Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 8: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 8: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

Updated: 5 months, 7 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes, 14 seconds ago

With just two byes and only a couple of "must-start" wide receivers off the board, this should be a higher-scoring receiver period than last week. That's strengthening our Week 8 fantasy WR PPR rankings, but plenty of owners will still be looking for sleepers and waiver-wire streamers to fill out their WR3 and flex spots. 

Starting with injuries, we didn't see Julio Jones (knee), Michael Thomas (foot), Jarvis Landry (ankle), and Jahan Dotson (hamstring) last week, as those pass-catchers were ruled out before kickoff. Elijah Moore (personal) also didn't play, so that's a situation to watch, too. Unfortunately, we saw DK Metcalf (knee), Allen Lazard (shoulder), and Amon-Ra St. Brown (concussion) go down with injuries on Sunday, forcing their fellow WRs to step up. As news breaks surrounding these banged-up WRs, we'll adjust our rankings accordingly.

Transitioning to tough matchups, Darnell Mooney (@ Cowboys), Allen Robinson (vs. 49ers), Devin Duvernay (@ Buccaneers), Robbie Anderson (@ Vikings), Allen Robinson (vs. 49ers), George Pickens and Chase Claypool (@ Eagles), Garrett Wilson (@ Patriots), Romeo Doubs (@ Bills), and Zay Jones (vs. Broncos) are WRs worth avoiding, provided you have better replacement options. Some have the potential for negative game scripts, forcing their respective offenses to employ more pass-heavy approaches, but with inconsistent targets, it's tough to make a case to start any of these wide receivers even in 12-team leagues, especially in PPR formats. Jones might be the one exception, as he has a similar outlook to Courtland Sutton (@ Jaguars), who's likely on a lot of "sit" lists.

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Conversely, fringe WRs who are worthy of starting spots in shallower leagues include Hunter Renfrow (@ Saints), Josh Reynolds (vs. Dolphins), Tyler Boyd (@ Browns), Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell (vs. Commanders), and Darius Slayton and Wan'Dale Robinson (@ Seahawks). All see steady targets, giving them solid PPR floors, and all have favorable matchups this week. Drake London (vs. Panthers), D.J. Moore (@ Falcons), and Adam Thielen (vs. Cardinals) are the even higher-end version of these pass-catchers.

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Rondale Moore (@ Vikings), Curtis Samuel and Terry McLaurin (@ Colts), Jakobi Meyers (@ Jets), Allen Lazard (@ Bills), if active, and Robert Woods (@ Texans) are still worth starting despite neutral-to-poor matchups. The targets are usually there for these guys, and in PPR leagues, having that solid floor is huge. You might have higher-upside alternatives, and if you feel like you'll need big points more than "safe" points, you can swap them, but don't get greedy. Marquise Goodwin (vs. Giants) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (vs. Bengals) also fit into this group. 

Going much deeper, Terrace Marshall Jr. (@ Falcons), Trent Sherfield (@ Lions), Nico Collins (vs. Titans), Tre’Quan Smith (vs. Raiders), Mack Hollins (@ Saints), and Olamide Zaccheaus (vs. Panthers) could find their way into some lineups. Again, we wouldn't play any of these guys over the receivers mentioned above, but between their matchups and/or target share, they have some boom-or-bust appeal.

Note: We'll be updating these WR PPR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes.

Week 8 fantasy WR PPR rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

Rank    Player
1    Cooper Kupp, Rams vs. 49ers
2    Tyreek Hill, Dolphins @ Lions
3    Davante Adams, Raiders @ Saints
4    Stefon Diggs, Bills vs. Packers
5    A.J. Brown, Eagles vs. Steelers
6    Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals @ Browns
7    Mike Evans, Buccaneers vs. Ravens
8    Justin Jefferson, Vikings vs. Cardinals
9    Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins @ Lions
10    DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals @ Vikings
11    Deebo Samuel, 49ers @ Rams
12    Michael Pittman Jr., Colts vs. Commanders
13    Chris Olave, Saints vs. Raiders
14    Tee Higgins, Bengals @ Browns
15    Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions vs. Dolphins
16    Chris Godwin, Buccaneers vs. Ravens
17    DeVonta Smith, Eagles vs. Steelers
18    CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys vs. Bears
19    Amari Cooper, Browns vs. Bengals
20    Gabriel Davis, Bills vs. Packers
21    Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Giants
22    Diontae Johnson, Steelers @ Eagles
23    Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers @ Rams
24    Brandin Cooks, Texans vs. Titans
25    D.J. Moore, Panthers @ Falcons
26    Adam Thielen, Vikings vs. Cardinals
27    Drake London, Falcons vs. Panthers
28    Terry McLaurin, Commanders @ Colts
29    Jerry Jeudy, Broncos @ Jaguars
30    Rashod Bateman, Ravens @ Buccaneers
31    Christian Kirk, Jaguars vs. Broncos
32    Tyler Boyd, Bengals @ Browns
33    Parris Campbell, Colts vs. Commanders
34    Hunter Renfrow, Raiders @ Saints
35    Curtis Samuel, Commanders @ Colts
36    Jakobi Meyers, Patriots @ Jets
37    Courtland Sutton, Broncos @ Jaguars
38    Rondale Moore, Cardinals @ Vikings
39    Alec Pierce, Colts vs. Commanders
40    Allen Lazard, Packers @ Bills
41    Wan'Dale Robinson, Giants @ Seahawks
42    Robert Woods, Titans @ Texans
43    Zay Jones, Jaguars vs. Broncos
44    Donovan Peoples-Jones, Browns vs. Bengals
45    Marquise Goodwin, Seahawks vs. Giants
46    Darius Slayton, Giants @ Seahawks
47    Mack Hollins, Raiders @ Saints
48    Nico Collins, Texans vs. Titans
49    Romeo Doubs, Packers @ Bills
50    Garrett Wilson, Jets vs. Patriots
51    Jahan Dotson, Commanders @ Colts
52    Josh Reynolds, Lions vs. Dolphins
53    George Pickens, Steelers @ Eagles
54    Darnell Mooney, Bears @ Cowboys
55    Tre'Quan Smith, Saints vs. Raiders
56    Allen Robinson II, Rams vs. 49ers
57    Olamide Zaccheaus, Falcons vs. Panthers
58    Terrace Marshall Jr., Panthers @ Falcons
59    Devin Duvernay, Ravens @ Buccaneers
60    Trent Sherfield, Dolphins @ Lions
61    Robbie Anderson, Cardinals @ Vikings
62    Isaiah McKenzie, Bills vs. Packers
63    Michael Gallup, Cowboys vs. Bears
64    Tyquan Thornton, Patriots @ Jets
65    Noah Brown, Cowboys vs. Bears
66    Kalif Raymond, Lions vs. Dolphins
67    Marvin Jones Jr., Jaguars vs. Broncos
68    Braxton Berrios, Jets vs. Patriots
69    Chase Claypool, Steelers @ Eagles
70    Marquez Callaway, Saints vs. Raiders
71    Quez Watkins, Eagles vs. Steelers
72    Van Jefferson, Rams vs. 49ers
73    K.J. Hamler, Broncos @ Jaguars
74    Elijah Moore, Jets vs. Patriots
75    K.J. Osborn, Vikings vs. Cardinals
76    Sammy Watkins, Packers @ Bills
77    Russell Gage, Buccaneers vs. Ravens
78    A.J. Green, Cardinals @ Vikings
79    Jauan Jennings, 49ers @ Rams
80    Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Titans @ Texans
81    Richie James Jr., Giants @ Seahawks
82    DeVante Parker, Patriots @ Jets
83    Velus Jones Jr., Bears @ Cowboys
84    Demarcus Robinson, Ravens @ Buccaneers
85    Nelson Agholor, Patriots @ Jets