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Wide Receiver Rankings Week 4

Tyler Boyd could continue to produce like a WR1 if A.J. Green misses Sunday's game against Atlanta or is limited because of a groin injury

In looking back at fantasy wide receiver performances in Week 3 one name stood out from the rest — Calvin Ridley. The first-round pick from Alabama made me proud as he had his coming out party that featured seven catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns. I targeted Ridley heavily in drafts this year knowing Julio Jones is an absolute beast, but seems to be allergic to touchdowns.

 

I doubt Ridley can repeat that level of production, but he is certainly on everyone's radar now and if he's still available, he will no doubt be one of, if not the top, waiver wire adds this week.

 

As for the Week 4 rankings, young guys like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kenny Golladay, Tyler Boyd and of course Ridley, are on the rise. Other players are standing pat in their positions and likely won't change much this season.

 

There are some questionable players worth keeping an eye on, such as will Josh Gordon make his Patriots debut? If so, how will he fare? Is he going to thrive with Tom Brady like Randy Moss or will it be more of the same from the talented, yet oh-so-frustrating wideout?

 

Personally speaking, I am hoping my Vikings and especially Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs (not to mention Kirk Cousins!) will be able to bounce back last week's embarrassing effort against Buffalo. Then again, this week's matchup won't be easy taking on the Rams in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

 

Don't forget about the byes, which go into effect this week. It's only Carolina and Washington, so it's not like it's a bunch of big names, unless you are trusting Devin Funchess or Paul Richardson as one of your starting WRs.

 

As always be sure to check back closer to Sunday for any last-minute tweaks to these rankings.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Carolina, Washington

 

 

 

— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.

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