2011 PPR Fantasy Football Week 13: Wide Receivers (WR) Rankings and Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 30, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 20:  Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons walks out of the tunnel during the player introductions prior to facing the Tennessee Titans at Georgia Dome on November 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Roddy White @ Texans -

This is the kind of year you're happy to have Roddy White in a PPR league rather than traditional standard or big-play performance leagues, because he’s only found the end zone four times and has just three games over 76 yards receiving.

In recent weeks, White has finally looked close to the receiver fantasy owners expected from the get go, as he’s been targeted 27 times for 17 receptions to land him 267 yards and a score.

While those are great numbers, White has still struggled to find his timing with Matt Ryan in the vertical passing game. Just last week, White had blown coverage, but Ryan overthrew him. Sadly, the only defensive back that was close to White was safety Tyrel Johnson, who appeared to injure his hamstring on the play.

What was sure to be a touchdown, went in the books as an incomplete pass, but at least Ryan has been able to make all the other throws with respectable accuracy of late.

Ryan and White’s struggles in the vertical game remind me of the problems Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings had back in the 2009 season. Many will remember the Packers' season ending as Rodgers kicked the football of his foot, and Karlos Dansby ran the it back for a game-winning touchdown in the playoffs.

What you might forget is that Rodgers had Jennings wide open down the field for what would have been a 70-yard touchdown, but he overthrew him. Since that season, Rodgers and Jennings have been great, and at some point I expect the Ryan to White connection to bounce back. But for now, consider White a respectable WR-1 in PPR leagues, and likely a WR-2 in other leagues.

This week White should have another solid reception total, as the Falcons will lean on Ryan’s arm to win the game as the Texans have been stout against the run.

Dwayne Bowe @ Bears

Say what you want about Dwayne Bowe’s situation, but he’s still a worthy WR-3 play on a weekly basis, especially in PPR leagues. Sure like the rest of the Chiefs' offense, Bowe has failed to score a touchdown since the loss of his starting quarterback Matt Cassel, but in the past two weeks he has 14 receptions off of his 20 targets.

Bowe should start to see the end zone every once in awhile when the veteran Kyle Orton finally takes over for career backup Tyler Palko. That could happen this Sunday, but it will likely be one more week with Orton taking full reps with the first team by Friday.

One thing Orton has been good for over the years, is making his team's No.1 receiver a viable play weekly as both Brandon Lloyd and Brandon Marshall have had sound success with him. Bowe should be no different, as he has a big frame and top notch athleticism that Orton will lean on with his new team.

More WK 13 PPR Rankings – QB | RB | Flex | K/D | Waivers | Start / Sit |

1 Calvin Johnson @ Saints
2 Greg Jennings @ Giants
3 Wes Welker Colts
4 Roddy White @ Texans
5 Percy Harvin Broncos
6 Steve Smith @ Buccaneers
7 Victor Cruz Packers
8 Marques Colston Lions
9 Laurent Robinson @ Cardinals
10 Jordy Nelson @ Giants
11 Antonio Brown Bengals
12 Hakeem Nicks Packers
13 Dez Bryant @ Cardinals
14 Anquan Boldin @ Browns
15 A.J. Green (I) @ Steelers
16 Mike Wallace Bengals
17 Brandon Lloyd @ 49ers
18 Steve Johnson Titans
19 Michael Crabtree Rams
20 Vincent Jackson @ Jaguars
21 Larry Fitzgerald Cowboys
22 Torrey Smith @ Browns
23 Santonio Holmes @ Redskins
24 Mike Williams (TB) Panthers
25 Dwayne Bowe @ Bears
26 Brandon Marshall Raiders
27 Julio Jones (I) @ Texans
28 Reggie Wayne @ Patriots
29 Andre Johnson (I) Falcons
30 Mario Manningham (I) Packers
31 Plaxico Burress @ Redskins
32 Eric Decker @ Vikings
33 DeSean Jackson @ Seahawks
34 Lance Moore Lions
35 Deion Branch Colts
36 Nate Burleson @ Saints
37 James Jones @ Giants
38 Riley Cooper @ Seahawks
39 Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Dolphins
40 Santana Moss (I) Jets
41 Nate Washington @ Bills
42 Jerome Simpson @ Steelers
43 Damian Williams @ Bills
44 Earl Bennett Chiefs