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Week 6 Rankings

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Week 6 Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Julio Jones vs. TB -
2 Odell Beckham vs. PHI -
3 Antonio Brown at CIN -
4 Adam Thielen vs. ARZ -
5 DeAndre Hopkins vs. BUF -
6 Davante Adams vs. SF -
7 Mike Evans at ATL -
8 A.J. Green vs. PIT -
9 Tyreek Hill at NE -
10 JuJu Smith-Schuster at CIN -
11 Stefon Diggs vs. ARZ -
12 Keenan Allen at CLE -
13 Brandin Cooks at DEN -
14 Jarvis Landry vs. LAC -
15 Cooper Kupp at DEN -
16 Tyler Boyd vs. PIT -
17 Robert Woods at DEN -
18 Julian Edelman vs. KC -
19 Emmanuel Sanders vs. LAR -
20 John Brown at TEN -
21 DeSean Jackson at ATL -
22 Calvin Ridley vs. TB -
23 Corey Davis vs. BAL -
24 Allen Robinson at MIA -
25 Alshon Jeffery at NYG -
26 Sterling Shepard vs. PHI -
27 Will Fuller vs. BUF -
28 Demaryius Thomas vs. LAR -
29 Devin Funchess at WAS -
30 Tyler Lockett at OAK -
31 Doug Baldwin at OAK -
32 Quincy Enunwa vs. IND -
33 Keelan Cole at DAL -
34 Amari Cooper vs. SEA -
35 Jordy Nelson vs. SEA -
36 Sammy Watkins at NE -
37 Dede Westbrook at DAL -
38 Chris Godwin at ATL -
39 Mohamed Sanu vs. TB -
40 Nelson Agholor at NYG -
41 Michael Crabtree at TEN -
42 Kenny Stills vs. CHI -
43 Donte Moncrief at DAL -
44 Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs. SF -
45 Robby Anderson vs. IND -
46 Josh Gordon vs. KC -
47 Ryan Grant at NYJ -
48 Keke Coutee vs. BUF -
49 Larry Fitzgerald at MIN -
50 Chester Rogers at NYJ -
51 Antonio Callaway vs. LAC -
52 Christian Kirk at MIN -
53 Mike Williams at CLE -
54 Taylor Gabriel at MIA -
55 Pierre Garcon at GB Questionable (shoulder)
56 Willie Snead at TEN -
57 Courtland Sutton vs. LAR Questionable (ankle)
58 Paul Richardson vs. CAR Questionable (knee)
59 Taywan Taylor vs. BAL -
60 David Moore at OAK -
61 Martavis Bryant vs. SEA Questionable (flu)
62 Tyrell Williams at CLE -
63 Albert Wilson vs. CHI -
64 Chris Hogan vs. KC -
65 Geronimo Allison vs. SF Questionable (hamstring)
66 Zay Jones at HOU -
67 D.J. Moore at WAS -
68 Zach Pascal at NYJ -
69 Maurice Harris vs. CAR -
70 Phillip Dorsett vs. KC -
71 Cole Beasley vs. JAC -
72 Josh Doctson vs. CAR Questionable (heel)

WR Notes: The NFL’s No. 3 receiver (564 yards), Julio Jones has 484 yards over his past four games against the Bucs’ still league-worst pass defense. … Eli Manning is slowly driving Odell Beckham to madness. That hasn’t stopped Beckham from going 8/100 in 3-of-5 games. The Eagles are quietly allowing the fourth-most receiver fantasy points. Jim Schwartz’s secondary is in legit disarray. Beckham’s concern will be the Eagles’ front seven harassing sitting duck Eli. … Antonio Brown finally got loose in Week 5. He scored in both of last year’s meetings with Marvin Lewis’ defense. … The first receiver since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970 to post five-straight 100-yard games to begin the season, Adam Thielen has not done so in fluky fashion, averaging a monstrous 13 targets. … DeAndre Hopkins will spend Week 6 in Tre'Davious White’s shadow. Hopkins doesn’t lose many matchups. This will be fun. … Aaron Rodgers said Davante Adams should be getting more targets. He got 12 of them in Week 5 en route to the second-biggest yardage day (140) of his career. Even if one or both of Geronimo Allison (hamstring) or Randall Cobb (hamstring) returns against the 49ers, expect the increased Adams emphasis to remain.

The WR2 by average points in .5 PPR, Mike Evans comes off bye against the Falcons’ barely-there defense. Coupled with the Bucs’ nonexistent D, shootout conditions will be swirling in the Mercedes-Benz Dome. … A.J. Green finally had a 10-target, 100-yard game in Week 5. He could have a hard time following it up against the Steelers. As ESPN’s Mike Clay notes in his excellent WR/CB matchups column, the Steelers used Joe Haden in shadow coverage last week. He had an excellent game on Julio Jones. … Tyreek Hill has not scored or surpassed 90 yards since Week 2. He will have a strong chance at getting going in what should be a big play bonanza in New England. … Stefon Diggs has drawn at least 10 targets in four-straight games, giving him almost as many looks as Adam Thielen. The Vikings’ narrow target tree will ensure week-to-week consistency for Kirk Cousins’ top-two receivers. … Ranking Rams receivers is a bit of a Week 6 chore, though both Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Cooper Kupp (concussion) are on track to get cleared. If each of Jared Goff’s Big 3 are a go, Cooks will be a high-end WR2, Kupp a mid-range WR2 and Woods a, uhh, midder-range WR2.

Keenan Allen is merely the WR29 by average points in .5 PPR. Powered by Denzel Ward, the Browns have played stingy pass defense. Allen does run 54.2 percent of his routes in the slot. … Jarvis Landry is tied for fifth in targets (57) but is just 21st in receptions (29). He needs to be more efficient for the receiver-desperate Browns. … Tyler Boyd is sixth in wide receiver yardage since his quiet Week 1. That’s even after last week snapped a string of three-straight 90-yard efforts. The Steelers are allowing the third-most fantasy points to enemy wideouts. … I’m betting big on Julian Edelman, who played 48-of-69 snaps in his Week 5 debut while catching 7-of-9 targets. He had been desperately missed in the short-area of the field for the Patriots. His usage is not going to be game plan specific. Chiefs slot CB Kendall Fuller has been ineffective. … We had been waiting on John Brown to up his target share. He finally did in Week 5, drawing 14 of Joe Flacco’s 56 attempts (25 percent). Naturally, Brown had one of his quietest games of the season with four catches for 58 yards. The Titans have been lockdown through the air thus far.       

Emmanuel Sanders has been holding on for WR2 life as Case Keenum implodes. Working in his Week 6 favor is the Broncos’ almost certain need to throw all afternoon and the Rams’ early underperformance in the secondary. … Calvin Ridley did not score in Week 5 and has been out-gained 184-92 by Mohamed Sanu over the past two weeks. I’m giving him another week in the WR2 ranks because of his dream matchup with the Bucs. He will not lack for either big play or red zone opportunities. … Corey Davis’ lone big game came in his only truly plus matchup. The Ravens are anything but a plus matchup. We know Davis has it in him. It remains unclear if Marcus Mariota does. … Even as Mitchell Trubisky erupted in Week 4, Allen Robinson caught only two balls for 23 yards. Thankfully one of them was in the end zone. Coming off the Bears’ bye, he has a tough matchup with Miami’s Xavien Howard. … Wildly efficient in his Week 4 debut, Alshon Jeffery was equally inefficient in Week 5. For this week’s short-week matchup he will be shadowed by hot/cold Janoris Jenkins. … DeSean Jackson has 100 yards in 3-of-4 games. Of course, that was with Ryan Fitzpatrick. D-Jax has never had the greatest chemistry with Jameis Winston. The duo gets matchup benefit of the doubt against the Falcons.

Sterling Shepard has drawn at least seven targets in 4-of-5 games from Checkdown Eli Manning. He has a good setup for Week 6. The Giants will need to throw a ton and Eagles slot CB Sidney Jones has struggled along with the rest of the Birds’ secondary. … Will Fuller’s status is clouded by his ongoing hamstring issues and Keke Coutee’s ongoing emergence. … Devin Funchess has traditionally struggled when Greg Olsen is healthy, but it would be a stretch to call Olsen truly “healthy” right now. … Doug Baldwin … what was that? This is a hedge. I don’t believe Baldwin’s knees are bad enough that he now exclusively blocks and operates behind David Moore on the depth chart. … Geronimo Allison (hamstring) will be an upside WR4 if he gets cleared. Marquez Valdes-Scantling will be reduced to desperation WR4 if Allison plays. … It would have been nice if the Jets listed Quincy Enunwa’s hand issue on the injury report. The Colts are the right matchup, but Enunwa’s health is uncertain. … Kenny Stills: Not enough volume and an awful matchup in the Bears. … The Jaguars: I am guessing. … We could be talking about Christian Kirk as a WR3 before long.            

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