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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR wide receivers going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Final injury report

Out: Adam Humphries (concussion), Jamal Agnew (ribs), Kenny Golladay (hip)
Doubtful: Chris Moore (thigh), T.Y. Hilton (groin), Diontae Spencer (shoulder), Dontrelle Inman (hamstring)
Questionable: Devin Duvernay (thigh), Marcus Johnson (knee), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Tim Patrick (hamstring), Calvin Ridley (foot), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Chris Godwin (finger)

Wednesday injury report

Chris Godwin has a cast on his hand and Bruce Arians said he will need to prove he can catch the ball on Friday before getting clearance to play. If he is unable to get, Christian Blake would get a bump in playing time.

Michael Thomas is making progress with a limited practice on Wednesday, but his status remains unclear for Week 9 against the Buccaneers. Sammy Watkins returned to practice and looks to be on track to return this week against the Panthers. Demarcus Robinson takes the biggest hit.

Adam Humphries will be in the concussion protocol this week and will have to show progress each day. If he can’t go on Sunday, tight end Jonnu Smith probably sees the biggest benefit among the Titans pass catchers.

Tim Patrick was limited with his hamstring injury, but returning to practice is a great sign. He was close to getting back last week but was a game-time scratch. All that suggests a good chance of playing this week against the Falcons.

Finally, Kenny Golladay is out this week, which means Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson should see extra targets.

DNP: T.Y. Hilton (groin), Anthony Miller (toe), Adam Humphries (concussion), Diontae Spencer (shoulder), Calvin Ridley (foot), Kenny Golladay (hip), Randall Cobb (illness), John Brown (knee)
Limited: Tim Patrick (hamstring), Russell Gage (shoulder, knee), Marquez Callaway (ankle), Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring), Chris Godwin (finger), Scott Miller (hip, groin), Sterling Shepard (shoulder, toe)
Full: Chris Moore (thigh), Adam Thielen (shoulder),

The only certainties in life: death, taxes and Davante Adams, finishing as a top-five fantasy receiver. He and second-year wideout D.K. Metcalf have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with in fantasy. Simply put, if you’re facing either of them on any given week, you might not be taking home the win.

Tyreek Hill continues to dominate for Mahomes and the Chiefs in the touchdown department. He’s seen 14 fewer targets than TE Travis Kelce on the season, but continues to lead the team in scores.

Some players who are ranking well in non-PPR formats in recent weeks that still may not be making headlines: Christian Kirk, who returns from bye in Week 9, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd — each of them top-10 receivers — and Corey Davis, who’s seen back-to-back games with ten targets and has scored in three of his five games so far.

Injury news

Deebo Samuel has been ruled out for Thursday Night Football. With George Kittle also out, Brandon Aiyuk could become the centerpiece of the offense.

Allen Lazard is back practicing, but the team has some time left to activate him off injured reserve. We’ll know by Thursday if he is going to be on the active roster for the game.

Kenny Golladay is not going to play this week against the Vikings, which means Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson will be the primary targets in the passing game.

Calvin Ridley may be in line to miss Week 9 (or more) with a foot injury. Ridley left the team’s TNF outing early in Week 8 and was eventually ruled out with what was called a foot sprain. The mini-bye week could help give him some extra time to heal up, but if he’s not ready to go, Russell Gage has proved a decent fill-in.

Jamison Crowder had a setback last week that cost him the game. His status will be one to watch as teams return to practice.

Tim Patrick was inactive last week with a hamstring injury, but it came down to a game-time decision. That bodes well for a potential return in Week 9.

Antonio Brown is back. The Bucs activated him off the suspended list and he will be eligible to play. With Chris Godwin potentially out again and Mike Evans still a bit banged up, Brown could see some decent playing time.

Bye weeks

Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams

Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green, Tee Higgins, Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Travis Fulgham, and Jalen Reagor are all going to be sidelined this week with a bye. One notable plus to the bye week is a chance for Alshon Jeffery to get healthier.

Streaming options

Chase Claypool, Steelers

There are far too many mouths to feed in PIttsburgh to feel overly confident in any of these fantasy assets on a weekly basis. However, the Dallas Cowboys secondary presents each of them an opportunity for a big Week 9 performance. Claypool has totaled five scores on the season, while the Cowboys lead the league with 266 points allowed. There will be plenty of yards (and scores) up for grabs in this one.

Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

The 49ers are running short on passers, rushers and receivers as of late, but luckily for Kyle Shanahan, rookie Brandon Aiyuk has shown an ability to accomplish two of the three. The team will once again be without WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), and in contests with seven or more targets, Aiyuk has managed at least 70 receiving yards. He’s scored four TDs on the season, and given the wide range of opportunity in this offense with the slew of injuries, Aiyuk could be in a great spot to perform versus the Packers on TNF.

Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 4

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Tyreek Hill KC @ PHI
2 Davante Adams GB vs PIT
3 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ SF
4 Stefon Diggs BUF vs HOU
5 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs CAR
6 Tyler Lockett SEA @ SF
7 Cooper Kupp LAR vs ARI
8 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CLE
9 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ LAR
10 D.J. Moore CAR @ DAL
11 Calvin Ridley ATL vs WAS
12 Chris Godwin TB @ NE
13 Adam Thielen MIN vs CLE
14 Terry McLaurin WAS @ ATL
15 Mike Williams LAC vs LV
16 Mike Evans TB @ NE
17 Julio Jones TEN @ NYJ
18 Amari Cooper DAL vs CAR
19 Deebo Samuel SF vs SEA
20 Keenan Allen LAC vs LV
21 Courtland Sutton DEN vs BAL
22 Ja'Marr Chase CIN vs JAC
23 Allen Robinson II CHI vs DET
24 Marquise Brown BAL @ DEN
25 Tee Higgins CIN vs JAC
26 Chase Claypool PIT @ GB
27 A.J. Brown TEN @ NYJ
28 Robert Woods LAR vs ARI
29 Brandin Cooks HOU @ BUF
30 DeVonta Smith PHI vs KC
31 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ MIA
32 Sterling Shepard NYG @ NO
33 Antonio Brown TB @ NE
34 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC @ CIN
35 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ GB
36 Rondale Moore ARI @ LAR
37 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC @ CIN
38 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs SEA
39 Corey Davis NYJ vs TEN
40 Tyler Boyd CIN vs JAC
41 Robby Anderson CAR @ DAL
42 Tim Patrick DEN vs BAL
43 Kenny Golladay NYG @ NO
44 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ MIN
45 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs IND
46 Jakobi Meyers NE vs TB
47 Henry Ruggs III LV @ LAC
48 Cole Beasley BUF vs HOU
49 Darnell Mooney CHI vs DET
50 Christian Kirk ARI @ LAR
51 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ CIN
52 Sammy Watkins BAL @ DEN
53 Nelson Agholor NE vs TB
54 Mecole Hardman KC @ PHI
55 DeVante Parker MIA vs IND
56 Will Fuller V MIA vs IND
57 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CLE
58 Jalen Reagor PHI vs KC
59 Bryan Edwards LV @ LAC
60 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs HOU
61 Hunter Renfrow LV @ LAC
62 Darius Slayton NYG @ NO
63 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB vs PIT
64 Quintez Cephus DET @ CHI
65 Zach Pascal IND @ MIA
66 James Washington PIT @ GB
67 Marquez Callaway NO vs NYG
68 Elijah Moore NYJ vs TEN
69 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR @ DAL
70 A.J. Green ARI @ LAR
71 Gabriel Davis BUF vs HOU
72 Collin Johnson NYG @ NO
73 Dyami Brown WAS @ ATL
74 Quez Watkins PHI vs KC
75 Van Jefferson LAR vs ARI
76 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL vs CAR
77 Braxton Berrios NYJ vs TEN
78 Freddie Swain SEA @ SF
79 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET @ CHI
80 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs WAS
81 Adam Humphries WAS @ ATL
82 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE @ MIN
83 Chris Conley HOU @ BUF
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ PHI
85 Jalen Guyton LAC vs LV
86 Anthony Schwartz CLE @ MIN
87 Devin Duvernay BAL @ DEN
88 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs WAS
89 Allen Lazard GB vs PIT
90 Randall Cobb GB vs PIT
91 Deonte Harris NO vs NYG
92 Rashard Higgins CLE @ MIN
93 Kendrick Bourne NE vs TB
94 Trent Sherfield SF vs SEA
95 Kalif Raymond DET @ CHI
96 Chester Rogers TEN @ NYJ
97 Parris Campbell IND @ MIA
98 DeSean Jackson LAR vs ARI
99 Byron Pringle KC @ PHI
100 Scotty Miller TB @ NE
101 Kadarius Toney NYG @ NO
102 Joshua Palmer LAC vs LV
103 Mohamed Sanu Sr. SF vs SEA
104 Tyler Johnson TB @ NE
105 Auden Tate CIN vs JAC
106 Trinity Benson DET @ CHI
107 Anthony Miller HOU @ BUF
108 Chris Hogan NO vs NYG
109 Marquise Goodwin CHI vs DET
110 Greg Ward PHI vs KC
111 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ vs TEN
112 Preston Williams MIA vs IND
113 Albert Wilson MIA vs IND
114 Mike Thomas CIN vs JAC