Week 6 Fantasy Football Projections: Picking Top Point-Scorer at Each Position

Alex KayCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at FedExField on October 7, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. The Atlanta Falcons won, 24-17. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Owning the top scorer in a fantasy league is always a great way to ensure that you wind up with a winning week.

Let’s take a look at some players that have a chance to move the needle in Week 6 and become the premier fantasy points-grabber in the NFL at their position.


QB – Matt Ryan

Matty Ice has been a revelation this year. He’s got great rapport with his receivers and isn’t afraid to spread the ball around.

Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez are all benefiting  from this incredible campaign from the former Boston College star. The Atlanta Falcons have even found a way to win on the road, something they weren’t able to do during Ryan’s first four years in the league.

If he continues to air it out—and that shouldn’t be a problem against the lowly Oakland Raiders—expect huge numbers out of the 27-year-old.


RB – Arian Foster

Surprise, surprise, Foster will be back on top of the RB points category again. The undrafted Houston Texans back has rushed for 532 yards and five TDs on just 132 attempts this year.

His numbers as a receiver have gone down in 2012—hauling in just 10 receptions for 60 yards and a TD—but in PPR, Foster is still king.

The Texans' zone-blocking scheme is dominant and Foster has been able to burn opposing defenses for solid yards per carry.


WR – Calvin Johnson

Megatron and the Detroit Lions are stumbling through 2012, but we expect a big performance following a bye week from the top-ranked WR.

Philadelphia’s secondary has been suspect, allowing 43 receptions and 568 yards over the past three games. If Matthew Stafford can't hook up with Johnson in Week 6, it’s time to start worrying about a Madden Curse or something more sinister.


TE – Rob Gronkowski

The Gronk has been dealing with a hip injury, but he’s still putting up solid numbers through five weeks. He’s going to find the end zone more, especially if the New England Patriots have to play from behind in a hostile Seattle environment.

Tom Brady will continue airing the ball out and Gronk is going to come down with a few TDs on Sunday, his first big game of 2012.