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Week 6 Rankings

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Week 6 Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Antonio Brown at KC -
2 Julio Jones vs. MIA Questionable (hip)
3 DeAndre Hopkins vs. CLE -
4 Michael Thomas vs. DET -
5 Jordy Nelson at MIN -
6 T.Y. Hilton at TEN -
7 Keenan Allen at OAK -
8 Chris Hogan at NYJ -
9 Mike Evans at ARZ -
10 Adam Thielen vs. GB -
11 Brandin Cooks at NYJ -
12 Larry Fitzgerald vs. TB -
13 Michael Crabtree vs. LAC -
14 Davante Adams at MIN -
15 Tyreek Hill vs. PIT -
16 Pierre Garcon at WAS -
17 Devin Funchess vs. PHI -
18 Golden Tate at NO -
19 Demaryius Thomas vs. NYG -
20 Kelvin Benjamin vs. PHI -
21 Jarvis Landry at ATL -
22 Emmanuel Sanders vs. NYG -
23 Terrelle Pryor vs. SF -
24 Alshon Jeffery at CAR -
25 DeSean Jackson at ARZ -
26 Danny Amendola at NYJ -
27 Amari Cooper vs. LAC -
28 Randall Cobb at MIN -
29 Will Fuller vs. CLE -
30 Rishard Matthews vs. IND -
31 Taylor Gabriel vs. MIA -
32 Mike Wallace vs. CHI -
33 Marvin Jones at NO -
34 Jermaine Kearse vs. NE -
35 John Brown vs. TB -
36 Martavis Bryant at KC -
37 Cooper Kupp at JAC -
38 Robby Anderson vs. NE -
39 Nelson Agholor at CAR -
40 Allen Hurns vs. LAR -
41 Kenny Stills at ATL -
42 Jamison Crowder vs. SF -
43 Willie Snead vs. DET -
44 Ted Ginn vs. DET -
45 Tyrell Williams at OAK -
46 Sammy Watkins at JAC -
47 Ricardo Louis at HOU -
48 Jaron Brown vs. TB -
49 Eric Decker vs. IND -
50 J.J. Nelson vs. TB -
51 Marqise Lee vs. LAR -
52 Donte Moncrief at TEN -
53 Kendall Wright at BAL -
54 Roger Lewis at DEN -
55 Torrey Smith at CAR -
56 Marquise Goodwin at WAS -
57 Josh Doctson vs. SF Questionable (shoulder)
58 Albert Wilson vs. PIT -
59 Adam Humphries at ARZ -
60 Robert Woods at JAC -
61 Michael Campanaro vs. CHI -
62 JuJu Smith-Schuster at KC -
63 Travis Benjamin at OAK -

WR Notes: Just like that, Antonio Brown has 41 more receiving yards than anyone in the NFL. He should mostly avoid Marcus Peters against the Chiefs, and went 6/108 when the Steelers won in Kansas City last postseason. … Julio Jones has 294 scoreless yards through four games. Healthy and rested after the Falcons’ bye week, he couldn’t have a better matchup than the Dolphins. … Four of DeAndre Hopkins’ past 14 catches have been touchdowns. He’s been the biggest beneficiary of Deshaun Watson being for real. The Browns are a gorgeous matchup. … At home against a Lions defense that sprung some major leaks against the Panthers in Week 5, Michael Thomas gets the nod over a banged up Jordy Nelson. Nelson will play through his back and hamstring issues against the Vikings, but should see plenty of Xavier Rhodes. Nelson did rough up the Vikes a year ago, totaling 14/227/3 across two matchups. … With 24 catches on 39 targets through four games, Mike Evans’ usage has been fine. He’s just yet to explode. It’s probably not going to happen against Patrick Peterson in Arizona.

True to form, T.Y. Hilton’s two monster games have both come at home. He’s headed on the road for Week 6, but there’s reason for optimism. Hilton has proven he can still have big days with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, and the Titans are an appetizing matchup. Only three teams have allowed more fantasy points to enemy wideouts. … Keenan Allen is averaging 10 targets, and generating 14.3 yards per catch. He’s fourth in receiving. The Raiders would be a good team to go off against. … Chris Hogan’s nine red zone targets are tied for second in the NFL, and are nine more than Brandin Cooks has received. Cooks has a sizable yardage advantage, but Hogan’s usage in the most important part of the field gives him the fantasy edge, at least for now. … The only player with more red zone looks than Hogan? Larry Fitzgerald, who has a tasty matchup in the Bucs. … Michael Crabtree has gone at least 6/80 in every healthy appearance, including with E.J. Manuel in Week 5. He’s getting Derek Carr back against a Chargers D he scored on in both 2016 matchups.

Stefon Diggs is fighting through a groin injury. By his own offseason admission, Diggs has usually struggled when at less than 100 percent. He also believes he’s fixed the problem. Green Bay is a good matchup if Diggs can get right. … One of the players Chris Hogan is tied with in red zone looks is Davante Adams. The 2016 order seems to be re-establishing itself in Green Bay’s receiver corps, leaving Randall Cobb as a middling WR3. … Chris Conley’s (Achilles’) three weekly targets are now out of the Chiefs lineup. It’s a small boost for both Tyreek Hill’s ceiling and floor. … Eighth in yards (379), Pierre Garcon has a better matchup than meets the eye, as Josh Norman (ribs) is on the shelf. … Most of the damage came in one game, but Adam Thielen had 16 catches for 243 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers last season. … Devin Funchess is averaging six catches on nine targets in three games with Greg Olsen sidelined, and has posted three touchdowns.

Golden Tate is an above-average slot receiver who has been producing like an ordinary one since Week 1. Working in his Week 6 favor is a Saints defense that’s remained soft in the middle of the field. … The Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders riddle grows ever more vexing. For Week 6, game flow is a concern, as it could get late early out there with the Giants unlikely to mount much of a fight. The G-Men are thinned at corner with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie serving a team-imposed suspension. … Kelvin Benjamin has caught more than four passes just once all season. Cam Newton is more locked onto Devin Funchess at the moment. … DeVante Parker (ankle) is expected to play against the Falcons. Unfortunately, so is Jay Cutler. … Terrelle Pryor had his best game before the Redskins’ bye. He comes out of it with a dream matchup against the 49ers’ undermanned secondary. … Alshon Jeffery has been fighting through tough matchups all year. Things won’t get any easier against the Panthers, who have allowed the fifth fewest passing yards through five weeks. … DeSean Jackson will have opportunities for a big day with Mike Evans occupied by Patrick Peterson.

Danny Amendola is quietly the WR21 by average points. Even with Rob Gronkowski returning, Amendola should see at least 6-7 targets against the Jets’ overachieving but probably still burnable pass defense. … Amari Cooper is tied for 129th in yardage. … Will Fuller already has more touchdowns than he did as a rookie. He’s best viewed as a poor man’s DeSean Jackson. … Rishard Matthews would be a WR2 if Marcus Mariota (hamstring) could get cleared. … With Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) sidelined, Taylor Gabriel will deservedly be a popular DFS play. … No Rams receiver is likely to have a big day against the Jaguars, but slot man Cooper Kupp has the best odds. … John Brown seems to have the upper hand on Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson at the moment. Things will probably be different, again, next week. … Willie Snead is finally making his 2017 debut. It’s probably best to give him a week, but the upside is self-evident. … If Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) makes his NFL debut, it will take a bite out of Tyrell Williams’ WR3/4 appeal. … Ricardo Louis is a usage-based dart throw.               

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