Fantasy Football 2013: Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings for PPR

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Fantasy Football 2013: Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings for PPR
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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.

Rank Player Team Opponent Projected Points
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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