The 2021-22 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that wide receivers like Deebo Samuel and Calvin Ridley will be out this week. On top of that injuries have started to mount up at this point of the season. It is always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the fantasy football week 6 wide receiver rankings.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and in most weeks.
Starting WR1- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
High WR2- a player who may isn’t likely to carry a lineup that week, but has the ability to have a breakout game and is teetering between WR1 and WR2 category.
Starting WR2- a player who should be started in most lineups and should reach their point projection. This player is started is because of their consistency and moderately high floor
Low WR2- a player who may not be a lock to start for a team every week, but will start more times than not. Their production may not be pretty or win a person their lineup but the production is consistent enough to make a fantasy owner comfortable starting them.
Flex- a player who could float around the territory of being benched, but is started due to the potential to play better than their point projection. However, this player has the potential to flop and causes a fantasy team to lose if he has a bad game.
Deeper League Flex- a player who has starting value in deeper leagues. There are enough reasons to leave this player on the bench, but their upside makes them an attractive option. Desperate times may call for a player like this to be inserted into starting lineups.
Upside Player- a player who is boom or bust. This player can exceed expectations in a given week or could flop and be the reason why someone lost their fantasy matchup.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Davante Adams||vs Chicago Bears||WR1|
|Must Start||Tyreek Hill*||vs Washington Football Team||WR2|
|Must Start||Stefon Diggs||vs Tennessee Titans||WR3|
|Starting WR1||D.J. Moore||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR4|
|Starting WR1||Terry McLaurin||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR5|
|Starting WR1||Mike Williams||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR6|
|Starting WR1||D.K. Metcalf||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR7|
|Starting WR1||Justin Jefferson||vs Carolina Panthers||WR8|
|High WR2||Mike Evans||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR9|
|High WR2||DeAndre Hopkins||vs Cleveland Browns||WR10|
|High WR2||Diontae Johnson||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR11|
|High WR2||Ja’Marr Chase||vs Detriot Lions||WR12|
|Starting WR2||Brandin Cooks||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR13|
|Starting WR2||Keenan Allen||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR14|
|Starting WR2||Marquise “Hollywood” Brown||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR15|
|Starting WR2||Robert Woods||vs New York Giants||WR16|
|Starting WR2||Chase Claypool||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR17|
|Low WR2||A.J. Brown||vs Buffalo Bills||WR18|
|Low WR2||Tyler Lockett||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR19|
|Low WR2||Antonio Brown||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR20|
|Low WR2||Emmanuel Sanders||vs Tennessee Titans||WR21|
|Low WR2||DeVonta Smith||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR22|
|Low WR2||CeeDee Lamb||vs New England Patriots||WR23|
|Flex||Chris Godwin*||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR24|
|Flex||Jakobi Meyers||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR25|
|Flex||Tee Higgins||vs Detroit Lions||WR26|
|Flex||Michael Pittman Jr.||vs Houston Texans||WR27|
|Flex||Amari Cooper||vs New England Patriots||WR28|
|Flex||Sterling Shepard*||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR29|
|Flex||Courtland Sutton||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR30|
|Flex||Jaylen Waddle*||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR31|
|Flex||Hunter Renfrow||vs Denver Broncos||WR32|
|Flex||Kadarius Toney*||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR33|
|Flex||Devante Parker||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR34|
|Flex||Adam Thielen||vs Carolina Panthers||WR35|
|Flex||Odell Beckham Jr.||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR36|
|Flex||Tim Patrick||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR37|
|Flex||Cole Beasley||vs Tennessee Titans||WR38|
|Deep League Flex||Marvin Jones Jr.||vs Miami Dolphins||WR39|
|Deep League Flex||Julio Jones*||vs Buffalo Bills||WR40|
|Deep League Flex||Allen Robinson||vs Green Bay Packers||WR41|
|Deep League Flex||Kenny Golladay*||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR42|
|Deep League Flex||Zach Pascal||vs Houston Texans||WR43|
|Deep League Flex||Darnell Mooney||vs Green Bay Packers||WR44|
|Deep League Flex||Robby Anderson||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR45|
|Deep League Flex||Tyler Boyd||vs Detroit Lions||WR46|
|Upside Play||Darius Slayon*||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR47|
|Upside Play||Jalen Reagor||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR48|
|Upside Play||Laviska Shenault Jr.||vs Miami Dolphins||WR49|
|Upside Play||Mecole Hardman||vs Washington Football Team||WR50|
|Upside Play||Van Jefferson||vs New York Giants||WR51|
|Upside Play||Nelson Agholor||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR52|
|Upside Play||Rondale Moore||vs Cleveland Browns||WR53|
|Upside Play||A.J. Green||vs Cleveland Browns||WR54|
|Upside Play||Chris Conley||vs Indianapols Colts||WR55|
|Upside Play||Adam Humphires||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR56|
|Upside Play||Kalif Raymond||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR57|
|Upside Play||Chris Moore||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR58|
|Upside Play||Quez Watkins||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR59|
|Upside Play||Randall Cobb||vs Chicago Bears||WR60|
|Upside Play||Curtis Samuel*||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR61|
|Upside Play||Christian Kirk||vs Cleveland Browns||WR62|
|Upside Play||Henry Ruggs||vs Denver Broncos||WR63|
|Upside Play||Amon-Ra St. Brown||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR64|
|Upside Play||Kendrick Bourne||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR65|
|Leave on the Bench||Sammy Watkins*||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR66|
|Leave on the Bench||Rashard Higgins||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR67|
|Leave on the Bench||Demarcus Robinson||vs Washington Football Team||WR68|
|Leave on the Bench||Jamal Agnew||vs Miami Dolphins||WR69|
|Leave on the Bench||Kendall Hinton||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR70|
|Leave on the Bench||Donovan Peoples-Jones||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR71|
|Leave on the Bench||Bryan Edwards||vs Denver Broncos||WR72|
|Leave on the Bench||James Washington||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR73|
|Leave on the Bench||Tavon Austin||vs Miami Dolphins||WR74|
|Leave on the Bench||Parris Campbell||vs Houston Texans||WR75|
|Leave on the Bench||Cedrick Wilson||vs New England Patriots||WR76|
|Leave on the Bench||Terrace Marshall Jr.||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR77|
|Leave on the Bench||Josh Gordon||vs Washington Football Team||WR78|
|Leave on the Bench||K.J. Osborn||vs Carolina Panthers||WR79|
|Leave on the Bench||DeAndre Carter||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR80|
|Leave on the Bench||DeSean Jackson||vs New York Giants||WR81|
|Leave on the Bench||KhaDarel Hodge||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR82|
|Leave on the Bench||Preston Williams||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR83|
|Leave on the Bench||John Ross||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR84|
|Leave on the Bench||Marcus Johnson||vs Buffalo Bills||WR85|
|Leave on the Bench||Devin Duvernay||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR86|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
WR2 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs:
Tyreek Hill suffered a knee injury in the lost to the Bills last week. If Hill misses the game this week against the Washington Football Team Mecole Hardman goes to WR30 between Courtland Sutton and Jaylen Waddle. The rest of the Chiefs receivers impossible to predict who would be next in line for targets.
WR24 Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is dealing with a knee and ankle injury that limited him in practice Tuesday. If he is a full participant in practice Wednesday he should be ready for Thursday night football. If Godwin is out Mike Evans takes a slight boost to WR7 between Mike Williams and Justin Jefferson. While Antonio Brown becomes the WR14 between Brandin Cooks and Keenan Allen. Tyler Johnson would become an interesting play in DFS.
New York Giants Wide Receivers: WR29 Sterling Shepard, WR42 Kenny Golladay, & WR47 Darius Slayton,
For the third week in a row, all three of the Giants’ top receivers are dealing with injuries. Now rookie Kadarius Toney is dealing with an injury too. There are so many scenarios how this will play out but the most likely is that Shepard, Toney and Slayton are active while Golladay misses this game.
WR34 Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins
Devante Parker missed last weeks game because of a shoulder injury. If Parker was to miss another week against Jacksonville Jaylen Waddle would jump to WR29 between Amari Cooper and Sterling Shepard.
WR40 Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans
Julio Jones has missed the last two games because of a hamstring issue. If he misses this week against Buffalo it is difficult to pinpoint who will be the primary benefactor after A.J. Brown. It could be Marcus Johnson or Chester Rodgers.
WR66 Sammy Watkins, Baltimore Ravens
Sammy Watkins hurt his hamstring on Monday night football against the Indianapolis Colts. If he misses this game Devin Duvernay would move up to WR68 between Demarcus Robinson and Jamal Agnew.