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Fantasy football rankings, Week 1: Consensus wide receivers for PPR leagues

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The SB Nation fantasy staff rounds up the rankings for the top 50 wide receivers in PPR leagues.

Week 1 of the NFL season is finally upon us. Since you are in a PPR league these wide receivers are crucial to your success with that extra point coming from receptions, so don't mess this up.

Julio Jones, who averaged just under 13 targets per game, comes in as my No. 1 wide receiver in Week 1 based on his matchup with the weak Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary. I also really like DeAndre Hopkins’ matchup with the Bears and Odell Beckham Jr. facing off against the Cowboys when it comes to the elite receivers.

Watch out for these guys who have been seen on the injury report this week:

Questionable: Breshad Perriman (Knee), Danny Amendola (Knee/Ankle), DeVante Parker (Hamstring)

Doubtful: Josh Doctson (Achilles), Kendall Wright (Hamstring), Pharoh Cooper (Shoulder)

None of these guys were expected to make an enormous impact so replacing them shouldn't be difficult.

Lean towards wide receivers who have been with their respective teams and quarterbacks in Week 1. The first few weeks of the season are normally a little sloppy while teams try to find their identities on offense. I especially like receivers paired with elite quarterbacks (like Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson) who have been in their offensive systems a few years and have familiarity with their head coaches. They will have more opportunities to expand the passing game on opening weekend rather than quarterbacks on new teams and in new systems.

Wide Receivers (PPR), Week 1

(ZS: Zach Senvisky, JM: Jason Marcum, AP: Adam Patrick, SK: Scott Kaliska, JG: Jeff Goldberg, KB: Kyle Bennett)

Rk Consensus Tm Opp. ZS JM AP SK JG KB
1 Julio Jones ATL vs. TB 1 1 2 1 2 1
2 Antonio Brown PIT at WAS 2 2 1 2 1 2
3 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG at DAL 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. CHI 4 4 6 4 4 4
5 Amari Cooper OAK at NO 5 5 5 7 6 5
6 Allen Robinson JAC vs. GB 6 6 4 6 7 6
7 Mike Evans TB at ATL 7 7 19 5 5 7
8 A.J. Green CIN at NYJ 10 6 9 9 9 10
9 Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. CIN 9 9 11 8 8 8
10 Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG 8 17 7 12 13 9
11 Keenan Allen SD at KC 12 11 17 10 11 11
12 Sammy Watkins BUF at BAL 11 10 21 11 10 13
13 Brandin Cooks NO vs. OAK 15 13 10 14 12 12
14 Alshon Jeffery CHI at HOU 14 16 12 15 15 15
15 Jordy Nelson GB at JAC 13 12 15 20 14 14
16 Jeremy Maclin KC vs. SD 19 18 8 21 18 19
17 Golden Tate DET at IND 20 22 14 13 16 16
18 Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. CAR 16 21 13 18 17 17
19 T.Y. Hilton IND vs. DET 18 14 22 16 20 18
20 Randall Cobb GB at JAC 24 15 20 17 19 21
21 Jarvis Landry MIA at SEA 23 20 26 26 22 20
22 Doug Baldwin SEA vs. MIA 17 19 44 23 21 22
23 Julian Edelman NE at ARI 25 31 16 27 26 24
24 Eric Decker NYJ vs. CIN 28 27 25 25 24 25
25 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. NE 22 35 18 29 28 31
26 DeSean Jackson WAS vs. PIT 30 24 23 33 23 33
27 Michael Crabtree OAK at NO 27 25 30 24 30 28
28 Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. CAR 29 28 24 32 25 32
29 Marvin Jones DET at IND 26 26 40 19 29 26
30 Michael Floyd ARI vs. NE 32 23 31 31 31 29
31 Donte Moncrief IND vs. DET 31 29 45 22 37 23
32 Kelvin Benjamin CAR at DEN 21 43 29 44 27 39
33 Tavon Austin LA at SF 34 32 32 37 32 38
34 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. MIA 36 37 35 28 33 30
35 Stefon Diggs MIN at TEN 35 34 34 35 34 37
36 Jordan Matthews PHI vs. CLE 33 30 43 34 35 27
37 Allen Hurns JAC vs. GB 38 33 28 38 39 35
38 John Brown ARI vs. NE 41 36 27 40 36 40
39 Tajae Sharpe TEN vs. MIN -- 4 49 45 41 44
40 Corey Coleman CLE at PHI 39 38 46 36 38 35
41 Vincent Jackson TB at ATL 37 44 36 42 44 43
42 Will Fuller HOU vs. CHI 43 40 -- 30 43 42
43 Willie Snead NO vs. OAK 39 41 -- 39 42 34
44 Sterling Shepard NYG at DAL 42 39 -- 41 40 41
45 Steve Smith BAL vs. BUF 48 44 33 -- 45 48
46 Kamar Aiken BAL vs. BUF 40 42 -- 43 46 46
47 Kevin White CHI at HOU -- -- 41 46 47 49
48 Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. TB -- -- 38 49 -- --
49 Pierre Garcon WAS vs. PIT -- -- 37 -- -- --
50 Markus Wheaton PIT at WAS 46 46 -- 50 48 45
-- Michael Thomas NO vs. OAK -- 50 39 -- -- --
-- Travis Benjamin SD at KC 45 48 -- -- 49 --
-- Kenny Stills MIA at SEA -- -- 42 -- -- --
-- Torrey Smith SF vs. LA -- 47 -- 48 50 47
-- Phillip Dorsett IND vs. DET -- -- -- 47 -- --
-- Charles Johnson MIN at TEN -- -- 47 -- -- --
-- Anquan Boldin DET at IND 47 -- -- -- -- --
-- Robert Woods BUF at BAL -- -- 48 -- -- --
-- Terrelle Pryor CLE at PHI 49 -- -- -- -- --
-- Terrance Williams DAL vs. NYG -- -- 50 -- -- --
-- Devante Parker MIA at SEA 50 -- -- -- -- --
-- Tyler Boyd CIN at NYJ -- -- -- -- -- 50