24/05/2022

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Fantasy WR Rankings Week 8: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

Rank Participant 1 Cooper Kupp, LAR @ HOU 2 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. MIA three Tyreek Hill, KC vs. NYG 4 Mike Evans, TB @ NO five Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. DAL 6 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. DAL seven DeAndre Hopkins, ARI vs. GB eight D.J. Moore, Auto @ ATL 9 A.J. Brown, 10 @ IND ten Ja’Marr Chase, CIN @ NYJ eleven Terry McLaurin, WAS @ DEN 12 Antonio Brown, TB @ NO. AB need to be ready to go this week just after lacking the recreation towards Chicago with an ankle harm, and he is proven more than enough to be seen as a substantial-stop WR2. New Orleans has been a sound defense this yr, but their weakness has been towards fantasy WRs. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Brown are must-begins irrespective of matchup, as you probably currently know. thirteen Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. Auto. Ridley saved his day with a touchdown, but only caught four passes for 26 yards and the rating. Even so, he did attract ten targets, and we know what he delivers to the table at his ceiling. He is a person who has been disheartening, but you are not able to reasonably bench a person that has experienced the good results he is experienced in the earlier and can notch double-digit targets just about every week. Preseason sleeper, Russell Gage ultimately broke out in 7 days seven, but it’s challenging to consider he’ll make constantly with Ridley and Kyle Pitts sharing the offense. 14 Chris Godwin, TB @ NO. See Antonio Brown. 15 DK Metcalf, SEA vs. JAX. Metcalf is dependent on the engage in of Geno Smith, but his talent blended with the matchup below retains him ranked as a WR2. He need to attract tons of targets, so even if Smith is inefficient, Metcalf could appreciate fantasy good results. Obviously, his ceiling and flooring are a lot lessen devoid of Russell Wilson, though. sixteen Deebo Samuel, SF @ CHI. Samuel is experiencing a breakout period and has been targetted at least eight moments in every recreation this period. He is netted a hundred-plus yards in 3 contests and caught four touchdowns on the period. Chicago has been shredded by WRs when they’ve performed capable gamers at the position, so Samuel need to be in line for one more awesome day as the focus on hog in SF. 17 Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. WAS. Sutton has drawn 5 or a lot more targets in every recreation this period and has racked up 539 yards and two touchdowns. Sad to say, Teddy Bridgewater is banged up, or Sutton’s ceiling could be a lot higher. Nonetheless, we have seen him have good results this yr and a matchup with Washington’s awful secondary could final result in a WR1 complete for Sutton. Washington has been the second-worst defense towards WRs, and it has been the No. 1 WR that has been the most effective towards them. Jerry Jeudy (ankle) is predicted to return in 7 days eight, but we’ll set his anticipations rather lower as a lower-stop WR2. Tim Patrick moves down to a fringe flex solution. eighteen CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ MIN. Minnesota struggled on defense early in the yr, but they’ve turned it on as of late, and have constrained D.J Moore, Odell Beckham, and Tyler Lockett in current months. Lamb and Amari Cooper are presumably much better than those people 3, but the matchup is however rather worrisome. Both of those need to be started off irrespective, but we’ll probably see just one be effective whilst the other busts — as we have seen quite a few moments this yr. It is really really worth noting Michael Gallup is set to engage in for the first time due to the fact 7 days 1, so he will attract flex thought ideal off the bat, as well. There will be some video games he outproduces each Lamb and Cooper, but we’ll under no circumstances know when that is coming. 19 Amari Cooper, DAL @ MIN. See CeeDee Lamb. 20 Robert Woods, LAR @ HOU. Wooden quietly experienced a awesome fantasy day in 7 days seven, catching all 6 of his targets for 70 yards. He is been somewhat unproductive this yr, but we are however touting his upside as the No. 2 WR in just one of the league’s very best offenses. If this recreation gets as well out of hand early, it could be undesirable news for Rams’ pass-catchers, but the upside is evidently there if this recreation remains wherever close to competitive. 21 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. MIA. Sanders has at least 5 targets in every recreation this period and appears like the No. 2 WR in this prolific Buffalo offense. His deep-engage in danger is however very a lot alive Miami arrived into 7 days seven permitting the 3rd-most fantasy points to WRs, just before permitting Kyle Pitts, Russell Gage, and Calvin Ridley to have awesome fantasy showings. Indeed, Pitts is a lot more or fewer a broad receiver centered on use. Cole Beasley remains attractive in PPR leagues, but he is been uninvolved in a handful of video games this period, whilst Sanders has been a element in every recreation. 22 Julio Jones, 10 @ IND. Jones only performed for about two and a fifty percent quarters towards Kansas Town, but he really appeared rather nutritious. He was benched just after the Titans’ led by 24 and the recreation was rather a lot made a decision. Once more, Tennessee is remaining 110-p.c careful with Jones as they have postseason aspirations. Indianapolis gave up touchdowns to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Chester Rodgers and 7 days three towards Tennessee when Jones and A.J. Brown had been up, so the ceiling feels substantial for the Titans’ WR duo this week. 23 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ CLE. Johnson is great for a double-digit focus on recreation every time he actions on the field, and Cleveland went from remaining seen as a wonderful defense to just one of the league’s worst defenses in the blink of an eye. They have specified up eight-plus capture video games to Tyreek Hill, Mike Williams, and Brandin Cooks, so Johnson pretty much feels like a lock for that reception overall. As normally, he is a more powerful engage in in PPR leagues, but we like him in all formats below. For now, Chase Claypool need to be seen as increase-or-bust just about every week. His ceiling and flooring are very lower at this place. 24 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ KC. Shepard (hamstring) skipped 7 days seven, but if he can engage in in 7 days eight towards Kansas Town, he is nearly a must-start off — in particular in PPR leagues. He is only performed in 3 total video games this yr but has drawn 9-plus targets in just about every of those people contests. Kansas Town are not able to cover anyone, but its offense need to engage in very well more than enough to pressure Daniel Jones into a decent amount of passing makes an attempt. Particularly if Kadarius Toney (ankle), Kenny Golladay (knee), and Saquon Barkley (ankle) are out, Shepard need to be on the acquiring stop of a ton of targets when all over again. If any of those people Giants’ pass-catchers return, they will quickly attract beginning thought. That explained, they you should not engage in until Monday night time, so it may be protected to maintain them on the bench. 25 Mike Williams, LAC vs. NE. Not a lot desires to be explained below, but Williams and Keenan Allen need to be started off specified the upside of their offense led by Justin Herbert. The matchup towards New England limitations their ceiling at least a tiny bit, though. 26 DeVonta Smith, PHI @ DET. Smith has been quiet lately, but this could be a spot the place he could prosper. Detroit has been a decent unit towards WRs, mainly for the reason that groups stop passing towards them when the recreation is out of hand but is Philadelphia seriously great more than enough to blow out the Lions? We assume this recreation to be rather competitive, and now that Miles Sanders (ankle) is probably out, they’re going to probably lean pass even a lot more than they have been. Smith however drew 9 targets towards the Raiders, so we are not ready to fade him in this matchup. 27 Randall Cobb, GB @ ARI 28 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. WAS. Courtland Sutton. 29 Brandin Cooks, HOU vs. LAR. This is definitely a regarding matchup for Cooks, but he may possibly get Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) back at the helm of the Texans’ offense. This could be a perfect chance for Cooks to try to eat in rubbish time, so whilst you could take into consideration benching him, he however has upside. He has seven or a lot more targets in 6-of-seven video games this yr and has notched eleven-plus targets 3 moments. Even in a undesirable offense, those people figures are challenging to overlook. Start out him in the flex in PPR leagues. 30 Keenan Allen, LAC vs. NE. See Mike Williams. 31 Michael Pittman Jr., IND vs. 10. Pittman caught all four of his targets for one zero five yards and a touchdown towards San Francisco, and while Tennessee held him in examine in their first assembly, he is an attractive flex solution. Carson Wentz is taking part in a lot much better overall, and this Colts’ offense is coming to lifetime ideal just before our eyes. T.Y. Hilton appeared great in his first action of the period just before lacking 7 days seven with a quad harm, but he need to have a good deal of chance in the flex spot, as well. 32 Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. JAX. The matchup is fantastic below, but Geno Smith and Lockett usually are not on the same website page. Smith struggles deep down the field, which is exactly the place Lockett earns his maintain. All round, there is certainly just not a wonderful recipe for fantasy good results until Russell Wilson returns. 33 Corey Davis, NYJ vs. CIN. It is really complicated to comprehend, but Cincinnati’s defense is sound and has been a best-12 defense towards fantasy WRs. With exception to Adam Thielen and Davante Adams, they’ve held everyone else to rather pedestrian video games. Outside the house of just one deep shot to Marquise Brown, they shut down the Ravens’ offense and held them to just 17 points. Davis will be on the acquiring stop of Mike White passes, so he and Jamison Crowder you should not have a lot likely for them at this place. 34 T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. 10. See Michael Pittman Jr. 35 Tee Higgins, CIN @ NYJ. Higgins caught seven passes for fifty two yards towards Baltimore, but he drew a career-substantial 15 targets. We’re optimistic about the ridiculous amount of targets, but this recreation need to be in excess of just before it begins. This will be a lower-quantity passing day for Joe Burrow, so Ja’Marr Chase feels like the only must start off. Tyler Boyd is rather a lot unstartable at this place — but in particular in this recreation. 36 Marquez Callaway, NO vs. TB. Callaway could appreciate a awesome fantasy day towards a undesirable Buccaneers secondary, but Tre’Quan Smith’s return need to take some of his targets away. The ceiling is substantial below if Sean Payton opens up the offense, but New Orleans has been just one of the most run-significant groups this period, so there is certainly only so a lot get the job done to go about. Callaway has been a touchdown-or-bust player so significantly this yr. 37 Marvin Jones, JAX @ SEA. Jones and Laviska Shenault are attractive flex performs towards Seattle, but the total Jags’ offense has a lower flooring (except James Robinson). Maybe this is the breakout recreation coming off a bye, but we can rank them any higher than fringe WR3 centered on a hunch. City Meyer’s devotion to making use of Tavon Austin and Jamaal Agnew in the passing recreation does not assistance their scenarios. Even so, they’re each remaining greatly targetted, so if this passing offense clicks, they can start off to be a lot more attractive solutions. 38 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ SEA. See Marvin Jones. 39 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ LAC. Meyers has however to rating his first career touchdown, so obviously, his ceiling in common leagues remains lessen than in PPR leagues. He is however drawn 5-plus targets in every recreation this period, so he has to warrant some flex thought. That explained, Los Angeles makes it possible for the least total of points to fantasy WRs, so this is a regarding matchup. 40 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. MIA. See Emmanuel Sanders. forty one Jaylen Waddle, MIA @ BUF. Waddle is seventh in the NFL in receptions and is trending up as significantly as his period-very long fantasy outlook goes, but Buffalo’s defense is just one of the toughest towards all positions in fantasy. We previous saw Buffalo get shredded by Derrick Henry, but that was Derrick Henry — and they contained Tenneessee’s WRs for the most component. Waddle may be a decent engage in in PPR if he is forced targets, but his ceiling is lower. If DeVante Parker (hamstring) ultimately comes back, his outlook this week is worrisome, as well. 42 Equinimeous St. Brown, GB @ ARI 43 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. SF. At this place, the only issue preserving Robinson inside the best-fifty is his monitor report from earlier seasons. We know Robinson house owners may be fed up, so we you should not blame you if you bench him, but his upside is however higher than some of the guys ranked under him. Darnell Mooney may be a safer PPR piece, but neither can be referred to as protected at this place in the period, irrespective of matchup. forty four Michael Gallup, DAL @ MIN. See CeeDee Lamb. 45 Russell Gage, ATL vs. Auto. See Calvin Ridley. 46 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. SF. See Allen Robinson. forty seven Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. PIT. Landry appeared nutritious and energized coming off of IR, and caught 5-of-eight targets for 37 yards. As normal, he is a lot more of a Hunter Henfrow kind player in this phase of his career. Both of those establish their fantasy points with shallow catches for tiny several years. Nonetheless, there is certainly benefit in that sort of player in PPR leagues. Odell Beckham rarely appears startable ideal now. forty eight Robby Anderson, Auto @ ATL forty nine Christian Kirk, ARI vs. GB. The same sentiments stay true for Kirk, A.J. Inexperienced, and Rondale Moore. You are not able to always believe in any of them any specified week, but just about every has a ton of upside. That explained, Kirk and Inexperienced have demonstrated to be the very best solutions, with Rondale serving as a full increase-or-bust person. If you’re a large underdog in your matchup, these guys are attractive for upside, but all over again, they usually are not protected. fifty A.J. Inexperienced, ARI vs. GB. See Christian Kirk. 51 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. WAS. See Courtland Sutton. fifty two Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. PIT. See Jarvis Landry. 53 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. NYG. Can we seriously be stunned Hardman was a letdown towards Tennessee? Absolutely not. Even so, the total Chiefs offense was effectively shut down, and Hardman however has the most upside of Chiefs’ pass-catchers not named Hill or Kelce. The Giants give up the twelfth most fantasy points to WRs, so let’s see if he can do one thing this time. 54 Chase Claypool, PIT @ CLE. See Diontae Johnson. 55 Kalif Raymond, DET vs. PHI 56 Rondale Moore, ARI vs. GB. See Christian Kirk. 57 DeVante Parker, MIA @ BUF. See Jaylen Waddle. fifty eight Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. CIN. See Corey Davis fifty nine Tyler Boyd, CIN @ NYJ. See Tee Higgins. 60 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET vs. PHI sixty one Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ CHI sixty two Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. TB 63 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE vs. PIT 64 Van Jefferson, LAR @ HOU sixty five Jalen Reagor, PHI @ DET 66 Byron Pringle, KC vs. NYG sixty seven Jamal Agnew, JAX @ SEA 68 DeSean Jackson, LAR @ HOU sixty nine Zach Pascal, IND vs. 10 70 Nelson Agholor, NE @ LAC seventy one Amari Rodgers, GB @ ARI 72 K.J. Osborn, MIN vs. DAL 73 Kendrick Bourne, NE @ LAC seventy four Darius Slayton, NYG @ KC 75 Quez Watkins, PHI @ DET 76 Tavon Austin, JAX @ SEA seventy seven Chris Conley, HOU vs. LAR 78 Preston Williams, MIA @ BUF 79 Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL vs. Auto 80 Adam Humphries, WAS @ DEN eighty one Chris Moore, HOU vs. LAR 82 Freddie Swain, SEA vs. JAX 83 Dante Pettis, NYG @ KC 84 Rashard Higgins, CLE vs. PIT eighty five Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. MIA 86 Elijah Moore, NYJ vs. CIN 87 Josh Reynolds, 10 @ IND 88 DeAndre Carter, WAS @ DEN 89 Terrace Marshall Jr., Auto @ ATL 90 Marquise Goodwin, CHI vs. SF 91 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. NE 92 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. NYG 93 Josh Gordon, KC vs. NYG