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The opening week of the NFL season is here, and our Week 1 fantasy WR rankings aim help you figure out how to best manage your standard-league lineup to begin the season. At wide receiver, the first couple of tiers include pass catchers who will be cemented into your lineups on a weekly basis, even if they draw tough matchups. Since you have to start at least two WRs every week in virtually every fantasy football league, it’s hard to really make a case to put a WR ranked within the top 25 on your bench no matter how much you like the matchup-based sleeper du jour.

That said, in deeper leagues, your start 'em, sit 'em decisions (and our rankings) are definitely affected by matchups, projected targ Triple White Footwear et share, and injury concerns. We have around 80 pass-catchers ranked in our Week 1 list, which should satisfy those in deep leagues looking for the best boom-or-bust WR3 or flex.

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Without any regular-season data points, there's a good deal of uncertainty pertaining to how a team’s target share will play out, but we've tried our best to give you a feel for how Week 1 could unfold. As the fantasy season progr Aaron Rodgers esses, there will be WRs who plummet down the list and those who rise sharply.

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Since these Detroit Lions shirt are our standard rankings, it's crucial to identify which wideouts are more valuable across each format. Red-zone mismatches like Mike Evans (@ Cowboys), and Courtland Sutton (@ Seahawks) have higher upside in standard formats. Other borderline players with a low average depth of target who don’t pose much of a threat in the red zone are worth fading in standard s Cleveland Browns clothes coring.

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A few pass catchers who could be in line for big Week 1 performances in standard formats include Michael Pittman Jr. (@ Texans), A.J. Brown (@ Lions), and DeVonta Smith (@ Lions). The Colts WRs get an enticing matchup against an unproven Texans secondary. Pittman, along with fellow WRs Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell, could all put up respectable fantasy outputs, even with work-horse RB Jonathan Taylor expected to a get a heavy workload. Brown and second-year wideout Smith both could finish Week 1 sitting in the top 15 with the Lions’ secondary still being one the weaker coverage units.

Heading down the list, Brandon Aiyuk (@ Bears) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (@ Falcons) might be two players you’re on the fence about starting as WR3s, but both look like solid starts this week due to their matchups. Chicago’s seconda Brian Urlacher ry is young and playing under a new Los Angeles Rams jersey scheme, which could allow for Trey Lance to have his way through the air. Smith-Schuster is flexed into a brand new offense with several new faces, but he has as stable of a QB as you can find.

A few other WRs ranked outside the top 30 who could have effective Week 1 performances include Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs (@ Vikings), Christian Kirk (@ Commanders), Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney (@ Titans), Garrett Wilson (vs. Ravens), Jahan Dotson (vs. Jaguars), and Chris Olave (@ Falcons), all of whom, like Aiyuk and Smith-Schuster, are facing defenses that were in the top 10 in fantasy points per game allowed to WRs last year.

Overall, Week 1 of the fantasy season isn’t a time to hit the panic button if things don’t go smoothly. A one-game sample size isn’t the end all be all, as the NFL is truly a week-to-week league. We'll learn a lot more about this (and every) position after this week as we track snaps, targets, and red-zone usage. For now, your safest bet is projected target share, but if you want to take some chances with the guys mentioned above, have at it. As we always say, "all it takes is one" at WR.

We'll be updating these standard WR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis.

Fantasy WR Rankings Week 1: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

Rankings based on standard, non-PPR scoring

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1 Cooper Kupp, Rams vs. Bills
2 Justin Jefferson, Vikings vs. Packers
3 Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals vs. Ste Barry Sanders elers
4 Davante Adams, Raiders @ Chargers
5 CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
6 Stefon Diggs, Bills @ Rams
7 Mike Evans, Buccaneers @ Cowboys
8 Mike Williams, Chargers vs. Raiders
9 Tyreek Hill, Dolphins vs. Patriots
10 Deebo Samuel, 49ers @ Bears
11 A.J. Brown, Eagles @ Lions
12 Tee Higgins, Bengals vs. Steelers
13 Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Raiders
14 Terry McLaurin, Commanders vs. Jaguars
15 DK Metcalf, Seahawks vs. Broncos
16 Michael Pittman Jr., Colts @ Texans
17 Diontae Johnson, Steelers vs. Bengals
18 DJ Moore, Panthers vs. Browns
19 Darnell Mooney, Bears vs. 49ers
20 Marquise Brown, Cardinals vs. Chiefs
21 Courtland Sutton, Broncos @ Seahawks
22 Michael Thomas, Saints @ Falcons
23 Brandin Cooks, Texans vs. Colts
24 Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins vs. Patriots
25 Jerry Jeudy, Broncos @ Seahawks
26 DeVonta Smith, Eagles @ Lions
27 Amon-R Marshall Faulk a St. Brown, Lions vs. Eagles
28 Gabriel Davis, Bills @ Rams
29 Allen Robinson II, Rams vs. Bills
30 Elijah Moore, Jets vs. Ravens
31 Rashod Bateman, Ravens @ Jets
32 Chris Godwin, Buccaneers @ Cowboys
33 Amari Cooper, Browns @ Panthers
34 Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers @ Bears
35 Robert Woods, Titans vs. Giants
36 Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Broncos
37 Hunter Renfrow, Raiders @ Chargers
38 JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chiefs @ Cardinals
39 Christian Kirk, Jaguars @ Commanders
40 Adam Thielen, Vikings vs. Packers
41 Allen Lazard, Packers @ Vikings
42 Drake London, Falcons vs. Saints
43 Julio Jones, Buccaneers @ Cowboys
44 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Chiefs @ Cardinals
45 Jakobi raiders shirts Meyers, Patriots @ Dolphins
46 Chase Claypool, Steelers @ Bengals
47 Chris Olave, Saints @ Falcons
48 Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Steelers
49 Garrett Wilson, Jets vs. Ravens
50 DeVante Parker, Patriots @ Dolphins
51 DJ Chark, Lions vs. Eagles
52 Kenny Golladay, Giants @ Titans
53 Rondale Moore, Cardinals vs. Chiefs
54 George Pickens, Steelers @ Bengals
55 Alec Pierce, Colts @ Texans
56 Romeo Doubs, Packers @ Vikings
57 Nelson Agholor, Patriots @ Dolphins
58 Van Jefferson, Rams vs. Bills
59 Mecole Hardman, Chiefs @ Cardinals
60 Joshua Palmer, Chargers vs. Raiders
61 Jalen Tolbert, Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
62 Marvin Jones Jr., Jaguars @ Commanders
63 Jarvis Landry, Saints @ Falcons
64 K.J. Hamler, Broncos @ Seahawks
65 Sammy Watkins, Packers @ Vikings
66 Nico Collins, Texans vs. Colts
67 Jahan Dotson, Commanders vs. Jaguars
68 Kadarius Toney, Giants @ Titans
69 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Titans vs. Giants
70 Isaiah McKenzie, Bills @ Rams
71 Robbie Anderson, Panthers vs. Browns
72 K.J. Osborn, Vikings vs. Packers
73 Corey Davis, Jets vs. Ravens
74 Velus Jones Jr., Bears vs. 49ers
75 Jauan Jennings, 49ers @ Bears
76 Parris Campbell, Colts @ Texans
77 Skyy Moore, Chiefs @ Cardinals
78 Curtis Samuel, Commanders vs. Jaguars
79 Laviska Shenault Jr., Panthers vs. Browns
80 Marquez Callaway, Saints @ Falcons
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