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Week #6: PPR Rankings
By Michael Nazarek

Note: Rankings are PPR (point-per-reception) Performance-Based with a Slant Towards Scoring.

-- Lance Moore, & Gronk Pretty Much OUT --

-- Run DMC, Jennings, Megatron, A.J., Mike Williams, & S.J. Questionable to Play --

There have only a few late week official developments concerning key starting positions. Let's get right to it...

All Chicago Bears and New York Giants players have been removed from our rankings update since they have already played.

There have been no changes made to our QB rankings today.

The following players are pretty much OUT and have been removed from our poll: New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (hand) and New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/back).

New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee - questionable) seems likely to play, but RB Brandon Bolden (knee - questionable) will also play and see most of the action on passing downs. As a result, Bolden climbs in our poll a bit today.

Both Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring - questionable) and RB Rashad Jennings (hamstring - questionable) practiced this week. We simply don't know who will play and who will not. RB Marcel Reece (knee - probable) is also dinged, but should play. As a result, Reece slides in behind the other two players. One word here: AVOID.

St. Louis Rams rookie RB Zac Stacy (chest - questionable) seems likely to play and probably start if that's the case. He maintains his current ranking in our poll, but check his status on Sunday morning before starting him.

The following wideouts are questionable to play, but hold their ranking today in our poll: Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee), Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (shin), Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring), and Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (back/personal). If any of them are declared inactive, we'll let you know via Premium Injury Quick Bits.

Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring - probable) practiced all week, so he's set to play on Sunday. As a result, he rises on our poll, but he's not 100%, so rookie WR Terrance Williams makes a better fantasy play. Use caution when considering Austin for a fantasy start.

Finally, New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow has been suspended four games for a PDs violation. He's removed from our poll, while TE Jeff Cumberland rises since he'll not only start the game, but see most of the pass-catching targets for the Jets TE position. He makes a nice sleeper quick fix for fantasy owners in need.

Don't forget to check out our FREE NFL Quick Bits and Premium Injury Quick Bits features for the very latest NFL news and Inactive Lists from around the league Sunday morning. Good luck to all subscribers this week!

Rank Quarterbacks   Rank Defense
1 T1 Peyton Manning, Den   1 T1 Seattle Seahawks
2 Drew Brees, NO   2 Kansas City Chiefs
3 T2 Aaron Rodgers, GB   3 T2 Denver Broncos
4 Tony Romo, Dal   4 San Francisco 49ers
5 Robert Griffin III, Was   5 Houston Texans
6 T3 Andrew Luck, Ind   6 T3 Cincinnati Bengals
7 Philip Rivers, SD   7 Minnesota Vikings
8 Tom Brady, NE   8 Carolina Panthers
9 Russell Wilson, Sea   9 Cleveland Browns
10 Cam Newton, Car   10 New York Jets
11 T4 Matthew Stafford, Det   11 T4 Dallas Cowboys
12 Ben Roethlisberger, Pit   12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13 Alex Smith, KC   13 Detroit Lions
14 Geno Smith, NYJ ®   14 Indianapolis Colts
15 Colin Kaepernick, SF (INJ)   15 Buffalo Bills
16 Joe Flacco, Bal   16 Arizona Cardinals
17 T5 Terrelle Pryor, Oak   17 Baltimore Ravens
18 Matt Schaub, Hou   18 T5 Tennessee Titans
19 Andy Dalton, Cin   19 Green Bay Packers
20 Brandon Weeden, Cle   20 Washington Redskins
21 Nick Foles, Phi   21 St. Louis Rams
22 Sam Bradford, SL   22 Philadelphia Eagles
23 Carson Palmer, Arz   23 New Orleans Saints
24 T6 Mike Glennon, TB ®    24 Oakland Raiders
25 Chad Henne, Jax   25 T6 San Diego Chargers
26 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ten   26 New England Patriots 
27 Matt Cassel, Min   27 Pittsburgh Steelers
28 Thad Lewis, Buf   28 Jacksonville Jaguars
         
Rank Running Backs   Rank Wide Receivers
1 T1 Arian Foster, Hou (INJ)   1 T1 Dez Bryant, Dal
2 T2 Adrian Peterson, Min   2 T2 Pierre Garcon, Was
3 Jamaal Charles, KC (INJ)   3 Demaryius Thomas, Den
4 Marshawn Lynch, Sea (INJ)   4 A.J. Green, Cin
5 DeMarco Murray, Dal   5 Wes Welker, Den
6 LeSean McCoy, Phi   6 Calvin Johnson, Det (INJ)
7 T3 Doug Martin, TB   7 T3 Randall Cobb, GB
8 Reggie Bush, Det   8 Reggie Wayne, Ind
9 Knowshon Moreno, Den   9 Eric Decker, Den
10 Ray Rice, Bal   10 Jordy Nelson, GB
11 Alfred Morris, Was (INJ)   11 Josh Gordon, Cle
12 Darren Sproles, NO   12 Andre Johnson, Hou (INJ)
13 Danny Woodhead, SD   13 James Jones, GB
14 Frank Gore, SF   14 Danny Amendola, NE (INJ)
15 Le'Veon Bell, Pit   15 Marques Colston, NO
16 Willis McGahee, Cle   16 Cecil Shorts, Jax (INJ)
17 Trent Richardson, Ind   17 Torrey Smith, Bal
18 Fred Jackson, Buf   18 Antonio Brown, Pit
19 DeAngelo Williams, Car   19 Steve Smith, Car
20 Eddie Lacy, GB ®   20 T.Y. Hilton, Ind
21 Giovani Bernard, Cin ®    21 Larry Fitzgerald, Arz
22 C.J. Spiller, Buf (INJ)   22 Justin Blackmon, Jax
23 Bilal Powell, NYJ   23 DeSean Jackson, Phi
24 Chris Johnson, Ten   24 Vincent Jackson, TB
25 Maurice Jones-Dew, Jax   25 Vincent Brown, SD
26 Zac Stacy, SL ® (INJ)   26 Austin Pettis, SL
27 T4 Rashard Mendenhall, Arz   27 Dwayne Bowe, KC
28 Pierre Thomas, NO   28 Anquan Boldin, SF
29 Ronnie Hillman, Den   29 Keenan Allen, SD
30 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cin   30 Denarius Moore, Oak
31 Joique Bell, Det   31 Mike Williams, TB (INJ)
32 Stevan Ridley, NE (INJ)   32 T4 Greg Jennings, Min
33 Bandon Bolden, NE (INJ) +   33 Golden Tate, Sea
34 Andre Ellington, Arz ®   34 Emmanuel Sanders, Pit
35 Daryl Richardson, SL   35 Kenbrell Thompkins, NE
36 Ryan Mathews, SD (INJ)   36 DeAndre Hopkins, Hou ®
37 Darren McFadden, Oak (INJ)   37 Kendall Wright, Ten
38 Rashad Jennings, Oak (INJ)   38 Stevie Johnson, Buf (INJ)
39 Marcel Reece, Oak (INJ) -   39 Terrance Williams, Dal ® 
40 Ben Tate, Hou   40 Jeremy Kerley, NYJ
41 Roy Helu, Was   41 Donnie Avery, KC (INJ)
42 Kendall Hunter, SF   42 Ted Ginn, Car
43 LeGarrette Blount, NE   43 Jerome Simpson, Min
44 Mike Tolbert, Car   44 Miles Austin, Dal (INJ) +
45 Chris Ogbonnaya, Cle (INJ)   45 Michael Floyd, Arz
46 Donald Brown, Ind   46 Brandon LaFell, Car
47 Jackie Battle, Ten (INJ)   47 Stephen Hill, NYJ
48 Bernard Pierce, Bal (INJ)   48 Robert Woods, Buf ®
49 Montee Ball, Den ®   49 Jerricho Cotchery, Pit
50 Mike Goodson, NYJ (INJ)   50 Nate Washington, Ten
51 Robert Turbin, Sea   51 Tavon Austin, SL ®
52 Bryce Brown, Phi   52 Santana Moss, Was
53 Johnathan Franklin, GB ®   53 Julian Edelman, NE
54 Mark Ingram, NO (INJ)   54 Doug Baldwin, Sea
55 T5 Chris Ivory, NYJ (INJ)   55 Leonard Hankerson, Was
56 Jordan Todman, Jax   56 Chris Givens, SL
57 Justin Forsett, Jax   57 Rod Streater, Oak
58 Dexter McCluster, KC   58 T5 Kris Durham, Det
59 Bobby Rainey, Cle   59 Kenny Stills, NO ® 
60 Knile Davis, KC ®   60 Jason Avant, Phi
61 Ronnie Brown, SD   61 Marlon Brown, Bal (INJ)
62 Anthony Dixon, SF   62 Sidney Rice, Sea
63 Toby Gerhart, Min   63 Mohamed Sanu, Cin
64 Tashard Choice, Buf   64 Davone Bess, Cle
65 Bennie Cunningham, SL   65 Greg Little, Cle
      66 Eddie Royal, SD
      67 Ryan Broyles, Det
      68 Aaron Dobson, NE ® (INJ)
      69 Dexter McCluster, KC
      70 Kenny Britt, Ten
      71 Darrius Heyward-Bey, Ind
      72 Andre Caldwell, Den
      73 Andre Roberts, Arz
      74 Tandon Doss, Bal
      75 Damian Williams, Ten
      76 Jacoby Ford, Oak
      77 Riley Cooper, Phi
      78 Cole Beasley, Dal
      79 Justin Hunter, Ten ®
      80 Patrick Edwards, Det
      81 Josh Morgan, Was
      82 Marvin Jones, Cin
      83 Jonathan Baldwin, SF
         
Rank Place Kickers   Rank Tight Ends
1 T1 Matt Prater, Den   1 T1 Jimmy Graham, NO (10)
2 Garrett Hartley, NO   2 Julius Thomas, Den (12)
3 T2 Mason Crosby, GB   3 T2 Jason Witten, Dal (18)
4 Steven Hauschka, Sea   4 Antonio Gates, SD (20)
5 T3 Alex Henery, Phi   5 Jermichael Finley, GB (22)
6 Blair Walsh, Min   6 T3 Vernon Davis, SF (30)
7 Dan Bailey, Dal   7 Jordan Cameron, Cle (32)
8 Adam Vinatieri, Ind   8 Greg Olsen, Car (42) (INJ)
9 Nick Folk, NYJ   9 Garrett Graham, Hou (44)
10 Billy Cundiff, Cle   10 T4 Coby Fleener, Ind (52)
11 T4 Stephen Gostkowski, NE   11 Heath Miller, Pit (54)
12 Ryan Succop, KC   12 Brandon Pettigrew, Det (56)
13 Nick Novak, SD   13 Brent Celek, Phi (58)
14 Justin Tucker, Bal   14 Jeff Cumberland, NYJ (59)
15 Grahan Gano, Car   15 Jared Cook, SL (60)
16 Phil Dawson, SF   16 Jordan Reed, Was (INJ)
17 David Akers, Det   17 T5 Lance Kendricks, SL
18 T5 Randy Bullock, Hou   18 Tyler Eifert, Cin ®
19 Kai Forbath, Was (INJ)   19 Kyle Rudolph, Min
20 Sebastian Janikowski, Oak   20 Jermaine Gresham, Cin
21 Shaun Suisham, Pit   21 T6 Delanie Walker, Ten
22 Greg Zuerlein, SL   22 Scott Chandler, Buf
23 Dan Carpenter, Buf   23 Sean McGrath, KC
24 T6 Jay Feely, Arz   24 Mychal Rivera, Oak
25 Rob Bironas, Ten   25 Zach Miller, Sea (INJ)
26 Mike Nugent, Cin   26 Fred Davis, Was +
27 Rian Lindell, TB   27 Clay Harbor, Jax +
28 Josh Scobee, Jax   28 Ed Dickson, Bal +


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