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In our latest week 6 there are 26 wide receivers whose projected rank is much lower than their actual fantasy rank. San Francisco Defense (#19) and Philadelphia Defense (#23) are a couple defenses who are projected to come up short of their season rank. But of all the defenses with a lower ranking, Houston Defense is the lowest ranking one at #26, down from #14(actual rank). The Dallas Defense should have a particularly strong week. Below are projected rankings for Week 6 fantasy defenses. Teams marked with an asterisk (*) are owned in less than 65% of leagues. The best pickup to consider is the Washington Defense.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
Cowboys 14 FP +Packers 11.2 FPJets* 9.1 FP
Redskins* 13.7 FP +Chargers 10.6 FP +Cardinals* 9.1 FP
Patriots 13.6 FPSteelers* 10.4 FP -Eagles* 9 FP -
Saints 12.6 FP +Broncos* 10.3 FPBuccaneers* 8.8 FP
Seahawks 12.2 FP +Vikings 10.3 FP -Lions* 8.8 FP
Ravens 11.6 FP +Dolphins* 10.1 FPTexans* 7.7 FP -
Rams 11.5 FP +Falcons* 9.8 FPBengals* 7.5 FP
Titans 11.5 FPBrowns* 9.7 FPGiants* 5.7 FP
Chiefs* 11.5 FP49ers* 9.5 FP ---
Panthers 11.2 FPJaguars 9.3 FP +--

Top 30 Projected Quarterbacks Week 6

There are 11 quarterbacks whose projected week 6 rank is much better than their actual rank. Lamar Jackson, at #1, is the highest ranking quarterback of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 quarterbacks who are projected to be week 6 fantasy busts. Carson Wentz, for example, is projected to be just the #20 quarterback. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners. There are a number of quarterbacks projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Andy Dalton, at #13, is the highest ranking quarterback of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
L. Jackson (BAL) 29.9 FP +A. Rodgers (GB) 20.8 FP +D. Jones (NYG) 14.7 FP +
P. Mahomes (KC) 27.3 FPP. Rivers (LAC) 19.1 FP +J. Flacco* (DEN) 14.4 FP
T. Brady (NE) 25.3 FP +A. Dalton* (CIN) 19 FP +J. Rosen* (MIA) 13.1 FP
M. Ryan (ATL) 25.2 FPM. Stafford (DET) 18.6 FPS. Darnold* (NYJ) 12 FP
K. Murray (ARI) 25.1 FP +J. Garoppolo (SF) 18.2 FP +C. McCoy* (WAS) 7.1 FP
R. Wilson (SEA) 23.9 FPG. Minshew (JAC) 17.9 FP -C. Keenum* (WAS) 7 FP
D. Prescott (DAL) 23.4 FPM. Mariota* (TEN) 17.4 FPT. Hill* (NO) 3.6 FP
D. Watson (HOU) 23.4 FPK. Cousins* (MIN) 17.2 FP +D. Haskins* (WAS) 1.7 FP
J. Goff (LAR) 22.8 FP +B. Mayfield (CLE) 16.9 FP +--
J. Winston (TB) 21.6 FPC. Wentz (PHI) 16.8 FP ---

Top 60 Projected Running Backs Week 6

If you need help at running back there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in week 6. Chase Edmonds, at #34, is the highest ranking running back of this waiver wire group. There are 20 running backs that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better in week 6 than their actual fantasy rank. Alvin Kamara, at #5, is the highest ranking running back of this 'must start' group. There are only 3 running backs who are projected to be week 6 fantasy busts. LeSean McCoy, for example, is projected to be just the #37 running back. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
C. McCaffrey (CAR) 20.5 FPJ. Mixon (CIN) 10 FP +A. Mattison* (MIN) 5.7 FP
D. Cook (MIN) 17.1 FPC. Thompson (WAS) 9.8 FP +M. Brown* (LAR) 5.4 FP
A. Jones (GB) 15.6 FPJ. White (NE) 9.6 FP +R. Mostert* (SF) 5.4 FP
N. Chubb (CLE) 15.6 FPM. Breida (SF) 9.5 FPG. Bernard* (CIN) 5.2 FP
A. Kamara (NO) 15.1 FP +K. Drake (MIA) 9.4 FP +J. Williams* (GB) 5 FP
M. Ingram (BAL) 14.9 FPD. Williams (KC) 9.2 FP +T. Pollard* (DAL) 4.9 FP
E. Elliott (DAL) 14.4 FP +T. Coleman (SF) 9 FP +L. Murray* (NO) 4.8 FP +
D. Johnson (ARI) 13.5 FP +C. Hyde (HOU) 9 FPD. Lewis* (TEN) 4.8 FP
L. Fournette (JAC) 13.3 FPJ. Howard (PHI) 8 FP -T. Johnson* (DET) 4.7 FP
L. Bell (NYJ) 13.2 FP +A. Peterson (WAS) 8 FP +M. Walton* (MIA) 4.6 FP
D. Henry (TEN) 12.5 FPR. Jones (TB) 7.9 FPG. Edwards* (BAL) 3.9 FP
M. Gordon (LAC) 12.3 FP +R. Freeman (DEN) 7.5 FPJ. McKissic* (DET) 3.8 FP
C. Carson (SEA) 12.2 FP +P. Barber (TB) 7.3 FPR. Armstead* (JAC) 3.7 FP
K. Johnson (DET) 12 FP +C. Edmonds* (ARI) 7.2 FPT. Montgomery* (NYJ) 3.7 FP
J. Conner (PIT) 11.1 FP +D. Johnson (HOU) 7.2 FP +R. Bonnafon* (CAR) 3.3 FP
D. Freeman (ATL) 10.8 FP +I. Smith* (ATL) 6.9 FPD. Ogunbowale* (TB) 2.9 FP
S. Michel (NE) 10.8 FP +L. McCoy (KC) 6.9 FP -J. Hill* (BAL) 2.7 FP
T. Gurley (LAR) 10.6 FPM. Sanders (PHI) 6.4 FPJ. Jackson* (LAC) 1.6 FP
P. Lindsay (DEN) 10.4 FPB. Bolden* (NE) 6.2 FPA. Sherman* (KC) 1.4 FP
A. Ekeler (LAC) 10.3 FP -R. Penny (SEA) 6 FP +K. Ballage* (MIA) 1.4 FP

Top 90 Projected Wide Receivers Week 6

There are a number of wide receivers projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Auden Tate, at #34, is the highest ranking wide receiver of this waiver wire group. There are 26 wide receivers whose projected week 6 rank is much better than their actual rank. At #1, Julio Jones is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 wide receivers who are projected to be week 6 fantasy busts. Sammy Watkins, for example, is projected to be just the #53 wide receiver. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-3031-6061-90
J. Jones (ATL) 12.9 FP +M. Sanu (ATL) 7.4 FP +W. Snead* (BAL) 4.9 FP
C. Godwin (TB) 12.7 FPC. Samuel (CAR) 7.4 FP +J. Meyers* (NE) 4.7 FP
C. Kupp (LAR) 12.7 FPM. Jones (DET) 7.4 FP +N. Agholor* (PHI) 4.7 FP
L. Fitzgerald (ARI) 12.2 FP +A. Tate* (CIN) 7.3 FP +K. Johnson* (ARI) 4.6 FP
A. Cooper (DAL) 12.2 FPA. Jeffery (PHI) 7.3 FP +A. Callaway* (CLE) 4.6 FP
D. Chark (JAC) 11.7 FPD. Metcalf (SEA) 7.3 FPD. Willis* (CIN) 4.6 FP
D. Hopkins (HOU) 11.6 FP +M. Goodwin* (SF) 7 FPA. Wilson* (MIA) 4.6 FP
J. Edelman (NE) 11.5 FP +S. Diggs (MIN) 7 FP +T. Smith* (NO) 4.6 FP
M. Thomas (NO) 11.4 FPR. Anderson* (NYJ) 6.9 FP +C. Conley* (JAC) 4.5 FP
K. Allen (LAC) 10.9 FPC. Kirk (ARI) 6.9 FP +T. Ginn* (NO) 4.5 FP
M. Evans (TB) 10.7 FPK. Stills* (HOU) 6.9 FPD. Thomas* (NYJ) 4.5 FP
A. Thielen (MIN) 10.6 FPP. Richardson* (WAS) 6.8 FPJ. Wright* (CAR) 4.4 FP
C. Sutton (DEN) 10.2 FPA. Brown* (TEN) 6.5 FPD. Smith* (DAL) 4.1 FP
T. McLaurin (WAS) 10.1 FPM. Valdes-Scantling (GB) 6.4 FP +D. Moore* (SEA) 4 FP
O. Beckham (CLE) 10.1 FP +M. Williams (LAC) 6.4 FP +A. Humphries* (TEN) 3.9 FP
D. Moore (CAR) 10.1 FP +D. Robinson (KC) 6.2 FP -T. Quinn* (WAS) 3.8 FP
M. Brown (BAL) 9.9 FPT. Hill (KC) 6.2 FP +R. Higgins* (CLE) 3.8 FP
R. Woods (LAR) 9.7 FP +G. Tate (NYG) 6.1 FP +D. Pettis* (SF) 3.8 FP
T. Boyd (CIN) 9.7 FP +D. Samuel* (SF) 6 FPD. Slayton* (NYG) 3.5 FP
J. Gordon (NE) 9.5 FP +J. Crowder* (NYJ) 6 FP +T. Benjamin* (LAC) 3.4 FP
T. Lockett (SEA) 9.4 FPD. Westbrook (JAC) 6 FPS. Sims* (WAS) 3.4 FP
J. Landry (CLE) 9.1 FP +G. Allison* (GB) 5.9 FPJa. Brown* (SEA) 3.2 FP
M. Gallup (DAL) 9.1 FP +S. Watkins (KC) 5.8 FP -A. Hurns* (MIA) 3.2 FP
W. Fuller (HOU) 9.1 FPM. Hardman (KC) 5.7 FPM. Boykin* (BAL) 3.2 FP
B. Cooks (LAR) 9.1 FP +D. Parker* (MIA) 5.6 FPV. Smith* (NYJ) 3 FP
K. Golladay (DET) 8.8 FPC. Davis* (TEN) 5.6 FPB. Perriman* (TB) 2.8 FP
C. Ridley (ATL) 8.7 FPD. Johnson* (PIT) 5.5 FPD. Byrd* (ARI) 2.8 FP
D. Adams (GB) 8.7 FP +D. Amendola* (DET) 5.4 FPM. Hall* (DET) 2.6 FP
J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) 8.5 FPR. Cobb* (DAL) 5.2 FPO. Johnson* (MIN) 2.6 FP
E. Sanders (DEN) 8 FPP. Williams* (MIA) 5.1 FPS. Roberts* (BAL) 2.5 FP

Top 30 Projected Tight Ends Week 6

There are a number of tight ends projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #11, Ricky Seals-Jones is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 tight ends whose week 6 projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #2, Mark Andrews is the highest ranking must start. Will Dissly is the only tight end who is projected to have a significantly worse week than normal.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
T. Kelce (KC) 10.7 FPR. Seals-Jones* (CLE) 4.9 FPT. Eifert* (CIN) 3.9 FP
M. Andrews (BAL) 10.1 FP +T. Hockenson (DET) 4.8 FPC. Brate* (TB) 3.9 FP
G. Kittle (SF) 8.3 FP +O. Howard (TB) 4.7 FP +N. Fant* (DEN) 3.8 FP
G. Olsen (CAR) 8.1 FP +J. Witten* (DAL) 4.7 FPM. LaCosse* (NE) 3.7 FP
A. Hooper (ATL) 7.3 FPV. Davis* (WAS) 4.6 FPJ. Akins* (HOU) 3.5 FP
Z. Ertz (PHI) 7.1 FPJ. Cook (NO) 4.5 FP +C. Clay* (ARI) 3.4 FP
W. Dissly (SEA) 6.9 FP -V. McDonald* (PIT) 4.3 FPD. Fells* (HOU) 3.3 FP
D. Walker (TEN) 5.9 FPT. Higbee* (LAR) 4.3 FPG. Swaim* (JAC) 2.8 FP
J. Graham (GB) 5.7 FP +H. Hurst* (BAL) 4.1 FPJ. Sprinkle* (WAS) 2.8 FP
G. Everett (LAR) 5 FPR. Izzo* (NE) 4.1 FPM. Lewis* (GB) 2.8 FP

Top 30 Projected Kickers Week 6

There are a number of kickers projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Matt Gay, at #6, is the highest ranking kicker of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 kickers whose week 6 projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #1, Justin Tucker is the highest ranking must start. Josh Lambo is the only kicker who is projected to have a significantly worse week than normal.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Tucker (BAL) 11.7 FP +R. Bullock* (CIN) 6.5 FPB. McManus* (DEN) 5.5 FP
M. Nugent (NE) 9.4 FP +M. Bryant* (ATL) 6.4 FPJ. Elliott (PHI) 5.5 FP
G. Zuerlein (LAR) 9.1 FPM. Crosby (GB) 6.3 FPS. Ficken* (NYJ) 5.2 FP
R. Gould (SF) 8.4 FP +A. Seibert* (CLE) 6.3 FPJ. Myers* (SEA) 5.1 FP
J. Slye (CAR) 8.2 FPB. Maher* (DAL) 6.3 FP +C. Boswell* (PIT) 4.9 FP
M. Gay* (TB) 7.9 FPM. Prater* (DET) 6.2 FPJ. Sanders* (MIA) 4.2 FP
H. Butker (KC) 7.6 FPC. Parkey* (TEN) 6.1 FPA. Rosas* (NYG) 3.8 FP
W. Lutz (NO) 6.7 FPD. Hopkins* (WAS) 6 FP--
K. Fairbairn (HOU) 6.7 FP +D. Bailey* (MIN) 6 FP--
Z. Gonzalez* (ARI) 6.6 FPJ. Lambo* (JAC) 5.9 FP ---