2013 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Week 2
With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron was quiet in the opener, but he's too good to keep down. Look for a major rebound against the Arizona Cardinals.
2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas proved to be Peyton Manning's most productive weapon en route to seven touchdown passes as he caught five passes for 161 yards and two scores. This week he takes on the New York Giants.
3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
With two touchdowns in the opener, Green now has 15 career touchdowns in the first half of the season compared to five in the second half. He also had 162 yards against the Chicago Bears. This week he faces the Pittsburgh Steelers.
4. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax had 154 yards against the New York Jets. He should continue to roll against the New Orleans Saints. He had 297 yards and a touchdown against them last year.
5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy White is still banged up, which should lead to more reliance on Julio. He had 66 yards and a score in the opener. This week he takes on the St. Louis Rams. Larry Fitzgerald had 80 yards and two touchdowns against them last week.
6. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall had 104 yards and a touchdown last week. The Minnesota Vikings slowed Calvin Johnson, but Marshall had 252 yards and a touchdown in two meetings with them last year.
7. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz had 118 yards and three touchdowns in the opener. The money didn't get to his head. He faces the Denver Broncos this week.
8. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Fitz got off to a strong start with Carson Palmer catching eight passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. Next up is a Detroit Lions team that allowed Jerome Simpson to rack up 140 yards.
9. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
Boldin was a monster in the opener, catching 13 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown. He makes all of the tough catches. He'll have a tougher time against Seattle, but I love the trust Colin Kaepernick shows in him.
10. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb had 114 total yards and a touchdown in the opener. Aaron Rodgers looks his way often because he's so dangerous when he gets his hands on the ball. Cobb faces the Washington Redskins this week.
11. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson picked up where he left off last year, catching 12 passes for 146 yards. He faces the Tennessee Titans.
12. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Garcon caught seven passes for 64 yards. It took a little while for Robert Griffin III to shake off the rush. RGIII (and Garcon) should be even better this week. They take on the Packers.
13. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Bryant got off to a slow start with just 22 yards against the Giants. Look for the Cowboys to find ways to get him more involved against the Kansas City Chiefs, assuming his foot is not an issue.
14. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Nelson is the big-play threat, and he racked up 130 yards and a score.
15. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
Welker had nine catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the opener. Manning looked to him early to establish a rhythm.
16. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne had eight catches for 96 yards and a touchdown as he picked up where he left off last year.
17. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Jackson got off to a nice start in catching seven passes for 104 yards and a score. Perhaps he won't be as hit-or-miss in Chip Kelly's system. Jackson faces the San Diego Chargers.
18. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith managed 51 yards and a score despite an off day from Cam Newton. They both should have a better day against the Buffalo Bills.
19. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston had 68 yards and a touchdown. He'll have to deal with Darrelle Revis in this one.
20. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Nicks got off to a nice start with 114 yards against the Cowboys. The G-Men figure to be in another shootout against the Broncos.
21. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Bowe had just four catches for 30 yards as the Chiefs dismantled the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Cowboys are going to put points on the board, so Bowe will have to be more active for them to stay close.
22. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams had 52 yards and a touchdown last week. He just has a nose for the end zone. He should see plenty of targets against the Saints.
23. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Smith got off to a decent start with 92 yards against the Broncos. Unfortunately he has to contend with Joe Haden this week.
24. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Edelman caught seven passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Danny Amendola could miss this week's game, which means Edelman will be busy against the New York Jets.
25. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
White (ankle) was limited to two catches for 19 yards. He's a risky play given the injury, but his toughness is unquestioned. He is still capable of producing.
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