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Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

Bye weeks have begun! Check what players Nick thinks you can use substitute for those who don't have a game this week.

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Now we start getting into the harder part of the season because bye weeks officially start this week. Less active players means less options for your lineup. A lot of the time you may be fishing in the free agency market to fill some of your needs. The good news is there are only two teams on the bye this week so not many players are lost. Here are the rankings this week plus some analysis on players I think are valuable on the waiver wire.

BYE WEEK: Green Bay, Philadelphia

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

Jamison Crowder - I said I would give you some waiver wire advice and here he is, Jamison Crowder. I don't give advice I don't take, I picked up Crowder this week myself. I really like him as a compliment to Pierre Garcon, not to mention Jordan Reed gets a lot of attention. With those two getting a lot of attention, it allows Crowder to slip through the cracks. He has scored a touchdown the last two weeks and is elusive in the slot. Don't forget, he's against the Brown's defense, which is the second worst passing defense in the league. I wouldn't consider him a must-start, but he can be used as a viable flex option in a pinch.

Brandon Marshall - Marshall has really underperformed so far this season. In two of three games this season he hasn't eclipsed 35 yards, but he has had an 101-yard game in Week 2). Regardless he just has not looked the same. He looks like a WR3 in this offense and that is exactly where his fantasy numbers sit him at. But will he sit in this slip for long? No. We all know he has incredible chemistry with Fitzpatrick, I mean the man urged his QB to come back to the team this season. The talent is there, the chemistry is there. But the Seahawks are the opponent this weak, so I'm simmering my expectations.

Terrelle Pryor - I'm not treating him as a one week fluke or a spike in the charts. With the injury to Corey Coleman, it is up to Pryor to take over at WR. Not only that but the man showed he can run the ball and he still has that arm we've known from Ohio State. He even played safety for cryin' out loud. He's the best option the Browns have and the are NOT afraid to use him. Pryor becomes a legit contender in fantasy lineups, I mark him as a WR2.