The top fantasy WR for NFL Week 6 is Antonio Brown. Julio Jones remains one of the high-cost guys on the list. DeAndre Hopkins makes the Top 5 for the first time in a long time. Hopkins has already developed a nice rapport with QB DeShaun Watson.
Is Brown the most overpriced on the list? What about Julio? Check out my preview of NFL Week 6 Fantasy Wide Receivers.
NFL Week 6 Top Fantasy WRs
1. Antonio Brown, $9,300, Pittsburgh at Kansas City
2. Julio Jones, $8,300, Atlanta vs Miami
3. DeAndre Hopkins, $8,100, Houston vs Cleveland
4. Keenan Allen, $7,900, L.A. Chargers at Oakland
5. Brandin Cooks, $7,600, New England at New York Jets
Julio Jones, $8,300, Atlanta vs Miami
I know that Antonio Brown costs $1,000 more in salary than Julio Jones. I still believe Brown is a much better option than Julio. The reason is because Antonio, no matter what, should get plenty of looks. Kansas City's defense is likely to pressure Big Ben all afternoon. Ben is used to heaving it to Brown when he feels pressure.
Matt Ryan hasn't leaned on Julio all that much this season. Miami's defense isn't as bad as many of us thought it would be. Atlanta figures to utilize most of their weapons against the Dolphins on Sunday because, like always, Julio requires double-coverage.
Best Choice Based on Salary
DeAndre Hopkins, $8,100, Houston vs Cleveland
Cleveland's pass defense isn't terrible. The Browns allow 228.2 passing yards per game. Then again, the Browns have yet to face a team with the passing prowess of the Houston Texans. Rookie QB DeShaun Watson has been phenomenal already this season. His favorite target is QB DeAndre Hopkins.
In Houston's first home game, DeAndre saw 16 targets even though Watson didn't even start. In Houston's second home game, Watson targeted DeAndre 12 times. Watson targeted DeAndre 12 times again in NFL Week 5 when the Texans battled the Kansas City Chiefs. Watson should have a huge afternoon versus the Cleveland Browns in NFL Week 6.
NFL Week 6 WR Options
DeSean Jackson, $5,800, Tampa Bay at Arizona
I've never felt that Arizona's pass defense was all that. The reason is because corner Patrick Peterson takes away the Cards' best opposing WR. Okay, no worries. Then, Tyrann Mathieu takes away the slot receiver. Okay, sounds great.
What do you do with everyone else on the team that can catch a football? Nothing. Jackson could have a nice game. Also, consider paying the $3,900 for Tampa TE Cameron Brate. Carson Wentz targeted Philly TE Zach Ertz 12 times versus Arizona in Week 5. Ertz caught 6 of the 12 passes for 61 yards. One of the catches went for a TD.
Jermaine Kearse, $4,800, New York Jets vs New England
Kearse is averaging around 5 targets a game. He might garner up to 10 targets against the New England Patriots in Week 6. New England's receiving corps should be at full strength for this game. The Jets must keep pace, meaning that they'll need to score TDs after the Patriots' score TDs.
Ricardo Louis, $3,900, Cleveland at Houston
Louis is new starting QB Kevin Hogan's favorite target. He caught 5 passes for 71 yards versus the Jets in Week 5. He saw 8 targets in that game. With Hogan starting in place of DeShone Kizer from the outset, Louis could see up to 12 targets in this game. Not bad for a wide receiver at less than $4,000.