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2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

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.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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
Defense/Special Teams

Week 6 Waiver Wire

Week 6 Start or Sit

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