With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 7 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant is averaging 76.5 yards and a touchdown per game. He has a great matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. They have allowed 314.5 yards per game and 13 passing scores.
2. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Brandon Marshall is averaging 77.5 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He should keep rolling against the Washington Redskins. They have yielded 271.6 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
3. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
DeSean Jackson is averaging 98.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. I’m expecting a shootout against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 308.2 yards per game and 14 passing touchdowns.
4. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
Wes Welker is only averaging 63 yards per game, but he already has eight touchdowns. He’s one shy of his career high just six games into the season. Peyton Manning will show off his new toy when he returns to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Indianapolis Colts.
5. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Victor Cruz is averaging 90.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He should destroy the Minnesota Vikings secondary. That unit is giving up 308 yards and 2.6 touchdowns per game.
6. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green is averaging 77.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He should feast on the Detroit Lions. They have allowed 268.3 yards per game.
7. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas is averaging 88 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He’s been relatively quiet the past two weeks. Look for him to explode against the Colts.
8. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson is not at full strength, but he is capable of turning in a monster performance nonetheless. He looks to get on track against the Cincinnati Bengals.
9. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Justin Blackmon is averaging 163 yards in his two games since returning from suspension. He should keep rolling against a weak San Diego Chargers secondary.
10. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vincent Jackson is averaging 81.2 yards per game. He scored his first two touchdowns of the season last week against the Eagles. He should continue to gel with Mike Glennon against the Atlanta Falcons. They have allowed 274.8 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game.
11. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns
Josh Gordon is averaging 107.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his four games since returning from suspension. The Cleveland Browns will have to air it out to keep up with the Green Bay Packers. They have allowed 293.6 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game through the air.
12. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Hakeem Nicks is averaging 73.7 yards per game. He hasn’t scored a touchdown yet, but that could change against the Vikings.
13. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Reggie Wayne will be busy as he helps Andrew Luck try to keep pace with Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos have allowed 337.8 yards per game.
14. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith turned in his first stinker last week against the Packers but is still averaging 94.7 yards. He should bounce back against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
15. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson is averaging 96.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Randall Cobb and James Jones are banged up, so Aaron Rodgers could lean on Nelson against the Cleveland Browns. A date with Joe Haden takes away some of the optimism.
16. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne won’t do it alone. T.Y. Hilton will be heavily involved as well in this shootout.
17. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Pierre Garcon is averaging 81.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. He should continue to see a ton of targets against the Chicago Bears. They have allowed 271 yards per game.
18. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Eric Decker is averaging 79.5 yards with a pair of touchdowns. He is also a strong play against the Colts as Manning has a tendency to spread the ball around.
19. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown is averaging 99.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. He’s really come on in his last three games with a 123.3 yard-per-game average. He faces the Baltimore Ravens this week.
20. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Andre Johnson is averaging 82.5 yards but has yet to score a touchdown. He gets a bump in point-per-receptions leagues, but his odds of scoring that touchdown are low against the Kansas City Chiefs. They have allowed just five touchdown passes on the year.
21. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Alshon Jeffery was quiet last week, but he had two strong performances in the previous two weeks. He’s a strong play against the Redskins.
22. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins
Mike Wallace has been inconsistent, but I like him coming out of the bye facing the Buffalo Bills. They have allowed 270.8 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
23. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
Anquan Boldin is averaging 24.5 yards in his past two games. He’s a borderline WR2 this week against the Tennessee Titans.
24. Rueben Randle, New York Giants
Rueben Randle is averaging 55.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. I like his chances against the Vikings.
25. Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings
Greg Jennings should be solid regardless of who the Vikings use at quarterback. The New York Giants are that bad. They have allowed 268 yards per game and 14 touchdown passes.
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