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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 17 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR wide receivers going in Week 17 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans and wide receiver Keke Coutee #16 warm up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Friday injury report

A.J. Brown was downgraded to a DNP Friday after a full practice on Thursday, but fantasy managers need not be concerned. He was left off of the final injury report.

Broncos rookie WR K.J. Hamler hasn’t logged a practice session this week and has been officially ruled out against the Raiders.

Though Colts WR Michael Pittman is listed as questionable with a concussion, his full practice session Friday is a step towards being cleared from the protocol ahead of Sunday’s game.

Bills wideout Cole Beasley is out, which could provide rookie Gabriel Davis and perhaps TE Dawson Knox.

Terry McLaurin is looking like he’s on the wrong side of questionable heading into Sunday. He’s dealing with a high ankle sprain, so even if he’s active, he’s certainly less than 100%.

Other outs for Sunday include Julio Jones, Kenny Golladay, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel.

Out: Julio Jones (hamstring), DJ Chark (shin), Cole Beasley (knee), Kenny Golladay (hip), WR Brandon Aiyuk (ankle), WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), K.J. Hamler (concussion), DeSean Jackson
Doubtful: Golden Tate (calf)
Questionable: Larry Fitzgerald (groin), Michael Pittman (concussion), Jakeem Grant (ankle), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Terry McLaurin (ankle)

Wednesday injury report

Wednesday brought a laundry list of “DNP” tags on the wide receiver front. Some DNPs are injury-related, some may be more for rest as the NFL looks to close out the regular season.

The Washington Football team is likely to be without WR Terry McLaurin in the season finale, officially logging a DNP to open the week. Other expected absences for Week 17 with a DNP tag due to injury should include Julio Jones, Kenny Golladay, Cole Beasley, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel.

A.J. Brown’s DNP shouldn’t be of too much concern, though fantasy managers should keep an eye out for updates through the week. The Titans have been careful with Brown’s reps and have limited him in practice through the second half of the season. The Titans and Colts are neck and neck to win the AFC South, and Tennessee holds the tiebreaker in Week 17. The Titans clinch with a win over the Texans, a Colts loss, or if each of the two teams tie. There is plenty on the line to have us believe the team will make sure Brown is well Rested for Sunday’s contest.

The Bengals don’t have anything to play for, but Tyler Boyd’s limited practice session following his concussion is a step in the right direction for playing in Sunday’s divisional matchup against the Ravens. If he clears the protocol, he’ll be good to go. Indy WR Michael Pittman also got in a limited session with a concussion.

Broncos WR KJ Hamler also is listed with a concussion but didn’t practice, making his availability unknown heading into Sunday.

DNP: Terry McLaurin (ankle), Larry Fitzgerald (groin), DeAndre Hopkins (hip), Julio Jones (hamstring), Willie Snead (ankle), Golden Tate (calf), D.J. Chark (shin), K.J. Hamler (concussion), Tyreek Hill (hamstring), Sammy Watkins (calf), Cole Beasley

(knee), Kenny Golladay (hip), Robby Anderson (groin), Brandon Aiyuk (ankle), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), A.J. Brown (ankle), DeSean Jackson (ankle)
Limited: Tee Higgins (hamstring), Tyler Boyd (concussion), Sterling Shepard (rib), Allen Lazard (core, wrist), Michael Pittman (concussion), Jalen Guyton (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Keke Coutee (foot)
Full: Allen Robinson (hamstring)

Week 17 is always a wild ride for those who are still playing for a championship, and this year is no different. Though we have a good idea of the playoff picture, there are still plenty of question marks regarding seeding that could make this a confusing week for fantasy managers still looking to clinch a title in Week 17.

Here are the teams who have the most to play for in Week 17: Cowboys, Giants, Browns, Dolphins, Ravens, Cardinals, Rams, Colts, Titans, Bears, Buccaneers, Saints, Seahawks, Packers and Washington.

Fantasy managers will need to keep an eye on the status of Tyreek Hill given the team’s position as the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman may manage the majority of WR snaps. Another wideout we may see more of in Week 17 is Bills’ WR Gabriel Davis.

Injury news

Bills wideout Cole Beasley suffered an ankle sprain on Monday Night Football and is now considered “week-to-week” to close out the season. The No. 1 seed is locked with Kansas City, so the Bills don’t have much of a reason to push him to play earlier than he’s ready.

Cooper Kupp was placed on the COVID-19 list, though it is uncertain if he actually tested positive. If he was a high-risk contact rather than a positive test, he’d still have a shot to play in Week 17.

Fantasy managers should expect another absence for Julio Jones and Kenny Golladay.

Brandon Aiyuk suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 16, which could mean a big target share for wideout Kendrick Bourne and an even bigger target share for TE George Kittle.

The entire Browns receiving corps landed on the COVID-19 list ahead of their Sunday game, and their absence was felt in their loss to the Jets. They could have a chance to return this week.

After a Week 16 absence, Terry McLaurin continues to deal with an ankle sprain. His status for Sunday remains up in the air.

Streaming options

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants

Playing wide receiver roulette in New York (for either team) hasn’t been a fun ride, but in the last few weeks, Sterling Shepard has been the one to see a bump in work. The Giants face the Cowboys to close out the regular season, who continue to give up points to opposing wide receivers. Since the Cowboys’ Week 10 bye, they’ve allowed nine touchdowns to the WR position. Capitalize on this matchup in the battle for the NFC East.

Keke Coutee, Houston Texans

In the four games since Will Fuller was suspended, Coutee has racked up 272 yards and two scores. It’s a stark contrast to his lack of production (or snaps) through the first 12 weeks. In that span, Coutee ties with Brandin Cooks to lead the team with 25 targets while ranking first on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in that span. Next up, he’ll face the Titans, whose defense has eight touchdowns to wideouts just since Coutee took on a lead role in Week 13. He’s got a nice chance at some yards and a score to close out the season.

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