The 2023-24 NFL season has begun which means fantasy football is back! Already after the first week of the season the perception of multiple players have been changed in the world of fantasy football. Although, it’s important not to overreact to what happened in the first week of the season because there’s a lot of season left. Since every week is important it would be irresponsible to start a player with a rough matchup over a player with a more favorable one that is ranked or projected to perform similar to the original player. Here are fantasy football Week 2 wide receiver rankings.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to the Injured Reserve List
(Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and in most weeks.
Starting WR1- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
High WR2- a player who may not be likely to carry a lineup that week, but has the ability to have a breakout game and is teetering between WR1 and WR2 territory.
Starting WR2- a player who should be started in most lineups and should reach their point projection. This player is started is because of their consistency and moderately high floor
Low WR2- a player who may not be a lock to start for a team every week, but will start more times than not. Their production may not be pretty or win a person their lineup but the production is consistent enough to make a fantasy owner comfortable starting them.
Flex- a player who could float around the territory of being benched, but is started due to the potential to play better than their point projection. However, this player has the potential to flop and cause a fantasy team to lose if he has a bad game.
Deeper League Flex- a player who has starting value in deeper leagues. There are enough reasons to leave this player on the bench, but their upside makes them an attractive option. Desperate times may call for a player like this to be inserted into starting lineups.
Upside Player- a player who is boom or bust. This player can exceed expectations in a given week or could flop and be the reason why someone lost their fantasy matchup.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Justin Jefferson||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR1|
|Must Start||Tyreek Hill||vs New England Patriots||WR2|
|Must Start||Ja’Marr Chase||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR3|
|Starting WR1||Stefon Diggs||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR4|
|Starting WR1||Amon-Ra St. Brown||vs Detroit Lions||WR5|
|Starting WR1||Davante Adams*||vs Buffalo Bills||WR6|
|Starting WR1||CeeDee Lamb||vs New York Jets||WR7|
|Starting WR1||A.J. Brown||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR8|
|High WR2||Calvin Ridley||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR9|
|High WR2||D.K. Metcalf||vs Detroit Lions||WR10|
|High WR2||Keenan Allen||vs Tennessee Titans||WR11|
|High WR2||DeVonta Smith||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR12|
|High WR2||Tee Higgins||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR13|
|High WR2||Jaylen Waddle*||vs New England Patriots||WR14|
|High WR2||Chris Olave||vs Carolina Panthers||WR15|
|Starting WR2||DeAndre Hopkins*||vs Tennessee Titans||WR16|
|Starting WR2||Deebo Samuel||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR17|
|Starting WR2||Chris Godwin||vs Chicago Bears||WR18|
|Starting WR2||Amari Cooper||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR19|
|Low WR2||Brandon Aiyuk||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR20|
|Low WR2||Mike Evans||vs Chicago Bears||WR21|
|Low WR2||Garrett Wilson||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR22|
|Low WR2||Michael Pittman Jr.||vs Houston Texans||WR23|
|Low WR2||D.J. Moore||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR24|
|Low WR2||Christian Watson*||vs Atlanta Falcons||WR25|
|Flex||Tyler Lockett||vs Detroit Lions||WR26|
|Flex||Jerry Jeudy*||vs Washington Commanders||WR27|
|Flex||Mike Williams||vs Tennessee Titans||WR28|
|Flex||Terry McLaurin||vs Denver Broncos||WR29|
|Flex||Zay Flowers||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR30|
|Flex||Puka Nacua||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR31|
|Flex||Marquise “Hollywood” Brown||vs New York Giants||WR32|
|Flex||Nico Collins||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR33|
|Flex||George Pickens||vs Cleveland Browns||WR34|
|Flex||Michael Thomas||vs Carolina Panthers||WR35|
|Flex||Jakobi Meyers*||vs Buffalo Bills||WR36|
|Flex||Jordan Addison||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR37|
|Deep League Flex||Zay Jones||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR38|
|Deep League Flex||Jahan Dotson||vs Denver Broncos||WR39|
|Deep League Flex||Odell Beckham Jr.||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR40|
|Deep League Flex||Gabriel Davis||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR41|
|Deep League Flex||Jaxson Smith-Njigba||vs Detroit Lions||WR42|
|Deep League Flex||Drake London||vs Green Bay Packers||WR43|
|Deep League Flex||Courtland Sutton||vs Washington Commanders||WR44|
|Deep League Flex||Allen Robinson||vs Cleveland Browns||WR45|
|Deep League Flex||Tutu Atwell||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR46|
|Deep League Flex||Kendrick Bourne||vs Miami Dolphins||WR47|
|Deep League Flex||Christian Kirk||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR48|
|Upside Play||Rasheed Shaheed||vs Carolina Panthers||WR49|
|Upside Play||Van Jefferson||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR50|
|Upside Play||Brandin Cooks*||vs New York Jets||WR51|
|Upside Play||Elijah Moore||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR52|
|Upside Play||Treylon Burks||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR53|
|Upside Play||Romeo Doubs*||vs Atlanta Falcons||WR54|
|Upside Play||Darnell Mooney||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR55|
|Upside Play||DeVante Parker*||vs Miami Dolphins||WR56|
|Upside Play||Robert Woods||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR57|
|Upside Play||Skyy Moore||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR58|
|Upside Play||K.J. Osborn||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR59|
|Upside Play||Curtis Samuel*||vs Denver Broncos||WR60|
|Upside Play||DJ Chark*||vs New Orleans Saints||WR61|
|Upside Play||Tyler Boyd||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR62|
|Upside Play||Marquez Valdes-Scantling||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR63|
|Upside Play||Allen Lazard||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR64|
|Upside Play||Adam Thielen||vs New Orleans Saints||WR65|
|Upside Play||Kadarius Toney||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR66|
|Upside Play||Josh Reynolds||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR67|
|Upside Play||Isaiah Hodgins||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR68|
|Upside Play||JuJu Smith-Schuster||vs Miami Dolphins||WR69|
|Upside Play||Calvin Austin III||vs Cleveland Browns||WR70|
|Upside Play||Rondale Moore||vs New York Giants||WR71|
|Upside Play||Jonathan Mingo||vs New Orleans Saints||WR72|
|Upside Play||Jayden Reed||vs Atlanta Falcons||WR73|
|Leave on the Bench||Rondale Moore||vs New York Giants||WR74|
|Leave on the Bench||Josh Downs||vs Houston Texans||WR75|
|Leave on the Bench||Quentin Johnston||vs Tennessee Titans||WR76|
|Leave on the Bench||Donovan Peoples-Jones||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR77|
|Leave on the Bench||Michael Wilson||vs New York Giants||WR78|
|Leave on the Bench||Tank Dell||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR79|
|Leave on the Bench||Parris Campbell||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR80|
|Leave on the Bench||Rashee Rice||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR81|
|Leave on the Bench||Alec Pierce||vs Houston Texans||WR82|
|Leave on the Bench||Nick Westbrook-Ihkine||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR83|
|Leave on the Bench||Rashod Bateman||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR84|
|Leave on the Bench||Darius Slayton||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR85|
|Leave on the Bench||Marvin Jones Jr.||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR86|
|Leave on the Bench||Hunter Renfrow||vs Buffalo Bills||WR87|
|Leave on the Bench||Deonte Harty||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR88|
|Leave on the Bench||Braxton Berrios||vs New England Patriots||WR89|
|Leave on the Bench||Trey Palmer||vs Chicago Bears||WR90|
|Leave on the Bench||Demario Douglas||vs Miami Dolphins||WR91|
|Leave on the Bench||John Metchie III*||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR92|
|Leave on the Bench||Wan’Dale Robinson*||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR93|
|Leave on the Bench||Marvin Mims Jr.||vs Washington Commanders||WR94|
|Leave on the Bench||Jalin Hyatt||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR95|
|Leave on the Bench||Joshua Palmer||vs Tennessee Titans||WR96|
|Leave on the Bench||Kavontae Turpin||vs New York Jets||WR97|
|Leave on the Bench||Chase Claypool||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR98|
|Leave on the Bench||Sterling Shepard||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR99|
|Leave on the Bench||Mack Hollins||vs Green Bay Packers||WR100|
|Leave on the Bench||Kayson Boutte*||vs Miami Dolphins||WR101|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
Las Vegas Raiders Wide Receivers: WR6 Davante Adams & WR36 Jakobi Meyers
Davante Adams was held out of practice Wednesday with a foot injury. Jakobi Meyers is currently in concussion protocol. If Davante Adams misses Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills and Jakobi Meyers plays then Meyers will move up to WR26 between Tyler Lockett and Jerry Jeudy. Hunter Renfrow moves up to WR58 between Skyy Moore and Robert Woods.
If Jakobi Meyers misses the game and Davante Adams is active then Hunter Renfrow moves up to WR70 between Calvin Austin III and Rondale Moore.
If both Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers misses Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills Hunter Renfrow moves up to WR30 between Zay Flowers and Puka Nucua. Kristian Wilkerson becomes the WR88 between Deonte Harty and Braxton Berrios.
WR14 Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins
Jaylen Waddle was limited in practice Wednesday because of an oblique injury. He is expected to play this week. If Waddle were to miss Week 2 against the New England Patriots Braxton Berrios would become WR73 between Jayden Reeed and Rondale Moore. River Cracraft becomes WR91 between Demario Douglas and John Metchie III.
WR16 DeAndre Hopkins, Tennessee Titans
DeAndre Hopkins missed practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. If he was to miss Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers Treylon Burks moves up to WR38 between Zay Jones and Jahan Dotson. Nick Westbrook-Ihkine moves up to WR77 between Donovan Peoples-Jones and Michael Wilson.
Green Bay Packers Wide Receivers: WR25 Christian Watson & WR54 Romeo Doubs
Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs are both dealing with hamstring injuries. Watson missed last week’s game while Doubs was able to play though the injury. If Christian Watson misses Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons and Romeo Doubs plays then Doubs becomes the WR28 between Mike Williams and Terry McLaurin. Jayden Reed moves up to WR62 between Tyler Boyd and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
If Doubs misses Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons and Christian Watson plays Jayden Reed moves up to WR59 between K.J. Osborn and Curtis Samuel. Dontayvion Wicks would become WR93 between Wan’Dale Robinson and Marvin Mims Jr.
If both Watson and Doubs miss Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons then Jayden Reed becomes WR40 between Odell Beckham Jr. and Gabriel Davis. Dontayvion Wicks becomes WR73 between Jonathan Mingo and Rondale Moore.
WR27 Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
Jerry Jeudy suffered a hamstring injury that is expected to hold him out for the first few weeks of the season. He was held out of Denver’s season opener last week. If Jeudy misses Week 2 against the Washington Commanders Courtland Sutton becomes the WR28 between Mike Williams and Terry McLaurin.
WR51 Brandin Cooks, Dallas Cowboys
Brandin Cooks missed practice on Wednesday because of a knee injury. If Cooks misses Week 2 against the New York Jets Michael Gallup moves up to WR57 between Robert Woods or Skyy Moore. Jalen Tolbert would become the WR95 between Jalin Hyatt and Joshua Palmer.
New England Patriots Wide Receivers: WR56 DeVante Parker & WR101 Kayshon Boutte
DeVante Parker missed last week’s game with a knee injury. That injury limited Parker in practice on Wednesday. Kayshon Boutte was limited in practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. If DeVante Parker misses Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins and Boutte is active Kendrick Bourne moves up to WR43 between Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Drake London. JuJu Smith-Schuster moves up to WR61 between D.J. Chark and Tyler Boyd. Demario Douglas moves up to WR86 between Marvin Jones Jr. and Hunter Renfrow. Kayshon Boutte moves up to WR96 between Jalin Hyatt and Joshua Palmer.
If Parker is active against the Miami Dolphins and Boutte is inactive, every Patriots wide receiver ranking stays the same.
If both Parker and Boutte are inactive then Kendrick Bourne moves up to WR43 between Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Drake London. JuJu Smith-Schuster moves up to WR61 between D.J. Chark and Tyler Boyd. Demario Douglas moves up to WR86 between Marvin Jones Jr. and Hunter Renfrow. Kayshon Boutte moves up to WR96 between Jalin Hyatt and Joshua Palmer.
WR60 Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders
Curtis Samuel was limited in practice on Wednesday with a hip injury. If Samuel misses Week 2 against the Denver Broncos Dyami Brown would become the WR90 between Trey Palmer and Demario Douglas.
WR61 DJ Chark, Carolina Panthers
DJ Chark missed last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons with a hamstring injury. He returned to practice on Wednesday. If Chark misses Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints Adam Thielen moves up to WR56 between Darnell Mooney and DeVante Parker. Jonathan Mingo moves up to WR69 between JuJu Smith-Schuster and Calvin Austin III.
WR92 John Metchie III, Houston Texans
John Metchie III missed last week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens with a hamstring injury. Metchie III was limited in practice on Wednesday because of the injury. Nico Collins, Robert Woods, and Tank Dell retain their current rankings if Metchie III is inactive.
WR93 Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants
Wan’Dale Robinson is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last season. He missed last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys due to the injury. If Robinson misses Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals the other Giants receivers should have larger roles in the offense.
Players that are currently not expected to play
Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers
Diontae Johnson is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury after getting hurt in the Steelers season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. George Pickens is expected to be the number one receiver for the Steelers. He will be followed by Allen Robinson and Calvin Austin III in the receiver room.