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NFL Week 6 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings 2.0

Detroit, Michigan, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) warms up before action against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier-USA TODAY Sports

  • Start Geno Smith: The Seattle Seahawks QB has played like the best quarterback in the NFL in recent weeks, and a good matchup helps him be a starting fantasy quarterback this week.
  • Consider Taysom Hill: The New Orleans Saints offensive weapon moved up significantly in the rankings after his four-touchdown performance and is the best streaming option of the week.
  • Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last four seasons combined, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.
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These are my fantasy football rankings for Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season for PPR leagues, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions. Rankings in other formats can be found here.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings were fifth-most accurate in 2021, second-most in 2020 and third-most in 2019. I was the only analyst to rank top-five all three seasons, making these the most consistently-accurate rankings of the last three seasons.

Last Updated: 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Josh Allen BUF @KC
2 Lamar Jackson BLT @NYG
3 Jalen Hurts PHI DAL BM
4 Kyler Murray ARZ @SEA GM
5 Patrick Mahomes KC BUF
6 Tom Brady TB @PIT
7 Justin Herbert LAC DEN
8 Geno Smith SEA ARZ GM
9 Joe Burrow CIN @NO BM
10 Kirk Cousins MIN @MIA GM
11 Aaron Rodgers GB NYJ
12 Russell Wilson DEN @LAC
13 Matthew Stafford LA CAR GM
14 Daniel Jones NYG BLT GM
15 Trevor Lawrence JAX @IND
16 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @ATL FA
17 Carson Wentz WAS @CHI
18 Zach Wilson NYJ @GB BM, FA
19 Justin Fields CHI WAS
20 Marcus Mariota ATL SF BM, FA
21 Jacoby Brissett CLV NE FA
22 Kenny Pickett PIT TB FA
23 Skylar Thompson MIA MIN FA
24 Matt Ryan IND JAX FA
25 Andy Dalton NO CIN FA
26 Bailey Zappe NE @CLV FA
27 Cooper Rush DAL @PHI FA
28 Phillip Walker CAR @LA BM, FA

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