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Fantasy Football: Week 6 IDP rankings and tiers

  • Joe Allen jumps into the top spot at EDGE: With Maxx Crosby on a bye week, Allen gets a matchup against a Colts team that has shuffled their offensive line multiple times this season to disastrous results. 
  • Chicago’s bizarro safety situation: Should IDP managers trust Eddie Jackson to out-produce Jaquan Brisker despite the sub-optimal alignments?
  • More than a run-stuffer?: Can Christian Wilkins prove that he has added some pass-rush prowess to his repertoire?
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With injuries and bye weeks beginning to consume fantasy rosters, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to the trends and key matchups that can give fantasy managers the edges needed to pull out crucial wins.

Check the PFF.com rankings page for any updates closer to game time.


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RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Roquan Smith CHI WAS TNF
2 1A Devin White TB @ PIT
3 1A Bobby Wagner LAR CAR
4 1A Jordyn Brooks SEA ARZ
5 1B Micah Parsons DAL @ PHI SNF
6 1B Devin Lloyd JAX @ IND
7 1B De’Vondre Campbell GB NYJ
8 1B Nick Bolton KC BUF
9 1C Cole Holcomb WAS @ CHI TNF
10 1C Fred Warner SF @ ATL
11 1C Shaquille Leonard IND JAX Q
12 1C Alex Singleton DEN @ LAC MNF
13 2A Mykal Walker ATL SF Q
14 2A T.J. Edwards PHI DAL SNF
15 2A C.J. Mosley NYJ @ GB
16 2A Zaire Franklin IND JAX
17 2B Drue Tranquill LAC DEN MNF
18 2B Eric Kendricks MIN @ MIA
19 2B Pete Werner NO CIN
20 2B Foyesade Oluokun JAX @ IND
21 2C Dre Greenlaw SF @ ATL
22 2C Logan Wilson CIN @ NO
23 2C Tremaine Edmunds BUF @ KC Q
24 2C Frankie Luvu CAR @ LAR Q
25 3A Matt Milano BUF @ KC
26 3A Jacob Phillips CLV NE
27 3A Jordan Hicks MIN @ MIA
28 3A Myles Jack PIT TB
29 3B Nicholas Morrow CHI WAS TNF
30 3B Lavonte David TB @ PIT
31 3B Demario Davis NO CIN
32 3B Rashaan Evans ATL SF
33 3C Zaven Collins ARZ @ SEA
34 3C Kwon Alexander NYJ @ GB
35 3C Shaq Thompson CAR @ LAR
36 3C Cody Barton SEA ARZ
37 4A Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV NE
38 4A Germaine Pratt CIN @ NO
39 4A Isaiah Simmons ARZ @ SEA
40 4A Cory Littleton CAR @ LAR
41 4B Leighton Vander Esch DAL @ PHI SNF
42 4B Jerome Baker MIA MIN
43 4B Quay Walker GB NYJ
44 4B Ernest Jones LAR CAR
45 4C Patrick Queen BLT @ NYG
46 4C Ja’Whaun Bentley NE @ CLV
47 4C Kyzir White PHI DAL SNF
48 4C Tae Crowder NYG BLT
49 5A Jamin Davis WAS @ CHI TNF
50 5A Anthony Barr DAL @ PHI SNF
51 5A Jaylon Smith NYG BLT
52 5A Bobby Okereke IND JAX
53 5B Devin Bush PIT TB
54 5B Jonas Griffith DEN @ LAC MNF
55 5B Kenneth Murray LAC DEN MNF
56 5B Darius Harris KC BUF
57 5C Elandon Roberts MIA MIN
58 5C Akeem Davis-Gaither CIN @ NO
59 5C Troy Andersen ATL SF
60 5C Tyrel Dodson BUF @ KC

Shaquille Leonard (LB11) has been a frustrating IDP asset so far this season, playing just 16 total snaps through the first five weeks. However, he should be back this week with a chance to regain his every-down role. The Colts played on Thursday night in Week 5, giving Leonard more time to recover from the concussion that took him out of the team’s Week 4 game. It seems unlikely that he’ll be limited with the back injury that kept him out the first three weeks of the season. If Leonard is active, he should be started, and it seems like Zaire Franklin (LB16) may be playing the bulk of the snaps alongside him considering the team’s usage patterns in prior weeks.

Broncos linebacker Alex Singleton (LB12) is going to be a hot waiver-wire target coming off of the injury to Josey Jewell last Thursday night, and rightfully so. Singleton should step back into an IDP-friendly every-down role with the Broncos, who rank among the top five teams in zone coverage rate (76.8%). Even more in Singleton’s favor: They are top-five in Cover-6 rate (19.4%), which has been the most efficient defensive scheme in producing linebacker tackles so far this season. He should be considered to have a strong chance at a big fantasy performance in Week 6.

Jacob Phillips (LB26) has seemingly taken over as the Browns’ every-down linebacker, which has pushed Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (LB37) down the ranks a fair bit. Things could change quickly in Cleveland, but for now IDP managers can feel comfortable with Phillips for another week, especially as the wait to see how Deion Jones factors into the lineup. Phillips has a positive matchup against the Patriots, who are among the more run-heavy offenses in the league so far this season.


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