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Week 17 Fantasy WR Rankings: A.J. Brown, Greg Ward Jr. rise ahead of favorable matchups

first_imgWEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThe injury that could bring a new absence in Week 17 is to Julian Edelman’s knee. The Pats still have playoff seeding to play for, but they’re taking on the Dolphins and Edelman has been visibly in pain the last couple weeks. If Edelman were to sit, Mohamed Sanu, N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers would get rankings boosts. Also, keep an eye on D.J. Moore, who was concussed in Week 16. The Panthers have no great reason to rush him back. (Update: We’ve removed Moore from the rankings and added in Chris Hogan for Carolina.)So, back to Sims and Ward. Sims actually seemed legit in terms of targets and finding the end zone twice Sunday (he almost scored a third time, as well), but Washington faces a stingier Dallas defense that could more easily slow down the Redskins offense. Ward, on the other hand, looks so talented it’s a wonder the Eagles didn’t use him until they were forced into it. But with Carson Wentz throwing him the ball against that same Giants defense that Sims made look silly, Ward could have a field day and is my favorite sleeper this week.WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 16 taught us a few more things, as well: Play A.J. Brown against the Texans because he’s just an absolute stud who will be made to look even better by a bad secondary. Be cautious with your Seattle WRs — something weird is going on with that offense, and now they’re without their best RBs. And if you’re looking for non-Ward upside, it might come from Diontae Johnson, who looks like a big-play threat every time he touches the ball and will potentially have an easier time against Baltimore in Week 17 if the Ravens rest some players.The final big question before you check out the rankings centers around DeVante Parker, who will match up with Stephon Gilmore in Week 17. Gilmore was burned once by John Brown in Week 16 for a long touchdown, but otherwise Gilmore held Brown to four total targets and just the one long catch. Ryan Fitzpatrick will certainly force feed Parker, but if you have a safer option, it might be best to use it.MORE: Which players are sitting out Week 17? Note: We’ll continue to update these rankings all week, so check back for the latest changes. WEEK 17 DFS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash | ValuesWeek 17 Fantasy WR RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Julio Jones, ATL @ TB2Michael Thomas, NO @ CAR3DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. TEN4Davante Adams, GB @ DET5Amari Cooper, DAL vs. WAS6Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. OAK7Tyreek Hill, KC vs. LAC8Breshad Perriman, TB vs. ATL9Keenan Allen, LAC @ KC10A.J. Brown, TEN @ HOU11Julian Edelman, NE vs. MIA12Allen Robinson, CHI @ MIN13Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. CLE14Mike Williams, LAC @ KC15Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. CHI16Jarvis Landry, CLE @ CIN17Adam Thielen, MIN vs. CHI18Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. SF19T.Y. Hilton, IND @ JAX20Kenny Golladay, DET vs. GB21Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. ARZ22Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ CIN23DJ Chark, JAX @ ATL24DeVante Parker, MIA @ NE25Golden Tate, NYG vs. PHI26John Brown, BUF vs. NYJ27Steven Sims Jr., WAS @ DAL28Justin Watson, TB vs. ATL29Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ SEA30Michael Gallup, DAL vs. WAS31Anthony Miller, CHI @ MIN32Greg Ward, PHI @ NYG33Robert Woods, LAR vs. ARZ34Russell Gage, ATL @ TB35DK Metcalf, SEA vs. SF36Deebo Samuel, SF @ SEA37Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. NO38Marquise Brown, BAL vs. PIT39Darius Slayton, NYG vs. PHI40Christian Kirk, ARZ @ LAR41Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. PHI42James Washington, PIT @ BAL43Chris Conley, JAX vs. IND44Danny Amendola, DET vs. GB45Keelan Cole, JAX vs. IND46Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. MIA47Kenny Stills, HOU vs. TEN48Diontae Johnson, PIT @ BAL49Corey Davis, TEN @ HOU50Tyrell Williams, OAK @ DEN51Tim Patrick, DEN vs. OAK52Cole Beasley, BUF vs. NYJ53Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ LAR54Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ BUF55Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. ARZ56Robby Anderson, NYJ @ BUF57N’Keal Harry, NE vs. MIA58JJ Arcega-Whiteside, PHI @ NYG59Zach Pascal, IND @ JAX60Alex Erickson, CIN vs. CLE61Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. IND62Chris Hogan, CAR vs. NO63Marcus Johnson, IND @ JAX64Sammy Watkins, KC vs. LAC65John Ross III, CIN vs. CLE66Kendrick Bourne, SF @ SEA67Allen Lazard, GB @ DET68Randall Cobb, DAL vs. WAS69Mecole Hardman, KC vs. LAC70Willie Snead, BAL vs. PIT71Ted Ginn Jr., NO @ CAR72Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. MIA73Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ CAR74Albert Wilson, MIA @ NE75Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. ARZ76Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ DET77Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. LAC78Geronimo Allison, GB @ DET You probably didn’t start Steven Sims Jr. in your fantasy football league in Week 16, but the question for those of you who play on into Week 17 is probably, “Should I start Sims now?” The answer is probably “no,” but in the bizzarro world that is Week 17 fantasy football, no waiver wire pickup is too crazy to at least consider. And as I’ll get into a little later in our Week 17 fantasy WR rankings article, Greg Ward Jr. is a whole different story.While we may know the answer to it early in the week, the biggest Week 17 story for fantasy owners is Chris Godwin’s health. He’ll probably be ruled out for the season (because why wouldn’t he be?), but still — if you own Godwin (hamstring), you’re surely holding out hope that he plays. Assuming he’s out again, you can continue to count on Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson in a juicy matchup with the Falcons.last_img read more