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Fantasy football: Week 6 wide receiver rankings

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Alex Butler
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd has two games this season with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards. File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd has two games this season with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards. File Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 11 (UPI) -- DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Amari Cooper and Tyler Boyd top my Week 6 fantasy football wide receiver rankings for 2019.

Chris Godwin, Keenan Allen, Cooper Kupp, Will Fuller and Larry Fitzgerald round out my top 10 options for Week 6.

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If you don't have an elite option, there are plenty of capable pass catchers with great Week 6 matchups. Be sure to check out your waiver wire and free agency if you are in need of a new player at the position.

You should target players who have a good chance to score a touchdown and get a lot of looks from their respective quarterbacks, when considering who to start at wide receiver.

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You also should remove Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders players from your lineup, as those teams have Week 6 byes.

Here are some of my favorite players in this week's rankings:

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TOP SHELF

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Cincinnati Bengals star Tyler Boyd is my No. 5 wide receiver for Week 6. Boyd went off for a season-high 123 yards and a score on 10 catches in Week 5. This week he faces the Baltimore Ravens, one of three NFL defenses that has allowed more than 1,000 yards to wide receivers in 2019. I expect another big game from Boyd here. He is a WR1 for me this week.

SNEAKY PLAYS

Larry Fitzgerald is my No. 10 wide receiver this week. The veteran pass catcher started the season hot, putting together back-to-back games with more than 100 receiving yards. He has at least five receptions in every game. This week he battles an Atlanta Falcons secondary that has allowed the most touchdowns (10) and fantasy points to wide receivers. Kyler Murray might have his biggest game of the season this week, with Fitzgerald benefiting most.

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If you have Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs on your roster, you have likely had to keep him in your lineup. Diggs is off to a slow start but I can see a great game from the speedy pass catcher against the Philadelphia Eagles. Diggs is a WR2 for me this week and my No. 12 option at the position. The Eagles have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. If Diggs can't succeed in this matchup, you should start worrying.

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LONGSHOTS

Washington Redskins rookie Terry McLaurin is my No. 25 option this week. McLaurin scored in each of his first three games of the season, before missing Week 4 due to injury. He returned in Week 5 to post three catches for 51 yards against a tough New England Patriots defense. This week he battles the Miami Dolphins, a unit allowing the 10th most fantasy points to wide receivers. McLaurin has a WR1 ceiling in this matchup, but is safe bet for WR2 production.

The Miami Dolphins definitely don't have a high-octane offense, but the matchup against the Washington Redskins is too hard to ignore. Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams is my No. 33 option for Week 6, landing in WR3 territory. Williams is definitely a dart-throw option, but I think he is worth the risk, especially if you are in need of a bye week fill-in option.

Week 6 fantasy football wide receiver rankings

1. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans at KC

2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons vs. ARI

3. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints at JAX

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4. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys at NYJ

5. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals at BAL

6. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CAR

7. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers vs. PIT

8. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams vs. SF

9. Will Fuller, Houston Texans at KC

10. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals vs. ATL

11. Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs vs. HOU

12. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings vs. PHI

13. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings vs. PHI

14. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams vs. SF

15. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns vs. SEA

16. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CAR

17. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers at TB

18. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks at CLE

19. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons at ARI

20. Marquez Valdes-Scanting, Green Bay Packers vs. DET

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21. D.J. Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. NO

22. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions at GB

23. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles at MIN

24. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos vs. TEN

25. Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins at MIA

26. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers at LAC

27. D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks at CLE

28. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens vs. CIN

29. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos vs. TEN

30. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions at GB

31. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys at NYJ

32. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers vs. PIT

33. Preston Williams, Miami Dolphins vs. WAS

34. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons at ARI

35. Byron Pringle, Kansas City Chiefs vs. HOU

36. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns vs. SEA

37. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins vs. WAS

38. KeeSean Johnson, Arizona Cardinals vs. ATL

39. Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers vs. DET

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40. Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. NO

41. Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs vs. HOU

42. Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers at LAR

43. Auden Tate, Cincinnati Bengals at BAL

44. Robby Anderson, New York Jets vs. DAL

45. Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers at TB

46. Jamison Crowder, New York Jets vs. DAL

47. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers at LAC

48. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers at LAR

49. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles at MIN

50. Randall Cobb, Dallas Cowboys at NYJ

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