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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 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