As we are now entering the fifth week of the season, six teams will be coming off a bye week, and two more will go on bye this week. This is key to remember, as you may not be limited in your options, and a good reminder that your lineup from last week may not be sufficient. I will list the teams who have a bye week this week just above the rankings, that way you can see which of your guys will not be playing this week. With only two teams on bye this week, the WR rankings will look fairly normal as to the depth of the position. Remember to put those stud receivers you had on bye last week back into your lineup, giving yourself the best chance of winning. Let us now dive into the comments and rankings for WR's in week 4.
Calvin Johnson - I am not too worried about his performance last week. He was only displayed out there as a decoy, and made it through the entire game without getting hurt. Sure you may have preferred they sat him out if they were not going to use him, but I expect a big game this week. Don't read too much into my ranking him behind Brown. It is only because Brown has earned the number one spot with how he has been playing, and they get Jacksonville.
Kelvin Benjamin - I wrote about Benjamin last week, but I need to talk about him again. The more I watch him play, the more impressed I am. He was ranked 16th last week with six teams on bye, and now finds himself in the top 10. I feel as though he will hover right around the top ten if he continues to perform at this level week in and week out.
DeAndre Hopkins - I've seen a few people saying that Hopkins will be this years Alshon Jeffery, and it is hard to argue against it. He is a physically imposing player, with exceptional athletic abilities. Each week he seems to make a ridiculous catch that shows you why he is a future star in this leauge, and may be blossoming into one by the second half of the year. He will be right around my top 15 for most of the season from here on forward.
Brandon Marshall - Once I know that he is fully healthy, he will go back to his top ten status. Marshall is severely limited in what he is able to do right now, and Jay Cutler isn't helping him out any. Since week two he has done very little, so until he shows his true talents, he will continue to slide in the rankings.
Brandin Cooks - If only Kenny Stills wasn't playing, Cooks would rank much higher. They are going against the bad Tampa Bay defense, which should be great news for any receiver going against it. The problem that comes up is that Cooks is apart of an organization, that has too many mouths to feed. There are only scraps leftover after what is fed to Graham at this point, and until they get consolidated to one guy, it will be fantasy madness from week to week.
Andrew Hawkins - Wanted to rank him higher, but couldn't find anyone else I would start him over. You know exactly what you are getting with him, and that is always great to have. In PPR leagues he would rank much higher and should be an automatic start at this point.
Washington Receivers - I don't trust Kirk Cousins going up against the Seahawks, so Garcon and Jackson are rated real low. I would try to look elsewhere for options this week
Marvin Jones - Not even sure if he plays this week, but wanted to include him at the bottom of the rankings to let you know that he is practicing again, and looks to be on track for this week or next week. If he is available in your league, I would immediately pick him up, as he scored double digit TD's last year. Seeing Sanu put up some good numbers at the beginning of the year is good to see for the second receiver spot in this offense. Jones proved to be a great target for Dalton last year, and I expect him to pick up where he left off with him.
|1||Antonio Brown||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jaguars|
|2||Calvin Johnson||Detroit Lions||Bills|
|3||Jordy Nelson||Green Bay Packers||Vikings|
|4||Julio Jones||Atlanta Falcons||Giants|
|5||Dez Bryant||Dallas Cowboys||Texans|
|6||Demaryius Thomas||Denver Broncos||Cardinals|
|7||Randall Cobb||Green Bay Packers||Vikings|
|8||Jeremy Maclin||Philadelphia Eagles||Rams|
|9||A.J. Green||Cincinnati Bengals||Patriots|
|10||Kelvin Benjamin||Carolina Panthers||Bears|
|11||Alshon Jeffery||Chicago Bears||Panthers|
|12||Steve Smith||Baltimore Ravens||Colts|
|13||Roddy White||Atlanta Falcons||Giants|
|14||DeAndre Hopkins||Houston Texans||Cowboys|
|15||Brandon Marshall||Chicago Bears||Panthers|
|16||Vincent Jackson||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Saints|
|17||Michael Crabtree||San Francisco 49ers||Chiefs|
|18||Percy Harvin||Seattle Seahawks||Redskins|
|19||Emmanuel Sanders||Denver Broncos||Cardinals|
|20||Michael Floyd||Arizona Cardinals||Broncos|
|21||Andre Johnson||Houston Texans||Cowboys|
|22||Reggie Wayne||Indianapolis Colts||Ravens|
|23||Keenan Allen||San Diego Chargers||Jets|
|24||Marques Colston||New Orleans Saints||Buccaneers|
|25||Brandin Cooks||New Orleans Saints||Buccaneers|
|26||Eric Decker||New York Jets||Chargers|
|27||Brian Quick||St. Louis Rams||Eagles|
|28||Victor Cruz||New York Giants||Falcons|
|29||Markus Wheaton||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jaguars|
|30||Sammy Watkins||Buffalo Bills||Lions|
|31||Andrew Hawkins||Cleveland Browns||Titans|
|32||Julian Edelman||New England Patriots||Bengals|
|33||Pierre Garcon||Washington Redskins||Seahawks|
|34||Cordarrelle Patterson||Minnesota Vikings||Packers|
|35||Golden Tate||Detroit Lions||Bills|
|36||T.Y. Hilton||Indianapolis Colts||Ravens|
|37||DeSean Jackson||Washington Redskins||Seahawks|
|38||Terrance Williams||Dallas Cowboys||Texans|
|39||Rueben Randle||New York Giants||Falcons|
|40||Kendall Wright||Tennessee Titans||Browns|
|41||Justin Hunter||Tennessee Titans||Browns|
|42||Larry Fitzgerald||Arizona Cardinals||Broncos|
|43||Eddie Royal||San Diego Chargers||Jets|
|44||Miles Austin||Cleveland Browns||Titans|
|45||Greg Jennings||Minnesota Vikings||Packers|
|46||Allen Hurns||Jacksonville Jaguars||Steelers|
|47||Wes Welker||Denver Broncos||Cardinals|
|48||Devin Hester||Atlanta Falcons||Giants|
|49||Dwayne Bowe||Kansas City Chiefs||49ers|
|50||Marvin Jones||Cincinnati Bengals||Patriots|