Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their FLEX spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. This week Breaking Football is changing things up. I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. As an added bonus this week I will explain my favorite match up for each position. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football and my rankings, ask me on twitter (@MikeSports22) and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

Breaking Football’s Week Six Rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady Patriots at Jets
2 Drew Brees Saints vs Lions
3 Deshaun Watson Texans vs Browns
4 Marcus Mariota Titans vs Colts
5 Aaron Rodgers Packers at Vikings
6 Kirk Cousins Redskins vs 49ers
7 Matthew Stafford Lions at Saints
8 Matt Ryan Falcons vs Dolphins
9 Cam Newton Panthers vs Eagles
10 Derek Carr Raiders vs Chargers
11 Jameis Winston Buccaneers at Cardinals
12 Alex Smith Chiefs vs Steelers
13 Philip Rivers Chargers at Raiders
14 Carson Palmer Cardinals vs Buccaneers
15 Carson Wentz Eagles at Panthers
16 Trevor Siemian Broncos vs Giants
17 Case Keenum Vikings vs Packers
18 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers at Chiefs
19 Jacoby Brissett Colts at Titans
20 Josh McCown Jets vs Patriots

My Favorite Quarterback Match Up

Deshaun Watson vs Browns: Coming off back to back 33 plus fantasy points games, how can you not love Watson this week against the Browns? Since taking over as the starter, Watson is averaging 26.8 fantasy points per game and only has three turnovers. Watson gives fantasy owners the added bonus with his legs; averaging 40.8 rushing yard per game as the starter to go along with two rushing touchdowns. The Browns rank 29th against opposing quarterbacks giving up 20 fantasy points per game. If Watson has under 25 fantasy points this week against the team that trade their chance to get him away, it will only be because the Texans run the ball the whole second half.

Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Le’Veon Bell Steelers at Chiefs
2 Kareem Hunt Chiefs vs Steelers
3 Todd Gurley Rams at Jaguars
4 Leonard Fournette Jaguars vs Rams
5 Melvin Gordon Chargers at Raiders
6 Devonta Freeman Falcons vs Dolphins
7 DeMarco Murray Titans vs Colts
8 C.J. Anderson Broncos vs Giants
9 Christian McCaffrey Panthers vs Eagles
10 Mark Ingram Saints vs Lions
11 Carlos Hyde 49ers at Redskins
12 Jay Ajayi Dolphins at Falcons
13 Marshawn Lynch Raiders vs Chargers
14 Lamar Miller Texans vs Browns
15 Doug Martin Buccaneers at Cardinals
16 Ty Montgomery Packers at Vikings
17 Jordan Howard Bears at Ravens
18 Duke Johnson Jr Browns at Texans
19 Rob Kelley Redskins vs 49ers
20 Ameer Abdullah Lions at Saints
21 James White Patriots at Jets
22 Mike Gillislee Patriots at Jets
23 Alvin Kamara Saints vs Lions
24 Jerick McKinnon Vikings vs Packers
25 Javorius Allen Ravens vs Bears
26 Theo Riddick Lions at Saints
27 Andre Ellington Cardinals vs Buccaneers
28 Chris Thompson Redskins vs 49ers
29 Tevin Coleman Falcons vs Dolphins
30 Isaiah Crowell Browns at Texans
31 Tarik Cohen Bears at Ravens
32 Alex Collins Ravens vs Bears
33 Matt Forte Jets vs Patriots
34 Elijah McGuire Jets vs Patriots
35 LeGarrette Blount Eagles at Panthers
36 Latavius Murray Vikings vs Packers
37 Jonathan Stewart Panthers vs Eagles
38 Wayne Gallman Giants at Broncos
39 Adrian Peterson Cardinals vs Buccaneers
40 Derrick Henry Titans vs Colts

My Favorite Running Back Match Up

Ameer Abdullah at Saints: After coming off back to back double digit fantasy performances, Abdullah had a season low 4.4 fantasy last week against the Panthers. This week he should bounce back against the Saints, who rank 27th in the league giving up 27.9 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. The Lions haven’t had a 100 rushing yard running back in 56 straight games. The last Lions running back to reach 100 rushing yards? Reggie Bush in 2013. Abdullah has a real chance to break the century mark this week.

Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Julio Jones Falcons vs Dolphins
2 DeAndre Hopkins Texans vs Browns
3 Keenan Allen Chargers at Raiders
4 Stefon Diggs Vikings vs Packers
5 Antonio Brown Steelers at Chiefs
6 Michael Thomas Saints vs Lions
7 Jordy Nelson Packers at Vikings
8 Chris Hogan Patriots at Jets
9 T.Y. Hilton Colts at Titans
10 Jarvis Landry Dolphins at Falcons
11 Davante Adams Packers at Vikings
12 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals vs Buccaneers
13 Pierre Garcon 49ers at Redskins
14 Mike Evans Buccaneers at Cardinals
15 Golden Tate Lions at Saints
16 Adam Thielen Vikings vs Packers
17 Alshon Jeffery Eagles at Panthers
18 Brandin Cooks Patriots at Jets
19 Tyreek Hill Chiefs vs Steelers
20 Michael Crabtree Raiders vs Chargers
21 DeVante Parker Dolphins at Falcons
22 Rishard Matthews Titans vs Colts
23 Demaryius Thomas Broncos vs Giants
24 Kelvin Benjamin Panthers vs Eagles
25 Devin Funchess Panthers vs Eagles
26 Willie Snead Saints vs Lions
27 Randall Cobb Packers at Vikings
28 DeSean Jackson Buccaneers at Cardinals
29 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos vs Giants
30 Terrelle Pryor Redskins vs 49ers
31 Amari Cooper Raiders vs Chargers
32 John Brown Cardinals vs Buccaneers
33 Jamison Crowder Redskins vs 49ers
34 Jeremy Maclin Ravens vs Bears
35 Sterling Shepard Giants at Broncos
36 Marvin Jones Lions at Saints
37 Martavis Bryant Steelers at Chiefs
38 Tyrell Williams Chargers at Raiders
39 Danny Amendola Patriots at Jets
40 Will Fuller Texans vs Browns
41 Kenny Golladay Lions at Saints
42 Taylor Gabriel Falcons vs Dolphins
43 Erick Decker Titans vs Colts
44 Jermaine Kearse Jets vs Patriots
45 Robby Anderson Jets vs Patriots
46 Cooper Kupp Rams at Jaguars
47 Donte Moncrief Colts at Titans
48 Mike Wallace Ravens vs Bears
49 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers at Chiefs
50 Robert Woods Rams at Jaguars

My Favorite Wide Receiver Match Up

Davante Adams at Vikings: After leaving week four with a scary injury, Adams returned in week five with a bang. Against the Cowboys, Adams had seven catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winner; finishing the game with 25.6 fantasy points. This week he faces a Vikings defense that ranks 20th against opposing wide receivers, giving up 33.4 fantasy points per game. Jordy Nelson will likely see plenty of Xavier Rhodes, leaving Adams facing off against Trae Waynes; one of the most targeted cornerbacks in the league. Adams should be in line for another big game, and could finish with another top five performance this week.

Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski Patriots at Jets
2 Zach Ertz Eagles at Panthers
3 Travis Kelce Chiefs vs Steelers
4 Evan Engram Giants at Broncos
5 Jordan Reed Redskins vs 49ers
6 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jets vs Patriots
7 Kyle Rudolph Vikings vs Packers
8 Delanie Walker Titans vs Colts
9 Cameron Brate Buccaneers at Cardinals
10 Hunter Henry Chargers at Raiders
11 Jared Cook Raiders vs Chargers
12 Jack Doyle Colts at Titans
13 Ed Dickson Panthers vs Eagles
14 Benjamin Watson Ravens vs Bears
15 Coby Fleener Saints vs Lions
16 David Njoku Browns at Texans
17 Austin Hooper Falcons vs Dolphins
18 Eric Ebron Lions at Saints
19 George Kittle 49ers at Redskins
20 Zach Miller Bears at Ravens

My Favorite Tight End Match Up

Evan Engram at Broncos: Yes last week Engram had zero points against the Chargers, but now his situation has totally changed. Engram now has to step up as a focal point of the Giants passing attack. Over the first four games of the season, Engram averaged 11.3 fantasy points per game. This week Engram faces the Broncos, who rank 27th in the league against opposing tight ends, giving up an average of 15.1 fantasy points per game. I expect Engram to be targeted plenty this week and make the most of his targets.

Rank Team Opponent
1 Broncos vs Giants
2 Texans vs Browns
3 Jaguars vs Rams
4 Ravens vs Bears
5 Falcons vs Dolphins
6 Redskins vs 49ers
7 Rams at Jaguars
8 Panthers vs Eagles
9 Browns at Texans
10 Bears at Ravens
11 Eagles at Panthers
12 Cardinals vs Buccaneers
13 Titans vs Colts
14 Patriots at Jets
15 Vikings vs Packers

My Favorite Defense/Special Teams Match Up

Texans vs Browns: Despite losing both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus for the season with injuries, the Texans have good match up this week against the Browns’ terrible offense. Opposing defenses have registered 14 sacks and 13 turnovers against the Browns’ 31st ranked offense so far this season. The Texans should lead this game from the beginning forcing the Browns to abandoned the run leading to more sacks and turnovers for the Texans defense.

Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots at Jets
2 Justin Tucker Ravens vs Bears
3 Matt Bryant Falcons vs Dolphins
4 Wil Lutz Saints vs Lions
5 Ryan Succop Titans vs Colts
6 Matt Prater Lions at Saints
7 Dustin Hopkins Redskins vs 49ers
8 Giorgio Tavecchio Raiders vs Chargers
9 Harrison Butker Chiefs vs Steelers
10 Jake Elliott Eagles at Panthers
11 Graham Gano Panthers vs Eagles
12 Greg Zuerlein Rams at Jaguars

My Favorite Kicker Match Up

Stephen Gostkowski at Jets: With two straight weeks with 15 fantasy points, Gostkowski is currently tied for third in fantasy points per game among kickers. This week he faces the Jets in a game that is expected to be a blowout. The Patriots are expected to score plenty of points and whether it is on field goals or extra points, Gostkowski will be kicking plenty on Sunday.

About The Author Mike Fanelli

Mike is a former journalism major who spent all four years in high school working for the school newspaper. At 26 years old, he is happy to write for Breaking Football as it gives him a platform to get his fantasy football takes and sports opinions out there.