Here are my Week 9 fantasy football wide receiver rankings. Remember: The Broncos, Jaguars, Niners, Rams, Redskins, and Titans are on bye.
1. Roddy White vs. Tampa Bay
2. Andre Johnson vs. San Diego
3. Reggie Wayne @ Philadelphia
4. Calvin Johnson vs. New York Jets
5. Hakeem Nicks @ Seattle
6. Greg Jennings vs. Dallas
7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Minnesota
8. Marques Colston @ Carolina
9. Dwayne Bowe @ Oakland
10. Anquan Boldin vs. Miami
11. Terrell Owens vs. Pittsburgh
12. Miles Austin @ Green Bay
13. Brandon Marshall @ Baltimore
14. Percy Harvin @ Arizona
15. Mike Wallace @ Cincinnati
16. Jeremy Maclin vs. Indianapolis
17. Steve Smith (CAR) vs. New Orleans
18. Mike Williams (SEA) vs. New York Giants
19. Hines Ward @ Cincinnati
20. Lance Moore @ Carolina
21. Pierre Garcon @ Philadelphia
22. Steve Smith (NYG) @ Seattle
23. Steve Johnson vs. Chicago
24. Johnny Knox @ Buffalo
25. Mike Williams (TB) @ Atlanta
26. Wes Welker @ Cleveland
27. Dez Bryant @ Green Bay
28. Davone Bess @ Baltimore
29. Steve Breaston vs. Minnesota
30. Braylon Edwards @ Detroit
31. Chad Ochocinco vs. Pittsburgh
32. Deion Branch @ Cleveland
33. Lee Evans vs. Chicago
34. Santonio Holmes @ Detroit
35. Patrick Crayton @ Houston
36. Roy Williams @ Green Bay
37. Kevin Walter @ San Diego
38. Robert Meachem @ Carolina
39. Mario Manningham @ Seattle
40. Jerricho Cotchery @ Detroit
Inside the numbers:
- Hakeem Nicks (No. 5) has three 100-yard games and two multiple-TD games in his last four games.
- Greg Jennings (No. 6) is averaging 96 yards with two TDs in his last three games.
- I couldn’t quite give up on Larry Fitzgerald (No. 7) as much as some people have. I was rewarded with a two-TD performance against Tampa Bay. He should have another solid week against Minnesota’s depleted secondary.
- Marques Colston has 16 catches for 187 yards and two TDs in the past two weeks. With all of the injuries in the Saints backfield, look for Colston, Lance Moore (No. 21) and Robert Meachem (No. 39) to be very active against Carolina.
- DeSean Jackson likely won’t play this week, making Jeremy Maclin (No. 16) a borderline WR1.
- I finally lost hope in Wes Welker (No. 27) despite a favorable matchup.
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