2021 Fantasy Football Week 6 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers
There are a lot of wide receivers who are dominating the fantasy football landscape. It’s time to continue our fantasy series with a fantasy football Week 6 wide receivers start ’em sit ’em evaluation.
The wide receiver position is intriguing going into week 6. Of course, there are about 12-16 guys who should be starting no matter the matchup, but this week has a few under-the-radar players ready to step up.
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Fantasy Football Week 6 Wide Receivers Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em
Devonta Smith – Philadelphia Eagles
Smith and the Eagles will play the defending champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. The former Heisman winner is still trying to find his groove but did catch seven passes in each of his last two games. Primetime football might get him going, and it’s against a favorable matchup.
The Bucs rank 31st against opposing receivers. Their secondary is banged up and is vulnerable against the passing game. Smith should get plenty of targets from Jalen Hurts and could be in line for a breakout game.
Antonio Brown – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brown played out of his mind against the Dolphins. He caught seven passes on eight targets for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The Bucs offense is playing unstoppable and should continue that against the Eagles.
The Eagles defense does rank fourth against opposing receivers, however, as their secondary is playing well through week 5. Despite the Eagles solid play on defense, the Bucs are tough to stop when they get going. If Brown continues to get the targets he should play well once again.
Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers
There was nothing the Browns defense could do to contain Williams on Sunday. The Chargers scored 47 points in the defeat and Williams was a major part of it. He caught eight passes on 16 targets, resulting in 165 yards and two TDs. Justin Herbert is playing out of this world and should continue to find Williams often throughout the season.
The Chargers face the Ravens on Sunday who is ranked ninth against opposing receivers. Williams alongside Keenan Allen should be a factor in what will be an exciting matchup to watch.
Odell Beckham Jr. – Cleveland Browns
Fantasy football owners are frustrated in Beckham Jr. so far this season. He isn’t performing to the level we are used to seeing. The Browns’ offense clearly relies on the run game and that frustrates Beckham Jr. Baker favors his tight ends in the passing game, which results in Beckham Jr.’s lack of production.
He faces a Cardinals defense ranked 19th against receivers. It’s hard to tell what this matchup favors, but until Beckham Jr. starts to get serious targets he isn’t worth starting in your league.
Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears
Robinson continues to disappoint this season as well. The Bears don’t really have a pass game and Fields and Robinson are yet to find a connection.
He faces the Packers this week who rank 11th against receivers. Robinson is not worth starting right now as he has yet to accumulate more than 10 fantasy points in four of five games. He will need to prove a lot of fantasy owners in order to remain a starter.
A.J. Brown – Tennessee Titans
Brown is a great receiver who really broke out in 2020. This year hasn’t been the same but a lot of that really isn’t on him. Tannehill is struggling as well and it doesn’t result in a lot of fantasy production. Brown could very well play well this week, but the matchup does not favor it.
The Titans host the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Primetime games are always different which could be a factor. Although, the Bills are the No. 1 team against opposing receivers so far. This will be a tough matchup for Brown and owners should consider another option.