The Week 9 wide receiver rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start with or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions and team defense to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues. Last week, I highlighted Danny Amendola as a sneaky play and he delivered – albeit with a passing touchdown to go along with a few catches.
Week 9 & week 11 are the biggest bye weeks of the year! Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your bye-week needs.
Danny Amendola, MIA @ HOU (47%)
*Week 9 Update*: Amendola’s ownership went up from 20% -> 47% which is still too low. Brock loves his safety blanket over the middle and will continue to use him. Don’t be afraid of the Parker breakout potential. Danny is here to stay with consistent points in your WR3/FLEX spot.
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Brock-tober continues and Danny just keeps getting better. These rankings are centered around PPR leagues so keep that in mind, as Amendola may be more TD-dependent in regular leagues which isn’t his specialty. He’s a chain-mover and a trusted target for his QB and this game projects as high-scoring. He’s a nice bye-week fill-in or FLEX play this week.
Tre’Quan Smith, NO @ MIN (27%)
*Week 9 Update*: Tre’s ownership only went up from 24% -> 27% this week. His last 2 week’s leave a lot to be desired, but Brees only had 110 yards last week! That won’t happen again… for a LONG, LONG time. Don’t get discouraged. Meredith still isn’t getting looks and there aren’t that many mouths to feed in New Orleans like there normally is. The shootout with the Rams is looming and the Tre’Quan breakout is coming.
Tre disappointed some forward-looking managers last week with his 3-44-0 line, but he played 73% of the snaps and drew 7 targets. Brees only threw the ball 30 times which was 8 less than his season average. It’s fair to assume Tre is about to get another 6-9 targets in one of the higher projected scores for the game. At a minimum you should be stashing this guy until we see how Meredith shakes out, but I’d feel comfortable starting him if you’re digging into the WR4/WR5 range.
D.J. Moore, CAR vs TB (41%)
Panthers wide receivers can be like the Patriots’ backfield at times with the uncertainty, so I get the hesitation in following me here. But D.J. Moore is very talented and he’s now consistently getting 5 targets per game. This week he’ll face a Tampa Bay team that loves shootouts and cannot defend a thing. It’s anyone’s guess as to who might be the big beneficiary from this lack of D on the Carolina side of the ball, but Moore 100% possesses the talent to be the guy this week.
Chris Godwin, TB @ CAR (53%)
Based on Mike Evans’ status: Godwin is setup for a monster game here if Evans is limited or out. He scored a TD in the first 3 games of the year with Fitz quarterbacking and has been effective with Jameis. In the last 4 weeks, he has more points than DeSean Jackson, Will Fuller, Michael Thomas, and Juju Smith-Schuster… in only 3 games. I would start him regardless of Evans’ injury status, but I’m throwing him in all my DFS lineups if Evans has bad news around him.