Fantasy owners were happy to get Joe Mixon back last week
It should come as no surprise that Todd Gurley remains atop the flex rankings for Week 6 of the fantasy season. In fact, you can pretty much go ahead and pencil him for the No. 1 spot (certainly no lower than third), the rest of the season. He is simply the best fantasy player in the game currently.
Coming in second this week for me is Melvin Gordon. He also happens to be my top DFS running back for Week 6. He has been consistent as they come this season and in as good of a matchup (at Cleveland) as one can hope for. We could be calling him three touchdowns Melvin next Monday. We shall see.
The Falcons and Buccaneers are lined up for a high-scoring battle and there is certainly fantasy goodness to go around in this one. There are the big names of course (Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Devonta Freeman, Calvin Ridley, Tevin Coleman), but some other complementary guys who may be productive in their own right (Mohamed Sanu, Ronald Jones II and Cameron Brate, for example).
Don't forget, with Detroit and New Orleans on bye this week that means no Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram (welcome back!), Michael Thomas, Golden Tate, Marvin Jones Jr., Kerryon Johnson or Kenny Golladay this week. Those are some big names.
Elsewhere, Joe Mixon will be looking to build off a solid Week 5 outing as he made his return from a knee injury. He'll get a Pittsburgh defense that has had its issues. Sony Michel has been rock-solid since getting more touches and he could be in line for another big game with New England set to go up against Kansas City in a matchup that should feature plenty of offense.
Remember, as the season progresses, bye weeks, injuries and breakout seasons can really impact these rankings, which hopefully makes them more valuable as we move forward.
Teams on bye: Detroit, New Orleans
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.