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Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

After a down week from the position, are you questioning who to start? Robert has his standard league rankings to help you in deciding which guys to start.

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Another tough week for the Wide Receiver position. We saw Andre Johnson rise from the dead, while on the other side of the field DeAndre Hopkins cemented his status as a top-end receiver. Along with those performances, we didn't see much from the elite guys. Only Beckham Jr., Edelman, and Allen Robinson lived up to their billing. This week we should see the position get back on track. Some of the top receivers have good matchups, allowing them the opportunity right the ship. Once again we have four teams on a bye week, this time though, only a few of the teams have someone we would have been starting.

Teams on Bye: Buccaneers, Cowboys, Rams, Raiders

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants

Eagles

2

Julian Edelman

Patriots

Colts

3

Brandon Marshall

Jets

Redskins

4

A.J. Green

Bengals

Bills

5

DeAndre Hopkins

Texans

Jaguars

6

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos

Browns

7

Emmanuel Sanders

Broncos

Browns

8

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

Steelers

9

Julio Jones

Falcons

Saints

10

Randall Cobb

Packers

Chargers

11

Allen Robinson

Jaguars

Texans

12

Antonio Brown

Steelers

Cardinals

13

T.Y. Hilton

Colts

Patriots

14

Keenan Allen

Chargers

Packers

15

Jeremy Maclin

Chiefs

Vikings

16

Calvin Johnson

Lions

Bears

17

Donte Moncrief

Colts

Patriots

18

Allen Hurns

Jaguars

Texans

19

Brandin Cooks

Saints

Falcons

20

Eric Decker

Jets

Redskins

21

John Brown

Cardinals

Steelers

22

James Jones

Packers

Chargers

23

Anquan Boldin

49ers

Ravens

24

Willie Snead

Saints

Falcons

25

Kendall Wright

Titans

Dolphins

26

Kamar Aiken

Ravens

49ers

27

Jordan Matthews

Eagles

Giants

28

Jarvis Landry

Dolphins

Titans

29

Marquess Wilson

Bears

Lions

30

Travis Benjamin

Browns

Broncos

31

Mike Wallace

Vikings

Chiefs

32

Leonard Hankerson

Falcons

Saints

33

Jamison Crowder

Redskins

Jets

34

Marvin Jones

Bengals

Bills

35

Martavis Bryant

Steelers

Cardinals

36

Ted Ginn Jr.

Panthers

Seahawks

37

Torrey Smith

49ers

Ravens

38

Doug Baldwin

Seahawks

Panthers

39

Pierre Garcon

Redskins

Jets

40

Rishard Matthews

Dolphins

Titans

41

Andre Johnson

Colts

Patriots

42

Josh Huff

Eagles

Giants

43

Golden Tate

Lions

Bears

44

Ty Montgomery

Packers

Chargers

45

Stefon Diggs

Vikings

Chiefs

46

Jermaine Kearse

Seahawks

Panthers

47

Jaelen Strong

Texans

Jaguars

48

Percy Harvin

Bills

Bengals

49

Rueben Randle

Giants

Eagles

50

Malcom Floyd

Chargers

Packers

Brandon Marshall - Hasn't had a week yet scoring less than 12 points. The way he is getting about his points is reminiscent of Marshall in his prime. He has had at least 6 receptions in each week, and has had 3 straight weeks of 100+ yards. The matchup this week against the bad Redskins secondary boosts Marshall all the way up to the 3rd spot in the rankings. A great DFS play as well.

Julio Jones - Clearly looked hurt last week. His owners were bailed out with the fumble recovery TD last week. With a short week here for the Falcons, Jones's recovery time is shorten to the point where I ding him in my rankings. While he is still inside my top 10, I am a little worried about the injury lingering a little bit longer into this game against the Saints.

Antonio Brown - Getting dinged in the rankings like Jones is, but for different reasons. While I still believe that Brown is an elite receiver, having Vick as his QB is really hurting his value. Brown's pure talent is actually carrying his value to stay near the top 10. Brown should not be considered in DFS until Roethlisberger is back.

Willie Snead - Brandin Cooks is still the top Saints receiver, but Snead is coming along as a nice option opposite Cooks on the field. Brees isn't what he used to be, but the Saints offense is conducive to getting receivers some nice numbers. Snead should be a waiver wire pickup this week if he is available, and if you can get him, He may be startable right away. The Falcons shouldn't have a problem beating the Saints, forcing Brees to throw the ball a lot. Snead has a chance to continue rising in the rankings if he can continue to get the targets and yards to justify being a top 20 guy.

Jamison Crowder - After barely cracking my rankings last week, Crowder again goes out and gets more receptions. I briefly wrote about him last week as well, and the message this week is the same. As long as other pass catching options are out, Crowder will continue to get looks, and is proving that he is a better receiver then Garcon. It looks like Crowder will be the number 2 receiver again this week, making him a nice high floor play.

Stefon Diggs - You may have forgotten about Diggs with the Vikings having a bye week last week, but I am intrigued to see if he builds on the production from his first game. I have a strong feeling with the way he played last week and how ineffective Charles Johnson has been, Diggs may be in line to jump Johnson on the roster. Deep league flier this week, but one who should be closely monitored in shallow leagues as well.