I hope wide receiver Brandon Lloyd hasn't been sitting on your bench for five weeks while you've been starting some other not-so-stellar options. All Lloyd has done is lead points per receptions leagues in scoring. But Lloyd is a name that fantasy owners don't trust, and are reluctant to start over other "big name" players.
You must break that mentality.
The goal in fantasy football is to score the most points possible. It doesn't matter if those points come from guys named Johnson, Wayne, and Fitzgerald or from guys named Lloyd, Collie and Nicks. Get the production from wherever it comes.
With that in mind, make good lineup decisions and use the rankings below as a guide. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'd be happy to work through your decision with you.
|1.||Hakeem Nicks||v. DET||Lions giving up 250 yards per week to receivers.|
|2.||Reggie Wayne||@ WAS||Skins allowing 23 fantasy points to WRs every week.|
|3.||Miles Austin||@ MIN||Should find more room with Williams playing well.|
|4.||Roddy White||@ PHI||Getting it done every single Sunday.|
|5.||Brandon Lloyd||v. NYJ||Jets giving up 25 pts to WRs, fourth worst in the NFL.|
|6.||Anquan Boldin||@ NE||Patriots defense is weak, giving up big plays.|
|7.||Andre Johnson||v. KC||AJ still not 100 percent, and facing a top CB.|
|8.||Brandon Marshall||@ GB||Packers giving up 18 fantasy points per week to WRs.|
|9.||Malcom Floyd||@ STL||Floyd leads WRs in red zone targets with 8.|
|10.||Marques Colston||@ TB||Colston heating up, and Bucs missing a safety.|
|11.||Greg Jennings||v. MIA||Jennings will be more involved with Finley going down.|
|12.||Randy Moss||v. DAL||DAL giving up 19 fantasy points to WRs.|
|13.||Hines Ward||v. CLE||Ben's return equals fantasy relevance for Ward.|
|14.||Wes Welker||v. BAL||Should be main target with departure of Moss.|
|15.||Santana Moss||v. IND||Colts giving up over one TD per week to receivers.|
|16.||Mike Wallace||v. CLE||This deep threat should have opportunities this week.|
|17.||Kenny Britt||@ JAX||A risky play, but Jags giving up most points to WRs.|
|18.||Percy Harvin||v. DAL||Moss really opening things up for Harvin and Co.|
|19.||DeSean Jackson||v. ATL||His game just doesn't fit well with Kolb.|
|20.||Austin Collie||@ WAS||If 100 percent healthy, should finish higher than 20th.|
|21.||Mike Williams, TB||v. NO||Has scored a touchdown in every week but one.|
|22.||Steve Smith||v. DET||Should produce unless Nicks steals spotlight again.|
|23.||Donald Driver||v. MIA||Might find the end zone, but not much else.|
|24.||Jeremy Maclin||v. ATL||Limited upside until Vick returns.|
|25.||Johnny Knox||v. SEA||Seahawks giving up 24 fantasy points to WRs.|
|26.||Calvin Johnson||@ NYG||Probably won't play, and limited if he does.|
|27.||Danny Amendola||v. SD||Hard to find in the end zone, much better option in PPR.|
|28.||Pierre Garcon||@ WAS||Looks to benefit if Collie not 100 percent.|
|29.||Santonio Holmes||@ DEN||Well on his way to being the No. 1 WR for the Jets.|
|30.||Roy Williams||@ MIN||Clearly playing well, and MIN down to one CB.|
|31.||Lance Moore||@ TB||Very important as long as Bush is out.|
|32.||Braylon Edwards||@ DEN||Broncos giving up 21 fantasy points to WRs.|
|33.||Michael Crabtree||v. OAK||Not good enough to dominate a top CB, yet.|
|34.||Dwayne Bowe||@ HOU||Texans giving up 27 points to receivers, but Bowe won't get his.|
|35.||Nate Washington||@ JAX||Jaguars have a weak secondary, but Britt cutting in to production.|
|36.||Eddie Royal||v. NYJ||Emergence of Lloyd should help Royal produce.|
|37.||Mike Sims-Walker||v. TEN||Titans surrendering 21 fantasy points per week to receivers.|
|38.||Derrick Mason||@ NE||While Boldin gets the attention, Mason should see more production.|
|39.||Louis Murphy||@ SF||Emerging as top WR, but Campbell starting hurts value.|
|40.||Jabar Gaffney||v. NYJ||Worth a shot in deeper leagues in this high flying offense.|
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