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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR wide receivers going in Week 1 for fantasy football.

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Thursday injury update

Chris Godwin, Buccaneers — Godwin was taken off the injury report and is a go for tonight’s opener.

Curtis Samuel, WFT — Samuel didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday and appears to be a long shot to play Week 1 with a groin injury.

A.J. Brown, Titans — Brown didn’t practice on Wednesday, but he’s been getting plenty of rest for his knees the last couple years and it appears he’ll miss a lot of practices this season. At this point there is no worry he’ll miss Week 1.

Preston Williams, Dolphins — Williams was limited on Wednesday as they bring him back slowly from foot surgery. Will Fuller will miss this game due to a suspension, so DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle appear to be the healthiest of the group going against the Patriots.


There are a ton of great wide receivers playing in the league and starting Week 1 most are healthy! That means we should see some big games out of this diverse and talented set of 2021 NFL receivers.

Compelling WR matchups

The opening kickoff on Thursday night between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have the most receiver talent on the field at one time for Week 1. We’ve already seen that Amari Cooper, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown are truly great receivers. But there is is young gun in their midst as CeeDee Lamb looks to break out with the help of Dak Prescott, who he didn’t have for most of last season. This game has the second highest over/under of the week and I expect there to be some fireworks.

When the Cardinals and Titans face each other on Sunday there will be a whole lot of receptions and yards on the field as Deandre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Julio Jones and A.J. Brown face off in Tennessee. Green has hit a wall, but there may still be some receptions left in reserve, but Jones, Hopkins and Brown are all playing at elite levels when healthy. It will be fun watching this group.

The Vikings have one of the best wide receiver duos in the league with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen and they’ll face the Bengals, who have one of the best young receiving groups in the league. Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Ja’Marr Chase have the ability to take the NFL by storm while Jefferson went ballistic last season and Thielen caught all the touchdowns. Can Jefferson repeat? Will Chase overcome his preseason drops to put up the numbers we know he can? Will Higgins step up even higher with a full year of Joe Burrow? This should be a great game for receiver action.

WR Standard Rankings Week 1

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