Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top Performers Set for Monster Games

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Peyton Manning has been a fantasy genius through the first five weeks of the 2013 NFL season. The rich will only get richer in Week 6, when the future Hall of Fame passer and his Denver Broncos teammates play host to the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.

Unless Manning and the Broncos let off the gas pedal, No. 18 could be set for a record-breaking fantasy performance. 

Fortunately for everyone else, Manning isn't the only fantasy superstar set to go off in Week 6.

Here are my latest fantasy football rankings and the top performers I like to turn out monster games this weekend.


Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 06:   Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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No fantasy performer has been as dominant as Peyton Manning to start 2013, and that won't change on Sunday afternoon.

Vegas Insider currently has Manning and his plethora of weapons as 26.5-point favorites over the winless Jacksonville Jaguars at home.

While Jacksonville ranks 10th in the league in passing yards allowed, keep in mind that the Jags have surrendered a dozen touchdowns through the air in five games. Only the Dallas Cowboys have allowed more.

Like most Broncos opponents, Jacksonville will have to pick its poison. The Jaguars will want to crowd the box to protect its 32nd-ranked rush defense, but then the field opens up for Manning and his receivers. 

Either way, the Broncos offense is set for a monster day, and that means Manning owners will be all smiles again in Week 6.


LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 06:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball during the second quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 6, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Image
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With ESPN.com reporting that quarterback Michael Vick is expected to miss this weekend's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while he recovers from a hamstring pull, the Eagles will have to continue to lean on LeSean McCoy to power the offense.

McCoy is the league's leading rusher through five games in 2013, having racked up 514 yards and three touchdowns on the ground thus far.  

But the former Pittsburgh star has been even deadlier as a receiver this season, averaging 14.3 yards per reception. 

Despite the Bucs' 0-4 record, Tampa's defense is actually pretty stout, ranking ninth against the run. However, the Bucs haven't faced a back as dynamic or elusive as McCoy yet and you can bet he'll touch the ball enough times to have a big day for fantasy owners in Week 6. 


Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens playmaker Torrey Smith seems to be getting more and more comfortable with each week. After catching five balls for 166 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo in Week 4, he came back to record 121 yards on six catches in Week 5.

With the league's 26th-ranked pass defense in Green Bay coming to town in Week 6, expect another 100-plus-yard receiving game from Smith. The Packers are allowing 8.4 yards per pass attempt (29th) and have surrendered nine touchdowns through the air in just four games.

With Green Bay faring much better against the run this season and the Ravens struggling to generate any offense on the ground, Smith is poised for another beast-like effort this weekend. 


Standard league scoring stats according to ESPN Fantasy.

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