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Top 25 QBs for Week 6 fantasy football

We’ve got a potential shootout in the desert, and Gardner Minshew has an intriguing home matchup. Here are our top 25 fantasy football quarterback plays for Week 6.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan shake hands after a game at NRG Stadium. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Week 6 of the NFL season is upon us, and we continue to await the return of quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Cam Newton. Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Allen will continue starting in their places.

More bye weeks means a few less options each week at QB, but that really just boils down to the bottom on the player pool being a bit weaker. This week’s byes include the Buffalo Bills (Josh Allen), Chicago Bears (Chase Daniel/Mitchell Trubisky), Indianapolis Colts (Jacoby Brissett), and Oakland Raiders (Derek Carr).

Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson top the rankings per usual, and Deshaun Watson has another strong matchup coming off a spectacular game. Matt Ryan and Kyler Murray go head-to-head in a potential shootout in Arizona, as both should be popular QB plays in Week 6. Gardner Minshew should be a popular value play, returning home after a big game to face a Saints defense that’s allowed the most fantasy points to QB.

Quarterback Rankings, Week 6

RK Player Team Opp
RK Player Team Opp
1 Patrick Mahomes KC HOU
2 Lamar Jackson BAL CIN
3 Deshaun Watson HOU @KC
4 Matt Ryan ATL @ARI
5 Kyler Murray ARI ATL
6 Tom Brady NE NYG
7 Russell Wilson SEA @CLE
8 Dak Prescott DAL @NYJ
9 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @LAR
10 Jared Goff LAR SF
11 Gardner Minshew JAX NO
12 Kirk Cousins MIN PHI
13 Aaron Rodgers GB DET
14 Philip Rivers LAC PIT
15 Matthew Stafford DET @GB
16 Carson Wentz PHI @MIN
17 Baker Mayfield CLE SEA
18 Jameis Winston TB CAR (London)
19 Kyle Allen CAR TB (London)
20 Teddy Bridgewater NO @JAX
21 Andy Dalton CIN @BAL
22 Josh Rosen MIA WAS
23 Colt McCoy (WAS starter) WAS @MIA
24 Marcus Mariota TEN @DEN
25 Sam Darnold NYJ DAL