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Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings

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The sixth week of the fantasy football season is already upon us and there are a number of injuries around the league, most notably to the wide receiver position. Big names like Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson, and Roddy White have all been hampered with injuries recently, and with bye weeks, this could be one of the hardest weeks to decide which guys to starts. So to help you out this week, here are my top-15 fantasy football wide receivers based on matchups for Week 6.

Here are the all matchups for this weekend:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills – 1:00 PM ET

Detroit Lions @ Cleveland Browns – 1:00 PM ET

Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs – 1:00 PM ET

Carolina Panthers @ Minnesota Vikings – 1:00 PM ET

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Jets – 1:00 PM ET

Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1:00 PM ET

Green Bay Packers @ Baltimore Ravens – 1:00 PM ET

St. Louis Rams @ Houston Texans – 1:00 PM ET

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Denver Broncos – 4:05 PM ET

Tennessee Titans @ Seattle Seahawks – 4:05 PM ET

New Orleans Saints @ New England Patriots – 4:25 PM ET

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers – 4:25 PM ET

Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys – 8:30 PM ET

Monday, October 14, 2013

Indianapolis Colts @ San Diego Chargers – 8:30 PM ET

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15. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

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Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints – Colston struggled last week against a very physical Chicago defense and had a tough time gaining separation against the team's physical corners. However, he should have a much easier time this weekend, as New England will be more concerned with containing TE Jimmy Graham. Colston’s size (6’4”, 225 pounds) will come in handy versus an extremely undersized New England secondary and fantasy fans can pencil in Colston for a big game in Week 6.

Week 6 matchup: @ New England Patriots

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14. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers – Pittsburgh hasn’t been the most productive offense this season, but luckily New York has allowed nine passing touchdowns and the unit has had problems defending the deep pass all season. Additionally, with TE Heath Miller returning to action, Brown will get more room to work on the outside. Brown has racked up 284 yards with two touchdowns in his last two games and his 42 targets this season is certainly fitting of a WR2 in any format.

Week 6 Matchup: @ New York Jets

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13. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

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Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns – Gordon has become Cleveland’s main option downfield, which is evident by his 10 receptions (on 19 targets) for 146 yards and a touchdown last Thursday night. Detroit has had serious problems containing the long ball this season and you can expect Cleveland to take plenty of deep shots this week.

Week 6 Matchup: vs. Detroit Lions

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12. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

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T.Y Hilton, Indianapolis Colts – After Hilton’s career game (140 yards, 2 TDs) last weekend versus the stout Seattle Seahawks’ secondary, the elusive wideout will be looking to build on his breakout performance. He will faceoff against the Chargers unit that is ranked 27th in the league versus the pass, so another big performance seems almost guaranteed for the speedster.

Week 6 Matchup: @ San Diego Chargers

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11. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions – Johnson is currently listed as a game-time desciion for this weekend’s game and the wideout has practiced all week with knee brace. Even if Megatron does play, he still has a tough matchup against star CB Joe Haden. Obviously, Johnson should never be benched if he is healthy enough to play, but the fact that he is still injured and has an unfavorable matchup makes him a somewhat risky play this week.

Week 6 Matchup: @ Cleveland Browns

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10. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

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Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers – Green Bay continues to find everyway possible to get Cobb the ball this season. He will face a vulnerable Baltimore defense this Sunday and fantasy owners can expect the elusive wideout to once again find area to work in. Cobb should have no problem hauling in at least six balls for 60 yards this weekend.

Week 6 Matchup: @ Baltimore Ravens

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9. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

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Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins – Garcon has hauled in at least six balls in all four of his games this season. The Waiter should be able to deliver against a Dallas secondary that has surrendered a league-high 14 touchdown passes this season and is currently ranked 31st in the league against the pass.

Week 6 Matchup: @ Dallas Cowboys

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8. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles

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DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles – Jackson continues to be underrated week after week, despite currently sitting at fourth in the NFL with 525 receiving yards. D-Jax has scored a touchdown and gone over 100 yards in three of his five contests this season. Jackson has a tough matchup versus an aggressive Tampa Bay unit this weekend, but he will still get enough targets to make a difference for fantasy owners.

Week 6 Matchup: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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7. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

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Andre Johnson, Houston Texans – Despite dealing with a nagging hamstring injury and an inaccurate quarterback all year, Andre 3000 is still second in the entire NFL with 37 receptions. He will be healthier this week, and considering that the Rams are giving up the sixth-most points to opposing receivers, a bounce back performance is inevitable for Johnson in Week 6.

Week 6 Matchup: vs. St. Louis Rams

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6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

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Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers – Nelson has hauled in at least 66 receiving yards in each game this season. He has also been on the field for almost every play this year; despite supposedly having injury concerns following knee surgery this off-season. Nelson hasn’t caught a touchdown in two weeks, but that streak should end versus a Baltimore defense that had problems against an All-Pro quarterback in Week 1 (Peyton Manning).

Week 6 Matchup: @ Baltimore Ravens

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5. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

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Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens – Smith has an extremly favorable matchup this weekend, as he faces a Packer team that is averaging 288.8 passing yards against them per game. Smith is the ultimate deep threat, as he is second in the league with 20.6 yards per reception, and he should at least be able to get behind the Cheesehead secondary a couple times this Sunday.

Week 6 Matchup: vs. Green Bay Packers

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4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

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Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos – In three home games this season, Thomas has averaged an insane 113.6 receiving yards per game and has caught four touchdowns. Denver will host a 0-5 Jacksonville squad this Sunday and fantasy fans can expect another huge game for DT at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Week 6 Matchup: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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3. A. J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

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A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals – Ever since his 162-yard performance in week 1, AJ has yet to go over 62 yards. Luckily this week Green faces a Buffalo team that has surrendered 112.4 yards per game to opposing number one wideouts and three touchdowns. If ever there was a week for the Pro Bowl wideout to get back on track, it is this weekend against a depleted Buffalo secondary.

Week 6 Matchup: @ Buffalo Bills

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2. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

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Wes Welker, Denver Broncos – Welker has caught a touchdown pass in every game this season and the slot receiver is currently leading the league with seven touchdown grabs. Welker has become very comfortable with QB Peyton Manning and the duo is almost impossible to cover inside the 10-yard line. Welker should at least reach pay-dirt once this Sunday against the Jags before all of Denver’s starters come out.

Week 6 Matchup: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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1. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

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Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys – In the last four games, Bryant has hauled in six touchdowns and averaged 101.25 receiving yards per contest. Now factor in that Dez will face a Washington secondary that is currently giving up 298.3 yards per game and this should be another week where the wideout abuses opposing cornerbacks.

Week 6 Matchup: vs. Washington Redskins