Fantasy Football Week 10: Wide Receivers Rankings (PPR)

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIINovember 9, 2012

Nov 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) scores a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Bears beat the Titans 51-20. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire

Among those players that have already gone through a bye week this season, Brandon Marshall is second in the league after Reggie Wayne in targets and is listed in the top five in receptions. After his three-touchdown effort last week, Marshall is now on pace for a career-high in touchdowns with seven already on the season.

These are the numbers we hoped for when Marshall was sent packing out of Miami and re-united with Jay Cutler in Chicago. The chemistry between Cutler and Marshall is top notch but with success comes the attention from opponents to figure out ways to take this combination away.

With this in mind it should be no surprise that according to Texans beat-writer Tania Ganguli, Houston game plan will be to double-team Marshall with regularity in an attempt to take him out of the offense.

Many teams will attempt to take Marshall away going forward, but as fantasy owners we must question if the Texans have the personnel to execute the coaching staff's game plan. Based on how Houston has played against the pass in recent years, we should like their odds of slowing down the Bears top target.

Then again, Jay Cutler has a big arm and has never been one to show a lack in confidence in placing the football into tight windows. This could mean the Texans bait Cutler into a few interceptions, as he attempts to keep Marshall involved, but PPR fantasy owners should expect enough work from their star receiver to keep him a WR1 option this week.


Percy Harvin Unlikely To Play

Staying off the injury report has been a big problem for Percy Harvin over his career, but to his credit, he’s been on the field for every game this season. That could end on Sunday as Harvin suffered an ankle injury against the Seahawks and is listed as doubtful.

According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert it will be, “difficult, but not impossible, to see him playing” so keep this in mind if happen to have him in your lineup going into Sunday. He will be a player to watch out for on the Vikings inactives before the game. If he should play, consider him more of a low-end WR2.

1 A.J. Green Giants
2 Julio Jones @ Saints
3 Victor Cruz @ Bengals
4 Demaryius Thomas @ Panthers
5 Roddy White @ Saints
6 Wes Welker Bills
7 Eric Decker @ Panthers
8 Brandon Marshall Texans
9 Vincent Jackson Chargers
10 Marques Colston Falcons
11 Calvin Johnson (I) @ Vikings
12 Miles Austin @ Eagles
13 Andre Johnson @ Bears
14 Steve Smith Broncos
15 Mike Wallace Chiefs
16 Denarius Moore @ Ravens
17 Percy Harvin (I) Lions
18 Torrey Smith Raiders
19 Stevie Johnson (I) @ Patriots
20 Dwayne Bowe @ Steelers
21 Dez Bryant (I) @ Eagles
22 Brandon Lloyd (I) Bills
23 DeSean Jackson Cowboys
24 Titus Young @ Vikings
25 Mike Williams Chargers
26 Malcom Floyd @ Buccaneers
27 Brian Hartline Titans
28 Michael Crabtree Rams
29 Jeremy Maclin Cowboys
30 Hakeem Nicks (I) @ Bengals
31 Danny Amendola (I) @ 49ers
32 Ryan Broyles @ Vikings
33 Lance Moore Falcons
34 Kenny Britt @ Dolphins
35 Emmanuel Sanders Chiefs
36 Sidney Rice Jets
37 Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Ravens
38 Anquan Boldin Raiders
39 Jeremy Kerley @ Seahawks

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