The good news is that a sense of normalcy has returned to the fantasy wide receiver rankings for Week 6 simply because Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans and Seattle are back from their bye. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t still those tough lineup decisions to make at the position, depending on your roster.
For example, Julio Jones came crashing back to earth this past Sunday against Denver (2 rec., 29 yds.) after torching Carolina for 300 yards. Will this week be much better? The matchup against Seattle All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman sure doesn’t look all that appealing on paper.
And what about Dez Bryant? He returned to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, but will be play Sunday or will Dallas keep him out again with its Week 7 bye looming? Green Bay has been susceptible to the pass, but even if Bryant returns, can you start him with confidence? And is it possible for Jeremy Kerley to keep up his performance this week now that Colin Kaepernick has replaced Blaine Gabbert as San Francisco’s starting quarterback?
There are plenty of receivers with great matchups. Allen Robinson in Chicago this week is drool-worthy, which is why he checks in at No. 2 behind the obvious Antonio Brown. And speaking of the Steelers, what should a fantasy owner do with Sammie Coates, who is dealing with a hand laceration, after exploding last week for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
No matter how you look at it, you can count on plenty of moving and shaking in these wide receiver rankings leading up to kick off on Sunday. Be sure to check back before you set your lineup.
Teams on bye: Minnesota, Tampa Bay
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.