Ryan Heath’s WR Rankings
- There are actually a good amount of solid options at the wide receiver position this week, but the drop-off is steep after Jakobi Meyers. Six teams on their bye weeks have left us with 19 receivers I actually feel good about plugging in.
- Just after the top tier, Juju Smith-Schuster has finally been delivering for his fantasy managers as of late. He’s been just the WR40 in OPPO per game over the last month, but he has found the end zone in back-to-back contests and has commanded eight or more targets in five of seven games. As the season goes on, he is definitely in danger of losing low-aDoT targets to the newly acquired Kadarius Toney, but for this week, there’s little choice but to rank JuJu as a WR2.
- Whenever Rondale Moore has run most of his routes out of the slot and been targeted close to the line of scrimmage, he’s been a productive player in fantasy football. Weeks 5, 6, and 8 saw him command at least 8 targets while finishing as a top-35 receiver in each game, with his highest aDoT in those contests being 4.4. In Weeks 4 and 7, Moore had aDoTs of 11.6 and 13.0 while finishing outside the top 70 at the position. I am begging Kliff Kingsbury to simply not play his 5’7” receiver on the outside.
- Romeo Doubs could again be the best healthy option for Aaron Rodgers after commanding seven targets and 12.3 OPPO against a tough Bills defense last week. The Packers have the 4th-highest implied total this week thanks to a matchup against a Lions defense allowing the 5th-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
- If you’re desperate, Joshua Palmer should benefit more from the absence of Mike Williams than he did when Keenan Allen missed time. Palmer plays mostly outside while Allen should command attention in the slot. The Falcons have surrendered the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers of any team in the NFL.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options