We head into Week 7 and bye weeks will shake things up in our wide receiver fantasy football rankings. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, and Pittsburgh Steelers are on bye. This removes big names like Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry, Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, D.J. Moore, and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
You’ll notice across my rankings, this matchup in Atlanta should be a big one for fantasy purposes, especially in PPR formats. Julio Jones and Cooper Kupp are my top-two WR plays this week, and have very safe floors and ceilings.
I feel there’s a pretty big drop-off after those two, but eventually we have to think DeAndre Hopkins is going to have a signature game. It’s also worth noting that Will Fuller, who ranks as a middle of the pack WR2 this week, has just as much upside as anyone. It was obvious two weeks ago when he went for 200-plus yards and three touchdowns, but he dropped another three touchdowns last week in Kansas City. Any hint of consistency, and Fuller could be on the WR1 radar.
I love these WR back-end WR1 and WR2 plays this week. T.Y. Hilton’s in a good spot to step into the spotlight again, as is Kenny Golladay and D.J. Chark.
Wide Receiver (PPR) rankings, Week 7