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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 8 fantasy football

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

Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on September 20, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/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

Michael Thomas and Marquez Callaway returned to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday, which is a good sign. But Emmanuel Sanders will remain out with Covid-19.

Allen Robinson didn’t practice Thursday with a concussion and looks like he’ll have trouble being cleared for the Saints game.

Julian Edelman had knee surgery and is out this week. Jakobi Meyers looks like the best pick up in fantasy after he looked good last week, but the Patriots passing attack is devoid of talent overall.

Jalen Reagor reportedly will play his first week back from thumb injury and gets a nice matchup with the Cowboys.

DeVante Parker has been limited with a groin injury, but he’s been limited quite a bit in practices this season and still played. It would be good to see him get a full practice in on Friday though.

Jamison Crowder returned to practice on Thursday, giving himself a chance to return this week against the Chiefs.

Wednesday injury report

The receiver situation isn’t looking great with Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Marquez Callaway all hurting. We’ll see if any of them can get back this week.

The Eagles might get Jalen Reagor back this week, but Alshon Jeffery is still missing practice.

Allen Robinson has a concussion and since it happened on Monday night, he will have a quick turnaround to get through protocol in time for Sunday.

Jamison Crowder looks like he will have trouble playing this week with a groin injury, while Breshad Perriman will need to pass through concussion protocol.

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), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), Richie James (ankle)
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)

Week 7 was dominated by two receivers, Tyler Lockett had a whopping 53 PPR points and Davante Adams had 44.6. Lockett caught 15 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns while Adams caught 13 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Those are some week winning fantasy numbers to be sure.

The Steelers Diontae Johnson remained Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite target despite his injury troubles this season. He saw 15 targets, catching nine for 80 yards and two touchdowns. He’s now played in three full games and caught 23 of 38 targets for 227 yards and three touchdowns. For a player you likely got later in drafts, he’s been an asset despite missing three games with injuries.

D.J. Moore had a breakout, as he caught four passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns, but unfortunately he had just five targets. Despite his inconsistent target numbers this season, Moore has been efficient on his receptions, as he has 18.3 yards per. And this week he gets the Falcons pass defense.

Injury news

Odell Beckham Jr. is out for the season with an ACL tear, which should give Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones an uptick in targets moving forward.

Chris Godwin fractured his left index finger and will miss Monday night’s game against the Giants. Mike Evans should return to being heavily involved while Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson and Rob Gronkowski should all have some fantasy value.

Deebo Samuel is expected to miss a couple weeks with a hamstring injury. Brandon Aiyuk and Trent Taylor should see the biggest bump in a good matchup against the Seahawks.

DeSean Jackson lands on I.R., which should help Travis Fulgham continue to see big targets in a good matchup against Dallas. We’ll have to wait to see where Alshon Jeffery and Jalen Reagor are this week.

Breshad Perriman is in concussion protocol and will need to be cleared before they face the Chiefs. Jamison Crowder is hurting with a groin injury and was downgraded to doubtful after being questionable last week. We’ll see this week if he had a setback or if he just wasn’t quite ready. Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios would see the biggest bumps in work if they both missed.

Tim Patrick is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. He’ll need to practice at some point this week to be ready for their date with the Chargers. Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant, if healthy, would benefit the most in his absence.

Bye weeks

Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars

No Terry McLaurin, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks or one of the many Jaguars receivers who can have a strong fantasy day depending on the day, will be napping this Sunday.

Streaming options

A.J. Green, Bengals

After looking absolutely washed to start the season, Green has turned things around over the last two weeks. He’s topped 15 fantasy points in each of those games and caught 15-of-24 targets for 178 yards. The targets and receptions are there, but the red zone targets aren’t. That’s okay as long as he keeps getting such a big workload though and they will likely be trailing the Titans this week.

Rashard Higgins, Browns

The Browns lost Odell Beckham Jr.early last week and Higgins stepped up with a big game, catching all six of his targets for 110 yards. The two games before that he was able to connect with Baker Mayfield on a touchdown in each. With Austin Hooper possibly out still, Jarvis Landry continuing to play with a broken rib, and the Raiders defense below average at best, he’s a strong play this week.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN