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Fantasy WR Rankings Week 4: Who to start out, sit at broad receiver in fantasy soccer


It was one other sturdy week for broad receivers and one other reminder of how deep the place is. The studs proceed to principally come via, and the middle-of-the-pack flex choices are producing growth weeks repeatedly. As at all times, we’re on the lookout for big-play threats extra in commonplace than PPR. After all, there’s a big class of receivers who’re wonderful in each codecs, however as we transfer down our Week 4 fantasy WR rankings, loads of gamers stand out as higher suited to one vs. the opposite. 

We like Josh Allen as our high QB this week, so naturally, Stefon Diggs (vs. Texans) takes the highest spot in our WR rankings. We can’t bore you with a bunch of apparent starters, however it’s value noting the Payments’ offense is wanting extra prefer it did final 12 months. Deebo Samuel (vs. Seahawks), Corey Davis (vs. Titans), and Ja’Marr Chase (vs. Jaguars) have juicy matchups and likewise transfer up in our rankings. Samuel has appeared each a part of the No. 1 WR in San Francisco, and Seattle seems to be like they will be in shootouts repeatedly. Davis will get his probability at revenge towards the Titans, and though their go protection appeared higher towards Indianapolis, we’re not completely bought on them shifting ahead, at the very least towards high-volume WRs.

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Chase has a superb probability at WR1 manufacturing in a matchup with the Jags. We additionally like the opposite Bengals’ pass-catchers, however we’ll see if Tee Higgins (shoulder) is energetic on a brief week. Tyler Boyd is often extra of a PPR play, so Chase and Higgins (if wholesome) take a spot forward of him in commonplace.

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On the identical token, DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault, and Marvin Jones (@ Bengals) ought to be enticing flex performs, although it is unlikely all three will produce. Decide your poison. Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders (vs. Texans) ought to have probabilities to make noise this week, too, however Sanders is barely extra geared towards commonplace leagues 

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DeVonta Smith (vs. Chiefs), Jalen Reagor (vs. Chiefs), and Darnell Mooney (vs. Lions) spotlight a bunch of younger WRs with favorable matchups this week. The Chiefs’ and Lions’ go defenses have been extremely suspect this 12 months, so any of these receivers might growth. After all, Smith is ranked the best among the many three, as he has the best ground and ceiling. In deep leagues, it is powerful to disregard Okay.J. Osborn (vs. Cleveland) and Rondale Moore and Christian Kirk (@ Rams). With Jalen Ramsey protecting DeAndre Hopkins, Moore and/or Kirk ought to see elevated quantity. Julio Jones (vs. Jets) has the possibility to be a top-10 play if A.J. Brown (hamstring) has to overlook time. Chase Claypool (vs. Packers) is well the No. 1 WR in Pittsburgh if JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) and Diontae Johnson (knee) are each out. Large Ben has appeared terrible, however Claypool must be closely focused on this case. If all three are wholesome, count on loads of dink-and-dunking and excessive reception totals for Johnson and JuJu. (Replace: Johnson and Smith-Schuster will play, however Claypool is “questionable,” verging on “uncertain.”)

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Brandon Aiyuk (vs. Seahawks), Hunter Renfrow (@ Chargers), and Tim Patrick (vs. Ravens) even have their arrows pointing up because of elevated utilization. On the flip facet, Robby Anderson (@ Cowboys), Quintez Cephus (@ Bears), and Nelson Agholor (vs. Buccaneers) are shedding some luster after respectable begins. Anderson has an excellent matchup this week, although, so he may nonetheless be in play in commonplace leagues, particularly with Christian McCaffrey’s harm presumably releasing up extra targets in Carolina. 

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Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal have been on the sleeper/bust bubble all season, however we do not like their probabilities heading into Miami in Week 4. Miami’s protection nonetheless has two stellar corners, and Colt’s offense seems to be caught within the mud underneath a hobbled Carson Wentz (ankles). Curtis Samuel is eligible to return from IR, so we’ll see if he turns into an element as early as this week.

We’ll be updating these WR rankings as wanted all through the week, so verify again for the newest modifications and evaluation.

​Fantasy WR Rankings Week 4: Who to start out at broad receiver

Rankings primarily based on commonplace, non-PPR scoring

Rank Participant
1 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. HOU
2 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. ARI
3 Tyreek Hill, KC @ PHI
4 Davante Adams, GB vs. PIT
5 D.J. Moore, CAR @ DAL
6 Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. WAS
7 Terry McLaurin, WAS @ ATL
8 DK Metcalf, SEA @ SF
9 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. CLE
10 Keenan Allen, LAC vs. LV
11 Deebo Samuel, SF vs. SEA. Samuel had his quietest sport of the 12 months to date, but nonetheless drew 10 targets for 5 catches and 52 yards. Brandon Aiyuk seems to be like he is poised to return to fantasy relevancy, however Samuel stays because the No. 1 WR in SF in a matchup with a Seattle, who has been dangerous towards the go when going through formidable WRs.
12 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DET. If Robinson does not produce right here, it will likely be powerful to maintain him ranked any greater than a mid-level WR2. Nonetheless, the matchup is powerful, as Detroit’s go protection is terrible. They ‘held’ the Ravens’ pass-catchers in verify in keeping with the field rating, however that was principally as a result of three large drops by Marquise Brown. Robinson truly drew 30 p.c of Justin Fields’ makes an attempt final week, so brighter days are forward if Chicago can get it happening that facet of the ball.
13 Chris Godwin, TB @ NE. New England has been sturdy towards WRs up to now this 12 months, however the high receiver they’ve confronted might be Corey Davis. If Antonio Brown is energetic this week, Tampa Bay has at the very least three or 4 choices scarier than anybody they’ve seen. As at all times, it is powerful to know who would be the high goal on any given week on this offense, however Godwin has been essentially the most constant of the bunch. As standard, he and Mike Evans are must-starts, however we’ll monitor Brown shifting ahead.
14 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ SF. Lockett has been a boom-or-bust play up to now, and he turned in his first bust efficiency of the 12 months in what was purported to be an excellent matchup with Minnesota. He solely caught 4 passes (on 4 targets) for 51 yards and lacked a single big-play catch. It appears he is usually depending on these huge performs, so he is trending towards being extra viable in commonplace leagues. Nonetheless, his upside is No. 1 general WR, so it is powerful to rank him any decrease. Perhaps it was only one dangerous sport, so we’ll see shifting ahead. Monitor his knee harm, too.
15 Brandin Cooks, HOU @ BUF. Buffalo neutralized Terry McLaurin in Week 3 and has been powerful towards broad receivers general. It is a scary matchup for Cooks, particularly with Davis Mills working the offense in Houston. Nonetheless, he dominates goal, catches, and yards for Houston. He fairly actually is the offense. Even when Mills misses him a bunch, there ought to be loads of probabilities for Cooks to generate fantasy factors. He is averaging 10.6 targets and 100-plus yards per sport. Even towards Carolina, he got here up huge. For now, we’ll put him within the class of matchup- and QB-proof.
16 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN vs. JAX. We instructed you to mood expectations with Chase this preseason, however he is been dynamic in his first three NFL video games. He is caught 11 passes for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns. These stats clearly enchantment extra towards commonplace leagues, however he is a must-start both means. If Tee Higgins (shoulder) misses Thursday evening’s sport, Chase has WR1 upside. Jacksonville’s secondary is atrocious, and so they simply traded considered one of their beginning corners to Carolina. His quarterback ought to be extremely motivated for a sport between the final two No. 1 general picks within the draft.
17 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI @ LAR. Hopkins’ rib harm is clearly affecting him. Towards Jacksonville, he caught simply three-of-six targets for 31 yards. That is clearly nowhere close to the extent of play we count on from D-Hop, and he’ll probably get Jalen Ramsey shadow protection towards the Rams. Nonetheless, this may very well be a shootout, and Hopkins might simply make us look foolish and have an explosive sport. In any case, two totally different receivers have had good video games in every of the previous two weeks towards L.A. For now, we’ll mood expectations given all the considerations. At this level, Rondale Moore, Christian Kirk, or A.J. Inexperienced all draw beginning consideration in your lineups. This offense can help between 4 and 6 gamers on offense on any given week.
18 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. CLE. Jefferson lastly picked it up in Week 3, and Minnesota’s offense is clicking on all cylinders. Cleveland had no luck containing Brandin Cooks or Tyreek Hill, so it appears they do not have solutions for a group’s No. 1 WR. Jefferson does have extra goal competitors than we thought, so his ceiling is a tad decrease than most considered it within the preseason.
19 Mike Williams, LAC vs. LV. You may see this quite a bit in our articles this week, however we love this sport for fantasy soccer. It ought to be a pass-heavy shootout, and Williams is taking part in as constantly as we have ever seen him (or thought was attainable). He is drawn nine-plus targets, racked up at the very least 82 receiving yards, and scored a landing in all three of his video games this season. We predict he’ll proceed to experience the recent hand with Justin Herbert on the helm of the offense.
20 CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. CAR. Carolina’s protection has appeared good, however that did not cease Brandin Cooks and Corey Davis from having good fantasy days towards them. Jaycee Horn is out with a foot harm, so this may very well be the week the Panthers’ protection will get uncovered. Throughout Weeks 1 and a couple of, Lamb totaled 25 targets for 15 receptions and 185 yards. After all, he has to compete with Amari Cooper for targets, however we all know there shall be lots to go round on this offense. It is powerful to know which Cowboys’ WR will carry out higher on a given week, however they’re ranked shut for a purpose and might each put up WR1 numbers collectively,
21 Mike Evans, TB @ NE. See Chris Godwin.
22 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. CAR. See CeeDee Lamb.
23 Corey Davis, NYJ vs. TEN. It is likely to be time to query whether or not the Titans’ secondary is as dangerous as final 12 months or they simply bumped into Rusell Wilson and Kyler Murray in Weeks 1 and a couple of. They are not prone to only any matchup as we noticed in Week 3 vs. Indianapolis. Their go rush, third-down protection, and lots of different defensive statistics have improved from final 12 months, so we won’t simply count on Davis to be a top-10 WR this week. The Jets’ offense is horrific, so despite the fact that Davis is the No. 1 WR there, his upside is restricted. All that stated, it nonetheless is a good matchup, and Davis shall be motivated towards his former group.
24 Marquise Brown, BAL @ DEN. Brown is on the verge of a breakout season, he ought to’ve had at the very least two touchdowns final week together with one other huge play, however his arms failed him. Regardless, he is getting open and Lamar Jackson is placing the ball in the correct spots. For now, he is simply the No. 1 choice within the passing sport. Denver allowed good fantasy performances from Sterling Sherpard and Marvin Jones, so Brown may very well be subsequent in line.
25 Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. BAL. Sutton has been up and down to start out the season, however the Broncos have not needed to go repeatedly going towards weak competitors. Denver has now performed three groups with a mixed 0-9 report. Week 4 ought to be totally different as Baltimore rolls into city. Sutton leads the group with 20 targets, and when the passing quantity picks up, double-digit targets is well attainable. Nonetheless, we’ll mood expectations just a little bit, as he’ll usually be lined by one of many league’s greatest corners, Marlon Humphrey.
26 DeVonta Smith, PHI vs. KC. We’ll see how he performs towards a suspect protection in Dallas, however we all know Kansas Metropolis’s protection is terrible. Smith is the No. 1 WR in Philly, and the extra he and Hurts jell collectively, the higher the connection shall be. The identical goes for Jalen Reagor and to a lesser extent, Quez Watkins, who’s a boom-or-bust standard-league play given the matchup.
27 Kenny Golladay, NYG @ NO.
28 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ MIN. OBJ confirmed some good indicators in his season debut — his first motion since he tore his ACL. He noticed 9 targets and caught 5 of them for 77 yards. He’ll proceed to get higher because the season goes on, however we all know this is not a high-volume passing assault. Minnesota does current a pleasant matchup for him, although.
29 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ GB. Johnson (knee) shall be questionable heading into the sport with Inexperienced Bay, however we all know he’ll get an absurd variety of targets if he performs. In his absence, Najee Harris received 19 targets, and the Steelers handed 58 instances. He ought to return as the highest man within the passing sport as quickly as he is again.
30 Robert Woods, LAR vs. ARI. Woods has began gradual out of the gate, however he nonetheless is second on the Rams with 19 targets, so brighter days may very well be forward. Is there a greater time to start out his success with Matthew Stafford than a possible shootout with the Cardinals? This must be the week, proper?
31 Antonio Brown, TB @ NE. We’ll see if AB is energetic after he examined optimistic for COVID-19 final week, but when he does play, this figures to be a troublesome matchup. As at all times although, at the very least one of many Bucs’ WRs can have a pleasant fantasy day, and maybe Brown would be the third Bucs star to have a pleasant “revenge sport.”
32 Marvin Jones, JAX @ CIN. Who’s the No. 1 WR in Jacksonville? Proper now, Jones leads the group in targets with 28, adopted by DJ Chark with 22, and Laviska Shenault with 21. Thus, they’re all viable flex performs when introduced with a superb matchup. Cincinnati has confronted putrid offenses in Weeks 2 and three, so it is powerful to guage their passing protection. Very similar to among the different WR trios within the league, it is powerful to inform who would be the high man in a sure sport, however the pecking order in rankings seems to be just like the pecking order in targets this week.
33 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. BAL. Patrick appeared like he’d be closely touchdown-dependent via two weeks, however in Week 3, he caught all 5 targets for 98 yards — a decent 14.8 PPR factors efficiency. He’ll face a a lot more durable matchup this week, so we’ll decrease the expectations just a little bit. Nonetheless, being ranked as a WR3 is means greater than we noticed him within the preseason. With Jerry Jeudy (ankle) nonetheless out, and he stays the No. 2 WR on this offense. KJ Hamler is anticipated to overlook the rest of the season with a torn ACL, so Patrick should choose up a few of these targets, too.
34 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. HOU. Beasley is clearly extra enticing in PPR, as he is again to commanding double-digit targets within the slot. Towards Houston, he ought to get open with ease, however this sport could also be over earlier than it even begins, that means they will take it straightforward within the passing sport. Since his fantasy profile is constructed on quantity, that is the priority right here. If Houston someway retains its shut, count on one other monster PPR day.
35 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. JAX. Boyd will transfer up if Tee Higgins (shoulder) cannot go on Thursday evening, however he is value beginning consideration both means. He has extra PPR enchantment if Higgins performs, however he is on the border of a “must-start” broad receiver if Higgins does not.
36 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. HOU. Sanders is being affected by deep targets in a Josh Allen-led offense. What extra might you ask for? Houston’s protection is outmatched in each means right here.
37 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ GB. Smith-Schuster (ribs) shall be questionable for this sport, however he is at all times a candidate to get a bunch of quick, straightforward targets.
38 Jakobi Meyers, NE vs. TB. Meyers leads all Patriots with 29 targets (11 greater than the subsequent closest), so he is interesting in PPR leagues particularly. Mac Jones will get higher, so naturally, Meyers will, too. Nonetheless, do not rely on that this week, because the younger Patriots’ offense will tackle the ferocious Buccaneers’ protection. Sure, Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp had success towards Tampa, however they’re at a degree nicely above Jones and Meyers at this level of their careers.
39 Christian Kirk, ARI @ LAR. See DeAndre Hopkins
40 DJ Chark, Jaguars, JAX @ CIN. See Marvin Jones.
41 Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. SEA. See Deebo Samuel
42 Nick Webster-Ikhine, TEN @ NYJ
43 Curtis Samuel, WFT @ ATL
44 Rondale Moore, ARI @ LAR. See DeAndre Hopkins
45 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ CIN. See Marvin Jones.
46 Henry Ruggs III, LV @ LAC
47 Robby Anderson, CAR @ DAL
48 Hunter Renfrow, LV @ LAC
49 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. DET
50 Jaylen Waddle, MIA vs. IND
51 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ MIA
52 Chester Rogers, TEN @ NYJ
53 Marquez Callaway, NO vs. NYG
54 Jalen Reagor, PHI vs. KC. See DeVonta Smith.
55 Sammy Watkins, BAL @ DEN
56 Quintez Cephus, DET @ CHI
57 Will Fuller V, MIA vs. IND
58 Kendrick Bourne, NE vs. TB
59 Kadarius Toney, NYG @ NO
60 Collin Johnson, NYG @ NO
61 Zach Pascal, IND @ MIA
62 Quez Watkins, PHI vs. KC See DeVonta Smith.
63 Bryan Edwards, LV @ LAC
64 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. HOU
65 Okay.J. Osborn, MIN vs. CLE
66 Nelson Agholor, NE vs. TB
67 Anthony Miller, HOU @ BUF
68 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. IND
69 Mecole Hardman, KC @ PHI
70 DeSean Jackson, LAR vs. ARI
71 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. TEN
72 Khalif Raymond, DET @ CHI
73 A.J. Inexperienced, ARI @ LAR See DeAndre Hopkins
74 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. ARI
75 Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR @ DAL
76 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. LAV
77 Braxton Berrios, NYJ vs. TEN
78 Deonte Harris, NO vs. NYG
79 Allen Lazard, GB vs. PIT
80 Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL vs. WAS
81 Randall Cobb, GB vs. PIT
82 Amari Rodgers, GB vs. PIT
83 Demarcus Robinson, KC @ PHI
84 Dyami Brown, WAS @ ATL
85 Marquise Goodwin, CHI vs. DET
86 Byron Pringle, KC @ PHI
87 Anthony Schwartz, CLE @ MIN

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