Fantasy Football Week 17 WR Rankings: Is Steven Sims Jr. Legit?

Steven Sims Fantasy Football WR Rankings Week 17

Getty Steven Sims of the Washington Redskins

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 17 of the 2019 NFL regular season. This week, we examine an undrafted rookie receiver who has strung along a plethora of strong performances, firmly placing himself on the fantasy radar in what is, for many, the latter part of their two-week championship round.

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Wide Receiver Outlook Week 17

Earlier in the season, it was Terry McLaurin who stole headlines in Washington. Then, Kelvin Harmon began to show promise. Yet, in recent weeks, no Redskins pass-catcher has been more explosive and more productive than undrafted slot receiver Steven Sims Jr. (WR32). 

Remember when Trey Quinn was anointed the slot position in Washington earlier this season? Well that ship has certainly sailed. Sims Jr. starred in Week 16, finishing as the fourth-leading fantasy scorer at the wide receiver position with 25.3 points.

However, Sims Jr.’s performance was certainly no splash in the pan. The wideout has become a major part of the Redksins passing game of late, averaging 9.3 targets per game over the last three weeks, including seeing double-digit targets come his way in back-to-back games.

Sims Jr. will have a great chance to build off of his stellar performances vs. Dallas this coming week. While Dallas does allow the eighth-fewest fantasy points to wideouts this year, they have struggled in recent games against receivers out of the slot.

Since Week 11, every slot receiver to face off with Dallas has registered 71+ receiving yards or scored at least one touchdown against the ‘Boys. In fact, over that span, Dallas has allowed an average of 16.24 points to the slot position, including holding none of those players below 11.6 points.


Week 17 Fantasy Rankings: Wide Receivers

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# Wide Receivers TEAM Opp.

1

Michael Thomas NO

@ CAR

2

Julio Jones ATL

@ TB

3

Davante Adams GB

@ DET

4

Chris Godwin TB D

vs. ATL

5

DeAndre Hopkins HOU

vs. TEN

6

Julian Edelman NE

vs. MIA

7

DJ Moore CAR INJ

vs. NO

8

AJ Brown TEN

@ HOU

9

Amari Cooper DAL

vs. WAS

10

Tyreek Hill KC

vs. LAC

11

Allen Robinson CHI

@ MIN

12

DJ Chark JAC

vs. IND

13

Jarvis Landry CLE

@ CIN

14

Robert Woods LAR

vs. ARI

15

Tyler Boyd CIN

vs. CLE

16

Breshad Perriman TB

vs. ATL

17

Tyler Lockett SEA

vs. SF

18

Courtland Sutton DEN

vs. OAK

19

Deebo Samuel SF

@ SEA

20

Adam Thielen MIN

vs. CHI

21

Odell Beckham Jr. CLE

@ CIN

22

Cooper Kupp LAR

vs. ARI

23

Keenan Allen LAC

@ KC

24

Sterling Shepard NYG

vs. PHI

25

TY Hilton IND

@ JAC

26

Stefon Diggs MIN

vs. CHI

27

Christian Kirk ARI

@ LAR

28

Terry McLaurin WAS

@ DAL

29

Darius Slayton NYG

vs. PHI

30

John Brown BUF

vs. NYJ

31

Michael Gallup DAL

vs. WAS

32

Steven Sims Jr. WAS

@ DAL

33

Greg Ward Jr. PHI

@ NYG

34

Anthony Miller CHI

@ MIN

35

DeVante Parker MIA

@ NE

36

DK Metcalf SEA

vs. SF

37

Golden Tate NYG

vs. PHI

38

Kenny Golladay DET

vs. GB

39

Curtis Samuel CAR

vs. NO

40

JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT

@ BAL

41

Larry Fitzgerald ARI

@ LAR

42

Mike Williams LAC

@ KC

43

Emmanuel Sanders SF

@ SEA

44

Cole Beasley BUF

vs. NYJ

45

Chris Conley JAC

vs. IND

46

Jamison Crowder NYJ

@ BUF

47

Kenny Stills HOU

vs. TEN

48

Robby Anderson NYJ

@ BUF

49

Russell Gage ATL

@ TB

50

Justin Watson TB

vs. ATL

51

Brandin Cooks LAR

vs. ARI

52

Diontae Johnson PIT

@ BAL

53

Marquise Brown BAL

vs. PIT

54

Zach Pascal IND

@ JAC

55

Dede Westbrook JAC

vs. IND

56

Auden Tate CIN

vs. CLE

57

Randall Cobb DAL

vs. WAS

58

Hunter Renfrow OAK

@ DEN

59

Keke Coutee HOU INJ

vs. TEN

60

N’Keal Harry NE

vs. MIA

61

James Washington PIT

@ BAL

62

Danny Amendola DET

vs. GB

63

Sammy Watkins KC

vs. LAC

64

Kelvin Harmon WAS

@ DAL

65

Nelson Agholor PHI INJ

@ NYG

66

Marcus Johnson IND

@ JAC

67

Tajae Sharpe TEN

@ HOU

68

Alex Erickson CIN

vs. CLE

69

DaeSean Hamilton DEN

vs. OAK

70

Corey Davis TEN

@ HOU

71

Mohamed Sanu NE

vs. MIA

72

Tim Patrick DEN

vs. OAK

73

Mecole Hardman KC

vs. LAC

74

Cody Latimer NYG

vs. PHI

75

Albert Wilson MIA

@ NE

76

Tyrell Williams OAK

@ DEN

77

Jakobi Meyers NE

vs. MIA

78

JJ Acega-Whiteside PHI

@ NYG

79

Phillip Dorsett NE

vs. MIA

80

Adam Humphries TEN INJ

@ HOU

81

John Ross CIN

vs. CLE

82

Isaiah Ford MIA

@ NE

83

Kendrick Bourne SF

@ SEA

84

Tre’Quan Smith NO

@ CAR

85

Allen Lazard GB

@ DET

86

Josh Reynolds LAR

vs. ARI

87

Demaryius Thomas NYJ

@ BUF

88

Tedd Ginn Jr. NO

@ CAR

89

Geronimo Allison GB

@ DET

90

M. Valdez-Scantling GB

@ DET

91

Willie Snead BAL

vs. PIT

92

Malik Turner SEA

vs. SF

93

Pharaoh Cooper ARI

@ LAR

94

Taylor Gabriel CHI

@ MIN

95

Demarcus Robinson KC

vs. LAC

96

Isiaiah McKenzie BUF

vs. NYJ

97

Seth Roberts BAL

vs. PIT

98

Robert Foster BUF

vs. NYJ

99

Andy Isabella ARI

@ LAR

100

Rashard Higgins CLE

@ CIN

101

Miles Boykin BAL

vs. PIT

102

KeeSean Johnson ARI INJ

@ LAR

103

Tavon Austin DAL

vs. WAS

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