Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 10 (standard-scoring leagues).
This countdown simply identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.
NOTE: The Redskins, Browns, Packers and Cardinals are all on byes.
When it comes to crafting a weekly listing of elite wide receivers, simply follow the trail of quarterbacks primed for Week 10 glory...or the wideouts with great track records against middling pass defenses.
On the injury front, Percy Harvin (ankle) and Antonio Brown (ankle) shall remain off the board for now.
Week 10: Top 50 Receivers
1. A.J. Green vs. N.Y. Giants
2. Calvin Johnson at Minnesota
3. Vincent Jackson vs. San Diego
4. Julio Jones at New Orleans
5. Brandon Marshall vs. Houston
6. Victor Cruz at Cincinnati
7. Marques Colston vs. Atlanta
8. Wes Welker vs. Buffalo
9. Eric Decker at Carolina
10. Mike Wallace vs. Kansas City
11. Reggie Wayne at Jacksonville
12. Denarius Moore at Baltimore
13. Malcom Floyd at Tampa Bay
14, Roddy White at New Orleans
15. Demaryius Thomas at Carolina
16. Miles Austin at Philadelphia
17. Andre Johnson at Chicago
18. Steve Smith vs. Denver
19. Torrey Smith vs. Oakland
20. Jeremy Maclin vs. Dallas
21. Lance Moore vs. Atlanta
22. Brian Hartline vs. Tennessee
23. DeSean Jackson vs. Dallas
24. Michael Crabtree vs. St. Louis
25. Nate Washington at Miami
26. Brandon Lloyd vs. Buffalo
27. Steve Johnson at New England
28. Titus Young at Minnesota
29. Sidney Rice vs. N.Y. Jets
30. Danny Amendola at San Francisco
31. Dwayne Bowe at Pittsburgh
32. Dez Bryant at Philadelphia
33. Anquan Boldin vs. Oakland
34. Brandon LaFell vs. Denver
35. Jeremy Kerley at Seattle
36. Mike Williams vs. San Diego
37. Golden Tate vs. N.Y. Jets
38. Darrius Heyward-Bey at Baltimore
39. Cecil Shorts vs. Indianapolis
40. Emmanuel Sanders vs. Kansas City
41. Hakeem Nicks/Domenik Hixon at Cincinnati
42. Jerome Simpson vs. Detroit
43. Justin Blackmon vs. Indianapolis
44. Danario Alexander at Tampa Bay
45. Kenny Britt at Miami
46. Davone Bess vs. Tennessee
47. Andrew Hawkins vs. N.Y. Giants
48. Devin Aromashodu vs. Detroit
49. Donald Jones at New England
50. T.Y. Hilton at Jacksonville
50a. Kendall Wright at Miami
1. A.J. Green has scored a touchdown in seven straight games, with two against the Browns in Week 6. Throw in an attractive matchup with the Giants, and he probably has the best case for No. 1. That aside, the Pittsburgh debacle from three weeks ago (one catch, eight yards, one TD) is a sobering reminder of how Green is far from perfect.
2. The stars are aligned for Vincent Jackson (31 catches, 710 yards, six TDs) having a monster outing against the Chargers, his former team. For Weeks 4-7, V-Jax caught 17 balls for 382 yards and four touchdowns at home and San Diego allowed an average of 313 yards passing/2.8 TDs to Carson Palmer, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan in the first seven weeks.
3. Julio Jones has been a road dynamo for the Falcons. In four games away from Georgia Dome, he boasts per-outing averages of 6.5 catches, 98 yards and 1.25 touchdowns.
4. I'm banking on Vikings wideout Jerome Simpson to carry the mantle of "fantasy goodness" against the Lions, if Percy Harvin misses the game to injury. But in all likelihood, the differences among Simpson, Devin Aromashodu, Michael Jenkins and Stephen Burton will hinge on a blown defensive assignment or early-blowout scenario.
5. It's hard to be disappointed with Wes Welker's two-game scoring drought. For Weeks 3-6, he had four straight outings of eight-plus catches, double-digit targets and triple-digit yardage. Plus, in his last three games against Buffalo, Welker has amassed 31 catches, 397 yards and two touchdowns.
6. Let's exercise some patience with Danny Amendola against the 49ers. He hasn't played since Week 5 (shoulder injury)...and Amendola's five-game track record of outdoors games on grass averages out to 4.6 catches, 45.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.
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