Fantasy football rankings, Week 9: WR rankings for PPR, standard leagues

Andy Lyons

Check out where we rank Marvin Jones, Harry Douglas and others in our Week 9 Wide Receiver rankings. Check out our rankings before submitting your lineups this week.

Editor's Note: Oversights on Dexter McCluster, Jarrett Boykin and Kendall Wright have been rectified. Apologies for the confusion.

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson showed us why he is the best wide receiver in the game this week. Johnson caught 14 of his 16 targets for a whopping 329 yards and a touchdown in the Lions unlikely come from behind win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Johnson was about only a few yards from scoring on a 90+ yard touchdown reception early in the game, but had to settle for an 87 yard reception. For the season, Johnson now has 47 receptions for 831 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has scored in five of his seven games this season, and gone over the 100 yard mark in four of those games.

The player I thought could overtake Johnson as the league's best wide receiver also had a good game, but the Cowboys have a tough time getting him the ball more for some reason. Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught three of his six targets for 72 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys loss to the Lions. Bryant now has 45 receptions for 641 yards and eight touchdowns this season, and has scored in five of his eight games.

Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones will be the most added wide receiver via the waiver wire this week after his unbelievable four touchdown performance on Sunday. Jones caught all eight of his targets for 122 yards and four touchdowns in the Bengals 49-9 thrashing of the New York Jets on Sunday. Coming into the game he had just 16 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns.

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas is now Matt Ryan's main target in the passing game, as he was targeted 18 times in the Falcons 27-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Douglas caught 12 balls for 121 yards and no touchdowns on Sunday. Douglas has now gone over the 100 yard mark in each to the last two weeks.

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon ended up not getting dealt at the deadline. He did what he could to improve his trade value prior to it by catching five of his ten targets for 132 yards and a touchdown in the Browns 23-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Gordon now has 32 receptions for 582 yards and three touchdowns in the six games he has played this season, including three games where he went over the 100 yard mark.

Target Practice

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams and Jets WR David Nelson are a couple guys you want to watch in the next week or so, as they are becoming bigger parts of their respective team's passing games. Williams has now scored a touchdown in each of his last four games and is a must start going forward.

The same holds true for Harry Douglas who I mentioned previously.

Rank

Player

Tm

Wk 8

1

Harry Douglas

ATL

18

2

Calvin Johnson

DET

16

3

Antonio Brown

PIT

14

4

Vincent Jackson

TBB

13

5

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

12

6

David Nelson

NYJ

12

7

Emmanuel Sanders

PIT

11

8

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

11

9

DeSean Jackson

PHI

11

10

Pierre Garcon

WAS

11

11

Dexter McCluster

KCC

11

12

Justin Blackmon

JAC

11

13

Terrance Williams

DAL

11

14

Stevie Johnson

BUF

11

15

Mike Wallace

MIA

11

16

Wes Welker

DEN

10

17

Victor Cruz

NYG

10


Good grief!! The pickings are limited this week with some of the top wide receivers in the game on bye in Week 9, including Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Larry Fitzgerald, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts, just to name a few.

If you are looking for some wide receivers to pick up off the waiver wire, make sure you check out our Top 5 Waiver Wire WRs for Week 9.

The chart below lists the teams that give up the most fantasy points to wide receivers through Week 8, with the Bills giving up more than 33 points per game to opponents wide receivers. The Bills overtake the Eagles this week, after giving up five touchdown passes at the hands of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees. The Cowboys pass defense is looking to bounce back after giving up over 500 yards passing to Lions QB Matt Stafford in Week 8.

20

Giants

168.39

21

Jaguars

173.7

22

Chargers

174.5

23

Rams

174.89

24

Broncos

178.6

25

Vikings

181.3

26

Redskins

186.9

27

Falcons

194.3

28

Cowboys

205.79

29

Jets

207.4

30

Lions

212.69

31

Eagles

251.1

32

Bills

267.4

Week 9 Rankings

Standard Leagues

PPR Leagues

Rank

Player

Player

1

Dez Bryant, DAL

Dez Bryant, DAL

2

A.J. Green, CIN

A.J. Green, CIN

3

Jordy Nelson, GB

Jordy Nelson, GB

4

Brandon Marshall, CHI

Brandon Marshall, CHI

5

DeSean Jackson, PHI

DeSean Jackson, PHI

6

Andre Johnson, HOU

Vincent Jackson, TB

7

Josh Gordon, CLE

Josh Gordon, CLE

8

Torrey Smith, BAL

Andre Johnson, HOU

9

Vincent Jackson, TB

Torrey Smith, BAL

10

Harry Douglas, ATL

Pierre Garcon, WAS

11

Pierre Garcon, WAS

Antonio Brown, PIT

12

Antonio Brown, PIT

Harry Douglas, ATL

13

Steve Smith, CAR

Steve Smith, CAR

14

Terrance Williams, DAL

Jordan Reed, WAS

15

James Jones, GB

James Jones, GB

16

T.Y. Hilton, IND

Steve Johnson, BUF

17

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

Terrance Williams, DAL

18

Jarrette Boykin, GB

T.Y. Hilton, IND

19

Mike Wallace, MIA

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

20

Steve Johnson, BUF

Kenny Stills, NO

21

Jordan Reed, WAS

Denarius Moore, OAK

22

Lance Moore, NO

Keenan Allen, SD

23

Keenan Allen, SD

Lance Moore, NO

24

Kenbrell Thompkins, NE

Greg Jennings, MIN

25

Denarius Moore, OAK

Kenbrell Thompkins, NE

26

Dwayne Bowe, KC

Marvin Jones, CIN

27

Kenny Stills, NO

Dwayne Bowe, KC

28

Greg Jennings, MIN

Miles Austin, DAL

29

Marques Colston, NO

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

30

Marvin Jones, CIN

D.J. Davis, ATL

31

Miles Austin, DAL

Dexter McCluster, KC

32

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

Marques Colston, NO

33

Vincent Brown, SD

Percy Harvin, SEA

34

Nate Washington, TEN

Mike Wallace, MIA

35

Brandon LaFell, CAR

Vincent Brown, SD

36

Percy Harvin, SEA

Ted Ginn, CAR

37

D.J. Davis, ATL

Aaron Dobson, NE

38

Ted Ginn, CAR

Danny Amendola, NE

39

Danny Amendola, NE

Golden Tate, SEA

41

Aaron Dobson, NE

Brandon LaFell, CAR

40

Dexter McCluster, KC

Nate Washington, TEN

42

Golden Tate, SEA

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU

43

Jason Avant, PHI

Jason Avant, PHI

44

Robert Meachem, NO

Brian Hartline, MIA

45

Brian Hartline, MIA

David Nelson, NYJ

46

David Nelson, NYJ

Julian Edelman, NE

47

Rod Streater, OAK

Robert Meacham, NO

48

Jeremy Kerley, NYJ

Riley Cooper, PHI

49

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU

Jeremy Kerley, NYJ

50

Julian Edelman, NE

Sidney Rice, SEA

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