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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 2 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 2 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with teammates after catching a three yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on September 12, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Injury update

Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell are both expected to play. Receiver targets were spread out fairly evenly in Week 1, but Pittman remains the most likely for big plays.

Jamison Crowder will play against the Patriots after missing Week 1 on the COVID-19 list.

Tyrell Williams is out with a concussion and Kalif Raymond is questionable with a thigh injury against the Packers. Avoiding the Lions receivers is probably your best bet.

Anthony Schwartz is questionable while Odell Beckham Jr. is out. That could lead to big usage for Jarvis Landry and Donavan Peoples-Jones, but expect plenty of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

The 2021 NFL season got off to an interesting start in Week 1 with plenty of surprising names landing in the top-12 of wide receivers for fantasy football. Four wideouts registered 30+ point performances on the week, including Amari Cooper, Tyreek Hill, Deebo Samuel and Adam Thielen. Corey Davis posted a monstrous 5/92/2 line in his regular-season debut with the Jets, while Antonio Brown finished as the WR11 to lead all Bucs receivers in yards per route run for the week. What year is it?

Injury news

Jerry Jeudy went down in Week 1 with a scary-looking ankle injury that end up being a high ankle sprain. The team hasn’t yet announced whether or not he will land on the injured reserve list, but he’s certain to miss some time after a hot start. Noah Fant is likely to see the biggest uptick in targets.

The Cowboys placed Michael Gallup on injured reserve Monday after suffering a calf injury on Monday Night Football. This pass-heavy offense is bound to feed Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb 10+ targets on a weekly basis.

Washington WR Curtis Samuel (groin) and Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) were both inactive to start the season, and their status is uncertain for Week 2.

Streaming options

Mike Williams, LAC vs. DAL

We were warned all off-season that Mike Williams was set to take on a “Michael Thomas” type role within the Chargers offense, and so far, it’s ringing true. In Week 1, Williams tied perennial PPR value, Keenan Allen, with 12 targets on the day, finishing with an 8/82/1 line. Also worth noting, he was the only skill player for the Chargers to see more than one end zone target from Justin Herbert. In Week 2, the Chargers face the Cowboys, who allowed Tom Brady a 379-passing yard, 4 TD and 2 INT performance to start the year.

Ja’Marr Chase, CIN vs. CHI

After a bumpy preseason, Ja’Marr Chase reminded everyone just why he was selected with a top-five pick in the 2021 NFL draft. In his first regular-season game, he led the Bengals with 7 targets, reeling in 5 of those for 101 receiving yards and a touchdown. His 71.4% catch rate more than made up for the pre-season drops, and a leaky Bears secondary should give him some room to work again in Week 2.

Week 2 wide receiver rankings, PPR leagues

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