Fantasy Football 2013: Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings for PPR
If you're in a points-per-reception fantasy football league, you're probably wondering who the top wide receivers will be in Week 2.
Week 1 was certainly a week for wide receivers as 19 guys had over 100 yards receiving. On the flip side, only two running backs managed to rush for over 100 yards.
Let's take a look at some guys who can maintain their pace and some who won't.
Anquan Boldin's 208 yards likely came as a shock to the majority of fantasy football owners. As good as his rapport with Colin Kaepernick is so far, I don't see him leading the league in receiving in Week 2 as he faces a tough and physical Seattle Seahawks secondary.
Larry Fitzgerald torched the St. Louis Rams secondary for 80 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday. Look for Julio Jones to do the same to the Rams as the Atlanta Falcons will look to get their first win of the 2013 season.
Brian Hartline broke out for 114 yards against the Cleveland Browns since Mike Wallace drew the best coverage. Defenses are going to have start directing focus on him which could leave Wallace in single coverage for a considerable amount of the game on Sunday. Look for Wallace to lead the Dolphins in receiving this weekend, not Hartline.
Peyton Manning is playing a defense this week no better than the Ravens defense he shredded for 462 yards and seven touchdown passes in Week 1. While it's tough to sit here and say he'll put up the same numbers against the New York Giants on Sunday, it's pretty safe to say Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker will have solid performances again.
Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson should have huge games against the Washington Redskins' awful secondary, but I also look for Pierre Garcon to have a bounce-back week against a Green Bay Packers defense that allowed Kaepernick to shred them for over 400 yards.
Julian Edelman broke onto the scene with two touchdown catches from Tom Brady as the New England Patriots dodged a bullet against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. I know Kenbrell Thompkins didn't impress in Week 1, but there is a strong sense he's New England's favorite wideout. He played more snaps against the Bills than any other receiver (91-of-94) and was targeted 14 times. With Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski's statuses in doubt, look for Thompkins to break out in Week 2 and Edelman to have another solid week.
Below are my Week 2 wide receiver rankings for PPR leagues with projected points for the week.
|1||Calvin Johnson||DET||at ARZ - 9/15/2013||31|
|2||Demaryius Thomas||DEN||at NYG - 9/15/2013||28|
|3||Julio Jones||ATL||STL - 9/15/2013||27|
|4||Brandon Marshall||CHI||MIN - 9/15/2013||26|
|5||Vincent Jackson||TB||NO - 9/15/2013||25|
|6||Andre Johnson||HOU||TEN - 9/15/2013||25|
|7||A.J. Green||CIN||PIT - 9/16/2013||24|
|8||Larry Fitzgerald||ARZ||DET - 9/15/2013||23|
|9||Randall Cobb||GB||WAS - 9/15/2013||21|
|10||Victor Cruz||NYG||DEN - 9/15/2013||21|
|11||Wes Welker||DEN||at NYG - 9/15/2013||20|
|12||Dez Bryant||DAL||at KC - 9/15/2013||20|
|13||Jordy Nelson||GB||WAS - 9/15/2013||20|
|14||Reggie Wayne||IND||MIA - 9/15/2013||19|
|15||Pierre Garcon||WAS||at GB - 9/15/2013||18|
|16||Torrey Smith||BAL||CLE - 9/15/2013||17|
|17||Anquan Boldin||SF||at SEA - 9/15/2013||17|
|18||Hakeem Nicks||NYG||DEN - 9/15/2013||17|
|19||Steve Smith||CAR||at BUF - 9/15/2013||17|
|20||DeSean Jackson||PHI||SD - 9/15/2013||16|
|21||Marques Colston||NO||at TB - 9/15/2013||16|
|22||Roddy White||ATL||STL - 9/15/2013||16|
|23||Antonio Brown||PIT||at CIN - 9/16/2013||16|
|24||Mike Williams||TB||NO - 9/15/2013||15|
|25||Stevie Johnson||BUF||CAR - 9/15/2013||15|
|26||Dwayne Bowe||KC||DAL - 9/15/2013||15|
|27||Kenbrell Thompkins||NE||NYJ - 9/12/2013||15|
|28||Mike Wallace||MIA||at IND - 9/15/2013||15|
|29||Brian Hartline||MIA||@ IND - 9/15/2013||15|
|30||Julian Edelman||NE||NYJ - 9/12/2013||15|
|31||Emmanuel Sanders||PIT||at CIN - 9/16/2013||15|
|32||Eric Decker||DEN||at NYG - 9/15/2013||15|
|33||Greg Jennings||MIN||at CHI - 9/15/2013||15|
|34||Chris Givens||STL||at ATL - 9/15/2013||15|
|35||Cecil Shorts||JAC||at OAK - 9/15/2013||15|
|36||Andre Roberts||ARZ||DET - 9/15/2013||15|
|37||Michael Floyd||ARZ||DET - 9/15/2013||15|
|38||Miles Austin||DAL||at KC - 9/15/2013||15|
|39||Golden Tate||SEA||SF - 9/15/2013||14|
|40||Lance Moore||NO||at TB - 9/15/2013||14|
|41||Vincent Brown||SD||at PHI - 9/15/2013||14|
|42||James Jones||GB||WAS - 9/15/2013||14|
|43||T.Y. Hilton||IND||MIA - 9/15/2013||14|
|44||Malcom Floyd||SD||at PHI - 9/15/2013||13|
|45||Alshon Jeffery||CHI||MIN - 9/15/2013||13|
|46||Rueben Randle||NYG||DEN - 9/15/2013||13|
|47||Tavon Austin||STL||at ATL - 9/15/2013||12|
|48||Kenny Britt||TEN||at HOU - 9/15/2013||11|
|49||DeAndre Hopkins||HOU||TEN - 9/15/2013||10|
|50||Stephen Hill||NYJ||at NE - 9/12/2013||10|
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