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The first Week 18 in the history of Fantasy Football is a lot like Week 17 used to be, or Week 16 before that. More than 80% of leagues are over, but there's still plenty to discuss. 

We'll break down DFS more in depth this week, and we'll start talking 2022. For those of you more interested in 2022, Jamey Eisenberg will have our early 2022 rankings published next week. For those of you interested in. beyond 2022, I'll have a full Dynasty update the week after that. And yes, for those of you playing Week 18, I have waiver wire adds below.

While Cooper Kupp is the clear No. 1 wide receiver for Week 18, I'd imagine we're going to have some spirited conversations about him in terms of 2022 and Dynasty value. I could understand anyone ranking him No. 1 in redraft next year, though I'll probably stick with Davante Adams simply because he's done it more than once. In Dynasty, I would expect the conversation to be more contentious.

Kupp is already 28 years old and he'll turn 29 before the 2022 season starts. He's only six months younger than Adams and he's older than both Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs. I can't imagine anyone ranking him ahead of Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson, but after that it gets interesting. 

I had Kupp at WR10 in my November update. He'll be higher than that in a couple of weeks when I do my next update, but I think he'll still be closer to 10th than first.

Here is the rest of the Week 18 WR Preview:

Week 18 WR Preview
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Who's Out

The following players are not being projected to play Week 18 at this time. Here's what it means:

DAL Dallas • #13
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Ced Wilson is a deep flex.
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Numbers to Know
  • 136 -- Cooper Kupp needs 136 yards to break Calvin Johnson's single-season record for receiving yards.
  • 45 -- Ja'Marr Chase needs 45 yards to break Bill Groman's record for most receiving yards as a rookie.
  • 61 -- Christian Kirk needs 61 yards for his first 1,000-yard season.
  • 57 -- Amon-Ra St. Brown has seen 57 targets over his last five games.
  • 1,000 -- Brandin Cooks now has 1,000 yards or more in six of his past seven seasons.
  • 11 -- Zay Jones has 11 or more Fantasy points in three straight games despite not scoring a touchdown since Week 1.
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Matchups that matter
Matchups that matter
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MIA Miami • #17
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NE NE -6.5 O/U 40
OPP VS WR
5th
PROJ PTS
15.7
WR RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
99
TAR
133
REYDS
988
TD
6
FPTS/G
15.5
IND Indianapolis • #11
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC IND -15.5 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
26th
PROJ PTS
13.5
WR RNK
12th
DAL Dallas • #3
Age: 30 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN TEN -10.5 O/U 43
OPP VS WR
31st
PROJ PTS
13.7
WR RNK
8th
YTD Stats
REC
87
TAR
130
REYDS
1011
TD
6
FPTS/G
15.1
NO New Orleans • #10
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL NO -4.5 O/U 40
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
9.4
WR RNK
37th
YTD Stats
REC
46
TAR
83
REYDS
698
TD
6
FPTS/G
9.5
SF San Francisco • #11
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
12th
PROJ PTS
10
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
50
TAR
77
REYDS
719
TD
5
FPTS/G
9.6
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Waiver Wire Targets
Week 18 Waivers
JAC Jacksonville • #7
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -2.5 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
4th
WR RNK
27th
ROSTERED
7%
YTD Stats
REC
42
TAR
62
REYDS
519
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.1
Jones might see a small decrease in targets if Darren Waller gets back but he has 34 targets over his past four games, so he can afford that.
MIA Miami
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -16.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
1st
WR RNK
24th
ROSTERED
2%
YTD Stats
REC
46
TAR
65
REYDS
431
TD
4
FPTS/G
7.2
If Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder remain out then Berrios is a borderline No. 2 wide receiver.
NO New Orleans • #10
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL NO -4.5 O/U 40
OPP VS WR
27th
WR RNK
37th
ROSTERED
38%
YTD Stats
REC
46
TAR
83
REYDS
698
TD
6
FPTS/G
9.5
Callaway has a good connection with Taysom Hill and a great matchup against the Falcons.
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DFS Plays
Top Play
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LAR L.A. Rams • #10
Age: 30 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF LAR -5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
24th
PROJ PTS
21.4
WR RNK
1st
YTD Stats
REC
138
TAR
184
REYDS
1829
TD
15
FPTS/G
25.8
I think the Rams are going to get Kupp that record and there will be enough value available this week to play the top player at three positions, at least on FanDuel.
Contrarian Play
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TB Tampa Bay • #3
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO NO -4.5 O/U 40
OPP VS WR
18th
PROJ PTS
12
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
57
TAR
81
REYDS
644
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.4
Gage has been struggling lately but the Falcons won't be able to run against New Orleans and the Saints have been susceptible to the pass. Besides, Gage's price has cratered.
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Heath's Projections