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Week 6 Fantasy PPR RB Rankings

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Austin Ekeler was a fantasy stud through four weeks without Melvin Gordon playing. We all figured that Gordon's return would knock him down a notch, and in a sense, it did. Ekeler only had three carries last week, and that would suggest his placement even in our Week 6 RB PPR rankings would fall. However, he caught 15 passes on 16 targets. Even though he didn't get much more than five yards per catch, that's a running back that PPR owners would love to have. Of course, there's still a bit of uncertainty. Maybe Gordon still steals a few more snaps, and maybe the Chargers won't be in comeback mkode every game. But man, it looks like when Ekeler is on the field, he'll be getting thrown to.

Because of that remarkable performance, Ekeler is the highest riser in our PPR RB rankings compared to standard. He's not alone, of course. Stalwarts like James White and surprise PPR weapon Leonard Fournette both figure higher into these rankings, too.

WEEK 6 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Just as with standard league owners, PPR owners of Saquon Barkley will be eagerly awaiting his status for Thursday Night Football in New England. It's not a great matchup, but as I wrote in the standard rankings, if you have Barkley and he's playing, you're playing him. (Update 10/8: Barkley looks unlikely to play.)

WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS: Wide receiverTight end

Damien Williams (vs. Texans) gets a favorable PPR matchup, as Houston has allowed the most receptions to running backs this season. They have faced some of the top-tier pass-catching backs, so maybe that's skewed, but they also have allowed nine receptions to RBs per game, so it's not all random, either. Williams should have a good game for PPR owners. Mark Ingram (vs. Bengals) gets a great matchup all around, but Cincinnati is especially poor against receiving backs, so Ingram might find some added success there in Week 6.

There is reason to assume Todd Gurley (vs. 49ers) will have a poorer PPR week, as the Niners have allowed the fewest catches and second-fewest yards to backs. (Update: Gurley is doubtful for this week.) The lowest yardage allowed via the air to RBs has been by the Falcons, so although you're not sitting David Johnson this week in any format, his PPR value may actually not live up to its usual standard.

WEEK 6 DFS LINEUPS:
Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPPDK cash | DK GPP

Before we get to the rankings, Week 6 byes mean that the following players are off: David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen, Frank Gore and Devin Singletary, Josh Jacobs , and Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines.

WEEK 6: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade valuesSnap counts

Reminder: Check back for frequent updates during the week. For individual analysis of key RBs, check out our standard RB rankings.

Week 6 Fantasy PPR Rankings: RBs

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

MORE WEEK 6 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builder

1Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. TB (in UK)
2Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NYJ
3Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. PHI
4Alvin Kamara, NO @ JAX
5David Johnson, ARI vs. ATL
6Aaron Jones, GB vs. DET
7Mark Ingram, BAL vs. CIN
8Kerryon Johnson, DET @ GB
9Joe Mixon, CIN @ BAL
10Nick Chubb, CLE vs. SEA
11Le'Veon Bell, NYJ vs. DAL
12James Conner, PIT @ LAC
13Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. PIT
14Derrick Henry, TEN @ DEN
15Leonard Fournette, JAX vs. NO
16Chris Carson, SEA @ CLE
17Kenyan Drake, MIA vs. WAS
18Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. TEN
19Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. PIT
20James White, NE vs. NYG
21Damien Williams, KC vs. HOU
22Carlos Hyde, HOU @ KC
23Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. SF
24Sony Michel, NE vs. NYG
25Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIA
26Royce Freeman, DEN vs. TEN
27Devonta Freeman, ATL @ ARZ
28Matt Breida, SF @ LAR
29Chris Thompson, WAS @ MIA
30Miles Sanders, PHI @ MIN
31Ronald Jones, TB vs. CAR (in UK)
32Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ KC
33Tevin Coleman, SF @ LAR
34Chase Edmonds, ARZ vs. ATL
35Jon Hilliman, NYG @ NE
36LeSean McCoy, KC vs. HOU
37Jordan Howard, PHI @ MIN
38Darrell Henderson, LAR vs. SF
39Ito Smith, ATL @ ARZ
40Peyton Barber, TB vs. CAR (in UK)
41Mark Walton, MIA vs. WAS
42Latavius Murray, NO @ JAX
43Rashaad Penny, SEA @ CLE
44Raheem Mostert, SF @ LAR
45Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. PHI
46Dion Lewis, TEN @ DEN
47Giovani Bernard, CIN @ BAL
48Gus Edwards, BAL vs. CIN
49Tra Carson, Packers vs. Lions
50Ty Montgomery, NYJ vs. DAL
51Darrel Williams, KC vs. HOU
52C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CLE
53Dontrell Hilliard, CLE vs. SEA