Ryan Heath’s WR Rankings
- What a week, where I got to debate with myself whether to rank Rondale Moore, DJ Moore, or Jakobi Meyers as a WR1. If you have a player you’re reasonably sure will see some targets, you are playing them this week.
- Many will add Christian Watson off the waiver wire, and those who do can feel comfortable using his services in their starting lineup immediately. He just set season highs in snap share (84%), route share (87.5%), and targets (8). One week isn’t enough to rocket him above Allen Lazard in the rankings, but the upside of a 2nd-round rookie with Watson’s athletic profile is sky-high, and it’s not as if players I’ve ranked him above like Tyler Boyd and Kadarius Toney are locks to see more targets than him from week to week.
- The return of Matt Ryan means great things for Parris Campbell, who has seen 11, 12, and 9 targets in his last three games with the veteran signal-caller. The matchup against Philadelphia is rough, but Campbell and his 5.5 average depth of target is the most likely beneficiary of a gameplan in which Ryan will favor quick releases to avoid the Eagles’ pass rush.
- A matchup with Buffalo is not ideal for Donovan Peoples-Jones, but he could continue to benefit from Amari Cooper’s struggles playing on the road. Peoples-Jones ranks 39th among receivers in OPPO per game over the last month, ahead of players like Drake London, Jerry Jeudy, and Curtis Samuel. A pass-heavy game script with the Browns as 8.5-point underdogs could be just what he needs.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options