Five wide receivers are going to put up some big numbers Week 4, and there may be a surprise or two among them.
A big-name receiver doesn't always guarantee a big fantasy football production on any given week; one has to take into account matchups and other factors such as injuries.
While taking said factors into account, I was able to put together a solid list of five wide receivers you can start who WILL produce numbers this week.
Greg Jennings is off to a great start to the 2011 season.
Through three games so far, Jennings has 18 receptions for 263 yards and two touchdowns.
The Green Bay Packers are facing off against the Denver Broncos this week, who have given up an average 234.7 passing yards through three games.
While this average isn't awful, keep in mind the Broncos have played the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans—teams not exactly known for putting up a lot of passing yards.
The Packers have thrown for an average of nearly 300 passing yards through three games so far, and look for Aaron Rodgers, along with Jennings, to play a sound beatdown on the Broncos secondary.
Steve Smith nearly has 350 yards already, and he's done it on only 16 receptions.
Did I also mention the two touchdowns he has already?
Smith has been killing it this year, and I don't see him slowing down against the Chicago Bears.
The Bears are set to play the Carolina Panthers at home, but that isn't going to help their passing defense. They already allow over 275 passing yards per game, and they played two games at home!
Playing at home doesn't seem to help the Bears' passing defense any, and Smith will capitalize on that come Sunday.
Devery Henderson only had 34 catches for 464 yards and only one touchdown last season.
This season? Henderson has 12 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns.
Talk about a turnaround.
Henderson is having a great year thus far, and the Jacksonville Jaguars will have a hard time stopping Drew Brees and Henderson the way they've been connecting lately.
Wes Welker is the best slot receiver in the league by far.
Standing at a daunting 5'9", weighing 185 pounds, Welker has been giving defenses headaches every game thus far.
Walker has 31 receptions for 458 yards and four touchdowns.
Those are straight up Madden numbers.
The Oakland Raiders are going up against a New England Patriots team that just lost a close one to the Buffalo Bills (31-34).
Calvin Johnson is a consensus top-five wide receiver in the league, no matter how you slice it.
Johnson is literally averaging two touchdowns a game. I don't see how wide receiver can do much better than that through three games.
The Detroit Lions are going up against the Dallas Cowboys, who are going through some serious injury problems right now.
The Lions are hot right now starting off 3-0, and Megatron has just been on fire.
Johnson is going to amaze again and put on a performance at Cowboys Stadium.