November 8, 2023, 11:39 am
Want to know where your starting WR might wind up by week’s end? Here’s our guess as to where the WR ranks will shake out when the dust settles on Monday. We hope you’ll use this to determine who to start and who to sit, but also to try to determine if you’re favored at each position in your weekly matchup.
Projected Finish Name Team Notes WR1 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET Only JJ and Tyreek have been No. 1 this year. With Tyreek and AJB on bye, ASB is our new No. 1 because of his pre-bye volume. WR2 Stefon Diggs BUF Stefon Diggs has the Broncos this week, which is frightening for the Broncos. Best WR so far this season who's playing in Week 10. WR3 Jamarr Chase CIN Sunday night was a Higgins game, but there's absolutely no reason to dock Chase, especially in this week's barren landscape. WR4 CeeDee Lamb DAL He's been a Top 5 stud for a month now, and Dak stepping his game up has taken Lamb to the stratosphere. WR5 Keenan Allen LAC Against the Jets, Allen was basically the only way the Chargers could consistently move the ball. He's the last of this week's top tier. WR6 Mike Evans TB Mike Evans has never had fewer than 1,000 yards in a season and continues to defy Father Time. WR13 despite an injury around a bye. WR7 Adam Thielen CAR Get Adam Thielen the ball, Bryce. The league's least talented offense draws a vulnerable Bears D in a bounce back spot for Thielen. WR8 Chris Olave NO Scored just his 2nd TD in Week 9. Pretty solid WR2 elevates to WR1 this week with byes and good matchup. WR9 Tee Higgins CIN Finally back in the Top 10. Putting him here because him or Chase will almost always be a WR1 in a given week. WR10 Brandon Aiyuk SF Aiyuk returns to a soft week and likely gets Deebo back as a fun decoy vs. JAC. Love the spot. WR11 DeAndre Hopkins TEN Fascinating revival underway here with Levis at the controls. Two weeks in, he's got two different types of really good games. WR12 DJ Moore CHI Fields should be back. He's still the WR8. WR13 Garrett Wilson NYJ Coming off 38 targets in 3 weeks. Can he score finally? WR14 Nico Collins HOU Nico might legit be special. Stroud has revived his young career. He's WR14. WR15 Terry McLaurin SEA Terry has a great chance to do damage against the Seahawks in what should be a high-scoring affair. WR16 Davante Adams LVR This should get better soon. For now, Davante is just a WR2. WR17 Michael Pittman IND Pittman has been rock solid for the past four weeks with Minshew. Comfy WR2 with upside. WR18 DK Metcalf SEA I find it hard to trust Metcalf at this point, but the WAS matchup is one last plea. Hard to justify a Top 15 ranking when he has zero Top 20 weeks. WR19 Christian Kirk JAC Surely the Niners D will start smothering people again, right? Until then, don't think twice about starting Kirk. WR20 Diontae Johnson PIT Who's back? of the week. Since his return he's done everything to prove he's a WR2. WR21 Tyler Lockett SEA Tyler's gonna be steady in a good matchup. Expect volume with Geno needing to get on track. WR22 Chris Godwin TB Great matchup to raise Godwin's steady WR2 floor. WR23 Amari Cooper CLE Coming off his best week of the year (WR4), but draws a nightmare Ravens matchup. Tough break. WR24 Tank Dell HOU WR1 in Week 9. An electric talent in a suddenly fun offense. Definitely start. WR25 Deebo Samuel SF Decoy Samuel might be a better name for him this week. This is a contingency ranking, and there are plenty other below I'd rather start. WR26 Calvin Ridley JAC Ridley had 10 targets when we last saw him in Week 8. Worth a look this week. WR27 Marquise Brown ARI Hollywood is a fascinating start with Kyler back. Lots of upside here, especially ROS. WR28 Jordan Addison MIN Addison's situation is depressing, but maybe he can thrive under Dobbs with Osborn hurt. WR29 Courtland Sutton DEN Sutton comes out of the bye on a three-game TD streak. He's Russ' WR1, which is actually relevant. WR30 Zay Flowers BAL Zay might be cooked right now. Everything is trending wrong. Need a bounceback and CLE is tough. WR31 Jakobi Meyers LVR Everything is trending badly here too, although he got a weird rushing TD. Avoid vs. the Jets. WR32 George Pickens PIT Lots of weirdness unfolding here. Falling off a cliff quickly as Diontae establishes himself. Concerning trends. WR33 Jahan Dotson WAS Two straight Top 10 weeks! Am I all the way back in??? WR34 Demario Douglas NE Pop has been getting solid WR3/Flex volume lately. If he can make a big play and score, he has a chance to level up. WR35 Michael Thomas NO MT had been super steady and underwhelming before last week's bagel. If the bottom is truly falling out, I'll be sad. WR36 Jaxon Smith-Njigba SEA JSN is the WR15 from Weeks 7-9. That's consistent production in three wildly different Seattle games. Trending well. WR37 Gabe Davis BUF This is the weirdest season. Scored a TD Weeks 2-5, and now has sandwiched a Top 10 week with three complete bricks. WR38 Romeo Doubs GB Doing all three Packers in a row here. Doubs ranks highest because he's the TD guy. WR39 Jayden Reed GB Reed looks the part but it's hard to shine in this garbage GB offense. Tough to trust but love his future upside. WR40 Christian Watson GB And then there's Watson, who hasn't caught more than 3 passes in a game this season and has one TD. The industry missed badly here preseason. WR41 Rashid Shaheed NO I'm so sick of trying to figure Rashid Shaheed out. The purest dart throw guy we have. WR42 Tyler Boyd CIN Boyd has been quietly good. He's hard to trust though, simply because his ceiling is so limited. WR43 Quentin Johnston LAC I'm both stunned by how poor QJ's season has been and impressed by his recent impacts. With Palmer out, he's intriguing. WR44 Khalil Shakir BUF Here's a new name. Was a ghost early on but has developed steady volume the past three weeks. Watch this space. WR45 Jerry Jeudy DEN No. Don't make me think about playing him. WR46 Darnell Mooney CHI Well that's a fascinating revival. Mooney was WR19, his best game since Week 1. Has some upside. WR47 Drake London ATL Is he going to play? If he does, he's more of a high 30s guy. Will move him back up once he shows he's good to go. WR48 Odell Beckham Jr. BAL Sigh, sure. Nice tribute to Victor Cruz this week. Not ready to buy back in here. WR49 Josh Reynolds DET Dart throw lite. Upside vs. LAC despite declining role. WR50 Noah Brown HOU THREE Texans WRs? Why not? Brown was electric Sunday and may ice out Bobby Trees for good.