Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 8: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football



Several PPR studs were out of commission last week, sending fantasy football owners scrambling to pick up the pieces. We’re sure many of you had to start risky guys, but we shouldn’t have to rely on as many this week. That said, we’re still searching for under-the-radar sleepers in our Week 8 fantasy WR PPR rankings. This is a never-ending cycle and is fluid week-to-week, so use our rankings to aid you with your start ’em, sit ’em decisions.

We lose Marquise Brown, Rashod Bateman, Henry Ruggs, and Hunter Renfrow to byes this week, but we trade them in to get CeeDee Lamb, Justin Jefferson, Mike Williams, and Diontae Johnson, among many others, back. Sounds like a fair deal, right?

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You’re always going to start Calvin Ridley (vs. Panthers) based on the upside and both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams (vs. Patriots) based on what we’ve seen this year, but they could be in for a regression this week facing two top-flight defenses against fantasy WRs. However, Brandin Cooks (vs. Rams) is enough of a concern to consider benching him. Of course, don’t bench him for just anybody, but you can probably come up with better options.

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Among high-upside players on the start-or-sit bubble, Cole Beasley (vs. Dolphins), Marquez Callaway and Tre’Quan Smith (vs. Buccaneers), Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault (@ Seahawks), and T.Y. Hilton (vs. Titans) all have favorable matchup. Beasley has been unproductive in shootouts before, but the upside is high enough to like him in the flex spot. Shenault has drawn seven or more targets in four games (10 targets in two games), but he hasn’t quite had the explosive week we hope for yet. Against a struggling Seattle secondary, this could be the week it all comes together for him.

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On top of those guys, Michael Gallup (@ Vikings) and Jerry Jeudy (vs. Washington) are expected to return from the IR this week. Both have favorable matchups, too, so while we don’t know exactly how much they’ll play or what their roles will be, we still like their chances of at least providing flex production. We saw Jarvis Landry (vs. Steelers) look good right off the IR last week, and with a favorable matchup on paper this week, he still has some PPR flex value (though we’re not quite as high on teammate Odell Beckham Jr.)

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Corey Davis (vs. Bengals), Jakobi Meyers (@ Chargers), Jaylen Waddle (@ Bills), and Russell Gage (vs. Panthers) have tough roads this week. Cincinnati has been much improved on defense and is among the top-12 best units against fantasy WRs. Los Angeles and Buffalo were the No. 1 and No. 2 teams against fantasy WRs entering Week 7, so the concerns for Patriots and Dolphins pass-catchers speak for themselves. The Panthers defense is reeling, so perhaps Gage will be fine, but there are still questions about how consistent his targets will be.

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Keep an eye out for the status of Kadarius Toney (ankle), Sterling Shepard (hamstring), and Kenny Golladay (knee), as they could be in a prime position to have fantasy success against one of the league’s worst secondaries in Kansas City. Of course, given the injuries, it’s tough to plan for any, especially since they play on Monday night. If they do play, they will still carry injury concerns, but their juicy matchup might outweigh the risks. If one or two (or all) are out, Darius Slayton would be in play.

We survived the “byemaggedon,” which thrust a ton of risky players into starting lineups, so that’s a great thing. However, we’re still challenged with finding value after the bona fide studs due to injuries. It’s not easy, but this week offers plenty of options.

Note: We’ll be updating these WR PPR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis. For individual analysis of key WRs, click here.

Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 8: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings based on full-point PPR scoring

Rank Player
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR @ HOU
2 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. MIA
3 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. NYG
4 Mike Evans, TB @ NO
5 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. DAL
6 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI vs. GB
7 D.J. Moore, CAR @ ATL
8 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. DAL
9 A.J. Brown, TEN @ IND
10 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN @ NYJ
11 Terry McLaurin, WAS @ DEN
12 Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. CAR
13 Antonio Brown, TB @ NO
14 Chris Godwin, TB @ NO
15 DK Metcalf, SEA vs. JAX
16 Deebo Samuel, SF @ CHI
17 Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. WAS
18 CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ MIN
19 Amari Cooper, DAL @ MIN
20 Robert Woods, LAR @ HOU
21 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ CLE
22 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. MIA
23 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ KC
24 Julio Jones, TEN @ IND
25 Mike Williams, LAC vs. NE
26 DeVonta Smith, PHI @ DET
27 Randall Cobb, GB @ ARI
28 Keenan Allen, LAC vs. NE
29 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. WAS
30 Brandin Cooks, HOU vs. LAR
31 Michael Pittman Jr., IND vs. TEN
32 Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. JAX
33 Tee Higgins, CIN @ NYJ
34 Corey Davis, NYJ vs. CIN
35 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ LAC
36 T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. TEN
37 Jaylen Waddle, MIA @ BUF
38 Marquez Callaway, NO vs. TB
39 Marvin Jones, JAX @ SEA
40 Russell Gage, ATL vs. CAR
41 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ SEA
42 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. MIA
43 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ ARI
44 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. SF
45 Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. PIT
46 Michael Gallup, DAL @ MIN
47 Kalif Raymond, DET vs. PHI
48 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. SF
49 Robby Anderson, CAR @ ATL
50 Christian Kirk, ARI vs. GB
51 A.J. Green, ARI vs. GB
52 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. WAS
53 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. PIT
54 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. CIN
55 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. NYG
56 Chase Claypool, PIT @ CLE
57 Rondale Moore, ARI vs. GB
58 DeVante Parker, MIA @ BUF
59 Tyler Boyd, CIN @ NYJ
60 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET vs. PHI
61 Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ CHI
62 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. TB
63 Jamal Agnew, JAX @ SEA
64 Byron Pringle, KC vs. NYG
65 Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE vs. PIT
66 Van Jefferson, LAR @ HOU
67 Jalen Reagor, PHI @ DET
68 Zach Pascal, IND vs. TEN
69 Darius Slayton, NYG @ KC
70 Nelson Agholor, NE @ LAC
71 Equinimeous St. Brown, GB @ ARI
72 K.J. Osborn, MIN vs. DAL
73 Kendrick Bourne, NE @ LAC
74 DeSean Jackson, LAR @ HOU
75 Quez Watkins, PHI @ DET
76 Tavon Austin, JAX @ SEA
77 Chris Conley, HOU vs. LAR
78 Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL vs. CAR
79 Preston Williams, MIA @ BUF
80 Adam Humphries, WAS @ DEN
81 Chris Moore, HOU vs. LAR
82 Freddie Swain, SEA vs. JAX
83 Dante Pettis, NYG @ KC
84 Rashard Higgins, CLE vs. PIT
85 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. MIA
86 Elijah Moore, NYJ vs. CIN
87 Marquise Goodwin, CHI vs. SF
88 Josh Reynolds, TEN @ IND
89 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. NYG
90 DeAndre Carter, WAS @ DEN
91 Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR @ ATL
92 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. NE
93 Josh Gordon, KC vs. NYG


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