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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 2 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 2 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins warms up during practice on Sept. 11, 2020, at Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center in Tempe, Ariz The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

UPDATE 9/19: NFL teams released their final injury reports for Week 2. Here are final statuses for names of note.

Mike Evans: Removed from final injury report and will play
Chris Godwin: Doubtful, could be upgraded to questionable if he gets through concussion protocol on Saturday
A.J. Brown: Out
Kenny Golladay: Out
Courtland Sutton: Questionable
Amari Cooper: Removed from final injury report and will play
Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry: Questionable
Michael Thomas: TBD, awaiting Saturday final report — but, he seems unlikely to play on Monday

UPDATE 9/18: We’ve had some big names hurting at wide receiver to start this season. Their status will move the rankings around quite a bit this week.

Michael Thomas’ likely absence is huge for the Saints and pushes Emmanuel Sanders and Tre’Quan Smith up the rankings.

Mike Evans looks like he’ll be able to go against the Panthers, but it looks like Chris Godwin will have trouble being cleared of his concussion in time. He still might be, so I’m going to wait before taking him out of the rankings, but if he does, Evans becomes a Top-5 play as long as he’s good to go.

A.J. Brown hasn’t practiced yet this week and looks like he won’t be able to play with a bone bruise. Corey Davis is also hurting, but was able to get a limited practice in. He could end up being a strong start this week.

Kenny Golladay hasn’t practiced in a while now and the odds of him being ready are very slim at this point. Quinten Cephus and Marvin Jones get a rankings boost.

Courtland Sutton is getting closer to being ready this week and if he is, Jerry Jeudy will see his target share and ranking decrease.

Amari Cooper got a limited designation on Thursday, which is worrisome as it appears to be a new injury to his foot/ankle. For now we’ll wait on more news before moving Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb up.

49ers rookie Brandon Aiyuk is practicing this week and should be able to get in the action against the Jets. Unfortunately it will be tough to project his workload coming off the injury. Despite the good matchup, 49ers receivers might be a dart throw in Week 2.

Your Top-4 wide receiver PPR leaders for Week 1 are players you undoubtedly started, with Davante Adams, Calvin Ridley, Adam Thielen and DeAndre Hopkins all balling out for your fantasy teams. Next up we have Darius Slayton and new Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson. Both names that likely weren’t high in your Week 1 rankings, but both players who you could have started this week.

Hopkins gets the biggest bump in PPR, as he caught 14 passes but didn’t score a touchdown. In non-PPR leagues he dropped to WR11. Touchdowns, as usual, are still the crown jewel of fantasy though, so keep prioritizing those red-zone targets even in PPR leagues.

Injury News

This week we hope to have Kenny Golladay and Courtland Sutton back, as both are needed for your fantasy teams. Devante parker looks like he will miss another game, likely helping Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki, but in a tough matchup with the Bills elite secondary.

The biggest injury news is Michael Thomas likely missing multiple weeks with a high-ankle sprain. We’ll watch to see if he goes on IR for three weeks, but either way he’s most likely out this week, which will be a boost to Emmanuel Sanders, Jared Cook and Tre’Quan Smith, but a downgrade for Drew Brees.

The 49ers hope to get rookie Brandon Aiyuk back this week and also added Mohamed Sanu, who should be able to play sooner than later due to his familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s system. But Sanu remains a non-starter for the time being.

Defensive Back Injury News

The Lions lost cornerback Justin Coleman for at least three weeks with a hamstring injury, but luckily Desmond Trufant’s hamstring injury doesn’t look to be too bad, but he and Jeffrey Okudah both are dealing with hamstring issues as they try to get ready for the improved Aaron Rodgers and company.

The Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye separated his shoulder in Week 1 and is very iffy for the Steelers game. His absence would be an upgrade for Ben Roethlisberger and friends.

Streaming WRs

CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys

Lamb saw the second-most targets on the team in Week 1 and looked like he more than belonged and deserved those targets and more. This week they get a Falcons team that was smoked by Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and compatriots. Even if his target share isn’t huge, I expect his receptions to be more impactful against the Falcons weak secondary.

Mike Williams, Chargers

Williams is a player who if he were on a different team and hadn’t dealt with a shoulder injury in camp, would be touted for a huge breakout, but alas, the cards didn’t fall exactly right. But, the good news is that QB Tyrod Taylor gave Williams the fifth most air yards in Week 1 on nine targets. He only caught four for 69 yards, but is a breakout receiver waiting to happen and the Chargers will probably need to air it out against the Chiefs in Week 2.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 1

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