Fantasy Football Week 13 Rankings: Top 50 Wide Receivers
Let’s continue our tour around the NFL by looking at the top 50 wide receivers for the coming week. How will Miles Austin’s impending return change our outlook of the Dallas Cowboys? Has Mike Williams become a good play once again? How should we value Andre Johnson? Let’s look at these questions and all the rest:
- Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions – at New Orleans
- Wes Welker – New England Patriots – vs. Indianapolis
- Victor Cruz – New York Giants – vs. Green Bay
- Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers – at New York Giants
- Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons – at Houston
- Steve Smith – Carolina Panthers – at Tampa Bay
- Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers – at New York Giants
- Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Dallas
- Brandon Marshall – Miami Dolphins – vs. Oakland
- Mike Wallace – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cincinnati
- Hakeem Nicks – New York Giants – vs. Green Bay
- Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys – at Arizona
- Marques Colston – New Orleans Saints – vs. Detroit
- Brandon Lloyd – St. Louis Rams – at San Francisco
- Dwayne Bowe – Kansas City Chiefs – at Chicago
- Laurent Robinson – Dallas Cowboys – at Arizona
- A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals – at Pittsburgh
- Vincent Jackson – Seattle Seahawks – at Jacksonville
- Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cincinnati
- Percy Harvin – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Denver
- Andre Johnson – Houston Texans – vs. Atlanta
- Stevie Johnson – Buffalo Bills – vs. Tennessee
- DeSean Jackson – Philadelphia Eagles – at Seattle
- Anquan Boldin – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
- Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons – at Houston
- Mike Williams – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Carolina
- Nate Washington – Tennessee Titans – at Buffalo
- Reggie Wayne – Indianapolis Colts – at New England
- Mile Austin – Dallas Cowboys – at Arizona
- Deion Branch – New England Patriots – vs. Indianapolis
- Eric Decker – Denver Broncos – at Minnesota
- Santonio Holmes – New York Jets – at Washington
- Michael Crabtree – San Francisco 49ers – vs. St. Louis
- Santana Moss – Washington Redskins – vs. New York Jets
- Johnny Knox – Chicago Bears – vs. Kansas City
- Plaxico Burress – New York Jets – at Washington
- Lance Moore – New Orleans Saints – vs. Detroit
- Pierre Garcon – Indianapolis Colts – at New England
- Damian Williams – Tennessee Titans – at Buffalo
- James Jones – Green Bay Packers – at New York Giants
- Riley Cooper – Philadelphia Eagles – at Seattle
- Torrey Smith – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
- Nate Burleson – Detroit Lions – at New Orleans
- Darius Heyward-Bey – Oakland Raiders – at Miami
- Earl Bennett – Chicago Bears – vs. Kansas City
- Steve Breaston – Kansas City Chiefs – at Chicago
- Jerome Simpson – Cincinnati Bengals – at Pittsburgh
- Jabar Gaffney – Washington Redskins – vs. New York Jets
- Greg Little – Cleveland Browns – vs. Baltimore
- Devin Hester – Chicago Bears – vs. Kansas City
- After seeing the New Orleans Saints run roughshod over the Giants defense, is there any doubt that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers can follow suit? Both Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson have got to be considered among the best options for the coming week.
- It’s a near foregone conclusion that the Giants are going to be playing from behind and will need to pass the ball in order to keep up with the Packers. Over his past four games Victor Cruz has averaged 115.0 yards per game. Over his past two games he has picked up 285 yards and three TD. With Hakeem Nicks generating a lot of attention, Cruz has stepped up and become the main man in New York. He has to be considered the superior option and one of the elite in the league against a Packers defense allowing 287.8 passing yards per game. As for Nicks, he’s more of a WR2 at this point.
- With Miles Austin expected to return to the lineup this week, you have to wonder how it will affect the performances of Dez Bryant and Laurent Robinson. There should be more than enough balls to go around, at least you would think. Plus, you would think that the Cowboys will take the time to work Austin back into the mix. Robinson, who has scored in five consecutive games (seven touchdowns over that span) should still be considered a viable option against a Cardinals defense allowing 250.2 passing yards per game. However, it may not be long before he’s nothing more than a WR3, so keep that in mind.
- How does the latest loss at quarterback hurt the value of Andre Johnson? Who knows, but it’s hard to consider him more than a WR2 with a rookie quarterback throwing him the ball. Hopefully they prove us wrong, but for now you have to be concerned.
- After Stevie Johnson put on a show against Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets (eight receptions for 75 yards and one TD) how can you not consider him a WR2 this week? Obviously we don’t want to ignore the previous two weeks (a total of four receptions for 24 yards), but we all know he’s better than that.
- Vincent Jackson continues to be all or nothing for fantasy owners. When he’s good he’s unbelievable (four games with at least 100 yards and one TD). Unfortunately, in the other seven games his high is 63 yards and he hasn’t scored. He has a tough matchup against a Jaguars defense that is allowing just 183.4 passing yards per game (and just 13 TD), making him more of a low-end WR2.
- DeSean Jackson keeps working against himself, but the Eagles clearly need him to produce. Don’t shy away from him as a low-end WR2, but he clearly has become someone that is tough to trust. If you have more trustworthy options, you will want to consider them. He was benched last week and there is no reason to think that Andy Reid won’t sit him down again.
- Over his past two games Mike Williams has posted 13 receptions for 167 yards and two TD. Is anyone still ignoring him? It took a long time to get going, but he is finally showing what made him a highly sought after selection heading into the season. He should be considered a borderline WR2 for the coming week, and by the fantasy playoffs could entrench himself as a must-play option.
- Welcome back to viability Reggie Wayne! He exploded in Week 12 for five receptions, 122 yards and one TD. Taking on the porous Patriots pass defense, it’s hard not to like him as a WR3 for the coming week.
- Who is actually the better Jets receiving option? Plaxico Burress has 34 receptions for 479 yards and seven TD vs. Santonio Holmes’ 37 receptions for 494 yards and five TD. Its close, but neither should really be getting you excited. Consider them nothing more than WR3s, at best.
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