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Running back PPR rankings for Week 6 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 6 for fantasy football, including a start of the week.

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We’re officially through five weeks of the 2021 NFL season, and to all of our surprises, Cordarrelle Patterson remains a top-six fantasy running back in PPR formats. Who woulda thought?

Outside of the usual excellence from Derrick Henry and Austin Ekeler among other elite names in Week 5, we saw a true breakout performance from rookie Najee Harris, who tallied his first career 100-yard rushing game.

Injury news

Saquon Barkley left Sunday’s game with a sprained ankle and is likely to miss some time.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire left Sunday Night Football with a knee injury, which was confirmed as a sprained MCL. He was placed on injured reserve, meaning he’ll miss at least three games. Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon saw work in his absence.

Patriots’ RB Damien Harris left Sunday’s game with rib and chest injuries. Ian Rapoport noted Monday that he’s considered day-to-day.

We could potentially see a return for Christian McCaffrey this week from a hamstring injury suffered in Week 3 against the Texans. Matt Rhule said he’s “hopeful” for a return, but if not, rookie Chuba Hubbard will continue to get the call.

Bye weeks

The Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers are on bye in Week 6. Fantasy managers will most notably be without running backs Alvin Kamara and the duo of Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis.

Week 6 RB start of the week

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins

It still doesn’t seem like James Robinson has amassed the proper amount of hype for how he’s performed so far in the season. He sits as the RB10 in full PPR scoring formats and seems to have a firm grip on the starting role since Carlos Hyde was a surprise inactive in Week 4. This week, the Jags will face the Dolphins who have struggled to stop the run. Miami has allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, averaging 120 rushing yards and 1.2 rushing touchdowns allowed per game. While the Dolphins struggle with health themselves, the game script should be perfect for a run-heavy outing and big day for Robinson, who’s averaged 20 touches per game since Week 3.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 8

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Derrick Henry TEN @ IND
2 Dalvin Cook MIN vs DAL
3 Austin Ekeler LAC vs NE
4 Jonathan Taylor IND vs TEN
5 Alvin Kamara NO vs TB
6 Aaron Jones GB @ ARI
7 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ MIN
8 D'Andre Swift DET vs PHI
9 Joe Mixon CIN @ NYJ
10 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ HOU
11 James Robinson JAC @ SEA
12 Najee Harris PIT @ CLE
13 Damien Harris NE @ LAC
14 Nick Chubb CLE vs PIT
15 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs CAR
16 Darrel Williams KC vs NYG
17 Leonard Fournette TB @ NO
18 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ ATL
19 Elijah Mitchell SF @ CHI
20 Antonio Gibson WAS @ DEN
21 Khalil Herbert CHI vs SF
22 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ DET
23 Devontae Booker NYG @ KC
24 Chase Edmonds ARI vs GB
25 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs WAS
26 Javonte Williams DEN vs WAS
27 James Conner ARI vs GB
28 Zack Moss BUF vs MIA
29 Alex Collins SEA vs JAC
30 Myles Gaskin MIA @ BUF
31 Michael Carter NYJ vs CIN
32 J.D. McKissic WAS @ DEN
33 Devin Singletary BUF vs MIA
34 Tony Pollard DAL @ MIN
35 Mike Davis ATL vs CAR
36 Jamaal Williams DET vs PHI
37 AJ Dillon GB @ ARI
38 Boston Scott PHI @ DET
39 Nyheim Hines IND vs TEN
40 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs PIT
41 Mark Ingram II HOU vs LAR
42 David Johnson HOU vs LAR
43 Samaje Perine CIN @ NYJ
44 Ty Johnson NYJ vs CIN
45 Rashaad Penny SEA vs JAC
46 Sony Michel LAR @ HOU
47 Alexander Mattison MIN vs DAL
48 Jerick McKinnon KC vs NYG
49 Damien Williams CHI vs SF
50 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ BUF
51 Brandon Bolden NE @ LAC
52 Ronald Jones II TB @ NO
53 JaMycal Hasty SF @ CHI
54 Giovani Bernard TB @ NO
55 Phillip Lindsay HOU vs LAR
56 Royce Freeman CAR @ ATL
57 J.J. Taylor NE @ LAC
58 Marlon Mack IND vs TEN
59 DeeJay Dallas SEA vs JAC
60 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ IND
61 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ CHI
62 Joshua Kelley LAC vs NE
63 Saquon Barkley NYG @ KC
64 Jordan Howard PHI @ DET
65 Carlos Hyde JAC @ SEA
66 Ty Montgomery NO vs TB
67 Justin Jackson LAC vs NE
68 Chris Evans CIN @ NYJ
69 Jaret Patterson WAS @ DEN
70 Elijhaa Penny NYG @ KC
71 Trey Sermon SF @ CHI
72 Demetric Felton CLE vs PIT
73 Kalen Ballage PIT @ CLE
74 Darrynton Evans TEN @ IND
75 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL vs CAR
76 Kylin Hill GB @ ARI
77 Eno Benjamin ARI vs GB
78 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ CLE
79 Rex Burkhead HOU vs LAR
80 Travis Homer SEA vs JAC
81 La'Mical Perine NYJ vs CIN
82 John Kelly CLE vs PIT
83 Ryan Nall CHI vs SF
84 Gary Brightwell NYG @ KC
85 Jonathan Ward ARI vs GB
86 Devine Ozigbo NO vs TB
87 Artavis Pierce CHI vs SF
88 Khari Blasingame TEN @ IND
89 Alex Armah Jr. NO vs TB
90 Keith Smith ATL vs CAR
91 Jakob Johnson NE @ LAC
92 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ ATL
93 Trayveon Williams CIN @ NYJ
94 Johnny Stanton CLE vs PIT
95 Buddy Howell LAR @ HOU
96 Cullen Gillaspia NYG @ KC
97 Trenton Cannon SF @ CHI
98 Derrick Gore KC vs NYG
99 Jermar Jefferson DET vs PHI
100 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ LAC