Before we get to the Week 2 rankings, here are my thoughts on some of the biggest questions facing the wide receiver coming out of Week 1: 

Is Puka Nacua for real? 

Nacua garnered positive reviews out of Rams camp all summer long, but the Fantasy community didn't really take notice outside of deeper sleepers lists because he was just a fifth-round pick without an elite athletic profile. But he showed the ability to earn targets at a very high rate, something SportsLine's Jacob Gibbs highlighted throughout the offseason:

Nacua went out and caught 10 of 15 passes for 119 yards and was this close to having an even bigger game:

It was just one game, but he ran routes on 35 of 39 snaps in his NFL debut and clearly had Matthew Stafford's trust. Stafford looked terrific after a healthy training camp, and defenses are going to have to respect his ability and willingness to pull the trigger on deep passes. That should leave the short and intermediate areas of the field open for Nacua, who looks like the clearest Cooper Kupp analogue in this offense. Will he be a must-start, superstar Fantasy option moving forward? That's unlikely, especially once Kupp is back, but I've moved him into the WR3 range for Week 2 already, and I think there's a decent chance he ends up being the best waiver-wire option at the wide receiver position this season. I'm a bit wary of starting him this week because of an oblique injury that limited him in practice, so he isn't a must-start WR. But if he has another good game? Yeah, he might be a top-24 WR this time next week. 

Is Drake London's breakout already off the rails?

This kind of quote is fine when you're winning, and the Falcons did, in fact, win Week 1 (against a bad Panthers team with a QB making his NFL debut, but hey, 1-0 is 1-0). But I don't believe London is going to be happy with one target and no catches every week, and I certainly won't be. But this is why I didn't necessarily buy the idea that London was a Fantasy superstar in the making. Arthur Smith is ideologically committed to winning (or, you know, as has happened more in his career, losing) his way, and I just feel like that's always going to lead to these kinds of games happening more than we want. You can say the Falcons are trying to win with the personnel they have, but they also chose to go into the season with Ridder as their QB, having made zero attempts to improve the position. This is how they want to play, and games like this aren't a mistake. London will have better days ahead, I can't help but feel like both he and Pitts are hurtling toward another disappointing season.

Is Calvin Ridley a WR1? 

He sure looked like it in Week 1, and that's how I'm ranking him for Week 3. One thing that helped his case in Week 1 was the fact that the Jaguars consolidated their passing game, playing with two or fewer wide receivers on the field for 32 snaps, something they did just three times in 19 games last season. That left Christian Kirk as the odd man out, but it could also lead to higher-than-expected target shares for Ridley and Zay Jones if it remains the case. Every report out of camp indicated that Ridley was a legit No. 1 option in this offense, and that's what we saw in Week 1. I don't really see any reason to doubt him. The question now is simply, "How high should he be ranked?" I've got him ranked as WR7 for Week 2, and I'm not sure that's high enough. 

Is Zay Flowers the Ravens WR1? 

I steered clear of the Ravens receiving corps in Week 1 because of the uncertainty over how they would deploy everyone, but there really wasn't any ambiguity in Week 1: Zay Flowers was the clear go-to go, earning 10 targets on just 22 pass attempts. There was a clear decision to get Flowers involved in the offense early, with six of those 10 targets coming on screens, RPOs, or pop passes, where he was the only option in the passing game. That bodes well for Flowers and how the coaching staff views him, but I'll also point out that it doesn't necessarily mean Flowers is the kind of receiver who demands those kinds of targets in a more typical passing game. 

The Ravens were able to stick with the game plan and scheme up touches in a game where they were never really at risk of losing, but I do wonder what it looks like when they have to push the ball down the field more consistently. This was definitely a very promising debut for Flowers, but I'm not quite ready to declare him a must-start Fantasy option just yet. He's a solid WR3, especially in PPR with those designed plays. But I'm not quite ready to anoint him the clear top target earner in this offense yet, especially coming off a game where Mark Andrews, a proven target hog, was inactive. 

Are any of the Chiefs WRs worth our time? 

I was way too high on Skyy Moore in Week 1, ranking him as a top-30 WR. I won't be making that same mistake in Week 2, after he managed just two targets on 29 routes against the Lions. But it's not like there was much else to be excited about here. Kadarius Toney earned five targets on his 11 routes, but … well, that was its own, very different disaster, as he had two drops, including one that led directly to a pick-six. If you want to be optimistic about anyone in this receiving corps, it would be rookie Rashee Rice, who ran just 12 routes but was targeted five times, found the end zone, and showed the YAC skills that made him productive in the preseason. I'm not starting anyone in this receiving group besides Travis Kelce, at least until one of these WRs emerges as more than just a rotation player. That may just not happen this season. 

Do you play in a deeper full-point PPR league? Over at Sportsline, Jacob Gibbs has you covered with full-point PPR position-by-position rankings for Week 1.

Here are my full rankings for Week 2 at wide receiver for PPR leagues: 

  1. Ja'Marr Chase vs. BAL
  2. Tyreek Hill @NE
  3. Amon-Ra St. Brown vs. SEA
  4. Stefon Diggs vs. LV
  5. CeeDee Lamb vs. NYJ
  6. Calvin Ridley vs. KC
  7. Davante Adams @BUF
  8. Jaylen Waddle @NE
  9. Keenan Allen @TEN
  10. Tee Higgins vs. BAL
  11. Chris Olave @CAR
  12. DK Metcalf @DET
  13. Tyler Lockett @DET
  14. Deebo Samuel @LAR
  15. Brandon Aiyuk @LAR
  16. Chris Godwin vs. CHI
  17. DeAndre Hopkins vs. LAC
  18. Garrett Wilson @DAL
  19. D.J. Moore @TB
  20. Terry McLaurin @DEN
  21. Michael Pittman @HOU
  22. Mike Evans vs. CHI
  23. Puka Nacua vs. SF
  24. Michael Thomas @CAR
  25. Jahan Dotson @DEN
  26. Mike Williams @TEN
  27. Zay Jones vs. KC
  28. Zay Flowers @CIN
  29. George Pickens vs. CLE
  30. Jerry Jeudy vs. WAS
  31. Drake London vs. GB
  32. Romeo Doubs @ATL
  33. Courtland Sutton vs. WAS
  34. Marquise Brown vs. NYG
  35. Jaxon Smith-Njigba @DET
  36. Nico Collins vs. IND
  37. Christian Kirk vs. KC
  38. Elijah Moore @PIT
  39. Brandin Cooks vs. NYJ
  40. Gabe Davis vs. LV
  41. JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. MIA
  42. Kendrick Bourne vs. MIA
  43. Curtis Samuel @DEN
  44. Van Jefferson vs. SF
  45. Darnell Mooney @TB
  46. Treylon Burks vs. LAC
  47. Josh Reynolds vs. SEA
  48. Amari Cooper @PIT
  49. Tutu Atwell vs. SF
  50. Rondale Moore vs. NYG
  51. Adam Thielen vs. NO
  52. Allen Robinson vs. CLE
  53. Robert Woods vs. IND
  54. Rashid Shaheed @CAR
  55. Allen Lazard @DAL
  56. Skyy Moore @JAX
  57. Rashee Rice @JAX
  58. Tyler Boyd vs. BAL
  59. Parris Campbell @ARI
  60. Kadarius Toney @JAX
  61. Darius Slayton @ARI
  62. Marquez Valdes-Scantling @JAX
  63. Donovan Peoples-Jones @PIT
  64. Rashod Bateman @CIN
  65. Odell Beckham @CIN
  66. Terrace Marshall vs. NO
  67. Michael Wilson vs. NYG
  68. Jonathan Mingo vs. NO
  69. Jayden Reed @ATL