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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
6T.Y. Hilton, IND @ TB
7Julian Edelman, NE vs. KC
8Tyreek Hill, KC @ NE
9Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. DET
10DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. DEN
11Adam Thielen, MIN vs. DET
12Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. NYG
13Chris Godwin, TB vs. IND
14DeVante Parker, MIA @ NYJ
15Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. CIN
16Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. SEA
17Tyler Lockett, SEA @ LAR
18Mike Evans, TB vs. IND
19Kenny Golladay, DET @ MIN
20Keenan Allen, LAC @ JAX
21Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. CAR
22John Brown, BUF vs. BAL
23Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ NO
24Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. CIN
25Golden Tate, NYG @ PHI
26Robert Woods, LAR vs. SEA
27Amari Cooper, DAL @ CHI
28DJ Chark, JAX vs. LAC
29Deebo Samuel, SF @ NO
30Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DAL
31Tyler Boyd, CIN @ CLE
32Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. MIA
33Marvin Jones, DET @ MIN
34JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ ARZ
35Curtis Samuel, CAR @ ATL
36Cole Beasley, BUF vs. BAL
37James Washington, PIT @ ARZ
38Sterling Shepard, NYG @ PHI
39DK Metcalf, SEA @ LAR
40A.J. Brown, TEN @ OAK
41Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. MIA
42Will Fuller V, HOU vs. DEN
43Mike Williams, LAC @ JAX
44Corey Davis, TEN @ OAK
45Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. SEA
46Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. TEN
47Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. PIT
48Darius Slayton, NYG @ PHI
49Russell Gage, ATL vs. CAR
50Terry McLaurin, WAS @ GB
51Marquise Brown, BAL @ BUF
52Michael Gallup, DAL @ CHI
53Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. NYG
54Zach Pascal, IND @ TB
55Anthony Miller, CHI vs. DAL
56Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. PIT
57John Ross III, CIN @ CLE
58Marcus Johnson, IND @ TB
59Tim Patrick, DEN @ HOU
60Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. LAC
61Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. KC
62Sammy Watkins, KC @ NE
63Allen Hurns, MIA @ NYJ
64Allen Lazard, GB vs. WAS
65Danny Amendola, DET @ MIN
66Randall Cobb, DAL @ CHI
67Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. KC
68Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs. MIA
69Zay Jones, OAK vs. TEN
70Adam Humphries, TEN @ OAK
71Auden Tate, CIN @ CLE
72Geronimo Allison, GB vs. WAS
73Javon Wims, CHI vs. DAL
74Kendrick Bourne, SF @ NO
75Kelvin Harmon, WAS @ GB
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
84Diontae Johnson, PIT @ ARZ
85Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NE
86Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. SEA