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Week 6 Fantasy PPR RB Rankings | Sporting News

Austin Ekeler was a fantasy stud through four weeks without Melvin Gordon playing. We all figured that Gordon’s return would knock him down a notch, and in a sense, it did. Ekeler only had three carries last week, and that would suggest his placement even in our Week 6 RB PPR rankings would fall. However, he caught 15 passes on 16 targets. Even though he didn’t get much more than five yards per catch, that’s a running back that PPR owners would love to have. Of course, there’s still a bit of uncertainty. Maybe Gordon still steals a few more snaps, and maybe the Chargers won’t be in comeback mkode every game. But man, it looks like when Ekeler is on the field, he’ll be getting thrown to.

Because of that remarkable performance, Ekeler is the highest riser in our PPR RB rankings compared to standard. He’s not alone, of course. Stalwarts like James White and surprise PPR weapon Leonard Fournette both figure higher into these rankings, too.

WEEK 6 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Just as with standard league owners, PPR owners of Saquon Barkley will be eagerly awaiting his status for Thursday Night Football in New England. It’s not a great matchup, but as I wrote in the standard rankings, if you have Barkley and he’s playing, you’re playing him. 

WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS: Wide receiver | Tight end

Damien Williams (vs. Texans) gets a favorable PPR matchup, as Houston has allowed the most receptions to running backs this season. They have faced some of the top-tier pass-catching backs, so maybe that’s skewed, but they also have allowed nine receptions to RBs per game, so it’s not all random, either. Williams should have a good game for PPR owners. Mark Ingram (vs. Bengals) gets a great matchup all around, but Cincinnati is especially poor against receiving backs, so Ingram might find some added success there in Week 6.

There is reason to assume Todd Gurley (vs. 49ers) will have a poorer PPR week, as the Niners have allowed the fewest catches and second-fewest yards to backs. The lowest yardage allowed via the air to RBs has been by the Falcons, so although you’re not sitting David Johnson this week in any format, his PPR value may actually not live up to its usual standard.

Before we get to the rankings, Week 6 byes mean that the following players are off: David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen, Frank Gore and Devin Singletary, Josh Jacobs , and Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines.

Reminder: Check back for frequent updates during the week. For individual analysis of key RBs, check out our standard RB rankings.

Week 6 Fantasy PPR Rankings: RBs

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

1 Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. TB (in UK)
2 Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYJ
3 Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. PHI
4 Saquon Barkley, NYG @ NE
5 Alvin Kamara, NO @ JAX
6 David Johnson, ARI vs. ATL
7 Aaron Jones, GB vs. DET
8 Mark Ingram, BAL vs. CIN
9 Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB
10 Joe Mixon, CIN @ BAL
11 Nick Chubb, CLE vs. SEA
12 Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. DAL
13 James Conner, PIT @ LAC
14 Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. PIT
15 Derrick Henry, TEN @ DEN
16 Leonard Fournette, JAX vs. NO
17 Todd Gurley, LAR vs. SF
18 Chris Carson, SEA @ CLE
19 Kenyan Drake, MIA vs. WAS
20 Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. TEN
21 Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. PIT
22 James White, NE vs. NYG
23 Damien Williams, KC vs. HOU
24 Carlos Hyde, HOU @ KC
25 Sony Michel, NE vs. NYG
26 Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIA
27 Royce Freeman, DEN vs. TEN
28 Devonta Freeman, ATL @ ARZ
29 Chris Thompson, WAS @ MIA
30 Miles Sanders, PHI @ MIN
31 Ronald Jones, TB vs. CAR (in UK)
32 Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ KC
33 Raheem Mostert, SF @ LAR
34 Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ LAC
35 LeSean McCoy, KC vs. HOU
36 Jordan Howard, PHI @ MIN
37 Ito Smith, ATL @ ARZ
38 Peyton Barber, TB vs. CAR (in UK)
39 Mark Walton, MIA vs. WAS
40 Tevin Coleman, SF @ LAR
41 Latavius Murray, NO @ JAX
42 Rashaad Penny, SEA @ CLE
43 Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. ATL
44 Matt Breida, SF @ LAR
45 Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. PHI
46 Rex Burkhead, NE vs. NYG
47 Jon Hilliman, NYG @ NE
48 Dion Lewis, TEN @ DEN
49 Giovani Bernard, CIN @ BAL
50 Gus Edwards, BAL vs. CIN
51 Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. SF
52 Tra Carson, Packers vs. Lions
53 Ty Montgomery, NYJ vs. DAL
54 Darrel Williams, KC vs. HOU
55 C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CLE
56 Dontrell Hilliard, CLE vs. SEA

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