss.

He was the only NFC player this week to record a sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble.

Collins has now won Defensive Player of the Week four times in his career. He received the first three honors while a member of the New York Giants and had not won the award since Week 11 of the 2017 season. Collins is the first Redskin to receive the award since linebacker Keenan Robinson in Week 7 of 2014.

He is enjoying a strong start to his first season with the Redskins, as Collins is tied for third in the NFL and tied for second in the NFC for solo tackles. Collins is tied for seventh in the NFL and sixth in the NFC for combined tackles as well.

With Washington, D.C. in the winning spirit lately, between the Nationals getting to the World Series and the Mystics winning the WNBA Finals, hopefully Collins' and the Redskins' Week 6 performances are signs of more to come.