Week 6 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

This is one of those weeks where we could see some very big games from the top names on this list. The matchups are lining up pretty well for a lot of the top end talent at wide receiver, and that should mean some big things in store. With that in mind, let’s see how we have the Top 50 shake out this week at wide receiver:

  1. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay
  2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati
  3. Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants vs. Philadelphia
  4. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh
  5. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Buffalo
  6. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta
  7. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona
  8. JuJu Smith Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati
  9. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco
  10. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers at Cleveland
  11. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs at New England
  12. Stefon Diggs – Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona
  13. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams at Denver
  14. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears at Miami
  15. Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos vs. LA Rams
  16. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots vs. Kansas City
  17. Brandin Cooks – Los Angeles Rams at Denver
  18. Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams at Denver
  19. Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns vs. LA Chargers
  20. Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay
  21. Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh
  22. John Brown – Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee
  23. Corey Davis – Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore
  24. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos vs. LA Rams
  25. Alshon Jeffery – Philadelphia Eagles at NY Giants
  26. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks at Oakland
  27. Desean Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta
  28. Will Fuller – Houston Texans vs. Buffalo
  29. Sterling Shepard – New York Giants vs. Philadelphia
  30. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle
  31. Sammy Watkins – Kansas City Chiefs at New England
  32. Devin Funchess – Carolina Panthers at Washington
  33. Mohammed Sanu – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay
  34. Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks at Oakland
  35. Josh Gordon – New England Patriots vs. Kansas City
  36. Michael Crabtree – Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee
  37. Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers at Cleveland
  38. Geronimo Allison – Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco
  39. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota
  40. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta
  41. Dede Westbrook – Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas
  42. Jordy Nelson – Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle
  43. Keelan Cole – Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas
  44. Robby Anderson – New York Jets vs. Indianapolis
  45. Nelson Agholor – Philadelphia Eagles at NY Giants
  46. Kenny Stills – Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago
  47. Keke Coutee – Houston Texans vs. Buffalo
  48. Taylor Gabriel – Chicago Bears at Miami
  49. Quincy Enunwa – New York Jets vs. Indianapolis
  50. Donte Moncrief – Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas

Thoughts:

  • Last season Mike Evans’ stock was through the roof in the preseason, to the point he was potentially being drafted in the first round. He let everyone down in a pretty big way and it led to him being considerably cheaper in drafts this year, but he’s looking to return your investment and then some more. So far he has the second best points per game at Wide Receiver, he’s caught at least six balls in each game and he has a TD in three of four. This week will be the first with Jameis Winston starting at QB though, which will be interesting to watch unfold. It’s also a prime matchup against Atlanta’s woeful defense so I believe he keeps the good times rolling this week.
  • I saw enough from Julian Edelman last week (7 catches for 57 yards), his first game of the season, to jump him right up into my Top 20, a spot I think he could find himself for much of the remainder of the season. Any concerns about rust can be erased and I think we can expect to see near, or over, double digit targets for Edelman the rest of the season. This week in particular could be huge for him against a Chiefs defense that has been suspect at best.
  • Ranking the Rams’ wide receivers is always hard, but it’s an especially tough challenge this week with the concussions to Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks suffered in last week’s game. I am working based on the assumption that if Kupp and Cooks play that they will be healthy and not too hampered by the injuries. Robert Woods is the one who is healthy in the bunch, so he rates out the highest, but if you own the other two you have to play them. Also worth noting, if they don’t play Josh Reynolds may make a great flier.
  • Clearly fantasy owners are going to be frustrated beyond belief after Doug Baldwin’s performance last week. I don’t really have an answer for it, but it doesn’t appear to be a health related issue since he played 88% of the offensive snaps. Baldwin is still the most talented offensive weapon Seattle has, and it’s not like the rapport between he and Russell Wilson is just gone all of the sudden. Last week sucked but I’m still running him out there this week, especially in three receiver formats.
  • The forgotten man in Atlanta, and in what might be the highest scoring of the year between the Falcons and Buccaneers, is Mohammed Sanu. With the emergence of Calvin Ridley Sanu has gone somewhat unnoticed, but his numbers continue to be solid. Sanu has 14 catches in the last three games while hauling in TD grabs in two of the last three. Julio Jones and Ridley will certainly get theirs on Sunday, but there should be plenty to go around for the Falcons and Sanu should be able to post at least double digits in PPR formats, if not much better.
  • We know that the Colts can be taken advantage of in the secondary, but I am not entirely sure who from the Jets will make it happen. Quincy Enunwa has been the man basically all season for the Jets, but things have kind of hit a wall for him lately and Robby Anderson had the big game last Sunday. Anderson has been a budding talent the last couple seasons before getting off to such a slow start this year. I think the talent is there if his rapport with Sam Darnold is starting to develop.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 6 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses
Week 6 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses
Week 6 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends

18 comments

  1. d says:

    hey professor, i am in a 1/2 ppr league and my wrs are evens, cook, boyd, keke, fitzgerald. would you drop fitz or either kirk or gabriel

  2. chris says:

    Sanders or Kupp (assuming he plays). and other league Fuller or sanders?? Fuller has the better matchup but hes hit or miss

  3. Ted says:

    Who would you play in the W/R spot this week (PPR League), J Nelson, D Jackson or T Lockett?

  4. smidge says:

    Allen Robinson is available for me to pick up… Is he worth the pickup? Full point PPR

    who if anyone would you drop for him
    I have Julio Jones, T.Boyd, C.Kupp, Crowell, Lindsay, Mixon and Yeldon. I also have Graham and Olsen stashed for later..

  5. trevor says:

    standard-baldwin or shepard

  6. trevor says:

    std. flex- a. jones or shephard

  7. Joe says:

    Ppr pick 1 j Howard k coutee a jones g Alison

  8. Max says:

    Need to choose a WR3 in a full PPR. Demaryius Thomas or Tyler Lockett?

  9. BBH says:

    John Brown, Chester Rogers Kemery Coutee or Cooper Kupp?

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