Fantasy Football Week 6 Rankings: Andy Dalton and Top 5 QBs

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IOctober 11, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during play at EverBank Field on October 9, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Cincinnati won 30-20.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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You are reading correctly. 

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is a top fantasy football start in Week 6 of the 2011 NFL season. 

After a shaky start to the year, Dalton has demonstrated the leadership qualities that made him a second-round pick and are the main reasons why the Bengals instantly gave him the keys to the offense. 

Starting with Dalton, let's list the best quarterback plays for Week 6.


Andy Dalton

Cincinnati's quarterback is more proof that in today's pass-happy NFL, rookie signal-callers can play from Day 1 and produce. 

The Colts are allowing 254 yards through the air, and Dalton is formulating quite the rapport with stud receiver and fellow rookie A.J. Green. 

Green's big-play ability alone is a good reason to start Dalton against a weak Colts defense, but the fact that the Bengals defense can get off the field and should give their offense plenty of possessions makes him a must-start. 

This might not happen every week, so get the rookie in that starting spot in Week 6. 


Aaron Rodgers

Let's make this quick. 

Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football with more weapons than he knows what to do with. 

He's playing the 0-4 Rams. At home. 


Drew Brees

Another obvious choice. 

He is on the road in Tampa, but the Bucs are allowing 254 yards per game and did you see what Alex Smith—of all quarterbacks—did to them last week?


Ryan Fitzpatrick

He'll be without his one real deep threat in Donald Jones, which will make many believe he is a bad start this week. 

However, Chan Gailey has shown a knack to draw up an ideal game plan to counteract the defense his team faces. 

The Giants are allowing 250 passing yards a game and were exposed in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks last week. 

Expect more screens to Fred Jackson, Buffalo's workhorse. 


Tony Romo

Yes, Mr. Romo is bound to make a foolish throw or hurried decision almost every week.

Forget that this week. 

His matchup with the league's worst pass defense is too attractive to pass up. 

Start him. 


(not mentioned: Tom Brady. If you really need advice to start him, you shouldn't be playing fantasy football)