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Full list of Week 6 XFL rankings for daily fantasy football

We run down fantasy football rankings for every position head into Week 6 of the XFL season.

Josh Johnson #8 of the LA Wildcats stretches before the XFL game against the DC Defenders at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 23, 2020 in Carson, California. Photo by Ric Tapia/XFL via Getty Images

We now have five weeks of XFL games under our belt and we have one clear front-runner at 5-0 while no other team has more than three wins. That top team is the P.J. Walker led Houston Roughnecks. Halfway through the season we have five games remaining, so there is room for the cluster behind the Roughnecks to make moves, with no teams really out of the playoff races.

Getting a better handle on these teams should help us rank players more accurately as we move forward. Below we have our Week 6 rankings for each position and their price for daily fantasy football. At DraftKings, you start a QB, an RB, two wide receivers, two flex players, and one defense/special teams unit. This league is extremely quarterback and wide receiver focused, as quarterbacks have thrown for 56 touchdowns while running backs have rushed for 20 through 36 games, with only one running back over two rushing touchdowns through five weeks. .

Quarterbacks

P.J. Walker remains the highest priced quarterback at DK, and for good reason, as he’s been the most consistent quarterback for five weeks, but Josh Johnson is not far behind despite missing Week 1. This week Johnson gets a better matchup as he faces the Seattle Dragons, so he gets the nod, but they are neck in neck.

Jordan Ta’amu has earned some leeway after a down game last week, but his floor is much lower than the top two quarterbacks, especially when he can’t pick up good yardage on the ground. Tampa Bay is a team he should be able to points on though.

There are decent fliers now that Cardale Jones, Aaron Murray, Matt McGloin and Brandon Silvers appear to have lost their jobs. B.J. Daniels, Tyree Jackson and Taylor Cornelius can boost their floor with rushing numbers and if they can get something going through the air, thier upside is good enough to give a shot in GPPs.

Quarterback rankings for XFL Week 6

RK Player Game DK PPG
RK Player Game DK PPG
1 Josh Johnson LA@SEA 10800 25.42
2 PJ Walker HOU@NY 12300 29.08
3 Jordan Ta'amu STL@TB 9900 17.94
4 Taylor Cornelius STL@TB 9300 19.68
5 BJ Daniels LA@SEA 8500 12.32
6 Luis Perez HOU@NY 8200 10.91
7 Philip Nelson DAL@DC 7600 5.23
8 Tyree Jackson DAL@DC 6900 2.66
9 Marquise Williams HOU@NY 7400 4.18
10 Cardale Jones DAL@DC 8800 8.51

Running Backs

If Jacques Patrick can’t go this week, De’Veon Smith because a top play against a BattleHawks team that just allowed Jhurell Pressley to rush for 100 yards despite knowing that Tyree Jackson wasn’t going to throw the ball.

Dallas running backs remain strong plays due to their usage in the receiving game and get a strong matchup against the DC Defenders, who have allowed the second-most rushing yards at the third-highest yards per carry. The Defenders also don’t have a quarterback who is going to put up big points and push the Renegades away from running the ball, especially after their quarterback hasn’t been able to move the ball through the air without turning it over.

Running back rankings for XFL Week 6

RK Player Opp DK PPG
RK Player Opp DK PPG
1 Cameron Artis-Payne DAL@DC 7800 14.12
2 DeVeon Smith STL@TB 8000 11.14
3 Lance Dunbar DAL@DC 7100 12.4
4 Jhurell Pressley DAL@DC 6100 8.75
5 James Butler HOU@NY 6900 13.86
6 Matt Jones STL@TB 7400 9.58
7 Darius Victor HOU@NY 5700 6.48
8 Donnel Pumphrey DAL@DC 5800 6.72
9 Kenneth Farrow LA@SEA 6000 8.38
10 Christine Michael STL@TB 5300 6.06
11 Jacques Patrick STL@TB 6800 10.26
12 Martez Carter LA@SEA 4600 11.53
13 Tim Cook HOU@NY 5000 4.8
14 Trey Williams LA@SEA 4400 7.32
15 Andre Williams HOU@NY 4300 2.82
16 DuJuan Harris LA@SEA 4200 3.62
17 Keith Ford STL@TB 4100 6.23
18 Justin Stockton HOU@NY 4000 7.5
19 Ja'Quan Gardner LA@SEA 3900 2.54
20 Larry Rose LA@SEA 3800 3.9
21 Marquis Young DAL@DC 3700 3.6
22 Nick Brossette DAL@DC 3600 4.9
23 Matt Colburn HOU@NY 3500 1.7
24 Winston Dimel LA@SEA 3400 1.8
25 Elijah Hood LA@SEA 4500 2.27
26 Austin Walter DAL@DC 3300 2.6
27 Lenard Tillery STL@TB 3200 1.75

Wide Receivers

Cam Phillips returned to his big numbers, as he caught two touchdowns last week, pushing his touchdowns up to nine on the season. This week the Roughnecks head to New Jersey to take on a Guardians team that is middling against the pass and shouldn’t be a huge problem for Phillips. There is a chance Nick Holley, Sam Mobley and Kahil Lewis end up cutting into his work, but so far, he’s been such a target magnet around the end zone that any dip in targets can be made up for with touchdowns

Tre McBride is easily the No. 2 receiver in the league right now and should be able to keep up his strong play with Josh Johnson playing so well. If Nelson Spruce returns this week, he would likely be eased back and I wouldn’t worry too much about McBride’s usage, but Jordan Smallwood could see his targets reduced a bit.

Wide receiver rankings for XFL Week 6

RK Player Opp DK PPG
RK Player Opp DK PPG
1 Cam Phillips HOU@NY 11700 27.3
2 Tre McBride LA@SEA 10200 24.7
3 Jordan Smallwood LA@SEA 6900 10.52
4 Nick Holley HOU@NY 7600 12.98
5 Jalen Tolliver STL@TB 7000 12.38
6 Donald Parham DAL@DC 9800 16.74
7 Austin Proehl LA@SEA 7200 11.76
8 Dan Williams STL@TB 8700 13.76
9 L'Damian Washington STL@TB 6800 11.04
10 Mekale McKay HOU@NY 6500 7.48
11 Flynn Nagel DAL@DC 7500 11.14
12 Colby Pearson HOU@NY 6300 10.06
13 Reece Horn STL@TB 6100 11.4
14 Saeed Blacknall LA@SEA 4500 9.87
15 De'Mornay Pierson-El STL@TB 8000 11.6
16 Kahlil Lewis HOU@NY 8500 10.8
17 Eli Rogers DAL@DC 7800 7.58
18 Sam Mobley HOU@NY 5500 7.54
19 Jeff Badet DAL@DC 6700 5.36
20 Keenan Reynolds LA@SEA 5800 6.75
21 Rashad Ross DAL@DC 7400 7.44
22 Brandon Barnes LA@SEA 5200 6.26
23 Alonzo Russell STL@TB 5100 7.82
24 Alonzo Moore LA@SEA 3400 3.8
25 Deandre Thompkins DAL@DC 4800 6.82
26 Nick Truesdell STL@TB 4600 5.7
27 Marcus Lucas STL@TB 4300 4.5
28 Jazz Ferguson DAL@DC 4200 3.6
29 Jake Powell HOU@NY 4100 4.6
30 Levonte Whitfield LA@SEA 4000 4.5
31 Keith Mumphery STL@TB 3900 3.24
32 Khari Lee DAL@DC 3800 5.82
33 Joe Horn HOU@NY 3700 2.18
34 Malachi Dupre DAL@DC 3600 1.4
35 Evan Rodriguez LA@SEA 3500 3.62
36 Teo Redding HOU@NY 3400 3.64
37 DeQuan Hampton LA@SEA 3400 3.15
38 Brandon Reilly STL@TB 3300 4.5
39 DeAndre Goolsby STL@TB 3300 4.65
40 Sean Price DAL@DC 3300 3.2
41 Ryheem Malone HOU@NY 3200 2.34
42 Blake Jackson HOU@NY 3200 4
43 Armanti Edwards DAL@DC 3200 0
44 Freddie Martino DAL@DC 3200 1.96
45 Adonis Jennings LA@SEA 3200 3.74
46 EJ Bibbs HOU@NY 3100 2.88
47 Austin Duke HOU@NY 3100 3.12
48 Josh Crockett DAL@DC 3100 3.4
49 Derrick Hayward DAL@DC 3100 3.8
50 Dontez Byrd LA@SEA 3100 1.88

Defense/Special Teams

The Defenders face Philip Nelson, who has had trouble moving the ball in his two starts and has yet to play on the road. He should have some trouble against DC, who just sacked Jordan Ta’amu four times.

The Vipers have allowed the fewest yards so far but they’ve also given up the third-most points. Playing the Wildcats and Roughnecks doesn’t help those numbers though. They take on a BattleHawks team that has shown themselves to be one of the better teams in the league and a quarterback who hasn’t been turnover prone.

The St. Louis BattleHawks have been the best defense all around, as they’ve allowed the fewest points and the second fewest total yards along with easily the fewest passing yards allowed, but they also face a Vipers offense that has been playing very well despite their record.

Defense/special teams rankings for XFL Week 6

Rk Team Game DK PPG
Rk Team Game DK PPG
1 Defenders DAL@DC 4700 11.6
2 Roughnecks HOU@NY 5100 9.4
3 Wildcats LA@SEA 4500 8.2
4 Renegades DAL@DC 4300 6
5 BattleHawks STL@TB 4900 6.8
6 Vipers STL@TB 3600 6.6
7 Dragons LA@SEA 3800 7.8
8 Guardians HOU@NY 3200 10.8