Quite a few big-name receivers are listed as questionable ahead of Week 6 so it could be hard to get ceiling games from WR1s in fantasy football. We’ve identified a couple options with ideal matchups and a couple you should consider sitting.
Wide Receiver Starts
Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons
All wide receivers get a boost when they play against the Falcons. Jefferson was underwhelming with 23 receiving yards against the Seahawks in Week 5, but I expect him to bounce back against the second worst pass defense in the NFL. The rookie has two 100-yard games under his belt and Atlanta has been ripped to shreds by injuries all over on defense.
A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans
Brown impressed against the Bills in Week 5 after returning from injury. He scored a touchdown on his first reception of the game and tallied seven receptions for 82 yards. He likely didn’t practice Wednesday as a precautionary measure. He should return as Ryan Tannehill’s top target against a Texans team that’s lacks a shutdown corner.
Wide Receiver Sits
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts
Boyd was very limited against the Ravens his last time out and will now face the Colts, who have given up the least passing yards per game in the NFL. If A.J. Green is ruled out with a hamstring injury Indianapolis can devote plenty of attention to Boyd. Tee Higgins should be in play as an ideal pivot in this matchup.
Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jones has seen his targets drop with every game this year and has tallied less than four targets in two straight contests. Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson have been targeted more than Jones despite Kenny Golladay missing two games, so Jones doesn’t have a great fantasy outlook with the entire receiving corps healthy.