Fantasy football rankings for Week 6: Lamar Jackson showing off his arm

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The first round of bye weeks is set to kick in for fantasy managers, so expect some suboptimal lineups for the near future. Things won't be too terrible at first with Alvin Kamara, Deebo Samuel and Kyle Pitts the major players unavailable. But there's no time like the present to start preparing.

Fantasy football rankings for Week 6 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and one point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for touchdowns scored, four points for passing TDs and one point for receptions.

On bye: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers

Rankings are compiled by FantasySharks.com.

(*- Be sure to check injury/status before kickoff)

Lamar Jackson's huge second half (and overtime) against the Colts on Monday night reminded fantasy managers of his extremely high ceiling from week to week. All told, he threw for 442 yards, four touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions.
Lamar Jackson's huge second half (and overtime) against the Colts on Monday night reminded fantasy managers of his extremely high ceiling from week to week. All told, he threw for 442 yards, four touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions.

QUARTERBACKS

1 Josh Allen Buf. at Ten.

2 Patrick Mahomes K.C. at Was.

3 Lamar Jackson Bal. vs. L.A.-C

4 Tom Brady T.B. at Phi.

5 Kyler Murray Ari. at Cle.

6 Jalen Hurts Phi. vs. T.B.

7 Justin Herbert L.A.-C at Bal.

8 Aaron Rodgers G.B. at Chi.

9 Dak Prescott Dal. at N.E.

10 Carson Wentz Ind. vs. Hou.

11 Joe Burrow Cin. at Det.

12 Taylor Heinicke Was. vs. K.C.

13 Matthew Stafford L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

14 Derek Carr L.V. at Den.

15 Trevor Lawrence Jac. vs. Mia.

16 Ryan Tannehill Ten. vs. Buf.

17 Kirk Cousins Min. at Car.

18 Geno Smith Sea. at Pit.

19 Sam Darnold Car. vs. Min.

20 Baker Mayfield Cle. vs. Ari.

21 Davis Mills Hou. at Ind.

22 Tua Tagovailoa Mia. vs. Jac.

23 Teddy Bridgewater Den. vs. L.V.

24 Daniel Jones N.Y.-G vs. L.A.-R

25 Ben Roethlisberger Pit. vs. Sea.

26 Mac Jones N.E. vs. Dal.

27 Jared Goff Det. vs. Cin.

28 Justin Fields Chi. vs. G.B.

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RUNNING BACKS

1 Derrick Henry Ten. vs. Buf.

2 Austin Ekeler L.A.-C at Bal.

3 Jonathan Taylor Ind. vs. Hou.

4 Najee Harris Pit. vs. Sea.

5 *Ezekiel Elliott Dal. at N.E.

6 James Robinson Jac. vs. Mia.

7 Aaron Jones G.B. at Chi.

8 Dalvin Cook Min. at Car.

9 *Joe Mixon Cin. at Det.

10 Alexander Mattison Min. at Car.

11 Myles Gaskin Mia. vs. Jac.

12 *D'Andre Swift Det. vs. Cin.

13 Chuba Hubbard Car. vs. Min.

14 *Antonio Gibson Was. vs. K.C.

15 Leonard Fournette T.B. at Phi.

16 Josh Jacobs L.V. at Den.

17 Darrell Henderson L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

18 *Kareem Hunt Cle. vs. Ari.

19 *Melvin Gordon Den. vs. L.V.

20 Tony Pollard Dal. at N.E.

21 *Chase Edmonds Ari. at Cle.

22 Darrel Williams K.C. at Was.

23 Javonte Williams Den. vs. L.V.

24 Devontae Booker N.Y.-G vs. L.A.-R

25 Alex Collins Sea. at Pit.

26 Zack Moss Buf. at Ten.

27 James Conner Ari. at Cle.

28 Latavius Murray Bal. vs. L.A.-C

29 Ty'Son Williams Bal. vs. L.A.-C

30 J.D. McKissic Was. vs. K.C.

31 Ronald Jones T.B. at Phi.

32 Jamaal Williams Det. vs. Cin.

33 D'Ernest Johnson Cle. vs. Ari.

34 Miles Sanders Phi. vs. T.B.

35 *Damien Harris N.E. vs. Dal.

36 Sony Michel L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

37 Khalil Herbert Chi. vs. G.B.

38 Nyheim Hines Ind. vs. Hou.

39 Kenneth Gainwell Phi. vs. T.B.

40 Devin Singletary Buf. at Ten.

41 Giovani Bernard T.B. at Phi.

42 David Johnson Hou. at Ind.

43 J.J. Taylor N.E. vs. Dal.

44 Malcolm Brown Mia. vs. Jac.

45 Kenyan Drake L.V. at Den.

46 A.J. Dillon G.B. at Chi.

47 Mark Ingram Hou. at Ind.

48 Jerick McKinnon K.C. at Was.

49 Justin Jackson L.A.-C at Bal.

50 Peyton Barber L.V. at Den.

51 Phillip Lindsay Hou. at Ind.

52 Gary Brightwell N.Y.-G vs. L.A.-R

53 Chris Evans Cin. at Det.

54 Joshua Kelley L.A.-C at Bal.

55 Salvon Ahmed Mia. vs. Jac.

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WIDE RECEIVERS

1 Davante Adams G.B. at Chi.

2 Tyreek Hill K.C. at Was.

3 Diontae Johnson Pit. vs. Sea.

4 Mike Williams L.A.-C at Bal.

5 Ja'Marr Chase Cin. at Det.

6 Stefon Diggs Buf. at Ten.

7 Cooper Kupp L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

8 D.J. Moore Car. vs. Min.

9 DeAndre Hopkins Ari. at Cle.

10 Justin Jefferson Min. at Car.

11 Mike Evans T.B. at Phi.

12 Antonio Brown T.B. at Phi.

13 DK Metcalf Sea. at Pit.

14 Terry McLaurin Was. vs. K.C.

15 Tim Patrick Den. vs. L.V.

16 Tyler Lockett Sea. at Pit.

17 Brandin Cooks Hou. at Ind.

18 Robert Woods L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

19 Keenan Allen L.A.-C at Bal.

20 Chase Claypool Pit. vs. Sea.

21 Michael Pittman Jr. Ind. vs. Hou.

22 Chris Godwin T.B. at Phi.

23 Tyler Boyd Cin. at Det.

24 Amari Cooper Dal. at N.E.

25 Courtland Sutton Den. vs. L.V.

26 Marvin Jones Jac. vs. Mia.

27 Emmanuel Sanders Buf. at Ten.

28 CeeDee Lamb Dal. at N.E.

29 Kadarius Toney N.Y.-G vs. L.A.-R

30 Sterling Shepard N.Y.-G vs. L.A.-R

31 Marquise Brown Bal. vs. L.A.-C

32 Allen Robinson Chi. vs. G.B.

33 Adam Thielen Min. at Car.

34 A.J. Brown Ten. vs. Buf.

35 Mecole Hardman K.C. at Was.

36 Hunter Renfrow L.V. at Den.

37 Kalif Raymond Det. vs. Cin.

38 Jakobi Meyers N.E. vs. Dal.

39 Laviska Shenault Jac. vs. Mia.

40 Nelson Agholor N.E. vs. Dal.

41 Henry Ruggs L.V. at Den.

42 A.J. Green Ari. at Cle.

43 Christian Kirk Ari. at Cle.

44 Julio Jones Ten. vs. Buf.

45 Odell Beckham Cle. vs. Ari.

46 Tee Higgins Cin. at Det.

47 Robby Anderson Car. vs. Min.

48 Jaylen Waddle Mia. vs. Jac.

49 Jalen Reagor Phi. vs. T.B.

50 Darnell Mooney Chi. vs. G.B.

51 DeVonta Smith Phi. vs. T.B.

52 Randall Cobb G.B. at Chi.

53 James Washington Pit. vs. Sea.

54 Cole Beasley Buf. at Ten.

55 Van Jefferson L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

TIGHT ENDS

1 Travis Kelce K.C. at Was.

2 Mark Andrews Bal. vs. L.A.-C

3 Darren Waller L.V. at Den.

4 Mike Gesicki Mia. vs. Jac.

5 Tyler Higbee L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

6 Noah Fant Den. vs. L.V.

7 T.J. Hockenson Det. vs. Cin.

8 Dalton Schultz Dal. at N.E.

9 Dawson Knox Buf. at Ten.

10 Jared Cook L.A.-C at Bal.

11 Hunter Henry N.E. vs. Dal.

12 Zach Ertz Phi. vs. T.B.

13 Cameron Brate T.B. at Phi.

14 C.J. Uzomah Cin. at Det.

15 David Njoku Cle. vs. Ari.

16 Evan Engram N.Y.-G vs. L.A.-R

17 Dan Arnold Jac. vs. Mia.

18 Tyler Conklin Min. at Car.

19 Mo Alie-Cox Ind. vs. Hou.

20 Robert Tonyan G.B. at Chi.

21 Anthony Firkser Ten. vs. Buf.

22 Austin Hooper Cle. vs. Ari.

23 Ricky Seals-Jones Was. vs. K.C.

24 Jack Doyle Ind. vs. Hou.

25 Jordan Akins Hou. at Ind.

26 Eric Ebron Pit. vs. Sea.

27 Darrell Daniels Ari. at Cle.

28 Blake Jarwin Dal. at N.E.

29 Donald Parham L.A.-C at Bal.

30 Cole Kmet Chi. vs. G.B.

KICKERS

1 Ryan Succop T.B. at Phi.

2 Matt Gay L.A.-R at N.Y.-G

3 Zane Gonzalez Car. vs. Min.

4 Chris Boswell Pit. vs. Sea.

5 Brandon McManus Den. vs. L.V.

6 Nick Folk N.E. vs. Dal.

7 Daniel Carlson L.V. at Den.

8 Greg Joseph Min. at Car.

9 Justin Tucker Bal. vs. L.A.-C

10 Dustin Hopkins Was. vs. K.C.

11 Tyler Bass Buf. at Ten.

12 Jason Sanders Mia. vs. Jac.

13 Evan McPherson Cin. at Det.

14 Tristan Vizcaino L.A.-C at Bal.

15 Michael Badgley Ind. vs. Hou.

16 Randy Bullock Ten. vs. Buf.

17 Cairo Santos Chi. vs. G.B.

18 Graham Gano N.Y.-G vs. L.A.-R

19 Mason Crosby G.B. at Chi.

20 Harrison Butker K.C. at Was.

21 Jason Myers Sea. at Pit.

22 Greg Zuerlein Dal. at N.E.

23 Austin Seibert Det. vs. Cin.

24 Matthew Wright Jac. vs. Mia.

25 Chase McLaughlin Cle. vs. Ari.

26 Jake Elliott Phi. vs. T.B.

27 Ka'imi Fairbairn Hou. at Ind.

28 Matt Prater Ari. at Cle.

DEFENSES

1 Buffalo Bills at Ten.

2 Miami Dolphins at Jac.

3 Indianapolis Colts vs. Hou.

4 Los Angeles Rams at N.Y.-G

5 Minnesota Vikings at Car.

6 Green Bay Packers at Chi.

7 Seattle Seahawks at Pit.

8 Chicago Bears vs. G.B.

9 Dallas Cowboys at N.E.

10 Denver Broncos vs. L.V.

11 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Sea.

12 Cincinnati Bengals at Det.

13 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Mia.

14 Kansas City Chiefs at Was.

15 Cleveland Browns vs. Ari.

16 Carolina Panthers vs. Min.

17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Phi.

18 Arizona Cardinals at Cle.

19 New England Patriots vs. Dal.

20 Washington Football Team vs. K.C.

21 Baltimore Ravens vs. L.A.-C

22 New York Giants vs. L.A.-R

23 Detroit Lions vs. Cin.

24 Philadelphia Eagles vs. T.B.

25 Los Angeles Chargers at Bal.

26 Las Vegas Raiders at Den.

27 Houston Texans at Ind.

28 Tennessee Titans vs. Buf.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fantasy football position rankings for Week 6

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