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Week 14 PPR Rankings: WR

Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)

Our Week 14 fantasy PPR rankings feature a surprise at the top -- no Michael Thomas. Thomas has 24 more receptions than any other wide receiver, so perhaps he should get the No. 1 spot by default every week, but a matchup against the 49ers, who are tied for the second-fewest receptions allowed to WRs, has us worried enough to bump him all the way to No. 3 (and that might wind up being No. 2 if Julio Jones sits again). So, you know, not that big of a drop.

But that really doesn't matter -- Thomas is a sure starter no matter the matchup. The real intrigue comes a little further down, where John Brown and Cole Beasley (vs. Ravens) get bumps up despite what looks to be a tough matchup. In reality, though, the Ravens are allowing the fifth-most WR receptions, and both Brown and Beasley have been high-floor players all season, especially in PPR formats. The Panthers (second-most WR receptions allowed) and Rams (tied for seventh) are two more teams that haven't allowed a ton of WR touchdowns (or yards, in the Rams case), but they funnel receptions to wideouts. Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage will get to take advantage of that against Carolina this week, while Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf will face the Rams, who acquired Jalen Ramsey several weeks to help shore up their pass defense.

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Overall, there aren't too many other surprises that cause our PPR rankings to differ greatly from our standard rankings. We've mentioned before how Marvin Jones is catching more passes than you might think this year (18th among WRs), and he gets a good matchup against the Vikings, albeit with a shakier QB. We're also sticking with Jamison Crowder (vs. Dolphins) relatively high in our rankings despite two straight down games. While the production has been miniscule, it was nice to see him at least get nine targets last week. The catches will come in bunches again soon. 

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Two of the biggest sleepers this week are Tennessee's A.J. Brown and Corey Davis (@ Raiders). Neither has caught more than six passes in a game this year. In fact, they rarely go over three. That said, this matchup is too good for both to flop, so you're really playing a guessing game as to which one will have the yards and TD(s). For what it's worth, both of Davis's good games this year have come in tough matchups (Bills, Chargers), while Brown has been the one to exploit mediocre pass defenses (Browns, Falcons, Bucs, Jags). 

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The Giants (@ Eagles) feature some interesting options depending on the health of Golden Tate (concussion). Even if he plays, either Sterling Shepard or Darius Slayton (or both) could rack up receptions. The same is true on the other side of that game with Nelson Agholor. Anthony Miller (vs. Cowboys) has a tough matchup but has seen a lot of targets lately, and Zach Pascal's up-and-down season is on the upswing ahead of a highly favorable matchup against the Bucs. All make for solid sleepers in PPR formats. 

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Week 14 PPR Rankings: WRs

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

1Julio Jones, ATL vs. CAR
2Davante Adams, GB vs. WAS
3Michael Thomas, NO vs. SF
4D.J. Moore, CAR @ ATL
5Courtland Sutton, DEN @ HOU
6Julian Edelman, NE vs. KC
7Tyreek Hill, KC @ NE
8Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. DET
9DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. DEN
10Adam Thielen, MIN vs. DET
11Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. NYG
12Chris Godwin, TB vs. IND
13DeVante Parker, MIA @ NYJ
14Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. CIN
15Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. SEA
16Tyler Lockett, SEA @ LAR
17Mike Evans, TB vs. IND
18Kenny Golladay, DET @ MIN
19Keenan Allen, LAC @ JAX
20Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. CAR
21John Brown, BUF vs. BAL
22Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ NO
23Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. CIN
24Golden Tate, NYG @ PHI
25Robert Woods, LAR vs. SEA
26Amari Cooper, DAL @ CHI
27DJ Chark, JAX vs. LAC
28Deebo Samuel, SF @ NO
29Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DAL
30Tyler Boyd, CIN @ CLE
31Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. MIA
32Marvin Jones, DET @ MIN
33James Washington, PIT @ ARZ
34Curtis Samuel, CAR @ ATL
35Cole Beasley, BUF vs. BAL
36Sterling Shepard, NYG @ PHI
37DK Metcalf, SEA @ LAR
38Zach Pascal, IND @ TB
39A.J. Brown, TEN @ OAK
40Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. MIA
41Will Fuller V, HOU vs. DEN
42Mike Williams, LAC @ JAX
43Corey Davis, TEN @ OAK
44Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. SEA
45Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. TEN
46Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. PIT
47Darius Slayton, NYG @ PHI
48Russell Gage, ATL vs. CAR
49Terry McLaurin, WAS @ GB
50Marquise Brown, BAL @ BUF
51Michael Gallup, DAL @ CHI
52Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. NYG
53Parris Campbell, IND @ TB
54Anthony Miller, CHI vs. DAL
55Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. PIT
56John Ross III, CIN @ CLE
57Marcus Johnson, IND @ TB
58Tim Patrick, DEN @ HOU
59Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. LAC
60Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. KC
61Sammy Watkins, KC @ NE
62Allen Hurns, MIA @ NYJ
63Allen Lazard, GB vs. WAS
64Danny Amendola, DET @ MIN
65Randall Cobb, DAL @ CHI
66Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. KC
67Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs. MIA
68Zay Jones, OAK vs. TEN
69Adam Humphries, TEN @ OAK
70Auden Tate, CIN @ CLE
71Geronimo Allison, GB vs. WAS
72Javon Wims, CHI vs. DAL
73Kendrick Bourne, SF @ NO
74Kelvin Harmon, WAS @ GB
75Diontae Johnson, PIT @ ARZ
76Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. DET
77Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. WAS
78Josh Gordon, SEA @ LAR
79Willie Snead, BAL @ BUF
80Ted Ginn Jr., NO vs. SF
81Mecole Hardman, KC @ NE
82Chris Conley, JAX vs. LAC
83Tre'Quan Smith, NO vs. SF
84Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NE
85Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. SEA