Fantasy Football WR PPR Rankings Week 13: Who to start, best sleepers at wide receiver

In the final weeks of the fantasy football regular season, rolling out a strong receiver corps comprised of wideouts set up for high usage days is every fantasy owner’s goal. Having those WRs in plus matchups makes it even more likely you’ll end the week in the win column. Our Week 13 fantasy WR PPR rankings can help pinpoint all the studs and sleepers at fantasy’s deepest position.

There aren’t as many studs or sleepers this week, as six byes and some inopportune injuries thin out our rankings. Nonetheless, we still have to fill out the same number of starting spots in our lineups, so those in 12-team leagues might have to dig deep to find decent WR3s and flexes. That’s where we come in. 

Now that we know the backdrop to this pivotal week, let’s break down our Week 13 WR rankings.

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Which WRs are on bye in Week 13?

With the Ravens, Bills, Vikings, Raiders, Giants, and Bears idle in Week 13, that means Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, DJ Moore, Zay Flowers, Jakobi Meyers, and Jordan Addison are among the most notable wideouts omitted from our rankings. Deep-league owners will also be without Odell Beckham Jr., K.J. Osborn, Gabe Davis, Jalin Hyatt, and Khalil Shakir.

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Unfortunately, we also won’t get to pick on the poor WR defenses of the Giants and Vikings, but it’s a relief to see the Ravens’ shut-down secondary on the sidelines. 

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Who are the best fantasy WRs in Week 13?

Tyreek Hill (@ Commanders in Week 13) did his thing despite a tough matchup in Week 12, resulting in Miami’s WR1 returning to the top spot against a putrid Washington stop unit. CeeDee Lamb (vs. Seahawks) isn’t far behind, as Dallas’ WR1 aims to maintain his efficient play against Seattle.

Amon-Ra St. Brown (@ Saints) has been a target hog the past several weeks, seeing at least nine looks in each of his past six games. Don’t expect his workload to decrease in a bounce-back game for the Lions. Keenan Allen (@ Patriots) looks to continue his dominant ways, as Justin Herbert’s go-to target routinely has double-digit target potential.

Mike Evans (vs. Panthers) sits in our top five for Week 13, totaling four TDs over the past three weeks. A.J. Brown (vs. 49ers) faces a sound San Francisco coverage unit in Sunday’s NFC Championship rematch, but his ability to dominate in the red zone still makes him a top-10 PPR play. Ja’Marr Chase (@ Jaguars) averaged over 20 yards per reception in Week 12, and although the drop-off from Joe Burrow to Jake Browning is massive, Chase still has WR1 upside given his usage.

Michael Pittman Jr. (@ Texans) faces a Texans’ pass defense that’s been shredded the past few weeks, so another 100-yard receiving day could be in store. Jaylen Waddle (@ Commanders) is also looking to post his second consecutive 100-plus yard day, which could come to fruition against a struggling Commanders’ coverage unit. Tank Dell (vs. Broncos) continues to rise up our PPR rankings, rounding out our top 10 as a trusted option of C.J. Stroud’s.

Who are the best fantasy WR sleepers, waiver pickups in Week 13?

Curtis Samuel (vs. Dolphins), Jayden Reed (vs. Chiefs), Lynn Bowden Jr. (vs. Lions), Jonathan Mingo (@ Buccaneers), Cedric Tillman (@ Rams), and DeVante Parker (vs. Chargers) profile as this week’s crop of sleepers and waiver-wire adds.

Samuel saw a heavy dosage of targets in Week 12, and with Washington passing at a high clip, another high-usage day could be in store. Reed’s scored in three straight games and while he has a higher ceiling in standard formats, he still has flex appeal in a potentially negative game script.

Bowden Jr., alongside A.T. Perry and Keith Kirkwood, are the only healthy Saints WRs right now, and a favorable matchup against Detroit gives each some flex value in deep leagues. Mingo also draws a plus matchup against a reeling Buccaneers secondary, as a potential negative game script should boost his Week 13 fantasy ceiling.

Tillman is another talented rookie who’s getting more run as the season progresses, and although P.J. Walker’s struggled under center, Tillman is set up for a high-usage day against the Rams with Amari Cooper (ribs) banged up.

Who are the biggest potential WR busts in Week 13?

Beware of Terry McLaurin (vs. Dolphins), Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell (vs. Browns), Drake London (@ Jets), and Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (@ Cowboys) this week.

McLaurin’s averaging just 42 receiving yards over his past three games, and a heavy dosage of Jalen Ramsey hinders his Week 13 fantasy value. 

Nacua and Atwell see a Cleveland coverage unit who entered Week 12 allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to WRs. Heck, even Cooper Kupp, who hasn’t looked like himself of late, could underperform again.

We can’t trust London and the rest of the Falcons passing offense against a well-rounded Jets defense. To make matters worse, he’ll be matched up against Sauce Gardner for most of the day, too.

Lockett and Smith-Njigba might be better suited for the bench in PPR leagues against a lockdown Dallas coverage unit. Geno Smith’s struggles complicate their fantasy prospects, as well.

What are the biggest WR injuries in Week 13?

Entering Week 12, Tee Higgins (hamstring), Noah Brown (knee), Treylon Burks (concussion), and Kadarius Toney (ankle, hip) all failed to suit up due to nagging injuries. For now, we’ve placed Higgins and Brown in our Week 13 list and omitted Burks and Toney. We’ll also be eyeing the Chargers’ Josh Palmer (knee), who’s eligible to come off the IR this week but probably won’t suit up against New England.

Last week, the most notable WRs to exit their respective games with injuries include Chris Olave (concussion), Amari Cooper (ribs), Demario Douglas (concussion), and Rashid Shaheed (thigh). We’ve left all four WRs out of our initial Week 13 list but will closely monitor their teams’ injury reports to gauge their playing prospects.

As usual, we’ll update these WR PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement and analysis.

Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 13: Who to start, sit at wide receiver

Rankings based on PPR scoring formats

Rank    Player
1    Tyreek Hill, Dolphins @ Commanders
2    CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys vs. Seahawks
3    Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions @ Saints
4    Keenan Allen, Chargers @ Patriots
5    Mike Evans, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
6    A.J. Brown, Eagles vs. 49ers
7    Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals @ Jaguars
8    Michael Pittman Jr., Colts @ Titans
9    Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins @ Commanders
10    Tank Dell, Texans vs. Broncos
11    Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers @ Eagles
12    Garrett Wilson, Jets vs. Falcons
13    Calvin Ridley, Jaguars vs. Bengals
14    Cooper Kupp, Rams vs. Browns
15    DeVonta Smith, Eagles vs. 49ers
16    DK Metcalf, Seahawks @ Cowboys
17    Deebo Samuel, 49ers @ Eagles
18    DeAndre Hopkins, Titans vs. Colts
19    Courtland Sutton, Broncos @ Texans
20    Christian Kirk, Jaguars vs. Bengals
21    Terry McLaurin, Commanders vs. Dolphins
22    Christian Watson, Packers vs. Chiefs
23    Nico Collins, Texans vs. Broncos
24    Rashee Rice, Chiefs @ Packers
25    Tee Higgins, Bengals @ Jaguars
26    Chris Godwin, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
27    Marquise Brown, Cardinals @ Steelers
28    Puka Nacua, Rams vs. Browns
29    Romeo Doubs, Packers vs. Chiefs
30    Diontae Johnson, Steelers vs. Cardinals
31    Adam Thielen, Panthers @ Buccaneers
32    Noah Brown, Texans vs. Broncos
33    George Pickens, Steelers vs. Cardinals
34    Jerry Jeudy, Broncos @ Texans
35    Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Cowboys
36    Drake London, Falcons @ Jets
37    Josh Downs, Colts @ Titans
38    Elijah Moore, Browns @ Rams
39    Brandin Cooks, Cowboys vs. Seahawks
40    DeVante Parker, Patriots vs. Chargers
41    Jahan Dotson, Commanders vs. Dolphins
42    Jayden Reed, Packers vs. Chiefs
43    Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Seahawks @ Cowboys
44    Curtis Samuel, Commanders vs. Dolphins
45    Lynn Bowden Jr., Saints vs. Lions
46    Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Jaguars
47    Rondale Moore, Cardinals @ Steelers
48    Robert Woods, Texans vs. Broncos
49    Jonathan Mingo, Panthers @ Buccaneers
50    Jameson Williams, Lions @ Saints
51    Zay Jones, Jaguars vs. Bengals
52    Tutu Atwell, Rams vs. Browns
53    Greg Dortch, Cardinals @ Steelers
54    Quentin Johnston, Chargers @ Patriots
55    Dontayvion Wicks, Packers vs. Chiefs
56    Justin Watson, Chiefs @ Packers
57    Josh Reynolds, Lions @ Saints
58    Keith Kirkwood, Saints vs. Lions
59    Cedric Tillman, Browns @ Rams
60    A.T. Perry, Saints vs. Lions
61    Michael Gallup, Cowboys vs. Seahawks
62    JuJu Smith-Schuster, Patriots vs. Chargers
63    Kalif Raymond, Lions @ Saints
64    Trey Palmer, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
65    DJ Chark, Panthers @ Buccaneers
66    Skyy Moore, Chiefs @ Packers
67    Trenton Irwin, Bengals @ Jaguars
68    Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Titans vs. Colts
69    Cedrick Wilson, Dolphins @ Commanders
70    Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Chiefs @ Packers
71    Alec Pierce, Colts @ Titans
72    Chris Moore, Titans vs. Colts

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