Week 6 WR Rankings PPR: Wide Receiver Fantasy Stats & Projections

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Looking forward to this week, we should see the return of two former number 1 receivers back into action. Where are they ranked now? Here is my list of the top 50 wide receivers going into Week 6. I also have included my projections based on their past performance and matchup for this week.

Week 6 WR Rankings

RankTierPlayerTeamOpponentWeek 6 Projection (PPR)
11Julio JonesAtlanta FalconsArizona Cardinals
21DeAndre HopkinsHouston TexansKansas City Chiefs
31Cooper KuppLos Angeles RamsSan Francisco 49ers
41Amari CooperDallas CowboysNew York Jets
51Michael ThomasNew Orleans SaintsJacksonville Jaguars
61Davante AdamsGreen Bay PackersDetroit Lions
71Keenan AllenLos Angeles ChargersPittsburgh Steelers
81Odell Beckham Jr.Cleveland BrownsSeattle Seahawks
92Chris GodwinTampa Bay BuccaneersCarolina Panthers
102Adam ThielenMinnesota VikingsPhiladelphia Eagles
112Julian EdelmanNew England PatriotsNew York Giants
122Tyler LockettSeattle SeahawksCleveland Browns
132Kenny GolladayDetroit LionsGreen Bay Packers
142Tyreek HillKansas City ChiefsHouston Texans
153Christian KirkArizona CardinalsAtlanta Falcons
163Tyler BoydCincinnati BengalsBaltimore Ravens
173Robert WoodsLos Angeles RamsSan Francisco 49ers
183JuJu Smith-SchusterPittsburgh SteelersLos Angeles Chargers
193Mike EvansTampa Bay BuccaneersCarolina Panthers
204Larry FitzgeraldArizona CardinalsAtlanta Falcons
214Will Fuller VHouston TexansKansas City Chiefs
224Josh GordonNew England PatriotsNew York Giants
234Marquise BrownBaltimore RavensCincinnati Bengals
244Calvin RidleyAtlanta FalconsArizona Cardinals
254Alshon JeffreyPhiladelphia EaglesMinnesota Vikings
264Emmanuel SandersDenver BroncosTennessee Titans
275Jarvis LandryCleveland BrownsSeattle Seahawks
285Brandin CooksLos Angeles RamsSan Francisco 49ers
295Courtland SuttonDenver BroncosTennessee Titans
305DJ Chark Jr.Jacksonville JaguarsNew Orleans Saints
315DJ MooreCarolina PanthersTampa Bay Buccaneers
325Sammy WatkinsKansas City ChiefsHouston Texans
335Stefon DiggsMinnesota VikingsPhiladelphia Eagles
345Curtis SamuelCarolina PanthersTampa Bay Buccaneers
356Sterling ShepardNew York GiantsNew England Patriots
366Mike WilliamsLos Angeles ChargersPittsburgh Steelers
376Michael GallupDallas CowboysNew York Jets
386Marvin Jones Jr.Detroit LionsGreen Bay Packers
396DK MetcalfSeattle SeahawksCleveland Browns
406Mohamad SanuAtlanta FalconsArizona Cardinals
416Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGreen Bay PackersDetroit Lions
427Terry McLaurinWashington RedskinsMiami Dolphins
437Dede WestbrookJacksonville JaguarsNew Orleans Saints
447Robby AndersonNew York JetsDallas Cowboys
457Deebo SamuelSan Francisco 49ersLos Angeles Rams
467Jamison CrowderNew York JetsDallas Cowboys
478Preston WilliamsMiami DolphinsWashington Redskins
488Dionte JohnsonPittsburgh SteelersLos Angeles Chargers
498Golden Tate IIINew York GiantsNew England Patriots
508Auden TateCincinnati BengalsBaltimore Ravens

They’re Back?

Davante Adams was ruled out last week in the Packers’ matchup against the Cowboys. He suffered a toe injury the week prior in Week 4 against the Eagles. It was announced on Friday that he would miss the game due to turf toe with a chance of returning in Week 6. It is still undisclosed whether Adams is at full health, but reports called the original injury “not serious” so there is a probable reason to expect him to play this week. The Packers play the Lions this week who have been without their top corner, Darius Slay, who would normally cover Adams. Slay missed their Week 4 game and Week 5 was their bye week. If Adams plays and Slay is out, this could mean a huge game for him. The other possible returning player is Chiefs’ top receiver, Tyreek Hill. Hill ranked number one in fantasy points among wide receivers last year but an early injury in Week 1 against the Jaguars has kept him sidelined the entire year. He was initially labeled as out for the next 4-6 weeks, so there is a chance that he returns this week. The latest news came out on Monday that head coach, Andy Reid, is optimistic that he will return fully to practice this week. Whether that means he will play on Sunday is still unknown, but the first step is for him to start practicing with full contact. The Chiefs would greatly appreciate Hill returning as they lost Sammy Watkins to injury on their opening drive last week. He sat out the rest of the game with a hamstring injury which ended up leading the Chiefs’ first loss of the season. They need at least one of these two returning if they want a chance of beating the Texans this week. The Texans had a huge game offensively last week with Deshaun Watson getting a perfect passer rating. If Mahomes wants to keep up, he will need his top receivers back. If Hill were to return, I wouldn’t expect a huge game unless he somehow comes back 100%. I’m sure the Chiefs don’t want him getting hurt again with over-usage.

Good Matchups

Julio Jones has a great matchup this week. After starting the season with 4 touchdowns in 3 games, he has slowed down significantly the past two weeks without a touchdown in each. The Cardinals have allowed 12 passing touchdowns this year which is tied for the second-most in the NFL. If there was a game where I thought Jones was guaranteed a touchdown, it would be this one. He is likely hungry for the endzone again and this is a great defense for receivers to score on. Terry McLaurin also has a great opportunity to show off again. He had a touchdown in each of the first three weeks like Julio Jones and was kept out the past two weeks. The Dolphins have also allowed 12 passing touchdowns, but they have also had their bye week so they have averaged 3 touchdowns to receivers each game. McLaurin has really been the only main target for the Redskins along with Paul Richardson. The Redskins are having major quarterback troubles which will influence McLaurin negatively but the Dolphins are a great team to try new things against. They should be able to find something to work to give McLaurin rising value.

Bad Matchups

Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and the Giants face the Patriots this week who have allowed the least amount of yards through the air. On top of that, the Patriots have yet to allow a passing touchdown. Daniel Jones is still new to leading an NFL team and has yet to face a defense like the Patriots. This is not a good matchup for any of the Giants players. I would stay away from starting any of them. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin both face a hard matchup against the Panthers this week. They have averaged the third least amount of passing yards per game with only 6 touchdowns against them. Both are great options to have on your team and you shouldn’t be sitting them but there might be a drop in production this week. Jamies Winston will have to find new ways to be able to get the ball to his receivers.

  
I started playing fantasy football in 2010 at 12 years old where I subbed in for an owner who was having a baby. That year I won the championship in a 16-team league, carried by Arian Foster and Michael Vick. I have yet to bring a trophy home since then, but my love for fantasy football has grown, delving more and more in the statistics and finding ways to improve my drafting ability.

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