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Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Players

Jason Schandl
Carolina Panthers v Houston Texans
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Five weeks into the fantasy football season, you probably have a pretty good idea of where your team stacks up now. But whether you're trying to fight for the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, or you find yourself scrambling to try to climb back into the playoff race, things can change quickly in fantasy football, and it's important to roll out your best starting lineup on a weekly basis.

With that in mind, here are the top-30 players in fantasy football for Week 6. For a more comprehensive list, be sure to check out our Week 6 PPR rankings and our Week 6 fantasy football rankings for standard scoring leagues.

30. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers (vs PIT)

Melvin Gordon was out-snapped by Austin Ekeler in his return to action in Week 5, but the Los Angeles Chargers were also playing from behind for most of that game, and Ekeler's work came in the passing game. Gordon had a 12-3 edge over Ekeler in carries, and he looks to already have re-claimed his role as the lead back in the rushing game. With a soft matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on tap in Week 6, this game should see a more run-heavy approach from the Chargers.

29. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams (vs SF)

28. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (at BAL)

27. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos (vs TEN)

26. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks (at CLE)

25. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (at LAR)

24. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (vs CIN)

23. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (vs DET)

22. Odell Beckham, Cleveland Browns (vs SEA)

21. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs CAR)

Chris Godwin has overtaken Mike Evans as the top fantasy wideout in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense for the time being. He has five more targets (43 to 38) than Evans this season, and Godwin is the top-scoring wideout in all of fantasy football for the season. The Carolina Panthers have defended the pass well this season (holding opponents to the fourth-fewest adjusted yards per pass attempt), but Godwin's produced well enough that this matchup shouldn't prove too much of a concern.

20. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)

19. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions (at GB)

18. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers (at LAC)

17. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (at DEN)

16. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (at JAX)

15. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (vs PIT)

14. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)

Patrick Mahomes has struggled in the last two weeks, but a pair of 300-yard games are only considered "struggling" because of the lofty standards he has set forth. He still hit at least 18.0 fantasy points in both games, and despite the slump, he's only 3.0 fantasy points out of first place among QBs on the season. The Houston Texans have allowed top-10 fantasy production to opposing QBs this year, and like usual Mahomes can be considered a QB1 for the week.

13. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (at NYJ)

12. Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets (vs DAL)

11. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (at JAX)

10. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals (vs ATL)

9. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans (at KC)

DeAndre Hopkins is in a bit of a slump and was hugely overshadowed by teammate Will Fuller in Week 5. His 28 percent share of the Texans' targets is still tied for the second-highest market share for any WR in 2019, and he could be in for a bounce-back game in a potential shootout with the Kansas City Chiefs, which has a huge over/under of 54.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook.

8. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (vs SEA)

7. Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (vs CIN)

6. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs NO)

5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (at ARI)

4. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (vs DET)

3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (vs PHI)

2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (at NYJ)

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (at TB)

At this point it doesn't matter if you're in a standard or PPR league, Christian McCaffrey is the top fantasy player around. He has the most fantasy points of a player at any position between both scoring formats so far in 2019, and his 145 opportunities (105 carries and 40 targets) are also the most in the NFL. That makes him an easy pick as RB1 in a favorable Week 6 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have allowed opponents the fourth-most points and fifth-most yards in the NFL this year.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.