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Week 9 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

This is the smallest wide out player pool of the season with another six team bye. Nick tells you who you should play if you need to fill starting roles.

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Last week’s bye didn’t really effect the wide receiver position that much. Of the six teams on the bye the only guys absent with starter value were OBJ, Jarvis Landry, Antonio Brown, and possibly Mike Wallace.

But this week is different. There are six teams and everyone of them has a great fantasy WR (I still consider Hopkins a top edge WR, his QB isn’t though). And to make it even worse, a lot of these teams have two or more players you can start. Long story short, the player pool this week for wide outs is the smallest it will be all season. But, let’s get to the rankings so I can show you who I think are the best plays for this heavy bye week.

BYE WEEKS: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, Washington

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown PIT @BAL
2 Julio Jones ATL @TB
3 Mike Evans TB ATL
4 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG PHI
5 Jordan Nelson GB IND
6 Dez Bryant DAL @CLE
7 T.Y. Hilton IND @GB
8 Brandin Cooks NO @SF
9 Javis Landry MIA NYJ
10 Kelvin Benjamin CAR @LA
11 Demaryius Thomas DEN @OAK
12 Randall Cobb GB IND
13 Brandon Marshall NYJ @MIA
14 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @OAK
15 Michael Thomas NO @SF
16 Davante Adams GB IND
17 Amari Cooper OAK DEN
18 Doug Baldwin SEA BUF
19 Ty Montgomery GB IND
20 Donte Moncrief IND @GB
21 Stefon Diggs MIN DET
22 Terrelle Pryor CLE DAL
23 Michael Crabtree OAK DEN
24 Allen Robinson JAC @KC
25 Jordan Matthews PHI @NYG
26 Marvin Jones DET @MIN
27 Willie Snead NO @SF
28 Mike Wallace BAL PIT
29 Golden Tate DET @MIN
30 Tyrell Williams SD TEN
31 Jeremy Maclin KC JAC
32 Quincy Enunwa NYJ @MIA
33 Mohamed Sanu ATL @TB
34 Kenny Britt LA CAR
35 Allen Hurns JAC @KC
36 Davante Parker MIA NYJ
37 Corey Coleman CLE DAL
38 Travis Benjamin SD TEN
39 Cole Beasley DAL @CLE
40 Kendall Wright TEN @SD
41 Steve Smith BAL PIT
42 Tavon Austin LA CAR
43 Sterling Shepard NYG PHI
44 Kenny Stills MIA NYJ
45 Sammie Coates PIT @BAL
46 Robert Woods BUF @SEA
47 Brian Quick LA CAR
48 Rishard Matthews TEN @SD
49 Marquise Lee JAC @KC
50 Dorial Green Beckham PHI @NYG

Green Bay Receivers - Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery should be back this week. In this Packers offense, any receiver is a valuable play, especially Monty who will take backfield carries too. In terms of Devante Adams, his value goes down a bit with so many more options lined up next to him, but he has still established himself in this offense as a reliable target. This will be a shared offense between all receivers and that's why I have them all close to each other in the rankings, minus Nelson who is a clear number one.

Allen Robinson - This guy has been a thorn in the side of fantasy owners all season. He came into the season as a premiere player, and besides a guy like DeAndre Hopkins, he's had the most disappointing season out of all WR's. He had a nice little span of two games before his bye in Week 5, but now I am starting to see him as a boom-bust. If he can't get into the end zone, his day is pretty much going to be the regular mediocre performance. The good news is that he leads the team in targets (70), the bad news is he catches only 45% of them. But I'm giving him upside this week as he faces a Chiefs defense that has some holes in it. He's a hit or miss, but he with the nice matchup he's a WR2.

Corey Coleman - Coleman has been cleared to play with the team after missing six weeks to a hand injury, although he's listed as questionable. The Browns can't wait to their first round draft pick back (15th overall). He's showed a lot of potential in the two games that he played and I expect him to come back, and like Donte Moncrief, have an instant impact. The Browns should be down most of the game to Dallas so they should be throwing the ball a lot. Coleman is aa solid flex option.