Week 6 Rankings (2020): Top 25 Quarterbacks

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The 2020 fantasy football season may be the most complicated ever, with last second postponements (or delays) easily throwing a wrench in your plans. Couple that with bye weeks and we need to constantly be ready to pivot to Plan B, Plan C or Plan Q. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our Week 6 rankings currently look (though they could easily shuffle):

  1. Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – at Dallas
  2. Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – at Buffalo
  3. Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – at Philadelphia
  4. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Tampa Bay
  5. Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills – vs. Kansas City
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cleveland
  7. Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – at Tennessee
  8. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Denver
  9. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Minnesota
  10. Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Atlanta
  11. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at Jacksonville
  12. Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Green Bay
  13. Gardner Minshew – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Detroit
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick – Miami Dolphins – vs. New York Jets
  15. Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – at San Francisco
  16. Andy Dalton – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Arizona
  17. Daniel Jones – New York Giants – vs. Washington
  18. Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans – vs. Houston
  19. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Baltimore
  20. Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – at Pittsburgh
  21. Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers – vs. Chicago
  22. Drew Lock – Denver Broncos – at New England
  23. Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals – at Indianapolis
  24. Jimmy Garoppolo – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Los Angeles Rams
  25. Philip Rivers – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Cincinnati

Thoughts:

  • While Tampa Bay has done a good job at stopping opposing quarterbacks thus far, does anyone believe that they are going to stop Aaron Rodgers and company? The Buccaneers have benefited from allowing just 7 TD vs. 6 INT, but Rodgers has looked like one of the elite. Over four games he’s thrown for 1,214 yards, 13 TD and 0 INT, and look for him to continue to thrive even in a difficult matchup.
  • Daniel Jones continues to have promise, but when will it translate to results on the field in 2020? He failed to capitalize on a matchup with Dallas, throwing for 222 yards and 0 TD, so why would we expect monster numbers against a vulnerable Washington defense? The upside is there, but for now he’s a high risk, high reward QB2 as opposed to someone to trust.
  • If you are looking for a streaming option this week, Kirk Cousins would appear to be a prime choice. He’s been better at avoiding giving the football away in recent weeks (6 INT over the first three games, 1 INT in the past two) and draws an Atlanta defense that’s consistently been burned (15 TD vs. 2 INT). While he hasn’t been great, he’s worth the gamble as a QB1 depending on your alternatives.
  • The Minnesota Vikings have given up yards through the air (1,416) and struggled to get INT (3 INT, compared to 10 TD allowed). That should play into the hands of Matt Ryan, who hasn’t been great but also hasn’t been terrible. Of course he’s regressed over the past three weeks, with 1 TD vs. 2 INT (0 TD thrown over the past two games). There’s too much upside to downgrade him out of being a QB1, given the matchup, but we also can’t ignore the risk.
  • Matthew Stafford has thrown for 2+ TD in three straight games, and now draws a Jacksonville defense that’s allowed 11 TD on the season. He’s not a must start, but he is an option as a QB1 depending on your alternatives.
  • For as good as Teddy Bridgewater has been, can we trust him against a Chicago defense that’s allowed the second fewest points per week to opposing quarterbacks? He’s on the QB2 spectrum, but he’s got to be downgraded.

Sources – ESPN, NFL.com

Make sure to check out all of our Week 6 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses



6 COMMENTS

  1. I have lost Dak. I have Minshew on bench. How confident would you be with him ROS? Does he finish in top 10? Who would you add from Carr, Fitzpatrick, Mayfield, Foles or Lock? Making a trade in my league is unheard of. The Josh Allen owner has reached out but the asking price is way to high. Thanks for the time

  2. How much longer do we give Ryan? He cost me a W last week. I get by with his previous 2 poor weeks after a good start. He again has a decent matchup. His team’s poor defense should put him a position to succeed in fantasy based on volume but he has not delivered and is really hard to trust.

  3. Hey Professor…need your input/advice….I have Matt Ryan and Big Ben at QB and fortunately used Big Ben the last three weeks while Ryan and the Falcons had melt downs. Should I drop Matt Ryan and pick up Andy Dalton who also has a bad defense and great receivers like Matt Ryan does, rest of the way?

  4. With the schedule shift I no longer have Herbert to fill in for Wilson in a superflex half-ppr league. Should I start Robert Woods, David Johnson, Joe Flacco, Drew Lock, or Kyle Allen (last 3 are on waivers & I’d be dropping TY Hilton to get one) in the superflex spot?

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