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Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

With bye weeks here, you need to know who is out and who to replace them with. Nick Petraccione helps you make those decisions with his rankings for Week 4.

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Bye weeks are finally upon on us so it's time for owners, well just those who own Julian Edelman or Kendall Wright, to start making some decisions about fillers. If you don't own one of those two guys (your bye weeks will come soon), here is your weekly rankings to help you determine who to start/sit.

BYE WEEKS: New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Julio Jones

ATL

HOU

2

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

MIN

3

Antonio Brown

PIT

BAL

4

Randall Cobb

GB

@SF

5

A.J. Green

CIN

KC

6

Odell Beckham Jr.

NYG

@BUF

7

Brandon Marshall

NYJ

@MIA

8

DeAndrea Hopkins

HOU

@ATL

9

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

StL

10

Amari Cooper

OAK

@CHI

11

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

MIN

12

Keenan Allen

SD

CLE

13

Mike Evans

TB

CAR

14

Steve Smith Sr.

BAL

@PIT

15

Calvin Johnson

DET

@SEA

16

T.Y. Hilton

IND

JAC

17

Jordan Matthews

PHI

@WAS

18

James Jones

GB

@SF

19

Jeremy Maclin

KC

@CIN

20

Alshon Jeffery

CHI

OAK

21

Allen Robinson

JAC

@IND

22

Jarvis Landry

MIA

NYJ

23

Donte Moncrief

IND

JAC

24

Pierre Garcon

WAS

PHI

25

Anquan Boldin

SF

GB

26

John Brown

ARI

StL

27

Vincent Jackson

TB

CAR

28

Percy Harvin

BUF

NYG

29

Michael Crabtree

OAK

@CHI

30

Stevie Johnson

SD

CLE

31

Marvin Jones

CIN

KC

32

Golden Tate

DET

@SEA

33

Sammy Watkins

BUF

NYG

34

Rishard Matthews

MIA

NYJ

35

Travis Benjamin

CLE

@SD

36

Brandin Cooks

NO

DAL

37

Rueben Randle

NYG

@BUF

38

Allen Hurns

JAC

@IND

39

Terrance Williams

DAL

@NO

40

Ted Ginn Jr.

CAR

@TB

41

Eric Decker

NYJ

@MIA

42

Doug Baldwin

SEA

DET

43

Malcolm Floyd

SD

CLE

44

Kenny Britt

StL

@ARI

45

Leonard Hankerson

ATL

HOU

46

Mike Wallace

MIN

@DEN

47

Torrey Smith

SF

GB

48

Eddie Royal

CHI

OAK

49

Cecil Shorts

HOU

@ATL

50

Marques Colston

NO

DAL

If you need a player from the waiver wire, look no further than Rishard Matthews. He has posted consecutive 100-yard games and broke out for two touchdowns last week. He will be a top waiver claim this week so make him a priority. Over the past three weeks he has been a reliable option in the flex and has surpassed DeVante Parker as number two on the Miami depth chart. Moving forward he may evolve into a WR2 on some teams, but for this week against a tough Jets defense, he is a great flex option. I expect Matthews to be on this list a lot more often as the season progresses.

After not even touching the ball in Week 2, Mike Evans had a strong performance in Week 3 (7 receptions, 101 yards). Sure he didn't find the end zone, but the biggest takeaway was the amount Jameis Winston looked to Evans. He had 17 targets in Week 3. Although some people are still a little hesitant on Evans, you can't argue with his potential to score a lot of points if he is being thrown to that much. With Austin Seferian-Jenkins still sidelined because of injury, expect Evans to see a similar workload and be a top-15 WR this week.

This week if you're looking deep in the waiver wire for that potential flex hero, I may have some advice: play darts. Pick a player at random and see if you hit a bullseye. Here are a couple darts I see worth choosing this week. I like Malcolm Floyd this week. Call it a feeling, but I do. He always has the potential for a big play. After not making my list the last couple of weeks, I think Floyd will make a splash, maybe not a big one, but big enough. The passing attack in Carolina has been overlooked after the lose of Kelvin Benjamin and Cam Newton's struggles. However, last week showed a lot of promise, especially for Ted Ginn Jr.. He was never a fantasy option for before this week, but with the passing attack developing in Carolina, he should get some quality looks even when sharing with Greg Olsen.