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Fantasy football 2021 rest of season WR rankings: Why CeeDee Lamb and Tyler Lockett are on the rise

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Week 1 brought plenty of changes to my WR positional rankings, but it wasn't quite as unpredictable at the WR position as it was at RB. You can find my updated rest of season RB rankings here -- there were multiple changes inside the top 20, along with several big risers into the top 50 that are worth monitoring for DFS and season-long purposes going forward and might be worth adding if you play in leagues with deeper benches.

In Week 2, it was the WR position that featured far more player movement, while my rest of season rankings remained almost identical at the RB position.

At the wide receiver position, Week 2's usage provided clarity to several situations that may have seemed ambiguous entering the season. We also were treated to surprisingly exciting underlying usage numbers from Michael Pittman, Courtland Sutton, and Rondale Moore.

How should you react to these and other changes at the WR position heading into Week 3?

Tiered rest of season WR rankings

Tier 1

1. Tyreek Hill
2. Davante Adams

Tier 2

3. Calvin Ridley
4. Stefon Diggs
5. Justin Jefferson
6. A.J. Brown
7. DK Metcalf
8. DeAndre Hopkins
9. CeeDee Lamb (+3)
10. Amari Cooper (+1)
11. Tyler Lockett (+3)

Notable changes:

The per-route rates are incredible for CeeDee Lamb through two weeks of his sophomore season, and he's playing nearly every single snap with Michael Gallup sidelined. Some massive games are coming if his volume remains anywhere near this high.

Lamb had just a 63 percent snap rate as a rookie; his highest single-game mark was 83 percent. He played 97% of the snaps in the first game without Gallup. He's absolutely a top-10 Fantasy WR going forward.

Tyler Lockett also made the leap into Tier 2 with Lamb following another impressive performance; his underlying volume metrics really couldn't be much better through two games.

The Seahawks have always had one of the most concentrated passing offenses in the NFL -- the gameplan flows through Lockett and DK Metcalf. But they have taken it to new levels under Shane Waldron.

Aggressively attacking downfield at such a high rate while concentrating nearly 70 percent of that volume on two players is more than Fantasy managers with Lockett and Metcalf on their team could possibly ask for. It's possible that we will see the aggressiveness scaled back, but so far, Waldron's offense has been freaking awesome for Fantasy purposes.

Which WRs jumped up the rankings with great Week 2 performances? And which WRs are moving out of startable territory? ... Join SportsLine here to see Jacob Gibbs' rest of season Fantasy Football Rankings, all from one of the nation's most accurate experts as graded by FantasyPros!

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