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Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

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Byes are not a big factor this week, but injuries could shake-up the rankings. Nick Petraccione shares his top-50 wide receivers for Week 6.

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A new number one emerges in my rankings this week: DeAndre Hopkins. After being in the top ten virtually every week, it's time he obtained a spot at the top. He's averaging a little over eight receptions per game and is part of the elite class of fantasy receivers. Don't forget he's only had one game below 25 fantasy points thus far in PPR formats. With the 15 targets he sees on average per game, he's primed for a performance to top the charts.

The good thing about this week is that I'm not too worried about the teams on byes. Only a few players miss the list because of it (Cooper, Evans, Jackson). But enough commentary, let's get to the rankings.

BYE WEEKS: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

@JAC

2

Odell Beckham Jr.

NYG

@PHI

3

Julio Jones

ATL

@NO

4

Brandon Marshall

NYJ

WAS

5

Julian Edelman

NE

@IND

6

A.J. Green

CIN

@BUF

7

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

@PIT

8

Randall Cobb

GB

SD

9

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

@CLE

10

Calvin Johnson

DET

CHI

11

Keenan Allen

SD

@GB

12

Jeremy Maclin

KC

@MIN

13

Antonio Brown

PIT

ARI

14

Allen Robinson

JAC

HOU

15

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

@CLE

16

Brandin Cooks

NO

ATL

17

T.Y. Hilton

IND

NE

18

James Jones

GB

SD

19

Anquan Boldin

SF

BAL

20

Allen Hurns

JAC

HOU

21

Willie Snead

NO

ATL

22

Jarvis Landry

MIA

@TEN

23

Eric Decker

NYJ

WAS

24

John Brown

ARI

@PIT

25

Jordan Matthews

PHI

NYG

26

Kendall Wright

TEN

MIA

27

Pierre Garcon

WAS

@NYJ

28

Kamar Aiken

BAL

@SF

29

Marquess Wilson

CHI

@DET

30

Donte Moncrief

IND

NE

31

Golden Tate

DET

CHI

32

Mike Wallace

MIN

KC

33

Leonard Hankerson

ATL

@NO

34

Rishard Matthews

MIA

@TEN

35

Marvin Jones

CIN

@BUF

36

Travis Benjamin

CLE

DEN

37

Alshon Jeffery

CHI

@DET

38

Dwayne Harris

NYG

@PHI

39

Jamison Crowder

WAS

@NYJ

40

Torrey Smith

SF

BAL

41

Ted Ginn Jr.

CAR

@SEA

42

Percy Harvin

BUF

CIN

43

Andre Johnson

IND

NE

44

Doug Baldwin

SEA

CAR

45

Martavis Bryant

PIT

ARI

46

Ty Montgomery

GB

SD

47

Sammy Watkins

BUF

CIN

48

Jermaine Kearse

SEA

CAR

49

Stefon Diggs

MIN

KC

50

Mohamed Sanu

CIN

@BUF

A big trend this week more so than in the past are questionable injuries. There are a lot of game time decisions that could potentially shake up my rankings, like Sammy Watkins, Steve Smith Sr., and Alshon Jeffery. All have the potential to play this week. Pay attention to their status' throughout the week and especially before games kick off. You don't want to miss their production if they start or lose points if they come back and take all the targets away from their backups.

Marquess Wilson falls into this category. His value this week is going to rely upon the status of his teammates. If Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal don't suit up on Sunday, Wilson is a viable flex option. He has taken advantage of the opportunity in the main role, posting six receptions for 80 yards in week 4 and six receptions for 85 yards and a TD in week 5. If Jeffery and Royal remain sidelined, Wilson should see consistent production again. That being said, if Jeffery plays, he is has top-15 upside this week and Wilson's stock falls dramatically.

I think Anquan Boldin is a top-20 play this week with top-15 upside. When Colin Kaepernick finds his rhythm, Boldin is his favorite go-to and we saw that last week. Also, Boldin is going up against his former team, the Ravens. If we learned anything from Andre Johnson's performance against his former Texans last week, it's that there is a little more fire in a player when they face a team that dumped them. With chemistry back between Boldin and Kaepernick and a defense giving up 285.2 yards per game, the 49ers receiver is primed for a big week.

My sleeper this week is Ted Ginn Jr. He's quietly put up three consecutive double digit weeks and even posted two touchdowns last week. Also, he's available in most leagues. The only problem is that Ginn is on the road facing an extremely tough Seattle defense. Although he isn't a reception hog, one deep ball or one return could change his whole day. It's a risky bet that I would only consider in deeper leagues, but the reward could be worth it.