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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 8 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR wide receivers going in Week 8 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball after a reception against the Houston Texans during the first quarter at NRG Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

Final injury report

Out: Chris Godwin (finger), Alshon Jeffery (calf), Diontae Spencer (shoulder), Julian Edelman (knee), N’Keal Harry (concussion), Marquez Callaway (ankle), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Breshad Perriman (concussion), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Deebo Samuel (hamstring)
Doubtful: Allen Robinson (concussion), Jamison Crowder (groin), Richie James (ankle), John Ross (illness)
Questionable: Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle), Tim Patrick (hamstring), Cordarrelle Patterson (quadricep)

Thursday injury report

The most significant news is that Julian Edelman had surgery on his knee. The hope is he can return this season, but he will not play in Week 8 vs. the Bills. The big upgrade this week was Michael Thomas moving from DNP on Wednesday to limited on Thursday. Additionally, the Jets got Jamison Crowder back in limited fashion after a Wednesday DNP. You might notice A.J. Brown was a Thursday DNP after not appearing on Wednesday’s report. That appears to be his new pattern and he should be fine for Sunday.

Wednesday injury report

The biggest additions to the Week 8 injury report are Allen Robinson and Marquez Callaway. Robinson is in the concussion protocol and will need to be asymptomatic by the weekend to face the Saints. If he can’t, Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney would see more work. Callaway saw a bump last week with Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders out. His ankle will be something to watch with Sanders still on Covid-19 IR and Thomas likely out again.

DNP: Alshon Jeffery (calf), N’Keal Harry (concussion), Marquez Callaway (ankle), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Cordarrelle Patterson (quadricep), Allen Robinson (concussion), Jamison Crowder (groin), Breshad Perriman (concussion), Diontae Johnson (toe), JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee)
Limited: Russell Gage (knee), Julio Jones (hip), Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle), Jarvis Landry (hip, ribs), DeVante Parker (groin), Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), Julian Edelman (knee)
Full: Adam Thielen (shoulder), John Brown (knee), John Ross (illness)

Talk about a throw back. Some classic names topped the charts at the wide receiver position, like Davante Adams, Chris Godwin, DeAndre Hopkins... and last, but not least, Tyler Lockett. In a game that DK Metcalf saw tight coverage, Russell Wilson and Lockett didn’t miss a beat. He finished the game with a career-high 20 targets, posting 200 receiving yards and three touchdowns. If you faced Lockett in a matchup this week, I’m sorry for your loss.

Injury news

The biggest injury news of the week belongs to Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s contest versus the Bengals, officially ending his second season with the Cleveland Browns. Rashard Higgins was the next man up to make a splash with six catches for 110 yards.

Just as second-year wideout Deebo Samuel gets rolling, he finds himself out of the lineup once again. Samuel returned from an offseason foot surgery in Week 4 and seemed to be hitting his stride prior to exiting Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson had a big day with two touchdowns in his return from a back injury against the Titans. He suffered an ankle injury, though Johnson initially said he should be good to go for Week 8. If he’s absent once again, slot Chase Claypool in as the main beneficiary of those targets.

An unhappy surprise, Chris Godwin was announced out for Week 8 after having suffered a broken finger on a touchdown catch in Week 7. Mike Evans totaled 267 receiving yards and three scores in his outings without Godwin so far.

Speaking of Mikes, Saints wideout Michael Thomas could be in to miss another week after suffering a hamstring injury on his return from an ankle injury. It’s been one thing after another for Thomas managers, and it may be awhile longer before we see him produce.

Bye weeks

Teams with a Week 8 bye include the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Football Team. Fantasy managers will be without two of their top-15 wideouts in DeAndre Hopkins and Terry McLaurin and will certainly be forced to call upon roster depth. Cardinals wideout Texans wide receivers Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks get a rest, each of whom have ranked as top-15 wide receivers in standard leagues. Fuller, by the way, ranks as the WR1 in that span. As for the Jaguars wide receivers,

Streaming options

Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

As noted above, Deebo Samuel is expected to miss several weeks with a hamstring injury, leaving even more targets on the table for Aiyuk and TE George Kittle to consume. Aiyuk has been on the field for the bulk of offensive snaps and has seen five or more targets in four of his six outings. He’s following up his breakout 100-receiving yard game with a matchup versus the Seahawks, who are allowing a league-high average of 280 receiving yards to wide receivers per game.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers

Valdes-Scantling is by no means a weekly slam-dunk, but he does carry some intrigue in Week 8 as he faces the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have allowed an average of 205 receiving yards and two touchdowns to wideouts so far on the 2020 season. Valdes-Scantling saw 5 targets in Week 7 but failed to convert any into receptions. He’s been difficult for fantasy managers to plug and play since averaging just 27 yards per game in his last three games, but this matchup is bound to be the perfect bounce back. His weekly salary sits at just $3,800 on DraftKings.

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