2013 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Week 3

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 17, 2013

With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 3 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.


1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson shook off a slow start to torch the Arizona Cardinals for 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This week Megatron faces the Washington Redskins, who have allowed 621 yards and six touchdowns in two games.


2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green is one of the best deep threats in the game. He is facing the Green Bay Packers, who have allowed 718 yards and six touchdowns through the air. The Cincinnati Bengals are going to have to open up their offense to hang with Aaron Rodgers and company.


3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons 

Julio Jones has 258 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With Roddy White acting more like a decoy, Jones is on Matt Ryan’s radar. He is facing the Miami Dolphins, who have allowed 559 passing yards in two games.


4. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

Victor Cruz has 236 yards and three touchdowns through two games. He is Eli Manning’s first option. Cruz is facing the Carolina Panthers, who have allowed 587 passing yards.


5. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson has been a monster for the Eagles, racking up 297 yards and a pair of touchdowns already. He’s facing the Kansas City Chiefs.


6. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys 

Dez Bryant shook off a foot injury to drop 141 yards and a touchdown on the Chiefs. He’s facing the St. Louis Rams, who have allowed 661 yards and four touchdowns.


7. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears 

Brandon Marshall has 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett are off to strong starts, which should open things up for Marshall. He’s facing the Pittsburgh Steelers.


8. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

Nelson has 196 yards and three touchdowns as one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets. He’s taking on the Cincinnati Bengals.


9. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers 

Randall Cobb has 236 yards and two touchdowns as a dynamic part of the Green Bay Packers offense. He’s taking on the Cincinnati Bengals.


10. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos 

Demaryius Thomas is a great threat, but the Denver Broncos have a number of weapons for Thomas to contend with. Nevertheless, he has 213 yards and two scores. He’ll make life difficult for the Oakland Raiders secondary.


11. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Vincent Jackson has 231 yards despite poor quarterback play from Josh Freeman. He should be tough against the New England Patriots.


12. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals 

Larry Fitzgerald has 113 yards and two touchdowns. His hamstring is also hurting. Fitz should be good to go in a favorable draw against the New Orleans Saints


13. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers

The Seattle Seahawks did a good job of keeping Anquan Boldin at bay. He has 215 yards and a touchdown. He should be more successful against the Indianapolis Colts.


14. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

Pierre Garcon went off for 143 yards and a touchdown last week against the Green Bay Packers. He has 15 catches on the year. He’ll see a heavy workload against the Detroit Lions.


15. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe has 86 yards and a touchdown. He should easily build on those numbers against the Philadelphia Eagles, who have allowed 721 yards and five touchdowns through the air.


16. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans 

Andre Johnson has 222 yards but has yet to score. He suffered a concussion last week, which is cause for some concern. If he can go, he’s a decent play against the Baltimore Ravens, whom Peyton Manning picked apart in the NFL opener.


17. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

Wes Welker has 103 yards and three touchdowns. I would love to see what he could do with Peyton Manning without so many weapons around him. Regardless, he’s so shifty that he’s virtually impossible to cover. He’s taking on the Oakland Raiders.


18. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

Marques Colston has 131 yards and a touchdown. With Drew Brees at quarterback and Jimmy Graham driving defenses mad, Colston should have a nice game against the Arizona Cardinals.


19. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants 

Hakeem Nicks has 197 yards through two games. He’s a strong WR2 against the Carolina Panthers.


20. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Julian Edelman has caught 20 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Danny Amendola will likely be out again. The rookie wide receivers are off to a rough start. Edelman should see a ton of targets against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


21. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers 

Steve Smith has 103 yards and a touchdown. The New York Giants have allowed 551 yards and four touchdowns.


22. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

Stevie Johnson has 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns as he has developed an early rapport with E.J. Manuel. He’s facing the New York Jets.


23. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

Mike Wallace earned his keep last week, catching nine passes for 115 yards and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. This week he’s facing the Atlanta Falcons, who have allowed 693 yards and five touchdowns through the air.


24. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Torrey Smith has 11 receptions for 177 yards. He’s facing the Houston Texans, who have allowed six passing touchdowns already.


25. Eddie Royal, San Diego Chargers

Eddie Royal is off to a blazing start with 114 yards and five touchdowns. He’s a solid play against the Tennessee Titans, who have allowed 443 yards and four touchdowns.

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