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Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide receivers in Week 4

We rank the best wide receivers by matchups and opportunity for Week 4.

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Week 3 returned the wide receiver position in fantasy football back to normal. A.J. Green, Stefon Diggs, Larry Fitzgerald, Doug Baldwin and many others got back on track after some slight concerns were beginning to mount.

Let’s see what Week 4 has in store for the pass-catching position.

WR Rankings - Week 4

Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
Rank Player Team Opponent Notes
1 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG TB Looks fully over ankle injury and now gets TB secondary that was incinerated by Diggs.
2 Antonio Brown PIT @BAL Offense might struggle, but he's Antonio Brown. He never struggles.
3 A.J. Green CIN @CLE Back on track with new OC, he's going to ravage CLE's CBs.
4 Michael Thomas NO @MIA 5/89 and 7/87/1 in his last 2 games, will now explode against weak MIA secondary in London.
5 Jordy Nelson GB CHI CHI has gotten evsicerated by AB (10/110/1) and M. Evans (7/93/1). Jordy is gonna eat.
6 Julio Jones ATL BUF BUF is yet to give up a passing TD and Julio has scored just twice in last 11 games. It's a concern.
7 DeAndre Hopkins HOU TEN TEN has given up 3rd-most fantasy points to WRs. Hopkins went 7/123 in last game vs. TEN.
8 DeVante Parker MIA NO It wasn't pretty, but Parker went 8/76/1 last week. Now gets arguably the worst D in the NFL.
9 Larry Fitzgerald ARI SF 13/149/1 explosion last week. Games of 13 and 15 targets this season. 6/81/2 & 12/132 vs. SF last season.
10 Stefon Diggs MIN DET Even if he sees a lot of Slay, Diggs is a legit star. Keenum or not, he's a WR1 every week.
11 Keenan Allen LAC PHI After OBJ destroyed them, Allen is a similar stylistic matchup vs. PHI secondary.
12 Emmanuel Sanders DEN OAK Manny got a whopping 15 targets last week and is a better matchup than DT vs. bigger, slower OAK CBs.
13 Doug Baldwin SEA IND More concerned about groin injury than Vontae Davis, but IND gives up a league-high yards per completion.
14 Dez Bryant DAL LAR Garcon went bonkers on this LAR secondary last week and Dez is an animal right now.
15 Mike Evans TB @NYG Have a hard time knocking him down too far, but Janoris Jenkins is a legit shutdown corner.
16 Adam Thielen MIN DET Home seems to be where the production is for MIN offense. Thielen can't be covered in the slot.
17 Brandin Cooks NE CAR There will be peaks and valleys. This could very easily be a valley game against stout CAR defense.
18 Demaryius Thomas DEN OAK DT has 8+ targets in every game, but has only 1 RZ target. Safe floor vs. not great secondary.
19 Golden Tate DET @MIN Should avoid Rhodes often in slot, but even if he doesn't, small/quick WRs hurt Rhodes more.
20 Allen Hurns JAX @NYJ With Lee likely to see a lot of Claiborne, Hurns has the best pass game matchup in the slot.
21 Tyreek Hill KC WAS Similar to Cooks, there will be highs and lows. WAS's CBs are very good, but Hill's speed is unguardable.
22 Randall Cobb GB CHI Back from shoulder injury. 13 and 9 targets in 1.5 games to start the season.
23 Rishard Matthews TEN @HOU With Davis out, Matthews should once again be TEN's WR1. HOU's CBs are all banged up.
24 Jarvis Landry MIA NO NO can't cover anyone, and slot WRs have killed their defense this season.
25 Alshon Jeffery PHI @LAC Not as good of a matchup as it seems, especially with Hayward likely to shadow him.
26 Jordan Matthews BUF @ATL Quite clearly BUF's #1 WR, a negative game script could push J Matt into 10+ target range.
27 Jamison Crowder WAS @KC Smaller WRs have hurt KC, while Pryor has been non-existent to start the year and Reed is injured.
28 Amari Cooper OAK @DEN He's not good right now, but 10/95/1 against DEN in 2 games last year isn't terrible.
29 Chris Hogan NE CAR CAR has given up the 8th-fewest fantasy points to WRs. Not that it matter for Brady, but he won't score 2 TDs.
30 Willie Snead NO @MIA Back from suspension, Snead gets a tailor-made matchup. Hoping he plays a full allotment of snaps.
31 Sammy Watkins LAR DAL I'm not buying into the hype just yet. A mere 14 targets through 3 games and DAL getting healthier in secondary.
32 Paul Richardson SEA IND Big play threat against the defense giving up the most big plays in the league.
33 Davante Adams GB CHI Went 3/60 with Cobb out and now Cobb returns for a game in which they won't have to throw much.
34 Michael Crabtree OAK @DEN You're banking on a TD because he went 7/74 in 2 games vs. DEN last year and is coming off 1/7 game.
35 T.Y. Hilton IND @SEA Brissett was able to get Hilton the ball in W3, but it was against CLE. @SEA a whole different animal.
36 Kelvin Benjamin CAR @NE The matchup is stellar, but how healthy is he/will he even play? Tough situation.
37 Martavis Bryant PIT @BAL If your team is strong enough to swallow a very low floor, you can take a chance on Martavis catching a long one.
38 DeSean Jackson TB NYG The deep shots paid off in W2 and he should get the easier CB matchup in NYG secondary.
39 Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS @KC I don't even know what you can expect from him at this point. The Isaiah Crowell of WRs.
40 Pierre Garcon SF ARI He's been awesome, but Patrick Peterson is going to shadow him so be wary of starting him.
41 Kenny Britt CLE CIN Re-established as CLE's #1 WR, but I'm not sure that means anything.
42 Eric Decker TEN @HOU Was serviceable vs. SEA last week and Davis out again. Will get some looks.
43 Devin Funchess CAR @NE Should get plenty of opportunities considering injuries, but Cam is anchoring the offense at the moment.
44 Jaron Brown ARI SF Snap rate and target count much better than Nelson. As long as John Brown is out, of course.
45 Kenny Stills MIA NO #RevengeGame. Stills has been usable the first 2 weeks and NO can't guard a mailbox.
46 Tyrell Williams LAC PHI He's gotten 18 targets, but they haven't amounted to anything so far.
47 Jeremy Maclin BAL PIT Joe Flacco sucks, but if you want to trust any BAL WR it has to be Maclin, who has 14 targets.
48 Marqise Lee JAX @NYJ Will be locked up with Claiborne often, but it's tough to ignore his target numbers.
49 Mohamed Sanu ATL BUF He's been very solid and has 21 targets through 3 games. Can be a deep league flex option.
50 Robby Anderson NYJ JAX Anderson is the only NYJ WR that can beat a JAX CB, just by sheer speed.