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Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

Some of the leagues most productive passing offenses fall victim to the bye this week. Who should you replace them with in your starting lineup?

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

There were a lot of holes to fill in this weeks rankings. The Week 7 bye has claimed a lot of the league's high powered passing offenses, taking away guys like Demaryius Thomas, A.J. Green, and anyone Aaron Rodgers throws to. Who should you replace these players with? Here are my Week 7 rankings.

BYE WEEK: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

@MIA

2

Brandon Marshall

NYJ

@NE

3

Odell Beckham Jr.

NYG

DAL

4

Julio Jones

ATL

@TEN

5

Julian Edelman

NE

NYJ

6

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

BAL

7

Keenan Allen

SD

OAK

8

Antonio Brown

PIT

@KC

9

Calvin Johnson

DET

MIN

10

Allen Robinson

JAC

BUF

11

Steve Smith Sr.

BAL

@ARI

12

T.Y. Hilton

IND

NO

13

Amari Cooper

OAK

@SD

14

Jeremy Maclin

KC

PIT

15

John Brown

ARI

BAL

16

Allen Hurns

JAC

@BUF

17

Jarvis Landry

MIA

HOU

18

Martavis Bryant

PIT

@KC

19

Eric Decker

NYJ

@NE

20

Mike Evans

TB

@WAS

21

Donte Moncrief

IND

NO

22

Travis Benjamin

CLE

@STL

23

Willie Snead

NO

@IND

24

Pierre Garcon

WAS

TB

25

Stefon Diggs

MIN

@DET

26

Anquan Boldin

SF

SEA

27

Brandin Cooks

NO

@IND

28

Jordan Matthews

PHI

@CAR

29

Vincent Jackson

TB

@WAS

30

Golden Tate

DET

MIN

31

Mike Wallace

MIN

@DET

32

Kendall Wright

TEN

ATL

33

Rishard Matthews

MIA

HOU

34

Jamison Crowder

WAS

TB

35

Michael Crabtree

OAK

@SD

36

Leonard Hankerson

ATL

@TEN

37

Cecil Shorts

HOU

@MIA

38

Terrance Williams

DAL

@NYG

39

Tavon Austin

STL

CLE

40

Torrey Smith

SF

SEA

41

Doug Baldwin

SEA

@SF

42

Ted Ginn Jr.

CAR

PHI

43

Kamar Aiken

BAL

@ARI

44

Rueben Randle

NYG

DAL

45

Michael Floyd

ARI

BAL

46

Malcolm Floyd

SD

OAK

47

Riley Cooper

PHI

@CAR

48

Robert Woods

BUF

JAC

49

Andre Johnson

IND

NO

50

Chris Hogan

BUF

JAC

The San Diego passing offense has been on fire the last few weeks. In his last three starts, Philip Rivers has thrown for 1,226 yards, seven touchdowns, and one interception. They have found there groove and don't show signs of slowing down. Neither does Keenan Allen. He is a sure-fire WR1 this week with top-5 upside. Allen was targeted 15 times last week, catching 14 of those passes for 157 yards. It was Allen's third game this season of over 12 receptions. I don't see his production letting up. Even with Antonio Gates back, Allen still gets a ton of looks his way. The Chargers ran for only 60 yards last week against Green Bay while they picked up 503 yards in the air. Look for another aerial assault to occur this week against their neighboring Raiders.

Even though he is facing a tough Cardinals, Steve Smith Sr. is a must start in Week 7. And, you can forget about his age and injury woes. Last week, Smith torched the 49ers with seven catches for 137 yards and a touchdown. When Smith is on the field, he immediately becomes Joe Flacco's go-to guy. Smith ranks sixth in the league in targets per game with 11.4 and he is one of only three receivers to have multiple 150 yard games this season. I'm not worried about his matchup against CB Patrick Peterson, I have Smith just outside the top-10. But, with the lack of options in the passing game, Steve Smith is primed for another big game.

What a comeback for Martavis Bryant. The Steeler's deep threat provided the spark that has been absent from the Steelers' passing game over the last three weeks. After a slow start, Bryant ran all over Arizona, posting six receptions for 137 yards, including an 88 score to lock the win up for Pittsburgh. When third sting quarterback Landry Jones came into the game to replace the injured Mike Vick, he looked to Bryant for support. The 6'5" Clemson product looks to make another splash this week against Kansas City who have given up the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Martavis is a WR2 for me this week, but has great upside.

If Stefon Diggs is available on your waivers, I'd put in a claim to pick him up. The rookie drafted from the University of Maryland is out to prove himself and he is impressing. In Week 5 he had six receptions for 87 yards, then he followed that up with seven receptions for 129 yards last week. Except more involvement from Diggs as the season continues and his rapport strengthens with Teddy Bridgewater. Even though he has only played in two games, Diggs has made his case to be considered a viable flex option this week against Detroit.