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Week 7 Rest of Season Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: DeAndre Hopkins is #1

Up to date rankings of NFL WRs for the remainder of the 2015 fantasy football season before Week 7.

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Nothing makes the NFL more fun than fantasy football and few things make fantasy sports more fun than rankings, rankings, and more rankings. WRs are ranked in this post with the ESPN and Yahoo! standard fractional scoring.

Rank

Player

Team

Last Week

1

DeAndre Hopkins

Texans

7

2

Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants

1

3

A.J. Green

Bengals

3

4

Julio Jones

Falcons

2

5

Brandon Marshall

Jets

8

6

Antonio Brown*

Steelers

13

7

Calvin Johnson

Lions

9

8

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

6

9

Julian Edelman*

Patriots

4

10

Alshon Jeffery

Bears

11

11

Randall Cobb*

Packers

5

12

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos

10

13

Keenan Allen*

Chargers

17

14

Allen Robinson

Jaguars

14

15

Dez Bryant*

Cowboys

30

16

Emmanuel Sanders*

Broncos

12

17

Amari Cooper

Raiders

16

18

Steve Smith*

Ravens

44

19

James Jones

Packers

19

20

John Brown

Cardinals

33

21

Mike Evans

Buccaneers

20

22

T.Y. Hilton*

Colts

18

23

Martavis Bryant

Steelers

38

24

Travis Benjamin

Browns

42

25

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers

26

26

Jordan Matthews*

Eagles

15

27

Brandon LaFell

Patriots

29

28

Donte Moncrief

Colts

21

29

Allen Hurns

Jaguars

23

30

Rishard Matthews

Dolphins

37

31

Golden Tate

Lions

41

32

Eric Decker

Jets

28

33

Davante Adams*

Packers

25

34

Marvin Jones

Bengals

46

35

Jeremy Maclin*

Chiefs

22

36

Brandin Cooks*

Saints

24

37

Jarvis Landry*

Dolphins

31

38

Victor Cruz

Giants

40

39

Anquan Boldin*

49ers

57

40

Mike Wallace*

Vikings

32

41

Willie Snead*

Saints

34

42

Kendall Wright*

Titans

27

43

Leonard Hankerson

Falcons

36

44

Sammy Watkins

Bills

45

45

Stefon Diggs*

Vikings

---

46

Devin Funchess

Panthers

61

47

Tavon Austin

Rams

56

48

DeSean Jackson

Washington

39

49

Brian Quick

Rams

---

50

Michael Crabtree

Raiders

43

51

Kamar Aiken

Ravens

35

52

Riley Cooper*

Eagles

---

53

Torrey Smith

49ers

74

54

Malcolm Floyd

Chargers

---

55

Pierre Garcon*

Washington

62

56

Eddie Royal*

Bears

47

57

Devante Parker

Dolphins

48

58

Ted Ginn

Panthers

55

59

Lance Moore*

Lions

---

60

Dorial Green-Beckham

Titans

72

61

Charles Johnson

Vikings

75

62

Percy Harvin*

Bills

60

63

Cecil Shorts*

Texans

53

64

Jeff Janis

Packers

---

65

Roddy White*

Falcons

71

66

Rueben Randle*

Giants

49

67

Cole Beasley*

Cowboys

50

68

Terrance Williams

Cowboys

52

69

Jermaine Kearse

Seahawks

64

70

Marquess Wilson

Bears

58

71

Breshad Perriman

Ravens

51

72

Justin Hunter

Titans

73

73

Steve Johnson*

Chargers

59

74

Tyler Lockett

Seahawks

65

75

Ty Montgomery

Packers

54

* - notable players with increased PPR value

Notes:

  • There is a special bump for the Patriots, Jets, Dolphins, Raiders, Rams, and Buccaneers receivers, who have 11 games remaining in their regular seasons against everyone else's 10.

  • As we go down the rankings, there is an increase in the weight of strength of schedule. And the better matchups sooner than later because there is sell-high value to come. These are not weekly rankings, but the idea of these rankings is to measure whom we should be owning now over whom. For example, an WR3 with a bad schedule until Week 12 is useless to our rosters compared a below average WR4 with two or three nice matchups in the coming weeks.

  • There are a lot of injured players in these rankings. Their value combine my expectation of how many weeks they will play for how many points plus replacement level values of roughly eight points per week for the weeks they are expected to miss.

    Dez Bryant will still have to field passes from Matt Cassel for a while if he returns in Week 7, so his upside is the bottom of the top-15, as he will have the same (if not a bigger) problem as Antonio Brown.

  • I have zero interest in WRs who don't get the ball enough to elevate above replacement level. I don't care how good they are IRL. Players who are not getting snaps but have upside greater than the Anquan Boldins of the NFL are more worthy of roster spots. If a guy will never enter our lineups, the bench spots are better utilized by stashing players with upside--especially at the WR position where boom potential is greatest.

    DeAndre Hopkins is WR1, simply because there is no WR we can trust to get the ball often more than him. Brian Hoyer looks for him every play, the Texans defense is not allowing them to abandon the pass, and Hopkins is running perfect routes. This is the 2015 version of what Hoyer did for Josh Gordon in 2013.

  • Do your research and use rankings cautiously, as they are always a work-in-progress. Rankings are a bad tools to tell us what to do. They are conversation starters, tier setters, value mirrors, and a combination of the scientific explanations of what has happened with the art of predicting what will happen. Feel free to supply contrary evidence to me on Twitter at @AlexSontySBN or in the comments. They will help me help you.