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Week 6 Fantasy Football Running Back PPR Rankings

Alvin Kamara has been the best PPR back in fantasy football so far this season. Unfortunately, he won’t be available in Week 6 along with Joshua Kelley, Josh Jacobs and Chris Carson, the latter of whom has been a better pass-catching threat this season than many expected. With those four out and the schedule reshuffling of the Patriots, Broncos, Jets, and Dolphins games this week, fantasy football are going to have to be vigilant and find sleepers and streamers to keep them afloat at the running back position. Our Week 6 fantasy RB PPR rankings will try to sort through all the confusion and identify the mid-tier RBs to trust.

There are a couple of pieces of good news about this week’s RB rankings. First and foremost, Aaron Jones and the Detroit trio (Adrian Peterson, D’Andre Swift, Kerryon Johnson) will be back in action and will provide some depth to the rankings. Second, the Patriots’ surprise bye week came in Week 5, so they will be adding depth to the rankings with James White, Damien Harris, and Rex Burkhead. Phillip Lindsay and Leonard Fournette also figure to return after multi-week layoffs. 

So, there’s depth among the RB ranks this week, particularly in PPR formats, but there just isn’t much top-tier talent. That should create an interesting slate, especially for DFS purposes, and it could create some surprising “must-starts” in PPR leagues. For example, even in a tough matchup against the Bears, Mike Davis is a top-10 play because of his receiving floor. Other guys that could go from the start-sit bubble to “safe” RB2s include Le’Veon Bell (@ Dolphins), Myles Gaskin (vs. Jets), and Devin Singletary (vs. Chiefs). 

As usual, you’ll have plenty of guys that rise into flex consideration in PPR formats. This week, Swift (@ Jaguars), Chase Edmonds (@ Cowboys), and Jamaal Williams (@ Buccaneers) could all be intriguing plays because their matchups are more pass-friendly than run-friendly. James White (vs. Broncos) and Jerick McKinnon (vs. Rams) are also in play, as usual, while Cam Akers (@ 49ers) seems to be inching closer to more playing time, but he’s still a risk in all formats.

Reminder:  As always, we expect to make plenty of changes to these RB PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for updates

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

Cowboys vs. Cardinals

Vikings vs. Falcons

Titans vs. Texans

Bears @ Panthers

Colts vs. Bengals

Browns @ Steelers

Panthers @ Bears

Packers @ Buccaneers

Falcons @ Vikings

Chiefs @ Bills

Jaguars vs. Lions

Steelers vs. Browns

Texans @ Titans

Jets @ Dolphins

49ers vs. Rams

Cardinals @ Cowboys

Bengals @ Colts

Washington @ Giants

Eagles vs. Ravens

Dolphins vs. Jets

Buccaneers vs. Packers

Giants vs. Washington

Bills vs. Chiefs

Rams @ 49ers

Lions @ Jaguars

26 Melvin Gordon, DEN @ NE
27 Damien Harris, NE vs. DEN
28 D’Andre Swift, DET @ JAX
29 Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ NE
30 Mark Ingram, BAL @ PHI
31 Zack Moss, BUF vs. KC
32 Chase Edmonds, ARZ @ DAL
33 James White, NE vs. DEN
34 Leonard Fournette, TB vs. GB
35 Jerick McKinnon, SF vs. LAR
36 Jamaal Williams, GB @ TB
37 Gus Edwards, BAL @ PHI
38 Jordan Howard, MIA vs. NYJ
39 Malcolm Brown, LAR @ SF
40 Cam Akers, LAR @ SF
41 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. ATL
42 D’Ernest Johnson, CLE @ PIT
43 JK Dobbins, BAL @ PHI
44 Nyheim Hines, IND vs. CIN
45 Duke Johnson, HOU @ TEN
46 Dion Lewis, NYG vs. WAS
47 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ JAX
48 Matt Breida, MIA vs. NYJ
49 Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. WAS
50 Jordan Wilkins, IND vs. CIN
51 Chris Thompson, JAX vs. DET
52 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. DEN
53 Tony Pollard, DAL vs. ARZ
54 Darrel Williams, KC @ BUF
55 J.D. McKissic, WAS @ NYG
56 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ IND
57 Darrynton Evans, TEN vs. HOU
58 Boston Scott, PHI vs. BAL
59 Benny Snell, PIT vs. CLE
60 Anthony McFarland, PIT vs. CLE
61 Brian Hill, ATL @ MIN
62 Frank Gore, NYJ @ MIA
63 Jeff Wilson Jr., SF vs. LAR
64 Royce Freeman, DEN @ NE
65 AJ Dillon, GB @ TB
66 Darwin Thompson, KC @ BUF
67 Trenton Cannon, CAR vs. CHI

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