Fantasy Football: NFL Week 10 Wide Receiver Recap

Ed GrayContributor INovember 14, 2011

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 13:  An injured A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals lays in the end zone after making a touchdown catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers during play at Paul Brown Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Larry Fitzgerald astounded football fans with a seven-catch, 146-yard, two-TD performance against the Eagles that sent Philadelphia reeling to its sixth loss, but he wasn't the only wide receiver who had a great day at the office. Here is a recap.

 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 7 Rec 146 Yds 2 Tds Arizona tore up Philadelphia despite their corners and backup quarterback John Skelton.
 Harry Douglas ATL 8 Rec 133 Yds 0 Tds Douglas' big day was salt in a wound for Julio Jones' fantasy owners.
 Denarius Moore OAK 5 Rec 123 Yds 2 Tds Carson Palmer seems to have found a favorite receiver in Moore.  You may want to add him from the waiver wire before someone else does.
 Marques Colston NOR 8 Rec 113 Yds 0 Tds With eight receptions and 113 yards, Colston was an excellent play in PPR leagues.
 Damian Williams TEN 5 Rec 107 Yds 1 Tds I wouldn't get too excited about Williams just yet, as Carolina's defense is just terrible.
 Leonard Hankerson WAS 8 Rec 106 Yds 0 Tds I know we were supposed to get excited about Washington's defense, but they're still the Redskins.
 Brandon Marshall MIA 7 Rec 98 Yds 0 Tds Another decent yardage total for Marshall, but still no touchdown.
 Vincent Brown SDG 5 Rec 97 Yds 1 Tds A different Vincent was Philip Rivers' favorite target this week.
 Santonio Holmes NYJ 6 Rec 93 Yds 0 Tds As expected, Holmes was able to put up decent yards against New England's horrible pass defense.
 Jacoby Jones HOU 2 Rec 87 Yds 1 Tds With Matt Schaub out for at least a couple games with a foot injury, and Andre Johnson hopefully returning after a bye week, I'd be very careful about playing any of Houston's other receivers.  Still, you never know who their next quarterback is going to connect with.
 Antonio Brown PIT 5 Rec 86 Yds 0 Tds Cincinnati's defense may be one of the better ones in the NFL, so not the best matchup, still Brown was able to do decently.
 Victor Cruz NYG 6 Rec 84 Yds 0 Tds Like Cincinnati, San Francisco's defense is the bigger part of their 8-1 start, but they can give up some big passing plays.  They did a nice job keeping Cruz to just a 14 yards-per-catch average.
 Greg Little CLE 6 Rec 84 Yds 0 Tds Colt McCoy's favorite receiver this week still performed against a tough defense.  I wouldn't want my fantasy team's performance to depend on McCoy's ability to connect with Little, but I also hope he proves me wrong.
 Nate Burleson DET 8 Rec 83 Yds 0 Tds Despite being totally dominated by Chicago's defense, Burleson managed to slightly out perform Calvin Johnson.
 Calvin Johnson DET 7 Rec 81 Yds 0 Tds Matt Stafford looked completely unprepared to play Chicago coming off their bye week, yet somehow he still managed to connect with Johnson for seven catches and 81 yards.
 Earl Bennett CHI 6 Rec 81 Yds 0 Tds Chicago's offense didn't really need to do much, but Bennett is worth adding, at least in PPR leagues, with six catches.
 Jeremy Kerley NYJ 4 Rec 79 Yds 0 Tds We knew Mark Sanchez was going to be able to pass for some yards against New England.  Kerley got his chance and made a lot of it, so I don't expect the run-heavy Jets offense to stop using him.
 Mario Manningham NYG 6 Rec 77 Yds 1 Tds Competitive games are generally better for a team's receivers, even against a difficult defense like San Francisco's.
 Legedu Naanee CAR 8 Rec 75 Yds 0 Tds Cam Newton just didn't look like himself this week; it would be exciting to see if he could continue to connect with Naanee.
 Dez Bryant DAL 6 Rec 74 Yds 1 Tds We knew the Dallas versus Buffalo game could be a shootout, but who would have thought it would be so lopsided?  Of course they're going to bench him with the game won.
 Titus Young DET 7 Rec 74 Yds 0 Tds If only Stafford could have thrown for a touchdown or two to compliment decent yard stats for his receivers.
 Laurent Robinson DAL 3 Rec 73 Yds 2 Tds Dallas only needed Robinson to catch three passes, but two were for touchdowns.  If Robinson can continue to beTony Romo's next best target after Bryant and Jason Witten, he may end up this year's best waiver add of the year at wide receiver.
 Robert Meachem NOR 2 Rec 69 Yds 1 Tds Sigh, just when you thought you could write a New Orleans receiver off, he scores a touchdown.
 Chad Ochocinco NWE 2 Rec 65 Yds 0 Tds Ochocinco finally showed up, catching two long passes from Tom Brady against a difficult pass defense.
Jordy Nelson GNB 5 Rec 63 Yds 2 Tds

Nelson won two of Greenbay's five touchdown lottery this week.

 Roddy White ATL 4 Rec 62 Yds 0 Tds White did just well enough to where not starting him will be just a little more difficult.
 Deion Branch NWE 5 Rec 58 Yds 1 Tds Brady is always able to connect with several receivers, but you just never know will score.
 Eric Decker DEN 1 Rec 56 Yds 1 Tds One of the recipients of Tim Tebow's eight passes, Decker made the most of it with a 56-yard touchdown.
 Andrew Hawkins CIN 5 Rec 56 Yds 0 Tds If A.J. Green is injured, Dalton will have to throw it to somebody, so why not Hawkins?
 Andre Roberts ARI 4 Rec 55 Yds 0 Tds I doubt John Skelton will be able to play like that against other teams.
 Mike Wallace PIT 6 Rec 54 Yds 0 Tds Cincinnati's defense was able to limit the deep-threat Wallace to just 54 yards.
 Percy Harvin MIN 6 Rec 52 Yds 0 Tds We knew Christian Ponder was going to have throw  most the game, but could only throw for 190 yards and no touchdowns against Green Bay's defense.
 Donald Jones BUF 6 Rec 51 Yds 0 Tds Buffalo has played so bad the last two weeks, I wouldn't get too excited about Jones' all-right day.
 Doug Baldwin SEA 1 Rec 50 Yds 0 Tds Somehow Tarvaris Jackson was able to actually pass the ball against the NFL's supposedly best defense in the league.
Michael Jenkins MIN 3 Rec 49 Yds 0 Tds Ponder still has a lot to prove before even considering to start Jenkins in standard fantasy leagues.
 Brandon Lloyd STL 4 Rec 48 Yds 1 Tds Still a decent play in PPR leagues, you can't like your fantasy team's chances starting Lloyd right now.
 Braylon Edwards SFO 3 Rec 47 Yds 0 Tds Alex Smith is proving to be great at playing low-risk, mistake-free football, which may fit Edwards' style.  Hopefully he continues to catch some passes.
 Steve Smith PHI 5 Rec 47 Yds 0 Tds Philadelphia was a huge disappointment for fantasy owners hoping for a revenge game against a poor defense at home. But the other Steve Smith finally caught enough passes to be a decent play in PPR leagues.
 Wes Welker NWE 6 Rec 46 Yds 0 Tds The Jets defense was able to limit New England's top receiver.
 Hakeem Nicks NYG 2 Rec 41 Yds 1 Tds Clearly Nicks is not 100 percent healthy right now, but with Eli Manning throwing well, you can't sit him if playing.
 Jacoby Ford OAK 1 Rec 41 Yds 0 Tds Ford looks to be out for at least a few games if not the sesason.
 Nate Washington TEN 3 Rec 40 Yds 0 Tds Washington may still be a decent fantasy start in PPR leagues against poor defenses.
 Plaxico Burress NYJ 3 Rec 39 Yds 1 Tds The Jets receivers are a talented bunch but an unsteady fantasy play; I would still only start one depending on the matchup.
 Davone Bess MIA 4 Rec 37 Yds 0 Tds Bess continues to be a decent start in PPR leagues.
 Randall Cobb GNB 3 Rec 36 Yds 2 Tds Also returned a kick for 80 yards and a touchdown.  Cobb may be a great play when Green Bay plays easy opponents.
 A.J. Green CIN 1 Rec 36 Yds 1 Tds Well, if you want a player to leave a game injured and doubtful for future games, at least he did so with a catch for 36 yards and a touchdown.
 Donald Driver GNB 3 Rec 36 Yds 0 Tds Aaron Rodgers didn't really need to throw too much against the struggling Vikings.
 Steve Breaston KAN 4 Rec 33 Yds 0 Tds Breaston showed some life against the poor pass defense of Denver.  He is still only worth starting in PPR or return yard leagues.
Greg Jennings GNB 3 Rec 32 Yds 1 Tds Even though Green Bay was coming off a bye week, there was really no need to use Jennings against Minnesota.
 Steve Smith CAR 5 Rec 33 Yds 0 Tds Newton's bad day meant his favorite target was held to just 33 yards.
 Joshua Cribbs CLE 3 Rec 32 Yds 0 Tds Like Breaston, Cribbs is really only worth starting in PPR and return yard leagues.
 David Nelson BUF 4 Rec 31 Yds 1 Tds For those of us rooting for Buffalo in fantasy land, it may be time to panic, but Nelson still had a decent day with a touchdown.
 Austin Collie IND 4 Rec 31 Yds 0 Tds Jacksonville's defense has been smothering opponents this year, so it's not surprising to see the Colts receivers this week.
 Pierre Garcon IND 3 Rec 30 Yds 0 Tds Against a worse defense, Garcon may continue to be a decent play in PPR leagues, but I wouldn't want my fantasy team to rely on Curtis Painter's performance.
 Jerricho Cotchery PIT 2 Rec 29 Yds 1 Tds Ben Roethlisberger had to find new targets against Cinicnati's defense.
 Torrey Smith BAL 3 Rec 28 Yds 0 Tds Baltimore's shockingly bad performance in Seattle definitely raises some questions about the Ravens claim to be a Super Bowl-caliber team despite beating Pittsburgh twice.
 Andre Caldwell CIN 3 Rec 25 Yds 0 Tds With A.J. Green presumably out for some games, look for Cincinnati's other receivers to get some yards.  Still not really worth considering starting in fantasy football at this point.
 Anquan Boldin BAL 2 Rec 22 Yds 0 Tds Except for a couple of drives, Baltimore's defense never could get it together against one of the NFL's worst pass defenses.
 Vincent Jackson SDG 1 Rec 22 Yds 0 Tds Just when you thought you could rely on Rivers to throw to Jackson with Malcom Floyd out.
 Michael Crabtree SFO 1 Rec 21 Yds 0 Tds Giants defense isn't actually easy to pass against.
 Dwayne Bowe KAN 2 Rec 17 Yds 0 Tds Bowe was a let-down against Denver's poor pass defense.  Kansas City's defense was humiliated by Denver's run game so not as much playing time as one would normally hope.
 Jonathan Baldwin KAN 1 Rec 15 Yds 0 Tds What looked to be a promising fantasy play, in deeper leagues, Baldwin was a disaster for his owners.  With Matt Cassel's season in jeopardy with a hand injury, I would be very wary of starting Baldwin in any fantasy league just yet.
 Sidney Rice SEA 2 Rec 14 Yds 0 Tds A quiet day for Rice with Seattle up most the game and being able to run the ball very effectively in the first half against the Ravens.
 Reggie Wayne IND 3 Rec 13 Yds 0 Tds Wayne is still only a matchup-only play; Jacksonville was definitely not that matchup this year.
 Hines Ward PIT 1 Rec 10 Yds 0 Tds Ward may find it difficult regaining a role in the crowded Pittsburgh receiver corp.
 Julio Jones ATL 2 Rec 9 Yds 0 Tds A huge mishap for fantasy owners after coming off a big game against the poor New Orleans pass defense at home.
 Stevie Johnson BUF 2 Rec 8 Yds 0 Tds Like I've said, Buffalo fantasy fans, it's definitely time to be looking for other options heading into the playoffs.
 Jeremy Maclin PHI 2 Rec 6 Yds 0 Tds Michael Vick put up one of the worst QB ratings of the week at 32.5.
 Jason Avant PHI 1 Rec 2 Yds 0 Tds With Vick playing through two broken ribs, it's hard to recommend any Philadelphia  receivers with the bye weeks almost over.  You'll notice DeSean Jackson didn't catch a single pass probably because of punitive contract measures taken by the Eagles agains the outspoken reciever.