Week 8 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts

Our Week 8 fantasy WR PPR rankings aren’t particularly strong all things considered, and it’s due to a variety of factors. Byes (Cardinals, Washington, Jaguars, Texans), injuries (Michael Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., Jamison Crowder, Diontae Johnson, among others), and matchups are of course part of the problem, as they are every week, but disappointing recent performances from some big-name wide receivers are also creating start ’em, sit ’em headaches. 

Mike Evans, who has two catches the past two weeks, is one of the WRs who’s tough to trust, even in a decent matchup against the Giants. CeeDee Lamb (@ Eagles) is coming off a zero-catch game — the first time all year he’s been below five receptions — and DK Metcalf (vs. 49ers) had just two catches on Sunday night. JuJu Smith-Schuster (@ Ravens) had been struggling before a nine-catch, 14-target game in Week 7, and T.Y. Hilton (@ Lions) had just one catch in his last game before the Colts’ bye. Further down the rankings, Darius Slayton (vs. Buccaneers) took a backseat to Sterling Shepard in the Giants’ last game, while Julian Edelman (@ Bills) has been a complete non-factor since Week 2. 

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Metcalf, Evans, Lamb and Hilton remain in the top 36 of our rankings (though Hilton gets the nod solely because of his matchup), but clearly they come with risks. Metcalf is the only one who’s above the WR3 tier, though he’s also dealing with a tough matchup that lowers his overall ceiling. 

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While those players drop, several others rise, including a pair of Eagles (Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward Jr.) against the Cowboys, a pair of 49ers (Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk) against the Seahawks, and a pair of Browns (Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins) against the Raiders.

Several more sleepers, including Shepard (vs. Buccaneers), Nelson Agholor (@ Browns), Cole Beasley (vs. Patriots), A.J. Green (vs. Titans), Darnell Mooney (vs. Saints), Zach Pascal (@ Lions), Russell Gage (@ Panthers), Curtis Samuel (vs. Falcons), and Marquez Callaway (@ Bears) are moving up. Shepard, Beasley, Gage, and Callaway have tough matchups on paper, but they have higher floors in PPR leagues thanks to frequent targets.

Note: Check back all week leading up to kickoff, as we’ll continue to update our WR PPR rankings based on the latest news and injuries. 

Week 8 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

Rank Player
1 Davante Adams, GB vs. MIN
2 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. NO
3 Keenan Allen, LAC @ DEN
4 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. TEN
5 Amari Cooper, DAL @ PHI
6 Robby Anderson, CAR vs. ATL
7 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. NYJ
8 A.J. Brown, TEN @ CIN
9 Chris Godwin, TB @ NYG
10 Adam Thielen, MIN @ GB
11 D.J. Moore, CAR vs. ATL
12 Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. SF
13 Julio Jones, ATL @ CAR
14 Calvin Ridley, ATL @ CAR
15 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ KC
16 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ BAL
17 DK Metcalf, SEA vs. SF
18 Deebo Samuel, SF @ SEA
19 Kenny Golladay, DET vs. IND
20 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. NE
21 Travis Fulgham, PHI vs. DAL
22 Cooper Kupp, LAR @ MIA
23 Tee Higgins, CIN vs. TEN
24 Marquise Brown, BAL vs. PIT
25 CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ PHI
26 Mike Evans, TB @ NYG
27 Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ SEA
28 Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. LV
29 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. NE
30 Emmanuel Sanders, NO @ CHI
31 Robert Woods, LAR @ MIA
32 Justin Jefferson, MIN @ GB
33 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. LAC
34 T.Y. Hilton, IND @ DET
35 Nelson Agholor, LV @ CLE
36 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. LAR
37 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ BAL
38 Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ CHI
39 Greg Ward Jr., PHI vs. DAL
40 Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. TB
41 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. TB
42 Henry Ruggs III, LV @ CLE
43 Chase Claypool, PIT @ BAL
44 Rashard Higgins, CLE vs. LV
45 A.J. Green, CIN vs. TEN
46 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. NO
47 Mike Williams, LAC @ DEN
48 Julian Edelman, NE @ BUF
49 Corey Davis, TEN @ CIN
50 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. LAC
51 Michael Gallup, DAL @ PHI
52 Preston Williams, MIA vs. LAR
53 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. MIN
54 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. NYJ
55 Breshad Perriman, NYJ @ KC
56 Marquez Callaway, NO @ CAR
57 Russell Gage, ATL @ CAR
58 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. NYJ
59 Hunter Renfrow, LV @ CLE
60 N’Keal Harry, NE @ BUF
61 Zach Pascal, IND @ DET
62 Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. ATL
63 Golden Tate, NYG vs. TB
64 Damiere Byrd, NE @ BUF
65 John Brown, BUF @ NE
66 Marvin Jones, DET vs. IND
67 Scotty Miller, TB @ NYG
68 Kendrick Bourne, SF @ SEA
69 Denzel Mims, NYJ @ KC
70 Adam Humphries, TEN @ CIN
71 Anthony Miller, CHI vs. NO
72 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ DEN
73 Danny Amendola, DET vs. IND
74 David Moore, SEA vs. SF
75 Josh Reynolds, LAR @ MIA
76 Isaiah Ford, MIA vs. LAR
77 James Washington, PIT @ BAL
78 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. NE
79 Jeff Smith, NYJ @ KC
80 Miles Boykin, BAL vs. PIT

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