Thanks for checking out our Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings Reaction! Every Tuesday at SCFE, we put up our “So-Called Fantasy” staff’s Week 6 Rankings, compiling the individual rankings of several of our Fantasy Football writers, including the Fantasy maestro, David Gonos, SCFE Content Manager, Joe Bond and Senior Fantasy Football Writers Michael Tomlin and myself.
I’ll come right out and say it. Last week my suggestions were not good, at all. That’s part of the deal I suppose, making predictions and being wrong. I try and give readers something they may not find on other sites, something outside the chalk and general consensus. I tried and failed. Feeling like George Costanza comparing himself to Ted Danson is never a good thing.
One of my bugaboos has to do with writers or analysts who won’t flat out say they were wrong. Instead, trying to explain how their decisions were based on valid information. The problem there, it’s already implied suggestions from industry experts are based on information. That doesn’t need to be explained to the reader. I’ll hunker down, do some extra research and make sure my Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings are on point.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any games on the Week 6 slate that stand out as having massive shootout potential. There are only five games this week with a combined projected point total of over 47 and zero games with a total of over 48, disappointing for Fantasy owners.
There are variables we need to consider for Week 6, mostly surrounding health. Carson Palmer and Cam Newton should both return. Tyler Eifert may finally be healthy enough to suit up. Is Jamaal Charles finally back? What’s the status of Dez Bryant? Welcome to Week 6 where I give you some of my thoughts, based on information.
Week 6 Wide Receiver Rankings Reaction
Who I Like More
Amari Cooper & Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders
No one has given up more Fantasy points to wide receivers over the past four weeks than the Kansas City Chiefs.
Last week, at first glance, appears as if Derek Carr finally started to connect with Amari Cooper. However, for those who have watched Oakland play this season, Cooper has a number of touchdowns that have been called back to due penalties. A number of near misses in the endzone and a number of instances where a would be TD was just slightly out of bounds. They’ve been connecting.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants
Beckham has finally begun to drop a few spots in the expert ranks. The Ravens have been getting torched all season and have given up the forth most Fantasy points to WRs over the last four weeks.
I’ve lost trust in Eli Manning but I have even less confidence in Baltimore.
Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints
Admittedly, it’s almost impossible to predict when Cooks is going to go off. However, making predictions in Fantasy Football is about playing the odds of what is most likely to happen.
If Cooks was going to have a monster game, it would be at home, on turf against a secondary that has been getting lit up recently.
Carolina hasn’t been able to grind out the clock with ball control offense like they did in 2015. This matchup looks pretty tasty for Cooks. (see what I did there?)
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
I was wrong about Hilton last week. I’ve decided not to make the same mistake two weeks in a row.
Two weeks ago, the Texans were a reason to fade WRs. After a number of injuries in the secondary, Sam Bradford and Adam Thielen smoked them all game long.
Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
- The latest report suggests Carson Palmer is back at QB this week.
- The Cardinals are at home.
- The Jets have to fly across the country.
- The Jets secondary has been below average all season, giving up the ninth most Fantasy points to WRs over the last two weeks.
Revis or no Revis, we may get to see the WR trio have success this weekend.
Who I Like Less
(Yes, these guys will all put their best foot forward, I’m sure… it just won’t be good enough)
Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
If you have Julio in season long leagues, you’re playing him, no matter what. This is more for the DFS players out there. Yes, the game is in Atlanta but the Seattle secondary has been and still is a Fantasy killer for WRs.
Travis Benjamin & Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers
The fact the game is at home for San Diego doesn’t bother me. I want no part of the Broncos defense for my Fantasy WRs.
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
Eric Decker has been placed on IR, which immediately triggers my, play Quincy Enunwa response.
The Cardinals secondary is one of the best in the league and while it’s possible Fitzmagic could put up some garbage time production, I’m not banking on that or Enunwa this week.
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