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Week 6 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

If there’s one position in fantasy football that can withstand a damaging bye week, big injuries, and surprise postponements, it’s wide receiver. There isn’t an unlimited supply of fill-in options, but there are more than most positions, as all it takes is one big play for a wideout to pay off. In PPR formats, a receiver could also rack up several short catches, but when the rankings are thinned out, as they are in Week 6, owners shouldn’t be shy about turning to big-play receivers who are traditionally left for standard leagues.

Yes, the sledding is a bit rougher in Week 6, as the Chargers, Raiders, Saints, and Seahawks are on bye, and injuries to guys like Julio Jones (hamstring), Chris Godwin (hamstring), DJ Chark (ankle), and Diontae Johnson (back) could further weaken the top tier, with the latter having an especially big impact on PPR leagues. There’s always the looming threat of more COVID-related postponements, too, so fantasy owners have to stay vigilant. 

WEEK 6 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

As stated above, PPR leagues always have the option of traditional boom-or-bust receivers or possession guys who can catch at least five passes for 50 yards to give you a floor of 10 points. Laviska Shenault (vs. Lions), Greg Ward (vs. Ravens), N’Keal Harry (vs. Broncos), Russell Gage (@ Vikings), Cole Beasley (vs. Chiefs), Tee Higgins (vs. Colts), Isaiah Ford (vs. Jets), Jeff Smith (@ Dolphins), and maybe even Larry Fitzgerald (@ Cowboys) are potential streamers who fit the bill for the latter this week, though even a 10-point floor might be a little steep for some of them.

WEEK 6 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

If you want to go the big-play route, you can try guys like Marqez Valdes-Scantling (@ Buccaneers), Brandin Cooks (@ Titans), Keelan Cole (vs. Lions), Mecole Hardman (@ Bills), and Preston Willams (vs. Jets), all of whom are available in more than 50 percent of leagues and have decent matchups this week.

WEEK 6 DFS TOURNAMENT LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel

You could also specifically try to play matchups with receptions, depending on how much you trust that as a repeatable stat. Most teams that allow a lot of catches also allow a lot of fantasy points in general, but there are a few teams that stand out by limiting overall fantasy points while still giving up an above-average amount of receptions. Entering Week 5, Baltimore ranked 20th in fantasy points per game (FPPG) to WRs but allowed the fourth-most WR catches per game (15). Philadelphia (14th-most FPPG, tied for sixth-most catches), San Francisco (27th, tied for sixth), and the Rams (28th, tied for 10th) also have notable discrepancies. 

WEEK 6 DFS CASH LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel

This week, Philadelphia plays Baltimore, making Ward and Travis Fulgham slightly more intriguing PPR plays. Unfortunately, Baltimore doesn’t have any real WR threats other than Hollywood Brown who could take advantage of Philadelphia’s soft secondary. The Rams and 49ers play each other, which elevates Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp in PPR leagues, but it doesn’t unearth any new streamers..

Note: Check back all week leading up to kickoff, as we’ll continue to update our WR PPR rankings based on the latest news and injuries. For individual analysis of key WRs, click here.

Week 6 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

WEEK 6 FANTASY: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’em

Rank
Player
1
DeAndre Hopkins, ARI @ DAL
2
Calvin Ridley, ATL @ MIN
3
Davante Adams, GB @ TB
4
Adam Thielen, MIN vs. ATL
5
Julio Jones, ATL @ MIN
6
Allen Robinson, CHI @ CAR
7
Tyreek Hill, KC @ BUF
8
Kenny Golladay, DET @ JAX
9
Mike Evans, TB vs. GB
10
JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. CLE
11
Amari Cooper, DAL vs. ARI
12
Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. KC
13
DJ Chark, JAX vs. DET
14
Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ PIT
15
Diontae Johnson, PIT vs. CLE
16
Terry McLaurin, WAS @ NYG
17
A.J. Brown, TEN vs. HOU
18
Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ MIA
19
Robby Anderson, CAR vs. CHI
20
Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. ATL
21
DeVante Parker, MIA vs. NYJ
22
Cooper Kupp, LAR @ SF
23
CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. ARI
24
Will Fuller V, HOU @ TEN
25
Tyler Boyd, CIN @ IND
26
Robert Woods, LAR @ SF
27
Christian Kirk, ARI @ DAL
28
Marquise Brown, BAL @ PHI
29
D.J. Moore, CAR vs. CHI
30
Julian Edelman, NE vs. DEN
31
Marvin Jones, DET @ JAX
32
Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. LAR
33
T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. CIN
34
Darius Slayton, NYG vs. WAS
35
Deebo Samuel, SF vs. LAR
36
Chase Claypool, PIT vs. CLE
37
Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. DET
38
Jarvis Landry, CLE @ PIT
39
Mecole Hardman, KC @ BUF
40
Jerry Jeudy, DEN @ NE
41
Greg Ward Jr., PHI vs. BAL
42
N’Keal Harry, NE vs. DEN
43
Russell Gage, ATL @ MIN
44
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ TB
45
John Brown, BUF vs. KC
46
Cole Beasley, BUF vs. KC
47
Tim Patrick, DEN @ NE
48
Preston Williams, MIA vs. NYJ
49
Brandin Cooks, HOU @ TEN
50
Larry Fitzgerald, ARI @ DAL
51
Tee Higgins, CIN @ IND
52
Travis Fulgham, PHI vs. BAL
53
Isaiah Ford, MIA vs. NYJ
54
Keelan Cole, JAX vs. DET
55
Randall Cobb, HOU @ TEN
56
Jeff Smith, NYJ @ MIA
57
Demarcus Robinson, KC @ BUF
58
Michael Gallup, DAL vs. ARI
59
Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. BAL
60
A.J. Green, CIN @ IND
61
Scotty Miller, TB vs. GB
62
Golden Tate, NYG vs. WAS
63
Dontrelle Inman, WAS @ NYG
64
Zach Pascal, IND vs. CIN
65
James Washington, PIT vs. CLE
66
Damiere Byrd, NE vs. DEN
67
Darnell Mooney, CHI @ CAR
68
Andy Isabella, ARI @ DAL
69
Breshad Perriman, NYJ @ MIA
70
Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. CHI
71
Kalif Raymond, TEN vs. HOU
72
Anthony Miller, CHI @ CAR
73
Danny Amendola, DET @ JAX
74
Josh Reynolds, LAR @ SF
75
Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. KC
76
Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. LAR
77
Miles Boykin, BAL @ PHI

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