clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 1 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Chris Godwin #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his run in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Wednesday injury report: NFL teams released their first injury reports of the 2020 season on Wednesday for Week 1. Among wide receivers, the following made an appearance:

Brandin Cooks (quadricep) — Questionable — there’s a good chance he misses Thursday’s opener. Even if he does play, a soft tissue injury is concerning for aggravation

Kenny Golladay (hamstring) — Limited participation — worth tracking to see if he improves to full

Amari Cooper (hamstring) — Full participation — should be good to go on Sunday

Nelson Agholor (groin), Bryan Edwards (knee) — Full participation — should be good to go on Sunday

Curtis Samuel (hamstring) — Full participation — should be good to go on Sunday

DeVante Parker (hamstring), Preston Williams (knee) — Limited participation — worth tracking to see if they improve to full

Julian Edelman (knee) — Limited participation — likely nothing, but worth tracking to see if he improves to full

Jamison Crowder (hamstring), Denzel Mims (hamstring), Breshad Perriman (knee) — Full participation — should be good to go on Sunday

Alshon Jeffery (foot) — DNP — Expected to miss multiple weeks

Jalen Reagor (shoulder) — Limited participation — expected to miss opener, but was a surprise not to be a DNP on Wednesday, so chance he could maybe play

Antonio Gandy Golden (concussion) — Full participation — should be good to go on Sunday

Mike Evans (hamstring) — DNP — uncertain for Sunday with Bruce Arians saying it could go all the way down to the wire of a game-time decision

Deebo Samuel (foot), Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) — DNP — both are fairly significant question marks for Sunday

Football is back! Right? Yeah, it is! And we’re back with weekly fantasy football rankings. With no preseason games and limited to no fans in the stadiums, it will likely take these teams a little while to get to top performance. The good news is, we’ve all watched a lot of bad football in our days and somehow managed not to gouge our own eyes out. Oh, and great players make great plays and we’ll see those as well.

The Vikings still have good safety play, but their corners have hit the skids and Davante Adams is the only reliable receiver in Green Bay to start the season. I expect 15 targets for my No. 1 receiver this week.

I expect Marcus Lattimore to take on Mike Evans more often than not this week while Chris Godwin should find a bit more room as he travels around the formation. We haven’t seen this offense with Tom Brady at the helm yet, but I’m all in on Godwin in a game where the Bucs will need to score to keep up with the Saints.

DeVante Parker was a high draft pick for me this season and he played Stephon Gilmore well last season, but I still have to drop him in the rankings quite a bit this week. But, if Gilmore follows Parker, there’s a good shot Preston Williams can find some room this week.

Streaming WRs

Greg Ward, Eagles

Ward will play slot for the Eagles and take on a weak Washington secondary. Alshon Jeffery and Jalen Reagor are out, which should help Ward see enough work to have value in deep PPR leagues this week.

Jamison Crowder, Jets

Crowder is the healthiest and most reliable receiver on the Jets right now. That might not give him a big fantasy game in a poor matchup against a good Bills secondary, but he should still have PPR upside. We’re not looking for five catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns, but instead, 8 catches for 80 yards. That’s not going to move the Jets to a win or Sam Darnold to a big fantasy day, but it will help your PPR team.

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