Week 13 Fantasy WR Rankings: DeAndre Hopkins, Amari Cooper among matchup worries

The fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner, so what better time to have a stacked set of fantasy WR rankings? Week 13 should hopefully see the returns of several key injured wide receivers (Adam Thielen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Alshon Jeffery, Tyreek Hill), but obviously we won’t know for sure until the games kick off. At this point in the season, you can’t take anything for granted, and every start-or-sit decision should be scrutinized. 

This week, that even includes DeAndre Hopkins (vs. Patriots) and Amari Cooper (vs. Bills). Cooper, who’s clearly not 100 percent, was held without a catch in Week 12 by Stephon Gilmore and the Patriots. The wet weather didn’t help, but Cooper has now turned in two duds in a row and gets Tre’Davious White, who just shut down Courtland Sutton. Hopkins faces Gilmore this week, and while it’s always tough to sit one of football’s best receivers when he’s fully healthy, New England’s numbers speak for themselves. Golden Tate is the only WR to catch a touchdown or top 78 receiving yards against the Pats this year. JuJu Smith-Schuster (6-78, aided by garbage time), Terry McLaurin (3-51), Odell Beckham Jr. (5-52), Jarvis Landry (5-65), Hollywood Brown (3-48), and Cooper have all been held in check. However, Hopkins is having a better year than all of those players, and he plays with the best passing QB of the bunch (apologies to healthy Ben Roethlisberger). He’ll also be at home, something JuJu, the Browns, and Cooper didn’t have the advantage of. 

WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Can you really sit Hopkins? You can. It’s possible you have three wide receivers better. Will you? Probably not, but Will Fuller is another story. You can argue he actually has more upside because he won’t have Gilmore on him and he has more big-play potential. That might be true, but, again — only one receiver has caught a touchdown against the Pats all year. Perhaps they’re due to get burned, especially when you factor in the bad QBs/mediocre WRs they’ve faced, but Fuller is the definition of a boom-or-bust risk this week.

WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end

Fortunately, there are plenty of potential sleepers. Russell Gage (vs. Saints), Tre’Quan Smith/Ted Ginn (@ Falcons), and Taylor Gabriel/Anthony Miller (@ Lions) could get your week started off right on Thanksgiving if you’re willing to take a risk, while Demarcus Robinson/Mecole Hardman are boom-or-bust fliers on Sunday against the Raiders, especially if Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is out. Dede Westbrook/Chris Conley (vs. Buccaneers) are also solid options, while Kelvin Harmon (@ Panthers) is a deep play in a favorable matchup. Green Bay’s secondary receivers are worth a look against the Giants, and New England’s Nos. 2 and 3 — whatever the combination is of Mohamed Sanu (ankle), Phillip Dorsett (concussion), Jakobi Meyers, and N’Keal Harry) — have potential value against the Texans.

Suttron (vs. Chargers), Keenan Allen/Mike Williams (@ Broncos), OBJ/Landry (@ Steelers), Hollywood Brown (vs. 49ers), Kenny Golladay/Marvin Jones (vs. Bears), Cooper/Michael Gallup (vs. Bills), and John Brown/Cole Beasley (@ Cowboys) aren’t in great spots, but most are worth starting. Hollywood is the riskiest, with Williams and Beasley also having relatively low floors and ceilings. 

Note: We’ll continue to update these rankings all week, so check back for the latest and individual player analysis. 

Week 13 Fantasy WR Rankings

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

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

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