Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 1: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

Our Week 1 WR PPR rankings obviously see some variance from our standard set, but the top of the list sees much of the same guys (just somewhat moved around). Wide receivers all have different profiles, with some geared more toward PPR leagues and others to standard. Some guys near the middle to bottom of our rankings will see a larger weekly variance based on targets, touchdown dependency, or a few other factors. Be sure to note the significant difference when deciding who to start and who to sit in the initial week of the regular season.

A high-volume target receiver like Davante Adams (vs. Saints) or Keenan Allen (@ Washington) is especially valuable in PPR. Meanwhile, a player like Mike Evans (vs. Cowboys) sees a decline. Obviously, the guys mentioned are all locks in starting lineups across both formats, but a player like Cole Beasley (vs. Steelers) could be on the borderline of your starting lineups in one and an afterthought in the other. There will be many cases where he is in lineups in PPR while riding the pine in standard. He sees a ton of volume, but his average depth of target remains low. Robby Anderson (vs. Jets) is another guy who is more attractive in PPR, and we like him this week against his former team.

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Of course, matchups, QB-play, and injury concerns always factor into our rankings. Stefon Diggs (vs. Steelers) has a combination of a bad matchup and a slight injury (knee) concern that drops him to WR11 in PPR. Obviously, he’s a must-start, but don’t act shocked if he’s not among the top-five wideouts like you drafted him to be.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Courland Sutton (@ Giants) and Jerry Jeudy (@ Giants) are among those with QB concerns. We now know Teddy Bridgewater is the starter in Denver, but we’ll see how effective he is in this offense. Jeudy could be especially hurt because of Bridgewater’s lack of deep-ball prowess. Of course, both Broncos could see huge rises in our Week 2 rankings if the offense is humming, but for now, it’s best to be cautious with the unknown. Add Corey Davis (@ Panthers), Elijah Moore (@ Panthers), Jakobi Meyers (vs. Dolphins), and any of the other wideouts playing with rookie QBs to that mix.

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We love Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel (@Lions) this week because of their matchup with Detroit. All year, we’ll likely be ranking anyone who plays against Detroit highly. A Shanahan offensive show should take place. Allen Robinson (@ Rams) has a matchup in L.A., home of Jalen Ramsey, so he’s a tough play this week, but in PPR, he should still catch enough short passes to be worth using. Still, no matter what happens, don’t overreact. Robinson will ball out soon enough.

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Be sure to explore the depths of this list if you’re in a deep league. A small start-sit decision could be the difference between beginning 1-0 and 0-1 to begin the year.

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We’ll be updating these WR PPR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis. For individual analysis of key WRs, click here.

Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 1: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings are based on full-point PPR scoring formats

Individual analysis will be added early next week and updated throughout the week to reflect any changes to the rankings.

Rank Player
1 Davante Adams, GB vs. NO
2 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI @ TEN
3 Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. PHI
4 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. CLE
5 Justin Jefferson, MIN @ CIN
6 A.J. Brown, TEN vs. ARI
7 Chris Godwin, TB vs. DAL
8 Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ DET
9 Mike Evans, TB vs. DAL
10 Adam Thielen, MIN @ CIN
11 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. PIT
12 Keenan Allen, LAC @ WAS
13 DK Metcalf, SEA @ IND
14 D.J. Moore, CAR vs. NYJ
15 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. CHI
16 Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. LAC
17 CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ TB
18 Robert Woods, LAR vs. CHI
19 Julio Jones, TEN vs. ARI
20 Deebo Samuel, SF @ DET
21 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ IND
22 Allen Robinson, CHI @ LAR
23 Robby Anderson, CAR vs. NYJ
24 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ BUF
25 Amari Cooper, DAL @ TB
26 DJ Chark, Jaguars, JAX @ HOU
27 DeVonta Smith, PHI @ ATL
28 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ KC
29 Antonio Brown, TB vs. DAL
30 Tee Higgins, CIN vs MIN
31 Marquez Callaway, NO vs GB
32 Courtland Sutton, DEN @ NYG
33 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN vs. MIN
34 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ BUF
35 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ HOU
36 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. MIN
37 Jakobi Meyers, NE vs. MIA
38 Chase Claypool, PIT @ BUF
39 Michael Pittman Jr., IND vs. SEA
40 Corey Davis, NYJ @ CAR
41 Brandin Cooks, HOU vs JAX
42 Marvin Jones, JAX @ HOU
43 Jalen Reagor, PHI @ ATL
44 Kenny Golladay, NYG vs. DEN
45 Marquise Brown, BAL @ LV
46 Curtis Samuel, WAS vs. LAC
47 Russell Gage, ATL vs. PHI
48 Jarvis Landry, CLE @ KC
49 Bryan Edwards, LV vs. BAL
50 DeVante Parker, MIA @ NE
51 Mike Williams, LAC @ WAS
52 Randall Cobb, GB vs. NO
53 Darnell Mooney, CHI @ LAR
54 Jerry Jeudy, DEN @ NYG
55 Rondale Moore, ARI @ TEN
56 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. GB
57 Jaylen Waddle, MIA @ NE
58 Michael Gallup, DAL @ TB
59 Allen Lazard, GB vs. NO
60 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ CAR
61 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. PIT
62 Christian Kirk, ARZ @ TEN
63 Henry Ruggs III, LV vs. BAL
64 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. DEN
65 Sammy Watkins, BAL @ LV
66 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. PIT
67 Tyrell Williams, DET vs. SF
68 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. BAL
69 Denzel Mims, NYJ @ CAR
70 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. CLE
71 A.J. Green, ARI @ TEN
72 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET vs. SF
73 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. PIT
74 KJ Hamler, DEN @ NYG
75 Nelson Agholor, NE vs MIA
76 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. NO
77 Rashard Higgins, CLE @ KC
78 Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR vs. NYJ
79 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. CLE
80 Kendrick Bourne, NE vs. MIA
81 Parris Campbell, IND vs. SEA
82 Elijah Moore, NYJ @ CAR
83 DeSean Jackson, LAR vs. CHI
84 Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. DEN
85 Kadarius Toney, NYG vs. DEN
86 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. CHI
87 Josh Reynolds, TEN vs. ARI
88 Tim Patrick, DEN @ NYG
89 D’Wayne Eskridge, SEA @ IND
90 Josh Palmer, LAC @ WAS

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