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Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

With the NFL season now underway, Nick ranks his top WR's to helps you win your Week 2 fantasy matchup.

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Well after week one I can say there were a lot of surprises. I mean who would've thought that Kansas City running back Spencer Ware would've outdone most receivers in PPR leagues, even if you took away his rushing yards. Or how OBJ ended up being the 47th receiver come the end of the week. But weeks like this happen, it's football and it's early. Getting a good read on guys like Will Fuller, who I'll talk about later, is tough because the sample size is so small. So for this week and the next few, names and opinions may jump around until I can get a better of the talent pool going forward. With that said, let's see where everyone falls on the list this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown PIT CIN
2 Julio Jones ATL @OAK
3 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG NO
4 A.J. Green CIN @PIT
5 DeAndre Hopkins HOU KC
6 Amari Cooper OAK ATL
7 Mike Evans TB @ARI
8 Brandin Cooks NO @NYG
9 Brandon Marshall NYJ @BUF
10 Alshon Jeffery CHI PHI
11 Allen Robinson JAC @SD
12 Jordy Nelson GB @MIN
13 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @TB
14 T.Y Hilton IND @DEN
15 DeSean Jackson WAS DAL
16 Doug Baldwin SEA @LA
17 Kelvin Benjamin CAR SF
18 Jordan Matthews PHI @CHI
19 Demaryius Thomas DEN IND
20 Dez Bryant DAL @WAS
21 Randall Cobb GB @MIN
22 Golden Tate DET TEN
23 Jarvis Landry MIA @NE
24 Willie Snead NO @NYG
25 Jeremy Maclin KC @HOU
26 Julian Edelman NE MIA
27 Eric Decker NYJ @BUF
28 Michael Crabtree OAK ATL
29 Marvin Jones DET TEN
30 Sammy Watkins BUF NYJ
31 Emmanuel Sanders DEN IND
32 Michael Floyd ARI TB
33 Donte Moncrief IND @DEN
34 Stefon Diggs MIN GB
35 Sterling Shepard NYG NO
36 Allen Hurns JAC @SD
37 Travis Benjamin SD @JAC
38 Tajae Sharp TEN @DET
39 John Brown ARI TB
40 Mike Wallace BAL @CLE
41 Will Fuller HOU KC
42 Tyler Lockett SEA @LA
43 Mohamed Sanu ATL @OAK
44 Corey Coleman CLE BAL
45 Pierre Garcon WAS DAL
46 Michael Thomas NO @NYG
47 Vincent Jackson TB @ARI
48 Tavon Austin LA SEA
49 Steve Smith BAL @CLE
50 Eli Rogers PIT CIN

Sammy Watkins - The Bills play tomorrow and as of Tuesday Watkins was listed as a non-participant in their practice. He dressed for the team walkthrough, but that's it. This has me concerned. The quick turnaround and the uncertainty is what is making me hesitate. If he is 100% come Thursday then he's a top-15 play in my book. Rex Ryan says he will play, but we do not know to what degree yet. Will the Bills risk playing him every snap? That's my issue and why he sits at #30. More will come about his status come Thursday so all Watkins owners should keep a close eye.

DeSean Jackson - I have him as a top-15 play, read it again.... Top-15. Kirk Cousins did not look good that game at all, and yet Jackson still had over 100 yards and ten targets. You can see the chemistry between the two and I love how Cousins was constantly looking downfield. Jackson had two catches over 30 yards and was targeted on a couple more big throws. Jackson is the deep threat in Washington and Cousins is not afraid to launch it to him. You only need one catch to make the night worth it and if Cousins keeps going long, it's just a matter of time until Jackson hauls it in.

Will Fuller - Don't expect Fuller to land in the top-10 scoring this week. That being said, Fuller was lighting up on targets. He was thrown nearly one of every three routes he ran. Fuller is a boom-or-bust guy that really is only worthy of a flex play if you need it. But make no mistake, he is worthy of grabbing on the waiver wire.

T.Y. Hilton - I'm not concerned about how good the Broncos defense is, Hilton can shine this week. Andrew Luck threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns against Detroit.  Even up against elite defenses, good quarterbacks like Luck can find ways to exploit them. And he will use the fastest guy on the field to help him. Luck will be targeting Hilton all day long. And if Hilton can cash in he will have a good day.