There are so many wide receivers on the Week 6 injury reports that chances are every fantasy owner has some sort of lineup decision to make this week at the position. And if you are one of the fortunate ones that don’t have any of these players on your roster; then congratulations, that’s one less thing for you to worry about this week.
Teams on bye: Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay
Steve Smith Sr., WR, Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers, Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET
Questionable – Back
While Smith did practice this week, it is unlikely that he suits up on Sunday. He told reporters that he was likely not playing, which means Kamar Aiken is the No. 1 wideout in Baltimore again. If Smith is somehow active, he is a WR2. Aiken is a WR3.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET
Questionable – Hamstring
While ODB had seven receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in Week 5, he also suffered a hamstring injury. Beckham will likely be a game-time decision for this week, which is tough because the Giants play on Monday night. If Beckham is out, Rueben Randle and Shane Vereen should see an increase in targets. Also keep an eye on Dwayne Harris and Geremy Davis, as both will have value if Beckham is out. If you are counting on Beckham, make sure you have someone that you can insert into your lineup at the last minute on Monday evening.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET
Probable – Groin
Hilton is listed as probable, which means he is likely to play, however, cropping up on the injury report mid-week is never a good thing. Reports are saying that Andrew Luck should be back this week, which definitely helps Hilton's value. He's just a WR2 because of the possibility of aggravating his injury during the game.
Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET
Out – Ankle
After injuring his ankle in Week 5, Agholor was not able to practice all week and has been ruled out for Monday night. He was a preseason sleeper, but has not lived up to the hype yet. Look for Josh Huff to pick up additional targets in Agholor's absence. Huff did find the end zone in Week 5.
Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET
Probable – Hamstring
It's a good sign that Randle was able to get a full practice in on Friday. He's likely on track to play on Monday night. However, more fantasy owners are concerned about Odell Beckham Jr. If Beckham is out, Randle moves into clear-cut WR2 territory. If ODB plays, Randle drops to a WR3. Beckham may be limited or forced to leave early, which means more targets for Randle. He has two touchdowns on the year and is a red-zone target for Eli Manning.
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers vs. San Diego Chargers, Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET
Probable – Shoulder
Cobb will be on the injury report all year and unless something changes, he'll be playing on Sunday and he will be a WR1.
James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers vs. San Diego Chargers, Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET
Probable – Hamstring
With either a touchdown or 98 yards in every game this season, Jones is a WR3. His status for Sunday isn't in doubt, as the Packers just limit his reps because he is 31 and doesn't need all of the practice that younger players need.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers vs. San Diego Chargers, Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET
Questionable – Ankle
With a bye looming in Week 7, it is doubtful that Adams plays this week. He's put in limited practices, but he probably won't play on Sunday. He'll use this week and the bye week to heal as much as possible and become a viable starting option for Week 8. If Adams is available in your league because someone dropped him, now is the time to pick him up.
Stevie Johnson, WR, San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers, Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
Doubtful – Hamstring
Johnson missed last week's game, and it appears he will miss this week's game as well. He pulled his hamstring in Week 4, and as we've learned, hamstring injuries are tough to get over, especially for wide receivers. With tight end Antonio Gates back, reserve WR Dontrelle Inman isn't a viable fantasy option.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET
Out – Calf
At this point, Cruz should just be considered out until further notice. He hasn't received clearance to practice. If you've been holding on to him in fantasy, he can be dropped unless your league is super deep or has a large bench.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.