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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 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN