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Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 4: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

Figuring out which wide receivers to start and which to sit in any given week isn’t easy. We know there will always be surprise breakouts and busts every Sunday. Our Week 4 fantasy WR PPR rankings aim to help you make those tough start ’em, sit ’em decisions.

It’s always tough to trust players who disappointed the week before, especially in good matchups, but you still need to ride with DeAndre Hopkins next week against the Rams and Jalen Ramsey. Rondale Moore also laid a complete egg, but he should see high passing volume in that contest. Christian Kirk, who’s had three good games to start the season, is also in also play. We also like Deebo Samuel (vs. Seahawks), Allen Robinson (vs. Lions), Terry McLaurin (@ Falcons), and Julio Jones (vs. Jets) to bounce back, if there were any doubts.

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Specifically in PPR, several players stand out this week, with Cole Beasley (vs. Houston), Hunter Renfrow (@ Chargers), and Tyler Boyd (vs. Jaguars) having real chances to eat and break into lineups as WR3s. Robby Anderson (@ Chargers) has some bounce-back flex appeal in a favorable matchup, especially with more targets being up for grabs with Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) out. The Cowboys defense has been bad, and D.J. Moore will draw coverage from Trevon Diggs, who has looked like a stud early in his sophomore campaign. Brandon Aiyuk (vs. Seahawks) finally saw some usage in Week 3, so he’s back in play against an awful Seahawks secondary.

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Several WRs are dealing with QB issues, but Brandin Cooks (@ Bills), all the Steelers who suit up against the Packers (especially Diontae Johnson if he returns), and Jakobi Meyers (vs. Buccaneers) will be tough to sit in PPR leagues. They are simply getting too many targets. The Jaguars trio (@ Bengals) are similar, though much more high risk. Marvin Jones is the only one we feel even somewhat confident about.

As referenced with the Steelers, injuries are certainly issues at this position, with the Giants (@ Saints) also having several receivers who figure to be “questionable.” Sterling Shepard (hamstring) is the best PPR play of the bunch, but depending on who’s active, there might not be any recommended starters here, as Collin Johnson led all WRs in targets in Week 3. Tennessee might be missing A.J. Brown (hamstring), which would open the door for one of its Week 3 surprises (Chester Rodgers, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine) in a favorable matchup against the Jets. Tyler Lockett (knee), Antonio Brown (COVID), and Will Fuller could also leave holes in lineups, though it’s tough to see any real “PPR sleepers” emerging from those situations unless you count Jaylen Waddle (vs. Colts), who had 12 catches and 13 targets in Week 3.

Overall, it shapes up to be another interesting week at this deep position. You won’t have a problem finding options (especially with guys like T.Y. Hilton, Curtis Samuel, Tre’Quan Smith, and Rashod Bateman eligible to return from IR), but you will have issues making lineup decisions. Fortunately, we’re getting more numbers to factor into our rankings, so hopefully the matchup and target trends can point us in the right direction.

We’ll be updating these WR PPR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis.

​Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 4: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings based on full-point PPR scoring

Rank Player
1 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. HOU
2 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. ARI
3 Davante Adams, GB vs. PIT
4 D.J. Moore, CAR @ DAL
5 Tyreek Hill, KC @ PHI
6 Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. WAS
7 Terry McLaurin, WAS @ ATL
8 DK Metcalf, SEA @ SF
9 Keenan Allen, LAC vs. LV
10 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. CLE
11 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DET
12 Deebo Samuel, SF vs. SEA
13 Brandin Cooks, HOU @ BUF
14 Chris Godwin, TB @ NE
15 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ SF
16 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN vs. JAX
17 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI @ LAR
18 A.J. Brown, TEN @ NYJ
19 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. CLE
20 CeeDee Lamb, DAL vs. CAR
21 Mike Williams, LAC vs. LV
22 Julio Jones, TEN @ NYJ
23 Amari Cooper, DAL vs. CAR
24 Corey Davis, NYJ vs. TEN
25 Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. BAL
26 Mike Evans, TB @ NE
27 DeVonta Smith, PHI vs. KC
28 Marquise Brown, BAL @ DEN
29 Tee Higgins, CIN vs. JAX
30 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ GB
31 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ MIN
32 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ NO
33 Robert Woods, LAR vs. ARI
34 Antonio Brown, TB @ NE
35 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. HOU
36 Marvin Jones, JAX @ CIN
37 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. JAX
38 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ GB
39 Jakobi Meyers, NE vs. TB
40 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. BAL
41 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. HOU
42 Chase Claypool, PIT @ GB
43 Christian Kirk, ARI @ LAR
44 Kenny Golladay, NYG @ NO
45 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ CIN
46 Rondale Moore, ARI @ LAR
47 Hunter Renfrow, LV @ LAC
48 Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. SEA
49 Curtis Samuel, WFT @ ATL
50 DJ Chark, Jaguars, JAX @ CIN
51 Henry Ruggs III, LV @ LAC
52 Robby Anderson, CAR @ DAL
53 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. DET
54 Jaylen Waddle, MIA vs. IND
55 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ MIA
56 Marquez Callaway, NO vs. NYG
57 Jalen Reagor, PHI vs. KC
58 Sammy Watkins, BAL @ DEN
59 Quintez Cephus, DET @ CHI
60 Kendrick Bourne, NE vs. TB
61 Will Fuller V, MIA vs. IND
62 Nelson Agholor, NE vs. TB
63 Zach Pascal, IND @ MIA
64 Quez Watkins, PHI vs. KC
65 Bryan Edwards, LV @ LAC
66 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. IND
67 Anthony Miller, HOU @ BUF
68 T.Y. Hilton, IND @ MIA
69 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. NYG
70 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. HOU
71 K.J. Osborn, MIN vs. CLE
72 Darius Slayton, NYG @ NO
73 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. TEN
74 Khalif Raymond, DET @ CHI
75 A.J. Green, ARI @ LAR
76 Mecole Hardman, KC @ PHI
77 DeSean Jackson, LAR vs. ARI
78 Elijah Moore, NYJ vs. TEN
79 Braxton Berrios, NYJ vs. TEN
80 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. ARI
81 Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR @ DAL
82 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. LAV
83 KJ Hamler, DEN vs. BAL
84 Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL vs. WAS
85 Deonte Harris, NO vs. NYG
86 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. PIT
87 Randall Cobb, GB vs. PIT
88 Collin Johnson, NYG @ NO
89 Rashod Bateman, BAL @ DEN
90 Allen Lazard, GB vs. PIT
91 Kadarius Toney, NYG @ NO
92 Demarcus Robinson, KC @ PHI
93 Dyami Brown, WAS @ ATL
94 Marquise Goodwin, CHI vs. DET
95 Byron Pringle, KC @ PHI
96 Anthony Schwartz, CLE @ MIN