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Fantasy Football Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings

Fantasy Football Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings

The 2021-22 NFL season began last week which means so did fantasy football. After getting a taste of the NFL season last week, it is important not to overreact some and make risky moves when setting lineups for this week. For the first few weeks, fantasy managers should pay attention to trends that they see from teams that could shape the rest of the season. Here are fantasy football week 1 wide receiver rankings.

*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 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 isn’t likely to carry a lineup that week, but has the ability to have a breakout game and is teetering between WR1 and WR2 category.
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 causes 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 StartDavante Adamsvs Detriot LionsWR1
Must StartTyreek Hillvs Baltimore RavensWR2
Must StartCalvin Ridleyvs Tampa Bay BuccaneersWR3
Must StartDeAndre Hopkinsvs Minnesota VikingsWR4
Must StartD.K. Metcalfvs Tennessee TitansWR5
Starting WR1Keenan Allenvs Dallas CowboysWR6
Starting WR1Stefon Diggsvs Miami DolphinsWR7
Starting WR1A.J. Brownvs Seattle SeahawksWR8
Starting WR1Allen Robinsonvs Cincinnati BengalsWR9
High WR2Amari Coopervs Los Angeles ChargersWR10
High WR2Chris Godwinvs Atlanta FalconsWR11
High WR2Justin Jeffersonvs Arizona CardinalsWR12
Starting WR2Cooper Kuppvs Indianapolis ColtsWR13
Starting WR2Diontae Johnsonvs Las Vegas RaidersWR14
Starting WR2Terry McLaurinvs New York GiantsWR15
Starting WR2CeeDee Lambvs Los Angeles ChargersWR16
Starting WR2Robert Woodsvs Indianapolis ColtsWR17
Low WR2Mike Evansvs Atlanta FalconsWR18
Low WR2Tyler Lockettvs Tennessee TitansWR19
Low WR2Deebo Samuelvs Philadelphia EaglesWR20
Low WR2Antonio Brownvs Atlanta FalconsWR21
Low WR2Adam Thielenvs Arizona CardinalsWR22
FlexDeVonta Smithvs San Fransisco 49ersWR23
FlexJa’Marr Chasevs Chicago BearsWR24
FlexD.J. Moorevs New Orleans SaintsWR25
FlexCourtland Suttonvs Jacksonville JaguarsWR26
FlexTee Higginsvs Chicago BearsWR27
FlexMarquise “Hollywood” Brown*vs Kansas City ChiefsWR28
FlexJulio Jones vs Seattle SeahawksWR29
FlexChase Claypoolvs Las Vegas RaidersWR30
Deep League FlexJarvis Landryvs Houston TexansWR31
Deep League FlexBrandin Cooksvs Cleveland BrownsWR32
Deep League FlexKenny Golladayvs Washington Football TeamWR33
Deep League FlexRobby Andersonvs New Orleans SaintsWR34
Deep League FlexMike Williamsvs Dallas CowboysWR35
Deep League FlexWill Fuller Vvs Buffalo BillsWR36
Deep League FlexBrandon Aiyukvs Philadelphia EaglesWR37
Deep League FlexCorey Davisvs New England PatriotsWR38
Deep League FlexJuJu Smith-Schustervs Las Vegas RaidersWR39
Deep League FlexMarvin Jones Jr.vs Denver BroncosWR40
Deep League FlexCole Beasleyvs Miami DolphinsWR41
Deep League FlexSterling Shepardvs Washington Football TeamWR42
Deep League FlexJakobi Meyersvs New York JetsWR43
Deep League FlexLaviska Shenualt Jr.vs Denver BroncosWR44
Deep League FlexJaylen Waddlevs Buffalo BillsWR45
Deep League FlexD.J. Charkvs Denver BroncosWR46
Upside PlayBryan Edwardvs Pittsburgh SteelersWR47
Upside PlayNelson Agholorvs New York JetsWR48
Upside PlayTerrace Marshall Jr.vs New Orleans SaintsWR49
Upside PlayTyler Boydvs Chicago BearsWR50
Upside PlayAnthony Schwartz*vs Houston TexansWR51
Upside PlayMarquez Valdes-Scantlingvs Detriot LionsWR52
Upside PlayRondale Moorevs Minnesota VikingsWR53
Upside PlayK.J. Hamlervs Jacksonville JaguarsWR54
Upside PlayTim Patrickvs Jacksonville JaguarsWR55
Upside PlayDarnell Mooneyvs Cincinnati BengalsWR56
Upside PlayDevante Parkervs Buffalo BillsWR57
Upside PlayJalen Reagorvs San Fransisco 49ersWR58
Upside PlayMarquez Callawayvs Carolina PanthersWR59
Upside PlayDeonte Harrisvs Carolina PanthersWR60
Upside PlayRussell Gagevs Tampa Bay BuccaneersWR61
Upside PlaySammy Watkinsvs Kansas City ChiefsWR62
Upside PlayA.J. Greenvs Minnesota VikingsWR63
Upside PlayVan Jeffersonvs Indianapolis ColtsWR64
Upside PlayChristian Kirkvs Minnesota VikingsWR65
Upside PlayDyami Brownvs New York GiantsWR66
Upside PlayMecole Hardmanvs Baltmore RavensWR67
Upside PlayJalen Guytonvs Dallas CowboysWR68
Leave on the BenchQuintez Cephusvs Green Bay PackersWR69
Leave on the BenchZach Pascalvs Los Angeles RamsWR70
Leave on the BenchHunter Renfrowvs Pittsburgh SteelersWR71
Leave on the BenchElijah Moorevs New England PartiotsWR72
Leave on the BenchDarius Slaytonvs Washington Football TeamWR73
Leave on the BenchAnthony Millervs Cleveland BrownsWR74
Leave on the BenchChester Rodgersvs Seattle SeahawksWR75
Leave on the BenchEmmanuel Sandersvs Miami DolphinsWR76
Leave on the BenchKadarius Toneyvs Washington Football TeamWR77
Leave on the BenchCedrick Wilsonvs Los Angeles ChargersWR78
Leave on the BenchK.J. Osbornvs Arizona CardinalsWR79
Leave on the BenchJamison Crowdervs New England PatriotsWR80
Leave on the BenchAllen Lazardvs Detriot LionsWR81
Leave on the BenchGabriel Davis*vs Miami DolphinsWR82
Leave on the BenchHenry Ruggsvs Pittsburgh SteelersWR83
Leave on the BenchRandall Cobbvs Detriot LionsWR84
Leave on the BenchMichael Pittman Jr.vs Los Angeles RamsWR85
Leave on the BenchTyrell Williams*vs Green Bay PackersWR86
Leave on the BenchTrent Sherfieldvs Philadelphia EaglesWR87
Leave on the BenchDanny Amendolavs Cleveland BrownsWR88
Leave on the BenchParris Campbellvs Los Angeles RamsWR89
Leave on the BenchNico Collinsvs Cleveland BrownsWR90

Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday

WR28 Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Baltimore Ravens

Dating back to last season Marquise “Hollywood” Brown has actually been a reliable fantasy receiver. Brown has scored seven touchdowns in his last seven games. He will not be able to keep up that touchdown production, but he could maintain his target share and role in Baltimore’s offense. He tweaked his ankle during the Monday night game and missed practice Wednesday because of it. If Brown was to miss this game Sammy Watkins would become the Raven’s number one wide receiver and bump up to WR38 between Corey Davis and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Another player to keep an eye on is Devin Duvernay who the Ravens took in the third round last year.

WR51 Anthony Schwartz, Cleveland Browns

Cleveland is already down Odell Beckham Jr. for the second week in a row. Now his replacement has appeared on the injury report with a knee injury. The 2021 third-round pick had a solid debut last week and is a sleeper to have a great week if he’s active against Houston. If Schwartz was to miss this week a combination of Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones would likely replace him. They could be solid DFS plays this week, but not for weekly fantasy.

WR82 Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have treated Gabriel Davis like their tight end, he is their biggest red zone threat. Last week Davis tweaked his ankle against the Steelers. If he was to miss time this would benefit Emmanuel Sanders more than anyone in Buffalo. He still would not be a great play in a tough matchup against the Miami Dolphins.

WR86 Tyrell Williams, Detriot Lions

Last week Tyrell Williams suffered a concussion against the San Fransisco 49ers. If Williams was to miss time Quentez Cephus would be the Lions’ official number one receiver. Two receivers that could replace Williams are Kalif Raymond and 2021 fourth-round pick Amon-Ra St. Brown.

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