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Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings

With Calvin Johnson likely out this week, who takes over the top spot for week 6? Check out Robert's top 50 WR's for week 6 to find out.

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The year just seems to be flying by so far, as we are already in week 6 of the season.  At this point in the season, those guys you drafted high who are not performing, Larry Fitzgerald, have no reason to be considered for your starting lineup.  It may also be more beneficial to drop those kinds of players, and pick up guys who have more upside.  By taking a chance on someone with high upside, you afford yourself the chance to hit it big later in the year, when the fantasy playoffs are in action.  Don't go too far in that direction though, as someone like Andre Johnson who is still being targeted plenty still deserves to be on your roster, and possibly starting in your FLEX spot.  Remember that there are two teams on bye this week, which I will have listed below.  With that, let's take a look at the rankings and comments on a few of the guys.

Vincent Jackson - I wrote a little bit about him on Monday, but to reiterate one point from it, Mike Glennon is now his QB.  The same guy who helped him become a great fantasy option last year is throwing him the football again.  Last weeks game may look like an aberration compared to the past weeks, but it is actually the start of what will be some great weeks coming forward for Jackson

Golden Tate - There is no way the Lions try to play Calvin Johnson again, so that means Golden Tate is the number one target.  After showcasing his skills the past few weeks, Stafford has to feel comfortable throwing him the football.  Playing against the Vikings, I could easily see 100+ yards and a score for Tate.

Emmanuel Sanders - Even with Demaryius Thomas having an amazing game, and Wes Welker becoming more involved in the offense, Sanders has improved his production.  With Manning now finally hitting his stride again, Sanders will see similar stats to Eric Decker last year, and that made him a top ten WR when all was said and done.  I'm not worried about Welker, as Sanders is the better player, and banking on the health of Welker is not something I want to do.

Brian Quick - All he does is produce right now.  Austin Davis has proven to be a capable QB, which is great news for Quick owners.  Because Quick is able to create separation when running routes, he makes any QB's job easier.  This will continue in week 6 as he is destined to score another TD

T.Y. Hilton - I'll admit that I was not a fan of Hilton before the season, but that has been slowly changing for me.  I tend to lower the high risk plays in my rankings each week, and that is what I presumed Hilton would be.  That has not been the case, as Hilton has turned into a high volume receiver with this pass-happy offense.  Hasn't scored a TD yet, but that will be coming very soon I feel like.

James Jones - Could see himself shoot up my ranks with another solid week here.  It was thought that he would be left for dead by leaving Aaron Rodgers and going to a QB mess in Oakland.  What people, myself included, didn't see was the volume of targets he would get in Oakland.  His natural skills have been on display, as he is really the only target one can trust there.

Michael Crabtree - A player that should be considered consistent has had an up and down year so far.  The maturity of Colin Kaepernick has actually hurt Crabtree to this point, as he is going through his progressions more.  Boldin and Stevie Johnson have been having some decent weeks, while Crabtree is left out in the cold.  I don't see this trend continuing, but I need to see him perform well, or just get a nice volume of targets before I can trust him again.

Teams On Bye: Kansas City, and New Orleans

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons Bears
2 Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos Jets
3 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals Panthers
4 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers Dolphins
5 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers Browns
6 Jeremy Maclin Philadelphia Eagles Giants
7 Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers Dolphins
8 Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears Falcons
9 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys Seahawks
10 Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ravens
11 Golden Tate Detroit Lions Vikings
12 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Colts
13 Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos Jets
14 Steve Smith Sr. Baltimore Ravens Buccaneers
15 Brandon Marshall Chicago Bears Falcons
16 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons Bears
17 Brian Quick St. Louis Rams 49ers
18 Victor Cruz New York Giants Eagles
19 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts Texans
20 Michael Floyd Arizona Cardinals Redskins
21 DeSean Jackson Washington Redskins Cardinals
22 Pierre Garcon Washington Redskins Cardinals
23 Mike Wallace Miami Dolphins Packers
24 Kelvin Benjamin Carolina Panthers Bengals
25 Andre Johnson Houston Texans Colts
26 Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills Patriots
27 Percy Harvin Seattle Seahawks Cowboys
28 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts Texans
29 Kendall Wright Tennessee Titans Jaguars
30 James Jones Oakland Raiders Chargers
31 Rueben Randle New York Giants Eagles
32 Eric Decker New York Jets Broncos
33 Justin Hunter Tennessee Titans Jaguars
34 Terrance Williams Dallas Cowboys Seahawks
35 Julian Edelman New England Patriots Bills
36 Michael Crabtree San Francisco 49ers Rams
37 Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers Raiders
38 Allen Robinson Jacksonville Jaguars Titans
39 Malcom Floyd San Diego Chargers Raiders
40 Cordarrelle Patterson Minnesota Vikings Lions
41 Anquan Boldin San Francisco 49ers Rams
42 Wes Welker Denver Broncos Jets
43 Andrew Hawkins Cleveland Browns Steelers
44 Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants Eagles
45 Allen Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars Titans
46 Mohamed Sanu Cincinnati Bengals Panthers
47 Markus Wheaton Pittsburgh Steelers Browns
48 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Redskins
49 John Brown Arizona Cardinals Redskins
50 Torrey Smith Baltimore Ravens Buccaneers