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Wide Receiver Target Report: Week 6

Week 6 saw the 2019 Stefon Diggs coming out party, as the Vikings wide receiver torched the Eagles secondary to the tune of seven receptions, 167 yards, and three touchdowns. The 43.5 PPR points he scored on Sunday more than doubled his entire 2019 production.

Tyreek Hill also made his return after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 1. His 25 PPR points on Sunday were the third most by a Chiefs WR this season. His return will come as welcome news to Chiefs fans and fantasy owners of Hill and Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes averages three more PPR points per game when Hill is in the Chiefs lineup.

Here’s the full list of WRs who commanded at least 10 targets in the last week of NFL action.

Double-Digit Targets in Week 6

QUICK THOUGHTS

The Chris Godwin breakout that so many people were banking on happening in 2019 would seem to be real. The leap that Godwin has taken this season, compared to the previous two years of his NFL career, is astounding.

Godwin’s tally of 145.2 PPR points in the first six games of the season are the fifth most by a WR in Weeks 1-6 since 2010. As you can see below, he is in some pretty elite company.

While Godwin was having himself a day in London in a losing effort, Panthers second-year wideout D.J. Moore was having another solid, if not spectacular game without Cam Newton as his quarterback. Moore has been WR20 in back-to-back weeks but has gotten by on the back of his efficiency rather than volume since Kyle Allen came in for the injured Newton.

Volume will always trump efficiency in fantasy football. That is why the owners of Moore will be hopeful that Newton is fit enough to return to the starting job following the Panthers’ bye. Volume was certainly something Newton was happy to provide Moore with.

Like Godwin and Moore, Odell Beckham will be on a bye this week. The time off will hopefully be spent by the Browns fine-tuning their offense in a bid to rescue their season. The Browns are 18th in the NFL with 1,388 passing yards. Only the tanking Dolphins QBs are completing fewer passes than the Browns, whose completion percentage is 56.2%.

It’s still only relatively early in the season, but one cannot help wonder if Beckham, in his quieter moments, looks back and thinks about how his time in New York wasn’t as bad for him as a lot of us made out.

I wonder …

Image Credit: Steven King/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: D.J. Moore.

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