Week 6 Fantasy PPR RB Rankings

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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

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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. (Update 10/8: Barkley looks unlikely to play.)

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. (Update: Gurley is doubtful for this week.) 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.

WEEK 6 DFS LINEUPS:
Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP

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.

WEEK 6: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts

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.

13 Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. PIT

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Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. TB (in UK)

2

Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYJ

3

Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. PHI

4

Alvin Kamara, NO @ JAX

5

David Johnson, ARI vs. ATL

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Aaron Jones, GB vs. DET

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Mark Ingram, BAL vs. CIN

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Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB

9

Joe Mixon, CIN @ BAL

10

Nick Chubb, CLE vs. SEA

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Le'Veon Bell, NYJ vs. DAL

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James Conner, PIT @ LAC

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Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. PIT

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Derrick Henry, TEN @ DEN

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Leonard Fournette, JAX vs. NO

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Chris Carson, SEA @ CLE

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Kenyan Drake, MIA vs. WAS

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Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. TEN

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Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. PIT

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James White, NE vs. NYG

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Damien Williams, KC vs. HOU

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Carlos Hyde, HOU @ KC

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Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. SF

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Sony Michel, NE vs. NYG

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Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIA

26

Royce Freeman, DEN vs. TEN

27

Devonta Freeman, ATL @ ARZ

28

Matt Breida, SF @ LAR

29

Chris Thompson, WAS @ MIA

30

Miles Sanders, PHI @ MIN

31

Ronald Jones, TB vs. CAR (in UK)

32

Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ KC

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Tevin Coleman, SF @ LAR

34

Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. ATL

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Jon Hilliman, NYG @ NE

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LeSean McCoy, KC vs. HOU

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Jordan Howard, PHI @ MIN

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Darrell Henderson, LAR vs. SF

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Ito Smith, ATL @ ARZ

40

Peyton Barber, TB vs. CAR (in UK)

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Mark Walton, MIA vs. WAS

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Latavius Murray, NO @ JAX

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Rashaad Penny, SEA @ CLE

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Raheem Mostert, SF @ LAR

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Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. PHI

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Dion Lewis, TEN @ DEN

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Giovani Bernard, CIN @ BAL

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Gus Edwards, BAL vs. CIN

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Tra Carson, Packers vs. Lions

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Ty Montgomery, NYJ vs. DAL

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Darrel Williams, KC vs. HOU

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C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CLE

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Dontrell Hilliard, CLE vs. SEA

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