Week 6 Rankings (2020): Top 50 Wide Receivers

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by Will Overton

We knew we were going to have to be ready to roll with the punches a bit this season and that’s what we’re doing. Unexpected bye weeks, schedule shifts, lineup adjustments on the fly we’ve got it all. The best we can do is be as prepared as possible each week to field the best team possible. Hopefully I can help you in your pursuit of that goal as I breakdown the weeks top wideouts:

  1. DeAndre Hopkins – Arizona Cardinals @ Dallas  
  2. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta 
  3. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo 
  4. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers @ Tampa Bay
  5. Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota  
  6. Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions @ Jacksonville
  7. Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona 
  8. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota
  9. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears @ Carolina  
  10. A.J. Brown – Tennessee Titans vs. Houston 
  11. Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City
  12. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay
  13. Terry McLaurin – Washington Football @ NY Giants  
  14. D.J. Chark Jr – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit 
  15. Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco
  16. Will Fuller – Houston Texans @ Tennessee 
  17. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay   
  18. Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago
  19. Odell Beckham Jr – Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh
  20. CeeDee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona
  21. D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago  
  22. Marquise Brown – Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia  
  23. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco
  24. Davante Parker – Miami Dolphins vs. NY Jets 
  25. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland
  26. Justin Jefferson – Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta 
  27. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati 
  28. Darius Slayton – New York Giants vs. Washington
  29. Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis  
  30. Jamison Crowder – New York Jets @ Miami 
  31. Diontae Johnson – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland
  32. Michael Gallup – Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona
  33. Chase Claypool – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland
  34. John Brown – Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City  
  35. Christian Kirk – Arizona Cardinals @ Dallas
  36. Mecole Hardman – Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo 
  37. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots vs. Denver 
  38. Leviska Shenault – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit 
  39. Brandin Cooks – Houston Texans @ Tennessee 
  40. Tee Higgins – Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis
  41. Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh 
  42. Jerry Jeudy – Denver Broncos @ New England  
  43. Marvin Jones – Detroit Lions @ Jacksonville
  44. Deebo Samuel – San  Francisco 49ers vs. LA Rams
  45. Golden Tate – New York Giants vs. Washington 
  46. Preston Williams – Miami Dolphins vs. NY Jets
  47. Russell Gage – Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota 
  48. Brandon Aiyuk – San Francisco 49ers vs. LA Rams 
  49. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis
  50. Travis Fulgham – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore

Thoughts:

  • There are some premium matchups on tap this week for fantasy wide receivers. This includes a showdown between two of the worst secondaries in football so far this season between Atlanta and Minnesota. On the Falcons side of the ball there’s a big question about Julio Jones which will dictate how everyone else shakes out, but for now we’re going to roll as if he is playing. Meanwhile, Adam Thielen is my favorite play in the game against the woeful Falcons and Justin Jefferson is a fantastic flex play.
  • Week Five saw the return of super sophomore A.J. Brown who hadn’t played since being injured in week one. Brown came back in style sliding right back in as the number one guy, especially with Corey Davis out. After a few weeks off it’s easy to forget how great Brown was as a rookie and how much upside he has going forward. He’ll look to keep the good vibes going for fantasy owners with a very solid matchup against Houston.
  • We’ve finally reached a point where I can’t keep Robby Anderson below his teammate D.J. Moore any longer. This isn’t at all a knock at all on Moore or his talent, but Anderson seems to be the primary focus for Teddy Bridgewater right now. Anderson led the Panthers again in week five with 8 catches for 112 yards, his fourth game out of five that he has had 99 yards or more. The matchup this week isn’t great, but can you really sit Anderson, or Moore for that matter, with how well this offense is running right now? I don’t think you can.
  • The waters got a bit muddled in Pittsburgh this last Sunday when the world learned the name Chase Claypool. The rookie wideout caught seven passes for 110 yards and 3 TD’s, while also running in another score. Claypool emerged largely after Diontae Johnson left the game injured, but early signs are Johnson won’t miss anymore time. It’s hard to guess what happens this week and moving forward, but Claypool is absolutely one to watch.
  • A hamstring injury to Sammy Watkins has opened up the door for Mecole Hardman to emerge as the number two receiver in Kansas City. Hardman has had some flashes this season, including two TD’s in his last three games, but he hasn’t been consistent enough for fantasy owners to feel good about using him. The Buffalo Bills defense isn’t nearly as good as I expected they’d be early on this season and Hardman could be a solid flex play this week.
  • Early on this season it seemed like the Arizona passing attack was going to be a one man show with DeAndre Hopkins. It seems as though Christian Kirk is starting to emerge as another weapon in the offense as well. Kirk caught five passes for 78 yards this past Sunday against the Jets, tying Hopkins in targets. The week before that he caught his first TD of the season as well. I am hoping and planning that we’re set to see more consistent production from Kirk as we move forward in the season.

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

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses



6 COMMENTS

  1. What up roto!
    I need 2 WR. Kupp, mclaurin, Moore, lamb

    Other league. Need 1 WR. Kupp, diontae johnson, claypool, jeudy

  2. Hey Prof…

    Have a glut of WR (Evans, Robinson, Parker, DJ Moore, Claypool, Hardman) but am really in need of a solid RB since Barkley went down (been starting Drake and Singletary- have Freeman and Damian Harris on Bench).

    Would you trade Evans for a RB like Mostert? (Can see Evans trending downward with Godwin back).
    What about DJ Moore for David Johnson? (I’ve haven’t really used Moore much this year).

    With so many injuries, not many are willing to part with a top RB, so trying to offer something more attractive.

    Currently 4-2, but need to improve at RB…Thx.

    • Yea, I’m sure you are going to have to over pay. Not sure I love either Mostert or Johnson, but that may be the best you can do

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