2013 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: NFL Week 4

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 24, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 15: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys makes a leaping downfield catch within the ten yard line past Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter on September 15, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 4 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

1. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant has scored in consecutive weeks, giving him 201 yards and a pair of touchdowns through three games. He's facing the San Diego Chargers, who have allowed 340.7 yards per game.

2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones is averaging 124.3 yards and a touchdown per game. He already has 27 receptions through three games. Even Bill Belichick will have his hands full trying to figure out a way for the New England Patriots to slow him down.

3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson has 268 yards and three touchdowns, including 231 yards and a pair of scores in the past two games. The Chicago Bears are giving up 294.3 yards per game.

4. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

Brandon Marshall has 269 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He's facing the Detroit Lions, who have allowed 262 yards per game.

5. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Demaryius Thomas remains Peyton Manning's big-play guy despite all of the quality weapons at his disposal. The Denver Broncos are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles, who have allowed 323 yards per game through the air.

6. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green has 249 yards and three touchdowns, but has a tough draw against Joe Haden. Of course, he had 135 yards and two touchdowns the last time the Cincinnati Bengals faced the Cleveland Browns.

7. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Vincent Jackson has 265 yards on the year, but has yet to get in the end zone as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled. The Arizona Cardinals have allowed 891 yards and seven touchdowns.

8. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

I don't know what happened to the New York Giants last week, but I expect Victor Cruz to help them bounce back. He has 261 yards and three touchdowns on the year. The G-Men take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

9. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson was "limited" to 62 yards last week. The Philadelphia Eagles had extra time to prepare for the Denver Broncos coming off the Thursday night game. Jackson has 359 yards and two touchdowns on the year.

10. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Torrey Smith has 269 yards, but has yet to get in the end zone. The Buffalo Bills have allowed 262.3 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.

11. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

Wes Welker is nearly impossible to cover given his quickness, precise routes and Peyton Manning's accuracy.

12. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown erupted for 196 yards and two touchdowns against the Chicago Bears last week. This week they travel to London to face the Minnesota Vikings, who just got torched by Brian Hoyer, Josh Gordon and company.

13. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

Pierre Garcon has 280 yards and a touchdown. Robert Griffin III's favorite target should be heavily involved against a mediocre Oakland Raiders pass defense.

14. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Edelman has 27 catches for 201 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Atlanta Falcons have allowed 296 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game through the air.

15. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers struggled once again, getting destroyed by the Indianapolis Colts a week after getting pounded by the Seattle Seahawks. Anquan Boldin had a decent game with 67 yards. The St. Louis Rams have allowed 288 yards and 2.3 touchdowns.

16. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald shook off a hamstring injury to finish with 64 yards. He has a date with Darrelle Revis this week, which limits his potential.

17. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

Marques Colston has been a model of consistency, finishing with 68, 63 and 71 yards in three games. He's facing a Miami Dolphins team that is allowing 263.3 yards per game.

18. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

Eric Decker has 252 yards and a touchdown, really bouncing back after a slow start with 220 yards in his past two games. 

19. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

Stevie Johnson has 236 yards and a couple of touchdowns. He's facing the Baltimore Ravens.

20. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

Mike Wallace has been hot and cold, finishing with 15 and 22 yards in odd weeks and 115 yards in Week 2. This week he figures to have a larger workload as the Miami Dolphins face the New Orleans Saints.

21. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans

Andre Johnson (shin) is banged up, which means DeAndre Hopkins should carry more of the load. Unfortunately, he's facing a tough Seattle Seahawks team.

22. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

Gordon shined in his season debut, piling up 168 total yards and a touchdown against the Vikings. This week he faces the Cincinnati Bengals

23. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely get down big early, which will lead to a ton of pass attempts. That formula was in play last week as he finished with 143 yards despite a 45-17 loss. Shorts goes up against the Colts this week.

25. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

Reggie Wayne has 205 yards and a touchdown. He'll have to get his early as the Colts should put the hammer to the Jags, which will limit the passing attempts.

25. Kenbrell Thompkins, New England Patriots

Kenbrell Thompkins got things squared away enough to score a couple of touchdowns last week against the Bucs. This week he faces the Falcons.

26. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

Dwayne Bowe was an afterthought last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. This week he will face the New York Giants, who have allowed 253 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game.

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