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Fantasy Football: QB matchups, streamer of the week, Week 6 rankings and more

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) rolls out the pocket against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

  • Smith's high-level play: Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith continues to operate as anyone’s idea of an elite quarterback (seriously!).
  • Turnover machine: Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Ryan has easily been responsible for more turnovers than any other quarterback in the league.
Estimated reading time: 16 minutes

Week 6 is here, so it’s truly a great day to be great.

Today’s goal is to break down the week’s key fantasy football questions facing the quarterback position before producing the group’s specific ranks. Updated rankings throughout the week from myself and the rest of the PFF Fantasy crew can be accessed with PFF+.

Weekly Geno Smith appreciation blurb

All the Seahawks’ 32-year-old journeyman has done through five weeks is truly operate as one of the best quarterbacks in this league. Will this persist for the rest of the season? Maybe, maybe not, I don’t know, but just appreciate the ridiculous start that Smith has put forward for the shockingly competitive Seahawks:

  • PFF passing grade: 87.9 (No. 1 among 35 quarterbacks with 50-plus dropbacks)
  • QB rating: 113.1 (No. 1)
  • Yards per attempt: 8.3 (No. 4)
  • Adjusted completion rate: 80.7% (No. 1)
  • Big-time throw rate: 6.4% (No. 1)
  • Turnover-worthy play rate: 3.8% (No. 19)

Smith’s stellar Week 5 could have included four touchdowns had D.K. Metcalf not dropped an easy 13-yard score before halftime. Regardless, his second touchdown to Tyler Lockett was nothing short of immaculate.

This season Smith has 10 touchdowns. The entire Broncos organization has six. Let that sink in. Don’t be surprised if the good times keep rolling in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals’ bottom-10 defense in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing quarterbacks.

Remember when Reggie Wayne said that Matt Ryan reminds him so much of Peyton Manning that it makes him throw up?

Only six quarterbacks have at least 10 combined interceptions and fumbles this season:

Through five weeks, Ryan has thrown seven interceptions and somehow already fumbled 11 times. Reminder: Wentz threw seven interceptions and had eight fumbles in 17 games with the Colts last season.

Watching the Colts offense has been akin to what I imagine it feels like to eat a bowl of nails for breakfast without the milk. Only the Baker Mayfield-led Carolina Panthers have posted a worse mark in EPA per play than the Colts through five weeks of action.

Up next is an AFC South matchup against the ever-upset-minded Jacksonville Jaguars. What could go wrong?

This Buffalo Bills passing game is borderline erotic


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