The NFL bye weeks are here and for Week 6 NFL DFS lineups, we are without the likes of Detroit’s Amon-Ra St. Brown, Houston’s Brandin Cooks, and Las Vegas’ Davante Adams, amongst others. However, even with four teams on bye, there’s no shortage of stud receivers on the slate as you build daily fantasy football lineups. This feels like a week where you are going to want to pay up for a couple of the premier wide receivers for NFL daily fantasy contests. You may not have the funds to get the likes of Justin Jefferson and Cooper Kupp, but a combo of Jefferson and Marquise Brown most certainly can be done this week – especially with value at other positions. From studs, to value plays, to mid-tier players, I have it all for you in this week’s NFL DFS WR Coach. There’s some NFL injury report news to monitor, so check back later this week for updates to this article as more information becomes available. Here are my favorite NFL DFS top plays at wide receiver for your Week 6 NFL DFS lineups – including my top receivers, best value plays, and a WR to fade.

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Week 6 NFL DFS WR Top Plays

Marquise Brown, ARI 

Brown is expensive this week, but he’s worth every penny. He has at least 68 receiving yards in four straight games, while recording double-digit targets in each contest. Seattle has proven this year to be a fantasy bonanza waiting to happen, and the fact that they rank amongst the worst in the league in DVOA against the pass and against WR1’s makes Brown all the more appealing in this matchup. 

Mike Evans, TB 

If Pittsburgh can keep this game close, Mike Evans will feast. The Steelers have allowed the most fantasy points per game to receivers this season, and they rank 26th in DVOA against the opposing WR1. Evans has eight or more targets in all but one game this season, and he’ll have a significant size advantage over the Pittsburgh corners. Evans is one of Tom Brady’s preferred red zone targets this season, as Brady is a cool 3-for-5 with three touchdowns when targeting Evans inside the 20s.

Justin Jefferson, MIN 

This Dolphins defense is in trouble this week because Jefferson is on another planet right now. Jefferson has back-to-back games with at least 10 receptions and 147 yards, and he now has three games this year with at least 147 yards receiving. The Dolphins rank 32nd in DVOA against the pass and they’ve allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers. Over the last three weeks, Jefferson has a 30 percent target share, but over the last two weeks, that mark jumps to 35 percent.

Stefon Diggs, BUF 

Kansas City ranks 31st in DVOA against the opponent’s WR1, and that is most certainly Diggs. Diggs has double-digit targets in three of his last four games, and he has at least 62 receiving yards in every game this season. He hasn’t had monster games against Kansas City over the last two seasons, but given what occurred the last times these two teams played, ownership will likely sway more to his teammate, which could create a buying opportunity in DFS for Diggs.

Week 6 NFL DFS WR Mid-Price Plays

Christian Kirk, JAX 

After a massive letdown from Kirk against the Texans, I’m hoping that ownership is low on Kirk this week against the Colts. Back in Week 2, Kirk went for 78 yards and two scores against this Indianapolis defense, and Kenny Moore has struggled in slot coverage this season, allowing two touchdowns and a 115.3 passer rating when targeted, per PFF. Last week against Houston was an outlier for Kirk, not the new norm.

DJ Moore, CAR 

We’re going to play the narrative here, right? P.J. Walker has made two starts during his tenure with the Panthers, both of which were wins by the way. Regardless, in those two games, Moore saw at least seven targets in each of those games, and back in 2020 against the Lions, Moore put up 127 yards on seven grabs with Walker at the helm. The Rams have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers this season, and they rank 29th in DVOA against the WR1. This is 100% percent a narrative play, as no one in North Carolina may be happier that Matt Rhule was fired than DJ Moore.

Tyler Lockett, SEA 

The Cardinals rank 27th in DVOA against the pass, and I’ve said it here in recent weeks, but they do better against the WR1 compared to other receivers. I’m not saying you need to fade DK Metcalf, but I’ve fancied WR2’s against Arizona compared to WR1’s. Lockett has at least six targets in four straight games, and he has at least five grabs and 76 yards in every game over the past four weeks. His price point on DraftKings is ridiculous, and is nearly a must-play over there.

Gabriel Davis, BUF 

Last time these two teams played, Davis went nuclear, catching eight of 10 targets for 201 yards and four touchdowns, albeit in a losing effort. Davis had a monster week last week, and he’s a big play waiting to happen. He’s yet to eclipse six targets in a game this season, but this game is going to be rather pass-happy, and Davis has proven that he can get it done, albeit in a bit of a boom-or-bust fashion. The Chiefs rank 19th in DVOA against the pass and they have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.


Week 6 NFL DFS WR Value Plays

Randall Cobb, GB 

Picking the right Green Bay receiver might be tough on a weekly basis, when looking at the makeup of the New York Jets, it could be another big day for Cobb. The Jets are pretty generous to the WR3, and their slot man, Michael Carter II, has allowed a passer rating of 108.9 and a completion percentage of 86.7 percent when targeted, per PFF. The usage was there last week, and at least for this week, it looks like it could stick, given that the Jets are more vulnerable inside compared to outside.

Jakobi Meyers, NE 

When healthy, we know who the alpha in this passing attack is, and it’s not even close. Meyers has a 32% target share in the games that he’s played this year, and regardless of who's under center, he’s got it done. He has at least six targets in every game this season, and as long as his knee holds up, he’s a weekly threat for 8+ targets in this passing attack. Hopefully the touchdowns continue to come, but he’s always in play on DraftKings with its PPR scoring.

Alec Pierce, IND 

Over the last two weeks, it’s Pierce, not Michael Pittman Jr., who leads the Indianapolis receivers in targets, receptions, and receiving yards. Beyond that, Pierce also leads the team in air yards during this two week stretch, and he’s done so by playing less than 60% of the snaps in every game this season. He’s going to be an absolute target hog when the team commits to playing him more, and he’s a physical freak with good speed at his 6-foot-3 frame. The Colts are doing a disservice by not having him out there all of the time, and willingly not putting their best group of players out there.

George Pickens, PIT 

He may have been out-targeted by Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, but it was Pickens that had more receptions, more receiving yards, more yards per target, and almost the most air yards per target. Kenny Pickett had a 107.8 passer rating when targeting Pickens, per PFF, and all six of his receptions went for first touchdowns. Pickens should see a good bit of Carlton Davis in this matchup, and Davis has allowed the second-most receiving yards in coverage this season, per PFF. Game script should benefit the Pittsburgh passing attack, and Pickens has proven to be the most dynamic thus far with the rookie quarterback.

Week 6 NFL DFS WR Dart Throw

Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL 

Zaccheaus doesn't have overwhelming usage, but he’s a potential big play guy and is averaging over 17 yards per reception this season. San Francisco has been stout against receivers this season, but they are vulnerable out of the slot. Deommodore Lenoir ranks 100th out of 108 qualified corners in coverage grade, per PFF, and in slot coverage this season, Lenoir has allowed the second-most receiving yards and 86 percent of his targets to be caught. Zaccheaus could make for an interesting dart throw on this slate.

Week 6 NFL DFS WR Fades

Diontae Johnson, PIT 

I did it last week, and I’ll do it again here. The target share for Johnson was great last week, but Tampa Bay ranks eighth in DVOA against the WR1 spot, and he’ll spend a good chunk of his time being covered by Jamel Dean. Dean has far and away been Tampa Bay’s best corner in coverage this season, and despite getting 13 targets last week, Johnson only mustered five grabs for 60 yards, not to mention a measly 4.62 yards per target. Johnson has yet to find the end zone this year, and if I have to play a Pittsburgh receiver, it’s going to be George Pickens, not Diontae Johnson.


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