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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.

Quarterbacks

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

Kickers

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

Defenses

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.

FIRST QUARTER

  • 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.

SECOND QUARTER

  • Alex Henery just made a field goal for Philadelphia. The extra "e" in his last name is quite obnoxious. NBCSportsWashington.com: 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.

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THIRD QUARTER

  • 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. 

FOURTH QUARTER

  • 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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