Fantasy Football: Ranking Top Wide Receivers for 2013 Fantasy Season

Matt Schreiber@@schreiberstakeAnalyst IIIJuly 8, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 05:  A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on as he warms up against the Houston Texans during their AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Reliant Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Fantasy football drafts are slowly approaching us as fantasy owners. Now is the time to take a look at the top wide receivers who can hopefully lead you and your fantasy team to the fantasy Promised Land.

We all know who the top receiver is, and no one can argue about it. Behind Calvin Johnson, there are plenty of guys who will make a huge impact this year.

Dez Bryant has gradually improved his production each year. It doesn't appear that anything will change heading into next year. He should continue his pattern and put up solid numbers, assuming he stays healthy.

Larry Fitzgerald hasn't been a reliable fantasy option in recent years due to the fact that he hasn't had a solid quarterback throwing to him. I'm not saying Carson Palmer is solid, but I am saying Palmer landing in Arizona is going to significantly boost Fitzgerald's stock as a wide receiver.

With Greg Jennings out in Green Bay, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson will be Aaron Rodgers' primary receivers. They are both capable of putting up consistent numbers for your team.

Wes Welker will be interesting to watch, as Peyton Manning still has Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to throw to. Welker will find ways to get open, so I do see it as a possibility that he puts up with another 100-reception season this year.

Antonio Brown will now be Big Ben's top receiving target in Pittsburgh, as Mike Wallace has landed in Miami. If Brown stays healthy all year, he could be a reliable option in all league formats. 

A guy to keep an eye on is Danny Amendola. He will likely be Tom Brady's favorite target if he can stay healthy. If Amendola plays all 16 games in 2013-14, there is a good chance he catches 100 balls and fills in nicely as Wes Welker's replacement.

Even though the Jaguars will likely finish towards the bottom of the league, I like Cecil Shorts III to go for 1,000 yards this year. 

DeAndre Hopkins will be a perfect complement playing on the opposite side of Andre Johnson in Houston. His speed will open up the field and allow both receivers to have success. 

Below are the wide receiver rankings for the 2013-14 fantasy football season.

Rank Player Position Team
1 Calvin Johnson WR DET
2 Demaryius Thomas WR DEN
3 Brandon Marshall WR CHI
4 Dez Bryant WR DAL
5 Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI
6 A.J. Green WR CIN
7 Julio Jones WR ATL
8 Vincent Jackson WR TB
9 Andre Johnson WR HOU
10 Reggie Wayne WR IND
11 Jordy Nelson WR GB
12 Roddy White WR ATL
13 Victor Cruz WR NYG
14 Randall Cobb WR GB
15 Wes Welker WR DEN
16 Eric Decker WR DEN
17 Mike Wallace WR MIA
18 Antonio Brown WR PIT
19 Percy Harvin WR SEA
20 Danny Amendola WR NE
21 Hakeem Nicks WR NYG
22 Torrey Smith WR BAL
23 Dwayne Bowe WR KC
24 Tavon Austin WR STL
25 Steve Smith WR CAR
26 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU
27 Marques Colston WR NO
28 Pierre Garcon WR WAS
29 DeSean Jackson WR PHI
30 Stevie Johnson WR BUF
31 Greg Jennings WR MIN
32 Cecil Shorts III WR JAX
33 Lance Moore WR NO
34 James Jones WR GB
35 Kenny Britt WR TEN
36 Danario Alexander WR SD
37 Miles Austin WR DAL
38 Kendall Wright WR TEN
39 T.Y. Hilton WR IND
40 Anquan Boldin WR SF
41 Michael Floyd WR ARI
42 Denarius Moore WR OAK
43 Sidney Rice WR SEA
44 Josh Gordon WR CLE
45 Jeremy Maclin WR PHI
46 Vincent Brown WR SD
47 Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN
48 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR OAK
49 Emmanuel Sanders WR PIT
50 Alshon Jeffery WR CHI
51 Brandon Gibson WR MIA
52 Rueben Randle WR NYG
53 Greg Little WR CLE
54 Brian Hartline WR MIA
55 Donald Jones WR BUF
56 Justin Blackmon WR JAX
57 Chris Givens WR STL
58 Marvin Jones WR CIN
59 Aaron Dobson WR NE
60 Justin Hunter WR TEN
61 Keenan Allen WR SD
62 Quinton Patton WR SF


More Rankings:

Top Running Backs for 2013-14 Fantasy Season

Top Quarterbacks for 2013-14 Fantasy Season

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