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Week 9 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

With injuries coming to top players, you may be left wondering who to start now. Robert helps you with your decision with his WR rankings for the coming week.

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Injuries are starting to play a key role in these rankings. When writing my article on the top performers on Sunday night, I mentioned Steve Smith Sr. tearing his Achilles, and being out for the rest of the season. Well as it turns out, he won't be the only WR missing the rest of the season. Keenan Allen can now be added to that list. In an injury that slipped past me on Sunday, it is just as brutal of a hit for fantasy owners. Allen was a target monster with Philip Rivers, and was a borderline top 10 guy with the volume of work he was seeing. Hopefully your fantasy teams hasn't been hit by too many of these injuries that have happened, but if they have, we have some rankings below to help you stream receivers on a week to week basis. This week we have six teams on a bye week, creating more havoc for fantasy owners. Now let's get to the rankings below, along with some commentary on a few guys.

Teams on Bye: Cardinals, Chiefs, Lions, Ravens, Seahawks, Texans

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Julio Jones

Falcons

49ers

2

Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants

Buccaneers

3

Julian Edelman

Patriots

Redskins

4

A.J. Green

Bengals

Browns

5

Antonio Brown

Steelers

Raiders

6

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos

Colts

7

Brandon Marshall

Jets

Jaguars

8

Allen Robinson

Jaguars

Jets

9

Mike Evans

Buccaneers

Giants

10

Alshon Jeffery

Bears

Chargers

11

Eric Decker

Jets

Jaguars

12

Amari Cooper

Raiders

Steelers

13

Emmanuel Sanders

Broncos

Colts

14

Brandin Cooks

Saints

Titans

15

Stefon Diggs

Vikings

Rams

16

Dez Bryant

Cowboys

Eagles

17

Willie Snead

Saints

Titans

18

Rishard Matthews

Dolphins

Bills

19

Stevie Johnson

Chargers

Bears

20

Martavis Bryant

Steelers

Raiders

21

Jarvis Landry

Dolphins

Bills

22

Randall Cobb

Packers

Panthers

23

Allen Hurns

Jaguars

Jets

24

Michael Crabtree

Raiders

Steelers

25

Malcom Floyd

Chargers

Bears

26

James Jones

Packers

Panthers

27

T.Y. Hilton

Colts

Broncos

28

Donte Moncrief

Colts

Broncos

29

Pierre Garcon

Redskins

Patriots

30

Tavon Austin

Rams

Vikings

31

Travis Benjamin

Browns

Bengals

32

Marvin Jones

Bengals

Browns

33

Brandon LaFell

Patriots

Redskins

34

Robert Woods

Bills

Dolphins

35

Jordan Matthews

Eagles

Cowboys

36

Rueben Randle

Giants

Buccaneers

37

Dorial Green-Beckham

Titans

Saints

38

Terrance Williams

Cowboys

Eagles

39

Ted Ginn Jr.

Panthers

Packers

40

Marquess Wilson

Bears

Chargers

41

Davante Adams

Packers

Panthers

42

Jamison Crowder

Redskins

Patriots

43

Mike Wallace

Vikings

Rams

44

Kenny Stills

Dolphins

Bills

45

Andre Johnson

Colts

Broncos

46

Justin Hunter

Titans

Saints

47

Chris Hogan

Bills

Dolphins

48

Dwayne Harris

Giants

Buccaneers

49

Danny Amendola

Patriots

Redskins

50

Torrey Smith

49ers

Falcons

A.J. Green - While I usually try to stay away from Bengals when they are playing in primetime, I think Andy Dalton has turned a corner this year. In the past Dalton has struggled in primetime games, usually forcing me to rank players like Green lower in that given week. Dalton has proven so far this year however that he is really coming into his own. Green should put up his usual monster numbers on Thursday night.

Jets Receivers - My ranking of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are going off the assumption that Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing. If Geno Smith is the QB, Brandon Marshall slides out of the top 10 to number 13, while Eric Decker would stay at number 11. If Fitzpatrick and Smith are out, both guys would drop down to number

Packers Receivers - We just saw the Panthers defense lock down on the Colts receivers on Monday night. I see the same thing happening this week with the Panthers shutting down the Packers receivers. This is why Randall Cobb and James Jones are taking a hit in the rankings this week. It is at the point where Cobb should be seriously considered for a bench role instead of starting this week. Jones I am always a little wary about starting, so this is just something extra to push him into deeper league starting consideration only.

Colts Receivers - Just like with the Packers, T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief are farther down in the rankings due to the matchup. We saw the Broncos shutdown the Packers last week, and have done that to pretty much every opponent. Now factor in Luck has been, and presumably still is, playing with some cracked ribs, and I want to stay further away from there receiving corps in this matchup.