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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 17

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Davante Adams GB @ CHI
2 Calvin Ridley ATL @ TB
3 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
4 Mike Evans TB vs ATL
5 Adam Thielen MIN @ DET
6 Justin Jefferson MIN @ DET
7 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ SF
8 Allen Robinson II CHI vs GB
9 Corey Davis TEN @ HOU
10 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ LAR
11 Chris Godwin TB vs ATL
12 Emmanuel Sanders NO @ CAR
13 Amari Cooper DAL @ NYG
14 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
15 Stefon Diggs BUF vs MIA
16 D.J. Moore CAR vs NO
17 Curtis Samuel CAR vs NO
18 T.Y. Hilton IND vs JAC
19 Robby Anderson CAR vs NO
20 Marvin Jones Jr. DET vs MIN
21 Marquise Brown BAL @ CIN
22 Robert Woods LAR vs ARI
23 Tyron Johnson LAC @ KC
24 Jarvis Landry CLE vs PIT
25 Nelson Agholor LV @ DEN
26 Cam Sims WAS @ PHI
27 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ NE
28 Tee Higgins CIN vs BAL
29 Tyler Lockett SEA @ SF
30 Russell Gage ATL @ TB
31 Diontae Johnson PIT @ CLE
32 Keke Coutee HOU vs TEN
33 Michael Gallup DAL @ NYG
34 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ NYG
35 Sterling Shepard NYG vs DAL
36 Antonio Brown TB vs ATL
37 Mike Williams LAC @ KC
38 Darius Slayton NYG vs DAL
39 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC @ IND
40 Tim Patrick DEN vs LV
41 Cooper Kupp LAR vs ARI
42 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ CLE
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs LV
44 DeVante Parker MIA @ BUF
45 Rashard Higgins CLE vs PIT
46 Zach Pascal IND vs JAC
47 Chad Hansen HOU vs TEN
48 Christian Kirk ARI @ LAR
49 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ IND
50 Darnell Mooney CHI vs GB
51 Chase Claypool PIT @ CLE
52 Tyreek Hill KC vs LAC
53 Allen Lazard GB @ CHI
54 Danny Amendola DET vs MIN
55 Gabriel Davis BUF vs MIA
56 A.J. Green CIN vs BAL
57 Jakobi Meyers NE vs NYJ
58 Jalen Guyton LAC @ KC
59 DaeSean Hamilton DEN vs LV
60 Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs JAC
61 Mecole Hardman KC vs LAC
62 Denzel Mims NYJ @ NE
63 Mohamed Sanu DET vs MIN
64 Marquez Callaway NO @ CAR
65 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ CHI
66 Jalen Reagor PHI vs WAS
67 Breshad Perriman NYJ @ NE
68 Byron Pringle KC vs LAC
69 Alex Erickson CIN vs BAL
70 Kendrick Bourne SF vs SEA
71 Richie James Jr. SF vs SEA
72 Demarcus Robinson KC vs LAC
73 Steven Sims WAS @ PHI
74 Josh Reynolds LAR vs ARI
75 Hunter Renfrow LV @ DEN
76 Keelan Cole Sr. JAC @ IND
77 Damiere Byrd NE vs NYJ
78 David Moore SEA @ SF
79 Willie Snead IV BAL @ CIN
80 Greg Ward PHI vs WAS
81 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs PIT
82 Anthony Miller CHI vs GB
83 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ NE
84 River Cracraft SF vs SEA
85 James Washington PIT @ CLE
86 Dante Pettis NYG vs DAL
87 N'Keal Harry NE vs NYJ
88 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @ LAR
89 Miles Boykin BAL @ CIN
90 Mack Hollins MIA @ BUF
91 Chris Conley JAC @ IND
92 DeSean Jackson PHI vs WAS
93 Quintez Cephus DET vs MIN
94 Dez Bryant BAL @ CIN
95 Cam Batson TEN @ HOU
96 Isaiah Ford MIA @ BUF
97 Alshon Jeffery PHI vs WAS
98 Isaiah Wright WAS @ PHI
99 K.J. Hill LAC @ KC
100 Brandon Powell ATL @ TB
101 Robert Foster WAS @ PHI
102 Zay Jones LV @ DEN
103 KeeSean Johnson ARI @ LAR
104 Devin Duvernay BAL @ CIN
105 Travis Fulgham PHI vs WAS
106 Bryan Edwards LV @ DEN
107 Quez Watkins PHI vs WAS
108 Christian Blake ATL @ TB
109 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs MIA
110 Chad Beebe MIN @ DET
111 Austin Mack NYG vs DAL
112 Cordarrelle Patterson CHI vs GB
113 Gehrig Dieter KC vs LAC
114 Mike Thomas CIN vs BAL
115 Laquon Treadwell ATL @ TB
116 Juwan Johnson NO @ CAR
117 C.J. Board NYG vs DAL
118 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ CAR
119 Freddie Swain SEA @ SF
120 Equanimeous St. Brown GB @ CHI
121 Van Jefferson LAR vs ARI
122 Scotty Miller TB vs ATL
123 Gunner Olszewski NE vs NYJ
124 Jamal Agnew DET vs MIN
125 Olabisi Johnson MIN @ DET
126 Diontae Spencer DEN vs LV
127 Steven Mitchell Jr. HOU vs TEN
128 Malcolm Perry MIA @ BUF
129 Ja'Marcus Bradley CLE vs PIT
130 Antonio Gandy-Golden WAS @ PHI
131 Keenan Allen LAC @ KC
132 Terry McLaurin WAS @ PHI
133 John Brown BUF vs MIA
134 Sammy Watkins KC vs LAC
135 Henry Ruggs III LV @ DEN
136 KJ Hamler DEN vs LV
137 Julio Jones ATL @ TB
138 Cole Beasley BUF vs MIA