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.
Here are some of my favorite players in this week's rankings:
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.
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.
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.
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
4. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys at NYJ
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
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
16. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CAR
17. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers at TB
19. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons at ARI
20. Marquez Valdes-Scanting, Green Bay Packers vs. DET
21. D.J. Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. NO
22. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions at GB
23. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles at MIN
25. Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins at MIA
27. D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks at CLE
28. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens vs. CIN
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
40. Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. NO
41. Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs vs. HOU
43. Auden Tate, Cincinnati Bengals at BAL
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