PFN Consensus Fantasy Football Week 17 WR Rankings: Do You Need To Start DK Metcalf, Nico Collins, and Stefon Diggs?

It's time to set our lineups in championship week! Who are the top WRs that you need to start in Week 17 from the latest PFN Consensus Rankings?

As fantasy football managers now devote all of their attention on this Sunday morning to setting their starting lineups in championship week, who are the top WRs to trust? Here are the latest PFN Consensus WR Rankings to help guide you.

Which WR Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

All rankings are in half-PPR scoring format. Rankings last updated at 11:50am EST.

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

26) George Pickens | PIT (at SEA)
27) Tyler Lockett | SEA (vs. PIT)
28) Jayden Reed | GB (at MIN)
29) Terry McLaurin | WAS (vs. SF)
30) Adam Thielen | CAR (at JAX)
31) Rashid Shaheed | NO (at TB)
32) Drake London | ATL (at CHI)
33) Elijah Moore | CLE (vs. NYJ)
34) Brandin Cooks | DAL (vs. DET)
35) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA (vs. PIT)
36) Diontae Johnson | PIT (at SEA)
37) Gabe Davis | BUF (vs. NE)
38) Jerry Jeudy | DEN (vs. LAC)
39) Noah Brown | HOU (vs. TEN)
40) Jakobi Meyers | LV (at IND)
41) Romeo Doubs | GB (at MIN)
42) Demario Douglas | NE (at BUF)
43) Josh Downs | IND (vs. LV)
44) Odell Beckham Jr. | BAL (vs. MIA)
45) Curtis Samuel | WAS (vs. SF)
46) Demarcus Robinson | LAR (at NYG)
47) K.J. Osborn | MIN (vs. GB)
48) Tyler Boyd | CIN (at KC)
49) Jameson Williams | DET (at DAL)
50) Quentin Johnston | LAC (at DEN)

51) Darius Slayton | NYG (vs. LAR)
52) Wan’Dale Robinson | NYG (vs. LAR)
53) Michael Wilson | ARI (at PHI)
54) DeVante Parker | NE (at BUF)
55) DJ Chark | CAR (at JAX)
56) Jonathan Mingo | CAR (at JAX)
57) Jahan Dotson | WAS (vs. SF)
58) Alec Pierce | IND (vs. LV)
59) Justin Watson | KC (vs. CIN)
60) Treylon Burks | TEN (at HOU)
61) Cedric Tillman | CLE (vs. NYJ)
62) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN (at KC)
63) Greg Dortch | ARI (at PHI)
64) Cedrick Wilson Jr. | MIA (at BAL)
65) Rashod Bateman | BAL (vs. MIA)
66) Khalil Shakir | BUF (vs. NE)
67) Jordan Addison | MIN (vs. GB)
68) Josh Reynolds | DET (at DAL)
69) Michael Gallup | DAL (vs. DET)
70) Parker Washington | JAX (vs. CAR)
71) Jalin Hyatt | NYG (vs. LAR)
72) Robert Woods | HOU (vs. TEN)
73) Rondale Moore | ARI (at PHI)
74) Tre Tucker | LV (at IND)
75) Trey Palmer | TB (vs. NO)

The Top WRs To Start in Week 17

Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. Saints)

Analysis by Kyle Soppe | “Better late than never.”

Or is it? My wife says this a lot to her students who turn in work late, but at some point, it stops mattering. Handing in a first-semester assignment in the second semester, for example, is better than being late. What’s the point? It’s a sunk opportunity that you’re now wasting time to complete for no reason.

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That’s what this recent Chris Godwin run feels like. He sunk your team for the better part of three months, and now that your season is over due to getting underwhelming production from your WR2/Flex consistently, why does it matter?

If you’ve survived to this point with Godwin, then you’re thrilled, I’m just not sure how likely that is, honestly. Three of his five double-target games this season have come in the past three weeks, a usage pattern that I like to continue through this week.

Teammate Mike Evans was injured in the first Saints meeting this season, but there’s no denying that Godwin’s usage upside is greater in this specific matchup than most.

When these teams met back in Week 4, Godwin vacuumed in 36.7% of the targets on his way to 114 yards, catching four more passes than any of his teammates had targets in that game.

The pride of Penn State has been a top-40 receiver in four straight weeks after posting an average positional finish of WR53 in the four games beforehand. He’s flirting with a low-grade WR2 rank this week, alongside players like Jayden Reed and Courtland Sutton.

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