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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 17 fantasy football

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

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans and wide receiver Keke Coutee #16 warm up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Friday injury report

A.J. Brown was downgraded to a DNP Friday after a full practice on Thursday, but fantasy managers need not be concerned. He was left off of the final injury report.

Broncos rookie WR K.J. Hamler hasn’t logged a practice session this week and has been officially ruled out against the Raiders.

Though Colts WR Michael Pittman is listed as questionable with a concussion, his full practice session Friday is a step towards being cleared from the protocol ahead of Sunday’s game.

Bills wideout Cole Beasley is out, which could provide rookie Gabriel Davis and perhaps TE Dawson Knox.

Terry McLaurin is looking like he’s on the wrong side of questionable heading into Sunday. He’s dealing with a high ankle sprain, so even if he’s active, he’s certainly less than 100%.

Other outs for Sunday include Julio Jones, Kenny Golladay, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel.

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), DeSean Jackson
Doubtful: Golden Tate (calf)
Questionable: Larry Fitzgerald (groin), Michael Pittman (concussion), Jakeem Grant (ankle), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Terry McLaurin (ankle)

Wednesday injury report

Wednesday brought a laundry list of “DNP” tags on the wide receiver front. Some DNPs are injury-related, some may be more for rest as the NFL looks to close out the regular season.

The Washington Football team is likely to be without WR Terry McLaurin in the season finale, officially logging a DNP to open the week. Other expected absences for Week 17 with a DNP tag due to injury should include Julio Jones, Kenny Golladay, Cole Beasley, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel.

A.J. Brown’s DNP shouldn’t be of too much concern, though fantasy managers should keep an eye out for updates through the week. The Titans have been careful with Brown’s reps and have limited him in practice through the second half of the season. The Titans and Colts are neck and neck to win the AFC South, and Tennessee holds the tiebreaker in Week 17. The Titans clinch with a win over the Texans, a Colts loss, or if each of the two teams tie. There is plenty on the line to have us believe the team will make sure Brown is well Rested for Sunday’s contest.

The Bengals don’t have anything to play for, but Tyler Boyd’s limited practice session following his concussion is a step in the right direction for playing in Sunday’s divisional matchup against the Ravens. If he clears the protocol, he’ll be good to go. Indy WR Michael Pittman also got in a limited session with a concussion.

Broncos WR KJ Hamler also is listed with a concussion but didn’t practice, making his availability unknown heading into Sunday.

DNP: Terry McLaurin (ankle), Larry Fitzgerald (groin), DeAndre Hopkins (hip), Julio Jones (hamstring), Willie Snead (ankle), Golden Tate (calf), D.J. Chark (shin), K.J. Hamler (concussion), Tyreek Hill (hamstring), Sammy Watkins (calf), Cole Beasley

(knee), Kenny Golladay (hip), Robby Anderson (groin), Brandon Aiyuk (ankle), Deebo Samuel (hamstring), A.J. Brown (ankle), DeSean Jackson (ankle)
Limited: Tee Higgins (hamstring), Tyler Boyd (concussion), Sterling Shepard (rib), Allen Lazard (core, wrist), Michael Pittman (concussion), Jalen Guyton (hamstring), DeVante Parker (hamstring), Keke Coutee (foot)
Full: Allen Robinson (hamstring)

Week 17 is always a wild ride for those who are still playing for a championship, and this year is no different. Though we have a good idea of the playoff picture, there are still plenty of question marks regarding seeding that could make this a confusing week for fantasy managers still looking to clinch a title in Week 17.

Here are the teams who have the most to play for in Week 17: Cowboys, Giants, Browns, Dolphins, Ravens, Cardinals, Rams, Colts, Titans, Bears, Buccaneers, Saints, Seahawks, Packers and Washington.

Fantasy managers will need to keep an eye on the status of Tyreek Hill given the team’s position as the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman may manage the majority of WR snaps. Another wideout we may see more of in Week 17 is Bills’ WR Gabriel Davis.

Injury news

Bills wideout Cole Beasley suffered an ankle sprain on Monday Night Football and is now considered “week-to-week” to close out the season. The No. 1 seed is locked with Kansas City, so the Bills don’t have much of a reason to push him to play earlier than he’s ready.

Cooper Kupp was placed on the COVID-19 list, though it is uncertain if he actually tested positive. If he was a high-risk contact rather than a positive test, he’d still have a shot to play in Week 17.

Fantasy managers should expect another absence for Julio Jones and Kenny Golladay.

Brandon Aiyuk suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 16, which could mean a big target share for wideout Kendrick Bourne and an even bigger target share for TE George Kittle.

The entire Browns receiving corps landed on the COVID-19 list ahead of their Sunday game, and their absence was felt in their loss to the Jets. They could have a chance to return this week.

After a Week 16 absence, Terry McLaurin continues to deal with an ankle sprain. His status for Sunday remains up in the air.

Streaming options

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants

Playing wide receiver roulette in New York (for either team) hasn’t been a fun ride, but in the last few weeks, Sterling Shepard has been the one to see a bump in work. The Giants face the Cowboys to close out the regular season, who continue to give up points to opposing wide receivers. Since the Cowboys’ Week 10 bye, they’ve allowed nine touchdowns to the WR position. Capitalize on this matchup in the battle for the NFC East.

Keke Coutee, Houston Texans

In the four games since Will Fuller was suspended, Coutee has racked up 272 yards and two scores. It’s a stark contrast to his lack of production (or snaps) through the first 12 weeks. In that span, Coutee ties with Brandin Cooks to lead the team with 25 targets while ranking first on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in that span. Next up, he’ll face the Titans, whose defense has eight touchdowns to wideouts just since Coutee took on a lead role in Week 13. He’s got a nice chance at some yards and a score to close out the season.

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