After Week 6, fantasy owners can gingerly say Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is matchup-proof, which is one of the reasons he leads of this week’s positional rankings Against the vaunted Seahawks defense (in Seattle no less), Ryan threw for 335 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He and Julio Jones are connecting no matter what opposing defenses are throwing at them. San Diego has given up at least a touchdown in every game the Chargers have played so far this season, and Ryan, back at home, should be one of, if not the, top fantasy quarterbacks for Week 7.
Ryan’s counterpart in that game, Philip Rivers, checks in at No. 2 because this is a game that could develop into a high-scoring affair, otherwise known as a fantasy owner’s dream. The Falcons are giving up the third-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. And even though the defense has looked better in recent weeks, Rivers should still wind up with plenty of opportunities to throw the ball all over the field.
Teams on bye: Carolina, Dallas
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.