Fantasy Football Week 9 WR Rankings: How to Handle Antonio Brown?

Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings Week 9

Getty Wide Receiver Antonio Brown.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 9 of the 2020 NFL regular season. While the likes of DeAndre Hopkins, Terry McLaurin and a slew of Houston Texans pass catchers returning from a bye is certainly a welcomed sight for fantasy owners, they’re far from the most talked-about wideouts making their return this week.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 9 WR Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em.

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

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Wide Receiver Outlook Week 9

Antonio Brown (WR32) has played in just one game since the 2018 season, yet he’s owned in 82% of Yahoo leagues. Safe to say fantasy owners are hoping for the old A.B. to take the field on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Brown’s value is obviously difficult to judge, but I think a good measuring stick would be that of how the wideout was used in his lone game with the New England Patriots in 2019. Don’t expect Brown to run with the starters regularly, but do expect the Bucs to feature Brown when he is on the field. In Week 2 of 2019, Brown played just 34% of the Patriots’ offensive snaps, yet was still targeted a whopping eight times.

While that number may be a bit of a hefty projection, the fact that the Saints have allowed seven-plus targets to three opposing WRs over the past two weeks certainly adds intrigue. That, and the fact that Chris Godwin (WR5) is believed to have a 50-50 chance to play on Sunday. Brown clearly has a rapport with Brady (once again living with the QB to help hammer down the playbook) and would likely see a slight bump were Godwin to sit out. Still, he remains a volatile WR3/Flex play based on the unknown.


Week 9 Fantasy Rankings: Wide Receiver 

    1. Rankings
    2. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
    3. Start-Sit
    4. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
      • Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
    1. NOTABLE WR BYE WEEKS: Tyler Boyd (CIN), AJ Green (CIN), Tee Higgins (CIN), Jarvis Landry (CLE), Rashard Higgins (CLE), Travis Fulgham (PHI), Jalen Reagor (PHI), Greg Ward (PHI), Robert Woods (LAR), Cooper Kupp (LAR), Josh Reynolds (LAR)
    2. #

      Wide Receivers TEAM

      Opp.

      1

      Davante Adams GB

      @ SF

      2

      Michael Thomas NO INJ

      @ TB

      3

      DeAndre Hopkins ARI

      vs. MIA

      4

      Stefon Diggs BUF

      vs. SEA

      5

      Chris Godwin TB INJ

      vs. NO

      6

      Allen Robinson II CHI

      @ TEN

      7

      Calvin Ridley ATL INJ

      vs. DEN

      8

      DK Metcalf SEA

      @ BUF

      9

      Julio Jones ATL

      vs. DEN

      10

      Tyreek Hill KC

      vs. CAR

      11

      A.J. Brown TEN

      vs. CHI

      12

      Mike Evans TB

      vs. NO

      13

      Terry McLaurin WAS

      vs. NYG

      14

      Keenan Allen LAC

      vs. LV

      15

      Adam Thielen MIN

      vs. DET

      16

      Tyler Lockett SEA

      @ BUF

      17

      Brandin Cooks HOU

      @ JAC

      18

      JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT

      @ DAL

      19

      Robby Anderson CAR

      @ KC

      20

      Will Fuller V HOU

      @ JAC

      21

      Amari Cooper DAL

      vs. PIT

      22

      Sterling Shepard NYG

      @ WAS

      23

      Christian Kirk ARI

      vs. MIA

      24

      Marquise Brown BAL

      @ IND

      25

      Diontae Johnson PIT INJ

      @ DAL

      26

      D.J. Moore CAR

      @ KC

      27

      Jamison Crowder NYJ INJ

      vs. NE

      28

      Corey Davis TEN

      vs. CHI

      29

      Chase Claypool PIT

      @ DAL

      30

      Mike Williams LAC

      vs. LV

      31

      Marvin Jones Jr. DET

      @ MIN

      32

      Antonio Brown TB

      vs. NO

      33

      Tim Patrick DEN INJ

      @ ATL

      34

      Curtis Samuel CAR

      @ KC

      35

      Brandon Aiyuk SF OUT-COV

      vs. GB

      36

      Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC

      vs. HOU

      37

      Jakobi Meyers NE

      @ NYJ

      38

      Justin Jefferson MIN

      vs. DET

      39

      Russell Gage ATL

      vs. DEN

      40

      Cole Beasley BUF

      vs. SEA

      41

      Jerry Jeudy DEN

      @ ATL

      42

      DeVante Parker MIA

      @ ARI

      43

      Michael Gallup DAL

      vs. PIT

      44

      John Brown BUF INJ

      vs. SEA

      45

      Randall Cobb HOU

      @ JAC

      46

      D.J. Chark Jr. JAC

      vs. HOU

      47

      Darius Slayton NYG 

      @ WAS

      48

      Anthony Miller CHI

      @ TEN

      49

      Hunter Renfrow LV

      @ LAC

      50

      CeeDee Lamb DAL

      vs. PIT

      51

      Kendrick Bourne SF OUT-COV

      vs. GB

      52

      David Moore SEA

      @ BUF

      53

      Allen Lazard GB IR-R

      @ SF

      54

      Tre’Quan Smith NO

      @ TB

      55

      DaeSean Hamilton DEN

      @ ATL

      56

      Keelan Cole JAC

      vs. HOU

      57

      T.Y. Hilton IND INJ

      vs. BAL

      58

      Marvin Hall DET

      @ MIN

      59

      Marquez Callaway NO INJ

      @ TB

      60

      Danny Amendola DET

      @ MIN

      61

      Zach Pascal IND

      vs. BAL

      62

      Scotty Miller TB

      vs. NO

      63

      Emmanuel Sanders NO COV

      @ TB

      64

      Marcus Johnson IND

      vs. BAL

      65

      Damiere Byrd NE

      @ NYJ

      66

      Braxton Berrios NYJ

      vs. NE

      67

      Nelson Agholor LV

      @ LAC

      68

      Mecole Hardman KC

      vs. CAR

      69

      Henry Ruggs III LV

      @ LAC

      70

      Sammy Watkins KC INJ

      vs. CAR

      71

      Adam Humphries TEN

      vs. CHI

      72

      M. Valdes-Scantling GB

      @ SF

      73

      Golden Tate NYG

      @ WAS

      74

      Kenny Stills HOU

      @ JAC

      75

      Preston Williams MIA

      @ ARI

      76

      Jeff Smith NYJ

      vs. NE

      77

      Cordarrelle Patterson CHI

      @ TEN

      78

      Michael Pittman Jr. IND

      vs. BAL

      79

      Deonte Harris NO

      @ TB

      80

      Trent Taylor SF

      vs. GB

      81

      Darnell Mooney CHI

      @ TEN

      82

      Tyler Johnson TB

      vs. NO

      83

      Demarcus Robinson KC

      vs. CAR

      84

      N’Keal Harry NE INJ

      @ NYJ

      85

      Bryan Edwards LV INJ

      @ LAC

      86

      KJ Hamler DEN

      @ ATL

      87

      Miles Boykin BAL

      @ IND

      88

      Willie Snead IV BAL

      @ IND

      89

      Denzel Mims NYJ

      vs. NE

      90

      Byron Pringle KC

      vs. CAR

      91

      Chris Conley JAC

      vs. HOU

      92

      Andy Isabella ARI

      vs. MIA

      93

      James Washington PIT

      @ DAL

      94

      Jalen Guyton LAC

      vs. LV

      95

      Larry Fitzgerald ARI

      vs. MIA

      96

      Cedrick Wilson DAL

      vs. PIT

      97

      Devin Duvernay BAL

      @ IND

      98

      Breshad Perriman NYJ INJ

      vs. NE

      99

      Collin Johnson JAC

      vs. HOU

      100

      Dontrelle Inman WAS

      vs. NYG

      101

      Olamide Zaccheaus ATL

      vs. DEN

      102

      Isaiah Wright WAS

      vs. NYG

      103

      Isaiah McKenzie BUF

      vs. SEA

      104

      Kalif Raymond TEN

      vs. CHI

      105

      Ray-Ray McCloud PIT

      @ DAL

      106

      Gabriel Davis BUF

      vs. SEA

      107

      Jakeem Grant MIA

      @ ARI

      108

      Olabisi Johnson MIN

      vs. DET

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