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Published: Oct. 14, 2015 at 10:14 a.m.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2015 at 01:41 p.m.

Top 25 ranked fantasy players for Week 6

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players for Week 6 per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but it's a great way to get a quick sense of how well our experts collectively think each player will perform each week. You can view the full rankings HERE to help get your starting lineup set in stone prior to the kickoff of this weekend's games.

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  • Gronk is one of the easiest players to rank each and every week. No one else has an advantage over the rest of their position quite like Gronk. 25

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    Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots

    Gronk is one of the easiest players to rank each and every week. No one else has an advantage over the rest of their position quite like Gronk.

  • Brady against the "Deflategate" accusers? Yeah ... something tells us he'll be ready and willing to repeat the AFC Championship Game result on Sunday. Except with more touchdowns coming from his right arm. 24

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    Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

    Brady against the "Deflategate" accusers? Yeah ... something tells us he'll be ready and willing to repeat the AFC Championship Game result on Sunday. Except with more touchdowns coming from his right arm.

  • Bell has had over 100 total yards and a touchdown in each of his three starts this season. Yeah, he's pretty good. 23

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    Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Bell has had over 100 total yards and a touchdown in each of his three starts this season. Yeah, he's pretty good.

  • After a rough Week 1, Peterson hasn't scored fewer than 15.4 fantasy points in a week since. Rested after his bye, he should be able to run roughshod over the Chiefs. 22

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    Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

    After a rough Week 1, Peterson hasn't scored fewer than 15.4 fantasy points in a week since. Rested after his bye, he should be able to run roughshod over the Chiefs.

  • Rodgers admitted the offense was struggling a bit, and now he gets a lesser defensive unit at home? We like his odds of a rebound. 21

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    Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

    Rodgers admitted the offense was struggling a bit, and now he gets a lesser defensive unit at home? We like his odds of a rebound.

  • Eifert put together a dominant two-touchdown performance against the Seahawks last week, and will look to carry that over against the Bills. We like his chances. 20

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    Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

    Eifert put together a dominant two-touchdown performance against the Seahawks last week, and will look to carry that over against the Bills. We like his chances.

  • Hopkins is currently on pace for 236 targets in a year. The most ever in a season (since they were a tracked statistic) was 208 by Ron Moore in 1997 with the Cardinals. Hopkins could crush that in 2015. 19

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    DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

    Hopkins is currently on pace for 236 targets in a year. The most ever in a season (since they were a tracked statistic) was 208 by Ron Moore in 1997 with the Cardinals. Hopkins could crush that in 2015.

  • OBJ suffered a hamstring injury last week, but it appears to be minor. After all, he did return to the lineup and immediately draw a pass interference penalty. He could have a field day against the Eagles secondary. 18

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    Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants

    OBJ suffered a hamstring injury last week, but it appears to be minor. After all, he did return to the lineup and immediately draw a pass interference penalty. He could have a field day against the Eagles secondary.

  • Even though Olsen has only played in four games, he's still tied for fourth among tight ends in terms of targets. He should be able to find space against the Seahawks this week, much like Eifert did last week. 17

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    Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

    Even though Olsen has only played in four games, he's still tied for fourth among tight ends in terms of targets. He should be able to find space against the Seahawks this week, much like Eifert did last week.

  • Palmer was the picture of efficiency last week, scoring over 18 fantasy points on a mere 14 pass attempts! He should have an easier time this weekend against a banged up Steelers secondary. 16

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    Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals

    Palmer was the picture of efficiency last week, scoring over 18 fantasy points on a mere 14 pass attempts! He should have an easier time this weekend against a banged up Steelers secondary.

  • As Forte goes, so too does the Bears offense. I wrote that last week and it still holds true. His 609 total yards are second only to Devonta Freeman. He could run wild against Detroit this week. 15

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    Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears

    As Forte goes, so too does the Bears offense. I wrote that last week and it still holds true. His 609 total yards are second only to Devonta Freeman. He could run wild against Detroit this week.

  • Foster clearly wasn't 100 percent last Thursday night against the Colts, but he still proved why he's one of the league's best backs. After an extended rest, we like his chances of another solid outing against the Jaguars. 14

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    Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans

    Foster clearly wasn't 100 percent last Thursday night against the Colts, but he still proved why he's one of the league's best backs. After an extended rest, we like his chances of another solid outing against the Jaguars.

  • We wanted to make sure the Dalton we'd seen the first four weeks wasn't a fluke, and he proved that with a 27.04 outing against the Seahawks. He's now entered must-start territory, as crazy as that sounds. 13

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    Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

    We wanted to make sure the Dalton we'd seen the first four weeks wasn't a fluke, and he proved that with a 27.04 outing against the Seahawks. He's now entered must-start territory, as crazy as that sounds.

  • Welcome back Antonio Gates! It was great seeing old No. 85 catching touchdowns from Philip Rivers again. He might have more trouble against the Packers, but we like how much Rivers likes to target Gates. 12

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    Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers

    Welcome back Antonio Gates! It was great seeing old No. 85 catching touchdowns from Philip Rivers again. He might have more trouble against the Packers, but we like how much Rivers likes to target Gates.

  • Freeman leads the NFL in total yards and touchdowns through five weeks. He's been a revelation and seems determined to hold off Tevin Coleman for the majority of the touches in this backfield. 11

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    Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

    Freeman leads the NFL in total yards and touchdowns through five weeks. He's been a revelation and seems determined to hold off Tevin Coleman for the majority of the touches in this backfield.

  • With Jamaal Charles lost for the season with a torn ACL, his share of the offensive touches will be divvied up among Charcandrick West, Jeremy Maclin and Kelce. Here's to hoping Kelce gets more targets this week than the last few. 10

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    Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

    With Jamaal Charles lost for the season with a torn ACL, his share of the offensive touches will be divvied up among Charcandrick West, Jeremy Maclin and Kelce. Here's to hoping Kelce gets more targets this week than the last few.

  • Edelman's lowest yardage output on the season was 85 yards back in Week 3. He's a PPR-machine and one of Brady's most trusted targets. He should see plenty of work on Sunday. 9

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    Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

    Edelman's lowest yardage output on the season was 85 yards back in Week 3. He's a PPR-machine and one of Brady's most trusted targets. He should see plenty of work on Sunday.

  • Lacy (and the entire Packers offense) struggled to get going last week against a stout Rams front. With another weak to heal his ankle, Lacy should rebound nicely against the Chargers. 8

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    Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers

    Lacy (and the entire Packers offense) struggled to get going last week against a stout Rams front. With another weak to heal his ankle, Lacy should rebound nicely against the Chargers.

  • Bennett is the NFL's most targeted tight end through five weeks, and we expect him to see plenty more against Detroit with the Bears wide receivers seemingly constantly battling injuries. 7

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    Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears

    Bennett is the NFL's most targeted tight end through five weeks, and we expect him to see plenty more against Detroit with the Bears wide receivers seemingly constantly battling injuries.

  • Fitzgerald is proving to be one of the best draft bargains in fantasy this year, and has been an absolute stud in the stat sheets. Look for him to show up big in the state of his alma mater. 6

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    Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

    Fitzgerald is proving to be one of the best draft bargains in fantasy this year, and has been an absolute stud in the stat sheets. Look for him to show up big in the state of his alma mater.

  • Green has been "quiet" since thrashing the Ravens for over 200 receiving yards, but he had a long touchdown called back on a ticky-tack penalty last week. He's still Dalton's favorite target and surefire WR1. 5

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    A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    Green has been "quiet" since thrashing the Ravens for over 200 receiving yards, but he had a long touchdown called back on a ticky-tack penalty last week. He's still Dalton's favorite target and surefire WR1.

  • It's clear that some of us are a tad worried about Jones' hamstring than others. The Falcons seem convinced he'll play, and if he does, he's a WR1. 4

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    Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

    It's clear that some of us are a tad worried about Jones' hamstring than others. The Falcons seem convinced he'll play, and if he does, he's a WR1.

  • Ryan didn't live up to expectations last week, but the Saints secondary is a mess. Look for Matty Ice to rebound and try to put the Saints' postseason hopes on ice. 3

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    Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

    Ryan didn't live up to expectations last week, but the Saints secondary is a mess. Look for Matty Ice to rebound and try to put the Saints' postseason hopes on ice.

  • Cobb didn't get much done last week, but we expect the Packers offense to get back on track sooner rather than later. Look for Rodgers' No. 1 target to post a solid total in Week 6. 2

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    Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers

    Cobb didn't get much done last week, but we expect the Packers offense to get back on track sooner rather than later. Look for Rodgers' No. 1 target to post a solid total in Week 6.

  • The Saints will be determined to get a win on Thursday when Atlanta comes to town. Ingram could see a healthy dose of carries to keep Julio Jones et al on the sidelines as long as possible. 1

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    Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints

    The Saints will be determined to get a win on Thursday when Atlanta comes to town. Ingram could see a healthy dose of carries to keep Julio Jones et al on the sidelines as long as possible.