Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 80 Wide Receivers

With the exception of Julio Jones, who will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury, no receiver has more receiving yards this year than Baltimore's Torrey Smith.

Through five games, Smith has 27 receptions for 556 yards and one touchdown. His 20.6 yards-per-reception average is second behind Santonio Holmes (24.3) among qualified leaders at wide receiver.

Smith has back-to-back games with 120-plus yards and he has at least 85 receiving yards in all five games this season.

Considering the team's lack of depth at receiver and tight end, Smith has been targeted 51 times, which ranks sixth among wide receivers, and he should consistently be one of the most targeted (and productive) players on a weekly basis.

This week, the Ravens host the Packers, who have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

Garbage time should come early for the Jags

Two things are clear this season in the NFL: (1) the Broncos are good and (2) the Jaguars are not. And the teams know it — even if the Jags would prefer to not admit it.

Here is a recent tweet (and retweets) exchanged between the clubs:

As nearly four-touchdown underdogs, the Jaguars will likely find themselves trailing early and big. With that said, it's good news for the fantasy owners of Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon as garbage time could come as early as the second quarter.

Returning from his four-game suspension, Blackmon had five receptions (on nine targets) for 136 yards and a touchdown in his first game this season.

Meanwhile, Shorts leads the NFL in targets (62) through five weeks and has 31 receptions for 411 yards and a touchdown.

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Bryant has a four-game scoring streak

No receiver has more fantasy points (standard-scoring leagues) this season than Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.

Bryant began the season with a dud performance (four catches for 22 yards), but he has scored in each of his past four games for a total of six touchdowns. In three of those four games, he has finished with 20-plus fantasy points.

Over his past 16 games, Bryant has 87 receptions for 1,441 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The Redskins have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points this season and allowed more than 300 receiving yards to wide receivers in games against the Packers and Lions.

Here are my Week 6 fantasy football wide receiver rankings (standard scoring):

1. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys (vs. WAS)
2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos (vs. JAX)
3. Calvin Johnson, Detriot Lions (at CLE)
4. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears (vs. NYG)
5. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals (at BUF)
6. Victor Cruz, New York Giants (at CHI)
7. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins (at DAL)
8. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens (vs. GB)
9. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos (vs. JAX)
10. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers (at BAL)
11. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. PHI)
12. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers (at BAL)
13. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans (vs. STL)
14. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts (at SD)
15. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos (vs. JAX)
16. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns (vs. DET)
17. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (at TB)
18. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars (at DEN)
19. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars (at DEN)
20. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots (vs. NO)
21. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYJ)
22. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints (at NE)
23. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears (vs. NYG)
24. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants (at CHI)
25. James Jones, Green Bay Packers (at BAL)
26. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)
27. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers (vs. ARI)
28. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. PHI)
29. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (at SD)
30. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers (at MIN)
31. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans (vs. STL)
32. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)
33. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. OAK)
34. Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers (vs. IND)
35. Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYJ)
36. Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills (vs. CIN)
37. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers (vs. IND)
38. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders (at KC)
39. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (vs. NO)
40. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys (vs. WAS)
41. Kenbrell Thompkins, New England Patriots (vs. NO)
42. Rueben Randle, New York Giants (at CHI)
43. Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings (vs. CAR)
44. Marlon Brown, Baltimore Ravens (vs. GB)
45. Stephen Hill, New York Jets (vs. PIT)
46. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys (vs. WAS)
47. Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams (at HOU)
48. Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans (at SEA)
49. Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks (vs. TEN)
50. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans (at SEA)
51. Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills (vs. CIN)
52. Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams (at HOU)
53. Eddie Royal, San Diego Chargers (vs. IND)
54. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks (vs. TEN)
55. Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers (at MIN)
56. Jerome Simpson, Minnesota Vikings (vs. CAR)
57. Austin Pettis, St. Louis Rams (at HOU)
58. Rod Streater, Oakland Raiders (at KC)
59. Jeremy Kerley, New York Jets (vs. PIT)
60. Ryan Broyles, Detriot Lions (at CLE)
61. Kris Durham, Detriot Lions (at CLE)
62. Santana Moss, Washington Redskins (at DAL)
63. Deonte Thompson, Baltimore Ravens (vs. GB)
64. Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals (at BUF)
65. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans (at SEA)
66. Leonard Hankerson, Washington Redskins (at DAL)
67. Jason Avant, Philadelphia Eagles (at TB)
68. Donnie Avery, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. OAK)
69. Aaron Dobson, New England Patriots (vs. NO)
70. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints (at NE)
71. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings (vs. CAR)
72. Ted Ginn, Jr., Carolina Panthers (at MIN)
73. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)
74. Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles (at TB)
75. Davone Bess, Cleveland Browns (vs. DET)
76. Tandon Doss, Baltimore Ravens (vs. GB)
77. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Indianapolis Colts (at SD)
78. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks (vs. TEN)
79. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints (at NE)
80. Greg Little, Cleveland Browns (vs. DET)

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