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Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 4 Fantasy Football

Where oh where to rank Allen Robinson this week. Full wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 4 .5PPR fantasy football.

Week 4 fantasy football is here and so it’s time to take a look at wide receiver rankings for the weekend.

Last week is what I get for putting Tyler Lockett as my WR1. We all know there’s no receiver who loves to be wildly inconsistent more than Lockett (except maybe Mike Evans). I should have know that even despite the hot start to the year, he would pancake against an easy opponent. Tale as old as time. Also round of applause for D.J. Moore for finishing exactly where I said he would.

Here are my .5PPR wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 4. I’ve highlighted four standouts who I’m particularly high or low on this week, plus my top streaming option.

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 4 Standouts

Ja’Marr Chase (WR8) — Through three weeks, Chase is the WR5 in .5PPR. Ah how long ago it feels when we were all panicking about him being unable to catch a football. Chase as fallen right back into rhythm with Joe Burrow and the two are putting up numbers. Gotta love it when a top-5 fantasy receiver gets to go up against the Jacksonville Jaguars and their 32nd ranked pass defense (per NEFF rating). Full speed ahead!

Allen Robinson (WR21) — I have no idea where to rank Robinson. He should be higher now playing with a quarterback who can actually get the ball downfield. He should be higher playing against the Detroit Lions this week and their 29th ranked pass D. But he plays in a Chicago Bears offense that quite literally threw for one single yard of offense last week. I can’t rank him outside of WR2 territory but I don’t feel good ranking him close to WR1 status. UGH!

Michael Pittman (WR30) — Michael Pittman has finally arrived. In back-to-back weeks Pittman has seen 12 targets and has gone over 65 yards in each game. He’s locked-in as the Indianapolis Colts’ No. 1 WR in a solid matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The Fins are giving up the 13th most yards to wide receivers so far this year. Pittman is a must-start flex with WR2 upside from here on out.

Christian Kirk (WR31) — It’s time we give Christian Kirk the love and respect he deserves. While the Los Angeles Rams defense does boast Jalen Ramsey and his ridiculous 8.9 QB rating against, Kirk likely won’t be seeing much of the lock-down corner. Kirk operates almost exclusively out of the slot, leading the team in slot snaps. Chris Godwin just caught 6 balls for 74 yards against the Rams operating also out of the slot. Kirk is a must-roster and easy flex play this week.

Stream of the Week

Emmanuel Sanders (WR35, 37% rostered) — I originally had Emmanuel Sanders up in the standouts and then I saw HE’S STILL UNDER 40% ROSTERED ON SLEEPER! Easy choice as to whom my stream of the week is. Sanders has been a vital part of the Buffalo Bills’ passing attack, seeing at least six targets in every game. It should be another strong outing for the veteran receiver this week against the Houston Texans.

Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings
RankPlayerTeamOpp
1Davante AdamsGBvs PIT
2Cooper KuppLARvs ARI
3D.K. MetcalfSEA@ SF
4Mike WilliamsLACvs LV
5D.J. MooreCAR@ DAL
6Stefon DiggsBUFvs HOU
7Tyreek HillKC@ PHI
8Ja'Marr ChaseCINvs JAC
9Terry McLaurinWAS@ ATL
10Justin JeffersonMINvs CLE
11Keenan AllenLACvs LV
12Calvin RidleyATLvs WAS
13Chris GodwinTB@ NE
14Adam ThielenMINvs CLE
15Amari CooperDALvs CAR
16Deebo SamuelSFvs SEA
17DeAndre HopkinsARI@ LAR
18Tyler LockettSEA@ SF
19Brandin CooksHOU@ BUF
20CeeDee LambDALvs CAR
21Mike EvansTB@ NE
22Odell Beckham Jr.CLE@ MIN
23Allen Robinson IICHIvs DET
24Courtland SuttonDENvs BAL
25Jakobi MeyersNEvs TB
26DeVonta SmithPHIvs KC
27Corey DavisNYJvs TEN
28Diontae JohnsonPIT@ GB
29Tyler BoydCINvs JAC
30Robert WoodsLARvs ARI
31Jaylen WaddleMIAvs IND
32Michael Pittman Jr.IND@ MIA
33Brandon AiyukSFvs SEA
34Marvin Jones Jr.JAC@ CIN
35Christian KirkARI@ LAR
36Antonio BrownTB@ NE
37Robby AndersonCAR@ DAL
38Emmanuel SandersBUFvs HOU
39D.J. Chark Jr.JAC@ CIN
40JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT@ GB
41Marquise BrownBAL@ DEN
42Kenny GolladayNYG@ NO
43Tim PatrickDENvs BAL
44Cole BeasleyBUFvs HOU
45Henry Ruggs IIILV@ LAC
46Rondale MooreARI@ LAR
47Hunter RenfrowLV@ LAC
48Terrace Marshall Jr.CAR@ DAL
49Tyler JohnsonTB@ NE
50DeVante ParkerMIAvs IND
51Darnell MooneyCHIvs DET
52Nelson AgholorNEvs TB
53Kendrick BourneNEvs TB
54Nick Westbrook-IkhineTEN@ NYJ
55Curtis SamuelWAS@ ATL
56Will Fuller VMIAvs IND
57Laviska Shenault Jr.JAC@ CIN
58K.J. OsbornMINvs CLE
59A.J. GreenARI@ LAR
60Bryan EdwardsLV@ LAC