Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post our rankings in PPR, non- PPR and 0.5 PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. Jon Macri and I then add our IDP rankings, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions.
According to FantasyPros, my rankings were the third-most accurate among 129 experts in 2019, and they were also the most accurate for running backs. After four weeks of 2020, they were 10th-best among 163 fantasy experts.
Of course, our rankings are in a constant state of flux, with changes being made due to injury reports and personnel/usage updates, among other factors. But regardless of any changes that may occur between now and Sunday, here are 10 borderline fantasy starters whose rankings I feel confident about heading into the sixth week of the fantasy football season. These rankings are based on PPR scoring settings within their positions as of Wednesday morning.
10. QB Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
Cousins has been QB22 on the season in large part due to a lack of volume. He’s one of four quarterbacks with 1,000 yards on the season but no single 300-yard game. He’s shown potential with a league-leading 10.8 average depth of target, but he also has the second most interceptions on the season with seven.
The Falcons offer the perfect opportunity to nab that elusive 300-yard game. Every team they've faced so far has thrown for at least 300 yards — with an average of three touchdowns. Their defensive backs have had several injuries throughout the season. According to our wide receiver/cornerback matchup chart, all three WR matchups for the Vikings are among the top 13 for the week. Cousins and the Minnesota wide receivers should have several big plays attacking Atlanta down the field, and that should add up to his best fantasy performance of the season.
14. RB David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
Montgomery has been playing the vast majority of snaps since Tarik Cohen was placed on injured reserve, but it hasn’t led to an abundance of fantasy success. A lot of that has been game-script related with the Bears falling behind early in the first quarter.