Ryan Heath’s WR Rankings
- Zay Jones and Jakobi Meyers both rank in the top 24 per game in OPPO, our new all-inclusive opportunity metric. As such, they are ranked above consensus as clear flex plays.
- Other OPPO standouts include Marquise Brown (3rd), Garrett Wilson (9th), Chris Olave (14th), Curtis Samuel (15th), and DK Metcalf (16th). Check out the incredible work Kyle Bland has done at the link above.
- Chris Godwin is back in every-week starter territory after commanding 10 targets against the Chiefs despite a brief injury scare. Godwin easily bested Mike Evans in target share per game last year, suggesting he could be a more consistent option when Evans is not delivering touchdowns.
- I refuse to downgrade Diontae Johnson too heavily after a single four-target game, but it is worth noting he finished third on the team in targets during Kenny Pickett‘s debut. Target volume is where fantasy viability begins and ends for Johnson, so this is worth watching moving forward. George Pickens may be the favorite downfield moving forward.
- Terry McLaurin has been out-targeted 27 to 37 by Curtis Samuel this season, who also sees involvement in the run game. The gap in fantasy points per game (11.4 to 16.3) is perfectly in line with the differences in their opportunities. Unless the usage changes, Samuel will be ranked well ahead of McLaurin going forward.
- With his main target competition in Treylon Burks out for a while, Robert Woods makes for a fine desperation start against a Washington secondary that is still surrendering the third-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Tennessee could lean on the run as 2.5-point favorites, but Washington’s pass-funnel should still be tempting.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options