Fantasy Football WR Report: Kenny Golladay’s Bounce-Back, Plus Other Week 9 Notes


Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19).

Nov 01, 2018, 12:29 AM EDT
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football wide receivers across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 9.
  • Here's a deeper dive on WRs including the dominant Adam Thielen -- plus Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp's elite spots.

Here’s a breakdown of notable wide receivers featured in Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman’s Week 9 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 WR

Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

Thielen once again tops the ranks as he’s absolutely crushing this year.  He leads the league in targets (96), receptions (74) and receiving yards (925). He’ll also likely avoid Darius Slay for most of the game since Thielen has run 61.9% of his routes from the slot this year, per Pro Football Focus.

Thielen leads all receivers in median and ceiling projections in the FantasyLabs Player Models.

Most Favorable Matchups

Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

Head coach Sean McVay stated he is optimistic about Kupp’s (knee) chances to play on Sunday, and that the receiver could’ve played last week.

Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12).

Overall, the Rams receivers are set to dominate as the Saints are allowing a league-high 10.58 yards per attempt and 235.71 passing yards per game to the wide receiver position specifically, per Sports Info Solutions.

Woods, Cooks and Kupp all rank inside the top 20 among our rankers.

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions

With Golden Tate heading to Philly, Golladay should be in a solid bounce-back spot as Xavier Rhodes (ankle) has historically shadowed Marvin Jones in past matchups:

Our rankers narrowly give Golladay (17.3) the edge over Jones (20.7) in Week 9.

Matchup Downgrade

Bears and Bills Receivers

The Bears-Bills game opened with an implied game total of just 37 points. This game sets up as a low-scoring slugfest against two pass defenses that both rank inside the top five in pass DVOA, and fifth in overall defensive DVOA.

Taylor Gabriel has the highest average rank (29.0) between both teams, while everyone else carries an average rank of 38.3 or worse.

Want another edge? Be sure to keep up with the week’s news on FantasyLabs.

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