Lloyd Ranks in the Top 5 in the Week 6 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

Nathan WaddellCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2010

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10:  Brandon Lloyd #84 of the Denver Broncos scores a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens lead the Broncos at the half 17-7. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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I hope wide receiver Brandon Lloyd hasn't been sitting on your bench for five weeks while you've been starting some other not-so-stellar options.  All Lloyd has done is lead points per receptions leagues in scoring. But Lloyd is a name that fantasy owners don't trust, and are reluctant to start over other "big name" players.  

You must break that mentality.

The goal in fantasy football is to score the most points possible.  It doesn't matter if those points come from guys named Johnson, Wayne, and Fitzgerald or from guys named Lloyd, Collie and Nicks.  Get the production from wherever it comes.

With that in mind, make good lineup decisions and use the rankings below as a guide.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'd be happy to work through your decision with you.

Rank Player Name Opponent Comments
1. Hakeem Nicks v. DET Lions giving up 250 yards per week to receivers.
2. Reggie Wayne @ WAS Skins allowing 23 fantasy points to WRs every week.
3.  Miles Austin @ MIN Should find more room with Williams playing well.
4. Roddy White @ PHI Getting it done every single Sunday.
5. Brandon Lloyd v. NYJ Jets giving up 25 pts to WRs, fourth worst in the NFL.
6. Anquan Boldin @ NE Patriots defense is weak, giving up big plays.
7. Andre Johnson v. KC AJ still not 100 percent, and facing a top CB.
8. Brandon Marshall @ GB Packers giving up 18 fantasy points per week to WRs.
9. Malcom Floyd @ STL Floyd leads WRs in red zone targets with 8.
10. Marques Colston @ TB Colston heating up, and Bucs missing a safety.
11. Greg Jennings v. MIA Jennings will be more involved with Finley going down.
12. Randy Moss v. DAL DAL giving up 19 fantasy points to WRs.
13. Hines Ward v. CLE Ben's return equals fantasy relevance for Ward.
14.  Wes Welker v. BAL Should be main target with departure of Moss.
15. Santana Moss v. IND Colts giving up over one TD per week to receivers.
16. Mike Wallace v. CLE This deep threat should have opportunities this week.
17. Kenny Britt @ JAX A risky play, but Jags giving up most points to WRs.
18. Percy Harvin v. DAL Moss really opening things up for Harvin and Co.
19. DeSean Jackson v. ATL His game just doesn't fit well with Kolb.
20. Austin Collie @ WAS If 100 percent healthy, should finish higher than 20th.
21. Mike Williams, TB v. NO Has scored a touchdown in every week but one.
22. Steve Smith v. DET Should produce unless Nicks steals spotlight again.
23. Donald Driver v. MIA Might find the end zone, but not much else.
24. Jeremy Maclin v. ATL Limited upside until Vick returns.
25. Johnny Knox v. SEA Seahawks giving up 24 fantasy points to WRs.
26. Calvin Johnson @ NYG Probably won't play, and limited if he does.
27. Danny Amendola v. SD Hard to find in the end zone, much better option in PPR.
28. Pierre Garcon @ WAS Looks to benefit if Collie not 100 percent.
29. Santonio Holmes @ DEN Well on his way to being the No. 1 WR for the Jets.
30. Roy Williams @ MIN Clearly playing well, and MIN down to one CB.
31. Lance Moore @ TB Very important as long as Bush is out.
32. Braylon Edwards @ DEN Broncos giving up 21 fantasy points to WRs.
33.  Michael Crabtree v. OAK Not good enough to dominate a top CB, yet.
34. Dwayne Bowe @ HOU Texans giving up 27 points to receivers, but Bowe won't get his.
35. Nate Washington @ JAX Jaguars have a weak secondary, but Britt cutting in to production.
36. Eddie Royal v. NYJ Emergence of Lloyd should help Royal produce.
37. Mike Sims-Walker   v. TEN Titans surrendering 21 fantasy points per week to receivers.
38. Derrick Mason @ NE While Boldin gets the attention, Mason should see more production.
39. Louis Murphy @ SF Emerging as top WR, but Campbell starting hurts value.
40. Jabar Gaffney v. NYJ Worth a shot in deeper leagues in this high flying offense.


Here are updated Quarterback rankings, Running Back rankings, and some Sleeper and Reaches for Week 6.


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