If Davante Adams is healthy, expect him to dominate
The Week 4 fantasy football wide receiver rankings come with a lot of questions.
If we knew all the answers, the "experts" wouldn't be hedging with the injury to Davante Adams. He's either going to still be injured and end up ranked outside of the top 30 or he is going to be fine and be in the top half dozen like I have him ranked this week. The mid-level WR2 the ECR (Expert Consensus Ranking) has him currently slotted in as reeks of ambivalence based on his injury status. If he's healthy, expect him to pick up right where he left off after Week 2 when he had 17 catches on 20 targets for 192 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Falcons are coming to Green Bay and have given up the third-most fantasy points to WRs this season. I don't see that changing after Adams adds to Atlanta's woes.
Of course, a similar situation also exists with Michael Thomas. His matchup is slightly tougher against the Saints than Adams', but if the Saints deem him healthy enough to play, he too should put up WR1 numbers. However, as of Tuesday night, I am far less certain Thomas plays than that Adams plays.
Returning to Adams, it's noteworthy the two WRs he is sandwiched between — Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. I know Russell Wilson still hooked up with Metcalf after he went Leon Lett on us this Sunday. However, I do think Wilson is going to lean just enough Lockett's way over Metcalf's in the future and therefore I'm putting Lockett a couple of spots ahead of Metcalf in my rankings. Maybe I'm wrong, but it definitely "feels right" to demote Metcalf, at least this week.
NOTE: Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee, scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET has been postponed by the NFL due to COVID-19 concerns. Players from those two teams will not be available for fantasy lineups in Week 4.
NFL WR Rankings: Week 4
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.