The List: Ranking Each Position for Week 9

Erik Smith releases his PPR fantasy football rankings for Week 9.

WR Rankings


  • With DeAndre Hopkins likely playing through hamstring issues and A.J. Green likely to miss this week on the COVID-IR, Christian Kirk and Rondale Moore both see significant boosts. Last week, Green led the way among Arizona pass catchers with 95% of the snaps, while Hopkins was only able to contribute on 25% of the offensive snaps. Even if Hopkins is back to a full workload, there is a huge opening with Green out. Moore saw his snaps increase to 61%, while Kirk locked in a 19% target share. Both see their stock rise this week, with Kirk a solid WR2/3 and Moore a nice desperation flex option with upside.


  • I know that it is hard to roll Emmanuel Sanders back out there after a goose egg last week, but he did play the most snaps among Bills receivers last week. On the season, Sanders has the most end zone targets among all wide receivers and ranks sixth overall in Air Yards per game. He may be a boom/bust option, but these statistics show that his boom potential is real. A matchup against Jacksonville, who have allowed the third-fewest yards per attempt on the ground and yet have been gashed in the passing game, should heal our wounds from last week’s dud.


  • I like what I’m seeing from these Dolphins wide receivers, as Jaylen Waddle has 33 combined targets over the past three weeks, while DeVante Parker leads all receivers in contested catches despite missing three games. Both are locked in starters this week in a matchup against Houston that should be fruitful for this passing game.


  • Darnell Mooney ranks 13th among all wide receivers on the season in target share, so he’s clearly earned the trust of Justin Fields. We just need the overall passing game volume to go up. Until that happens, he will make as a risky start each week, but he profiles as a nice buy-low in dynast and redraft, and he would benefit greatly if Fields begins to progress and the coaching staff opens up the offense.


Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options


Week 9 WR Rankings

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