Fantasy Football WR Rankings Week 4

After Devonta Smith’s 169-yard performance against the Commanders, is he poised for another big week? Can Justin Jefferson regain his week 1 production? Are there any concerns with Davante Adams going up against the Broncos? All of that and more are answered in this week’s edition of Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings.

1. Cooper Kupp, Rams vs. 49ers

Cooper Kupp only caught 4 passes for 44 yards last week, but he rushed for a 20-yard touchdown and still found a way to be productive. After putting up two 31+ point performances to start the season and still managing to get over 15 fantasy points in an “off game”, Kupp should get back on track against the 49ers with the injuries to their secondary.

2. Justin Jefferson, Vikings vs. Saints

Justin Jefferson has had two down games in a row (10.8 fantasy points in week 2 and only 4.8 in week 2), but even against a very good Saints defense, I expect Jefferson to have over 100 yards receiving because he rarely has 3 bad games in a row to start his young career.

3. Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals vs. Dolphins

Ja’Marr Chase caught a touchdown in the Bengals’ 27-12 win over the Jets, but he also had just 6 receptions for 29 yards. Nonetheless, if Tee Higgins is out this Thursday Chase will be targeted even more and I expect him to eclipse over 17 fantasy points this week based on his continued fantasy production.

4. Davante Adams, Raiders vs. Broncos

Davante Adams hasn’t replicated his 141 yards, 1 touchdown 30.1 fantasy point performance, but he usually pulls in a touchdown each week making him one of the more consistent WRs in fantasy football.

5. Stefon Diggs, Bills vs. Ravens

Stefon Diggs was hurting against the Ravens which is why he didn’t replicate his performance from the first 2 games of the season, but the Ravens defense is giving up over 25 points per game and Diggs is due for a big game.

6. Tyreek Hill, Dolphins vs. Bengals

Tyreek Hill finally came back to earth only putting up 5.3 fantasy points after a 42-fantasy point performance in the Dolphins’ epic comeback against the Ravens two weeks ago. Despite the short week, Hill is bound to go off against a relatively weak Bengals secondary

7. Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins vs. Bengals

Even against the best defense in the NFL Jaylen Waddle still caught 4 passes for 104 yards and outshined his running mate Tyreek Hill. Waddle is a must-start every week but is listed as questionable for Thursday night right now so make sure to stay updated on that.

8. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions vs. Seahawks

Amon-Ra St. Brown had his first “down” game of the season pulling in 6 receptions for 73 yards for 13.3 fantasy points. After a 20.4 fantasy point week 1 and an even better 39.4 fantasy point week 2, St. Brown should get back on track against a weak Seahawk’s secondary this weekend. He is also listed as questionable so make sure to stay updated on that.

9. A.J Brown, Eagles vs. Jaguars

A.J. Brown has been one of the most consistently productive fantasy football wide receivers so far with 2 19.5+ fantasy point games and one 11.9 fantasy point game. He is an integral part of this offense and Sunday’s win over the Commanders proved that even when DeVona Smith has a big game, Brown still finds a way to produce at a high level.

10. Christian Kirk, Jaguars vs. Eagles

Christian Kirk already has 3 touchdowns on the season and is a must-start in fantasy football because of his consistent target share and fantasy production. He has yet to have a game under 17.7 fantasy points.

11. Deebo Samuel, 49ers vs. Rams

Deebo Samuel has yet to reach 15+ fantasy points in any of his games, but that should not concern fantasy managers. Samuel’s lack of production really isn’t his fault as Jimmy Garoppolo couldn’t get him involved that much last weekend against the Broncos and Samuel is suffering from the absence of star running back Elijah Mitchell, who takes pressure off of him. The Rams have a very good defense, but Samuel usually plays very well against the Rams. Let’s see if he can do it again on Monday Night Football.

12. Michael Pittman Jr., Colts vs. Titans

After missing week 2, Michael Pittman Jr. yet again showed why he is one of the most coveted receivers in fantasy football, pulling in 8 receptions for 72 yards in the Colts’ big win over the Chiefs. Other than Cooper Kupp, Pittman Jr. has arguably the highest floor of any WR in fantasy football, but unless Matt Ryan can continue to play at a high level, his ceiling on a week-week basis could be limited.

13. Amari Cooper, Browns vs. Falcons

Amari Cooper showed that his week 2 breakout was not a fluke as he caught 7 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. In week 2 Cooper also had 101 yards for a touchdown but caught 9 passes, not 7. Either way, with back-to-back 23+ fantasy point performances, Cooper is a solid play even against A.J. Terrell and the Falcons’ secondary.

14. Drake London, Falcons vs. Browns

Drake London has caught a touchdown in back-to-back games and in week 1 (when he didn’t pull in a TD) he still had 5 receptions for 74 yards. Yet to have a game under 12.4 fantasy points, London has a high floor on a Falcons offense that relies on him to produce.

15. Michael Thomas, Saints vs. Vikings

Michael Thomas started off this year with back-to-back 18+ fantasy point performances but was shut down against the Panthers as he only put up 9.9 fantasy points in week 3. Thomas is listed as questionable against the Vikings, but still has a lot of upside because of his pure talent.

16. Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Texans

Keenan Allen hasn’t played since week 1 where he only caught 4 passes for 66 yards. All Chargers’ players come with concern right now considering the state of the team after getting blown out 38-10 by the Jaguars, but Allen is as consistent as they come in terms of receptions so he remains a must-start if healthy this weekend.

17. DK Metcalf, Seahawks vs. Lions

DK Metcalf finally broke out against the Falcons pulling in 5 catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. He tallied 17.7 fantasy points and should continue to get going offensively against a Lions team that is in a shootout every game they play.

18. Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Texans

Mike Williams is a cheat code in the red zone, but the Chargers had trouble getting him there last weekend against the Jaguars. Williams has been his usual TD machine over the past couple of weeks but he can only go as far as Justin Herbert (who didn’t look like himself) and this Chargers offense. Nonetheless, Williams remains a high-risk/high-reward play against the Texans.

19. Terry McLaurin, Commanders vs. Cowboys

“Scary Terry” McLaurin pulled in 6 catches for 102 yards to eclipse 16 fantasy points for the first time this season. Talent-wise, McLaurin is as good as they come, but Carson Wentz has been struggling which is why he falls down to 19th on this list. Starting him comes with some risk.

20. DeVonta Smith, Eagles vs. Jaguars

DeVonta Smith found a way to break out in two straight weeks after getting targeted 0 times in week 1. After a 7 catch, 80 yards performance for 15 fantasy points two weeks ago, Smith erupted for 9 catches, 169 yards, and a touchdown to eclipse 30 fantasy points for the first time in his young career. From a talent perspective, Smith is one of the best young receivers in football, but he remains a volatile play because of Jalen Hurt’s insistence to run.

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