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Week 11 Fantasy Rankings: Wes Welker and the Top 36 WRs
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Week 11 fantasy rankings aren't quite like any other week. I'll run you through the top 36 WRs for Week 11 and explain why Wes Welker is the number one receiver this week.

For coaches on a time crunch, the full list of the top 36 fantasy ranking WRs is listed above the discussion.

 

Rank Name Team Opp.
1 Wes Welker NE KC
2 Calvin Johnson Det Car
3 Greg Jennings GB  TB
4 Larry Fitzgerald
Ari
@SF
5 Steve Smith
Car
@Det
6 Roddy White**
Atl
Ten
7 Dez Bryant
Dal
@Wsh
8 Dwayne Bowe
KC
@NE
9 Brandon Marshall
Mia
Buf
10 Jordy Nelson
GB
TB
11 Laurent Robinson
Dal
@Wsh
12 Hakeem Nicks
NYG
Phi

13

Brandon Lloyd
StL
Sea
14 Vincent Jackson
SD
@Chi
15 Stevie Johnson*
Buf
@Mia
16 Plaxico Burress
NYJ
@Den
17 A.J. Green*
Cin
@Bal
18 Anquan Boldin
Bal
Cin
19 Mario Manningham
NYG
Phi
20 DeSean Jackson**
Phi
@NYG
21 Sidney Rice*
Sea
@StL
22 Santonio Holmes
NYJ
@Den
23 Damian Williams
Ten
@Atl
24 Earl Bennett
Chi
SD
25 Vincent Brown**
SD
@Chi
26 Denarius Moore
Oak
@Min
27 Percy Harvin Min Oak
28 Early Doucet Ari @SF
29 David Nelson Buf @Mia
30 Victor Cruz
NYG
Phi
31 Deion Branch NE
KC
32 Michael Crabtree
SF
Ari
33 Doug Baldwin
Sea
@StL
34 Steve Breaston
KC
@NE
35 Torrey Smith
Bal
Cin
36 Mike Williams
TB
@GB

* Injured players only have the listed rank if they have practiced fully.
** Assumes a teammate is injured (Vincent Brown loses value if Malcolm Floyd returns.)

 

Wes Welker, New England Patriots, vs. KC

In the wide world of fantasy, most gurus are putting Welker somewhere around number four.

The thing is, Tom Brady has proved that all of his receivers and tight-ends are threats and the Chiefs don't have an answer for any of them.

Note that Welker caught 40 balls for 616 yards and five touchdowns in his first four games this season. When you take that average in PPR leagues, that's 32.9 points per game. Those are Tom Brady-like numbers from a wide receiver.

He's slowed down a lot, yes, but look at his opponents the past couple weeks: the Jets, Dallas, at Pittsburgh, the Giants and the Jets again.

He's ranked low because he slowed down against stout defenses, but you can believe he'll get over 100 yards on five or more passes for a pair of touchdowns against Kansas City.

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