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Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Rankings: Kyle Orton Checks in at No. 5

Kyle Orton makes the Top 5 in the Week 6 QB rankings
Kyle Orton makes the Top 5 in the Week 6 QB rankingsDoug Pensinger/Getty Images
Nathan WaddellCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2010

Week 6 presents some interesting matchups, along with some interesting rankings (Mr. Rodgers, I'm looking at you).  So let's get to it, shall we?

 

Rank

Player Name        Opponent Notes 
1.Peyton Manning@ WASRedskins giving up 17 fantasy points to QBs on average. 
2. Philip Rivers@ STLShould get his points early and often. 
3.Tony Romo@ MINDAL defense is bad, plenty of chances for Romo to throw. 
4. Drew Brees@ TBBrees must get offense back on track v. weakened secondary. 
5.Kyle Ortonv. NYJJets surprisingly giving up 14 fantasy points to QBs. 
6.Tom Bradyv. BALBrady will throw early and often in new offense. 
7.Eli Manningv. DETProbably won't throw too much if running game gets going. 
8.Aaron Rodgersv. MIAIf Rodgers isn't fuzzy, should find the end zone at least twice. 
9.Ben Roethlisberger  v. CLEShould find success, but likely won't be called upon often. 
10. Jay Cutlerv. SEASeahawks giving up big numbers to QBs. 
11.Matt Schaubv. KCChiefs giving up yards in passing game, plus AJ is back. 
12.Joe Flacco@ NEPInconsistent, but Patriots secondary is inexperienced. 
13.Donovan McNabbv. INDLikely trailing, so plenty of chances to chuck the rock. 
14.Brett Favrev. DALPlays much better in domes, but elbow an issue. 
15.Matt Cassel@ HOUChiefs will have to get it done through the air. 
16.Matt Ryan @ PHIRyan still not playing great on the road. 
17.Vince Young@ JAXJaguars giving up 21 fantasy points to QBs, most in NFL. 
18.Kevin Kolbv. ATLFalcons defense only giving up eight fantasy points per game to QBs. 
19. Mark Sanchez@ DENShowing signs of regression, and run game is spectacular. 
20.Josh Freemanv. NOSPassing game is clicking and productive.

If you're interested in some sleepers and reaches for Week 6, you can check out my Sleepers and Reaches column.

For more fantasy football chatter, you can follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanWaddell.

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