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Fantasy Football Week 13 Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers

Eric StashinSenior Writer INovember 30, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 8:  Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Colts defeated the Texans 20-17.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Health concerns certainly throws the rankings into a spin.  Will DeSean Jackson play?  What do you do with Calvin Johnson?  Let’s take a look at these questions and all the rest of the Week 13 rankings:

  1. Reggie Wayne - Indianapolis Colts - vs. Tennessee
  2. Andre Johnson - Houston Texans - at Jacksonville
  3. Randy Moss - New England Patriots - at Miami
  4. Vincent Jackson - San Diego Chargers - at Cleveland
  5. Brandon Marshall - Denver Broncos - at Kansas City
  6. Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals - vs. Minnesota
  7. Chad Ochocinco - Cincinnati Bengals - vs. Detroit
  8. Wes Welker - New England Patriots - at Miami
  9. Sidney Rice - Minnesota Vikings - at Arizona
  10. Miles Austin - Dallas Cowboys - at New York Giants
  11. DeSean Jackson - Philadelphia Eagles - at Atlanta
  12. Mike Sims-Walker - Jacksonville Jaguars - vs. Houston
  13. Roddy White - Atlanta Falcons - vs. Philadelphia
  14. Greg Jennings - Green Bay Packers - vs. Baltimore
  15. Hines Ward - Pittsburgh Steelers - vs. Oakland
  16. Derrick Mason - Baltimore Ravens - at Green Bay
  17. Michael Crabtree - San Francisco 49ers - at Seattle
  18. Steve Smith - Carolina Panthers - vs. Tampa Bay
  19. Anquan Boldin - Arizona Cardinals - vs. Minnesota
  20. Calvin Johnson - Detroit Lions - at Cincinnati
  21. Donald Driver - Green Bay Packers - vs. Baltimore
  22. Steve Smith - New York Giants - vs. Dallas
  23. Pierre Garcon - Indianapolis Colts - vs. Tennessee
  24. Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints - at Washington
  25. Terrell Owens - Buffalo Bills - vs. New York Jets
  26. Santonio Holmes - Pittsburgh Steelers - vs. Oakland
  27. Jeremy Maclin - Philadelphia Eagles - at Atlanta
  28. Nate Burleson - Seattle Seahawks - vs. San Francisco
  29. Devin Hester - Chicago Bears - vs. St. Louis
  30. Roy Williams - Dallas Cowboys - at New York Giants
  31. Mario Manningham - New York Giants - vs. Dallas
  32. T.J. Houshmandzadeh - Seattle Seahawks - vs. San Francisco
  33. Percy Harvin - Minnesota Vikings - at Arizona
  34. Jerricho Cotchery - New York Jets - at Buffalo
  35. Chris Chambers - Kansas City Chiefs - vs. Denver
  36. Laveranues Coles - Cincinnati Bengals - vs. Detroit
  37. Mohamed Massaquoi - Cleveland Browns - vs. San Diego
  38. Santana Moss - Washington Redskins - vs. New Orleans
  39. Eddie Royal - Denver Broncos - at Kansas City
  40. Kenny Britt - Tennessee Titans - at Indianapolis

Thoughts:

Entering the season would anyone have expected DeSean Jackson to be ranked the No. Three wide receiver in any week, ahead of both Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss?  When you get Atlanta’s poor passing defense, that’s what happens, at least in my original draft of these rankings.  His Week 12 concussion drops him outside the Top 10 and you have to watch the news extremely closely, as it’s possible he doesn’t play in Week 13.

Sidney Rice has quickly emerged as the go-to receiver for Brett Favre and the Vikings offense.  Getting to face the Cardinals, who are going to try and turn the game into a shootout, only makes him appear that much more appealing.

Like Drew Brees, going against the Redskins defense drags Marques Colston down a few notches, as does the number of weapons the Saints offense has.  It’s just tough to depend on him in any given week.

Brandon Marshall proved on Thanksgiving that it doesn’t matter who is defending him, the guy is just a monster.  The fact that he is facing the Chiefs is all the better.

If Calvin Johnson was healthy, he’d be ranked significantly higher.  Check the news all week, but on Thanksgiving you could tell that the knee injury was certainly limiting him.

Roy Williams has been coming around of late, with touchdowns in three of his last four games.  Granted, two of those games saw him pick up less than 20 yards receiving, but then again he’s facing a Giants defense that has watch opponents march down the field through the air of late.  He seems like a solid play for a change.

What are your thoughts?  Who was left off the list?  Who should be higher?  Who should be lower?

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