There are some interesting wide receiver matchups in which big numbers could be posted as Week 6 of the NFL kicks off Thursday night as the Denver Broncos (1-4) visit the defending Super Bowl champions, the 4-1 Kansas City Chiefs (Amazon Prime, 8:15 p.m.).
There is no legal Minnesota sports betting, as legislation did not make it through by the end of the legislative year, but it looks very promising for 2024. Looking at fantasy football, every Wednesday MinnesotaBets.com releases hypothetical odds on which wide receiver will lead the league in fantasy points (standard PPR) this week. Here are the top five wideouts to consider:
2023 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 5 Wide Receivers NFL Week 6
Below you will find MinnesotaBets.com's top wide receivers who have the best odds of leading the position in fantasy football points. You likely will see the same names often, but there will certainly be changes every week. These are the type of fun odds you won't find on Minnesota betting apps.
NFL Week 6 Best Bets: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
Topping the rankings this week is Tyreek Hill (+425, 19% to lead) of the Miami Dolphins, who leads the NFL with 651 receiving yards. He had a huge game in a win against the New York Giants last week with eight catches for 181 yards and a TD as he joined Wes Welker (2011) as the only players to record 150 yards with one TD in three of their team's first five games of the season. This week Hill and Miami face the Carolina Panthers. In Hill’s career against Carolina, he has averaged 101 yards in two games with two scores.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (+500, 16.7%) could have the spotlight all to himself Sunday night as the Bills host the New York Giants (NBC, 8:20). Diggs had eight catches for 121 yards and a score last week in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. It was his third consecutive game with six or more catches for 100 or more yards and his second in a row with at least one score. Look for him to have those numbers or better against a banged-up Giants defense.
Rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua (+650, 13.3%) of the Los Angeles Rams has burst on the NFL scene and looks to continue his newfound stardom at home against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday (FOX, 4:25). Nacua, who had seven catches for 71 yards and his second career TD in a 23-14 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, became the third player ever with five or more receptions in each of his first five career games and the sixth player ever to record 50+ yards in his first five career games. Oh yeah, he leads the league in receptions with 46.
Rounding out the top five are the Las Vegas Raiders' Davante Adams (+710, 12.3%) at home vs. the New England Patriots, and the Cincinnati Bengals’Ja’Marr Chase (+800, 11.1%) at home against the Seattle Seahawks.
Not to be forgotten, the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) will visit the Chicago Bears (1-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday (FOX). The Vikings put their franchise wide receiver, Justin Jefferson, on IR this week with a hamstring injury. When mobile betting does come to the state, be on the lookout for Minnesota sports betting promo codes.
Lou Monaco is a contributing reporter for MinnesotaBets.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.