Fantasy football: Tyreek Hill tops Week 6 wide receiver rankings

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Tyreek Hill, DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley, Adam Thielen and Mike Evans top my Week 6 fantasy football wide receiver rankings for 2020.

Stefon Diggs, Allen Robinson, Cooper Kupp, Davante Adams and JuJu Smith-Schuster round out my Top 10 options for Week 6. Terry McLaurin, Will Fuller, Mecole Hardman and Jarvis Landry also are among my favorite starts this week.

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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.

Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks players should be removed from starting lineups as they have Week 6 byes. Monitor the status for each of your players’ games this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the NFL schedule

Check out my weekly waiver wire article for candidates to add to your roster before your Week 6 matchup.

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

TOP SHELF

Tyreek Hill is a Top 5 option most weeks, but I have him as my top wide receiver for Week 6. The Kansas City Chiefs will play without Sammy Watkins this week, which should result in more targets for Hill. Hill has also scored in every game this season.

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I expect that streak to continue Sunday when the Chiefs battle a Buffalo Bills defense that was torched by Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in Week 4 and by Jared Goff and Ryan Fitzpatrick in the two games before that. I expect Patrick Mahomes to have his way with this defense, which will benefit all Chiefs pass catchers.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is my No. 3 wide receiver in Week 6. Ridley has four touchdowns this season, but hasn’t scored since Week 2. I expect a rebound performance in Week 6 when the Falcons face a Minnesota Vikings defense that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game and a league-high nine touchdowns to wide receivers.

Ridley should get into the end zone in this matchup.

SNEAKY PLAYS

Terry McLaurin has had a productive season so far despite poor quarterback play from the Washington Football Team. I expect the Washington wide receiver to finish the week as a WR1 in fantasy football due to a Week 6 matchup against a New York Giants defense that has struggled in recent weeks.

I also expect this game to be a shootout. McLaurin is my No. 12 option.

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller has scored in three consecutive games as he heads into a Week 6 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. I have Fuller as my No. 13 option at the position.

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The Titans allowed three touchdowns to wide receivers through the first three weeks of the season. Fuller should grab another score and provide low-end WR1 or high-end WR2 value in Week 6.

LONGSHOTS

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman also should benefit from Sammy Watkins’ absence in Week 6. I expect Hardman to see a ton of looks from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in a matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills likely will sell out in defending Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, which should allow Hardman to draw favorable coverage.

Hardman is my No. 21 option this week and should provide WR2 value in leagues with at least 12 teams.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is one of my favorite sleeper plays in Week 6. Landry had a season-high 88 yards of four catches in Week 5.

I expect him to haul in more catches and score a touchdown this week. The Browns have a matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

Week 6 fantasy football wide receiver rankings

1. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs at BUF

2. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals at DAL

3. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons at MIN

4. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings vs. ATL

5. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. GB

6. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills vs. KC

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7. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears at CAR

8. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams at SF

9. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers at TB

10. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. CLE

11. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. GB

12. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team at NYG

13. Will Fuller, Houston Texans at TEN

14. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns at PIT

15. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions at JAX

16. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens at PHI

17. Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers vs. CHI

18. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys vs. ARI

19. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals at IND

20. A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans vs. HOU

21. Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs at BUF

22. Laviska Shenault, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. DET

23. Darius Slayton, New York Giants vs. WAS

24. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams at SF

25. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys vs. ARI

26. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings vs. ATL

27. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ

28. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers vs. CHI

29. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. CLE

30. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos at NE

31. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns at PIT

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32. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts vs. CIN

33. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers at TB

34. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers vs. LAR

35. Jamison Crowder, New York Jets at MIA

36. John Brown, Buffalo Bills vs. KC

37. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots vs. DEN

38. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans at TEN

39. Preston Williams, Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ

40. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers vs. LAR

41. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals at IND

42. Golden Tate, New York Giants vs. WAS

43. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. CLE

44. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions at JAX

45. Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills vs. KC

46. Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals at DAL

47. Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles vs. BAL

48. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals at IND

49. Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers vs. CHI

50. Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Rays vs. GB

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