Fantasy Football: Week 6 WR rankings

Falcons Julio ready to soar for fantasy owners after bye?

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It's been a tough start to the 2017 campaign for Julio Jones. In fact, it's been the slowest first quarter of a season in his career, with just 19 catches and 295 yards without a touchdown. The good news? The hip injury that limited Jones to 15 snaps at home vs. the Bills in Week 4 is healed enough that he's practicing Wednesday, the first session since returning from the bye week.

More good news: Jones has been an animal in his first game back from the bye in his career, averaging 5.8-113.6, including three touchdowns, with only Patrick Peterson last season keeping Jones below 100 yards receiving. Plus, Steve Sarkisian was beginning to figure out how to best deploy one of the game's deadliest weapons before his injury. Jones averaged 10-plus targets and 99.5 yards in Weeks 2-3, up from 5 and 66, respectively, in the opener.

The Dolphins have been fairly tough on opposing wide outs — 582 yards and two touchdowns surrendered through four games — but preventing Jones' 2017 breakout on Sunday will be even a tougher mission than usual.

1. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans vs. Browns

2. Antonio Brown, Steelers at Chiefs

3. Jordy Nelson, Packers at Vikings

4. Stefon Diggs, Vikings vs. Packers

5. Julio Jones*, Falcons vs. Dolphins

6. Michael Thomas, Saints vs. Lions

7. Chris Hogan, Patriots at Jets

8. Mike Evans, Buccaneers at Cardinals

9. Brandin Cooks, Patriots at Jets

10. Keenan Allen, Chargers at Raiders

11. Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers vs. Eagles

12. Davante Adams, Packers at Vikings

13. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos vs. Giants

14. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles at Panthers

15. T.Y. Hilton, Colts at Titans

16. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Buccaneers

17. Adam Thielen, Vikings vs. Packers

18. Terrelle Pryor, Washington vs. 49ers

19. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs vs. Steelers

20. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos vs. Giants

21. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins at Falcons

22. Rishard Matthews, Titans vs. Colts

23. Devin Funchess, Panthers at Eagles

24. Will Fuller, Texans vs. Browns

25. Golden Tate, Lions at Saints

26. Pierre Garcon, 49ers at Washington

27. Willie Snead, Saints vs. Lions

28. Martavis Bryant, Steelers at Chiefs

29. Ted Ginn, Saints vs. Lions

30. Danny Amendola, Patriots at Jets

31. Mike Wallace, Ravens vs. Bears

32. Jeremy Maclin, Ravens vs. Bears

33. Desean Jackson, Buccaneers at Cardinals

34. Jamison Crowder, Washington vs. 49ers

35. John Brown, Cardinals vs. Buccaneers

36. Marqise Lee, Jaguars vs. Rams

37. John Brown, Cardinals vs. Buccaneers

38. Marvin Jones, Lions at Saints

39. Kendall Wright, Bears at Ravens

40. Cooper Kupp, Rams at Jaguars

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