The injuries have piled up just four weeks into the NFL season, but the wide receivers to count on remain reliable as always. One of whom won the week for many fantasy owners by a landslide. Here are the rankings for wide receivers heading into week 4. Will fantasy managers be able to come out of the 0-3 hole they may have dug themselves? Or will they continue riding off into the sunset of a fantasy championship?
Fantasy Football Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings: Never Put Any Doubt In Davante Adams
Tier 1: If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It
1. Justin Jefferson
2. Tyreek Hill
3. Davante Adams
4. Keenan Allen
5. Ja’Marr Chase
6. Stefon Diggs
7. Amon-Ra St. Brown
8. Deebo Samuel*
This list might as well be called the Justin Jefferson rankings each week. While Jefferson didn’t finish as the top receiver of the week, he still remains the most reliable option, especially with Kirk Cousins’ red-hot start to the season.
The most explosive, yet still unsurprising, performance of week 3 belongs to Davante Adams. Adams finished with 13 receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns (42.2 PPR points) and once again showed that it does not matter who is throwing him the ball. Adams remains a pillar of success for any fantasy team.
When healthy, Keenan Allen is widely regarded as one of the best receivers in the league. His separation crowned him the No. 1 wide receiver of week 3 as he finished with 18 receptions for 215 yards (45.46 PPR points) and he even threw a 49-yard pass for a touchdown.
Keenan Allen is in the record books 📚 pic.twitter.com/cWtvpSsnSn
— PFF (@PFF) September 26, 2023
Tier 2: WR1 Upside
9. A.J. Brown
10. Chris Olave
11. Michael Pittman Jr.
12. CeeDee Lamb
13. Puka Nacua
14. DeVonta Smith
15. Jaylen Waddle*
It has been a frustrating season for all A.J. Brown owners, but Brown’s frustration was heard. Brown led the Philadelphia Eagles with nine receptions for 131 yards and will look to continue his momentum into week 4.
Michael Pittman Jr. has quickly shown that even with question marks at quarterback someone has to catch the ball. Pittman Jr. is easily the top receiver for the Indianapolis Colts and merits strong WR2 consideration for the rest of the season.
Only player in the NFL to have 8+ catches in all three games:
Michael Pittman Jr. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/WiakJNHmdo
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) September 26, 2023
While having a down game per his standards (five receptions for 72 yards), Puka Nacua still remains a viable option. Until Cooper Kupp comes back, start Nacua with confidence, especially with the great possibility that Kupp will take longer to come back than expected.
Tier 3: WR2
16. DK Metcalf
17. Tee Higgins
18. Amari Cooper
19. Mike Evans
20. Jakobi Meyers
21. Calvin Ridley
22. Garrett Wilson
23. George Pickens
24. Courtland Sutton
25. Brandon Aiyuk*
A relatively quiet season for Amari Cooper is slowly trending up. Cooper and the Cleveland Browns took full advantage of the Tennessee Titans’ secondary and will look to continue that ahead of a matchup against a shaky Baltimore Ravens secondary.
Is there any chance Mike Evans can keep his stellar season up? Of course there is. Evans will have a tougher matchup against the New Orleans Saints, a team that always knows how to lock him down, but should still be considered across all lineups.
The hype surrounding Calvin Ridley is slowly coming to an end after a stellar week 1 start. However, as Trevor Lawrence continues to roll, expect Ridley to get right back into the groove of things.
AMARI COOPER JUST GOT ROBBED
— SleeperNFL (@SleeperNFL) September 24, 2023
Tier 4: WR3/Flex Consideration
26. Courtland Sutton
27. Tyler Lockett
28. Zay Flowers
29. Jerry Jeudy
30. DeAndre Hopkins
31. Marquise Brown
32. Nico Collins
33. Terry McLaurin
34. DJ Moore
35. Adam Thielen
36. Christian Watson*
It was just another boom or bust week for Tyler Lockett, unfortunately, week 3 was a bust. It’s the same frustration around Lockett that fantasy owners will deal with all season long, but it’s still wise to keep him in the flex spot.
While the air yards need work, Zay Flowers has emerged as the top pass catcher for the Ravens outside of Mark Andrews. As long as the catches keep coming, expect solid numbers from the WR3 position.
Although Nico Collins had a quite week 3, CJ Stroud has turned into a strong rookie quarterback. As long as Stroud keeps slinging the ball, Collins should be right in line for reliable fantasy consideration.
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