Last week, I was asked to provide my top-five Fantasy quarterbacks for the rest of the season, so I thought I’d share it here before we get into the Week 6 QB rankings.
While Andrew Luck has the most Fantasy points, I still considered Peyton Manning to be the top Fantasy QB going forward. He came through for me against the Cardinals with a career game (479 passing yards and four touchdowns), and nobody has the weapons he does in the passing game. It’s time to start considering him as the greatest Fantasy quarterback of all-time.
I’m trying to think of who would even be in second place, and I’m struggling. Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre both definitely get consideration.
Speaking of which, Rodgers’ 12 passing touchdowns has only been surpassed by Manning, and Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb will give Julio Jones and Roddy White a battle for the top WR duo this season. Rodgers is my No. 2 for rest-of-season rankings for quarterbacks.
I don’t think there’s any doubt that Luck has been the best Fantasy quarterback so far, and I had pimped him out before the season started as the only QB I think that will force his way into the top-three at the position for next year.
Drew Brees hasn’t had an awesome season (by his usual standards), with just nine touchdowns now, through five games. His 1,574 passing yards, however, ranks third in the league.
Among the biggest surprises so far at this position, you have to give Jay Cutler a lot of credit, but then you remember he’s likely going to be hurt for three or four weeks at some point in the coming months. That’s why he was ranked lower than where he’s currently producing. Cutler is currently third among QBs, behind Luck and Rivers, in Fantasy scoring.
Cam Newton, Nick Foles, Tom Brady, Carson Palmer and Robert Griffin III have been major disappointments, even though some of them can blame injuries for that.
These Week 6 QB rankings should also help you in Daily Fantasy play, too. Especially for the Fan vs. Machine instant snake drafts on SKYLLZONE.com. Download the free draft app on iTunes, or just draft off your computer. Everyone gets one free draft per day, and you can win SKYLL Points that you can use for entry into the Cash games – where you can win $15 for first place, and $5 for second place. These rankings will help you do just that!
Week 6 QB Rankings
These rankings are based on standard Fantasy leagues with four points per touchdown and minus-one point for interceptions.
Let us know which sleepers you like in the Week 6 QB Rankings that we might have gotten wrong! Did we rank your starter too low? Your backup too high?
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.