Where does Brandon Aiyuk rank after his breakout performance? Can Ja’Marr Chase be trusted as a WR1 from now on? Who fills in for Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Justin Jefferson, and Cooper Kupp with the Rams, Vikings, and Bills all on byes? All of this and more are answered in this week’s edition of WR Rankings.
1. Davante Adams, Raiders vs. Texans
With Cooper Kupp and Justin Jefferson on bye weeks, Davante Adams comes off a bye week ready to get the Raiders to 2-4 and I expect him to go for over 100 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns against a weak Texans defense. Derek Stingley is one of the better rookies in the NFL, but he won’t be able to guard Davante Adams in man coverage.
2. Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals vs. Falcons
Similar to Davante Adams going up against a good young cornerback in Derek Stingley, Ja’Marr Chase will get A.J. Terell on the assignment, who did a great job against Deebo Samuel last weekend (not against Brandon Aiyuk surprisingly though). Nonetheless, the Bengals are rolling and will win by 15 with Chase going for over 80 yards and a touchdown.
3. Tyreek Hill, Dolphins vs. Steelers
4. Mike Evans. Buccaneers vs. Panthers
5. Michael Pittman Jr., Colts vs. Titans
After his remarkable 16 targets, 13 receptions for 134 yards game, Michael Pittman Jr. is in the driver’s seat to have yet another masterful performance against a beaten-down Titans secondary.
6. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions vs. Cowboys
7. Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins vs. Steelers
8. Deebo Samuel, 49ers vs. Chiefs
9. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
10. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys vs. Lions
11. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals vs. Saints
12. DK Metcalf, Seahawks vs. Chargers
13. Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Seahawks
14. Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Seahawks
15. Brandin Cooks, Texans vs. Raiders
16. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Chargers
17. Chris Olave, Saints vs. Cardinals
18. Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers vs. Chiefs
After exploding for 84 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 29 fantasy points against the Falcons last weekend, Brandon Aiyuk has another promising matchup against a relatively weak Chiefs secondary. Aiyuk has thrived with opposing defenses focusing more on Deebo Samuel and if Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers implement him early on in the game, he could be due for another 20+ fantasy performance.
19. Christian Kirk, Jaguars vs. Giants
20. Amari Cooper, Browns vs. Ravens