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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 4 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 4 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Greg Ward Jr. #84 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 05, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Friday update: Remember to take all your Steelers-Titans receivers and move them to the bench, as their game has been moved to Week 7. That means say goodbye to Diontae Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Corey Davis and the great Adam Humphries. The good news is that A.J. Brown looks like he will be ready to go next week and Johnson will be another week removed from his concussion before needing to play again.

DeAndre Hopkins has yet to practice this week and we haven’t heard any reports on how close he is to playing with his ankle injury. If he can’t go, Larry Fitzgerald, Andy Isabella, and Christian Kirk would be the biggest beneficiaries. I moved Fitzgerald to the bottom of the rankings for now and moved the others up. If he does end up playing, I’ll move him back up, but not to the No. 1 spot again.

Chris Godwin is out and Scotty Miller was able to get some work in on Friday. Miller’s status is still up in the air, giving Mike Evans and Justin Watson the lead in receiver work at the moment. Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard could both get heavily involved as well.

Michael Thomas has gotten in limited practices this week, but he’s not a lock to play against Detroit according to Ian Rapoport. Alvin Kamara gets the biggest boost with Thomas out.

Terry McLaurin is questionable with a thigh injury. He could play, but does have a tough matchup against the Ravens at less than 100 percent.

Will Fuller is expected to play against Minnesota, but he doesn’t appear to be 100 percent and an in-game hamstring issue is not out of the question. His upside is great in this matchup though, so I’d likely take the risk.

Mike Williams looks like he will miss this week for the Chargers. Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler should see plenty of work.

D.J. Chark has been taken off the injury report and is good to go against the Bengals.

Julio Jones is trending in the right direction to play against the Packers on Monday night. At this moment, it appears safe to get him into your lineup again.

Allen Lazard had core muscle surgery and is out for a few weeks while Davante Adams appears to be trending in the right direction, but we need more information on his status for MNF. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is the main beneficiary of Lazard’s absence.

Henry Ruggs is trending in the wrong direction with his hamstring injury and Bryan Edwards is out this week. Expect plenty of Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow against the Bills.

DeSean Jackson didn’t practice this week, but could still play with his hamstring injury. If he does, a reoccurrence seems like a real possibility. Greg Ward, Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders should lead the team in targets against the 49ers.

Week 4 injury report

Teams returned to practice on Wednesday, and we have an idea of some of the players to keep an eye on as the final injury reports arrive later this week. Below are the wide receivers who showed up in some capacity.

Full participants: Curtis Samuel (elbow), Chris Moore (finger), Jarvis Landry (hip), Tyreek Hill (heel)
Limited participants: Christian Kirk (groin), D.J. Chark (chest, back), Julian Edelman (knee), Michael Thomas (ankle), Alshon Jeffery (foot)
Did not practice: DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), Dontrelle Inman (wrist), Steven Sims (toe), John Brown (calf), Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle), Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring), Michael Pittman (calf), Mike Williams (hamstring), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Scott Miller (hip, groin), Josh Reynolds (illness), J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf), DeSean Jackson (hamstring)

Titans-Steelers postponed

The NFL announced that Titans-Steelers will not take place in Week 4 as another Titans player and non-player tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. The game will be played later in the season on an unspecified date. For wide receivers, this means players that will not be available include Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, and James Washington.

A big chunk of the elite fantasy wide receivers were sidelined last week, but that helped push others to the forefront. The highest scoring fantasy receiver ended up being Tyler Lockett, who is finally getting more recognition now that Seattle is unleashing Russell Wilson on the league. Rookie Justin Jefferson had a third game breakout of epic proportions as he went for 175 yards and a score. Keenan Allen reminded everyone that all he needs are targets and he’ll make something special happen.

Covid-19 News

We’re still getting information on the Tennessee Titans Covid-19 breakout, but at the moment it looks like the NFL is going to do all they can to get both the Titans-Steelers and Vikings-Texans to play this week. If they do, the Titans and to some extent, the Vikings, won’t have been able to practice as much as their opponent’s have. But, we are still waiting for definitive news on the status of these matchups, which means there is also a chance they move the games to a later date.

Injury News

Chris Godwin is likely out this week and then possibly the following week for a Thursday night game with a hamstring injury. Scotty Miller should see an uptick in targets.

Michael Pittman will probably be out until Week 8. Zach Pascal will be the No. 2 receiver moving forward. Maybe Nyheim Hines will get back on track as well.

Julio Jones didn’t play last week with a hamstring injury but apparently was close. If he can’t go again, Russell Gage would get an uptick in work, but he’ll also need to be cleared of a concussion.

Diontae Johnson is in the concussion protocol. If he can’t get cleared before the game with the Titans, Chase Claypool, James Washington and Eric Ebron would likely see the biggest bumps in work.

Jamison Crowder could return from his hamstring injury Thursday night, but he could be a game-time decision.

Michael Thomas wasn’t put on I.R., so they at least hoped he could play in Week 4. We’ll see if he gets any practices in as they prepare for Detroit.

Davante Adams never practiced last week, so we’ll need to see him get on the practice field this week for him to have a chance to play. He would get a smash matchup against the Falcons if he can get healthy.

Streaming WRs

Justin Jefferson, Vikings

Yes, he just went off for 175 yards and a touchdown, so you’re likely to play him against a weak Houston pass defense. But I’m here to boost your confidence in making that move. The kid is for real and now that he’s shown that he can do it in a game, he should continue to get his shots.

Scotty Miller, Buccaneers

Miller has big play ability in a big play offense and it looks like they are starting to get on the same page with Tom Brady. Chris Godwin is most-likely out this week, and Miller will be set up for a good workload.

Preston Williams, Dolphins

The Seahawks have allowed an amazing 25 receptions per game to wide receivers this year. I expect Seattle to get a lead in this game and for Ryan Fitzpatrick to let the ball fly.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 3

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