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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide receivers for Week 6

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for Week 6.

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There really aren’t many wide receivers that were drafted rather high and are killing fantasy teams right now. Amari Cooper and Martavis Bryant come to mind. Maybe Doug Baldwin. But that’s really about it.

The premium receivers have paid off for the most part, and it’s no surprise to see the same names continue to feature atop these lists. Let’s hope the good energy and good performances keep coming.

Let’s see which receivers will have a great, adequate or poor Week 6.

Week 6 - WR Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Antonio Brown PIT @KC AB got back on track despite Big Ben imploding last week. KC has given up the 3rd-most fantasy points to WRs.
2 Julio Jones ATL MIA Continues to be limited in practice, so monitor that. At home and MIA has no one who can even contain Julio.
3 Jordy Nelson GB @MIN The best to score a TD on any given week, Jordy has scored 33 in last 37 games and 3 in 2 games vs. MIN in '16.
4 Michael Thomas NO DET A trip to Slay island won't matter at home, where Brees and the NO offense always balls.
5 DeAndre Hopkins HOU CLE CLE has been surprisingly stingy vs. WRs but Hopkins is a target machine right now.
6 Chris Hogan NE @NYJ 5 TDs over last 4 games and tied for 2nd in RZ targets this season.
7 Keenan Allen LAC @OAK OAK gave up 133 yards to Mike Wallace and 6 catches to Jeremy Maclin last week. Allen should eat against that secondary.
8 T.Y. Hilton IND @TEN Even Jarvis Landry can score a TD against TEN secondary. Combined for 12/230/2 line vs. TEN in '16.
9 Larry Fitzgerald ARI TB TB has gotten wrecked by slot WRs and has given up the most fantasy points to WRs in general this season.
10 Brandin Cooks NE @NYJ A player with peaks and valleys, the Jets' secondary can provide some boom potential.
11 Mike Evans TB @ARI Jameis' inefficiency killed him last week and will be shadowed by Pat Pete, but hard to knock down a stud so far.
12 Stefon Diggs MIN GB GB has given up 7 double-digit (PPR) WR performances this season. If the groin doesn't bother him, he's a WR1.
13 Devin Funchess CAR PHI Knee injury is a bit of a concern, but he's out-targeted and out-produced KB each of last two weeks. PHI secondary is terrible.
14 Amari Cooper OAK LAC Call me a hopeful optimist, but this is a massive squeaky wheel situation with Carr returning. LAC has given up 8 WR TDs.
15 Golden Tate DET @NO NO has given up massive games out of the slot to Thielen and Hogan. Tate could have a field day in the dome.
16 Davante Adams GB @MIN Should match up often with Trae Waynes, who has gotten burned consistently this season.
17 Michael Crabtree OAK LAC Crabtree has been much more consistent than Cooper and LAC has given up 8 WR TDs.
18 Emmanuel Sanders DEN NYG Should see Eli Apple often instead of Jenkins, setting up for a very good game. Top 12 WR in RZ targets.
19 Kelvin Benjamin CAR PHI Has been efficient with his limited targets and PHI gives up the 2nd-most fantasy points to WRs.
20 Rishard Matthews TEN IND As long as Mariota is back, Matthews could show out on MNF against arguably the worst secondary in the league.
21 Tyreek Hill KC PIT Salvaged last week's performance with a return TD. As boom or bust as it gets but his booms are massive.
22 Pierre Garcon SF @WAS With Norman out, Garcon could once again post very usable WR2/3 numbers.
23 Adam Thielen MIN GB If Diggs is limited in any way, Thielen could explode, Will have a solid game regardless in a game MIN has to throw a lot.
24 Jarvis Landry MIA @ATL With Parker likely out and MIA likely to be behind all game, Landry could flirt with 10+ receptions.
25 Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS SF Will assume WAS found more ways to get him going during the bye week. SF is a sweet matchup.
26 John Brown ARI TB TB actually hasn't gotten beat all that often but Brown has regained #2 WR duties on offense that throws a ton.
27 Martavis Bryant PIT @KC KC has gotten beat deep rather consistently. I don't buy reports that his usage could be scaled back. Big plays are coming.
28 DeSean Jackson TB @ARI Likely to match up with Justin Bethel the whole game, D-Jax could blow up if Winston could be any sort of accurate.
29 Alshon Jeffery PHI @CAR Has been as inconsistent as expected in an offense that spreads it out. @CAR is another tough draw for him.
30 Will Fuller HOU CLE He can't score 2 TDs every game, right? Right? We might not find out until after they play CLE's sieve of a defense.
31 Demaryius Thomas DEN NYG Janoris Jenkins is a legitimate shutdown corner and should shadow Thomas almost all game.
32 Marvin Jones Jr. DET @NO He could struggle if Marshon Lattimore shadows him but he should move around enough to exploit some matchups.
33 Ricardo Louis CLE @HOU He's the only athletic and/or reliable WR they have.
34 Randall Cobb GB @MIN Slot WRs have had relative success against MIN this season. Cobb looks like third-fiddle in GB offense once again.
35 Roger Lewis NYG @DEN He's the only WR, period, they have.
36 Mike Wallace BAL CHI Wallace has gotten loose deep each of the past 2 weeks. Flacco's starting to find him.
37 Eric Decker TEN IND Corey Davis is still out. Very exploitable matchup as long as Mariota plays.
38 Cooper Kupp LAR @JAX JAX can be beaten through the slot, where Kupp has been really good this season.
39 Danny Amendola NE @NYJ Amendola is almost a lock for 6-8 catches whenever he's healthy for a whole game.
40 Jermaine Kearse NYJ NE NE has given up the most passing TDs in the league. Kearse's looks have been steady.
41 Taylor Gabriel ATL MIA With Mohamed Sanu injured, Gabriel should soak up his targets, giving him a nice floor to go along with big-play ability.
42 Jeremy Maclin BAL CHI Is getting targeted more than Wallace but hasn't done much of anything with it.
43 Tyrell Williams LAC @OAK Mike Wallace got deep against them last week and Tyrell is the deep threat for LAC.
44 Willie Snead NO DET Temper expectations as he's eased back into the offense.
45 Jamison Crowder WAS SF This SEEMS like a get right spot but he hasn't even been involved through the first quarter of the season. We'll see.
46 Marqise Lee JAX LAR Blake Bortles doesn't allow for a reliable fantasy option at WR.
47 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @KC Top 15 in RZ targets. Is becoming more reliable than Martavis.
48 Nelson Agholor PHI @CAR Big plays have kept him afloat in a few games. His floor is extremely low.
49 Jaron Brown ARI TB Seems to have been supplanted, once again, by John Brown for #2 WR duties.
50 Marqise Goodwin SF @WAS Went off against porous IND secondary last week. His big-play ability is tempting vs. a Josh Norman-less defense.