The Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles have byes this week, meaning you should bench stud wide receivers from those squads. Despite that void in the player pool, there are plenty of great options still available.
You can also check out my top add/drops from the waiver wire for Week 9 if you are needy at the position.
Here are my Top 50 options at the position this week.
TOP 50 WEEK 9 RANKINGS BELOW
Hopkins is my No. 1 overall wide receiver for Week 9. The Houston Texans superstar lost sidekick Will Fuller to a season-ending knee injury in Week 8, but now has Demaryius Thomas lining up on the opposite side. Hopkins has scored in three consecutive games and in four of his last five contests. He went off for 82 yards and two scores on six catches in Week 8. He is a high-end WR1 that should give you a weekly advantage.
Cooks is my No. 9 wide receiver for Week 9. The Los Angeles Rams target has scored in two of his last four games. He isn't bringing in a lot of receptions, but is always a big play waiting to happen. This week he is going against the New Orleans Saints, a unit allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Start him as a WR1.
New England Patriots veteran Julian Edelman is my No. 16 wide receiver for Week 9, landing in WR2 territory. Edelman has been very steady since returning from his four-game suspension. He had seven receptions in his first game back. He then scored touchdowns in two consecutive games. Last week he went off for nine receptions and 104 yards. This week he battles the Green Bay Packers, a unit tied for allowing the second-most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers.
Baltimore Ravens target John Brown is my No. 22 option for Week 9. Brown is a WR2 in deeper leagues and a WR3 in more shallow formats with a matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are tied for allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.
Carolina Panthers rookie D.J. Moore is trending up and I like him as a WR3 this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Moore had his best game yet in Week 8, going off for 90 yards on five catches. He is my No. 26 option for Week 9.
|1||DeAndre Hopkins||Houston Texans||at DEN|
|2||Adam Thielen||Minnesota Vikings||vs. DET|
|3||Antonio Brown||Pittsburgh Steelers||at BAL|
|4||Michael Thomas||New Orleans Saints||vs. LAR|
|5||Julio Jones||Atlanta Falcons||at WAS|
|6||Davante Adams||Green Bay Packers||at NE|
|7||Mike Evans||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||at CAR|
|8||Tyreek Hill||Kansas City Chiefs||at CLE|
|9||Brandin Cooks||Los Angeles Rams||at NO|
|10||Stefon Diggs||Minnesota Vikings||vs. DET|
|11||Robert Woods||Los Angeles Rams||at NO|
|12||Emmanuel Sanders||Denver Broncos||vs. HOU|
|13||JuJu Smith-Schuster||Pittsburgh Steelers||at BAL|
|14||Kenny Golladay||Detroit Lions||at MIN|
|15||Keenan Allen||Los Angeles Chargers||at SEA|
|16||Julian Edelman||New England Patriots||vs. GB|
|17||Jarvis Landry||Cleveland Browns||vs. KC|
|18||DeSean Jackson||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||at CAR|
|19||Josh Gordon||New England Patriots||vs. GB|
|20||Marvin Jones||Detroit Lions||at MIN|
|21||Devin Funchess||Carolina Panthers||vs. TB|
|22||John Brown||Baltimore Ravens||vs. PIT|
|23||Doug Baldwin||Seattle Seahawks||vs. LAC|
|24||Sammy Watkins||Kansas City Chiefs||at CLE|
|25||Tyler Lockett||Seattle Seahawks||vs. LAC|
|26||D.J. Moore||Carolina Panthers||vs. TB|
|27||Marquise Goodwin||San Francisco 49ers||vs. OAK|
|28||Michael Crabtree||Baltimore Ravens||vs. PIT|
|29||Cooper Kupp||Los Angeles Rams||at NO|
|30||Calvin Ridley||Atlanta Falcons||at WAS|
|31||Courtland Sutton||Denver Broncos||vs. HOU|
|32||Chris Godwin||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||at CAR|
|33||Corey Davis||Tennessee Titans||at DAL|
|34||Devante Parker||Miami Dolphins||vs. NYJ|
|35||Jordy Nelson||Oakland Raiders||at SF|
|36||Tre'Quan Smith||New Orleans Saints||vs. LAR|
|37||Tyrell Williams||Los Angeles Rams||at SEA|
|38||Taylor Gabriel||Chicago Bears||at BUF|
|39||Demaryius Thomas||Houston Texans||at DEN|
|40||Amari Cooper||Dallas Cowboys||vs. TEN|
|41||Keke Coutee||Houston Texans||at DEN|
|42||Randall Cobb||Green Bay Packers||at NE|
|43||Marquez Valdes-Scantling||Green Bay Packers||at NE|
|44||Paul Richardson||Washington Redskins||vs. ATL|
|45||Mike Williams||Los Angeles Chargers||at SEA|
|46||Geronimo Allison||Green Bay Packers||at NE|
|47||David Moore||Seattle Seahawks||vs. LAC|
|48||Chris Hogan||New England Patriots||vs. GB|
|49||Mohamed Sanu||Atlanta Falcons||at WAS|
|50||Antonio Callaway||Cleveland Browns||vs. KC|
Washington Redskins pass-catcher Paul Richardson is my No. 44 option for Week 9 and is a fringe WR3. I love his matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, a unit tied with the Steelers for allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. I'm expecting the Redskins to have to throw a ton in this matchup in order to keep up with the Falcons offense.