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). 

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. 

Reminder: Check back for updates during the week.

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Week 14 PPR Rankings: WRs

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

Rank Player
1 Julio Jones, ATL vs. CAR
2 Davante Adams, GB vs. WAS
3 Michael Thomas, NO vs. SF
4 D.J. Moore, CAR @ ATL
5 Courtland Sutton, DEN @ HOU
6 T.Y. Hilton, IND @ TB
7 Julian Edelman, NE vs. KC
8 Tyreek Hill, KC @ NE
9 Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. DET
10 DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. DEN
11 Adam Thielen, MIN vs. DET
12 Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. NYG
13 Chris Godwin, TB vs. IND
14 DeVante Parker, MIA @ NYJ
15 Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. CIN
16 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. SEA
17 Tyler Lockett, SEA @ LAR
18 Mike Evans, TB vs. IND
19 Kenny Golladay, DET @ MIN
20 Keenan Allen, LAC @ JAX
21 Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. CAR
22 John Brown, BUF vs. BAL
23 Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ NO
24 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. CIN
25 Golden Tate, NYG @ PHI
26 Robert Woods, LAR vs. SEA
27 Amari Cooper, DAL @ CHI
28 DJ Chark, JAX vs. LAC
29 Deebo Samuel, SF @ NO
30 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DAL
31 Tyler Boyd, CIN @ CLE
32 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. MIA
33 Marvin Jones, DET @ MIN
34 JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ ARZ
35 Curtis Samuel, CAR @ ATL
36 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. BAL
37 James Washington, PIT @ ARZ
38 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ PHI
39 DK Metcalf, SEA @ LAR
40 A.J. Brown, TEN @ OAK
41 Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. MIA
42 Will Fuller V, HOU vs. DEN
43 Mike Williams, LAC @ JAX
44 Corey Davis, TEN @ OAK
45 Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. SEA
46 Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. PIT
47 Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. TEN
48 Russell Gage, ATL vs. CAR
49 Darius Slayton, NYG @ PHI
50 Terry McLaurin, WAS @ GB
51 Marquise Brown, BAL @ BUF
52 Michael Gallup, DAL @ CHI
53 Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. NYG
54 Zach Pascal, IND @ TB
55 Anthony Miller, CHI vs. DAL
56 Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. PIT
57 Marcus Johnson, IND @ TB
58 Tim Patrick, DEN @ HOU
59 Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. LAC
60 Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. KC
61 Sammy Watkins, KC @ NE
62 Allen Hurns, MIA @ NYJ
63 Allen Lazard, GB vs. WAS
64 Danny Amendola, DET @ MIN
65 Randall Cobb, DAL @ CHI
66 Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. KC
67 Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs. MIA
68 Zay Jones, OAK vs. TEN
69 Adam Humphries, TEN @ OAK
70 Geronimo Allison, GB vs. WAS
71 Taylor Gabriel, CHI vs. DAL
72 Kendrick Bourne, SF @ NO
73 Kelvin Harmon, WAS @ GB
74 Alex Erickson, CIN @ CLE
75 Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. DET
76 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. WAS
77 Josh Gordon, SEA @ LAR
78 Willie Snead, BAL @ BUF
79 Ted Ginn Jr., NO vs. SF
80 Mecole Hardman, KC @ NE
81 Chris Conley, JAX vs. LAC
82 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. SF
83 Diontae Johnson, PIT @ ARZ
84 Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NE
85 Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. SEA

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