Fantasy Football Week 6 RB Rankings: Todd Gurley Injury Fallout

Getty Star running back Todd Gurley is on the move.

On the surface, Todd Gurley had seemed to finally reclaim his fantasy stardom from years past. The Los Angeles Rams running back was the seventh-highest scoring running back in fantasy football over the previous two weeks of play. However, Gurley was recently ruled out for Week 6 with an injury.

Is his recent success transferable to the rest of the Los Angeles Rams running backs this week in a tough matchup?

All this and more in our Fantasy Football Week 6 Running Back Rankings.

* Player rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Better Than Usual

  1. Last Week’s Better Than Usual:
  2. James White – 13.2 pts. (RB20)

Redskins RBs vs. MIA

Washington’s rushing offense averages less than 69 ypg on the season. To put that in perspective 12 singular players average more rushing yards than the Redskins do as an entire team on a per-game basis. Washington made a coaching change this week, appointing former offensive line coach Bill Callahan to the head job for the ‘Skins. Don’t be surprised to see the coach make a valiant effort to get the run game going in DC. Miami has surrendered the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. They are nearly equally generous to running backs through the air as they are on the ground, allowing five rushing touchdowns to four receiving touchdowns in 2019. Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson have some flex appeal this week when you take into consideration that four teams are on a bye in Week 6.


Worse Than Usual

  1. Last Week’s Worse Than Usual:
  2. Le’Veon Bell – 15.8 pts. (RB17)

Rams RBs vs. SF

Todd Gurley averaged 22.35 fantasy points since Week 4. Unfortunately, those numbers are mostly masked by Gurley’s ability to find the end zone. The running back has averaged between 3.1 and 3.9 ypc in each of his past four games. The San Francisco 49ers defense may be the best in all of football at the moment. They’ve surrendered zero touchdowns to opposing running backs this season, while only allowing one RB to eclipse double-digit fantasy points (Nick Chubb – 10.4 pts. in Week 5). Malcolm Brown has averaged just 2.71 ypc since Week 2, while Darrell Henderson has totaled zero yards from scrimmage thus far this season. As odd as it may seem, I perfer Henderson this week based on his receiving ability. However, both scare me in a starting fantasy role.


Week 6 PPR Fantasy Rankings: Running Backs

  1. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEsFlex | DST | K]
  • Better Than Usual *
  • Worse Than Usual *
Rank RBs TEAM Opp.

1

Christian McCaffrey CAR

at TB

2

Ezekiel Elliott DAL

at NYJ

3

Dalvin Cook MIN

vs. PHI

4

Alvin Kamara NO

at JAC

5

David Johnson ARI

vs. ATL

6

Saquon Barkley NYG Q

at NE

7

Nick Chubb CLE

vs. SEA

8

Mark Ingram BAL

vs. CIN

9

Chris Carson SEA

at CLE

10

Leonard Fournette JAC

vs. NO

11

Le’Veon Bell NYJ

vs. DAL

12

Austin Ekeler LAC

vs. PIT

13

Todd Gurley* LAR

vs. SF

14

James Conner PIT

at LAC

15

Kerryon Johnson DET

at GB

16

Derrick Henry TEN

at DEN

17

Aaron Jones GB

vs. DET

18

Melvin Gordon LAC

vs. PIT

19

James White NE

vs. NYG

20

Damien Williams KC

vs. HOU

21

Joe Mixon CIN

at BAL

22

Sony Michel NE

vs. NYG

23

Devonta Freeman ATL

at ARI

24

Phillip Lindsay DEN

vs. TEN

25

Tevin Coleman SF

at LAR

26

Jordan Howard PHI

at MIN

27

Ronald Jones II TB

vs. CAR

28

Carlos Hyde HOU

at KC

29

Chris Thompson* WAS

at MIA

30

Matt Breida SF

at LAR

31

LeSean McCoy KC

vs. HOU

32

Kenyan Drake MIA

vs. WAS

33

Peyton Barber TB

vs. CAR

34

Miles Sanders PHI

at MIN

35

Royce Freeman DEN

vs. TEN

36

Wayne Gallman NYG

at NE

37

Duke Johnson HOU

at KC

38

Jaylen Samuels PIT

at LAC

39

Adrian Peterson* WAS

at MIA

40

Rex Burkhead NE

vs. NYG

41

Malcolm Brown LAR

vs. SF

42

Ito Smith ATL

at ARI

43

Giovani Bernard CIN

at BAL

44

Dion Lewis TEN

at DEN

45

Darrel Williams KC

vs. HOU

46

C.J. Prosise SEA

at CLE

47

Tony Pollard DAL

at NYJ

48

Darren Sproles PHI

at MIN

49

Jon Hilliman NYG

at NE

50

Raheem Mostert SF

at LAR

51

Latavius Murray NO

at JAC

52

Jeff Wilson Jr. SF

at LAR

53

Elijhaa Penny NYG

at NE

  1. Week 6: Fantasy Rankings by Position
  2. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEsFlex | DST | K]

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