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Top 75 wide receiver standard rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We’ve reached the halfway point of the fantasy season and it’s time to lock down your perfect lineup with the help of our Top-75 wide receivers.

Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper runs with the ball after a reception against Green Bay Packers safety cornerback Will Redmond  for a touchdown at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

RANKINGS UPDATE

D.J. Chark moves up to WR6 in this update. With Dede Westbrook questionable and the Texans secondary also questionable to show up. He has great upside in London. I’ve dropped Julian Edelman to WR12 with Jimmy Smith returning and Marlon Humphrey likely moving to defend the slot. Davante Adams moves up to WR16, as it looks like he will play. It’s tough to know if his snaps will be limited and he’ll face a tough matchup, so I don’t love his upside. Courtland Sutton gets pushed down to WR23 with Brandon Allen taking over behind center. I dropped Terry McLaurin to WR36 with Case Keenum out and a likely matchup with Tre’Davious White.


The Week 9 byes are taking away Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Tyler Boyd, Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks, and Michael Thomas which, frankly, isn’t very nice of them. But we are fantasy football players. We are forged in the fires of late scratches and pre-game injuries. We will not let bye weeks break our spirit!

In standard leagues this week, I’m pushing Amari Cooper over DeAndre Hopkins as the top play. Cooper’s touchdown prowess is evident, and coming off a bye, he should be healthy as he takes on a weak Giants pass defense. He should see a lot of DeAndre Herndon in coverage, and Herndon ranks third-worst in Pro Football Focus’ grading. Hope for beautiful weather in New Jersey.

Tyreek Hill is a big play waiting to happen and gets a boost in standard leagues due to that ability. Matt Moore wasn’t slinging the ball downfield against the Packers last week, but Andy Reid gave him easy reads and explosive talent around him. The Vikings have given up 11 wide receiver touchdowns and the 12th most fantasy points to the position. Oh, and there is a slim chance that Patrick Mahomes might show up to play.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said that DeSean Jackson would return to practice this week. He isn’t currently in our rankings, but Jackson is a standard league star and an integral piece to the Eagles passing attack. The Bears aren’t slouches against the pass, but Jackson opens up that offense better than anyone, and the ripple effects would be felt in our fantasy rankings.

Julian Edelman isn’t what you would call your standard standard play, but his two-touchdown game last week is what you’re looking for in standard leagues. In Baltimore, he will again be the top target, including once inside the red zone. The Ravens best defensive backs man the outside while they’ve been more giving to slot receivers. The Ravens should be able to put enough points on the board to keep Tom Brady throwing the ball, and that should produce some fantasy gold for Edelman.

D.J. Chark found the end zone last week against the Jets after a dry spell of two games. Houston has allowed ten receivers to surpass 73 receiving yards this season, and they are hurting in their secondary. Chark’s six touchdowns are tied for the most in the league while he averages 16.9 yards per reception, making him a standard league staple this week.

Wide Receiver Standard Rankings, Week 9

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Amari Cooper DAL @ NYG
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @ JAC
3 Tyler Lockett SEA vs TB
4 Chris Godwin TB @ SEA
5 Kenny Golladay DET @ OAK
6 Mike Evans TB @ SEA
7 D.J. Chark JAC vs HOU
8 Stefon Diggs MIN @ KC
9 John Brown BUF vs WAS
10 Tyreek Hill KC vs MIN
11 Allen Robinson CHI @ PHI
12 Julian Edelman NE @ BAL
13 Adam Thielen MIN @ KC
14 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs IND
15 Marvin Jones DET @ OAK
16 Davante Adams GB @ LAC
17 Keenan Allen LAC vs GB
18 Tyrell Williams OAK vs DET
19 D.K. Metcalf SEA vs TB
20 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ DEN
21 Michael Gallup DAL @ NYG
22 Robby Anderson NYJ @ MIA
23 Courtland Sutton DEN vs CLE
24 Mike Williams LAC vs GB
25 Kenny Stills HOU @ JAC
26 Curtis Samuel CAR vs TEN
27 D.J. Moore CAR vs TEN
28 Alshon Jeffery PHI vs CHI
29 Jarvis Landry CLE @ DEN
30 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ MIA
31 Diontae Johnson PIT vs IND
32 Golden Tate NYG vs DAL
33 Christian Kirk ARI vs SF
34 Phillip Dorsett NE @ BAL
35 Chris Conley JAC vs HOU
36 Terry McLaurin WAS @ BUF
37 Emmanuel Sanders SF @ ARI
38 Sammy Watkins KC vs MIN
39 Preston Williams MIA vs NYJ
40 Marquise Brown BAL vs NE
41 Devante Parker MIA vs NYJ
42 Sterling Shepard NYG vs DAL
43 Danny Amendola DET @ OAK
44 DeSean Jackson PHI vs CHI
45 Parris Campbell IND @ PIT
46 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs SF
47 Demaryius Thomas NYJ @ MIA
48 Zach Pascal IND @ PIT
49 Corey Davis TEN @ CAR
50 Anthony Miller CHI @ PHI
51 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ LAC
52 A.J. Brown TEN @ CAR
53 Duke Williams BUF vs WAS
54 Cole Beasley BUF vs WAS
55 Darius Slayton NYG vs DAL
56 Dede Westbrook JAC vs HOU
57 Mohamed Sanu NE @ BAL
58 Deebo Samuel SF @ ARI
59 Chester Rogers IND @ PIT
60 David Moore SEA vs TB
61 Taylor Gabriel CHI @ PHI
62 Jaron Brown SEA vs TB
63 James Washington PIT vs IND
64 Adam Humphries TEN @ CAR
65 Hunter Renfrow OAK vs DET
66 Mecole Hardman KC vs MIN
67 Diontae Spencer DEN vs CLE
68 Allen Lazard GB @ LAC
69 Geronimo Allison GB @ LAC
70 Marvin Hall DET @ OAK
71 Randall Cobb DAL @ NYG
72 Albert Wilson MIA vs NYJ
73 Demarcus Robinson KC vs MIN
74 Paul Richardson WAS @ BUF
75 Willie Snead BAL vs NE