We really feel like Charlie Brown with Lucy and the soccer each week once we put collectively our fantasy WR rankings. We hold initially together with a bunch of key guys (Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin, Jamison Crowder, Emmanuel Sanders, and so on.), solely to take them out heading into the weekend. Sure, it has been a troublesome yr for huge receiver accidents, however we have now excellent news (for some) heading into Week 9: Antonio Brown is again.

We are saying “for some” as a result of when you personal the up-and-down Mike Evans or the oft-injured Godwin, Brown’s presence figures to solely make issues extra sophisticated. Happily, Tampa has a positive passing matchup this week in opposition to New Orleans, so all three (relying on who’s lively) are in play. 

Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Now, again to the unhealthy information: A number of big-name huge receivers have robust matchups, and whereas that finally would not have an effect on the beginning/sit statuses of studs like Davante Adams (@ 49ers), DeAndre Hopkins (vs. Dolphins), A.J. Brown (@ Bears), D.J. Moore (@ Chiefs), or Robby Anderson (@ Chiefs), it is by no means one thing you need to see whenever you set your lineup. Marquise Brown (@ Colts), Christian Kirk (vs. Dolphins), Emmanuel Sanders (@ Buccaneers), Brandon Aiyuk (vs. Packers), and Darius Slayton/Sterling Shepard (@ Washington) are borderline starters who would possibly fall out of your lineup this week, although Aiyuk is probably going a protected play with Deebo Samuel (hamstring) nonetheless hurting. (Replace: Aiyuk has been positioned on the COVID listing and will not play in Week 9.)

Quarterback | Operating again | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

As at all times, there are many sleepers who can take their locations. Tim Patrick (if wholesome) and Jerry Jeudy (@ Falcons), Cole Beasley and John Brown (vs. Seahawks), Mike Williams (vs. Raiders), Chase Claypool (@ Cowboys), Marvin Jones (@ Vikings), Russell Gage (vs. Broncos), and Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb (@ Jaguars) all look good, and the Jaguars WRs (vs. Texans) would even be in good spots if not for the uncertainty surrounding their QB state of affairs. 


Going deeper, Allen Lazard (@ 49ers) figures to return this week, however given the matchup, he is not an important play. A few final week’s huge performers, Curtis Samuel (@ Chiefs), Corey Davis (vs. Bears), and Mecole Hardman (vs. Panthers), have robust matchups on paper, although matchups not often matter for the big-play Hardman. If you wish to take a boom-or-bust shot on him, you possibly can. 


Word: Examine again all week main as much as kickoff, as we’ll proceed to replace our WR rankings based mostly on the newest information and accidents. 

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Week 9 Fantasy WR Rankings (Normal)

These rankings are for non-PPR leagues.

WEEK 9 FANTASY: Sleepers | BustsBegin ’em, sit ’em

Rank Participant
1 DK Metcalf, SEA @ BUF
2 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. DET
3 Davante Adams, GB @ SF
4 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. SEA
5 Keenan Allen, LAC vs. LV
6 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. CAR
7 Julio Jones, ATL vs. DEN
8 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI vs. MIA
9 Allen Robinson, CHI @ TEN
10 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ BUF
11 Chris Godwin, TB @ NO
12 Michael Thomas, NO @ TB
13 Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. NYG
14 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ DAL
15 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ DAL
16 Mike Evans, TB vs. NO
17 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. DET
18 Robby Anderson, CAR @ KC
19 A.J. Brown, TEN vs. CHI
20 Will Fuller V, HOU @ JAX
21 Marvin Jones, DET @ MIN
22 Mike Williams, LAC vs. LV
23 Tim Patrick, DEN @ ATL
24 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. SEA
25 DJ Chark, JAX vs. HOU
26 D.J. Moore, CAR @ KC
27 Antonio Brown, TB vs. NO
28 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. PIT
29 Chase Claypool, PIT @ DAL
30 Jerry Jeudy, DEN @ ATL
31 CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. PIT
32 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. NE
33 DeVante Parker, MIA @ ARI
34 Brandin Cooks, HOU @ JAX
35 John Brown, BUF vs. SEA
36 Christian Kirk, ARI vs. MIA
37 Marquise Brown, BAL @ IND
38 Emmanuel Sanders, NO @ TB
39 Darius Slayton, NYG @ WAS
40 Darnell Mooney, CHI @ TEN
41 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ WAS
42 Nelson Agholor, LV @ LAC
43 Russell Gage, ATL vs. DEN
44 Henry Ruggs III, LV @ LAC
45 Corey Davis, TEN vs. CHI
46 N’Keal Harry, NE @ NYJ
47 Marvin Corridor, DET @ MIN
48 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. HOU
49 Randall Cobb, HOU @ JAX
50 Trent Taylor, SF vs. GB
51 Michael Gallup, DAL vs. PIT
52 Keelan Cole, JAX vs. HOU
53 Sammy Watkins, KC vs. CAR
54 Allen Lazard, GB @ SF
55 Danny Amendola, DET @ MIN
56 Breshad Perriman, NYJ vs. NE
57 Curtis Samuel, CAR @ KC
58 David Moore, SEA @ BUF
59 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. CAR
60 Preston Williams, MIA @ ARI
61 Larry Fitzgerald, ARI vs. MIA
62 Denzel Mims, NYJ vs. NE
63 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ NYJ
64 Richie James, SF vs. GB
65 Michael Pittman Jr., IND vs. BAL
66 Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL vs. DEN
67 Scotty Miller, TB vs. NO
68 James Washington, PIT @ DAL
69 Golden Tate, NYG @ WAS
70 Zach Pascal, IND vs. BAL
71 Dontrelle Inman, WAS vs. NYG
72 Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ TB
73 Hunter Renfrow, LV @ LAC
74 Marquez Callaway, NO @ TB
75 Damiere Byrd, NE @ NYJ
76 Anthony Miller, CHI @ TEN
77 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. LV
78 KJ Hamler, DEN @ ATL
79 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. CAR
80 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. SEA
81 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ SF
82 Andy Isabella, ARI vs. MIA
83 Miles Boykin, BAL @ IND
84 Willie Snead, BAL @ IND
85 Jeff Smith, NYJ vs. NE