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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 1 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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Thursday injury update

Chris Godwin, Buccaneers — Godwin was limited on Tuesday with a quad injury, but was taken off the injury report prior to tonight’s game. He should be good to go.

Curtis Samuel, WFT — Samuel tweaked his groin injury and hasn’t practiced this week. He is more than likely out against the Chargers.

A.J. Brown, Titans — Brown got an apparent rest day on Wednesday. He should be fine for this Sunday against the Cardinals.

Preston Williams, Dolphins — With Will Fuller out with a suspension, Williams would likely be in line to get some work if he can go in Week 1. He’s recovering from foot surgery and was limited on Wednesday.

Kenny Golladay, Giants — Golladay was limited with a hamstring injury Wednesday, but he is set to play in Week 1.

The 2021 NFL season is just two days away. is that right? It doesn’t even seem real, but here it is. This Thursday we’ll get to see the world champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys in what could be a high-scoring affair. And if you like wide receivers, how about Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb? That’s a group of pass catchers worth keeping your eye on.

Below we go through the fantasy football Week 1 rankings for PPR wide receiver, after we take a look at some injury news.

Injury news

Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers

Aiyuk returned to practice on Monday from a hamstring injury. As long as he has no setbacks, he should be ready to go as the 49ers No. 1 wide receiver against the lowly Detroit Lions.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Football Team

Samuel “looked good” at practice on Monday according to head coach Ron Rivera. It appears he’ll be ready for Week 1 against the Chargers, but we can’t be sure he’ll play a full complement of snaps.

Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets

Crowder went on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but since he is vaccinated he’ll have a chance to play in Week 1 against the Panthers. He’ll need to have two negative tests 24 hours apart. That gives him a chance to be cleared in two days.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts

Hilton was put on injured reserve after neck surgery, which will keep him out for at least three weeks. Hilton’s body is wearing down and the team will look to Michael Pittman to take over as the No. 1 receiver this season.

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