Whether they are deep threats, possession receivers or overpowering runners after the catch, the wide receivers on the upcoming list are the 10 most intimidating wideouts so far in 2013.
A dominant wide receiver can change the game—even if that game is a video game—for an NFL team, spreading the offense and opening up the run game. Secondaries fear these players for their versatility and, oftentimes, speed. Their ability to "go get" balls that are out of reach for normal players is unteachable and invaluable. The game of football itself has been moving to the air, and physical, athletic wide outs are more crucial than ever to a team's success.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Vikings legend Chris Carter talked about how numbers tell the story and commented on the way the game is changing for the benefit of wide receivers.
Seeing as two teams (Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles) have already played a third game, we will consider play and statistics only through Week 2 to level the playing field.
For a receiver to qualify, he must have had at least one touchdown heading into Week 3 and have accumulated at least 100 yards on at least 10 catches.
Besides statistics, other criteria for ranking these players include past success, quality of the receiver's quarterback and—since we live in the age of fantasy sports—fantasy rankings.
*All fantasy rankings and statistics from Yahoo! Sports