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Week 6 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: October 13, 2019, 11:53 am ET

Week 6 Receivers 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Julio Jones

ATL

@ARI

2

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

@KC

3

Keenan Allen

LAC

PIT

4

Michael Thomas

NO

@JAC

5

Tyreek Hill

KC

HOU

6

Cooper Kupp

LA

SF

7

Amari Cooper

DAL

@NYJ

8

Chris Godwin

TB

CAR

9

Adam Thielen

MIN

PHI

10

Tyler Boyd

CIN

@BAL

11

Tyler Lockett

SEA

@CLE

12

Julian Edelman

NE

NYG

13

Odell Beckham

CLE

SEA

14

Mike Evans

TB

CAR

15

Kenny Golladay

DET

@GB

16

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

ATL

17

Will Fuller

HOU

@KC

18

D.J. Chark

JAC

NO

19

Courtland Sutton

DEN

TEN

20

Josh Gordon

NE

NYG

21

JuJu Smith-Schuster

PIT

@LAC

22

Robert Woods

LA

SF

23

Terry McLaurin

WAS

@MIA

24

Calvin Ridley

ATL

@ARI

25

Michael Gallup

DAL

@NYJ

26

Brandin Cooks

LA

SF

27

Stefon Diggs

MIN

PHI

28

D.J. Moore

CAR

@TB

29

Alshon Jeffery

PHI

@MIN

30

Jarvis Landry

CLE

SEA

31

Mike Williams

LAC

PIT

32

Marvin Jones

DET

@GB

33

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

TEN

34

D.K. Metcalf

SEA

@CLE

35

Curtis Samuel

CAR

@TB

36

Golden Tate

NYG

@NE

37

Demarcus Robinson

KC

HOU

38

Robby Anderson

NYJ

DAL

39

Auden Tate

CIN

@BAL

40

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

GB

DET

41

Willie Snead

BAL

CIN

42

Mohamed Sanu

ATL

@ARI

43

Dede Westbrook

JAC

NO

44

Christian Kirk

ARI

ATL

45

Mecole Hardman

KC

HOU

46

Diontae Johnson

PIT

@LAC

47

DeVante Parker

MIA

WAS

48

Preston Williams

MIA

WAS

49

Geronimo Allison

GB

DET

50

Darius Slayton

NYG

@NE

51

Jamison Crowder

NYJ

DAL

52

Corey Davis

TEN

@DEN

53

Keke Coutee

HOU

@KC

54

Byron Pringle

KC

HOU

55

Marquise Goodwin

SF

@LA

56

A.J. Brown

TEN

@DEN

57

Nelson Agholor

PHI

@MIN

58

KeeSean Johnson

ARI

ATL

59

Paul Richardson

WAS

@MIA

60

Miles Boykin

BAL

CIN

61

Chris Conley

JAC

NO

62

Randall Cobb

DAL

@NYJ

63

Deebo Samuel

SF

@LA

64

Ted Ginn

NO

@JAC

65

Demaryius Thomas

NYJ

DAL

66

Trey Quinn

WAS

@MIA

67

Dante Pettis

SF

@LA

 

WR Notes: Even with Matt Ryan throwing all day long, Julio Jones is just 7/94 over his past two games. That’s a problem the Arizona Cardinals can solve. Tramaine Brock, somehow Kliff Kingsbury’s best corner, is battling a shoulder issue. … DeAndre Hopkins has caught at least five passes every game. Even with Will Fuller suddenly cooking, it’s a matter of when, not if, Hopkins gets back to his old self in fantasy. … Are the Steelers going to cover Keenan Allen with a linebacker again? No team has hemorrhaged more fantasy points to the slot than Pittsburgh. ... If he can play, Tyreek Hill (shoulder) is a no-brainer top-five option. Coach Andy Reid has called it a “timing thing.” It sounds like Hill might need to pass one more scan. Sammy Watkins (hamstring), meanwhile, is trending toward not playing. Were both players to sit, Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman would still be better plays than Week 5 hero Byron Pringle. … Even with Drew Brees sidelined, Michael Thomas has maintained both his 2018 efficiency and raw production. He’s actually on pace to dramatically better last year’s catch and yardage totals. He’s a freak. 

Cooper Kupp is averaging 2.3 more PPR points than any other receiver over the past three weeks, where he’s gone at least 9/100 each time out. The 49ers are playing genuinely elite pass defense, but the Rams will be the first real offense they’ve faced since Week 1. The risk for Kupp would be San Fran dominating the Rams’ undermanned line. … Even in his worst fantasy game of the year, Amari Cooper went 5/48/0. He happens to be coming off his best (11/226/1), though it was garbage time fueled. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that Cooper has yet to clear 50 yards on the road. … Chris Godwin is out-slashing Mike Evans 33/511/6 to 18/368/4. Most of that has had to do with matchups. Godwin yet again has the better Week 6 setup. He dusted the Panthers’ slot coverage for 8/121/1 in Week 2 while Evans was locked up by James Bradberry for 4/61. That was Evans’ best game against Carolina since Dec. 2017. … Tyler Boyd rocked a good matchup in Week 5. “@BAL” looks strong on paper for a wideout, though No. 1 CB Marlon Humphrey has actually been following opposing No. 1s into the slot. This will be a tough test.   

In the most obvious squeaky wheel game of all time, Kirk Cousins revived Adam Thielen in Week 5. He had no such luck, or seemingly prerogative, with Stefon Diggs. Facing perhaps the worst secondary in the NFL, Diggs drew as many looks as “Bisi Johnson.” Both once again have excellent draws in the Eagles’ DB-deficient secondary. … Neither Denzel Ward nor Greedy Williams will pay Tyler Lockett much mind in the slot if they can return from their hamstring issues. … Thursday night is a smash spot for Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon. The Giants have allowed 24 completions of 20-plus yards, the most in the NFL. Edelman will be doing battle with Grant Haley, PFF’s No. 61 corner. With Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) out, it will be concerning if Gordon can’t get on the same page with Tom Brady. Jakobi Meyers probably isn’t worth a DFS dart throw as the Pats’ No. 3. … The Browns worked extremely hard to manufacture touches for Odell Beckham in Week 5, featuring him on screens and in the running game, and he still came away with just four handles for 42 yards. Rarely will you see an offense this dysfunctional.

With the Lions focusing more on down-field passing, Kenny Golladay is seventh in average intended air yards at 15.9. That number was 12.6 a year ago. He is averaging nine targets compared to eight in 2018. These things add up quickly. … Larry Fitzgerald’s catch floor has remained secure, though he hasn’t cleared 60 yards since Week 2. Christian Kirk (ankle) is tentatively due back vs. the Falcons. With no team handing out more receiver fantasy points, Fitz remains a locked-in WR2. ... It happened all at once for Will Fuller, whose 53 PPR points against the Falcons were the 12th most all time for a receiver. @KC is a gorgeous spot to stay hot. … Big-play D.J. Chark is tied with Chris Godwin for the most 20-plus yard receptions (10). The Saints have given up 19 such plays, which is tied for eighth worst. … Courtland Sutton is up to 10th in raw yardage (401). He’s been held below 62 yards once in five games. The Titans are not a great matchup, but Sutton has earned his rankings due. … With JuJu Smith-Schuster, you are betting on a big talent hitting a big play with “Devlin Hodges” at quarterback. Although I have him ranked as a WR2, I would understand hedging your bets and benching him.

Case Keenum’s return is good news for Terry McLaurin, as is “@MIA.” Perhaps weighed down by the malaise of the Dolphins’ tank, Xavien Howard has been one of the league’s worst corners through five weeks. … He’s played only three games, but Michael Gallup leads the league in receiving yards per game at 113. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised if he does it again. … Brandin Cooks (concussion) is genuinely questionable to play. … Marquise Brown’s big-play odds are probably reduced as he guts through an ankle issue. … Jarvis Landry’s Dolphins history is repeating itself, as he seems to be the only player capable of producing in the Browns’ lurching passing attack. He’s more floor than ceiling. ... Betting on Curtis Samuel’s air yards appears like it will be a losing battle with increasingly-shaky Kyle Allen under center. … Golden Tate’s high TNF floor comes with a nonexistent ceiling vs. the Pats’ league-best defense. … Sam Darnold is back for Robby Anderson, but the whole Jets Offense gets a probationary week. That includes Jamison Crowder, who caught approximately one million Darnold targets in Week 1. Demaryius Thomas’ presence renders both more uncertain as WR4s.          

Patrick Daugherty
Patrick Daugherty is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .