Fantasy WR Rankings Week 13: Who to start, sit at wide receiver in fantasy football

Our Week 13 fantasy WR rankings feature several top-tier studs with favorable matchups, but there are also plenty of potential sleepers with sneaky upside in the middle of the rankings. Whether you’re in need of a streamer wide receiver or you’re just prone to overthinking every start ’em, sit ’em decision, we can help. 

Green Bay, Tennessee, Cleveland, and Carolina are on bye, so the biggest — and, really, only — losses here are Davante Adams and D.J. Moore (with A.J. Brown heading to IR). For a four-team bye, you’re not going to find an easier week on wideouts than this one.

WEEK 13 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

It’s worth noting Ja’Marr Chase (vs. Chargers), Stefon Diggs (vs. Patriots) Terry McLaurin (@ Raiders), and Keenan Allen (@ Bengals) are all in tough matchups this week, but you already know they are must-starts. Teammates Tee Higgins (vs. Chargers), Emmanuel Sanders (vs. Patriots), and Mike Williams (@ Raiders) are tougher calls, but all have shown enough TD upside this season to still be in most lineups.

WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

On the “start” side of the start-or-sit bubble, Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard (@ Dolphins) have high ceilings if they play against the second-worst defense against fantasy WRs. The same goes for Michael Gallup (@ Saints) against the worst defense against fantasy WRs. Seattle is a middle-of-the-pack defense against wideouts, but Brandon Aiyuk (@ Seahawks) has done enough in recent weeks to be trusted, so he’s one of the better options after the “no-brainer” guys. Christian Kirk (@ Bears) should be in for a nice fantasy day even if DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) is back, and Rashod Bateman (@ Steelers) is a good option, too, as the Steelers’ pass defense has quietly been a bottom-10 unit against the position.

Tre’Quan Smith (vs. Cowboys), Russell Gage (vs. Buccaneers), Van Jefferson (vs. Jaguars), A.J. Green (@ Bears), Nico Collins (vs. Colts), and Josh Reynolds (@ Vikings) are riskier options, but they each have juicy matchups against defenses in the bottom half of the league against fantasy WRs. If DeVante Parker (vs. Giants) and/or Will Fuller (vs. Giants) are finally back in the lineup after dealing with hamstring and finger injuries, they can be considered, as the Giants are the 12th-worst defense against fantasy WRs. You could also try T.Y. Hilton (vs. Texans) if you’re in a tough spot, but he’s obviously far from a sure thing. DeSean Jackson (vs. Washington) is a boom-or-bust option who can be seriously considered after a nice performance on Thanksgiving.

Corey Davis (vs. Eagles), Tyler Boyd (vs. Chargers), Cole Beasley (vs. Patriots), and Jakobi Meyers (@ Bills) have tough paths to success against top-10 WR-stopping units, and we know the latter three are rarely great options in standard leagues. Ultimately, all the Jets’ and Patriots’ WRs should be viewed as having limited ceilings, but Kendrick Bourne has established a high-enough floor to be in most lineups. We should also expect another bust week out of Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault (@ Rams) and Allen Robinson (vs. Cardinals), though Darnell Mooney (vs. Cardinals) remains in play.

We laid out a ton of worthwhile options here, plenty of which are readily available on waivers. This is the second-to-last week of byes, so we’re eventually going to have all options at our disposal. Still, we’ll have to continue to weigh our options and make sure we’re playing the best lineups possible as we inch closer to the fantasy playoffs.

Note: We’ll be updating these WR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis.

​Fantasy WR Rankings Week 13: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings based on standard, non-PPR scoring

Rank Player
1 Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. JAX
2 Tyreek Hill, KC vs. DEN
3 Deebo Samuel, SF @ SEA
4 Mike Evans, TB @ ATL
5 CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ NO
6 Justin Jefferson, MIN @ DET
7 DeAndre Hopkins, ARI @ CHI
8 Chris Godwin, TB @ ATL
9 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. NE
10 Marquise Brown, BAL @ PIT
11 Amari Cooper, DAL @ NO
12 Brandin Cooks, HOU vs. IND
13 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ HOU
14 DK Metcalf, SEA vs. SF
15 Adam Thielen, MIN @ DET
16 Jaylen Waddle, MIA vs. NYG
17 Diontae Johnson, PIT vs. BAL
18 Ja’Marr Chase, CIN vs. LAC
19 Keenan Allen, LAC @ CIN
20 Terry McLaurin, WAS @ LV
21 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. WAS
22 DeVonta Smith, PHI @ NYJ
23 Sterling Shepard, NYG @ MIA
24 Antonio Brown, TB @ ATL
25 Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. SF
26 Mike Williams, LAC @ CIN
27 Darnell Mooney, CHI vs. ARI
28 Kadarius Toney, NYG @ MIA
29 Christian Kirk, ARI @ CHI
30 Jerry Jeudy, DEN @ KC
31 DeVante Parker, MIA vs. NYG
32 Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ SEA
33 Michael Gallup, DAL @ NO
34 A.J. Green, ARI @ CHI
35 Elijah Moore, NYJ vs. PHI
36 Odell Beckham Jr., LAR vs. JAX
37 Rashod Bateman, BAL @ PIT
38 Kendrick Bourne, NE @ BUF
39 Tee Higgins, CIN vs. LAC
40 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. JAX
41 Russell Gage, ATL vs. TB
42 DeSean Jackson, LV vs. WAS
43 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. NE
44 T.Y. Hilton, IND @ HOU
45 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. DAL
46 Courtland Sutton, DEN @ KC
47 Corey Davis, NYJ vs. PHI
48 Jakobi Meyers, NE @ BUF
49 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. NE
50 Marvin Jones, JAX @ LAR
51 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX @ LAR
52 Allen Robinson, CHI vs. ARI
53 Josh Reynolds, DET vs. MIN
54 Tim Patrick, DEN @ KC
55 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. DEN
56 Nico Collins, HOU vs. IND
57 Kenny Golladay, NYG @ MIA
58 Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. PHI
59 Marquez Callaway, NO vs. DAL
60 DeAndre Carter, WAS @ LV
61 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. NE
62 Bryan Edwards, LV vs. WAS
63 Rondale Moore, ARI @ CHI
64 Kalif Raymond, DET vs. MIN
65 Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET vs. MIN
66 Deonte Harris, NO vs. DAL
67 Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. LAC
68 Chris Conley, HOU vs. IND
69 Zay Jones, LV vs. WAS
70 Nelson Agholor, NE @ BUF
71 Sammy Watkins, BAL @ PIT
72 Darius Slayton, NYG @ MIA
73 Laquon Treadwell, JAX @ LAR
74 Olamide Zaccheaus, ATL vs. TB
75 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. DEN
76 Zach Pascal, IND @ HOU
77 Quez Watkins, PHI @ NYJ
78 Tajae Sharpe, ATL vs. TB
79 K.J. Osborn, MIN @ DET
80 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ CIN
81 Byron Pringle, KC vs. DEN
82 Josh Gordon, KC vs. DEN
83 Adam Humphries, WAS @ LV
84 Freddie Swain, SEA vs. SF