The Denver Broncos might be fantasy's best bad real-life football team, save for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

The Broncos finally have a strong ground game, even if it appears they don't know fully know what they have yet, and offense capable of generating explosive gains. Case Keenum flashed some nice garbage-time productivity a week ago. Emmanuel Sanders is WR21 overall, with more total yards than all but 12 wideouts. And the defense ... never mind, the defense stinks in fantasy and reality, probably a bad sign for defensive-minded head coach Vance Joseph, but that's a different column for a different day.

Let's focus instead for a minute on Denver's run game (these are PFW's Week 6 RB rankings, after all), where rookies Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman comprise fantasy's only top-20 tandem outside of the electrifying Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler combo.

Lindsay (RB18 overall) and Freeman (RB20) have combined for five scores and 664 yards from scrimmage, which is particularly impressive when considering they're ceding third-down duties to Devontae Booker, whose 109 snaps on offense are only nine fewer than Lindsay (118) and 11 less than Freeman (120). Sure, Lindsay's Week 2 ejection before halftime skews the usage numbers a tad, but the point remains. The question is whether the trend will remain too.

When the Los Angeles Rams touch down at Mile High on Sunday, they could be without two of their top three receivers, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp, both of whom remain in concussion protocol. We're not quite on upset alert, but it wouldn't be stunning if those absences contributed to Sean McVay's offense at least coming down to earth a bit. Moreover, the Rams defense is a lot stouter against the pass than the run, where they had trouble with Seattle's own two-headed backfield of Chris Carson and Mike Davis on Sunday.

Lindsay and Freeman could both be in line for big days Sunday, when Denver likely will again provide more hope to fantasy owners than Broncos fans.

1. Todd Gurley, Rams at Broncos

2. James Conner, Steelers at Bengals

3. Melvin Gordon, Chargers at Browns

4. Saquon Barkley, Giants vs. Eagles

5. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys vs. Jaguars

6. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers at Washington

7. David Johnson, Cardinals at Vikings

8. Joe Mixon, Bengals vs. Steelers

9. Sony Michel, Patriots vs. Chiefs

10. Kareem Hunt, Chiefs at Patriots

11. James White, Patriots vs. Chiefs

12. Tevin Coleman, Falcons at Buccaneers

13. Carlos Hyde, Browns vs. Chargers

14. Lamar Miller, Texans vs. Bills

15. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars at Cowboys

16. Adrian Peterson, Washington vs. Panthers

17. Chris Carson, Seahawks at Raiders

18. Marshawn Lynch, Raiders vs. Seahawks

19. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos vs. Rams

20. Alex Collins, Ravens at Titans

21. Dion Lewis, Titans vs. Ravens

22. Royce Freeman, Broncos vs. Rams

23. Isaiah Crowell, Jets vs. Colts

24. Jordan Howard, Bears at Dolphins

25. Austin Ekeler, Chargers at Browns

26. Nyheim Hines, Colts at Jets

27. LeSean McCoy, Bills at Texans

28. Aaron Jones, Packers vs. 49ers

29. Latavius Murray, Vikings vs. Cardinals

30. Javorius Allen, Ravens at Titans

31. Corey Clement, Eagles at Giants

32. Wendell Smallwood, Eagles at Giants

33. Peyton Barber, Bucs at Falcons

34. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins vs. Bears

35. Tarik Cohen, Bears at Dolphins

36. Derrick Henry, Titans vs. Ravens

37. Chris Thompson, Washington vs. Panthers

38. Alfred Morris, 49ers at Packers

39. Duke Johnson, Browns vs. Chargers

40. Mike Davis, Seahawks

41. Ito Smith, Falcons vs. Bucs

42. Ronald Jones, Bucs at Falcons

43. Alfred Blue, Texans vs. Bills

44. Jamaal Williams, Packers vs. 49ers

45. Frank Gore, Dolphins vs. Bears

46. Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers at Packers

47. Jordan Wilkins, Colts at Jets

48. Devontae Booker, Broncos vs. Rams

49. Mark Walton, Bengals vs. Steelers

50. Jalen Richard, Raiders vs. Seahawks

Not listed because of injuries: Devonta Freeman, Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Marlon Mack, Darren Sproles