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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 3 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 3 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Is Cooper Kupp slated for another top DFS performance?

Week 2 of the fantasy football season brought as many questions as it did answers. Cooper Kupp and Tyler Lockett continue to stun with their big-time value for fantasy managers, while their teammates, Robert Woods and DK Metcalf, sit as the wide receivers 33 and 41 in fantasy football, respectively. Allen Robinson currently sits with fewer points in PPR leagues than Braxton Berrios (give yourself a pat on the back if you knew he played for the Jets), and Freddie Swain sits ahead of Chase Claypool in fantasy points through two weeks.

Despite some of these surprises, there’s still plenty of hope and time for big-time bounceback seasons for your WR studs. In the meantime, we’ll try to help you through the drought with some clutch flex plays to keep your teams afloat.

Injury news

Browns WR Jarvis Landry was placed on IR with a knee injury, and the team still has yet to see star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. return from his torn ACL. OBJ has the potential to return in Week 3, and if he does, is likely to see a decent target share given Landry’s absence.

On the final (meaningless) play of the Steelers outing against the Raiders, WR Diontae Johnson suffered a knee injury and had to be helped off of the field. Mike Garafolo reported that the injury wasn’t “serious,” but it remains to be seen what his status for Week 3 is. Johnson has had 10 or more targets in 10 of his last 12 games played. If he’s inactive, JuJu Smith-Schuster remains a high end flex option at home against the Bengals in Week 3.

Streaming options

Brandin Cooks, HOU vs. CAR

If anyone is concerned about the potential production for Brandin Cooks with rookie QB Davis Mills under center, they... probably should be. However, the target volume that Cooks should see is incredibly promising. Though the quality of targets decreases without Tyrod Taylor, it’s worth noting that Cooks saw an astonishing 50% target share with Mills under center. Cooks is the WR11 so far on the season and has seen the fifth-most targets among all wide receivers. In full PPR scoring formats, Cooks is officially a lock until he shows us otherwise.

Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. ATL

Most thought Kenny Golladay was the wideout to monitor for the Giants after his big payday, it’s Sterling Shepard that has been the star of the show. Shepard has racked up 19 targets in the first two weeks of the season with 16 catches and 207 receiving yards to his name. Next up is Atlanta, who has allowed four different wideouts performances of 14+ PPR points through two weeks. Shepard’s volume provides a safe floor in PPR leagues, while a favorable matchup with the sixth-lowest coverage grade by PFF on the season gives him some upside.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 8

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR @ HOU
2 Tyreek Hill KC vs NYG
3 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ NYJ
4 Stefon Diggs BUF vs MIA
5 Justin Jefferson MIN vs DAL
6 Deebo Samuel SF @ CHI
7 DeAndre Hopkins ARI vs GB
8 A.J. Brown TEN @ IND
9 D.J. Moore CAR @ ATL
10 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ MIN
11 Mike Williams LAC vs NE
12 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs CAR
13 Terry McLaurin WAS @ DEN
14 Diontae Johnson PIT @ CLE
15 Chris Godwin TB @ NO
16 D.K. Metcalf SEA vs JAC
17 Mike Evans TB @ NO
18 Calvin Ridley ATL vs CAR
19 Keenan Allen LAC vs NE
20 Amari Cooper DAL @ MIN
21 Adam Thielen MIN vs DAL
22 Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs TEN
23 Robert Woods LAR @ HOU
24 Courtland Sutton DEN vs WAS
25 Tee Higgins CIN @ NYJ
26 Antonio Brown TB @ NO
27 DeVonta Smith PHI @ DET
28 Chase Claypool PIT @ CLE
29 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC @ SEA
30 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs MIA
31 Brandin Cooks HOU vs LAR
33 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ BUF
34 Tyler Lockett SEA vs JAC
35 Julio Jones TEN @ IND
36 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs WAS
37 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ SEA
38 Christian Kirk ARI vs GB
39 Jakobi Meyers NE @ LAC
40 Tyler Boyd CIN @ NYJ
41 Sterling Shepard NYG @ KC
42 Cole Beasley BUF vs MIA
43 Darnell Mooney CHI vs SF
44 Jarvis Landry CLE vs PIT
45 Corey Davis NYJ vs CIN
46 Robby Anderson CAR @ ATL
47 A.J. Green ARI vs GB
48 Marquez Callaway NO vs TB
49 Kadarius Toney NYG @ KC
50 Allen Robinson II CHI vs SF
51 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs PIT
52 Mecole Hardman KC vs NYG
53 Tim Patrick DEN vs WAS
54 Randall Cobb GB @ ARI
55 Van Jefferson LAR @ HOU
56 Rondale Moore ARI vs GB
57 Michael Gallup DAL @ MIN
58 T.Y. Hilton IND vs TEN
59 K.J. Osborn MIN vs DAL
60 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs PHI
61 Nelson Agholor NE @ LAC
62 Kalif Raymond DET vs PHI
63 Russell Gage ATL vs CAR
64 Quez Watkins PHI @ DET
65 Jalen Reagor PHI @ DET
66 DeVante Parker MIA @ BUF
67 Kendrick Bourne NE @ LAC
68 Allen Lazard GB @ ARI
69 Zach Pascal IND vs TEN
70 Jamison Crowder NYJ vs CIN
71 Darius Slayton NYG @ KC
72 Dante Pettis NYG @ KC
73 Elijah Moore NYJ vs CIN
74 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ CHI
75 Byron Pringle KC vs NYG
76 Nico Collins HOU vs LAR
77 Jamal Agnew JAC @ SEA
78 Tre'Quan Smith NO vs TB
79 Equanimeous St. Brown GB @ ARI
80 Demarcus Robinson KC vs NYG
81 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ MIN
82 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ ARI
83 Adam Humphries WAS @ DEN
84 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs PIT
85 Freddie Swain SEA vs JAC
86 Davante Adams GB @ ARI
87 DeSean Jackson LAR @ HOU
88 John Ross NYG @ KC
89 Preston Williams MIA @ BUF
90 Rashard Higgins CLE vs PIT
91 Josh Reynolds TEN @ IND
92 Kenny Golladay NYG @ KC
93 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ ATL
94 Mack Hollins MIA @ BUF
95 Kenny Stills NO vs TB
96 Gabriel Davis BUF vs MIA
97 Jalen Guyton LAC vs NE
98 Danny Amendola HOU vs LAR
99 Chris Conley HOU vs LAR
100 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ CLE
101 N'Keal Harry NE @ LAC
102 Joshua Palmer LAC vs NE
103 James Washington PIT @ CLE
104 Anthony Schwartz CLE vs PIT
105 DeAndre Carter WAS @ DEN
106 Collin Johnson NYG @ KC
107 Tyler Johnson TB @ NO
108 Josh Gordon KC vs NYG
109 Demetric Felton CLE vs PIT
110 Chris Moore HOU vs LAR
111 Damiere Byrd CHI vs SF
112 Greg Ward PHI @ DET
113 Albert Wilson MIA @ BUF
114 Curtis Samuel WAS @ DEN
115 Amari Rodgers GB @ ARI
116 Auden Tate CIN @ NYJ
117 Michael Thomas NO vs TB
118 Ashton Dulin IND vs TEN
119 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF @ CHI
120 Marquise Goodwin CHI vs SF
121 Dyami Brown WAS @ DEN
122 KhaDarel Hodge DET vs PHI
123 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ vs CIN
124 Tajae Sharpe ATL vs CAR
125 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs CAR
126 Deonte Harris NO vs TB
127 Trinity Benson DET vs PHI
128 Trent Sherfield SF @ CHI
129 Marcus Johnson TEN @ IND
130 Dede Westbrook MIN vs DAL
131 Chester Rogers TEN @ IND
132 Denzel Mims NYJ vs CIN
133 Tyrell Williams DET vs PHI
134 Kendall Hinton DEN vs WAS
135 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ IND
136 Shi Smith CAR @ ATL
137 Penny Hart SEA vs JAC
138 Phillip Dorsett II SEA vs JAC
139 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO vs TB
140 Isaiah Ford MIA @ BUF
141 Jauan Jennings SF @ CHI
142 Kevin White NO vs TB
143 Dax Milne WAS @ DEN
144 Geronimo Allison DET vs PHI
145 Noah Brown DAL @ MIN
146 Laquon Treadwell JAC @ SEA
147 Braxton Berrios NYJ vs CIN
148 Alex Erickson CAR @ ATL
149 Cam Sims WAS @ DEN