September 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) and tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) celebrates with wide receiver Roddy White (84) after a touchdown in the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Fantasy Football: Week 6 Rankings


Need help with preparing for your fantasy football league? The Fantasy Guru is here once again to give you a few tips on how to play the crazy game of fantasy football.

Rankings always generate a lot of debate – just look at the questions I answered in the mailbag last week about Cam Newton and Ryan Mathews. Some calls you get right, some you don’t. One thing is always true however – lineup decisions have to be made and you can use all the help you can get. Here’s my contribution to your push for a win this week.

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Quarterback

  • 1. Matt Ryan vs OAK
  • 2. Aaron Rodgers @ HOU
  • 3. Matt Schaub vs GB
  • 4. Matthew Stafford @ PHI
  • 5. Tom Brady @ SEA
  • 6. Peyton Manning @ SD
  • 7. Joe Flacco vs DAL
  • 8. Eli Manning @ SF
  • 9. Alex Smith vs NYG
  • 10. Robert Griffin III vs MIN
  • 11. Ben Roethlisberger @ TEN
  • 12. Michael Vick vs DET
  • 13. Tony Romo @ BAL
  • 14. Christian Ponder @ WAS
  • 15. Andrew Luck @ NYJ
  • 16. Philip Rivers vs DEN
  • 17. Kevin Kolb vs BUF
  • 18. Matt Hasselbeck vs PIT
  • 19. Josh Freeman vs KC
  • 20. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ ARI

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Running Back

  • 1. Arian Foster vs GB
  • 2. Trent Richardson vs CIN
  • 3. Jamaal Charles @ TB
  • 4. Ray Rice vs DAL
  • 5. LeSean McCoy vs DET
  • 6. Frank Gore vs NYG
  • 7. Darren McFadden vs ATL
  • 8. Reggie Bush vs STL
  • 9. DeMarco Murray @ BAL
  • 10. Alfred Morris vs MIN
  • 11. C.J. Spiller @ ARI
  • 12. Doug Martin vs KC
  • 13. Willis McGahee @ SD
  • 14. Michael Turner vs OAK
  • 15. Stevan Ridley @ SEA
  • 16. Adrian Peterson @ WAS
  • 17. Ryan Mathews vs DEN
  • 18. Benjarvus Green-Ellis @ CLE
  • 19. Marshawn Lynch vs NE
  • 20. Vick Ballard @ NYJ
  • 21. Rashard Mendenhall @ TEN
  • 22. Mikel Leshoure @ PHI
  • 23. Ahmad Bradshaw @ SF
  • 24. Chris Johnson vs PIT
  • 25. Steven Jackson @ MIA
  • 26. Fred Jackson @ ARI
  • 27. William Powell vs BUF
  • 28. Ben Tate vs GB
  • 29. James Starks @ HOU
  • 30. Shonn Greene vs IND
  • 31. LaGarrette Blount vs KC
  • 32. Jacquizz Rodgers vs OAK
  • 33. Joique Bell @ PHI
  • 34. Alex Green @ HOU
  • 35. LaRod Stephens-Howling vs BUF
  • 36. Dexter McCluster @ TB
  • 37. Kendall Hunter vs NYG
  • 38. Cedric Peerman @ CLE
  • 39. Jamie Harper vs PIT
  • 40. Brandon Bolden @ SEA

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 Wide Receiver

  • 1. A.J. Green @ CLE
  • 2. Percy Harvin @ WAS
  • 3. Calvin Johnson @ PHI
  • 4. Demaryius Thomas @ SD
  • 5. Roddy White vs OAK
  • 6. Andre Johnson vs GB
  • 7. Reggie Wayne @ NYJ
  • 8. Larry Fitzgerald vs BUF
  • 9. Victor Cruz @ SF
  • 10. Mike Wallace @ TEN
  • 11. Julio Jones vs OAK
  • 12. Wes Welker @ SEA
  • 13. Michael Crabtree vs NYG
  • 14. Dwayne Bowe @ TB
  • 15. Antonio Brown @ TEN
  • 16. DeSean Jackson vs DET
  • 17. Torrey Smith vs DAL
  • 18. Vincent Jackson vs KC
  • 19. Malcom Floyd vs DEN
  • 20. Miles Austin @ BAL
  • 21. Jordy Nelson @ HOU
  • 22. Pierre Garcon vs MIN
  • 23. Steve Johnson @ ARI
  • 24. Greg Jennings @ HOU
  • 25. Eric Decker @ SD
  • 26. Brandon Lloyd @ SEA
  • 27. James Jones @ HOU
  • 28. Anquan Boldin vs DAL
  • 29. Dez Bryant @ BAL
  • 30. Andre Roberts vs BUF
  • 31. Denarius Moore @ ATL
  • 32. Jeremy Kerley vs IND
  • 33. Robert Meachem vs DEN
  • 34. Andrew Hawkins @ CLE
  • 35. Donnie Avery @ IND
  • 36. Jeremy Maclin vs DET
  • 37. Dominik Hixon @ SF
  • 38. Sidney Rice vs NE
  • 39. Brian Hartline vs STL
  • 40. Kendall Wright vs PIT

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Tight End

  • 1. Tony Gonzalez vs OAK
  • 2. Antonio Gates vs DEN
  • 3. Rob Gronkowski @ SEA
  • 4. Jared Cook vs PIT
  • 5. Vernon Davis vs NYG
  • 6. Owen Daniels vs GB
  • 7. Jacob Tamme @ SD
  • 8. Brandon Pettigrew @ PHI
  • 9. Martellus Bennett @ SF
  • 10. Dennis Pitta vs DAL
  • 11. Jason Witten @ BAL
  • 12. Fred Davis vs MIN
  • 13. Heath Miller @ TEN
  • 14. Kyle Rudolph @ WAS
  • 15. Brent Celek vs DET
  • 16. Dwayne Allen @ NYJ
  • 17. Coby Fleener @ NYJ
  • 18. Scott Chandler @ ARI
  • 19. Aaron Hernandez @ SEA
  • 20. Jermichael Finley @ HOU

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That’s it for this week. Another Fantasy Mailbag will be on the way Friday – you can send your emails to SZ [email protected] – and also keep an eye out for a special fantasy feature coming out in the next fortnight. Finally, be sure to follow me on Twitter @chrissmithsz and watch for me on Sunday when I tend to be available for fantasy questions and opinions on the games as they happen.

Until next time, this is the Fantasy Guru signing off.

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  • helloT.Ds

    Wow, so u would start andrew hawkins over brian hartline? No bueno

    • http://www.facebook.com/GizzyDJ Chris Smith

      When you get that low in the rankings, it’s all about reliability. Hartline will have some big games and this week may well be one of them but Hawkins is one of those who will get a ton of targets and a decent number of receptions. It is close though – all depends on your strategy.