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Wide Receiver Rankings Week 1

Wide Receiver Rankings Week 1

Ranking the Week 1 WRs with DK pricing included
By: Pete Davidson : September 07, 2017 6:49pm

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Welcome to the Week 1 Wide Receiver Rankings! These are the preliminary rankings. I’ve eyed them out and started fine tuning but they are far from set in stone. I will be updating all of the lineup ranks on Friday and Saturday—adding more comments as I go.

I will be back in a bit with the Week 1 tight end ranks.

As I said all preseason, receiver is insanely deep. This week’s rankings attest to that. Understanding matchups and how defenses like to line up is going to become more and more important. We’ve got you covered.

Programming note: The Fantasy Football Hour has been moved to Saturday afternoon this week and it will be a two hour show. Jim and I are pumped, so tune in from 3-5pm if you are in our broadcasting area. I’ll also tweet a link to the show once it’s posted on WEEI.com. 

These ranks are based on .5 PPR scoring.

Rank PLAYER Cost TEAM Matchup PPG THE SKINNY
1 Antonio Brown 8800 PIT PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 21.456 They have no way to stop him.
2 A.J. Green 8000 CIN BAL@CIN 01:00PM ET 19.84 Not sure if they can protect enough to get the deep ball going, but he should be high volume.
3 Julio Jones 8500 ATL ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 20.094 Julio’s gonna Julio. Hard to see them not using him a ton. He's healthy.
4 Michael Thomas 7400 NO NO@MIN 07:10PM ET 17.78 Tough matchup, but he’s a tough dude.
5 Amari Cooper 7200 OAK OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 14.547 Has big game upside in this matchup. Carr’s healthy and ready to deliver.
6 Jordy Nelson 7600 GB SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 18.983 Should see a lot of Sherman, though they can easily slot him when they want to get him off. I think he’ll be ok.
7 Larry Fitzgerald 5900 ARI ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 15.488 Great matchup for him.
8 Doug Baldwin 6700 SEA SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 17.372 Love him here.
9 Dez Bryant 7500 DAL NYG@DAL 08:30PM ET 16.229 Tough matchup, but Def is a healthy beast.
10 Odell Beckham Jr. 8300 NYG NYG@DAL 08:30PM ET 18.612 Not enough info to predict anything. He may sit out. I’m surprised because the injury did not look all that significant once we knew it wasn’t the knee. The flexion was mild to the naked eye. We’ll see. Prepare to not have him this week.
11 Brandin Cooks 7700 NE KC@NE 08:30PM ET 15.956 Has big play ability but there’s always some risk that another Patriot steals the show on any given week. Cooks is always going to be a must play in seasonal leagues with Brady as his quarterback. A long score seems almost probable tonight.
12 Kelvin Benjamin 5900 CAR CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 12.569 He could go off here. Two years removed from his major injury.
13 Stefon Diggs 6000 MIN NO@MIN 07:10PM ET 15.562 Love this matchup for him.
14 Chris Hogan 4800 NE KC@NE 08:30PM ET 11.259 Right there with Cooks this week. Hogan’s immersed in the offense and already has Brady’s implicit trust. He’s a dangerous man. I see big plays.
15 Martavis Bryant 6000 PIT PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 0
16 Terrelle Pryor Sr. 6100 WAS PHI@WAS 01:00PM ET 13.903 Has serious upside as their big downfield threat and Doctson is not healthy.
17 Demaryius Thomas 6300 DEN LAC@DEN 10:20PM ET 14.644
18 Sammy Watkins 6200 LAR IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 10.75
19 Michael Crabtree 6000 OAK OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 14.918
20 Alshon Jeffery 5800 PHI PHI@WAS 01:00PM ET 12.425
21 Keenan Allen 6100 LAC LAC@DEN 10:20PM ET 12.3
22 Davante Adams 5200 GB SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 16.442
23 T.Y. Hilton 6900 IND IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 18.238
24 DeAndre Hopkins 5900 HOU JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 12.978
25 Adam Thielen 4800 MIN NO@MIN 07:10PM ET 12.825
26 Brandon Marshall 5100 NYG NYG@DAL 08:30PM ET 10.787
27 Jamison Crowder 5600 WAS PHI@WAS 01:00PM ET 12.969
28 Tyreek Hill 5700 KC KC@NE 08:30PM ET 13.324 The Pats stifle the big play as well as anybody in the league. This should mean that Hill will have to grind out his yards by breaking tackles. Expect the Pats to funnel the outside weapons into the middle of the field as they often do.
29 Randall Cobb 5300 GB SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 13.519
30 Pierre Garcon 5300 SF CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 12.756
31 Golden Tate 6500 DET ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 14.035
32 Allen Robinson 5200 JAX JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 12.831
33 Emmanuel Sanders 5200 DEN LAC@DEN 10:20PM ET 13.85
34 Eric Decker 5000 TEN OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 14.467
35 Jordan Matthews 4400 BUF NYJ@BUF 01:00PM ET 12.457
36 Mike Wallace 4500 BAL BAL@CIN 01:00PM ET 13.05
37 Jeremy Maclin 5000 BAL BAL@CIN 01:00PM ET 8.792
38 Marvin Jones Jr. 4100 DET ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 11.9
39 Paul Richardson 3700 SEA SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 4.847
40 Kenny Britt 4800 CLE PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 13.547
41 John Brown 4800 ARI ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 7.113
42 Ted Ginn Jr. 4200 NO NO@MIN 07:10PM ET 10.25
43 Kevin White 4200 CHI ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 9.65
44 Kendall Wright 3200 CHI ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 8.464
45 Tyrell Williams 4900 LAC LAC@DEN 10:20PM ET 14.119
46 Cole Beasley 4700 DAL NYG@DAL 08:30PM ET 11.618
47 Corey Coleman 4400 CLE PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 9.63
48 Sterling Shepard 4100 NYG NYG@DAL 08:30PM ET 11.629
49 Donte Moncrief 5000 IND IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 11.4
50 Robby Anderson 3800 NYJ NYJ@BUF 01:00PM ET 7.244
51 Cooper Kupp 3700 LAR IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 0
52 Tyler Lockett 4400 SEA SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 8.473
53 Rishard Matthews 4200 TEN OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 13.844
54 Marqise Lee 3800 JAX JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 11.588
55 Danny Amendola 4300 NE KC@NE 08:30PM ET 5.357 Will play a role but the Pats will rightfully limit his snaps to keep him healthy. His real life value exceeds his fantasy appeal.
56 Devin Funchess 4300 CAR CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 5.74
57 Zay Jones 3500 BUF NYJ@BUF 01:00PM ET 0
58 Corey Davis 4000 TEN OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 0
59 Marquise Goodwin 3200 SF CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 6.207
60 Taylor Gabriel 4000 ATL ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 10.367
61 ArDarius Stewart 3700 NYJ NYJ@BUF 01:00PM ET 0
62 Braxton Miller 3900 HOU JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 3.09
63 J.J. Nelson 3700 ARI ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 9.54
64 Mohamed Sanu 4200 ATL ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 10.061
65 Torrey Smith 3700 PHI PHI@WAS 01:00PM ET 5.392
66 Nelson Agholor 3800 PHI PHI@WAS 01:00PM ET 5.86
67 Tavon Austin 3800 LAR IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 9.853
68 Jeremy Kerley 3800 SF CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 9.419
69 Brandon LaFell 3700 CIN BAL@CIN 01:00PM ET 11.813
70 Tyler Boyd 3600 CIN BAL@CIN 01:00PM ET 7.819
71 Travis Benjamin 3400 LAC LAC@DEN 10:20PM ET 10.1
72 Robert Woods 4000 LAR IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 9.377
73 Terrance Williams 3800 DAL NYG@DAL 08:30PM ET 8.071
74 Jermaine Kearse 3400 NYJ NYJ@BUF 01:00PM ET 5.733
75 Kenny Golladay 3600 DET ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 0
76 Phillip Dorsett 3300 NE KC@NE 08:30PM ET 6.587 With Malcolm Mitchell’s knee landing him on the IR and with Edelman gone for 2017, Dorsett is suddenly a player to watch closely. His talent is very real. Typical Patriots stealing him for very little.
77 Aldrick Robinson 3300 SF CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 3.739
78 Taywan Taylor 3600 TEN OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 0
79 Eli Rogers 3900 PIT PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 9.513
80 Breshad Perriman 3500 BAL BAL@CIN 01:00PM ET 6.319
81 Allen Hurns 3500 JAX JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 9.155
82 Seth Roberts 3300 OAK OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 6.635
83 Bruce Ellington 3000 HOU JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 0
84 Jaelen Strong 3500 HOU JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 3.388
85 Chris Conley 3300 KC KC@NE 08:30PM ET 5.935 Love his talent. Hate his quarterback as far as fit is concerned.
86 Josh Doctson 3500 WAS PHI@WAS 01:00PM ET 4.3
87 Kamar Aiken 3500 IND IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 4.238
88 Laquon Treadwell 3500 MIN NO@MIN 07:10PM ET 0.25
89 Michael Campanaro 3000 BAL BAL@CIN 01:00PM ET 2.4
90 Curtis Samuel 3600 CAR CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 0
91 Jaron Brown 3300 ARI ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 5.1
92 Cordarrelle Patterson 3000 OAK OAK@TEN 01:00PM ET 7.475
93 Albert Wilson 3200 KC KC@NE 08:30PM ET 5.306 Will make a few plays. An underrated talent.
94 Sammie Coates 3800 CLE PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 5.076
95 Dede Westbrook 3000 JAX JAX@HOU 01:00PM ET 0
96 Charone Peake 3500 NYJ NYJ@BUF 01:00PM ET 2.907
97 Demarcus Robinson 3000 KC KC@NE 08:30PM ET 0 One of my favorite little known prospects. His future is bright, but any breakouts by Robinson or Chris Conley require Pat Mahones to be under center.
98 Ryan Grant 3400 WAS PHI@WAS 01:00PM ET 1.038
99 Jeff Janis 3600 GB SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 1.9
100 Markus Wheaton 3500 CHI ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 4.275
101 Trent Taylor 3000 SF CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 0
102 Deonte Thompson 3000 CHI ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 3.806
103 JuJu Smith-Schuster 3600 PIT PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 0
104 Victor Cruz 3300 CHI ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 6.788
105 Justin Hunter 4000 PIT PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 4.069
106 Dontrelle Inman 3500 LAC LAC@DEN 10:20PM ET 10.563
107 Russell Shepard 3300 CAR CAR@SF 04:25PM ET 5
108 Roger Lewis 3300 NYG NYG@DAL 08:30PM ET 2.05
109 Brandon Coleman 3300 NO NO@MIN 07:10PM ET 4.506
110 Tre McBride 3000 CHI ATL@CHI 01:00PM ET 0
111 Ricardo Louis 3000 CLE PIT@CLE 01:00PM ET 2.406
112 Chad Williams 3000 ARI ARI@DET 01:00PM ET 0
113 Josh Reynolds 3000 LAR IND@LAR 04:05PM ET 0
114 Trevor Davis 3000 GB SEA@GB 04:25PM ET 0.8
115 Jarvis Landry 5400 MIA BYE 15.853
116 DeVante Parker 5300 MIA BYE 10.619
117 Kenny Stills 3800 MIA BYE 10.871
118 Leonte Carroo 3000 MIA BYE 0.85
119 Mike Evans 7800 TB BYE 19.756
120 DeSean Jackson 4900 TB BYE 12.219
121 Adam Humphries 3600 TB BYE 9.067
122 Chris Godwin 3000 TB BYE 0