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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

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

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) and wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) return to the locker room following a 37-27 victory against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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)

Thursday injury report

Michael Thomas was limited again, which was what happened last week. Friday’s final injury report should give us a good indication of his status. Emmanuel Sanders is back and says he’s playing this week. Chris Godwin won’t try to catch a pass until Friday, so we’re waiting on that for now. T.Y. Hilton didn’t practice again, marking him as likely out this week. Calvin Ridley missed practice again. He’ll need to practice Friday to have a chance to play against Denver. Tim Patrick was able to get another limited practice in. He’s trending in the right direction.

Wednesday injury report

The 49ers receiver room has been hurt by Covid-19 and Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, and Kendrick Bourne are all on the list and won’t play, though Samuel was already out due to a hamstring injury. Trent Taylor is the only healthy receiver on the active roster while Richie James is questionable.

Calvin Ridley didn’t practice today, but the team is excited about his prognosis. If he can’t go against Denver, Christian Blake would likely get the start in his place.

Chris Godwin has a cast on his hand and will need to prove he can catch the ball on Friday before getting the green light

Michael Thomas is making progress with a limited practice on Wednesday, but his status still remains up in the air for the Saints matchup with the Buccaneers.

Allen Lazard made the trip to San Francisco and could end up being activated.

Sammy Watkins returned to practice and looks to be on track to return this week against the Panthers. Demarcus Robinson takes the biggest hit.

Kenny Golladay is out this week. Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson should see a good bump in work.

Tim Patrick was limited with his hamstring injury, but returning to practice is a great sign for his return against the Falcons.

Adam Humphries will need to pass concussion protocol before he can play this week. If he can’t, Jonnu Smith likely sees the biggest increase in work.

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),

Week 7 had a monster game from Tyler Lockett and then Week 8 had another Seahawks receiver go off, as DK Metcalf dominated. It’s been quite the fantasy display in Seattle this season and there is no sign of slowing down.

Even in a windy game, Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers hooked up for three touchdowns. That connection is pretty much unstoppable at this point. I’m looking forward to the Thursday night game.

Corey Davis continues to play well and this week he had a big game despite A.J. Brown playing a full set of snaps. Of course, trailing in the game did help him see more targets than we expected against the Bengals, but it looks like Davis is finally getting consistent enough to feel good about.

Injury news

Deebo Samuel will be out Thursday night, which should again give Brandon Aiyuk the lead receiver duties.

Antonio Brown will return to the field this week. His usage is up in the air, but he should quickly be a part of the offense.

Kenny Golladay will miss this week against the Vikings. Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson should see a nice bump in work.

Allen Lazard is getting closer to a return, but a Thursday night game will make it a little tougher this week.

Jamison Crowder had a setback last week, so his status this week is in doubt against the Patriots.

Tim Patrick was a game-time decision last week, so he should have a better chance of playing this week against the Falcons, which is a high-upside matchup.

Week 9 byes: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green. Tee Higgins, Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Travis Fulgham, and Jalen Reagor will all be napping in their hammocks this weekend, which means we’ll need to dig a little deeper at wide receiver.

Streaming options

Tim Patrick, Broncos

Patrick should be able to go this week and he’ll get a nice matchup with the Falcons. Patrick has looked great this season when healthy, and has been Drew Lock’s favorite deep target. His upside is going to be sky high in this matchup if he’s good to go.

Marvin Jones, Lions

Jones hasn’t been doing much this season, even with Kenny Golladay hurting, but last week he found the end zone twice. The Vikings pass defense is hurting and already weak, so this matchup is about as good as it gets.

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