2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Week 1 Wide Receivers 

Rejoice, praise the almighty, and hold open every door to build your fantasy karma… Football is officially back! Get ready for Week One with The Wolf’s PPR Fantasy Football rankings. Every week initial rankings will be released Wednesday night, with analysis added throughout the week and weekend until they are locked in Sunday mornings before kickoff. 

Note – as compared to draft preparation, the schedule and matchups play a far greater role week-to-week for ranking prep. 

Tier One – Challengers for the Week One top scorer spot

1. Antonio Brown @ Was

2. Julio Jones vs. TB

3. Odell Beckham Jr @ Dal

4. DeAndre Hopkins vs. Chi

5. Allen Robinson vs GB

Tier Two – High-end WR1s

6. Mike Evans @ Atl

7. Dez Bryant vs. NYG

8. Amari Cooper @ NO

9. Brandon Marshall vs. Cin

10. AJ Green @. NYJ

Tier 2.5 – Solid WR1s

11.  Keenan Allen @ KC

12. Sammy Watkins @ Bal

13. Jordy Nelson @ Jax

14. Alshon Jefrey @ Hou

15. Donte Moncrief vs. Det

16. Brandin Cooks vs. Oak

Tier 3 – Strong WR2s 

17. Doug Baldwin vs.  Mia

18.  TY Hilton vs.  Det

19. Randall Cobb @ Jax

Tier 3.5 

20. Marvin Jones @ Ind

21. Demaryius Thomas vs. Car

22. Desean Jackson vs. Pit

23. Eric Decker vs. Cin

24. Jeremy Maclin vs SD

Tier 4 – Stong WR3 Options

25. Golden Tate @ Ind

26. Larry Fitzgerald vs. NE

27. Kelvin Benjamin @ Den

28. Jarvis Landry @ Sea

29. Michael Crabtree @ NO

30. Julian Edelman @ Ari

Tier 5 – Sexy Flexy’s 

31. Tyler Lockett vs. Mia

32. Stefon Diggs @ Ten

33. Corey Coleman @ Phi

34. Michael Floyd vs. NE

35. Allen Hurns vs. GB

36. Sterling Shepard @ Dal

37. Tavon Austin @ SF

38. Jordan Matthews vs. Cle

39. Willie Snead vs. Oak

Tier 6 – Remaining names worth consideration

40. John Brown vs. NE

41. Tajae Sharpe vs. Min

42. Mike Wallace vs. Buf

43. Vincent Jackson @ ATL

44. Emmanuel Sanders vs. Car

45. Will Fuller vs. Chi

46. Kevin White @ Hou

47. Michael Thomas vs. Oak

48. Phillip Dorsett vs. Det

49. Updated Sammie Coates @ Was- Yes, he was a train wreck all preseason. However, the hype was strong at one point, and he never got a fair shot with Big Ben. Now that Wheaton’s out and Coates has a clear path to the #2 wideout, it’s now or never for the sophomore player.  If you’re desperate for a dice roll, here’s your guy.

50. Updated  Eli Rogers @ Was – With Markus Wheaton not expected to play, Rogers could see some added looks out of the slot.

51. Terrelle Pryor @ Phi – I don’t know why, but for some reason I see him catching a long TD over a shitty Eagles corner.  A potential DraftKings steal if he pans out.

52. Travis Benjamin @ KC

53. Kamar Aiken vs. Buf

54. Rishard Mathews vs. Min

55. Tyler Boyd @ NYJ

56. Devin Fuchess @ Den


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