Now that Patrick Mahomes is starting for sure and Malcolm Butler is out, I’ve moved Tyreek Hill to WR2. James Bradberry’s groin injury should help Davante Adams out even if Bradberry ends up playing, so Adams scoots up to WR4 in standard and WR7 in PPR. Amari Cooper’s lingering injuries have me a little worried despite the positive matchup, but he still sticks as a Top-10 receiver. Golden Tate gets a good boost with Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard out. I’ve moved him to WR19 in standard and WR17 in PPR.
Week 9 is gone. We can’t bring it back. We may want to go back in time to make that one move that would have put our team over the top, but you don’t have a hot tub time machine, and we have to keep on keepin’ on. Below you will find our rankings receiver rankings for Week 10 and be sure to check back for updates.
Adam Thielen: Thielen doesn’t have a timetable to return from his hamstring injury, and after aggravating it last week during the game, the team will likely be extra cautious with him. Stefon Diggs gets the most significant bump, but Kyle Rudolph, Bisi Johnson, Laquon Treadwell, and Irv Smith Jr. also should see some extra targets.
Brandin Cooks: Cooks has a history of concussions, so he’s visiting multiple doctors to get a handle on his situation. At the moment, it doesn’t look like he will play this week. Josh Reynolds would take his spot and be worth an add in most leagues.
T.Y. Hilton: Hilton’s calf injury could keep him out up to a month, so this week doesn’t look great. Zach Pascal has shown the most upside outside of Hilton and will remain the top fantasy play until he returns.
Parris Campbell: Campbell fractured his hand and will miss some time. His absence, along with Hilton’s, will help concentrate work for Zach Pascal in a good matchup this week.
A.J. Green: Before the bye, Green said he wanted to play against the Ravens in Week 10. As long as he gets in a full set of practices this week, he should be ready to go.
Amari Cooper: Cooper tweaked his knee a couple of times on Monday night against the Giants but still managed a good fantasy night. He may get some rest, but the expectation at this point is that he’ll go against the Vikings.
Sterling Shepard: Shepard had a setback in his concussion recovery, which could mean another long delay until he is ready to get back on the field. Expect Golden Tate and Darius Slayton to continue leading the way at wide receiver.
Preston Williams: Williams will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. DeVante Parker should see the bulk of wide receiver targets moving forward while Mike Gesicki could continue to take a step up in opportunity and production.
WR Ranking Tiers
Amari Cooper can’t seem to get 100 percent healthy, but he still gets the job done, and this week he gets a good matchup with Xavier Rhodes, who has fallen off a cliff defensively this year.
Tyler Lockett rounds out Tier 1 in a tough matchup with the 49ers. The main worry with Lockett remains game script. As long as the game is close and Russell Wilson needs to throw the ball, Lockett will get his.
Will Keenan Allen ever be able to get back on track? Yes, he’s way too good to stay down for long, but he hasn’t been 100 percent either. This week against the Raiders should tell us where he is, and I expect it to be accumulating fantasy points.
Allen Robinson is probably the best receiver in the worst situation in the NFL. The Bears will continue to hide Mitch Trubisky as long as they can, but this week the Lions should be able to score on them and get more work for Robinson.
Marquise Brown should finally be healthy, and he gets a nice matchup against the hapless Bengals. I expect the Ravens to try to get him going after injuries have kept him sidelined or hobbled much of the season.
Christian Kirk hasn’t lived up to his preseason hype, but this week he gets his best chance to put up numbers. Kirk leads the team in targets per game and is over his ankle injury that kept him out for three games, so it’s time to fire him up in this plus matchup.
I mentioned Zach Pascal and DeVante Parker in the standard wide receiver rankings as nice plug and play options, and that remains true here in PPR land.
Danny Amendola didn’t keep his hot streak going last week, but he may be needed in Chicago as a quick target with the Bears strong pass rush. He’s worth giving another shot in PPR leagues this week.
Wide Receiver PPR Rankings, Week 10
|1||Michael Thomas||NO||vs ATL|
|2||Tyreek Hill||KC||@ TEN|
|3||Mike Evans||TB||vs ARI|
|4||Julio Jones||ATL||@ NO|
|5||Chris Godwin||TB||vs ARI|
|6||Cooper Kupp||LAR||@ PIT|
|7||Davante Adams||GB||vs CAR|
|8||Stefon Diggs||MIN||@ DAL|
|9||Amari Cooper||DAL||vs MIN|
|10||Keenan Allen||LAC||@ OAK|
|11||Tyler Lockett||SEA||@ SF|
|12||Kenny Golladay||DET||@ CHI|
|13||Emmanuel Sanders||SF||vs SEA|
|14||Allen Robinson||CHI||vs DET|
|15||Mike Williams||LAC||@ OAK|
|16||Marvin Jones||DET||@ CHI|
|17||Golden Tate||NYG||@ NYJ|
|18||John Brown||BUF||@ CLE|
|19||D.J. Moore||CAR||@ GB|
|20||Michael Gallup||DAL||vs MIN|
|21||JuJu Smith-Schuster||PIT||vs LAR|
|22||Christian Kirk||ARI||@ TB|
|23||Odell Beckham Jr.||CLE||vs BUF|
|24||Curtis Samuel||CAR||@ GB|
|25||Calvin Ridley||ATL||@ NO|
|26||Zach Pascal||IND||vs MIA|
|27||Marquise Brown||BAL||@ CIN|
|28||Tyrell Williams||OAK||vs LAC|
|29||Robert Woods||LAR||@ PIT|
|30||Devante Parker||MIA||@ IND|
|31||Jarvis Landry||CLE||vs BUF|
|32||Jamison Crowder||NYJ||vs NYG|
|33||Robby Anderson||NYJ||vs NYG|
|34||A.J. Brown||TEN||vs KC|
|35||Sammy Watkins||KC||@ TEN|
|36||Tyler Boyd||CIN||vs BAL|
|37||Hunter Renfrow||OAK||vs LAC|
|38||D.K. Metcalf||SEA||@ SF|
|39||Larry Fitzgerald||ARI||@ TB|
|40||Darius Slayton||NYG||@ NYJ|
|41||Josh Reynolds||LAR||@ PIT|
|42||Chester Rogers||IND||vs MIA|
|43||Danny Amendola||DET||@ CHI|
|44||Auden Tate||CIN||vs BAL|
|45||Ted Ginn||NO||vs ATL|
|46||Cole Beasley||BUF||@ CLE|
|47||Deebo Samuel||SF||vs SEA|
|48||Diontae Johnson||PIT||vs LAR|
|49||Zay Jones||OAK||vs LAC|
|50||Adam Humphries||TEN||vs KC|
|51||Alex Erickson||CIN||vs BAL|
|52||Tajae Sharpe||TEN||vs KC|
|53||Russell Gage||ATL||@ NO|
|54||Taylor Gabriel||CHI||vs DET|
|55||Olabisi Johnson||MIN||@ DAL|
|56||Demaryius Thomas||NYJ||vs NYG|
|57||Allen Lazard||GB||vs CAR|
|58||Jakeem Grant||MIA||@ IND|
|59||Allen Hurns||MIA||@ IND|
|60||Albert Wilson||MIA||@ IND|
|61||Anthony Miller||CHI||vs DET|
|62||James Washington||PIT||vs LAR|
|63||Randall Cobb||DAL||vs MIN|
|64||Marquez Valdes-Scantling||GB||vs CAR|
|65||Tre'Quan Smith||NO||vs ATL|
|66||Josh Gordon||SEA||@ SF|
|67||Cody Latimer||NYG||@ NYJ|
|68||KeeSean Johnson||ARI||@ TB|
|69||Laquon Treadwell||MIN||@ DAL|
|70||Willie Snead||BAL||@ CIN|
|71||Antonio Callaway||CLE||vs BUF|
|72||Dante Pettis||SF||vs SEA|
|73||Kendrick Bourne||SF||vs SEA|
|74||Mecole Hardman||KC||@ TEN|
|75||Geronimo Allison||GB||vs CAR|
|76||Demarcus Robinson||KC||@ TEN|
|77||Bennie Fowler||NYG||@ NYJ|
|78||Jarius Wright||CAR||@ GB|
|79||Richie James||SF||vs SEA|
|80||Miles Boykin||BAL||@ CIN|
|81||Isaiah McKenzie||BUF||@ CLE|
|82||Pharoh Cooper||ARI||@ TB|
|83||Deon Cain||IND||vs MIA|
|84||Marvin Hall||DET||@ CHI|
|85||Andy Isabella||ARI||@ TB|
|86||Cordarrelle Patterson||CHI||vs DET|
|87||Tavon Austin||DAL||vs MIN|
|88||Ashton Dulin||IND||vs MIA|
|89||Seth Roberts||BAL||@ CIN|
|90||Jaron Brown||SEA||@ SF|
|91||Vyncint Smith||NYJ||vs NYG|
|92||David Moore||SEA||@ SF|
|93||Andre Patton||LAC||@ OAK|
|94||Jake Kumerow||GB||vs CAR|
|95||Breshad Perriman||TB||vs ARI|
|96||Rashard Higgins||CLE||vs BUF|
|97||Justin Hardy||ATL||@ NO|
|98||Trevor Davis||OAK||vs LAC|
|99||Chris Moore||BAL||@ CIN|
|100||Robert Foster||BUF||@ CLE|
|101||Ryan Switzer||PIT||vs LAR|
|102||Cody Core||NYG||@ NYJ|
|103||Deonte Harris||NO||vs ATL|
|104||Trent Sherfield||ARI||@ TB|
|105||Austin Carr||NO||vs ATL|
|106||Damiere Byrd||ARI||@ TB|