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Fantasy Football: Week 6 wide receiver rankings

By Alex Butler
Fantasy Football: Week 6 wide receiver rankings
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) celebrates with wide receiver Davante Adams (17) after Adams caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during an NFL Week 3 game between the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers on September 23 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Photo by Alex Edelman/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Davante Adams, Odell Beckham Jr., Julio Jones, Mike Evans and DeAndre Hopkins lead my top 50 wide receiver rankings for Week 6 of the 2018 fantasy football season.

A.J. Green, Antonio Brown, Adam Thielen, Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs also land in my top 10 at the position.

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There are still plenty of capable fantasy football pass catchers available for your Week 6 lineup, despite the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions serving their bye weeks.

If you have any players from the Saints or Lions, make sure they are out of your lineup for Week 6.

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You can also check out my top add/drops from the waiver wire for Week 6 if you are needy at the position.

Here are my Top 50 options at the position this week.

TOP 50 WEEK 6 RANKINGS BELOW

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TOP SHELF

Adams is option No. 1 for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, which means a lot in the fantasy football world. He is tied for averaging the eighth-most fantasy points per game among wide receivers. He has also scored in four of five games this season and has at least five catches in every appearance so far. Last week, Adams went off for 140 yards and a score on nine catches. This week I have him as my No. 1 wide receiver, partially due to his matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, who have allowed six receiving scores to the position this season.

Evans is my No. 4 wide receiver for Week 6. The huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers target has a matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, a unit tied with the New Orleans Saints for allowing a league-high 10 scores to opposing wide receivers. The Falcons have also allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to the position. Fire up Evans as a WR1.

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Green and the Cincinnati Bengals host the rival Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6. The Bengals' top receiving option already has five touchdowns and had his best game in terms of yardage in Week 5. This week he comes in as my No. 6 option, just above Steelers star Antonio Brown. I'm forecasting a huge game for Green in a Bengals victory.

LONGSHOTS

Jamison Crowder is my No. 44 option at wide receiver in Week 6. I'm expecting a fringe WR3 performance from the Washington Redskins target, whom you should only use if you are in a pinch. Crowder had 55 yards on four catches in Week 5 and I expect his workload to ramp up down the stretch. The Redskins face the Carolina Panthers in Week 6, a unit allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

RANKNAMETEAMOPPONENT
1Davante AdamsGreen Bay Packersvs. SF
2Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giantsvs. PHI
3Julio JonesAtlanta Falconsvs. TB
4Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneersat ATL
5DeAndre HopkinsHouston Texansvs. BUF
6A.J. GreenCincinnati Bengalsvs. PIT
7Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelersat CIN
8Adam ThielenMinnesota Vikingsvs. AZ
9Tyreek HillKansas City Chiefsat NE
10Stefon DiggsMinnesota Vikingsvs. AZ
11Jarvis LandryCleveland Brownsvs. LAC
12Keenan AllenLos Angeles Chargersat CLE
13JuJu Smith-SchusterPittsburgh Steelersat CIN
14Robert WoodsLos Angeles Ramsat DEN
15Calvin RidleyAtlanta Falconsvs. TB
16Emmanuel SandersDenver Broncosvs. LAR
17Tyler BoydCincinnati Bengalsvs. PIT
18John BrownBaltimore Ravensat TEN
19Alshon JefferyPhiladelphia Eaglesat NYG
20Will FullerHouston Texansvs. BUF
21Cooper KuppLos Angeles Ramsat DEN
22Allen RobinsonChicago Bearsat MIA
23DeSean JacksonTampa Bay Buccaneersat ATL
24Julian EdelmanNew England Patriotsvs. KC
25Doug BaldwinSeattle Seahawksat OAK
26Corey DavisTennessee Titansvs. BAL
27Sterling ShepardNew York Giantsvs. PHI
28Demaryius ThomasDenver Broncosvs. LAR
29Sammy WatkinsKansas City Chiefsat NE
30Josh GordonNew England Patriotsvs. KC
31Brandin CooksLos Angeles Ramsat DEN
32Amari CooperOakland Raidersvs. SEA
33Tyler LockettSeattle Seahawksat OAK
34Michael CrabtreeBaltimore Ravensat TEN
35Devin FunchessCarolina Panthersat WAS
36Chris GodwinTampa Bay Buccaneersat ATL
37Keelan ColeJacksonville Jaguarsat DAL
38Quincy EnunwaNew York Jetsvs. IND
39Dede WestbrookJacksonville Jaguarsat DAL
40Robby AndersonNew York Jetsvs. IND
41Kenny StillsMiami Dolphinsvs. CHI
42Mike WilliamsLos Angeles Chargersat CLE
43Jordy NelsonOakland Raidersvs. SEA
44Jamison CrowderWashington Redskinsvs. CAR
45Mohamed SanuAtlanta Falconsvs. TB
46Keke CouteeHouston Texansvs. BUF
47Nelson AgholorPhiladelphia Eaglesat NYG
48Donte MoncriefJacksonville Jaguarsat DAL
49Pierre GarconSan Francisco 49ersat GB
50Antonio CallawayCleveland Brownsvs. LAC

Pierre Garcon is another dart throw WR3 option if you are in a jam in Week 6. I expect the 49ers target to find some room in the Packers' secondary, a unit that has allowed eight scores to opposing wide receivers this season. Garcon has yet to score this season, but has a great chance in this matchup, as the 49ers should be playing from behind.

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