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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide receivers in Week 7

Ranking the best wide receivers by matchup and opportunity for Week 7.

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Julio Jones still doesn’t have a touchdown. Stefon Diggs is dealing with a groin injury that hampered him all of last season. Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb just lost their star quarterback for the whole season.

Maybe it’s not all sunshine and roses for the wide receiver position after all.

Despite a few shortcomings, the position has been rather solid this season, particularly at the top, where Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Larry Fitzgerald lead the way. The veterans are as dependable as ever.

The youngsters haven’t shown up yet, but some of them are coming. Mike Williams came back from an offseason surgery last week and Corey Davis should be fully healed from his hamstring injury after the Week 8 bye. There will be a bevy of options at wide receiver come playoff time.

Let’s see what Week 7 has in store for the league’s pass-catchers.

WR Rankings - Week 7

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Antonio Brown PIT CIN What else do you need to see or hear? AB is the WR1 always.
2 A.J. Green CIN @PIT Fresh off a bye week, Green scored in 3 straight before the break.
3 Julio Jones ATL @NE Will Julio ever score again? Has just 2 RZ targets. Matchup against the worst pass defense helps.
4 Mike Evans TB @BUF TB could very well struggled on offense with Jameis or FitzMagic in BUF, but Evans is a lock for production.
5 Dez Bryant DAL @SF SF has no CB that can match up with Dez. Dez has scored 3 TDs and gone for 98 yards in last 4 games.
6 Demaryius Thomas DEN @LAC With Manny Sanders out, DT is going to see monumental usage. Went 10/133 on 14 targets last week.
7 Brandin Cooks NE ATL ATL has bled fantasy points to small, quick WRs. Cooks fits the profile and has gone 5/85 and 6/93 last 2 weeks.
8 Michael Thomas NO @GB Coming off a truly brutal performance, but GB is decimated at CB and Brees/Thomas should be able to take advantage.
9 Michael Crabtree OAK KC With Cooper non-existent, Crab is vaccuming up targets and TDs. KC has given up 8 TDs to WRs over last 3 weeks.
10 Jordy Nelson GB NO Hundley went to him often in relief of Rodgers. I don't think Jordy will suffer so much in the catches/yards department.
11 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @LAR Tough to argue with his production/usage, but ARI struggles a bit on road and LAR has been stingy against WRs.
12 Kelvin Benjamin CAR @CHI Looked fantastic on TNF and has hit double-digit (PPR) points in 4 of last 5 games.
13 Pierre Garcon SF DAL DAL seemingly can't cover anyone. Garcon should soak up sure receptions from new QB C.J. Beathard.
14 Adam Thielen MIN BAL Thielen somehow hasn't scored a TD yet, but will get double-digit targets with Diggs likely out.
15 Tyreek Hill KC @OAK OAK secondary has overachieved, but this feels like a game where Hill breaks a long one.
16 Davante Adams GB NO Hundley isn't as bad as it seemed @MIN in relief appearance. Adams should be okay, but spike weeks will be limited.
17 Keenan Allen LAC DEN Getting absurd usage (61 total targets, 10 RZ targets), that the matchup doesn't matter. Scored a TD in W1 vs. DEN.
18 Doug Baldwin SEA @NYG The NYG secondary is still one to avoid, but out of the bye week Russ and Baldwin should come out hot.
19 Nelson Agholor PHI WAS Looks more explosive than ever and is thriving in slot role. Has outscored Jeffery in half of PHI's games.
20 Chris Hogan NE ATL The poor performance could be related to a midgame rib injury. Hogan should bounce back
21 Jarvis Landry MIA NYJ Has been racking up targets with Parker out and has scored in 2 straight. Always a safe proposition in PPR.
22 Devin Funchess CAR @CHI Last week's stat line won't get it done, but the 9 targets will. Cam won't play that poorly against CHI or anyone else.
23 Rishard Matthews TEN @CLE Was very efficient on his targets last week. Should be able to find a big play or two vs. CLE's sieve of a defense.
24 Marqise Lee JAX @IND Went 5/83 last week and showed his breakout 2016 form. IND is a cakewalk matchup, even for Bortles.
25 Martavis Bryant PHI CIN Very much falling for the "squeaky wheel" narrative. Martavis is unhappy and wants to be traded. Big Ben will feed him.
26 John Brown ARI @LAR Rams are a considerably tougher matchup than TB, but Brown finally looks fully healthy and has scored in 2 straight.
27 Eric Decker TEN @CLE Looked like prime Decker on MNF and showed chemistry with Mariota, who will again be under center vs. CLE.
28 Alshon Jeffery PHI WAS With Norman possibly returning and Breeland on the other side, this shapes up better for Agholor and Ertz.
29 Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS @PHI Even the targets are starting to dwindle, but with Crowder non-existent and Doctson sporaddically used, Pryor is still a WR3.
30 T.Y. Hilton IND JAX Lines up in slot often enough to avoid Bouye and Ramsey, but it's a sad state of affairs.
31 DeSean Jackson TB @BUF Continues to get reliable targets and is always capable of hitting a long one.
32 Randall Cobb GB NO Hundley might look to him often as a safety valve, but Nelson and Adams have been dominating targets.
33 Robby Anderson NYJ @MIA Scored a long TD vs. MIA in W3. Big-play dart throw.
34 Amari Cooper OAK KC It's crazy how far he's fallen because I don't even feel comfortable putting him this high. He's a depreciated fantasy value.
35 Zay Jones BUF TB If he can't get multiple catches against a porous TB defense, something is severely wrong.
36 Robert Woods LAR ARI ARI hasn't been able to stop anyone and Woods has been arguably the most reliable WR on LAR.
37 Mike Wallace BAL @MIN Maclin is hobbled and if Wallace gets some snaps vs. Trae Waynes, he could catch a couple of deep balls.
38 Jermaine Kearse NYJ @MIA McCown's most trusted target at WR, Kearse isn't a terrible option against middling MIA CBs.
39 Danny Amendola NE ATL A bit of a letdown after 2 straight really nice weeks. A potential shootout could boost his outlook.
40 Taylor Gabriel ATL @NE Got a solid 8 targets with Sanu out, but only turned it into 4/39. NE secondary is horrid, though.
41 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT CIN Continues to outsnap Martavis, but his ceiling isn't very high as a short-range pass-catcher.
42 Cole Beasley DAL @SF His workload and quality of looks has been poor, but SF is a ripe matchup for any pass-catcher.
43 Ted Ginn Jr. NO @GB Has been more involved than expected with Snead back. Looking like the #2 option
44 Ricardo Louis CLE TEN TEN's secondary hasn't been bad the last two weeks, but they're still a beatable unit. Louis is the WR1 for CLE...it seems.
45 Cooper Kupp LAR ARI Goff is showing some of his hit-or-miss tendencies and Kupp has been
46 Tyler Lockett SEA @NYG Him and Richardson just fight for the Baldwin and Graham scraps.
47 Willie Snead NO @GB His workload should ramp up, especially in a game that could turn into a shootout.
48 Adam Humphries TB @BUF Underratedly reliable, but BUF presents his toughest matchup yet and Fitzpatrick could be behind center.
49 Taywan Taylor TEN @CLE Might be able to break off another long TD against a CLE defense that can easily get beaten deep.
50 Roger Lewis NYG @SEA The only WR the Giants have that's been on the team all year. Might be able to get a catch or two as Engram's second-fiddle.