Fantasy Football WR Report: Keke Coutee’s Breakout, Plus Week 6’s Unanimous No. 1
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Texans WR Keke Coutee
- The Action Network ranked fantasy football wide receivers across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 6.
- Here's a deeper dive on WRs you should start, including Texans rookie Keke Coutee -- plus one star you should consider fading.
Which wide receivers have the most favorable fantasy matchups? Who should you consider sitting?
Here’s a breakdown of notable running backs featured in Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman’s Week 6 fantasy football rankings.
The No. 1 WR
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown leads the Steelers with 31% of their overall target share. He also leads them in Weighted Opportunity Rating (WOPR), a metric that combines a receiver’s target share with his air yards share.
Unsurprisingly, he boasts the highest median projection in the FantasyLabs Player Models and he is the unanimous No. 1 WR among our rankers across PPR, half-point PPR and standard formats.
The Most Favorable Matchups
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
If there was one week for Jones to score a touchdown, it would have to be Week 6.
He draws a Buccaneers defense that has given up league highs in passing touchdowns (13), yards per attempt (9.4) and passing yards per game (358.0). The 13 passing touchdowns are even more impressive when you consider that Tampa Bay has played only four games.
Jones carries an average rank of 3.7 between Freedman, Koerner and Raybon.
Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp or Brandin Cooks; Los Angeles Rams
Of course, this depends whether Kupp and/or Cooks are cleared from the concussion protocol:
Per @SportsInfo_SIS, the Broncos' defense has allowed league highs in passing touchdowns (five), passing yards (439), and completions (13) on passes at least 20 yards downfield.
— Justin Bailey (@justinbailey32) October 10, 2018
All three receivers carry an average rank inside the top 17 this week.
Keke Coutee, Houston Texans
Coutee will draw one of the best matchups in the slot while DeAndre Hopkins is likely stuck being shadowed by Tre’Davious White. Either way, White doesn’t travel to the slot, and Coutee has run 76% of his routes there according to Pro Football Focus data.
More encouraging are Coutee’s 22 targets over his past two games — the first two in which he’s been active. He carries a solid 11.4-point median projection in the FantasyLabs Player Models.
Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
Davis checks in with one of the toughest matchups on the board against a Ravens defense that ranks as PFF’s No. 3 pass-coverage unit. Additionally, the Ravens are allowing a league-low 5.9 yards per attempt and just 215.4 passing yards per game.
Davis owns a solid 0.73 WOPR, but he’s more likely to end up with a floor than a ceiling game. He has an average rank of 21 among our rankers.
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