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Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

Tony Romo is now the No. 3 overall fantasy scorer following his 500-yard, 5-TD performance against Denver

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

1Peyton ManningDENvs. JACAt least we know he's human (20 TDs, INT).
2Drew BreesNOat NEBrees vs. Brady should be fun to watch.
3Tony RomoDALvs. WASFantasy owners could care less about the INT.
4Aaron RodgersGBat BALFairly quiet day (274-1-0) vs. Lions last week.
5Andrew LuckINDat SD (Mon.)Just one game w/ 260+ passing yards.
6Robert Griffin IIIWASat DALComing off of bye, gets 31st-ranked pass D.
7Cam NewtonCARat MINCam had 4 TOs (3 INTs, fumble) vs. Cardinals.
8Philip RiversSDvs. IND (Mon.)4th in yards, but 4 INTs in last 2 games.
9Matthew StaffordDETat CLEStafford really missed Megatron last week.
10Tom BradyNEvs. NOGot Amendola back last week, Gronk this week?
11Jay CutlerCHIvs. NYG (Thurs.)Slow start, but solid effort (358-2-0) vs. Saints.
12Russell WilsonSEAvs. TENAveraging less than 200 yards passing per game.
13Colin KaepernickSFvs. ARI412-3-0 in Week 1, 557-3-4 since.
14Terrelle PryorOAKat KCPut up 221-2-0 in return to lineup last week.
15Joe FlaccoBALvs. GBNumbers not matching up w/ contract thus far.
16Eli ManningNYGat CHI (Thurs.)Leading league with 12 INTs, just 8 TD passes.
17Alex SmithKCvs. OAK3 INTs in last two games, none in first three.
18Ben RoethlisbergerPITat NYJDid the Steelers fix things during bye week?
19Nick FolesPHIat TBGets first start w/ Vick nursing hamstring injury.
20Matt SchaubHOUvs. STLSquarely on hot seat after 3 more INTs vs. SF.
21Andy DaltonCINat BUFSeason-high is 280 yards passing (Week 2).
22Sam BradfordSTLat HOUAveraging 6.1 yards per attempt (32nd in NFL).
23Chad HenneJACat DENBroncos dead last in league in pass D (347 ypg).
24Geno SmithNYJvs. PITDazzled on MNF: 16-of-20, 180-3-0 and 0 TOs.
25Carson PalmerARIat SF5:9 TD:INT ratio not going to get job done.
26Mike GlennonTBvs. PHICan rookie take advantage of PHI pass D?
27Ryan FitzpatrickTENat SEASolid in debut, but tough road test ahead.
28Brandon WeedenCLEvs. DETBack 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

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams


Week 6 Waiver Wire

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