Fantasy football: Adams, Kupp top Week 4 wide receiver rankings

Fantasy football: Adams, Kupp top Week 4 wide receiver rankings
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams brings in a catch against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo

MIAMI, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Lockett, Calvin Ridley and Stefon Diggs top my Week 4 fantasy football wide receiver rankings for 2021.

Amari Cooper, Tyreek Hill, Keenan Allen, Courtland Sutton and Robert Woods round out my Top 10 options for Week 4. D.J. Moore, Odell Beckham Jr. and Will Fuller are among my other favorite wide receivers to start this week.


Target players who have a good chance to score a touchdown and get a lot of looks from their respective quarterbacks when considering who to start at wide receiver.

Here are some of my favorite players in this week's rankings:

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Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers is tied for the league lead with 25 catches and leads the NFL with 34 targets through three weeks. He posted the 10th most fantasy points among wide receivers.

Adams is as consistent as it gets for his position and went off for a season-high 12 catches for 132 yards and a score in Week 3. He should log an even more impressive performance this week, when the Packers host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Steelers enter this matchup allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to wide receivers. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw three touchdowns to wide receivers against the Steelers defense in Week 3.

Look for Adams to dominate this matchup and haul in at least 10 catches for 100 yards and a score. He is my top option for Week 4 and for the rest of the season.

Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams leads the NFL with 367 receiving yards and five receiving scores. He scored two touchdowns in each of the Rams' last two games. He also averaged 8.3 catches and 122.3 receiving yards per game through the first three weeks.

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Kupp, who ranks second in targets, is No. 2 in my Week 4 wide receiver rankings. The Rams host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif. The Cardinals allowed five touchdowns to wide receivers through the first three weeks, tied for the fifth-most in the NFL.

Kupp is a near lock for at least 10 catches and 100 yards. He is an elite option who should never leave your lineup.


Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore is another player who should stay in your lineup until further notice.


Moore posted the 11th most fantasy points among wide receivers through the first three weeks. He went off for a season-high 126 yards in Week 3.

Look for Moore to continue his hot streak this week, when the Panthers face the Dallas Cowboys. He is my No. 13 option and can be used as a low-end WR1 or high-end WR2.

Odell Beckham Jr. pulled in five catches for 77 yards and gained another 10 yards on the ground in his 2021 debut last week for the Cleveland Browns. He should continue to see an abundance of targets in the Browns offense due to the injury absence of fellow wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

This week, the Browns face the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings allowed the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers through three weeks.

I expect Beckham to get at least 10 targets in this matchup. He also should find the end zone for his first score of the season. Beckham lands at No. 15 in my rankings.


Miami Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller nearly hauled in a long touchdown reception in Week 3, but was denied due to a controversial non-call for defensive pass interference. The Dolphins host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4.


Look for Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett to continue to look Fuller's way, especially on deep attempts. Fuller caught three of his six targets in his 2021 debut for the Dolphins in Week 3. He should see at least eight targets this week.

The Colts are tied for the most touchdowns allowed to wide receivers, with seven surrendered through three weeks. I expect Fuller to find the end zone on a big play in this matchup Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla. He is my No. 34 option.

Week 4 fantasy football wide receiver rankings

1. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers vs. PIT

2. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams vs. ARI

3. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks at SF

4. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons vs. WAS

5. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills vs. HOU

6. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys vs. CAR

7. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs at PHI

8. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers vs. LVR

9. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos vs. BAL

10. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams vs. ARI

11. D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks at SF


12. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears vs. DET

13. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers at DAL

14. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NE

15. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns at MIN

16. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team at ATL

17. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals at LAR

18. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers vs. LV

19. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys vs. CAR

20. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings vs. CLE

21. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers vs. SEA

22. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NE

23. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans at BUF

24. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings vs. CLE

25. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers at GB

26. DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles vs. KC

27. Kenny Golladay, New York Giants at NO

28. Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals at LAR

29. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens at DEN

30. Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NE

31. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers at GB

32. Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs at PHI

33. Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers at DAL

34. Will Fuller, Miami Dolphins vs. IND

35. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers vs. SEA


36. Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos vs. BAL

37. Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders at LAC

38. Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots vs. TB

39. Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles vs. KC

40. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins vs. IND

41. Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears vs. DET

42. A.J. Green, Arizona Cardinals at LAR

43. Corey Davis, New York Jets vs. TEN

44. Sammy Watkins, Baltimore Ravens at DEN

45. Michael Pittman, Indianapolis Colts at MIA

46. Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills vs. HOU

47. Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders at LAC

48. Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals at LAR

49. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins vs. IND

50. Emmanuel Sanders, Buffalo Bills vs. HOU

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The Dallas Cowboys' Dalton Schultz scores on a 19-yard reception against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Monday. The Cowboys won 41-21. Photo by Ian Halperin/UPI | License Photo

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