Tony Romo may not top Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 6 quarterback rankings, but you still have tip your hat to the Cowboys' signal-caller. As far as fantasy owners are concerned, the late interception is entirely forgivable considering the 506 yards and five touchdowns he put against Denver last week. Romo did what no other quarterback has been able to thus far, out-produce Peyton Manning in the same game, although No. 18 showed something "new" in his arsenal when he stunned everyone, including his teammates, and rumbled for a touchdown late in the second quarter. Yes, he threw his first interception of the season, but he now has a total of 21 touchdowns in five games. And next up for the Broncos' offensive machine? The lowly Jaguars. Enjoy.
Romo will look to continue his strong play (1,523-13-2) when the Cowboys host the Redskins Sunday night. Robert Griffin III hasn't been the same dynamic playmaker he was during his rookie season, but he does return to the site of one of his better games from 2012. Last Thanksgiving, RG3 threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns to lead the 'Skins to a 38-31 victory that helped eventually propel them to the NFC East title. Perhaps this will be just the stage to get RG3 back on track.
Speaking of getting back on track, that's exactly what Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense are hoping to do following a disappointing showing last week in Cincinnati. New England will host New Orleans and while Brady's chances at tying Drew Brees' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass are no more, it does look like Brady will finally have all of his weapons back. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to make his season debut, which comes on the heels of wide receiver Danny Amendola's return to the lineup last week. Brees has a pretty good tight end of his own in Jimmy Graham, not to mention a host of other playmakers that should make this an entertaining game to watch.
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 website can give you.
2013 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Miami
At least we know he's human (20 TDs, INT).
Brees vs. Brady should be fun to watch.
Fantasy owners could care less about the INT.
Fairly quiet day (274-1-0) vs. Lions last week.
at SD (Mon.)
Just one game w/ 260+ passing yards.
Robert Griffin III
Coming off of bye, gets 31st-ranked pass D.
Cam had 4 TOs (3 INTs, fumble) vs. Cardinals.
vs. IND (Mon.)
4th in yards, but 4 INTs in last 2 games.
Stafford really missed Megatron last week.
Got Amendola back last week, Gronk this week?
vs. NYG (Thurs.)
Slow start, but solid effort (358-2-0) vs. Saints.
Averaging less than 200 yards passing per game.
412-3-0 in Week 1, 557-3-4 since.
Put up 221-2-0 in return to lineup last week.
Numbers not matching up w/ contract thus far.
at CHI (Thurs.)
Leading league with 12 INTs, just 8 TD passes.
3 INTs in last two games, none in first three.
Did the Steelers fix things during bye week?
Gets first start w/ Vick nursing hamstring injury.
Squarely on hot seat after 3 more INTs vs. SF.
Season-high is 280 yards passing (Week 2).
Averaging 6.1 yards per attempt (32nd in NFL).
Broncos dead last in league in pass D (347 ypg).
Dazzled on MNF: 16-of-20, 180-3-0 and 0 TOs.
5:9 TD:INT ratio not going to get job done.
Can rookie take advantage of PHI pass D?
Solid in debut, but tough road test ahead.
Back in as starter w/ Hoyer (ACL) out for season.
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