Last week, I said that if Marquise Brown hadn't dropped those three potential touchdowns in Week 3, we'd be talking a lot more about the leap Lamar Jackson had made in the early going of the season. Well, I hope you're ready to talk about it now. 

Jackson had arguably his best game as a pro Monday against the Colts, passing for 442 yards on 43 attempts with four passing touchdowns and no interceptions while adding 62 yards on the ground. Pace stats are subject to a lot of noise early in the season, but I want to just take a second to admire what Jackson's 16-game numbers look like right now: 

  • 4,860 passing yards on 534 pass attempts (9.1 yards per attempt) with 26 passing touchdowns, plus 1,091 rushing yards and six touchdowns. 

Jackson is QB5 right now despite his lowest touchdown rate as both a rusher and passer. The Ravens have morphed into a pass-first team and, given how well Jackson is throwing the ball and how little talent they have at running back, this should probably be the goal moving forward. Mark Andrews had one of the best games in NFL history by a tight end Monday, catching 11 passes for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Brown made up for a slow start and then some with nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns of his own. Oh, and Jackson gets his first-round wide receiver back for the first time in Week 6. 

He's back in the QB1 overall discussion, don't let anyone tell you differently. 

You can check out where Jackson ranks for Week 6 with my first run of rankings for the week lower in today's newsletter along with the rest of the positions and my flex top 150, and we've also got Jamey Eisenberg's top waiver-wire picks for the week. This will be a pretty interesting week on the wire, and don't forget, the Falcons, Saints, Jets, and 49ers are on bye this week, so you'll have some extra spots to fill in your lineups. 

For more on what will be another busy week on the injury front, make sure you tune in to Fantasy Football Today on CBS Sports HQ at noon ET, and for help locking in your waiver-wire claims join Jamey, Adam Aizer, and me on the FFT YouTube stream tonight at 8 p.m., where we'll be taking your questions live for an hour. If you've got any questions before then, as always, you can email me at with the subject line "#AskFFT" to be included this week -- including in tomorrow's trade mailbag.

And here's what we've got on tap in today's newsletter: 

  • ➕Top Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets
  • 📈Week 6 Rankings📉

➕Top Week 6 Waiver Wire Targets

Rondale Moore scores in Week 2.  Douglas DeFelice / USA TODAY Sports

Injuries have created another couple of opportunities for waiver-wire targets to make a big impact. Here are Jamey Eisenberg's top targets plus one more for each position -- and you can read Jamey's breakdown of the top targets at every position here

Jamey Eisenberg's top targets

  1. Darrel Williams (38% rostered) -- With Clyde Edwards-Helaire likely looking at a multi-week absence due to a sprained MCL, Williams jumps to the top of the priority list for waivers. He has never had more than 13 carries in an NFL game, so it'll be interesting to see how much the Chiefs use him, but you can't pass on someone with the chance of being the lead back for the best offense in football.
  2. Kadarius Toney (19%) -- We'll have to see if Toney's ankle injury ended up being the kind of thing that could cost him time, however, if you're adding him, it's not just with Week 6 in mind. He has the potential to be much more than just a one-week player, something I honestly did not see coming before his impressive Week 5. You can't ignore the kind of potential 10 catches for 189 yards represents.
  3. Devontae Booker (10%) -- I wish Booker had a better matchup in Week 6 because I actually like his situation more for Fantasy than Williams'. However, between a matchup against the Rams and the possibility of Mike Glennon starting for the injury-depleted Giants, it may be asking too much for him to be immediately useful if Saquon Barkley is out. 
  4. Khalil Herbert (25%) -- In one of the big surprises of Week 5, Herbert actually led the Bears in carries and yards while out-snapping Damien Williams. Williams was still the better Fantasy play and should remain so moving forward, but Herbert should be rostered after that kind of usage. 
  5. Hunter Henry (61%) -- Henry is coming off his best game of the season and has scored in two straight games, so if you're looking for a starter, he's worth considering. Though it is worth noting, he did play a season-low 62% snap share in Week 5. 

One (more) target for each position

  • QB: Taylor Heinicke (36%) -- Heinicke is my No. 12 QB for Week 6, and no I don't feel good about it. However, he's a good runner and gets a great matchup against the Chiefs this week, so he's the top streamer in my eyes. 
  • RB: Jerick McKinnon (2%) -- While I certainly agree that Williams is likely to be the Chiefs lead back without Edwards-Helaire, there's a non-zero chance McKinnon could end up filling that role, or at least playing more than we expect. McKinnon has more experience in that kind of role than Williams, after all. If you want exposure to the Chiefs offense, McKinnon is going to come much cheaper. 
  • WR: Rashod Bateman (25%) -- We thought Bateman was going to make his return Monday, but the Ravens ultimately opted to give him another week to get ready. There was no sign that he suffered a setback, so Bateman should be active for the first time in Week 6, and while I'm not expecting him to be Fantasy relevant right away, he's a solid upside stash for your bench. Especially with Jackson throwing it like he is.
  • TE: David Njoku (7%) -- If I'm taking a shot on someone at tight end on waivers, I think Njoku might be my top choice. Njoku is clearly healthy coming off his 149-yard effort in Week 5, and while he has more games with fewer than 20 yards than with more than 70, his downfield role in the Browns offense is too enticing for me to ignore. I'm a sucker for this kind of profile, and I think Njoku is worth chasing.

So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 6 rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has out-performed experts big-time.

📈Week 6 Rankings📉

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) is grabbed on the ankle by Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Anthony Walker (54) as defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) and defensive end Justin Houston (50) and Jaguars center Brandon Linder (65) look on during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports

Here's where things stand for me in my first run through of the Week 6 rankings for PPR leagues. You can find Jamey, Dave, and Heath's rankings right here:


  1. Lamar Jackson vs. LAC
  2. Patrick Mahomes @ WAS
  3. Josh Allen @ TEN
  4. Jalen Hurts vs. TB
  5. Kyler Murray @ CLE
  6. Tom Brady @ PHI
  7. Justin Herbert @ BAL
  8. Matthew Stafford @ NYG
  9. Dak Prescott @ NE
  10. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI
  11. Taylor Heinicke vs. KC
  12. Joe Burrow @ DET
  13. Sam Darnold vs. MIN
  14. Kirk Cousins @ CAR
  15. Teddy Bridgewater vs. LV
  16. Baker Mayfield vs. ARI
  17. Ryan Tannehill vs. BUF
  18. Derek Carr @ DEN
  19. Jared Goff vs. CIN
  20. Ben Roethlisberger vs. SEA
  21. Geno Smith @ PIT
  22. Trevor Lawrence vs. MIA
  23. Carson Wentz vs. HOU
  24. Jacoby Brissett @ JAX
  25. Justin Fields vs. GB
  26. Mac Jones vs. DAL
  27. Mike Glennon vs. LAR
  28. Davis Mills @ IND

Running backs

  1. Christian McCaffrey vs. MIN
  2. Najee Harris vs. SEA
  3. Derrick Henry vs. BUF
  4. Austin Ekeler @ BAL
  5. Alexander Mattison @ CAR
  6. D'Andre Swift vs. CIN
  7. Aaron Jones @ CHI
  8. James Robinson vs. MIA
  9. Joe Mixon @ DET
  10. Darrell Henderson @ NYG
  11. Ezekiel Elliott @ NE
  12. Josh Jacobs @ DEN
  13. Kareem Hunt vs. ARI
  14. Nick Chubb vs. ARI
  15. Chase Edmonds @ CLE
  16. Damien Williams vs. GB
  17. Antonio Gibson vs. KC
  18. Jonathan Taylor vs. HOU
  19. Devontae Booker vs. LAR
  20. Leonard Fournette @ PHI
  21. Myles Gaskin @ JAX
  22. Chris Carson @ PIT
  23. Darrel Williams @ WAS
  24. Melvin Gordon vs. LV
  25. Jamaal Williams vs. CIN
  26. Miles Sanders vs. TB
  27. Tony Pollard @ NE
  28. Javonte Williams vs. LV
  29. Damien Harris vs. DAL
  30. Zack Moss @ TEN
  31. James Conner @ CLE
  32. J.D. McKissic vs. KC
  33. Devin Singletary @ TEN
  34. Nyheim Hines vs. HOU
  35. Brandon Bolden vs. DAL
  36. Giovani Bernard @ PHI
  37. Kenneth Gainwell vs. TB
  38. Kenyan Drake @ DEN
  39. AJ Dillon @ CHI
  40. Jeremy McNichols vs. BUF
  41. David Johnson @ IND
  42. Mark Ingram @ IND
  43. Jerick McKinnon @ WAS
  44. Sony Michel @ NYG
  45. Alex Collins @ PIT
  46. Latavius Murray vs. LAC
  47. Ty'Son Williams vs. LAC
  48. Ronald Jones @ PHI
  49. Phillip Lindsay @ IND
  50. Malcolm Brown @ JAX
  51. Carlos Hyde vs. MIA
  52. Salvon Ahmed @ JAX
  53. Larry Rountree @ BAL
  54. Marlon Mack vs. HOU
  55. Chuba Hubbard vs. MIN
  56. Justin Jackson @ BAL
  57. Deejay Dallas @ PIT
  58. Rhamondre Stevenson vs. DAL
  59. Benny Snell vs. SEA
  60. J.J. Taylor vs. DAL

Wide receivers

  1. Davante Adams @ CHI
  2. Tyreek Hill @ WAS
  3. Cooper Kupp @ NYG
  4. Terry McLaurin vs. KC
  5. Stefon Diggs @ TEN
  6. D.J. Moore vs. MIN
  7. Justin Jefferson @ CAR
  8. Mike Williams @ BAL
  9. Keenan Allen @ BAL
  10. Marquise Brown vs. LAC
  11. Chris Godwin @ PHI
  12. Diontae Johnson vs. SEA
  13. Robert Woods @ NYG
  14. A.J. Brown vs. BUF
  15. Ja'Marr Chase @ DET
  16. CeeDee Lamb @ NE
  17. Mike Evans @ PHI
  18. DeAndre Hopkins @ CLE
  19. Brandin Cooks @ IND
  20. DeVonta Smith vs. TB
  21. Amari Cooper @ NE
  22. D.K. Metcalf @ PIT
  23. Antonio Brown @ PHI
  24. Michael Pittman vs. HOU
  25. Chase Claypool vs. SEA
  26. Courtland Sutton vs. LV
  27. Sammy Watkins vs. LAC
  28. Tyler Lockett @ PIT
  29. Tee Higgins @ DET
  30. Jaylen Waddle @ JAX
  31. Emmanuel Sanders @ TEN
  32. Jakobi Meyers vs. DAL
  33. Adam Thielen @ CAR
  34. Marvin Jones vs. MIA
  35. Allen Robinson vs. GB
  36. Odell Beckham Jr. vs. ARI
  37. Hunter Renfrow @ DEN
  38. Darnell Mooney vs. GB
  39. Cole Beasley @ TEN
  40. Kadarius Toney vs. LAR
  41. Rondale Moore @ CLE
  42. Tim Patrick vs. LV
  43. Tyler Boyd @ DET
  44. Laviska Shenault vs. MIA
  45. Henry Ruggs @ DEN
  46. A.J. Green @ CLE
  47. Robby Anderson vs. MIN
  48. Jalen Reagor vs. TB
  49. Mecole Hardman @ WAS
  50. Christian Kirk @ CLE
  51. Collin Johnson vs. LAR
  52. Nelson Agholor vs. DAL
  53. Zach Pascal vs. HOU
  54. K.J. Osborn @ CAR
  55. Adam Humphries vs. KC
  56. Josh Gordon @ WAS
  57. John Ross vs. LAR
  58. Randall Cobb @ CHI
  59. Kendrick Bourne vs. DAL
  60. Van Jefferson @ NYG

Tight ends

  1. Travis Kelce @ WAS
  2. Mark Andrews vs. LAC
  3. Darren Waller @ DEN
  4. T.J. Hockenson vs. CIN
  5. Mike Gesicki @ JAX
  6. Dalton Schultz @ NE
  7. Noah Fant vs. LV
  8. Dawson Knox @ TEN
  9. Dallas Goedert vs. TB
  10. Hunter Henry vs. DAL
  11. Dan Arnold vs. MIA
  12. Evan Engram vs. LAR
  13. Tyler Higbee @ NYG
  14. Zach Ertz vs. TB
  15. David Njoku vs. ARI
  16. Jared Cook @ BAL
  17. Austin Hooper vs. ARI
  18. Tyler Conklin @ CAR
  19. Anthony Firkser vs. BUF
  20. Cole Kmet vs. GB
  21. Robert Tonyan @ CHI
  22. Jonnu Smith vs. DAL
  23. C.J. Uzomah @ DET
  24. Tommy Tremble vs. MIN
  25. Cameron Brate @ PHI
  26. Blake Jarwin @ NE
  27. Mo Alie-Cox vs. HOU
  28. Ricky Seals-Jones vs. KC
  29. Eric Ebron vs. SEA
  30. Jack Doyle vs. HOU

Top-150 Flex Rankings

  1. Christian McCaffrey vs. MIN
  2. Davante Adams @ CHI
  3. Najee Harris vs. SEA
  4. Derrick Henry vs. BUF
  5. Austin Ekeler @ BAL
  6. Alexander Mattison @ CAR
  7. Tyreek Hill @ WAS
  8. Travis Kelce @ WAS
  9. D'Andre Swift vs. CIN
  10. Cooper Kupp @ NYG
  11. Aaron Jones @ CHI
  12. Terry McLaurin vs. KC
  13. James Robinson vs. MIA
  14. Stefon Diggs @ TEN
  15. D.J. Moore vs. MIN
  16. Joe Mixon @ DET
  17. Darrell Henderson @ NYG
  18. Justin Jefferson @ CAR
  19. Mike Williams @ BAL
  20. Keenan Allen @ BAL
  21. Ezekiel Elliott @ NE
  22. Josh Jacobs @ DEN
  23. Marquise Brown vs. LAC
  24. Kareem Hunt vs. ARI
  25. Mark Andrews vs. LAC
  26. Darren Waller @ DEN
  27. Chris Godwin @ PHI
  28. Diontae Johnson vs. SEA
  29. Nick Chubb vs. ARI
  30. Chase Edmonds @ CLE
  31. Damien Williams vs. GB
  32. Antonio Gibson vs. KC
  33. Robert Woods @ NYG
  34. A.J. Brown vs. BUF
  35. Ja'Marr Chase @ DET
  36. Jonathan Taylor vs. HOU
  37. CeeDee Lamb @ NE
  38. Mike Evans @ PHI
  39. DeAndre Hopkins @ CLE
  40. Brandin Cooks @ IND
  41. DeVonta Smith vs. TB
  42. Amari Cooper @ NE
  43. Devontae Booker vs. LAR
  44. D.K. Metcalf @ PIT
  45. Antonio Brown @ PHI
  46. Michael Pittman vs. HOU
  47. Chase Claypool vs. SEA
  48. Leonard Fournette @ PHI
  49. Courtland Sutton vs. LV
  50. Myles Gaskin @ JAX
  51. Sammy Watkins vs. LAC
  52. Tyler Lockett @ PIT
  53. Tee Higgins @ DET
  54. Chris Carson @ PIT
  55. Jaylen Waddle @ JAX
  56. Emmanuel Sanders @ TEN
  57. T.J. Hockenson vs. CIN
  58. Jakobi Meyers vs. DAL
  59. Darrel Williams @ WAS
  60. Melvin Gordon vs. LV
  61. Adam Thielen @ CAR
  62. Jamaal Williams vs. CIN
  63. Miles Sanders vs. TB
  64. Marvin Jones vs. MIA
  65. Allen Robinson vs. GB
  66. Odell Beckham Jr. vs. ARI
  67. Hunter Renfrow @ DEN
  68. Darnell Mooney vs. GB
  69. Mike Gesicki @ JAX
  70. Cole Beasley @ TEN
  71. Kadarius Toney vs. LAR
  72. Nyheim Hines vs. HOU
  73. Rondale Moore @ CLE
  74. Tony Pollard @ NE
  75. Tim Patrick vs. LV
  76. Dalton Schultz @ NE
  77. Javonte Williams vs. LV
  78. Noah Fant vs. LV
  79. Devin Singletary @ TEN
  80. Tyler Boyd @ DET
  81. Damien Harris vs. DAL
  82. Zack Moss @ TEN
  83. Laviska Shenault vs. MIA
  84. Henry Ruggs @ DEN
  85. A.J. Green @ CLE
  86. Robby Anderson vs. MIN
  87. Dawson Knox @ TEN
  88. J.D. McKissic vs. KC
  89. Jalen Reagor vs. TB
  90. Mecole Hardman @ WAS
  91. Dallas Goedert vs. TB
  92. Brandon Bolden vs. DAL
  93. Giovani Bernard @ PHI
  94. James Conner @ CLE
  95. Kenneth Gainwell vs. TB
  96. Christian Kirk @ CLE
  97. Kenyan Drake @ DEN
  98. Hunter Henry vs. DAL
  99. AJ Dillon @ CHI
  100. Dan Arnold vs. MIA
  101. Evan Engram vs. LAR
  102. Tyler Higbee @ NYG
  103. Jeremy McNichols vs. BUF
  104. Zach Ertz vs. TB
  105. Collin Johnson vs. LAR
  106. David Johnson @ IND
  107. Mark Ingram @ IND
  108. Nelson Agholor vs. DAL
  109. David Njoku vs. ARI
  110. Jared Cook @ BAL
  111. Jerick McKinnon @ WAS
  112. Zach Pascal vs. HOU
  113. Austin Hooper vs. ARI
  114. K.J. Osborn @ CAR
  115. Tyler Conklin @ CAR
  116. Adam Humphries vs. KC
  117. Sony Michel @ NYG
  118. Alex Collins @ PIT
  119. Latavius Murray vs. LAC
  120. Ty'Son Williams vs. LAC
  121. Anthony Firkser vs. BUF
  122. Josh Gordon @ WAS
  123. John Ross vs. LAR
  124. Randall Cobb @ CHI
  125. Cole Kmet vs. GB
  126. Kendrick Bourne vs. DAL
  127. Robert Tonyan @ CHI
  128. Jonnu Smith vs. DAL
  129. Van Jefferson @ NYG
  130. C.J. Uzomah @ DET
  131. Quez Watkins vs. TB
  132. Dyami Brown vs. KC
  133. Tommy Tremble vs. MIN
  134. Cameron Brate @ PHI
  135. Blake Jarwin @ NE
  136. Preston Williams @ JAX
  137. Byron Pringle @ WAS
  138. Terrace Marshall Jr. vs. MIN
  139. Tyron Johnson vs. MIA
  140. Bryan Edwards @ DEN
  141. Ronald Jones @ PHI
  142. Chester Rogers vs. BUF
  143. Mo Alie-Cox vs. HOU
  144. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine vs. BUF
  145. Allen Lazard @ CHI
  146. Phillip Lindsay @ IND
  147. Ricky Seals-Jones vs. KC
  148. Eric Ebron vs. SEA
  149. Jack Doyle vs. HOU
  150. Kyle Rudolph vs. LAR