Week 6 Fantasy Football Update

by JK Karlson

The injuries are piling up, just ask the New York Giants. At this point in the fantasy season it’s all about making the best choices (don’t keep Odell Beckham, Jr. on your roster, he’s having ankle surgery – he’s not coming back). If you want to be a winner, you have to check the waiver wire and set your rosters on Tuesday. This game takes time and dedication – those players aren’t going to be able to win this without their expert coach (that’s you!) making all the right moves. You wait until Thursday and you’ll be left with slim pickens after injuries, BYE weeks, and “that guy” who is on track with his Tuesday morning roster adjusting.

This Week’s Rankings


Tom Brady
Aaron Rodgers
Matt Ryan
Cam Newton
Kirk Cousins
DeShaun Watson
Matthew Stafford
Drew Brees
Jameis Winston
Carson Wentz

*Note: Alex Smith is the leading fantasy points QB this season through Week 5. Though I still feel Smith is unreliable he seems determined to prove me wrong this year. You’d be wrong to sit a QB with a close to 80% pass rate and over 30 fantasy points in 3 out of 5 games.
- You should also play Phillip Rivers this week – and every other week.


Kareem Hunt
Todd Gurley
Leonard Fournette
Lamar Miller
CJ Anderson
Melvin Gordon
Doug Martin
Mike Gillislee
Jordan Howard
DeMarco Murray


DeAndre Hopkins
Stefon Diggs
Chris Hogan
Jordy Nelson
Julio Jones
Michael Thomas
Mike Evans
Antonio Brown
T.Y. Hilton
Keenan Allen

*Note: Brandin Cooks and Devante Adams easily make this list if I didn’t limit it to 10. I don’t like doubling up on receivers from the same team, unless your other wide receiver choices are clearly not on par as No. 1s (which Adams and Cooks definitely are). 
-Also watch for Sterling Shepard (currently Questionable). With Odell Beckham, Jr. and Brandon Marshall out, there’s no one left for Eli Manning to throw to (not that it will likely improve the Giants’ record anyway) but someone has to score points.


Zach Ertz
Travis Kelce
Rob Gronkowski
Cameron Brate
Delanie Walker
Kyle Rudolph
Jordan Reed
Evan Engram
Hunter Henry
Jared Cook

*Note: Jesse James is declining, along with the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers team. Only play him if you have injury issues or your #1 is on a bye week.


Don’t play the Patriots D, they are far too flakey to rely on this season.

J.K. Karlson

J.K. Karlson is a connoisseur of football, actual and fantasy. Commissioner of her fantasy league and winner of championships. Charity work includes setting lineups for those in need and helping others reach their fantasy best.

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