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Top 50 WR standard options for Week 4 fantasy football

The craziest news of Week 3 saw Antonio Brown released, but we also saw Mike Evans break out in a big way. We break down the implications in our Week 4 wide receiver rankings for standard fantasy football leagues.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans makes a reception against New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest wide receiver news in Week 3 occurred a day before the Sunday games even started. The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown and may have finally ended one of the most bizarre rides the fantasy and NFL as ever taken. This simplifies choosing amont the New England pass catchers and immediately opened things up for Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon. In better news, Mike Evans only needed a half of football to have an amazing fantasy day. Julio Jones is still very good. And a few young rising stars like Marquise Brown and DK Metcalf cooled off from their hot starts.

Injuries to Alshon Jeffery and Desean Jackson opened a door for a big day from Nelson Agholor, whom had 2 touchdowns but that wasn’t enough to save him from the ire of a local Philadelphia baby-saving hero who called him on out national television. Jackson figures to miss one more week at least, but we’ll need to monitor Jeffery’s progress. The San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets are on bye. Neither teams boasts a game-changing wide receiver, but Jamison Crowder, Deebo Samuels, and Marquise Goodwin were all delivering decent games in the first 3 weeks.

There’s an interesting trend to note heading into Week 4 among the two offensive juggernauts from last season, the Kansas City Chiefs and The Los Angeles Rams. While the Chiefs lost their top receiver they haven’t missed a step. Patrick Mahomes has made daily fantasy stars out of Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson. The Los Angeles Rams however have yet to really find the gear they were at in 2018. Cooper Kupp has been the most consistent of the bunch with Brandin Cooks coming on last week, but Robert Woods had a mostly mediocre day. Hopefully, Jared Goff and the Rams can get back to their high scoring ways against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Week 4.

Wide Receiver (standard) rankings, Week 4

Rk Player Team Opp
Rk Player Team Opp
1 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @ CAR
2 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ BAL
3 Julio Jones ATL vs. TEN
4 Keenan Allen LAC @ MIA
5 Davante Adams GB vs. PHI
6 Mike Evans TB @ LAR
7 Amari Cooper DAL @ NO
8 Kenny Golladay DET vs. KC
9 Michael Thomas NO vs. DAL
10 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ CIN
11 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
12 Cooper Kupp LAR vs. TB
13 Josh Gordon NE @ BUF
14 Julian Edelman NE @ BUF
15 Adam Thielen MIN @ CHI
16 Brandin Cooks LAR vs. TB
17 Sammy Watkins KC @ DET
18 Stefon Diggs MIN @ CHI
19 Allen Robinson CHI vs MIN
20 Robert Woods LAR vs. TB
21 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. OAK
22 Chris Godwin TB @ LAR
23 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. SEA
24 Calvin Ridley ATL vs. TEN
25 DJ Moore CAR vs. HOU
26 Marquise Brown BAL vs. CLE
27 Tyler Boyd CIN vs. PIT
28 Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. JAC
29 Jarvis Landry CLE @ BAL
30 Tyrell Williams OAK @ IND
31 John Brown BUF vs. NE
32 Christian Kirk ARI vs. SEA
33 Curtis Samuel CAR vs. HOU
34 Courtland Sutton DEN vs. JAC
35 DJ Chark Jr. JAC @DEN
36 Marvin Jones Jr. DET vs. KC
37 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
38 Nelson Agholor PHI @ GB
39 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DET
40 Mike Williams LAC @ MIA
41 Kenny Stills HOU @ CAR
42 John Ross III CIN vs. PIT
43 Dede Westbrook JAC @ DEN
44 DK Metcalf SEA @ ARI
45 Will Fuller HOU @ CAR
46 A.J. Brown TEN @ ATL
47 Marquez Valdez-Scantling GB vs. PHI
48 Alshon Jeffery PHI @ GB
49 Phillip Dorsett NE @ BUF
50 Geronimo Allison GB vs. PHI
Anthony Miller CHI vs MIN
DeSean Jackson PHI @ GB
Donte Moncrief PIT @ CIN
Jamison Crowder NYJ
Robbie Anderson NYJ