Whole Nine Yards: Week 6 rankings

By Zac Bellman
Special to the Tribune

logoQB rankings:

  1. Peyton Manning (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville – Remains at the top because he’s a virtual lock for at least 3 TD’s and 250 yards, but be wary of the fact he will likely get pulled.
  2. Jay Cutler (Bears) vs. New York Giants – Playing much more consistently this season, and the good news is that the Giants aren’t bringing any pressure with only five sacks this year.
  3. Tony Romo (Cowboys) vs. Washington – Coming off a banner day in a shootout with Peyton Manning, Romo faces a Redskins secondary that has given up 1,068 yards and eight TD’s in three games against NFC QB’s.
  4. Robert Griffin III (Redskins) at Dallas – Dallas has given up three 400-yard games in five total games and RG3 has passed for over 300 in three out of four thus far.
  5. Andrew Luck (Colts) at San Diego – Should be a bright Monday Night Football debut for Luck against a Chargers defense that has given up the second most fantasy points to QB’s.
  6.  Aaron Rodgers (Packers) at Baltimore
  7. Alex Smith (Chiefs) vs. Oakland
  8. Drew Brees (Saints) at New England
  9. Cam Newton (Panthers) at Minnesota
  10. Joe Flacco (Ravens) vs. Green Bay
  11. Phillip Rivers (Chargers) vs. Indianapolis
  12. Tom Brady (Patriots) vs. New Orleans
  13. Russell Wilson (Seahawks) vs. Tennessee
  14. Matt Schaub (Texans) vs. St. Louis
  15. Eli Manning (Giants) at Chicago

RB rankings:

  1. Adrian Peterson (Vikings) vs. Carolina – Reclaims the top spot after his bye week even though he faces a tough Carolina defense.
  2. LeSean McCoy (Eagles) at Tampa Bay – The Bucs have not allowed a rushing touchdown yet this season, but expect that to change against “Shady” and the Eagles.
  3. Matt Forte (Bears) vs. New York Giants – Very likely that the Bears could get up on the Giants early meaning plenty of carries for Forte.
  4. Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) vs. Oakland – Strong historically against the Raiders and has a touchdown rushing or receiving in every game this year.
  5. Demarco Murray (Cowboys) vs. Washington – Should see more touches than last week at Denver and has a nose for the end zone in two out of his last three games.
  6. Knowshon Moreno (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville
  7. Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) vs. Tennessee
  8. Arian Foster (Texans) vs. St. Louis
  9. Reggie Bush (Lions) at Cleveland
  10. Trent Richardson (Colts) at San Diego
  11. Danny Woodhead (Chargers) vs. Indianpolis
  12. Bilal Powell (Jets) vs. Pittsburgh
  13. Fred Jackson (Bills) vs. Cincinnati
  14. Chris Johnson (Titans) at Seattle
  15. Frank Gore (49ers) vs. Arizona

WR rankings:

  1. Demaryius Thomas (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville – May not get to 100 yards this week if he’s pulled early but he has four TD’s in three home games so he’s a strong starter.
  2. Torrey Smith (Ravens) vs. Green Bay – Just eating up the yards right now and the Packer secondary should allow him to feast once again this week.
  3. Jordy Nelson (Packers) at Baltimore – Saw 64 snaps last week and is catching 76% of the passes thrown his way so good PPR value especially.
  4. Victor Cruz (Giants) at Chicago – If the Giants are forced to play catch-up again Cruz should see more than eight targets again this week.
  5. DeSean Jackson (Eagles) at Tampa Bay – Darrelle Revis should wear him down a bit, but I like Jackson’s chances to gain separation whether Michael Vick or Nick Foles lines up under center.
  6. Reggie Wayne (Colts) at San Diego
  7. Pierre Garcon (Redskins) at Dallas
  8. Dez Bryant (Cowboys) vs. Redskins
  9. Brandon Marshall (Bears) vs. New York Giants
  10. Anquan Boldin (49ers) vs. Arizona
  11. Andre Johnson (Texans) vs. St. Louis
  12. Wes Welker (Broncos) vs. Jacksonville
  13. Randall Cobb (Packers) at Baltimore
  14. Alshon Jeffery (Bears) vs. New York Giants
  15. T.Y. Hilton (Colts) at San Diego