Fantasy Football Rankings Week 6, 2020: Model that beat experts says start Raheem Mostert, sit Deshaun Watson
Even though we’re only five weeks into the 2020 NFL season, the Fantasy football injuries have taken their toll. Last week, we saw Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott lost for the season to a gruesome ankle injury. Prescott being out doesn’t just impact his owners, but it also impacts CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup with the offensive changing to fit Andy Dalton’s skillset. Where should every Cowboys player be in your Week 6 Fantasy football rankings?
In order to crush your league, you’ll need a reliable set of 2020 Fantasy football picks and rankings to help you attack the Fantasy football waiver wire, build depth, and make challenging lineup decisions. Before you lock in your lineups, be sure to check out the latest Week 6 Fantasy football rankings from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
When it comes to ranking players, their model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, saying he’d finish as a top-10 player at his position. The result: Metcalf hauled in six passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its Fantasy football rankings for Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
Top Fantasy football picks for Week 6
One player the model is extremely high on this week: 49ers running back Raheem Mostert. After spraining his MCL in a Week 2 win over the Jets, Mostert returned to action last week and was one of the only bright spots in a 43-16 loss at home to Miami. Mostert carried the ball 11 times for 90 yards and added three receptions for 29 yards.
Mostert played in just 48 percent of snaps, but Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson combined for only seven touches to Mostert’s 14. Mostert is clearly the most productive back the 49ers have with Tevin Coleman on injured reserve, which means he should dominate touches even in Kyle Shanahan’s often unpredictable backfield.
That’s why the model ranks him as a top-10 running back for Week 6 against a Rams defense that allows 4.7 yards per carry (23rd in the NFL).
And a massive shocker: Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns last week against the Jaguars, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top 15 at his position. Watson is coming off his best performance of the season, completing 71.4 percent of his passes for over 350 yards and three scores in Houston’s victory over Jacksonville. Watson has now thrown two or more touchdowns in each of his last three games. However, Watson and the Texans face