It only took a few weeks, but just about every top wide receiver went off last week. Ja’Marr Chase finally had a huge game, Davante Adams reeled in every pass, Tyreek Hill and Justin Jefferson did what they normally do and Keenan Allen is making a case for a top-three wide receiver. As we go into these Week 4 wide receiver rankings, I’m sure these guys will be leading the pack.
Also to note, it wasn’t the top guys that went off. But, the middle-tier and underdog wide receivers also had a huge week. Chris Olave went over 100 yards again but has yet to score a touchdown. Tank Dell is showing that Puka Nacua isn’t the only rookie who can play.
As far as bad news goes, Mike Williams did tear his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. So, if you have Williams on your team, then these rankings will be life-saving in determining who to pick up this week.
Wide Receiver Notes
- Speaking of the Williams injury, Allen is up to my WR3 for Week 4. Allen has been playing off the charts this year and has a great matchup against Las Vegas. He will be Justin Herbert’s main target and Allen might even throw a touchdown while he is at it. It is no surprise that Allen is going to be a WR1 all year, but he will finish in the top 3 if he keeps up this production.
- Chase makes it back into the top five for my rankings this week as he is my WR5. The wait was long-awaited, but Chase is back. He didn’t score a touchdown last week, but still put up 141 yards on 12 catches. Joe Burrow still looked like his calf injury was bothering him. But, even after being injured, Chase still showed up. Last week is what the Bengals needed to get back on track. Expect Chase to average close to 20 fantasy points per game for the rest of the season.
- I spoke of Dell earlier and he jumped up to my WR30 this week. The Texans have the Steelers this week, whose defense is giving up 37.9 fantasy points a game to wide receivers. That is the fifth most. Though Nico Collins is technically the WR1 on the team, Dell is the one C.J. Stroud is looking at. In the last two weeks, Dell has 17 targets compared to Collins’ 12. Dell has a great matchup this week and he is made for big plays. Start him confidently as a flex or WR2.
- Lastly, let’s talk about Calvin Ridley. Ridley started the year hot and was looking like an easy WR1 for the rest of the season. But, since then Christian Kirk has come alive, and even Evan Engram. I have Ridley as my WR20 this week against the Falcons. The Falcons defense is the seventh toughest defense against wide receivers this year. They have lockdown corners in A.J. Terrell and Tre Flowers along with Jessie Bates III. I have Ridley as a low-end WR2 this week.
Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings
These wide receivers’ rankings are based on half-PPR scoring.
|1||Tyreek Hill||MIA||at BUF|
|2||Justin Jefferson||MIN||at CAR|
|3||Keenan Allen||LAC||vs. LV|
|4||Davante Adams||LV||at LAC|
|5||Ja'Marr Chase||CIN||at TEN|
|6||Stefon Diggs||BUF||vs. MIA|
|7||A.J. Brown||PHI||vs. WAS|
|8||CeeDee Lamb||DAL||vs. NE|
|9||Amon-Ra St. Brown||DET||at GB|
|10||Chris Olave||NO||vs. TB|
|11||Deebo Samuel||SF||vs. ARI|
|12||DeVonta Smith||PHI||vs. WAS|
|13||DK Metcalf||SEA||at NYG|
|14||Amari Cooper||CLE||vs. BAL|
|15||Puka Nacua||LAR||at IND|
|16||Michael Pittman Jr.||IND||vs. LAR|
|17||Tee Higgins||CIN||at TEN|
|18||Tyler Lockett||SEA||at NYG|
|19||Mike Evans||TB||at NO|
|20||Calvin Ridley||JAC||vs. ATL|
|21||George Pickens||PIT||at HOU|
|22||Zay Flowers||BAL||at CLE|
|23||Chris Godwin||TB||at NO|
|24||Christian Kirk||JAC||vs. ATL|
|25||Nico Collins||HOU||vs. PIT|
|26||Jaylen Waddle||MIA||at BUF|
|27||Brandon Aiyuk||SF||vs. ARI|
|28||Garrett Wilson||NYJ||vs. KC|
|29||Jakobi Meyers||LV||at LAC|
|30||Tank Dell||HOU||vs. PIT|
|31||Jordan Addison||MIN||at CAR|
|32||Terry McLaurin||WAS||at PHI|
|33||Jerry Jeudy||DEN||at CHI|
|34||Adam Thielen||CAR||vs. MIN|
|35||Courtland Sutton||DEN||at CHI|
|36||Tutu Atwell||LAR||at IND|
|37||Michael Thomas||NO||vs. TB|
|38||Gabe Davis||BUF||vs. MIA|
|39||DJ Moore||CHI||vs. DEN|
|40||Elijah Moore||CLE||vs. BAL|
|41||DeAndre Hopkins||TEN||vs. CIN|
|42||Romeo Doubs||GB||vs. DET|
|43||Marquise Brown||ARI||at SF|
|44||Drake London||ATL||at JAC|
|45||Joshua Palmer||LAC||vs. LV|
|46||Christian Watson||GB||vs. DET|
|47||Josh Reynolds||DET||at GB|
|48||Jayden Reed||GB||vs. DET|
|49||Jahan Dotson||WAS||at PHI|
|50||Quentin Johnston||LAC||vs. LV|
|51||Rashid Shaheed||NO||vs. TB|
|52||Josh Downs||IND||vs. LAR|
|53||Kendrick Bourne||NE||at DAL|
|54||Robert Woods||HOU||vs. PIT|
|55||Jaxon Smith-Njigba||SEA||at NYG|
|56||Skyy Moore||KC||at NYJ|
|57||DJ Chark Jr.||CAR||vs. MIN|
|58||K.J. Osborn||MIN||at CAR|
|59||Treylon Burks||TEN||vs. CIN|
|60||Allen Robinson II||PIT||at HOU|
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