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2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

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Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans are on bye this week.

2012 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Matt Ryan

ATL

vs. OAK

Ryan: 13 TDs, 3 INTs; Oakland pass D: 9 TDs, 0 INTs.

2

Aaron Rodgers

GB

at HOU

Texans No. 6 vs. pass (6 TD passes, 7 INTs).

3

Eli Manning

NYG

at SF

Put up 316-2-0 vs. 49ers in last season's NFC title game.

4

Peyton Manning

DEN

at SD (Mon.)

Averaging 338 yds (8 TDs, 0 INTs) over last three games.

5

Tom Brady

NE

at SEA

Hawks have already held Rodgers and Romo in check. Brady next?

6

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

at TEN (Thurs.)

Titans have allowed 12 TD passes, have just 3 INTs.

7

Matthew Stafford

DET

at PHI

Has 3 TDs, 4 INTs so far, compared to 11, 3 in 2011.

8

Robert Griffin III

WAS

vs. MIN

Cleared to practice (concussion), but monitor status closely.

9

Philip Rivers

SD

vs. DEN (Mon.)

Put up first 300-yard game (354-2-1) last week vs. Saints.

10

Michael Vick

PHI

vs. DET

Turnovers hurting team, his fantasy production.

11

Tony Romo

DAL

at BAL

Had bye week to put 5-INT Week 4 debacle behind him, hopefully.

12

Andrew Luck

IND

at NYJ

Rookie came up big (362-2-1, rush TD) in comeback win vs. Packers.

13

Joe Flacco

BAL

vs. DAL

Owners hope last week (187-0-1) vs. Chiefs is just a fluke.

14

Matt Schaub

HOU

vs. GB

Not very sharp (14-of-28, 209-1-1) vs. Jets on MNF.

15

Andy Dalton

CIN

at CLE

Went for 318-3-1 in Week 2 vs. Browns.

16

Christian Ponder

MIN

at WAS

Threw first two picks of season vs. Titans, 'Skins last in pass D.

17

Carson Palmer

OAK

at ATL

Falcons have been stronger against pass than run so far.

18

Alex Smith

SF

vs. NYG

Leads NFL in passer rating (108.7), put up 303-3 vs. Bills.

19

Kevin Kolb

ARI

vs. BUF

Bills allowing 29.0 fantasy points per game to QBs.

20

Josh Freeman

TB

vs. KC

Looking to get off to strong start coming off of bye.

21

Ryan Fitzpatrick

BUF

at ARI

Struggled (126-0-1) vs. 49ers, Cardinals shouldn't be as tough.

22

Brandon Weeden

CLE

vs. CIN

Had best game so far (322-2-0) vs. Bengals in Week 2.

23

Sam Bradford

STL

at MIA

Looking for new top target with Amendola sidelined for a while.

24

Matt Hasselbeck

TEN

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

Hasn't been very sharp (393 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs) since taking over.

25

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

vs. STL

Has 2 TDs, 6 INTs so far. Rams have allowed 2 TDs w/ 8 INTs.

26

Russell Wilson

SEA

vs. NE

Could be in for another long afternoon against Pats pressure.

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Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Week 6 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 6 Waiver Wire

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