Fantasy Player Projections

Wide Receivers
1steelersMike Wallace

Mike Wallace

5 rec, 108 yards, 2 rec TDs

Tennessee has had issues with big-play receivers. Add Wallace's name to the list. The Titans have given up 7.9 yards per attempt (26th) and have allowed 13 different receivers to catch a pass of 20 or more yards through five games.

2bengalsA.J. Green

A.J. Green

8 rec, 121 yards, rec TD

Green ranks among the top-five receivers in catches, yards and touchdowns. Has there been a more consistent fantasy performer this season? He'll shred Cleveland's secondary, and that's putting it nicely.

3coltsReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

8 rec, 113 yards, rec TD

The last time Wayne faced New York's secondary he came away with one catch for one yard. That's not going to happen this week. Wayne has been targeted 60 times and ranks among the top-five in receiving despite only playing four games.

4texansAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

6 rec, 101 yards, rec TD

The Packers had no answer for Reggie Wayne, and they have no player big enough to stick with Johnson for four quarters. Tramon Williams may try, and Charles Woodson may be asked to help, but Johnson will have his way.

5falconsJulio Jones

Julio Jones

7 rec, 100 yards, rec TD

Though Julio Jones was held under 100 receiving yards for the fourth consecutive week, he did catch 10 balls for 94 yards and a touchdown at Washington. The Raiders are equally inept against the pass, so Jones should break the century mark in Week 6.

6chiefsDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

6 rec, 95 yards, rec TD

Bowe caught six passes for 60 yards against Baltimore in Week 5, but he faces a much easier opponent in Week 6 at Tampa Bay. The Bucs' defense ranks last against the pass.

7broncosDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

7 rec, 95 yards, rec TD

Thomas had his biggest game with Peyton Manning yet, catching nine balls for 188 yards in Week 5 at New England. The third-year stud also fumbled for the third consecutive game, but remain confident about him so long as Manning remains confident.

8eaglesDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

5 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

The last time Jackson faced Detroit (Week 2 of the 2010 season) he went off, catching balls for 53 and 45 yards on a 135-yard, one-touchdown day. We have a hunch he's due for more.

9ravensTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

6 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

Smith ranks among the top 20 in receiving, and among the top five in yards per reception. An ankle injury may have been responsible for his sluggish performance last week, but he enters Week 6 fully rested and ready to challenge Dallas' talented cornerback duo.

10vikingsPercy Harvin

Percy Harvin

7 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

Harvin gained 104 yards from scrimmage and scored a fourth quarter touchdown when the Vikings beat Washington last December. He has developed into one of the league’s top fantasy receivers and has been as consistent as they come.

11lionsCalvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

8 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

The Eagles' cornerbacks are tremendously talented. Still, they don't measure up to Megatron. No corner does. Johnson had an off day in Week 4 playing on a bum ankle and still caught five balls for 54 yards.

12buccaneersVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

6 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Jackson has a pair of 100-yard games and two touchdowns this season, and he'll face a Chiefs secondary that has given up 10 passing touchdowns this season. That bodes well for a receiver being targeted more than nine times per game.

13patriotsWes Welker

Wes Welker

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

For the third consecutive game, Welker finished with more than 100 yards receiving. He also got his first touchdown catch of the season in Week 5. Despite the Seahawks' good pass defense, Welker is a must-start fantasy player.

14dolphinsBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

6 rec, 85 yards, rec TD

After setting a franchise record for receiving yards in a game, Hartline caught four passes for 48 yards in Week 5. Expect him to produce like a decent WR3 for the remainder of the season.

15cardinalsLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

7 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

While No. 11 didn't score in Week 5, he did catch 8-of-15 targets for 92 yards at St. Louis. A good week may lie ahead, as the Bills rank among the bottom-third in pass defenses and have allowed nine passing touchdowns so far.

16cowboysMiles Austin

Miles Austin

5 rec, 79 yards, rec TD

Austin is averaging less than 17 yards per reception and leads Dallas in touchdown catches. He has made plays when given the opportunity, which is something Dez Bryant cannot say.

17eaglesJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

4 rec, 78 yards, rec TD

There is room for both Maclin and DeSean Jackson to post big numbers against Detroit this week. The Lions have been involved in a couple of shootouts and allow 7.4 yards per attempt -- big plays equal big opportunities for the Eagles' 1-2 punch at receiver.

18giantsVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Cruz caught a season-low five catches in Week 5 against the Browns -- but three of them went for touchdowns. In general he remains a top-10 fantasy wide receiver, especially in PPR leagues. The 49ers have a tough defense, but Cruz remains a must-start in Week 6.

19raidersDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

The sophomore receiver had a season-high 71 receiving yards in his last outing, Week 4 at Denver, but the Falcons pose a tough challenge to the Raiders' passing game. Look at him at as a WR3 or a flex option in Week 6.

20seahawksSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

5 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

In Week 5 at Carolina, Rice had five grabs for 67 yards -- both season-highs -- and he's starting to show a better rapport with his rookie signal-caller. The Patriots have a relatively weak pass defense, which makes Rice a decent option in Week 6.

21chargersMalcom Floyd

Malcom Floyd

5 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Floyd caught five passes for 108 yards in Week 5 against a horrible Saints pass defense. The Broncos have allowed nine touchdown passes this season, so keep Floyd active in Week 6.

22jetsJeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley

4 rec, 67 yards, rec TD

Kerley has stepped into the Jets' No. 1 receiver role vacated by the injured Santonio Holmes and made the most of his opportunities. He ranks among the league leaders in yards per catch and will try to exploit a Colts defense ranked 25th in yards allowed per passing attempt.

23brownsJosh Gordon

Josh Gordon

3 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Gordon's two-touchdown performance in Week 5 helped introduce the talented receiver to fantasy owners. No Browns receiver can be counted on week-to-week, but of them, Gordon's breakaway ability makes him the most intriguing play at the moment.

24billsStevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

After scoring in his first three games of the season, Johnson was held out of the end zone for the second consecutive game in Week 5 at San Francisco. He caught six passes for 39 yards. Week 6's opponent, the Cardinals, have allowed just five touchdown passes all season.

25packersJames Jones

James Jones

4 rec, 56 yards, rec TD

Remember when fans were calling for Jones' head over all of his dropped balls? Or when they thought Green Bay's front office was bonkers for resigning him? Jones has been the glue holding the receiving corps together this year, and through five weeks he is tied for the league lead in touchdowns.

26ramsBrandon Gibson

Brandon Gibson

5 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Gibson has proved to be good for about three catches and 33 yards each week, which is what he notched in Week 5. With Danny Amendola sidelined, Gibson's fantasy value might receive a slight bump.

27cardinalsAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

After scoring two touchdowns in Week 4, Roberts returned to earth with five catches for 39 yards and no scores in Week 5. The Bills are a below-average pass defense, though, which makes Roberts an intriguing bye-week replacement.

28chargersRobert Meachem

Robert Meachem

3 rec, 40 yards, rec TD

Sadly, Meachem's best day in a Chargers uniform likely went to waste on many teams' benches because of his lack of production the first four weeks. After making three catches -- two for touchdowns -- for 67 yards, consider him a WR3 for Week 6.

29packersRandall Cobb

Randall Cobb

3 rec, 38 yards, rec TD

For Cobb, it all comes down to touches. When he gets the ball, he makes fantasy owners happy. The problem is that Cobb has averaged less than five offensive touches per game this season. It makes it difficult to justify putting him in your lineup -- but if you do, you could be rewarded.

3049ersMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

6 rec, 80 yards

For the first four weeks of the season, Crabtree was mostly a between-the-20s receiver, getting plenty of catches (21) and yards (198), but no touchdowns. Against Buffalo in Week 5, he caught six passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Keep him active in Week 6 against the Giants.

31falconsRoddy White

Roddy White

6 rec, 75 yards

White had only four catches for 68 yards at Washington in Week 5. The Raiders rank 25th against the pass, making White a candidate for a big day in Week 6 -- though not as big as Julio Jones. He has two 100-yard games and three touchdown catches so far.

32steelersAntonio Brown

Antonio Brown

5 rec, 71 yards

If this were the Eagles, Brown would be Jeremy Maclin -- consistent, but lacking the flash and upside of DeSean Jackson (Mike Wallace). Last week, slow and steady provided the better results; this week, with big plays galore, Wallace will top Brown.

33brownsJordan Norwood

Jordan Norwood

5 rec, 67 yards

Suddenly, Norwood is Brandon Weeden's go-to weapon (19 targets the past two games combined). Fantasy owners can view him more as a possession-type: He's steadier than Greg Little but not as explosive as Josh Gordon.

34patriotsBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

6 rec, 65 yards

For the second straight outing, Lloyd caught just three balls in Week 5 against the Broncos. He posted 34 yards and he has just one touchdown catch this season. Despite the numbers, and Wes Welker's targets, Lloyd remains a good fantasy starter in Week 6 at Seattle.

35cowboysDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

5 rec, 63 yards

Bryant is incredibly talented and mind-bogglingly flawed on the football field. The balance of the two produces a very average No. 2 fantasy receiver.

36titansKendall Wright

Kendall Wright

6 rec, 61 yards

Wright is an emerging talent. He caught nine balls last week and has become the Titans' possession receiver. He may be the only pass-catcher Matt Hasselbeck has time to find in this contest.

37redskinsPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

5 rec, 61 yards

Garcon has two challenges heading into this week: Robert Griffin III's health and the Vikings' ninth-ranked pass defense. If there is something to be encouraged by, it's that Garcon appears to be back on top of the Redskins' depth chart and was thrown to a team-high seven times last week.

38broncosEric Decker

Eric Decker

6 rec, 60 yards

While Decker scored for the second week in a row, he only had four catches for 21 yards, both season-lows. Keep him active in all formats as he goes up against the Chargers in Week 6. He had five catches for 61 yards and one touchdown total in two games against San Diego last season.

39packersJordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

4 rec, 57 yards

With Greg Jennings out, Nelson has struggled to elevate his game. He's much more productive when serving as Green Bay's No. 2 receiver, and that will only become more apparent this week when he faces a Texans team with an elite cornerback in Johnathan Joseph.

40brownsGreg Little

Greg Little

3 rec, 55 yards

Little caught his lone touchdown of 2012 against the Bengals earlier this year, but that doesn't give us much hope. He has failed to click with Brandon Weeden and is starting to fall behind the team's other young wideouts.

41titansKenny Britt

Kenny Britt

3 rec, 51 yards

Why does it seem like Britt is constantly taking one step forward and one step back? He caught just two of five targets a week ago and is still trying to overcome a bad ankle. Next week, who knows? With Matt Hasselbeck calling the shots, fantasy owners should hold off on Britt for another week.

42bengalsAndrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins

3 rec, 51 yards

Andy Dalton threw to Hawkins as many times (13) as he did A.J. Green last week. Of course, the results were far different. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Hawkins' progress, as he's clearly a part of the Bengals' offense.

43buccaneersMike Williams

Mike Williams

4 rec, 50 yards

The third-year wide receiver is coming off his best game of the season, when he caught four balls for 115 yards against Washington. Despite the output, he should only get fantasy consideration as a WR3 against the Chiefs in Week 6.

44lionsNate Burleson

Nate Burleson

3 rec, 49 yards

Most are waiting for Titus Young to supplant Burleson from the lineup, but there are no signs that will happen. Burleson continues to see more looks and make more plays. This week, however, Burleson draws a tough matchup against a deep and talented Eagles secondary.

45ravensAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

4 rec, 48 yards

Boldin's 213 yards over the past two weeks has fantasy owners questioning their judgment. Don't bother. Boldin has been a subpar fantasy performer the past few seasons; the 32-year-old receiver is still barely good enough to hold a spot on your roster.

46dolphinsDavone Bess

Davone Bess

4 rec, 45 yards

Despite being targeted six times, Bess caught just two passes for 49 yards at Cincinnati in Week 5. The Rams have allowed only two passing touchdowns so far this season, which is tied for the league lead.

47giantsHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

4 rec, 45 yards

Nicks is still a big question mark for Week 6 at San Francisco. He has already missed three games with foot and knee injuries, and even if he returns, the injury will likely limit him from a fantasy perspective.

4849ersMario Manningham

Mario Manningham

4 rec, 45 yards

The Niners' third receiver caught four passes for 26 yards against Buffalo in Week 5 -- but he also scored his first touchdown of the season. He's targeted five times per game, but averages about 36 receiving yards per game, which makes him a decent WR3 in PPR leagues only for now.

49titansNate Washington

Nate Washington

3 rec, 42 yards

Like Kenny Britt, Washington has more value when Tennessee's downfield passing game is in full effect. With Matt Hasselbeck at the helm, downfield passing is non-existent.

50vikingsMichael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

3 rec, 41 yards

Last week, Jenkins caught three of four balls thrown to him, but it yielded very few fantasy points. He has recorded more than 50 yards receiving just once in the past year. He may be looked to more this week with Jerome Simpson possibly bothered by a leg injury, but fantasy owners shouldn’t expect much.

51texansKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 41 yards

The good news is that no other receiver aside from Andre Johnson sees as many looks in this offense. The bad news is that after Johnson, the backs and the tight ends get the looks, leaving Walter has little.

52ramsChris Givens

Chris Givens

3 rec, 40 yards

Givens scored a 51-yard touchdown on his only catch in Week 5, but he should see more action with Danny Amendola sidelined. Even so, fantasy owners should have better options elsewhere.

53seahawksGolden Tate

Golden Tate

3 rec, 40 yards

Tate caught his third touchdown pass of the season in Week 5 at Carolina. The third-year receiver goes up against a porous Patriots pass defense in Week 6, but he's still no better than a WR3 in most formats.

54giantsDomenik Hixon

Domenik Hixon

3 rec, 40 yards

After a breakout Week 4 performance at Philadelphia, Hixon had only five catches for a mediocre 55 yards in Week 5 against Cleveland. If Hakeem Nicks (foot) is out again, Hixon remains a decent WR3 in many fantasy leagues.

55ravensJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 36 yards

Jones was a non-factor the past two weeks, as Anquan Boldin has assumed a larger role in the passing game. Jones stretches the field when he does touch the ball; it's just not often enough for fantasy owners to make note.

56raidersDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

3 rec, 35 yards

DHB suffered a concussion in Week 3, but he's hopeful of returning to play in Week 6 at Atlanta. The Falcons have allowed five passing touchdowns. Think about waiting another week before using him in your lineup.

57chiefsDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

3 rec, 35 yards

The Ravens shut out McCluster in Week 5, preventing him from making any catches. The Bucs' defense is a much easier opponent, but McCluster isn't consistent enough to trust in fantasy play.

58billsDonald Jones

Donald Jones

4 rec, 35 yards

Jones followed up a breakout Week 4 with a two-catch, 13-yard disappointment in Week 5 at San Francisco. He's not worth owning in most formats, and the Cardinals have a tough pass defense.

59vikingsJerome Simpson

Jerome Simpson

2 rec, 33 yards

Simpson’s leg injury was reportedly related to a back issue, but coach Leslie Frasiergave him a green light for Sunday. We’re a bit cautious for this week, but long term Simpson carries a lot of potential as Percy Harvin’s main sidekick.

60coltsDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

3 rec, 32 yards

Avery was a hot commodity a few weeks ago, but now he's trying to hold off T.Y. Hilton and others in Indianapolis' ever-changing passing game. If you're holding, send him back to the waiver wire.

61steelersEmmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

2 rec, 31 yards

Pittsburgh's forgotten man has caught three passes in each of the past three weeks. Those totals will not help him climb out of the No. 3 role for a team that is getting better use out of its aging tight end these days.

62lionsTitus Young

Titus Young

2 rec, 31 yards

Young is a no-show. He has caught one pass in three of four games, and most of his yards against Tennessee came on the Hail Mary catch. Betting on his talents is a losing venture.

63cowboysKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

2 rec, 31 yards

Eight catches in Week 1, nine catches in the Cowboys' three games since. Still want to call that a "breakout" performance?

64coltsT.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

2 rec, 30 yards

Hilton has only caught eight balls, but he’s averaging more than 20 yards a reception, and Andrew Luck is looking for more weapons to throw to besides Reggie Wayne and Coby Fleener. Hilton’s stock is slowly rising.

65jetsChaz Schilens

Chaz Schilens

2 rec, 28 yards

Even if Stephen Hill returns, fantasy owners should expect Schilens to see more reps Sunday. He's caught seven balls over the past two weeks, and last week only Jeremy Kerley saw more targets.

66redskinsAldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

2 rec, 24 yards

Robinson's stock is plummeting. He has caught two balls in the past two weeks and was targeted just once in Week 5. The concussion he suffered has played a role, but now the Redskins are back to full health in the receiving corps, limiting future opportunities. Robinson's days of relevance are behind him.

67redskinsSantana Moss

Santana Moss

2 rec, 21 yards

We've included Moss as a courtesy; he has scored twice in the past three weeks, so it's only right he makes the list. But don't mistake that for an endorsement. Moss resides far down the Redskins' passing chart, and he should be off fantasy owners' radar.

68giantsRueben Randle

Rueben Randle

2 rec, 20 yards

The rookie out of LSU caught six passes for 82 yards in a breakout performance against the Browns in Week 5. Unfortunately, the Giants have a ton of passing options, and the return of Ramses Barden should cool Randle's jets.

6949ersRandy Moss

Randy Moss

2 rec, 20 yards

Moss was quiet once again in Week 5, catching just one pass for 11 yards. Your best bet might be to offer him in a package to the league owner who pays attention the least. You could also just release him, since he has one touchdown this season.

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