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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR wide receivers going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Final injury report

Out: Adam Humphries (concussion), Jamal Agnew (ribs), Kenny Golladay (hip)
Doubtful: Chris Moore (thigh), T.Y. Hilton (groin), Diontae Spencer (shoulder), Dontrelle Inman (hamstring)
Questionable: Devin Duvernay (thigh), Marcus Johnson (knee), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Tim Patrick (hamstring), Calvin Ridley (foot), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Chris Godwin (finger)

Wednesday injury report

Chris Godwin has a cast on his hand and Bruce Arians said he will need to prove he can catch the ball on Friday before getting clearance to play. If he is unable to get, Christian Blake would get a bump in playing time.

Michael Thomas is making progress with a limited practice on Wednesday, but his status remains unclear for Week 9 against the Buccaneers. Sammy Watkins returned to practice and looks to be on track to return this week against the Panthers. Demarcus Robinson takes the biggest hit.

Adam Humphries will be in the concussion protocol this week and will have to show progress each day. If he can’t go on Sunday, tight end Jonnu Smith probably sees the biggest benefit among the Titans pass catchers.

Tim Patrick was limited with his hamstring injury, but returning to practice is a great sign. He was close to getting back last week but was a game-time scratch. All that suggests a good chance of playing this week against the Falcons.

Finally, Kenny Golladay is out this week, which means Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson should see extra targets.

DNP: T.Y. Hilton (groin), Anthony Miller (toe), Adam Humphries (concussion), Diontae Spencer (shoulder), Calvin Ridley (foot), Kenny Golladay (hip), Randall Cobb (illness), John Brown (knee)
Limited: Tim Patrick (hamstring), Russell Gage (shoulder, knee), Marquez Callaway (ankle), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Chris Godwin (finger), Scott Miller (hip, groin), Sterling Shepard (shoulder, toe)
Full: Chris Moore (thigh), Adam Thielen (shoulder),

The only certainties in life: death, taxes and Davante Adams, finishing as a top-five fantasy receiver. He and second-year wideout D.K. Metcalf have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with in fantasy. Simply put, if you’re facing either of them on any given week, you might not be taking home the win.

Tyreek Hill continues to dominate for Mahomes and the Chiefs in the touchdown department. He’s seen 14 fewer targets than TE Travis Kelce on the season, but continues to lead the team in scores.

Some players who are ranking well in non-PPR formats in recent weeks that still may not be making headlines: Christian Kirk, who returns from bye in Week 9, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd — each of them top-10 receivers — and Corey Davis, who’s seen back-to-back games with ten targets and has scored in three of his five games so far.

Injury news

Deebo Samuel has been ruled out for Thursday Night Football. With George Kittle also out, Brandon Aiyuk could become the centerpiece of the offense.

Allen Lazard is back practicing, but the team has some time left to activate him off injured reserve. We’ll know by Thursday if he is going to be on the active roster for the game.

Kenny Golladay is not going to play this week against the Vikings, which means Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson will be the primary targets in the passing game.

Calvin Ridley may be in line to miss Week 9 (or more) with a foot injury. Ridley left the team’s TNF outing early in Week 8 and was eventually ruled out with what was called a foot sprain. The mini-bye week could help give him some extra time to heal up, but if he’s not ready to go, Russell Gage has proved a decent fill-in.

Jamison Crowder had a setback last week that cost him the game. His status will be one to watch as teams return to practice.

Tim Patrick was inactive last week with a hamstring injury, but it came down to a game-time decision. That bodes well for a potential return in Week 9.

Antonio Brown is back. The Bucs activated him off the suspended list and he will be eligible to play. With Chris Godwin potentially out again and Mike Evans still a bit banged up, Brown could see some decent playing time.

Bye weeks

Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams

Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green, Tee Higgins, Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Travis Fulgham, and Jalen Reagor are all going to be sidelined this week with a bye. One notable plus to the bye week is a chance for Alshon Jeffery to get healthier.

Streaming options

Chase Claypool, Steelers

There are far too many mouths to feed in PIttsburgh to feel overly confident in any of these fantasy assets on a weekly basis. However, the Dallas Cowboys secondary presents each of them an opportunity for a big Week 9 performance. Claypool has totaled five scores on the season, while the Cowboys lead the league with 266 points allowed. There will be plenty of yards (and scores) up for grabs in this one.

Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

The 49ers are running short on passers, rushers and receivers as of late, but luckily for Kyle Shanahan, rookie Brandon Aiyuk has shown an ability to accomplish two of the three. The team will once again be without WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), and in contests with seven or more targets, Aiyuk has managed at least 70 receiving yards. He’s scored four TDs on the season, and given the wide range of opportunity in this offense with the slew of injuries, Aiyuk could be in a great spot to perform versus the Packers on TNF.

Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 3

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