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Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings – Week 6


The 2023-24 NFL season has been outstanding so far. Already there have been a ton of breakout players and fantasy duds that have made the game so entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that quarterbacks like Jordan Love and Kenny Pickett will be out this week. On top of that injuries have started to mount up at this point of the season. It is always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the fantasy football week 6 quarterback rankings.

[Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to Injured Reserve List]

[Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week]


Must Start- a player who should definitely be in your lineup that week because of the combination of matchup and talent. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and could repeat the production most weeks.

Starter- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.

Low-End Starter- a player who should be started in most lineups but can possibly bottom out and finish below average on a given week. A high ceiling play in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.

Streamer- a player who could be a perfect replacement for a starter for a week or two. Starting this player may not win you your lineup but they will make sure that your production out of that position will not lose you your matchup either. Also a viable option in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.

Deep League Streamer- a player who could fill a void at a position in a deeper league. Their ceiling may be close to average point production at the position but their floor is enough to get through the week. A reasonable player to have in your lineup in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.

Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.


Category Name Opponent Ranking
Must Start Patrick Mahomes vs Denver Broncos QB1
Must Start Josh Allen vs New York Giants QB2
Must Start Jalen Hurts vs New York Jets QB3
Starter Justin Fields vs Minnesota Vikings QB4
Starter Lamar Jackson vs Tennessee Titans QB5
Starter Justin Herbert* vs Dallas Cowboys QB6
Starter Tua Tagovailoa vs Carolina Panthers QB7
Starter Kirk Cousins vs Chicago Bears QB8
Low-End Starter Matthew Stafford vs Arizona Cardinals QB9
Low-End Starter Joe Burrow vs Seattle Seahawks QB10
Low-End Starter Trevor Lawerence vs Indianapolis Colts QB11
Low-End Starter Russell Wilson vs Kansas City Chiefs QB12
Low-End Starter Brock Purdy vs Cleveland Browns QB13
Streamer Geno Smith* vs Cincinnati Bengals QB14
Streamer Dak Prescott vs Los Angeles Chargers QB15
Streamer Deshaun Watson* vs San Francisco 49ers QB16
Streamer Baker Mayfield vs Detroit Lions QB17
Streamer C.J. Stroud vs New Orleans Saints QB18
Streamer Jared Goff vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB19
Streamer Joshua Dobbs vs Los Angeles Rams QB20
Streamer Sam Howell vs Atlanta Falcons QB21
Deep League Streamer Desmond Ridder vs Washington Commanders QB22
Deep League Streamer Gardner Minshew vs Jacksonville Jaguars QB23
Leave on the Bench Bryce Young vs Miami Dolphins QB24
Leave on the Bench Derek Carr vs Houston Texans QB25
Leave on the Bench Daniel Jones* vs Buffalo Bills QB26
Leave on the Bench Jimmy Garoppolo vs New England Patriots QB27
Leave on the Bench Zach Wilson vs Philadelphia Eagles QB28
Leave on the Bench Ryan Tannehill vs Baltimore Ravens QB29
Leave on the Bench Mac Jones vs Las Vegas Raiders QB30

Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday

QB6 Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert broke the middle finger on his non-throwing hand two weeks ago. He isn’t expected to miss any time. But if Herbert was to miss Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys Easton Stick would be the QB30 behind Mac Jones.

QB14 Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks

Geno Smith suffered a knee injury two weeks ago against the New York Giants. He finished the game against the Giants and then had the week off because of the bye. If Smith was to miss Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals Drew Lock would become the QB28 between Zach Wilson and Ryan Tannehill.

QB16 Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns

Deshaun Watson was a late scratch two weeks ago because of his bruised rotator cuff. He is considered day-to-day with the injury. If Watson was to miss Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers he would become QB30 behind Mac Jones.

QB26 Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Daniel Jones suffered a neck injury last week against the Miami Dolphins. The Giants are currently optimistic about Jones’ status going into next week. If Jones misses Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills Tyrod Taylor becomes the QB28 between Zach Wilson and Ryan Tannehill.

Players that are currently not expected to play

Anthony Richardson, Indianapolis Colts

Anthony Richardson suffered a Grade 3 AC joint sprain last week against the Tennessee Titans. He is expected to miss some time with the injury. Gardner Minshew will be the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts while Richardson is out.

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