Until further notice, Adam Thielen is THE number 1 wide receiver in fantasy football. Anyone who doesn't have him ranked in that spot no longer deserves your love. Thielen has more targets, receptions, and yards than any other receiver. He's graduated from my Target Monsters list because I hate redundancy. The man is having an amazing season, and I needed to acknowledge that. But you don't come here to read about things you already know. So onto this week's wide receiver rankings!
It may not feel like it, but Jarvis Landry is currently the 2nd-most targeted wide receiver in the league behind Adam Thielen. The problem is he's only caught 50 percent of those targets. Landry racked up 15 targets last week, and was good for 10 receptions, 97 yards, and a TD. His next few matchups (against PIT, KC, ATL, and CIN) are pure gold. Expect those big, bulbous numbers to continue, at least for a few weeks.
Stefon Diggs got back on track this week -- at least target-wise -- with a nice 14 target share. Unfortunately, it all added up to a measly 33 yards. It was a tough day for Diggs' production, and it's clear he's the No 2 receiving option in Minnesota. Still, you can't shrug off that level of involvement in one of the league's better passing attacks.
The fact that Tyreek Hill now has double digit targets in 3 of the last 4 weeks makes him a guaranteed WR1 moving forward. Not that he wasn't already in that tier, but if he has even more chances to break defenses with big plays? Total. Domination.
Devin Funchess and Donte Moncrief both nabbed double digit targets this week. But I'm still not thrilled with either of them going into their respectively matchups. Use them only if you're desperate for a flex option.
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