Last week’s bye didn’t really effect the wide receiver position that much. Of the six teams on the bye the only guys absent with starter value were OBJ, Jarvis Landry, Antonio Brown, and possibly Mike Wallace.
But this week is different. There are six teams and everyone of them has a great fantasy WR (I still consider Hopkins a top edge WR, his QB isn’t though). And to make it even worse, a lot of these teams have two or more players you can start. Long story short, the player pool this week for wide outs is the smallest it will be all season. But, let’s get to the rankings so I can show you who I think are the best plays for this heavy bye week.
BYE WEEKS: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, Washington
|4||Odell Beckham Jr.||NYG||PHI|
|50||Dorial Green Beckham||PHI||@NYG|
Green Bay Receivers - Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery should be back this week. In this Packers offense, any receiver is a valuable play, especially Monty who will take backfield carries too. In terms of Devante Adams, his value goes down a bit with so many more options lined up next to him, but he has still established himself in this offense as a reliable target. This will be a shared offense between all receivers and that's why I have them all close to each other in the rankings, minus Nelson who is a clear number one.
Allen Robinson - This guy has been a thorn in the side of fantasy owners all season. He came into the season as a premiere player, and besides a guy like DeAndre Hopkins, he's had the most disappointing season out of all WR's. He had a nice little span of two games before his bye in Week 5, but now I am starting to see him as a boom-bust. If he can't get into the end zone, his day is pretty much going to be the regular mediocre performance. The good news is that he leads the team in targets (70), the bad news is he catches only 45% of them. But I'm giving him upside this week as he faces a Chiefs defense that has some holes in it. He's a hit or miss, but he with the nice matchup he's a WR2.
Corey Coleman - Coleman has been cleared to play with the team after missing six weeks to a hand injury, although he's listed as questionable. The Browns can't wait to their first round draft pick back (15th overall). He's showed a lot of potential in the two games that he played and I expect him to come back, and like Donte Moncrief, have an instant impact. The Browns should be down most of the game to Dallas so they should be throwing the ball a lot. Coleman is aa solid flex option.