Soppe’s Early Fantasy Football Week 17 WR Rankings: Should You Start Stefon Diggs, George Pickens, and Drake London?

Who do the early Week 17 fantasy WR rankings suggest you should consider starting in championship week of fantasy football leagues?

The crunch time of the fantasy football season is here, and those lineup decisions take on a little extra importance at this time of the year. In the early Week 17 WR fantasy rankings, we hope to give you an early idea of which players you may want to start this week and who could be someone to target on the waiver wire.

Over the past few weeks we have seen names such as Stefon Diggs, George Pickens, and Drake London have their highs and lows, but where do they fall in the Week 17 fantasy WR rankings?

Week 17 Fantasy Football WR Rankings

All rankings are in half-PPR scoring format.

1) CeeDee Lamb, DAL | vs. DET
2) Justin Jefferson, MIN | vs. GB
3) A.J. Brown, PHI | vs. ARI
4) Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET | at DAL
5) Tyreek Hill, MIA | at BAL
6) Mike Evans, TB | vs. NO
7) DJ Moore, CHI | vs. ATL
8) Deebo Samuel, SF | at WAS
9) Brandon Aiyuk, SF | at WAS
10) Chris Olave, NO | at TB
11) Puka Nacua, LAR | at NYG
12) DK Metcalf, SEA | vs. PIT
13) Cooper Kupp, LAR | at NYG
14) Rashee Rice, KC | vs. CIN
15) Michael Pittman Jr., IND | vs. LV
16) DeVonta Smith, PHI | vs. ARI
17) Jaylen Waddle, MIA | at BAL
18) Amari Cooper, CLE | vs. NYJ
19) Davante Adams, LV | at IND
20) Calvin Ridley, JAC | vs. CAR
21) Stefon Diggs, BUF | vs. NE
22) Nico Collins, HOU | vs. TEN
23) Tee Higgins, CIN | at KC
24) Jayden Reed, GB | at MIN
25) Garrett Wilson, NYJ | at CLE

26) DeAndre Hopkins, TEN | at HOU
27) Terry McLaurin, WAS | vs. SF
28) Chris Godwin, TB | vs. NO
29) Courtland Sutton, DEN | vs. LAC
30) George Pickens, PIT | at SEA
31) Tyler Lockett, SEA | vs. PIT
32) Zay Flowers, BAL | vs. MIA
33) Diontae Johnson, PIT | at SEA
34) Drake London, ATL | at CHI
35) Josh Downs, IND | vs. LV
36) Jakobi Meyers, LV | at IND
37) Brandin Cooks, DAL | vs. DET
38) Demarcus Robinson, LAR | at NYG
39) Gabe Davis, BUF | vs. NE
40) Zay Jones, JAC | vs. CAR
41) Jordan Addison, MIN | vs. GB
42) Adam Thielen, CAR | at JAC
43) Jaxon Smith-Njigba, SEA | vs. PIT
44) Odell Beckham Jr., BAL | vs. MIA
45) Michael Wilson, ARI | at PHI
46) Joshua Palmer, LAC | at DEN
47) Rashid Shaheed, NO | at TB
48) Noah Brown, HOU | vs. TEN
49) Demario Douglas, NE | at BUF
50) Dontayvion Wicks, GB | at MIN

51) Romeo Doubs, GB | at MIN
52) Jameson Williams, DET | at DAL
53) Curtis Samuel, WAS | vs. SF
54) Jerry Jeudy, DEN | vs. LAC
55) Jonathan Mingo, CAR | at JAC
56) Wan’Dale Robinson, NYG | vs. LAR
57) Treylon Burks, TEN | at HOU
58) Alec Pierce, IND | vs. LV
59) Elijah Moore, CLE | vs. NYJ
60) Jahan Dotson, WAS | vs. SF
61) Tyler Boyd, CIN | at KC
62) Parker Washington, JAC | vs. CAR
63) Darius Slayton, NYG | vs. LAR
64) Quentin Johnston, LAC | at DEN
65) Darnell Mooney, CHI | vs. ATL
66) Tre Tucker, LV | at IND
67) DJ Chark Jr., CAR | at JAC
68) DeVante Parker, NE | at BUF
69) Jalin Hyatt, NYG | vs. LAR
70) Cedric Tillman, CLE | vs. NYJ
71) Robert Woods, HOU | vs. TEN
72) Marvin Mims Jr., DEN | vs. LAC
73) Justin Watson, KC | vs. CIN
74) Rondale Moore, ARI | at PHI
75) Khalil Shakir, BUF | vs. NE

76) Rashod Bateman, BAL | vs. MIA
77) Josh Reynolds, DET | at DAL
78) Greg Dortch, ARI | at PHI
79) Michael Gallup, DAL | vs. DET
80) Jamal Agnew, JAC | vs. CAR
81) Allen Lazard, NYJ | at CLE
82) Xavier Gipson, NYJ | at CLE
83) K.J. Osborn, MIN | vs. GB
84) Tutu Atwell, LAR | at NYG
85) Trey Palmer, TB | vs. NO
86) A.T. Perry, NO | at TB
87) Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC | vs. CIN
88) D.J. Montgomery, IND | vs. LV
89) Malik Heath, GB | at MIN
90) Nelson Agholor, BAL | vs. MIA
91) Chris Moore, TEN | at HOU
92) Jalen Guyton, LAC | at DEN
93) Hunter Renfrow, LV | at IND
94) Kalif Raymond, DET | at DAL
95) Trenton Irwin, CIN | at KC
96) John Metchie III, HOU | vs. TEN
97) Allen Robinson II, PIT | at SEA
98) Cedrick Wilson Jr., MIA | at BAL
99) Lynn Bowden Jr., NO | at TB
100) Jalen Tolbert, DAL | vs. DET

Top WRs To Start in Week 17

Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills (vs. Patriots)

Remember this summer when Diggs was a pretty clear-cut WR1 in drafts?

Forget WR1; I’m not 100 percent sure you can trust Diggs in your starting lineup. Due to the lack of health at the QB position and Diggs’ consistent target rate, I won’t rank him outside of the WR2 range, but the risk you’re absorbing simply cannot be ignored.

He gets a New England Patriots secondary this week that held him to 4.8 yards per target in the Week 7 meeting (all other Bills: 7.7 yards per target).

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New England struggles to generate pressure, and that could well put Gabe Davis in a spot to produce again, something that puts Diggs’ value in danger if we aren’t expecting a high pass total for Allen (like the past two weeks). He’s still a fantasy starter in my early ranks, but not with anything close to the level of confidence with which I opened the season.

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