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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 7 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR wide receivers going in Week 7 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Looking at the Top Wide Receivers for week 7

Final injury report

Out: John Brown (knee), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Emmanuel Sanders (Covid-19), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Diontae Spencer (shoulder), Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle), Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring), Isaiah Wright (shoulder)

Doubtful: None

Questionable: Jamison Crowder (groin), Curtis Samuel (knee), John Ross (illness), K.J. Hill (hip), Julian Edelman (knee), DeAndre Hopkins (ankle)

Thursday injury report

We saw some upgrades for most of the notable Wednesday DNPs. Marvin Jones, Julio Jones, and JuJu Smith-Schuster all returned to practice on Thursday and would appear to be on track to play in Week 7. John Brown sat out a second straight day due to a knee injury. The biggest news was Saints WR Michael Thomas sitting out Thursday after a limited Wednesday. This is a bad trend for Sunday.

One piece of news that will be important to track is the status of Bucs-Raiders. The game was flexed out of Sunday Night Football to an afternoon start. The reasoning is concern over a potential need to postpone the game due to Covid-19. If that happens, the wide receivers impacted would include Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Scotty Miller for the Bucs and Henry Ruggs, Nelson Agholor and Hunter Renfrow for the Raiders.

Wednesday injury report

The wide receiver position remains the busiest on the weekly injury report. Notable additions from last week include Marvin Jones as a DNP and Jamison Crowder as limited. At this point in the season, limited players are not a huge concern for fantasy football managers. They’re not to be ignored, but more often than not a Wednesday limited will be playing on Sunday. However, DNPs are worth tracking to see if they get upgraded Thursday or Friday. One bit of good news is seeing Diontae Johnson getting in a full practice early in the week after missing last week.

DNP: John Brown (knee), Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring), Marvin Jones (knee), Julio Jones (hamstring), JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle)
Limited: Jamison Crowder (groin), Breshad Perriman (ankle, knee), Jarvis Landry (hip, ribs), Auden Tate (shoulder), Danny Amendola (foot), Calvin Ridley (elbow), Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), D.J. Chark (ankle), Laviska Shenault (hamstring), Mike Evans (ankle), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Scotty Miller (hip, groin), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Keenan Allen (back)
Full: Braxton Berrios (quadricep), Russell Gage (shoulder), Diontae Johnson (back)

The 2020 wide receiver class continues to impress, with Justin Jefferson and Tee Higgins each finding themselves ranking top-five in receiving yards for Week 6. Chase Claypool also had a nice day with 74 receiving yards and another touchdown to follow up on his four-score performance last week.

Other boom plays in Week 6 include Julio Jones, who returned to the active lineup from a hamstring injury. He’s clearly recovered well, posting 137 receiving yards and two touchdowns to leave no doubt in place for fantasy managers. Other wideouts with two touchdown weeks include Titans wideout AJ Brown, Christian Kirk, and rookie Justin Jefferson.

Injury news

Week 6 was relatively quiet as far as wide receiver injuries go — knock on wood. Dolphins WR DeVante Parker left Sunday’s contest with a groin injury, but considering his upcoming bye, he may not be in for any missed time.

We should see the return of Saints WR Michael Thomas in Week 7 after a sprained ankle and then disciplinary action kept him out of the last two games. Thomas totaled just 17 receiving yards in Week 1, playing 88% of offensive snaps.

We could also see potential returns this week from Eagles WRs Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, which would be a much-welcome addition to the Thursday Night Football lineup. In their absences, WR Travis Fulgham has dominated headlines, currently leading the team with 284 receiving yards. In the same TNF outing, we await the status of Giants WR Sterling Shepard (toe), who was activated from IR Tuesday.

Continue to monitor Steelers second-year WR Diontae Johnson, who has played just 25 offensive snaps in his last two games active. Chase Claypool has been the main beneficiary, seeing at least 69% of offensive snaps over the last three weeks. If Claypool does continue to be the go-to playmaker for Big Ben, Johnson loses most value outside of PPR leagues.

Bye weeks

The biggest hit to fantasy managers in Week 7 will be the Minnesota Vikings receivers. Adam Thielen leads the league with 7 TDs, while rookie Justin Jefferson ranks fifth among wideouts in receiving yards. Both rank top-five among WRs in standard scoring formats.

DeVante Parker and Preston Williams of the Dolphins will be out, along with Ravens leading receiver, Marquise Brown. As for the absence of the Colts wideouts... well, it doesn’t matter too much. Their entire receiving corps has combined for 100 fantasy points through six games. For perspective, Adam Thielen has scored 87 fantasy points on his own in standard scoring formats.

Streaming options

Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals

Christian Kirk made a splash this week as the WR3 in standard leagues. He commanded just three targets, but somehow managed two receptions — each of them for a score. Kirk played a season-high 81% of offensive snaps, posting 164 receiving yards in Weeks 5 and 6. Next up, the Cardinals face the Seahawks, who are allowing an average of 294 receiving yards to wideouts... per game.

Tee Higgins, Cincinatti Bengals

Tee Higgins is a name that’s coming up more frequently as the weeks roll on. Weeks 2 through 6, Higgins has been on a 16-game pace for 122 targets, 70 receptions, 1,085 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns. He faces the Cleveland Browns secondary next, which hasn’t been able to stop much of anything thrown their way. The Browns are one of just three teams to have allowed wideouts more than 1,000 receiving yards so far in 2020. Higgins should be in for a touchdown this week at home.

Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 4

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Tyreek Hill KC @ PHI
2 Davante Adams GB vs PIT
3 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ SF
4 Stefon Diggs BUF vs HOU
5 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs CAR
6 Tyler Lockett SEA @ SF
7 Cooper Kupp LAR vs ARI
8 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CLE
9 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ LAR
10 D.J. Moore CAR @ DAL
11 Calvin Ridley ATL vs WAS
12 Chris Godwin TB @ NE
13 Adam Thielen MIN vs CLE
14 Terry McLaurin WAS @ ATL
15 Mike Williams LAC vs LV
16 Mike Evans TB @ NE
17 Julio Jones TEN @ NYJ
18 Amari Cooper DAL vs CAR
19 Deebo Samuel SF vs SEA
20 Keenan Allen LAC vs LV
21 Courtland Sutton DEN vs BAL
22 Ja'Marr Chase CIN vs JAC
23 Allen Robinson II CHI vs DET
24 Marquise Brown BAL @ DEN
25 Tee Higgins CIN vs JAC
26 Chase Claypool PIT @ GB
27 A.J. Brown TEN @ NYJ
28 Robert Woods LAR vs ARI
29 Brandin Cooks HOU @ BUF
30 DeVonta Smith PHI vs KC
31 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ MIA
32 Sterling Shepard NYG @ NO
33 Antonio Brown TB @ NE
34 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC @ CIN
35 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ GB
36 Rondale Moore ARI @ LAR
37 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC @ CIN
38 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs SEA
39 Corey Davis NYJ vs TEN
40 Tyler Boyd CIN vs JAC
41 Robby Anderson CAR @ DAL
42 Tim Patrick DEN vs BAL
43 Kenny Golladay NYG @ NO
44 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ MIN
45 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs IND
46 Jakobi Meyers NE vs TB
47 Henry Ruggs III LV @ LAC
48 Cole Beasley BUF vs HOU
49 Darnell Mooney CHI vs DET
50 Christian Kirk ARI @ LAR
51 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ CIN
52 Sammy Watkins BAL @ DEN
53 Nelson Agholor NE vs TB
54 Mecole Hardman KC @ PHI
55 DeVante Parker MIA vs IND
56 Will Fuller V MIA vs IND
57 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CLE
58 Jalen Reagor PHI vs KC
59 Bryan Edwards LV @ LAC
60 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs HOU
61 Hunter Renfrow LV @ LAC
62 Darius Slayton NYG @ NO
63 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB vs PIT
64 Quintez Cephus DET @ CHI
65 Zach Pascal IND @ MIA
66 James Washington PIT @ GB
67 Marquez Callaway NO vs NYG
68 Elijah Moore NYJ vs TEN
69 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ DAL
70 A.J. Green ARI @ LAR
71 Gabriel Davis BUF vs HOU
72 Collin Johnson NYG @ NO
73 Dyami Brown WAS @ ATL
74 Quez Watkins PHI vs KC
75 Van Jefferson LAR vs ARI
76 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL vs CAR
77 Braxton Berrios NYJ vs TEN
78 Freddie Swain SEA @ SF
79 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET @ CHI
80 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs WAS
81 Adam Humphries WAS @ ATL
82 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE @ MIN
83 Chris Conley HOU @ BUF
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ PHI
85 Jalen Guyton LAC vs LV
86 Anthony Schwartz CLE @ MIN
87 Devin Duvernay BAL @ DEN
88 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs WAS
89 Allen Lazard GB vs PIT
90 Randall Cobb GB vs PIT
91 Deonte Harris NO vs NYG
92 Rashard Higgins CLE @ MIN
93 Kendrick Bourne NE vs TB
94 Trent Sherfield SF vs SEA
95 Kalif Raymond DET @ CHI
96 Chester Rogers TEN @ NYJ
97 Parris Campbell IND @ MIA
98 DeSean Jackson LAR vs ARI
99 Byron Pringle KC @ PHI
100 Scotty Miller TB @ NE
101 Kadarius Toney NYG @ NO
102 Joshua Palmer LAC vs LV
103 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF vs SEA
104 Tyler Johnson TB @ NE
105 Auden Tate CIN vs JAC
106 Trinity Benson DET @ CHI
107 Anthony Miller HOU @ BUF
108 Chris Hogan NO vs NYG
109 Marquise Goodwin CHI vs DET
110 Greg Ward PHI vs KC
111 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ vs TEN
112 Preston Williams MIA vs IND
113 Albert Wilson MIA vs IND
114 Mike Thomas CIN vs JAC