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Week 6 Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Exploitation: WR

The most and least favorable fantasy football wide receiver matchups for Week 6.

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Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a touchdown pass in front of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 40-23. Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Some corners, like Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis, Leon Hall, and Patrick Peterson, can make any great receiver put up a big goose egg in any fantasy week. This week, it’s the Titans receivers who face a tough Seahawks matchup and although the secondary isn’t as good behind Sherman, I wouldn’t consider starting Nate Washington or anyone else.

Outside of Alshon Jeffery, the Saints have been able to shut down Vincent Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Wallace, and Brandon Marshall so all of the New England receivers carry some significant risk. The Colts secondary hasn’t been quite as good and have allowed big games to fairly mediocre receivers like Denarius Moore, Mike Wallace, and Golden Tate so I’d take a shot on the San Diego receivers.

The Texans have shut down every receiver they’ve faced in the last three weeks so I wouldn’t start any of the Rams’ receivers, nor would I risk starting any of the Seattle receivers with a tough matchup against the Titans secondary.

DeSean Jackson, on the other hand, I’d start even against Revis. The Bucs have allowed big games to Larry Fitzgerald and Kenbrell Thompkins over the last two weeks. I can’t say the same for Boldin against the Cards, Patrick Peterson has shut down Marques Colston, Vincent Jackson, and Steve Smith already.

The 49ers have shut down every receiver they’ve seen since Week 1 so all of the Cards receivers, including Larry Fitzgerald, are a risk this week.

I’d start the New Orleans’ receivers against the Pats, though, since they haven’t seen too many good receivers and allowed a big game to Julio Jones. They also haven’t seen a quarterback like Drew Brees. If Calvin Johnson plays, I’d definitely start him against the Browns.

The most favorable matchups this week are Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams against a terrible Philly D, A.J. Green vs. BUF, Torrey Smith vs. GB, Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton vs. SD, Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams vs. WAS, the Giants receivers vs. CHI, the Bears receivers vs. the Giants, and anyone in Pittsburgh and Houston. Steve Smith is a good play against the Vikes and the other two receivers could be solid sneaky plays.

Let’s take a look at all of the Week 6 fantasy football wide receiver matchups.

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 Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable

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WR
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Defense

Week 5 Opponents

1

12.6 Seahawks Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright

2

15.48 Dolphins BYE

3

16.2 Saints Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson

4

16.25 Colts Keenan Allen, Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal

5

16.98 Titans Golden Tate, Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin

6

17.25 Texans Chris Givens, Austin Pettis, Tavon Austin

7

17.45 Buccaneers DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper

8

17.45 Cardinals Anquan Boldin

9

17.7 49ers Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Andre Roberts

10

17.85 Patriots Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, Lance Moore (Q)

11

18.1 Browns Calvin Johnson (Q), Ryan Broyles, Kris Durham

12

18.52 Steelers Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley

13

20.30 Chiefs Denarius Moore, Rod Streater

14

20.57 Panthers Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson

15

20.65 Bengals Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods

16

22.93 Lions Josh Gordon, Greg Little, Davone Bess

17

23.58 Jaguars Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker

18

23.95 Broncos Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts

19

24.75 Raiders Donnie Avery, Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster

20

25.15 Cowboys Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss, Josh Morgan

21

25.48 Ravens Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, James Jones

22

25.68 Vikings Steve Smith, Ted Ginn Jr., Brandon LaFell

23

26.48 Rams Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins

24

26.67 Jets Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Jerricho Cotchery

25

27.1 Giants Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery

26

27.48 Bears Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle

27

28.85 Redskins Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Miles Austin (Q)

28

29.48 Chargers Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey

29

30.95 Falcons BYE

30

32.23 Packers Torrey Smith, Marlon Brown (Q), Jacoby Jones (Q)

31

33.9 Bills A.J. Green, Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones

32

37.63 Eagles Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams

*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.

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