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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 6 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 6 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Final injury report

The most surprising news of Friday was Julio Jones not getting any final injury designation after missing two straight days of practice. He’ll play in spite of his hamstring injury. A.J. Brown, Davante Adams, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin all were also removed from the final injury report. D.J. Chark, Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry, and Breshad Perriman all seem like true game-day decisions.

Out: DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Alshon Jeffery (foot), Diontae Johnson (back), K.J. Hamler (hamstring)
Doubtful: Auden Tate (shoulder)
Questionable: Miles Boykin (thigh), Chris Moore (finger, thigh), Curtis Samuel (knee), Odell Beckham (illness), Jarvis Landry (hip, rib), Julian Edelman (questionable), D.J. Chark (ankle), Breshad Perriman (ankle), Darius Slayton (foot)

Friday AM update

Diontae Johnson returned to practice on Thursday in limited fashion. He is not at 100 percent, but upgrading from DNP is a big step forward. If he is limited on Friday, he’ll likely be listed as questionable at worst for Sunday. Meanwhile, JuJu Smith-Schuster completed a full practice on Thursday and should be fine for Sunday. On the other hand, Julio Jones was a DNP for a second straight day. It seems safe to say he will not be playing this Sunday. Other second day DNPs included Jarvis Landry, D.J. Chark, and A.J. Brown. One notable addition was Odell Beckham Jr., who was sent home Thursday with an illness. It is not believed to be Covid-19, but he is getting checked and the Browns are being cautious.

Speaking of Covid-19, Friday morning saw the Indianapolis Colts close their facility due to multiple positive tests. They are working to confirm those positives and figure out next steps. We’ll keep an eye out for more information on the game status and potential impact on T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and more.

Wednesday injury report

NFL teams returned to practice on Wednesday to begin on-field preparations for Week 6. The wide receiver position has been the most banged up of any of the fantasy relevant positions. Diontae Johnson is the most notable name to watch this week. He has been a regular Wednesday DNP who is playing on Sunday, but this week brings a new back injury he suffered on Sunday. He’ll be on to watch on Thursday and Friday.

On the other hand, JuJu Smith-Schuster is turning into regular Wednesday DNPs who then is practicing in full on Thursday and playing fine on Sunday. Also, Julian Edelman is listed as limited and will likely be listed as questionable on Friday — but we know he’ll play.

DNP: Julio Jones (hamstring), Auden Tate (shoulder), Jarvis Landry (hip, rib), Diontae Johnson (back), JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), K.J. Hamler (hamstring), D.J. Chark (ankle), Laviska Shenault (hamstring), Mike Evans (ankle), A.J. Brown (knee)
Limited: Russell Gage (shoulder), Alshon Jeffery (foot), Curtis Samuel (knee), A.J. Green (hamstring), Julian Edelman (knee), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Scott Miller (hip, groin), Justin Watson (chest), Breshad Perriman (ankle), Darius Slayton (foot)
Full: DeVante Parker (ankle)

Week 5 was good for some wide receivers we aren’t used to seeing put up big numbers this season.

We got a huge game last week from rookie Chase Claypool, but not too many people had him in their lineups. Will his four touchdowns be the start of a consistent rest of the season? I’m not sure, but he’s shown plenty of big play ability already, so he’s not going to disappear.

The Eagles might have found something in receiver Travis Fulgham, who had a monster game last week, catching 10-of-13 targets for 153 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers. The Eagles will get some receivers healthy and returning, but Fulgham has likely won himself more opportunities.

Injury news

Davante Adams was close to returning last week, so there’s a good chance he’ll be back this week against the Buccaneers. He shoots right back up to a top start.

Julio Jones didn’t practice last week and missed the game with a hamstring injury. He’ll need to get a full practice in before I feel good starting him this week against the Vikings.

D.J. Chark left last week’s game with an ankle injury, but we haven’t heard any updates as of yet. He likely will be limited, but I’d expect he will have a chance to play against the Jaguars.

Sammy Watkins will miss a couple weeks with a hamstring injury, which should help big play receiver Mecole Hardman see more work. Demarcus Robinson will also see an uptick, but Hardman is the player with the highest fantasy upside.

Chris Godwin is running again, but he will likely be limited when he returns to practice. We’ll need to keep an eye on practice reports as the Buccaneers get ready for the Packers.

Sterling Shepard is getting closer to a return. The Giants offense is a mess right now, so his upside might not be great, but he should be a top target for Daniel Jones as soon as he’s back.

Bye weeks

Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers are all on their bye.

We’ll be without some true studs this week, as DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Henry Ruggs, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams will take a week off. We’ll need to find some strong matchups to make up for those losses.

Streaming options

Laviska Shenault, Jaguars

Shenault continues to gain more targets and last week he had seven receptions for 79 yards on eight targets. He hasn’t found the end zone since Week 1, but he’s going to start turning more touches into touchdowns soon. Against the Lions, he should have a good chance of putting up good numbers.

Preston Williams, Dolphins

The Jets pass defense has been bad this season, as they’ve given up the worst catch percentage, third-most yards per target and rank 31st in pass defense DVOA. Williams caught 4-of-5 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown against the 49ers banged up secondary last week and looked good doing so and now he gets another good matchup.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 1

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Davante Adams GB @ NO
2 Tyreek Hill KC vs CLE
3 Calvin Ridley ATL vs PHI
4 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ TEN
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs PIT
6 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ IND
7 Justin Jefferson MIN @ CIN
8 Keenan Allen LAC @ WAS
9 Terry McLaurin WAS vs LAC
10 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ TB
11 Chris Godwin TB vs DAL
12 Mike Evans TB vs DAL
13 A.J. Brown TEN vs ARI
14 Allen Robinson II CHI @ LAR
15 Julio Jones TEN vs ARI
16 Robert Woods LAR vs CHI
17 D.J. Moore CAR vs NYJ
18 Cooper Kupp LAR vs CHI
19 Tyler Lockett SEA @ IND
20 Tee Higgins CIN vs MIN
21 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BUF
22 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ DET
23 Adam Thielen MIN @ CIN
24 DeVonta Smith PHI @ ATL
25 Chase Claypool PIT @ BUF
26 Amari Cooper DAL @ TB
27 Marquise Brown BAL @ LV
28 Deebo Samuel SF @ DET
29 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ KC
30 Courtland Sutton DEN @ NYG
31 Antonio Brown TB vs DAL
32 Tyler Boyd CIN vs MIN
33 Robby Anderson CAR vs NYJ
34 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC @ HOU
35 Kenny Golladay NYG vs DEN
36 Jarvis Landry CLE @ KC
37 Brandin Cooks HOU vs JAC
38 Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs SEA
39 Jerry Jeudy DEN @ NYG
40 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ BUF
41 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC @ HOU
42 Corey Davis NYJ @ CAR
43 DeVante Parker MIA @ NE
44 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ HOU
45 Ja'Marr Chase CIN vs MIN
46 Mike Williams LAC @ WAS
47 Marquez Callaway NO vs GB
48 Elijah Moore NYJ @ CAR
49 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ NE
50 Cole Beasley BUF vs PIT
51 Jakobi Meyers NE vs MIA
52 Michael Gallup DAL @ TB
53 KJ Hamler DEN @ NYG
54 Parris Campbell IND vs SEA
55 Russell Gage ATL vs PHI
56 Sterling Shepard NYG vs DEN
57 Rondale Moore ARI @ TEN
58 Mecole Hardman KC vs CLE
59 Henry Ruggs III LV vs BAL
60 Darnell Mooney CHI @ LAR
61 Quez Watkins PHI @ ATL
62 Nelson Agholor NE vs MIA
63 Jalen Reagor PHI @ ATL
64 Christian Kirk ARI @ TEN
65 Tyrell Williams DET vs SF
66 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ NO
67 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR vs NYJ
68 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs PIT
69 Darius Slayton NYG vs DEN
70 Sammy Watkins BAL @ LV
71 Bryan Edwards LV vs BAL
72 Jalen Guyton LAC @ WAS
73 Gabriel Davis BUF vs PIT
74 A.J. Green ARI @ TEN
75 Dyami Brown WAS vs LAC
76 Randall Cobb GB @ NO
77 DeSean Jackson LAR vs CHI
78 Allen Lazard GB @ NO
79 Hunter Renfrow LV vs BAL
80 Kendrick Bourne NE vs MIA
81 Van Jefferson LAR vs CHI
82 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE @ KC
83 Albert Wilson MIA @ NE
84 James Washington PIT @ BUF
85 Kadarius Toney NYG vs DEN
86 Zach Pascal IND vs SEA
87 Anthony Miller HOU vs JAC
88 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs PHI
89 Josh Reynolds TEN vs ARI
90 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ IND
91 Quintez Cephus DET vs SF
92 Demarcus Robinson KC vs CLE
93 Rashard Higgins CLE @ KC
94 Denzel Mims NYJ @ CAR
95 Josh Palmer LAC @ WAS
96 Nico Collins HOU vs JAC
97 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs SF
98 Preston Williams MIA @ NE
99 Tim Patrick DEN @ NYG
100 Amari Rodgers GB @ NO
101 Byron Pringle KC vs CLE
102 Greg Ward PHI @ ATL
103 Cam Sims WAS vs LAC
104 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ CAR
105 Tutu Atwell LAR vs CHI
106 Scotty Miller TB vs DAL
107 Chris Conley HOU vs JAC
108 Adam Humphries WAS vs LAC
109 Marquise Goodwin CHI @ LAR
110 Auden Tate CIN vs MIN
111 Damiere Byrd CHI @ LAR
112 Trent Sherfield SF @ DET
113 Mohamed Sanu SF @ DET
114 Dede Westbrook MIN @ CIN
115 Deonte Harris NO vs GB
116 Tyler Johnson TB vs DAL
117 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs PIT
118 Freddie Swain SEA @ IND
119 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs PHI
120 Andy Isabella ARI @ TEN
121 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO vs GB
122 Jakeem Grant Sr. MIA @ NE
123 Ihmir Smith-Marsette MIN @ CIN
124 Willie Snead IV LV vs BAL
125 Tylan Wallace BAL @ LV
126 Anthony Schwartz CLE @ KC
127 Steven Sims Jr. PIT @ BUF
128 Devin Duvernay BAL @ LV
129 Frank Darby ATL vs PHI