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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 17 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 17 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Brandin Cooks #13 of the Houston Texans participates in warmups prior to a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 26, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Friday injury report

Terry McLaurin is questionable despite not practicing this week. He could play, but he is extremely risky against the Eagles.

Julio Jones, DJ Chark, Cole Beasley, Kenny Golladay, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel are all out. Upgrade Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage, Marvin Jones, Geroge Kittle, and Kendrick Bourne.

Out: Julio Jones (hamstring), DJ Chark (shin), Cole Beasley (knee), Kenny Golladay (hip), WR Brandon Aiyuk (ankle), WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), K.J. Hamler (concussion)
Doubtful: Golden Tate (calf)
Questionable: Larry Fitzgerald (groin), Michael Pittman (concussion), Jakeem Grant (ankle), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Terry McLaurin (ankle)

Wednesday injury report

Keenan Allen won’t play against the Chiefs. Ty Johnson and Jalen Guyton will get a boost in work.

Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins didn’t practice. With Patrick Mahomes not playing this week, we can expect Hill and Watkins to be out as well.

Terry McLaurin is dealing with a high ankle sprain. His status vs. the Eagles is iffy.

Brandon Aituk and Deebo Samuel won’t play. George Kittle and Kendrick Bourne should see extra work.

Cole Beasley is most-likely out this week,

DNP: Larry Fitzgerald (groin), DeAndre Hopkins (hip), Julio Jones (hamstring), Willie Snead (ankle), A.J. Green (not injury related), Golden Tate (calf), D.J. Chark (shin), Collin Johnson (hamstring), K.J. Hamler (concussion), Keenan Allen (hamstring), Tyreek Hill (hamstring), Sammy Watkins (calf), Jakeem Grant (ankle), Cole Beasley (knee), Kenny Golladay (hip), Robby Anderson (groin), Brandon Aiyuk (ankle), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), A.J. Brown (ankle), Corey Davis (not injury related), Terry McLaurin (ankle), DeSean Jackson (ankle), Quez Watkins (rib)
Limited: Tyler Boyd (concussion), Sterling Shepard (rib), Allen Lazard (core, wrist), Marcus Johnson (quadricep), Michael Pittman (concussion), Equanimeous St. Brown (knee), Jalen Guyton (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Keke Coutee (foot),
Full: Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), Allen Robinson (hamstring),

Week 17 is often a difficult week for fantasy football, as many teams could rest players. This season, we have more teams needing to play their starters than usual. There are three teams that look like they will rest at least some players though, as the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills don’t have much to play for.

The Chiefs have nothing to gain, while the Steelers and Bills can only move between the No. 2 and 3 seeds. The Steelers coach has already said that Ben Roethlisberger isn’t playing, which could make it less likely the Bills starters play a full game.

Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs, Diontae Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool should be off-limits this week in fantasy.

Here are the teams who need wins and will play their starters: Dolphins, Ravens, Buccaneers, Saints, Seahawks, Packers, Washington, Cardinals, Rams, Colts, Titans, Bears, Cowboys, Giants, and Browns

Injury news

Cole Beasley is week-to-week with a leg injury. He won’t play this week against the Dolphins.

Cooper Kupp is on the Covid-19 list. If he tested positive, he is out, but if he is a close contact, he has a chance to play against the Cardinals.

Brandon Aiyuk won’t play against the Seahawks due to an ankle injury.

Notable backups

Byron Pringle, Gehrig Dieter, James Washington, Ray-Ray McCloud, Andre Roberts and Duke Williams could see elevated work this week as their teams may rest starters.

Streaming options

Brandin Cooks, Texans

Cooks is Deshaun Watson’s favorite target when healthy and they’ll get a great match this week against a Titans team that has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to wide receivers in the last eight weeks.

Van Jefferson, Rams

This is a bit of a stretch, but if Cooper Kupp is out, Jefferson will get a boost. He also will have John Wolford throwing to him, who he has had a lot of work with on the second team. The Cardinals have allowed the third-most fantasy points over the last eight-weeks, so the matchup isn’t limiting.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN