Justin Jefferson, Minnesota (vs. New Orleans) [IR]
Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati (vs. Houston) [INJURED]
Tyreek Hill, Miami (BYE)
Stefon Diggs, Buffalo (vs. Denver)
CeeDee Lamb, Dallas (vs. New York Giants)
Davante Adams, Las Vegas (vs. New York Jets)
A.J. Brown, Philadelphia (BYE)
Garrett Wilson, New York Jets (at Las Vegas)
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit (at Los Angeles Chargers)
Jaylen Waddle, Miami (BYE)
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Detroit)
Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams (BYE)
Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (BYE)
ROLL THEM OUT
Jahan Dotson, Washington (at Seattle): After spending most of the season on the side of a milk carton, Dotson has come to life, with touchdowns in two straight games. Seattle has surrendered the eighth-most PPR points per game to wide receivers in 2023.
DeAndre Hopkins, Tennessee (at Tampa Bay): Hopkins quieted down last week after a massive Week 8 stat line, but a rebound could be in the offing against a Tampa Bay secondary that was just roasted by C.J. Stroud and Houston.
Christian Kirk, Jacksonville (vs. San Francisco): Calvin Ridley’s production has dropped precipitously with Zay Jones out of the lineup, but Kirk is having another Top 20 season. This week’s matchup with San Francisco is a surprisingly favorable one for wide receivers.
Tyler Lockett, Seattle (vs. Washington): Lockett’s WR36 ranking after nine weeks is a significant disappointment. But this week he and Seattle face a Washington defense that ranks 27th in the NFL against the pass this season.
SIT THEM DOWN
Davante Adams, Las Vegas (vs. New York Jets): Not that long ago it would have seemed laughable, but by the time the dust settles on Week 9 and Adams’ face-off with Sauce Gardner and the New York Jets, he’s probably coming off the “studs” list.
Amari Cooper, Cleveland (at Baltimore): Cooper went off in Deshaun Watson’s first game back last week, catching five passes for 139 yards and a score. But Baltimore has been stingy to opposing wide receivers, allowing the seventh-fewest PPR points per game to the position.
Zay Flowers, Baltimore (vs. Cleveland): Cooper isn’t the only wideout in Sunday’s AFC North matchup facing an uphill climb. Flowers has become Baltimore’s No. 1 receiver, but this is still a run-first team facing the second-worst fantasy matchup for wide receivers this season.
D.J. Moore, Chicago (vs. Carolina): Moore’s eight-catch, 230-yard, three-score game against Washington earlier this season feels like a million years ago. Between quarterback questions and a Bottom 5 fantasy matchup, Moore’s a risky WR2 play at best in Week 9.