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Fantasy Football Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings

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The 2021-22 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means those wide receivers like Justin Jefferson, Mike Williams, and CeeDee Lamb will be out this week. On top of that injuries have started to mount up at this point of the season. It is always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the Fantasy Football Week 7 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)

Key:
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.

 

Category Name Opponent Ranking
Must Start Davante Adams vs Washington Football Team WR1
Must Start Tyreek Hill* vs Tennessee Titans WR2
Must Start Cooper Kupp vs Detriot Lions WR3
Starting WR1 Deebo Samuel vs Indianapolis Colts WR4
Starting WR1 Calvin Ridley vs Miami Dolphins WR5
Starting WR1 D.J. Moore vs New York Giants WR6
Starting WR1 D.K. Metcalf vs New Orleans Saints WR7
High WR2 DeAndre Hopkins vs Houston Texans WR8
High WR2 Brandin Cooks vs Arizona Cardinals WR9
High WR2 Terry McLaurin* vs Green Bay Packers WR10
Starting WR2 Mike Evans vs Chicago Bears WR11
Starting WR2 Ja’Marr Chase vs Baltimore Ravens WR12
Starting WR2 A.J. Brown vs Kansas City Chiefs WR13
Starting WR2 Courtland Sutton vs Cleveland Browns WR14
Starting WR2 Marquise “Hollywood” Brown vs Cincinnati Bengals WR15
Starting WR2 Antonio Brown* vs Chicago Bears WR16
Low WR2 Sterling Shepard vs Carolina Panthers WR17
Low WR2 Robert Woods vs Detriot Lions WR18
Low WR2 Chris Godwin vs Chicago Bears WR19
Flex Hunter Renfrow vs Philadelphia Eagles WR20
Flex DeVante Parker* vs Atlanta Falcons WR21
Flex Jakobi Meyers vs New York Jets WR22
Flex Jaylen Waddle vs Atlanta Falcons WR23
Flex Marquez Callaway vs Seattle Seahawks WR24
Flex T.Y. Hilton* vs San Francisco 49ers WR25
Flex A.J. Green vs Houston Texans WR26
Flex Julio Jones* vs Kansas City Chiefs WR27
Flex Jerry Jeudy* vs Cleveland Browns WR28
Flex Michael Pittman Jr. vs San Francisco 49ers WR29
Flex Tim Patrick vs Cleveland Browns WR30
Flex Tyler Lockett vs New Orleans Saints WR31
 Flex DeVonta Smith vs Las Vegas Raiders WR32
Deep League Flex Christian Kirk vs Houston Texans WR33
Deep League Flex Odell Beckham Jr.* vs Denver Broncos WR34
Deep League Flex Tee Higgins vs Baltimore Ravens WR35
Deep League Flex Allen Robinson vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR36
Deep League Flex Darnell Mooney vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR37
Upside Play Corey Davis vs New England Patriots WR38
Upside Play Amon-Ra St. Brown vs Los Angeles Rams WR39
Upside Play Mecole Hardman vs Tennessee Titans WR40
Upside Play Henry Ruggs* vs Philadelphia Eagles WR41
Upside Play Jamison Crowder vs New England Patriots WR42
Upside Play Robby Anderson vs New York Giants WR43
Upside Play Kalif Raymond vs Los Angeles Rams WR44
Upside Play Jarvis Landry* vs Denver Broncos WR45
Upside Play Kenny Golladay* vs Carolina Panthers WR46
Upside Play Darius Slayton* vs Carolina Panthers WR47
Upside Play Quez Watkins vs Las Vegas Raiders WR48
Upside Play Rashod Bateman vs Cincinnati Bengals WR49
Upside Play Brandon Aiyuk vs Indianapolis Colts WR50
Upside Play Russell Gage vs Miami Dolphins WR51
Upside Play Deonte Harris vs Seattle Seahawks WR52
Upside Play Van Jefferson vs Detriot Lions WR53
Upside Play Nelson Agholor vs New York Jets WR54
Upside Play Rondale Moore vs Houston Texans WR55
Upside Play Jalen Reagor vs Las Vegas Raiders WR56
Leave on the Bench Tyler Boyd vs Baltimore Ravens WR57
Leave on the Bench Bryan Edwards* vs Philadelphia Eagles WR58
Leave on the Bench Nico Collins vs Arizona Cardinals WR59
Leave on the Bench Donovan Peoples-Jones vs Denver Broncos WR60
Leave on the Bench Sammy Watkins* vs Cincinnati Bengals WR61
Leave on the Bench Dyami Brown vs Green Bay Packers WR62
Leave on the Bench Kendrick Bourne vs New York Jets WR63
Leave on the Bench Kenny Stills vs Seattle Seahawks WR64
Leave on the Bench Kendall Hinton vs Cleveland Browns WR65
Leave on the Bench Zach Pascal vs San Francisco 49ers WR66
Leave on the Bench Randall Cobb vs Washington Football Team WR67
Leave on the Bench Demarcus Robinson vs Tennessee Titans WR68
Leave on the Bench Danny Amendola vs Arizona Cardinals WR69
Leave on the Bench Allen Lazard vs Washington Football Team WR70
Leave on the Bench Curtis Samuel* vs Green Bay Packers WR71
Leave on the Bench Elijah Moore vs New England Patriots WR72
Leave on the Bench Nick Westbrook-Ikhine vs Kansas City Chiefs WR73
Leave on the Bench Chris Moore vs Arizona Cardinals WR74
Leave on the Bench Keelan Cole vs New England Patriots WR75
Leave on the Bench Josh Gordon vs Tennessee Titans WR76
Leave on the Bench KhaDarel Hodge vs Los Angeles Rams WR77
Leave on the Bench Dante Pettis vs Carolina Panthers WR78
Leave on the Bench Adam Humphries vs Green Bay Packers WR79
Leave on the Bench Preston Williams vs Atlanta Falcons WR80
Leave on the Bench DeSean Jackson vs Detriot Lions WR81
Leave on the Bench Terrace Marshall Jr.* vs New York Giants WR82
Leave on the Bench Mack Hollins vs Atlanta Falcons WR83

Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday

WR2 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs:

Tyreek Hill played last week against the Washington Football Team with a quad injury. He missed practice Wednesday because of it. If Hill misses the game this week against the Tennessee Titans Mecole Hardman goes to WR23 between Jaylen Waddle and Marquez Callaway. The rest of the Chiefs receivers impossible to predict who would be next in line for targets.

Washington Football Team Wide Receivers: WR10 Terry McLaurin & WR71 Curtis Samuel

Terry McLaurin played last week despite suffering a hamstring injury during the week. He definitely did not look like his normal self. Curtis Samuel missed last week with a groin injury. If both are out Dyami Brown will likely step up as the number one wide receiver in Green Bay slotting in at WR32 between DeVonta Smith and Christian Kirk. Adam Humphries would move up to WR53 between Deonte Harris and Van Jefferson. DeAndre Carter would join the list at WR74 between Elijah Moore and Nick Westbrook-Ihkine.

WR16 Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Antonio Brown missed practice Wednesday because of an ankle sprain. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Chicago Bears Chris Godwin would move up to WR14 between A.J. Brown and Courtland Sutton. Tampa Bay has a plethora of weapons who would be next on the depth chart. Based on the game Brown missed earlier this year the third wide receiver in this offense would be Tyler Johnson.

WR21 Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins

Devante Parker missed the past two games because of a shoulder injury. If Parker was to miss another week against Atlanta Jaylen Waddle would jump to WR17 between Chris Godwin and Sterling Shepard. Preston Williams and/or Mack Hollins could be candidates to see targets after Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki in this offense. 

WR25 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

During his return from Injured Reserve last week T.Y. Hilton suffered a quad injury. It is uncertain if Hilton will be ready to play against the 49ers this weekend. If Hilton is out Michael Pittman Jr. would move up to WR24 between Jaylen Waddle and Marquez Callaway. Zach Pascal would move up to WR36 between Tee Higgins and Allen Robinson.

WR27 Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans

Julio Jones reinjured his hamstring last week against the Buffalo Bills. If he misses this week against Kansas City A.J. Brown would retain his value and Nick Westbrook-Ihkine would likely bump up to WR49 between Rashod Bateman and Brandon Aiyuk.

WR28 Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is eligible to return from Injured Reserve this week after the Broncos designated him to return on Saturday. Vic Fangio said that there is less than a 50% chance Jeudy plays on Thursday against Cleveland. If he misses this game Tim Patrick would jump up to WR26 between T.Y. Hilton and A.J. Green. Also, Kendall Hinton would jump up to WR56 between Rondale Moore and Jalen Reagor.


Cleveland Browns Wide Receivers: WR34 Odell Beckham Jr. & WR45 Jarvis Landry

The Cleveland Browns are beat up badly right now. Jarvis Landry is recovering from a knee injury and Odell Beckham Jr. is dealing with a shoulder injury. If Landry is recovered off of IR and Beckham is inactive or if Beckham plays and Landry sits out another week Donovan Peoples-Jones moves up to WR50 between Brandon Aiyuk and Russell Gage.

If both receivers are out Peoples-Jones moves up to WR38 between Corey Davis and Amon-Ra St.Brown. Then Anthony Schwartz would join the list at WR74 between Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Chris Moore.

Las Vegas Raiders Wide Receivers: WR41 Henry Ruggs & WR58 Bryan Edwards

Both Las Vegas Raiders’ top wideouts are injured. Henry Ruggs is dealing with a knee injury and Bryan Edwards is dealing with a hamstring injury. If both were to miss time the next receivers up that would see targets after Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow are Willie Snead and Zay Jones.

New York Giants Wide Receivers: WR46 Kenny Golladay, & WR47 Darius Slayton, 

Multiple of the Giants’ top receivers still are dealing with injuries. Now that Sterling Shepard is healthy rookie Kadarius Toney will miss time with an ankle injury. If Golladay and Slayton still miss time the next receivers up will likely be John Ross and Dante Pettis.

WR61 Sammy Watkins, Baltimore Ravens

Sammy Watkins missed last week with an ankle injury. If he misses this game against the Cincinnati Bengals Devin Duvernay would move slot in at WR61 between replacing Watkins.

WR82 Terrace Marshall Jr. Carolina Panthers

Panthers’ second-round pick wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. is dealing with a concussion. For those playing Marshall in dynasty leagues, this is an injury to pay attention to throughout the week.




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