Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 6! We will review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my five absolute favorite matchups to use for DFS purposes. Bye week SZN is upon us which always makes the decisions a little tougher as we are likely dealing with guys we hoped would be our bench in season long leagues.  This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well!

Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
Marquise BrownARI$7200 / $8200Michael JacksonSEASafe
He has become one of the most consistent receivers in the young 2022 season as Brown has double digit targets in four straight weeks, has 34 catches in the last four weeks and three touchdowns in five games. Rondale Moore has come back and is also getting a good number of targets, and Zach Ertz had ten targets too against the Eagles. The 600 pound elephant in the room is DeAndre Hopkins suspension entering its final week and we will see how targets are distributed then. However, for this week Brown is going to be a great play again as they play the Seahawks who have allowed nine passing touchdowns this season and are among the weaker defenses in football. Brown will be a smash play in both season long and DFS contests for Week 6.
Drake LondonATL$5400 / $6100Charvarious WardSFModerate
What started as a breakout rookie season has certainly taken a sudden stop as London has struggled in recent weeks. He is still averaging nearly eight targets a game, but his four catches last week were his most since Week 2 and he hasn't topped 35 receiving yards or scored in either of the last two weeks. He has had tough defensive matchups to start his career with the Saints, Browns and Bucs, and the matchup is really tough again this week with the 49ers who are allowing just 177 yards per game through the air and two passing touchdowns. I'd still start London in my seasonal leagues given the injuries and bye weeks but my expectations are very tempered.
Devin DuvernayBAL$4700 / $6200Adoree JacksonNYGModerate
He had a decent day with five catches for 54 yards on seven targets, but I don't know that it is enough to warrant picking him up. He did also run for 24 yards on three carries, but this game also was missing Rashod Bateman. John Harbaugh did say that Bateman might return for Week 6, but I think even if he does it will be in a limited role. Duvernay does have three touchdowns in five games and would see an increased role again if Bateman can't go, but I just don't have enough faith in the passing game to warrant using him for Week 6.
Stefon DiggsBUF$8400 / $8900Rashad FentonKCSafe
Gabe Davis had the big, long flashy touchdowns, but Diggs was rock solid again with eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown against the hapless Steelers defense. He has nine targets in four of five games and over 100 yards in three of five weeks. Right now this Bills passing game is firing on all cylinders and Diggs is a bang up play every week. This game is certainly going to be played a lot in the air and it will be the highest point total on the board. Fenton has allowed 85% of passes to be caught and the Chiefs as a whole are allowing 264 yards per game through the air and ten total passing touchdowns in five games. Diggs is going to be the focal point of the Bills passing game again and will be a dynamite option on both the DFS slate and always is a play in your seasonal league.
DJ MooreCAR$5100 / $5700Jalen RamseyLARRisky
He has just one touchdown so far, but Moore has at least shown a hint of life as he had his second straight game of over 50 receiving yards. Yeah, I know that isn't a high bar to hit especially for a receiver that many drafted to be their WR2. But Moore has 10 catches on 19 targets in the last two weeks after having just 18 targets in the first three games. This Panthers passing game is terrible and now we are looking at a Philip Walker game. The Rams have allowed just six passing touchdowns in five games, and although they have gotten whipped in each of the last two weeks, it has been as much on the ground as through the air. Moore is a low ceiling option for your season long leagues for Week 6 on the slim hope that a coaching change might light a fire under them for a week.
Darnell MooneyCHI$11400 / $9500Kendall FullerWASModerate
While things are improving slightly, the Bears passing game is still pretty putrid. Mooney has topped 50 receiving yards in each of the last two weeks, but only is averaging 4 targets a game. I am still willing to give him a shot this week in season long leagues because of the matchup against the Commanders secondary who have allowed 11 passing touchdowns in five games. Kendall Fuller is allowing a ridiculous 18 yards per catch and a 137.5 quarterback rating against so far. I still don't have a lot of faith in Mooney (largely because of Justin Fields) in the long term, but if you are still holding on to him, this would be the week to trot him out in your seasonal leagues.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN$7700 / $8100Marshon LattimoreNOSafe
He's not having a bad season, but I have to admit that I am a bit concerned about Chase here. He is still averaging 11 targets a game, but he has just two touchdowns and has had fewer than 55 yards in three of five games. Now, I am not saying he is a bust, but he was a first round pick and we certainly expected more than this. The big plays that were his calling card last year are just not there and I'm not sure if defenses are scheming better against him this year or the explosive plays were fluky in 2021. Lattimore is a great corner, but the Bengals are sure to move Chase around some and the New Orleans secondary did give up three passing touchdowns to Geno Smith last week. Chase might be tough to put in a DFS lineup right now but you have to just keep rolling with him in your seasonal league and wait for this dam of production to finally break
Amari CooperCLE$5900 / $7100Jonathan JonesNEModerate
He has had three great games and two duds but it was good to see Cooper get back on track in Week 5 with seven catches for 76 yards and another touchdown on 12 targets. The Browns offense has been better than I thought, but still a long way from what I would call potent. The Pats secondary has allowed eight passing touchdowns in five weeks, but smothered the previously high powered Lions passing attack. And no, that isn't sarcastic. The two Jones' and Jalen Mills have been great so far for the Patriots and I expect this to be a low scoring game played mostly on the ground. I would still start Cooper in seasonal leagues, but this game will have too few points to trust him for DFS contests.
CeeDee LambDAL Darius SlayPHIModerate
I can't wait to see this one play out. Slay was limited last week with a forearm injury but still played so I see no reason he won't be out there this week. He has allowed just 35% of passes to be caught and has been one of the best corners in the game in 2022. Lamb will still have Cooper Rush under center, but that hasn't seem to matter as he had topped 75 receiving yards in the previous three games, but the Cowboys really ran the ball last week against the Rams. Lamb is still the top receiver and averages 10 targets a game. The Sunday night DFS showdown will have Lamb high priced but he is the one Cowboys receiver that I have a great deal of faith in even if he has a really tough matchup.
Courtland SuttonDEN J.C. JacksonLACModerate
This offense has been awful in the first month of the season, but Sutton is still making the most of it and had another pretty decent game with five catches for 74 yards last Thursday against the Colts. He has had double digit targets in three of five games and hasn't had fewer than seven targets in any game this season. The word of Russell Wilson's injury makes Sutton even more of a risk, but the quarterback has played poorly all season long, so no reason to think that Sutton will be worse against a Chargers secondary that hasn't been great this season. He is the cash game play in the Monday night DFS showdown slate and a guy to start in your season long leagues.
Allen LazardGB Sauce GardnerNYGModerate
I think you can officially add the Packers to the list of not great offenses in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers high yardage total is 255 on the season and although he has two passing touchdowns in four straight games, the Packers entire offense looks lost. Lazard has been the beneficiary of three of those touchdowns in four weeks, but he has only topped 50 yards once. He does have eight targets in back to back games so you would think that better days are ahead. I need to see more before I consider him for DFS purposes, especially since Sauce Gardner has been solid as a rookie. Lazard is still a start in seasonal leagues given the target share he has been getting and the touchdowns, but we really need to see more production out of him considering where he was being drafted.
Michael Pittman Jr.IND$6900 / $6700Shaquill GriffinJACModerate
I have to admit that I am getting quite frustrated with Pittman. After an opening week big game and a solid second week, the production has really fallen off as he has just eight catches for 90 yards combined in the last two games. Matt Ryan looks shot, the offense has a complete lack of creativity, and Pittman isn't making any big plays. He still had eight targets last week and has ten days to get ready for this one so I have hope that he can turn it around. However, Matt Ryan is still the quarterback and the Jaguars have allowed just five passing touchdowns in five games. Griffin has allowed two touchdowns in three games he has playd, but just a 62% catch rate. Despite the offenses struggles I can't sit Pittman in any sort of league, but the Colts are entirely off my DFS radar until I see something that catches my attention.
Marvin Jones Jr.JAC$4600 / $5500Stephon GilmoreINDRisky
The Jags took a different approach last week as they threw to Marvin Jones and Evan Engram instead of Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. I mean I know the Texans secondary had something to do with that but still. The end result was they didn't score many points. Jones mostly outproduced the previous four games combined in this one alone and I don't expect that to continue. He had just three catches for 33 yards in Week 2 when they played the Colts and I would expect similar type production in Week 6.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC Dane JacksonBUFModerate
He has seen his yardage total go up for three straight weeks and Valdes-Scantling had a great Monday night with six catches and 90 yards on eight targets. I still don't think that he is consistent enough to warrant even being on a fantasy roster as Monday was the first game where he would have given you ten fantasy points in a PPR league. This game is born for big fantasy outputs, but I just don't think that MVS is a guy you can trust for Week 6.
Allen Robinson IILAR$4900 / $5400C.J. HendersonCARRisky
He's playing snaps, he is running routes, it is just not turning into any production. He had just three catches for 12 yards in Week 5 against the Cowboys and he had just five targets. He is now averaging just 4.5 targets per game and I have to say that he could be droppable. The Rams offense is Cooper Kupp, Cooper Kupp, Cooper Kupp, bad running attack, Cooper Kupp, Ben Skowronek, Cooper Kupp. If you want to give Robinson one more week against the terrible Panthers especially since they are in disarray after firing their coach, but I just can't do it anymore.
Mike WilliamsLAC Patrick SurtainDENSafe
It was another monster performance for WIlliams as he had ten catches on 13 targets for 134 yards against the Browns on Sunday. He has now gone over 100 yards in three of the last four, which also coincides with Keenan Allen's absence with his hamstring injury. Allen got half of a limited practice in last week, so his chances of playing in Week 6 seem to be 50/50 at best. The Broncos secondary has been as good as their passing game has been bad, but they did lose Ronald Darby to injury last week. Surtain has been great though, allowing just over 60% of passes to be caught for just 7.5 yards per catch. I don't think they can shut Williams down, but my expectations aren't as high this week. He plays on a showdown slate which makes him an attractive option as the Broncos passing game isn't good and the Chargers don't really have other reliable weapons if Allen can't play again.
Jaylen WaddleMIA$6200 / $7300Patrick PetersonMINModerate
He had a groin injury but was able to play but it was another down effort for Waddle after the explosive Weeks 2 and 3. The situation got worse as Teddy Bridgewater got injured and was ruled out for the game. I expect him to clear concussion protocol, but the elbow injury is what concerns me although Bridgewater has dealt with concussions in the past. Patrick Peterson has allowed just 50% of passes to be caught without a touchdown yet and a very low 71 quarterback rating against. He is allowing 13 yards per catch, but I would expect Waddle to be more of a checkdown option whether it is Bridgewater or Skylar Thompson at quarterback. Waddle is a flex at best for Week 6.
Justin JeffersonMIN$8900 / $9200Xavien HowardMIASafe
He is back on track for sure as he had another big game with 12 catches for 154 yards against the Bears and even threw a 23 yard pass. After a couple of rough games, we can go back to feeling really good about Jefferson. He is dominating the target share and making big play after big play as well as the routine ones. Xavien Howard missed last week with a groin injury, but did practice at the end of the week so should be back. He has allowed a touchdown in all four games he has played this year and is giving up 19.2 yards per catch. Jefferson is going to be a smash play for a third straight week and should top 100 yards again in Week 6. Fire him up in both season long and DFS games.
Jakobi MeyersNE$5300 / $6600Nelson EmersonCLEModerate
He missed two games with an ankle injury but came back looking great with seven catches for 111 yards and a score. We already saw he had a great rapport with Mac Jones last year, and Bailey Zappe looked Meyers way early and often so I don't think it matters who is under center for the Patriots this week. Meyers is going to dominate the target share, and that will be in a game that will likely feature a lot of running the ball. I don't expect there to be enough scoring to warrant using Meyers in a DFS lineup, except maybe a GPP where you need to save a few bucks. However, in your year long leagues I think he will be a strong WR3.
Michael ThomasNO$5600 / $7000Chidobe AwuzieCINModerate
After missing two games, Thomas is reportedly set to return for Week 6 in a game where the Saints will need him. I think he would benefit more if Andy Dalton is under center again, as I feel like he will be more apt to check down and take the short play than Jameis Winston would be. The Saints are all banged up at receiver with Thomas and Landry missing last week and Olave and Deonte Harty leaving during the game. I don't trust Thomas health enough to risk a DFS roster spot on him, but if he is on your team I find it hard to believe that he doesn't at least fit in your flex.
Wan'Dale RobinsonNYG$3600 / $4900Marlon HumphreyBALRisky
The Giants offense looked a little better in London against the Packers, but that really isn't saying much considering how awful they have been to start the year. Robinson got in some limited practices last week, so I do expect him to return for Week 6. Honestly, even if he doesn't he could still be close to as valuable as any other Giants wide receiver. Robinson hasn't played since Week 1 and had just one catch before getting hurt, but he is by far the most talented receiver the Giants could have on their active roster for this game. He would be a risk after not playing for five weeks and the Ravens secondary should be better than it has, but he could be a flex play for Week 6.
Elijah MooreNYJ$4900 / $5200Jaire AlexanderGBRisky
He has yet to score a touchdown and he has topped 50 receiving yards just once this season and that was with 53 yards. He has only had four targets in each of the two games since Zach Wilson returned, and at this point I don't think that you can start hin. I honestly don't think that Jaire Alexander will spend the whole game on Moore, but right now I don't think it matters all that much. The Jets offense is very revolved around the run game and throwing to running backs and I think that Moore has to sit on your bench.
A.J. BrownPHI Trevon DiggsDALSafe
He had all three catches in the team's opening drive and then didn't have another catch for the rest of the game. This is certainly an outlier game, and nothing to be concerned about as Brown has continued to be a big part of the Eagles offense. I would like to see him score more touchdowns as he only has one so far, but he has at least five catches in every game but this past one. Trevon Diggs is a great corner, but we also know he takes a lot of chances and was burned badly on that Cooper Kupp touchdown last week against the Rams. I think he will take one chance too many against Brown and give up at least one big play. I like Brown in the Sunday night showdown slate and in all of your regular leagues.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$5700 / $6300Carlton DavisTBModerate
OK, so it wasn't a great day, but there are things to look at here. First, Johnson did have a couple more drops which is a concern. Second though he did have a season high 13 targets, and nearly had a touchdown he couldn't get his feet down for. Those are both positive, especially after the complete turd he laid in Week 4. It is another tough matchup against the Bucs in a game where I expect the Steelers to get clobbered again. Johnson should see high volume, it is a matter of what he can do with it. He is nowhere near the DFS radar anymore until further notice, but I still think he is a WR3 for your season long leagues.
DK MetcalfSEA$6800 / $7400Byron MurphyARISafe
He caught a long touchdown for 50 yards against the Saints and that was the highlight of his five catch game where he totalled 88 receiving yards. I'm sorry, but we can no longer call the Seahawks putting up points as a fluke, and Metcalf has had three pretty strong games in a row. I would chalk it up to playing bad defenses, but that game last week was against a pretty strong secondary. The competition gets nice and easy again this week against the Cardinals who didn't allow much last week to the Eagles, but have definitely been one of the more beatable secondaries in the league. Murphy has been solid allowing just 60% of passes to be caught for just 8.7 yards per grab, but I still like Metcalf to have another game north of five catches and 75 yards in Week 6.
Deebo SamuelSF$7600 / $7600A.J. TerrellATLSafe
It wasn't a big game for him, but Samuel still had a touchdown in his two catch, 20 yard performance receiving and another 12 yards on the ground. He still had nine targets, he just had a hard time securing catches. Also, the 49ers ran the ball all over the Panthers, and the passing game wasn't asked to do as much. Sure, it wasn't a 20 point fantasy output, but the touchdown should have still kept you happy. San Francisco should have to do some more passing this week against the Falcons, and Terrell has already surrendered five passing touchdowns against him alone. Deebo is still the focal point of the offense even with everyone healthy and is always a great option for your season long leagues and I would go back to him in DFS even after last week's disappointment.
Mike EvansTB$7000 / $7700Levi WallacePITSafe
He was oh so close to his fourth touchdown of the year, but Evans still finished with four catches for 81 yards on eight targets for the Bucs against the Falcons last Sunday. They go into this weekend against a Steelers team that was slapped around by the Bills passing game and Josh Allen had 300 yards by the half. The Steelers are also all banged up in the secondary as they were without two corners and two more were hurt during the game. I could see using either Evans or Godwin in this one and perhaps even both in a Buccaneers DFS stack for Week 6 and he is always a must-start in your weekly leagues.
Terry McLaurinWAS$13500 / $13000Kindle VildorCHIModerate
It wasn't a bad game, but I did have higher expectations for McLaurin last week as he finished with five catches for 76 yards. I know, it is hard to compain about that type of production, but they were playing the Titans and I was looking for over 100 yards and a score. That went to Dyami Brown instead, but I don't think that will be something that happens again. The matchup gets tougher this week against the Bears and Kindle Vildor who had his first interception last week. The Bears are allowing under 200 yards per game through the air, and Carson Wentz has struggled unless the opposing defense is bad. Vildor has been wildly inconsistent this season, allowing three plays of over 20 yards, but just one touchdown and a 59% catch rate. I can't count on Washington for DFS games but McLaurin is still a guy that I am starting on a weekly basis.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Rondale MooreARI$4200 / $5600Tariq WoolenSEAModerate
He finally had the game many thought he was capable of this season with seven catches for 68 yards against the Eagles last week. Like I said with Marquise Brown, the return of DeAndre Hopkins is really close now. However, this article is for Week 6, and Hopkins still won't be playing. The matchup against the Seahawks is a plus one for Moore, but I just don't know if I trust this offense enough to think of anyone past Hollywood for DFS lineups.
Olamide ZaccheausATL$4000 / $5300Samuel WomackSFRisky
He now has two touchdowns on the season, but also has just two catches in four of five games with a season high in yardage of 55. Even with Kyle Pitts otu and Drake London ineffective he was unable to do much of anything. Against a top flight 49ers defense, Zaccheaus is likely to be a ghost.
Demarcus RobinsonBAL$3200 / $5400Aaron RobinsonNYGRisky
Even in a game where Rashod Bateman didn't play, Robinson still had just one catch for eight yards on two targets. This offense barely can support one receiver for fantasy purposes, and Robinson has no value for this week.
Gabe DavisBUF$6500 / $6900Jaylen WatsonKCSafe
He only had three catches, but damn did he make the most of them! Davis tallied 171 yards and two touchdowns in the game against the Steelers including a 98-yard score. The ankle certainly seemed fine, and you have to figure he will be closer to 100% this week against the Chiefs. This one is going to be high scoring for sure and should be rich in passing. Davis might not get as much as volume as a Stefon Diggs but he is great at finding the end zone and should be a great option in both DFS and seasonal leagues.
Robbie AndersonCAR$4100 / $5300Troy HillLARRisky
Since his Week 1 long touchdown, Anderson has totalled just eight catches for 104 yards in the four games combined since. We are now going to be dealing with a backup quarterback, as Baker Mayfield deals with his high ankle sprain. Philip Walker does offer some ability to throw the ball down the field, but this Panthers offense is still so unpredictable, and the Rams have been better against the pass than the run. I could only think of putting Anderson in a lineup if you are decimated by injuries and bye weeks.
Equanimeous St. BrownCHI$7200 / $7000William JacksonWASRisky
In a game where Justin Fields actually had some success throwing the ball, St. Brown still only tallied two catches and 24 yards. They get a super cush matchup against the Commanders, but even then I can't suggest even looking his way on the waiver wire. St. Brown has just six catches in five games in 2022.
Tee HigginsCIN$6300 / $7200Paulson AdeboNOSafe
We knew he was active coming into Week 5, but the ankle injury kept him off the field for most of the game and he didn't even have a target in the Sunday night contest. I would think that the Bengals won't put him out there just to be a decoy I don't think and the Saints secondary hasn't been quite as good as advertised. With his health being a little iffy and the goose egg he dropped Sunday night I would continue to start Tee Higgins but I'm not going with him for DFS.
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$3900 / $5500Jalen MillsNERisky
He now has nine catches on 16 targets for 121 yards combined in the last two weeks, but Peoples-Jones doesn't have a touchdown this season yet, and he is behind Amari Cooper and David Njoku in production for the Browns lately. This is a really tough matchup this week against the Patriots who have been a solid secondary of late. Keep Peoples-Jones on your bench or the waiver wire right now.
Michael GallupDAL James BradberryPHIRisky
He was more involved in his second game as he had four catches for 44 yards against the Rams, but the Cowboys really relied on the run last week. This week could be more of the same as the Eagles allow over 105 yards per game on the ground and 177 through the air. Gallup is still probably not 100% from his injury yet, and Cooper Rush does like to spread the ball around after CeeDee Lamb is taken care of. Gallup is a very risky flex play for Week 6 and beyond until we see him much more involved.
KJ HamlerDEN Asante SamuelLACRisky
He could have been found on the last play of the game on Thursday, but I think Hamler embodied us all who watched that terrible game slamming his helmet into the ground repeatedly after the loss. He has four targets in four games and there is no sign of the Broncos offense improving this week so leave him on your waiver wire.
Romeo DoubsGB$4800 / $5500D.J. ReedNYJSafe
It was not a great game for the Packers as a whole in London, and their offense has left a lot to be desired. They lost to an ordinary Giants team, almost lost to Bailey freaking Zappe, and just have looked out of sorts on offense. Doubs had been still coming through for his fantasy players, but had just three catches for 29 yards in London. That is now four games out of five that he has not topped 50 yards receiving, but like Allen Lazard, still gets a good number of targets. The Jets secondary isn't very good, especially Reed so I am hoping for a bounce back game from Doubs in Week 6. Despite the solid matchup, I am not sure I can trust Doubs for DFS but I am certainly keeping him in my weekly lineups.
Alec PierceIND$4300 / $5900Tyson CampbellJACSafe
Even though the Colts offense has been stagnant, Pierce has been pretty solid the last three weeks and is watching his involvement in the offense increase each week. He has 161 receiving yards in the last two weeks combined and has watched his target number go from five in Week 3 up to nine in Week 5. The rookie appears to be forming a nice rapport with Matt Ryan and while he has big play potential, he showed last week that he is also a reliable option in the short to intermediate passing game for the Colts. If he happens to be on your waiver wire he is an immediate pickup and start in season long leagues and while I am not enjoying this Indianapolis pass game, he could be a worthy dart throw in DFS although Campbell is allowing just under 11 yards per catch.
Zay JonesJAC$4200 / $5600Brandon FacysonINDModerate
It was an ugly week all around for the Jaguars offense, and for Jones in particular. You have to like the volume with eight targets, but three catches for 12 yards certainly leaves you sick to your stomach. But he did have a couple of drops and the Texans bracketed him well. They go to Indianapolis this week agains tthe Colts where he had three catches for 23 yards back in Week 2, and while I do like the Jags offense and passing game, I still think they are a little too inconsistent to trust against the better teams. I could still see using Christian Kirk, but Jones belongs on benches this week.
Mecole HardmanKC$4000 / $5600Kaiir ElamBUFRisky
He had his best game of the season with four catches for 73 yards against the Raiders on Monday night, but this doubled his season total in yards. Hardman had just two targets the previous two weeks, and while I do think that the Chiefs/Bills game will be very aerial, I don't see Hardman being a big enough part of the game plan to warrant fantasy consideration.
Ben SkowronekLAR$4100 / $5500Jaycee HornCARRisky
He had a season high six catches last week against the Cowboys, but he totalled just 41 yards and still hasn't had more than 66 yards in a game and has no touchdowns yet this seaosn. The Rams offense just isn't working, and Skowronek is a nice player but he just isn't a fantasy option. Even in full piont PPR leagues his season high would be ten points and he's only had that in two of five games. The Rams offense isn't working well enough to support another receiver outside of Kupp being fantasy relevant.
Joshua PalmerLAC Damarri MathisDENModerate
Many of us were hopeful that Palmer would take a step forward this year with Keenan Allen in the lineup. Then went Allen went down, people really started to get excited about Palmer's potential. However, he has really flopped. Outside of his six-catch, 99-yard effort in Week 3 against the Jags, Palmer has collected 11 catches for 84 yards in the other four games combined. The Broncos did lose Ronald Darby last week, but their secondary is still very good, and I think teh Chargers will struggle some against them. I wouldn't expect Palmer to have a big game, but he could be a worthy DFS dart throw for the Monday night showdown slate.
Cedrick Wilson Jr.MIA$3400 / $5000Cameron DantzlerMINRisky
The Dolphins passing game has been struggling since Tua went down, but even at its height wasn't humming enough for there to be enough to go around for more than Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to be fantasy relevant. Now with Skylar Thompson potentially starting this game, I certainly wouldn't be looking to the Dolphins third receiver to help me in any fantasy league.
Adam ThielenMIN$5900 / $5900Kader KohouMIAModerate
He has been getting a decent target share with 31 looks in the last four weeks, but Thielen has just one touchdown in five games, and his season high is 72 yards. The Vikings passing game has been doing well of late, but last week it was all Justin Jefferson and Thielen was left with just four catches for 27 yards against the Bears. The task gets easier this week against a Dolphins defense that is allowing 277 yards per game through the air. I expect him to pick up the pace in the coming weeks and I think this is a good way for it to start. I'm not quite sure I am willing to go with Thielen in DFS contests, but I am fairly confident with him in your season long leagues.
Nelson AgholorNE$3800 / $5400Greg NewsomeCLERisky
He suffered a hamstring injury during the game, but I'm not quite sure how much it mattered as he wasn't really a part of the game plan and the offense went through the running game and Jakobi Meyers. I am assuming that Agholor will be healthy enough for this week, but for fantasy purposes I'm not sure how much it matters. He has had one good game this year, this game should be ground and pound by both teams, and I think Tyquan Thornton is going to eat into his playing time some. The Browns secondary isn't great, but I don't think this will be a high scoring game and Agholor belongs on benches, and probably waiver wires too.
Chris OlaveNO$5500 / $6700Eli AppleCINSafe
He left last week with a concussion after slamming his facemask into the turf on a touchdown catch. I don't know if he will play this week, but if he doesn't I don't trust Marquez Callaway or Tre'Quan Smith so let's go on the assumption that Olave plays. He has scored in two straight games and averaged 110 yards in the two weeks before that. Olave has become the go-to receiver for the Saints and if he is able to play this week I love him for season long and DFS contests. If not, I probably avoid the Saints receiving corps all together.
Darius SlaytonNYG$3800 / $5600Marcus PetersBALRisky
I really don't know where to go with the Giants here so I'll throw Slayton up as he had the best game in London. The Giants passing game is still awful and sure Slayton had six catches for 79 yards against the Packers but if you expect that to continue I have some ice cubes in hell to sell you. The Ravens secondary hasn't been good, but the Giants passing game has been awful
Corey DavisNYJ$4800 / $5800Eric StokesGBRisky
I kind of thought that Davis early season production was just smoke and mirrors and I feel it even more after Week 5 where he had just two catches for 38 yards against the Dolphins in a game where the Jets scored 40 points. Zach Wilson didn't throw a lot to the wide receivers and none of them had good games. The Packers secondary is better than the Dolphins secondary, and I would expect Garrett Wilson to be in front of Davis in terms of targets. He is a very low end, risky flex for Week 6 as I think his production is going to continue to fade.
DeVonta SmithPHI Anthony BrownDALModerate
It was another great game for Smith as he finished with ten catches for 87 yards with 11 targets against the Cardinals. The Eagles have playe d alot of soft defenses this season, but it gets tougher this week with the Cowboys. Dallas is allowing under 195 yards per game and four passing touchdowns in five games. This one might not be the best game this season for Smith, but the Eagles passing game is doing really well every week. I am going to side with A.J. Brown over Smith in DFS this week, but the second year receiver is still a must-start for me in season long leagues.
George PickensPIT$4600 / $5800Jamel DeanTBModerate
Things have turned around quickly for the rookie as he posted another strong game with six catches for 83 yards against the Bills. Granted, the entire game was garbage time and Kenny Pickett threw it a billion times, but the final stats are still strong. The two rookies certainly have a nice rapport, and that bodes well for Pickens going forward. However, I am going to caution that this should be a tougher game against the Tampa secondary, although they have had their struggles as well. I expect Tampa to mop the floor with the Steelers so there should be ample garbage time opportunities again and I feel good about keeping Pickens in your lineups.
Brandon AiyukSF$5400 / $5800Casey HaywardATLModerate
Everyone knows that I am a 49ers fan, but I do try to keep my fandom out of my analysis. And bearing that in mind I do have to say that it is hard to put Aiyuk in starting lineups right now. He has just ten catches in the last three weeks combined, and only four targets in each of the last two. He has just one touchdown in five games, and has only topped 60 receiving yards once. The Falcons secondary has allowed eight passing touchdowns in five games and a buttload of passing yards, but they do have talented players. Hayward has allowed just 52% of passes to be caught, but each catch has also been good for 15.2 yards per catch which is high. Given injuries and bye weeks now Aiyuk might have to fall into your flex, but I don't feel especially warm and fuzzy about it.
Dee EskridgeSEA$3300 / $4600Marco WilsonARIRisky
We could see Marquise Goodwin return after missing Week 5, but it really doesn't matter. Even in this pillow soft matchup against the Cardinals secondary, only the two main receivers will have a chance of holding any fantasy value. Eskridge was only targeted once last week and didn't catch it and should definitely not even be on fantasy rosters right now.
Russell GageTB$4400 / $5600Levi WallacePITRisky
I have given up hope on Julio Jones playing any time soon so let's focus on the next receiver on their roster. Gage had just two catches on six targets for 20 yards against the Falcons. In fact he has just two catches in each of the last two weeks after collecting a dozen catches against the Packers. The Bucans should have their way with the Steelers banged up secondary, but I still don't think that Gage is going to get enough that you can feel comfortably starting him in a fantasy league unless it might be 14-16 teams.
Dyami BrownWAS$7500 / $8000Jaylon JonesCHIRisky
With Jahan Dotson missing last week's game, Brown was pushed into service and had two catches for 105 yards and both were for touchdowns. I want to stress though that he only had four targets, and he was going against the terrible Titans secondary. I would not expect production like this to continue. Dotson will likely miss the Thursday night game which would put Brown on the field a lot more again. The competition gets much tougher in Chicago, and while I might be ok with adding Brown to my roster in case this continues, I think last week will prove to be an outlier game for Brown and not something we can count on consistently.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 6.

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Cooper KuppLAR$9700 / $9400Myles HartsfieldCARSafe
Despite the Rams offense being completely focused on one guy, no one seems to be able to stop it. Kupp had seven more catches for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys. Now they get the hapless Panthers defense. Normally I would say that the Rams will get so far ahead that they will have to run a lot, but the Rams aren't really able to run right now so they could throw more than expected. Kupp is going to be the same old amazing option in both season long and DFS games.
Chris GodwinDET$6100 / $6800Arthur Maulet#N/ASafe
He has been pretty solid in the two weeks since he returned, althought he has just 120 yards combined in those games. Godwin does have 13 catches on 18 targets though against the Chiefs and Falcons but the matchup gets a lot easier this week against the Steelers secondary that wasn't that great before they suffered several injuries. I really feel like Tom Brady is going to go bananas on the Steelers. Not quite at the same level that Josh Allen did, but it certainly could be Brady's best game of the season. With Julio Jones almost definitely out, I expect Godwin and Mike Evans to go off. Fire him up in all fantasy formats.
Tyreek HillMIA$7500 / $8000Chandon SullivanMINSafe
There is doubt on the quarterback going into the week, but there is also injury concern as Hill was in a walking boot after the game reportedly when he was stepped on late in the game. Hill was still able to corral all seven targets thrown to him, but they were good for just 47 yards and did not score. Hill is one of the most dynamic receivers in the game, and I feel is pretty much quarterback proof. The Vikings secondary has been solid allowing just four touchdowns through the air, but Sullivan has been weak. He has allowed nearly 86% of passes at him to be caught at 13 yards per catch. There is some risk with Hill and he isn't safe enough for DFS contests but I am still using him in season long leagues.
Christian KirkJAC$5800 / $7000Kenny MooreINDModerate
It was a second straight down game for Kirk, but I am not ready to jump off the ship just yet. He did have just three targets, but had 36 targets in the four games before that. I still think Kirk is by far the best receiver on this team and he had six catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns back in Week 2 against the Colts. Expecting two scores again is likely a fool's expectation, but if Kirk scored once I wouldn't be surprised and he could exceed his catches and yardage totals from that game. Kirk is still a very good option for this Week 6 game.
Curtis SamuelWAS Kyler GordonCHIModerate
He hasn't had a carry in two weeks and his production has started to fall a little, but Samuel still had eight targets last week against the Titans, and I think that he can keep it going. It will be a tough matchup against the Bears, but Kyler Gordon is allowing over 80% catch rate for nearly 14 yards per grab and a very high 131.1 quarterback rating against. The Commanders offense tends to struggle against better defenses, but I still think that Samuel could have 5-7 catches for near 70 yards and hopefully a score.
Tyler LockettNO$5600 / $7500Antonio HamiltonCINSafe
He finally found the end zone for the first time, and he liked it so much he did it twice in Week 5 as Lockett torched the Saints for five catches and 104 yards. Geno Smith is really playing like a legit quarterback now, and he gets a great matchup against a terrible Cardinals secondary. Lockett, who is usually quite boom or bust, has had four very strong games in a row and is being Mr. Consistency in 2022. Hamilton is only being played because of injuries to the secondary and I like Lockett in season long and DFS contests.
Jerry JeudyDEN Bryce CallahanLACModerate
I never expected Denver to struggle this much on offense in 2022, but here we are and until we see different we can't figure that it is going to change. Jeudy still ended up with an okay game with three catches for 53 yards against the Colts and we have to hang our hats on the fact he had a season high eight targets. The Chargers have allowed nine passing touchdown in four games even though they have talent, so you have to figure that Russell Wilson will be able to throw a couple. I like Jeudy more in GPPs for the Monday night showdown slate and I am starting him in season long leagues really only because of injuries and bye weeks. If you are at full strength you could have three options that can offer you more upside.
Jarvis LandryNO$4300 / $5500Mike HiltonCINModerate
He missed last week and he hasn't had more than 25 yards since Week1, but the Saints receiving corps is badly beaten up, and someone has to step up here. Hilton has been a pretty decent slot corner, but has allowed a 65% catch rate and I think that Landry will get a nice target share this week, especially if Chris Olave is forced to miss the game. Injuries and bye weeks have forced Landry into this section more than a real feeling that he is going to pop off but if you are holding him on the end of your bench you might be able to deploy him this week.
Garrett WilsonNYJ$5000 / $5700Rasul DouglasGBModerate
The concern I had last week didn't get any better after Wilson had just three catches for 27 yards against the Dolphins in a game where the Jets scored 40 points. Zach Wilson is not really throwing the ball to the Jets wide receivers and it is crushing all of their value. However, I like Wilson the best, and I have the most hope that he is going to turn this around. He has just five catches and 68 yards in the two games since Wilson returned, but he showed real talent when Joe Flacco was under center. Rasul Douglas has allowed four of the five targets at him over the last two weeks to be caught and has allowed a 76.5% catch rate for the season. If one of the Jets receivers are going to have the fantasy relevant game, I believe it will be Wilson. Not that I think it will be enough to think about him for a DFS lineup, but he can still be started in your season long leagues.
JuJu Smith-SchusterKC$5200 / $6400TAron JohnsonBUFModerate
He was the Chiefs receiver who had the worst game, but Smith-Schuster did have eight targets for the fourth time in five games on Monday against the Raiders. It has been two straight weeks and three of five where Juju has fallen short of expectations. However, the usage is there. I don't know that I would use him in any DFS contest, but he is still a start in season long leagues for me.


Justin Jefferson vs. Xavien Howard

After a couple of down weeks, Jefferson has reminded us that he is the alpha receiver in the NFL with two straight games with double digit catches and over 145 yards in each. The Dolphins are giving up nearly 280 yards per game through the air and two passing touchdowns as well. They are giving up points in bunches this season, and Xavien Howard was unable to play last week with a groin injury which means he either won’t be 100% this week (good news for Jefferson) or he will miss another week and the Dolphins will be forced to use a lesser corner (even better news for Jefferson). Either way, he and Kirk Cousins are locked in right now and he should have another monster game. 

Stefon Diggs vs. Rashad Fenton

Give me some of this Bills/Chiefs game in my DFS lineups! Two of the most potent offenses in the league, both that love to throw the ball, is something I need exposure too. I’m taking Diggs here because he is the most consistent producer at wide receiver for either team. Everyone on the Chiefs is hard to predict, and Gabe Davis can have two catches, or he can do what he did last week. Fantasy football players are hoping for a repeat of the playoff game these two teams played last year (with a different result for the Bills Mafia), and you won’t be able to go wrong here. Diggs is halfway to 1,000 yards already with five touchdowns. He should have another triple digit yardage game with a touchdown in Week 6. 


Marquise Brown vs. Michael Jackson

This is the last week that he will be the unquestioned top receiver for the Cardinals as DeAndre Hopkins will be set to return. And what a game he gets as the Seahawks secondary is not good. They gave up 27 to the 49ers, 45 to the Lions and 39 to the Andy Dalton-led New Orleans Saints last week! They have allowed the fourth most passing touchdowns so far this season and Brown has been a lock for ten targets or more for a month. He has scored in two straight weeks and will make it three in Week 6 with another strong game against the Seahawks. 

Mike Evans vs. Levi Wallace

The Steelers secondary was decent to begin with, but they have now suffered multiple injuries, and Tom Brady should have no trouble taking advantage of this. Evans has proven since Tom Brady came to town that he isn’t just a deep ball threat, but also a great short yardage and red zone target. He hasn’t had fewer than 61 yards in a game so far and has three scores in the four weeks he has played. He doesn’t always have the highest reception totals, but he makes the most of them with big plays and scores. The Steelers are allowing 288 yards per game through the air and have surrendered 11 passing touchdowns in five games, including a shellacking last week where Buffalo’s Josh Allen had 300 passing yards by halftime. Paging Surgeon Brady, time to slice and dice another weak defense, and Mike Evans should be his main beneficiary. 

Bargain Bin

Tyler Lockett vs. Antonio Hamilton

This is more of a DraftKings pick. The Seahawks passing game has been better than anyone could have dreamed of and the Cardinals secondary has not been good. They did keep the Eagles somewhat in check, but they also haven’t played the strongest offenses this season. Lockett has four straight games of five or more catches and 75+ receiving yards. The Cardinals are getting smashed out of the slot which is where Lockett should spend most of the game, and despite all of these factors, his salary on DraftKings is only $5,600. If you are looking for a FanDuel cheapo look at Alec Pierce from the Colts who has had two straight solid games and is still sitting under $6,000. 

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.

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