Early Fantasy Football Week 6 DST Rankings: Kyle Yates’ Top Options Include Detroit Lions, Las Vegas Raiders, and Others

Fantasy football doesn't stop, and it's now time to look at setting our starting lineups for Week 6! Who should you be looking at on defense?

The 2023 NFL season keeps on rolling, which means that fantasy managers are needing to already look ahead to setting their fantasy football lineups for Week 6!

With that in mind, here are my very early Week 6 DST rankings to help you continue to dominate your fantasy football league!

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Which DST Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

1) Philadelphia Eagles | PHI (at NYJ)
2) Baltimore Ravens | BAL (at TEN)
3) San Francisco 49ers | SF (at CLE)
4) Buffalo Bills | BUF (vs. NYG)
5) Dallas Cowboys | DAL (at LAC)
6) Kansas City Chiefs | KC (vs. DEN)
7) Miami Dolphins | MIA (vs. CAR)
8) New Orleans Saints | NO (at HOU)
9) Cleveland Browns | CLE (vs. SF)
10) Detroit Lions | DET (at TB)
11) Washington Commanders | WAS (at ATL)
12) New England Patriots | NE (at LV)
13) Jacksonville Jaguars | JAX (vs. IND)
14) Houston Texans | HOU (vs. NO)
15) New York Jets | NYJ (vs. PHI)

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16) Seattle Seahawks | SEA (at CIN)
17) Las Vegas Raiders | LV (vs. NE)
18) Minnesota Vikings | MIN (at CHI)
19) Los Angeles Chargers | LAC (vs. DAL)
20) Tampa Bay Buccaneers | TB (vs. DET)
21) Los Angeles Rams | LAR (vs. ARI)
22) Cincinnati Bengals | CIN (vs. SEA)
23) Indianapolis Colts | IND (at JAX)
24) Atlanta Falcons | ATL (vs. WAS)
25) Arizona Cardinals | ARI (at LAR)
26) Chicago Bears | CHI (vs. MIN)
27) Tennessee Titans | TEN (vs. BAL)
28) Carolina Panthers | CAR (at MIA)
29) New York Giants | NYG (at BUF)
30) Denver Broncos | DEN (at KC)

The Top DSTs To Start in Week 6

Detroit Lions (vs. TB)

The Lions’ defense is quickly becoming a unit to be feared in the NFL. While it hasn’t translated into top-five fantasy finishes every single week at the DST spot, Detroit’s defense is getting the job done.

With a matchup this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lions should be able to keep the run game in check. As long as they can contain Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, the Lions should be able to do enough to finish as a solid start yet again.

Las Vegas Raiders (vs. NE)

It’s not a pretty start, but fantasy managers are dealing with bye weeks and some tough matchups for their other defenses. Right now, the Patriots’ offense can’t move the ball at all, and Josh McDaniels knows this opposing personnel and their weaknesses pretty well.

You may have to close your eyes as you put them into your starting lineup, but the Raiders’ defense isn’t a bad streaming option in Week 6.

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