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Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 2 Fantasy Football

All in on the Los Angeles Chargers' passing game this week. Full wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 2 .5PPR fantasy football.

Week 2 fantasy football is here and so it’s time to take a look at wide receiver rankings for the weekend.

After a wild Week 1, my rankings are all over the place. Aaron Rodgers looked lost against the New Orleans Saints which crushed Davante Adams’ value meanwhile Cooper Kupp being the apple of Matthew Stafford’s eye suddenly makes him a locked-in high-end WR2. I’m sure Week 2 will only take everything we learned from Week 1 and flip it on its head. That’s just the way things go.

Here are my .5PPR wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 2. I’ve highlighted four standouts who I’m particularly high or low on this week, plus my top streaming option, and quickly explained why I ranked them where I did.

Make sure to check back here throughout the week as I will be making sure to update them as quickly as possible with any new information. As always, if you have specific rankings or starts & sits questions, drop them in the comments or hit me up @petemrogers.

Week 2 Standouts

Mike Williams (WR15) — We heard all off-season this was going to be a big year for Williams and what do we get in Week 1? Eight catches on 12 targets for 82 yards and a score. You love to see it. Now the Los Angeles Chargers get to face the Dallas Cowboys’ secondary that was picked apart by Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown Thursday night. It’s going to be a big Chargers week I can promise you that.

Mike Evans (WR23) — Notice how I didn’t mention Evans’ name when talking about the receivers who picked apart the Cowboys? Evans in classic Evans fashion caught 3-of-6 targets for 24 yards Thursday night. Godwin, Brown, Rob Gronkowski, and even freaking Leonard Fournette all out targeted Evans in Week 1. Evans is a fringe WR2 until he shows otherwise.

Cole Beasley (WR28) — Thirteen targets for Beasley in Week 1. Thirteen. That alone makes Beasley a fringe-WR2. Beasley is Josh Allen’s go-to receiver when he’s feeling pressure and he’ll continue to see work against the Miami Dolphins this week.

Will Fuller (WR36) — Assuming everything is a-go for Fuller, this will likely be the lowest he’s ranked for the rest of the season. Every time Fuller takes the field he’s almost guaranteed to finish a WR2 or better. If you drafted Fuller, you drafted him to be your flex star so feel confident putting him there his first game back.

Top Streamer

Sterling Shepard (WR38) — Shepard is still under 40% rostered on Sleeper after being peppered with nine targets in Week 1. With Evan Engram out, Shepard took over the slot work and was Daniel Jones’ go-to receiver, catching 7 balls for 113 yards and a score. Washington is a tough matchup, but with Jones likely running for his life throughout the game, Shepard could be in for double-digit targets as long as Engram is still sidelined.

Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings
RankPlayerTeamOpp
1Tyreek HillKC@ BAL
2DeAndre HopkinsARIvs MIN
3Stefon DiggsBUF@ MIA
4Keenan AllenLACvs DAL
5Davante AdamsGBvs DET
6Allen Robinson IICHIvs CIN
7Amari CooperDAL@ LAC
8Calvin RidleyATL@ TB
9D.K. MetcalfSEAvs TEN
10Justin JeffersonMIN@ ARI
11CeeDee LambDAL@ LAC
12A.J. BrownTEN@ SEA
13Adam ThielenMIN@ ARI
14Chris GodwinTBvs ATL
15Mike WilliamsLACvs DAL
16Cooper KuppLAR@ IND
17Tyler LockettSEAvs TEN
18Diontae JohnsonPITvs LV
19Antonio BrownTBvs ATL
20D.J. MooreCARvs NO
21Corey DavisNYJvs NE
22Mike EvansTBvs ATL
23Ja'Marr ChaseCIN@ CHI
24Terry McLaurinWASvs NYG
25Deebo SamuelSF@ PHI
26Jarvis LandryCLEvs HOU
27Chase ClaypoolPITvs LV
28Robert WoodsLAR@ IND
29Cole BeasleyBUF@ MIA
30Courtland SuttonDEN@ JAC
31DeVonta SmithPHIvs SF
32Brandin CooksHOU@ CLE
33JuJu Smith-SchusterPITvs LV
34Jaylen WaddleMIAvs BUF
35Tee HigginsCIN@ CHI
36D.J. Chark Jr.JACvs DEN
37Robby AndersonCARvs NO
38Sterling ShepardNYG@ WAS
39Julio JonesTEN@ SEA
40Tyler BoydCIN@ CHI
41Nelson AgholorNE@ NYJ
42Kenny GolladayNYG@ WAS
43Laviska Shenault Jr.JACvs DEN
44Jakobi MeyersNE@ NYJ
45DeVante ParkerMIAvs BUF
46Marvin Jones Jr.JACvs DEN
47Marquise BrownBALvs KC
48Terrace Marshall Jr.CARvs NO
49Rondale MooreARIvs MIN
50Christian KirkARIvs MIN
51Brandon AiyukSF@ PHI
52Zach PascalINDvs LAR
53Darnell MooneyCHIvs CIN
54Tim PatrickDEN@ JAC
55Michael Pittman Jr.INDvs LAR
56Jalen ReagorPHIvs SF
57Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGBvs DET
58Marquez CallawayNO@ CAR
59Bryan EdwardsLV@ PIT
60Hunter RenfrowLV@ PIT