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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 2 fantasy football

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

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) trains at Heinz Field during the Steelers 2020 Training Camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

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-3 wide receiver non-PPR leaders for Week 1 are players you undoubtedly started, with Davante Adams, Calvin Ridley, and Adam Thielen 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.

JuJu Smith-Schuster probably saw the biggest bump between PPR and non-PPR, as he had six receptions for 69 yards and two touchdowns. But in the end, there aren’t a whole lot of receivers we can consider strictly non-PPR plays in the league. Yes, strictly deep threats are more valuable in standard versus PPR, but touchdowns are usually needed to elevate a player from fringe startability into must-start status no matter the scoring.

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 non-PPR rankings for Week 4

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