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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.

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Thursday injury update

Chris Godwin, Buccaneers — Godwin was limited on Tuesday with a quad injury, but was taken off the injury report prior to tonight’s game. He should be good to go.

Curtis Samuel, WFT — Samuel tweaked his groin injury and hasn’t practiced this week. He is more than likely out against the Chargers.

A.J. Brown, Titans — Brown got an apparent rest day on Wednesday. He should be fine for this Sunday against the Cardinals.

Preston Williams, Dolphins — With Will Fuller out with a suspension, Williams would likely be in line to get some work if he can go in Week 1. He’s recovering from foot surgery and was limited on Wednesday.

Kenny Golladay, Giants — Golladay was limited with a hamstring injury Wednesday, but he is set to play in Week 1.


The 2021 NFL season is just two days away. is that right? It doesn’t even seem real, but here it is. This Thursday we’ll get to see the world champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys in what could be a high-scoring affair. And if you like wide receivers, how about Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb? That’s a group of pass catchers worth keeping your eye on.

Below we go through the fantasy football Week 1 rankings for PPR wide receiver, after we take a look at some injury news.

Injury news

Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers

Aiyuk returned to practice on Monday from a hamstring injury. As long as he has no setbacks, he should be ready to go as the 49ers No. 1 wide receiver against the lowly Detroit Lions.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Football Team

Samuel “looked good” at practice on Monday according to head coach Ron Rivera. It appears he’ll be ready for Week 1 against the Chargers, but we can’t be sure he’ll play a full complement of snaps.

Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets

Crowder went on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but since he is vaccinated he’ll have a chance to play in Week 1 against the Panthers. He’ll need to have two negative tests 24 hours apart. That gives him a chance to be cleared in two days.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts

Hilton was put on injured reserve after neck surgery, which will keep him out for at least three weeks. Hilton’s body is wearing down and the team will look to Michael Pittman to take over as the No. 1 receiver this season.

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