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Super Bowl XLVIII Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs after a reception in the second half during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field against the New England Patriots at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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Ryan LesterSenior Writer IJanuary 29, 2014

Here’s a look at the LestersLegends Super Bowl XLVIII fantasy football wide receiver rankings.


1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Demaryius Thomas averaged 89.4 yards and 0.9 touchdowns during the regular season. He has 15 receptions for 188 yards and a pair of touchdowns in two playoff wins over the San Diego Chargers and the New England Patriots.

He will have his work cut out for him against Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks secondary. At 6’3″ and 229 pounds with speed and athleticism to burn, he should be able to hold his own against their physical secondary.


2. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos


Eric Decker averaged 98.2 yards and 1.6 touchdowns in the last five games of the regular season but has taken a little bit of a back seat in the playoffs, averaging 52.5 yards.

Decker is 6’3″ and 214 pounds with deceptive speed. If Sherman is holding down Thomas, Peyton Manning won’t hesitate to go to Decker.


3. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos


Wes Welker is averaging five catches for 38 yards. Like I said before the conference championship, if he doesn’t score a touchdown you are in for a mediocre performance. His role doesn’t afford big yardage days.


4. Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks


Percy Harvin is closing out a lost season due to injuries. The talent is there. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him finally make his big splash in the biggest game of the year. Harvin is explosive after the catch. Look for Seattle to be creative in his usage.


5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks


Doug Baldwin had 106 yards against the San Francisco 49ers. He is inconsistent but is still capable of making plays, particularly if Denver keys in on Harvin and Marshawn Lynch.


6. Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks


Golden Tate—like the rest of Seattle’s options—is inconsistent. He led all Seahawk receivers with 898 yards, but he’s a roll of the dice.


7. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks


Jermaine Kearse gives the Seahawks a little more size than his counterparts. Again, you are hoping for the best if you are using Kearse.


8. Andre Caldwell, Denver Broncos


Andre Caldwell had one catch in each of Denver’s two playoff games. If Welker were to get banged up, he could see extra looks. It’s not a bet you should take though.



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