Divisional Playoffs WR Player Rankings
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1. Greg Jennings (@ Atl)
Greg had a ton of trouble breaking free from Asante Samuel last weekend and ended up with just one catch on five targets for eight yards because of it. However, the Falcons don’t have anyone close to that caliber for him to deal with on Saturday, which means Jennings could have a field day under the dome and bust out 100-plus yards with a TD.
2. Wes Welker (v. NYJ)
The Slot Machine grabbed all seven of his targets in their last game against the Jets and put up 80 yards and a touchdown with them. If he goes for anything less than that this weekend, regardless of who the Jets stick on him, I’ll be surprised.
3. Mike Wallace (v. Bal)
Wallace had the most targets and receptions in each of the first two contests and will probably do the same this weekend. If Pittsburgh wants to beat this Baltimore D, they’ll need their speedy receiver to stretch the defense on a regular basis, so look for at least a couple of bombs floating his way. Of all the wideouts still left in the playoffs, Wallace is no doubt the most likely to catch one and take it to the house.
4. Roddy White (v. GB)
Roddy will be looking at a healthy dose of Charles Woodson come Saturday night, so I’m not expecting the world here. He took him for five catches and 49 yards in their first match-up, numbers that could repeat themselves this weekend, but you never really know what will happen when two of the game’s best face off against each other. Sparks will fly in this one.
5. Anquan Boldin (@ Pit)
Just as they did in their two games during the season, Flacco and the Ravens will be depending on Boldin quite a bit this weekend. ‘Quan led the team in both targets and receptions each game averaging 8.5 targets, six catches and 93 yards over the two (including one TD). The Steelers are as physical a defense as there is in the league, so Boldin will need to use his size to gain separation.