Davante Adams, GB vs. DET. Don’t overthink it. Adams might be again — particularly in a matchup with the Lions.
DeAndre Hopkins, ARI vs. MIN
DK Metcalf, SEA vs. TEN
Justin Jefferson, MIN @ ARI
Keenan Allen, LAC vs. DAL
Stefon Diggs, BUF @ MIA
Calvin Ridley, ATL @ TB. We know Ridley allow us to all down with simply 5 catches for 51 yards, however he nonetheless ought to by no means be sat on the bench. The excellent news is he did obtain eight targets, and we are able to count on him to bounce again. Even in opposition to a troublesome Buccaneers protection, he’ll be closely focused, and hopefully, the Falcons will resolve their offensive woes.
A.J. Brown, TEN @ SEA. This needs to be a rebound sport for Brown. As unhealthy because the Titans offense regarded in Week 1, Brown did obtain eight targets and is at all times doubtless to rating a landing. His prospects look a tad bleaker in PPR leagues, however he is at all times been extra interesting in normal.
Chris Godwin, TB vs. ATL. Godwin appears like probably the most engaging Buccs pass-catcher in PPR leagues, as he led all of them in targets with 14. The subsequent closest Buccaneer was Rob Gronkowski with eight. It looks like he’ll be a notch above Mike Evans in the pecking order, but it surely was solely a one-week pattern measurement.
Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. TEN. Titans’ passing protection. Enough mentioned.
Amari Cooper, DAL @ LAC. Cooper surpasses CeeDee Lamb on the record, as he acquired 16 targets to Lamb’s 15 however was a extra dependable pass-catcher. He had a nuclear efficiency with 13 catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns. We like each Cooper and Lamb, however till additional discover, Cooper needs to be seen because the Cowboys’ No.1 WR. This will most likely fluctuate, although.
Antonio Brown, TB vs. ATL. Brown regarded like classic AB from his Pittsburgh days and may very well be Tom Brady’s main deep risk after a full offseason collectively. As a normal rule this week, play all Tampa Bay cross catchers. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles torched Atlanta, and it could be surprising if the Buccs did not do it this week.
CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ LAC. See Amari Cooper
Mike Evans, TB vs. ATL. We’ve identified all alongside Evans is a boom-or-bust candidate each week, however his Week 1 struggles aren’t sufficient trigger to hold him on the bench vs. Atlanta.
Allen Robinson, CHI vs. CIN. We knew Robinson getting shut down was in the vary of outcomes, and he completed at the WR68 (earlier than MNF) with a whopping 3.5 normal league factors. Every time he is performed the Rams, he is been ineffective. Don’t fear an excessive amount of, although as a result of brighter days are forward in a matchup vs. Cincinnati. It could take a QB change to Justin Fields to unlock his full potential, however he is been productive no matter who has been at QB for the Bears.
Adam Thielen, MIN @ ARI. All Thielen does is rating touchdowns. After posting 15 scores final yr, he grabbed two in the opener at Cincinnati. It’s at all times powerful to undertaking touchdowns, however he is one of many most secure bets to rating amongst WRs in the league. This sport ought to play out to be excessive scoring (or at least Minnesota taking part in from behind), so we are able to count on him to get loads of alternatives — possibly even 10 targets like he did in Week 1.
Courtland Sutton, DEN @ JAX. Sutton stung fantasy house owners with only one catch for 14 yards in week 1, however bear in mind, this was simply his first sport again after a torn ACL and Jerry Jeudy (ankle) is predicted to miss the sport. Sutton needs to be totally cemented in the No. 1 WR function for at least this week, and a matchup with the Jags, who regarded atrocious in opposition to the Texans, spells a bounceback from Sutton.
Brandin Cooks, HOU @ CLE. All Cooks does is produce large weeks, no matter which staff he is on and who’s at quarterback. He was neglected heading into the season, however we all know he’ll dominate targets in Houston. It’s arduous to consider Cleveland’s protection, because it confronted Kansas City in Week 1, however at the very least, we all know targets will come Cooks’ method. After all, he is most likely the closest factor to Tyreek Hill in the league.
Deebo Samuel, SF @ PHI. Samuel was the general WR3 in normal and PPR codecs in Week 1. We cannot count on each protection he performs to be as unhealthy because the Lions, however at least whereas Brandon Aiyuk is coping with a hamstring damage, Samuel is the clear-cut No. 1 WR for the Niners. Samuel caught 9 of 12 targets for 189 yards and a landing. He confirmed the game-breaker potential that everyone knows he has. We’ll have to see if the Eagles’ protection is nice, or Atlanta’s offense was simply terrible in Week 1. The fact most likely lies someplace in the center of these two statements. Calvin Ridley was held to simply 51 yards on 5 catches, so Samuel may have a down week. For now, he is a transparent starter heading into Week 2.
Cooper Kupp, LAR @ IND. As many suspected, Kupp regarded like Matthew Stafford’s favourite goal in Week 1. He led all Rams with 10 targets and can doubtless do that always. Stafford loves slot receivers, so the potential is sky-high right here. Even although the Colts’ protection regarded unhealthy in Week 1 in opposition to the Seahawks, we’ll give them the advantage of the doubt another time. If Kupp goes off in this sport, he’ll be a fixture as a WR1, and the Colts’ passing protection might be seen in a different way shifting ahead. As at all times, Kupp is a greater play in PPR, however he is a must-start in each codecs.
Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. NYG. It was a troublesome season-opener for McLaurin, who noticed simply 4 targets in opposition to the Chargers. However, the QB he is labored with all offseason in the first-team offense went down in the primary quarter. With Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) out for a major period of time, Taylor Heinicke may have an actual probability to construct chemistry will all the WFT pass-catchers. Brighter days forward needs to be in order for McLaurin. He’ll face the Giants on a brief week, who have been vulnerable to the cross in opposition to Teddy Bridgewater and firm.
DeVonta Smith, PHI vs. SF. Smith regarded the a part of a real NFL No. 1 WR and hauled in six of eight targets for 71 yards and a landing in his debut. The 49ers did not hand over a lot to the Lions’ WRs, however we all know they’ve a putrid group there. The Niners have no shutdown corners that ought to scare you off Smith, so plug him in at your WR2 spot. His preseason ADP was so low cost that you could be even have two receivers forward of him.
Diontae Johnson, PIT vs. LV. Johnson caught 5 passes for 36 yards and a landing in opposition to a decent Bills protection. Ben Roethlisberger did not look nice, however like final yr, Johnson was on the market commanding targets. He led all Steelers with 10 appears, and in opposition to a foul Las Vegas protection, he ought to do much more with a double-digit goal sport. For all intents and functions, it is secure to play all the Steelers WRs this week, however Johnson has probably the most upside and the most secure flooring — adopted by Chase Claypool in normal and JuJu Smith-Schuster in PPR.
D.J. Moore, CAR vs. NO. Moore regarded each a part of the No. 1 WR in Carolina (aside from Christian McCaffrey, after all.) in Week 1 in opposition to the Jets. He caught six balls for 80 yards and regarded to be on the identical web page with Sam Darnold. However, the Saints’ protection regarded fairly spectacular in opposition to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, so we’ll see how good that protection is that this week. The excellent news for Moore is that Marshon Lattimore (thumb) is out for the sport. If Lattimore was in, there could be large bust potential right here. There remains to be considerably bust potential if the Saints’ protection appears as scary because it did final week.
Tee Higgins, CIN @ CHI. Higgins acquired 5 targets to Ja’Marr Chase’s seven, however Higgins left the sport early to get an IV. Both scored touchdowns, however Chase appears to be the deep-threat in the offense For now, we’ll follow Higgins because the WR1 to Joe Burrow, however we’ll see the way it shapes up shifting ahead. Both needs to be began as WR2/3s. They may each problem to be fantasy WR1s on any given week. The potential is there because the younger group jells with Burrow.
Corey Davis, NYJ vs. NE. The No. 1 WR job is Davis’ to lose in New York, and he was a fruitful fantasy WR in Week 1 (@ Panthers) with 5 catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns. One of his touchdowns was in rubbish time, however hey, the Jets might be in rubbish time rather a lot this season. The Patriots are infamous for beating up on rookie QBs, so there’s bust potential right here if Zach Wilson is ineffective. Still, targets matter, so he’s nonetheless value consideration in a flex spot.
Chase Claypool, PIT vs. LV. See Diontae Johnson.
Ja’Marr Chase, CIN @ CHI. See Tee Higgins.
Robert Woods, LAR @ IND. Woods solely had 4 targets for 3 catches and 27 yards, however he did rating a landing. Unfortunately, it simply appears obvious Kupp goes to be the No. 1 WR in this offense. Still, we should not count on such a foul outing like Woods had in Week 1 until it turns into a sample. He’s a WR3 play for at least one other week.
Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. HOU. Beckham (knee) missed Week 1 in opposition to the Chiefs, so we do not know the way he’ll look when he does take the sector. What we do is the Texans’ protection needs to be unhealthy, and Beckham may simply rating a landing. This sport could get out of hand early, so it is secure to assume he will not be affected by targets. He’s ranked increased in our normal rankings than in PPR, with that being one of many causes.
Mike Williams, LAC vs. DAL. Williams caught eight-of-12 targets for 82 yards and a landing in Week 1 in opposition to Washington. This was a uncommon event that he was nice throughout all scoring codecs. Dallas’ protection is way worse than Washington’s, so we may see him consuming large time this week. Perhaps he and Keenan Allen may each be WR1s. However, his propensity to disappoint and/or get damage nonetheless has him ranked decrease.
Jaylen Waddle, MIA vs. BUF. Waddle hit it off together with his school QB instantly, securing four-of-six targets for 61 yards and a landing. As the season goes by, Waddle will get an increasing number of acclimated to the NFL sport, however he has the possibility to be the Dolphins’ No. 1 WR (though Will Fuller’s return from suspension complicates that). It stays to be seen how good the Bills protection is, but it surely would possibly serve Waddle higher to be seen as a secondary receiver to keep away from shadow protection from Tre’Davious White.
Jakobi Meyers, NE @ NYJ. He’ll get catches and targets in this favorable matchup, however as is at all times the case, Meyers may have extra worth in PPR leagues than normal.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. LV. See Diontae Johnson.
Julio Jones, TEN @ SEA. Jones appears rusty after not working towards all offseason. He caught simply three balls for 29 yards in opposition to Arizona, and you would inform he and Ryan Tannehill have not practiced a lot collectively. We count on him to work the rust off finally, however we’ve to be cautious for now. We’re additionally nicely conscious he may make us look foolish and end as a top-10 WR. The vary of outcomes are limitless in opposition to a Seahawks protection that was unhealthy in opposition to the cross final yr.
Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ PHI. Aiyuk’s scenario is unclear, however for now, it is secure to hold him on the bench if in case you have higher choices increased on this record. If not, you are higher of taking the gamble. We’ll reevaluate him after Week 2.
Robby Anderson, CAR vs. NO. Like in New York with Sam Darnold, he was used as only a deep risk in Week 1 in opposition to the Jets. Last yr, he was the PPR machine for this staff, however he could also be heading again towards a touchdown-dependent normal play. It was just one sport, so we’ll see how he is used shifting ahead.
Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. HOU. Landry was the No. 1 WR for Cleveland in the absence of Odell Beckham Jr., however he solely bought 5 targets. His fantasy efficiency was saved by a dashing landing, however he ought to return to extra of a PPR play when OBJ comes again. Both may very well be benched early if the Browns stomp the Texans like anticipated.