With an exciting 10th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 11 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
After dropping 207 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings, perhaps Megatron has put the Madden Megacurse to rest. The Lions will have to pass early and often against Green Bay.
2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green extended his touchdown streak to eight games. The Chiefs have allowed a ton of touchdown passes. Look for Green to make it nine.
3. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne is averaging 103.4 yards per game. The Patriots have allowed 285.3 passing yards per game and 19 touchdowns.
4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 99 yards per game. The Chargers have allowed 16 passing scores.
5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio survived a scare and had 75 yards against the Saints. Look for another big game as the Falcons take on Arizona.
6. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy had 114 yards last week, but could have had more if he didn’t stop running his route on a would-be game-winning touchdown pass. Without much of a running game, the Falcons will rely on Roddy and company.
7. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall is likely facing the Niners without Jay Cutler. Even with bad weather and Jason Campbell under center for a half, Marshall finished with 107 yards against the Texans. He’s playing at an unbelievable level.
8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Jordy should be back, but Cobb has been the most reliable option the past few weeks. He’s averaging 77.2 total yards with six touchdowns in his past five games. Detroit will have their hands full with Cobb the way Rodgers has been playing.
9. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston has seven touchdowns in the past six games. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing scores. I like Colston’s chances to add to those totals.
10. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals will need to air it out against Atlanta, meaning Fitz should have a busy day.
11. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy should be healthy coming out of the bye. He scored three touchdowns the last time he faced the Lions.
12. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker caught six more passes, giving him 66 on the season. Last year, he had 11 catches for 110 yards against the Colts.
13. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jackson is a little hit or miss, but is very capable of scoring a touchdown and/or turning in a 100-yard day against Carolina.
14. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker had a five-game scoring streak snapped in horrible fashion with a mere 15 yards. Look for him to rebound against the Chargers.
15. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Miles has had a couple of ugly games this year, including last week. He should rebound at home against the Browns. He’s averaging 99 yards at home compared to 63 on the road.
16. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin was a different player with Foles under center. I’m expecting Vick to miss the game against Washington, which could help Maclin. The Redskins have allowed 301.7 yards per game and 20 touchdowns.
17. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace will use his speed against Baltimore. The Ravens have allowed 258.2 yards per game. He had 175 yards and a touchdown in two games against them last year.
18. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez is a little risky, as he has three games with fewer than 20 yards. He has averaged 90.7 yards in his other six games. I’m expecting one of the good games against Cleveland.
19. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore is averaging 71.9 yards with five touchdowns in eight games. The Saints have allowed 307.3 yards per game and 19 passing touchdowns.
20. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
The weather and the Bears’ defense slowed Johnson last week. He averaged 93 yards the three prior games. He should bounce back against the Jags.
21. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Jackson didn’t quite have the same increase with Foles as Maclin had, but he should still be counted on for a good day against Washington.
22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore had 91 yards last week and should continue to be busy as long as Sproles is out. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing touchdowns.
23. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith was nearly invisible against Denver. He should rebound against Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed a league-high 321.3 yards per game.
24. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders
DHB is averaging 68.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past four games. He should add to that number against a bad Saints secondary.
25. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Hartline has eight receptions in each of his past two games. The Bills have allowed 18 passing touchdowns so perhaps Hartline can find the end zone.
26. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams
Amendola caught 11 passes for 102 yards in his return. Expect a ton of targets against the Jets.
27. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
I’m expecting Bowe to be very busy against the Bengals. I just worry about his production.
28. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey has three scores in his past two games, but Pittsburgh will be a stiff test.
29. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
There should be plenty to go around against Detroit.
30. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd has scored in back-to-back weeks. Denver doesn’t allow a lot of yards (218.4 per game), but they have allowed 16 touchdown passes.
31. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie’s thigh wasn’t an issue against the Patriots, as he caught six passes for 86 yards. Miami is allowing 278 yards per game so another strong effort is probable.
32. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams is averaging 63.1 yards with five touchdowns in nine games. Freeman has been on fire making Williams a WR3 candidate against Carolina.
33. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree has averaged 71 yards and 1.5 touchdowns the past two games. The Bears present a tough test.
34. Titus Young, Detroit Lions
Titus is averaging 59 yards and 0.75 touchdowns in his past four games. He should be busy against Green Bay.
35. Donnie Avery, Indianapolis Colts
His hip didn’t bother him last week and has extra time to rest and gear up for the showdown with New England.
36. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shorts is averaging 89 yards and 0.5 touchdowns over the past four games. Houston presents a tough matchup.
37. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Lloyd only managed 45 yards against the Bills. Though he scored twice in London, he only produced 28 yards. He’s a bit of a risky play against the Colts.
38. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin only has one touchdown on the year and is averaging 60.9 yards per game. He has had some success against Pittsburgh in the past, averaging 87 yards and 0.5 touchdowns the past two years.
39. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals
Roberts is averaging 84.7 yards over the past three games. He should be targeted heavily against Atlanta.
40. Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers
I’m expecting Antonio Brown to be out again, making Sanders a borderline option against Baltimore.
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