Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wes Welker and WRs Ranked Too High

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 9, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 09:   Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as  Matthew Mulligan #82 of the New York Jets defends on October 9, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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With Week 10 of the NFL season kicking off early this week, three wide receivers are getting too much credit as fantasy options on Wednesday.

ESPN.com have released their fantasy rankings for Week 10, and three names immediately stuck out to me as being far too high.

NFL wide receivers are amidst a huge changing of the guard, with younger wide receivers starting to revolutionize the position with incredible athleticism.

Here are three wide receivers whose Week 10 potential production is being grossly overrated. 


Mike Wallace (No. 4)

The Cincinnati Bengals are 10th in the league at stopping the pass. They’ve also only allowed eight passing touchdowns in as many games this season.

Wallace has been superb this year, scoring a touchdown in six of nine games. His lowest yards output of the season is an astonishing 68 yards, which was last week against Baltimore.

The Steelers receiver will contribute another good game, but will not be anywhere near the top in terms of fantasy numbers.


Wes Welker (No. 6)

Wes Welker had five catches for 124 yards in an Oct. 9 win over the New York Jets. The Jets will get the better of Welker and the Patriots this time around.

Welker will likely be covered by Darrelle Revis, who is already in playoff form. He only truly gets beat once a game by elite WRs.

In the previous matchup, Welker got free for a 73-yard reception. However, it was the safety’s fault and Revis ran down Welker from behind. If you don’t believe me, watch the video below.

Welker will be one-on-one with Revis for the better part of the game. Revis will shut him down.


Roddy White (No. 11)

Roddy White is a fantastic receiver. Unfortunately for him, defenses know that and blanket him with coverage.

Julio Jones is getting many of the targets in Atlanta, which is no fault of White’s. The offense has been looking good lately, but I expect defenses to keep forcing Jones to beat them, rather than White.

Jones is No. 17 on the list, but I’d start him over White against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.