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WR Player Rankings – Week 7
(BYE: Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco)
1. Calvin Johnson (vs. Atl) – Even when the guy doesn’t score a touchdown, he still catches seven balls for 113 yards and racks up the points for your fantasy team. The guy just can’t be stopped as the 49ers came out to say they specifically went out there last weekend with the goal to double-team Megatron as much as possible. Against an Atlanta defense that has allowed two huge games to opposing wide receivers already and the eighth most fantasy points to them, Calvin is a no-brainer as the top WR in Week 7.
2. Greg Jennings (@ Min) – Greg Jennings has been one of the top five most consistent wide receivers in the game this year and will continue to dominate this weekend in Minnesota. In his last four games against the Vikings, Jennings has grabbed five touchdown passes while putting up an average of almost six catches for 84.5 yards a game. Playing indoors against a team that can stop the run as well as the Minnesota front seven can, you know Rodgers will be slinging the ball all over the place…which likely means a really big day for his favorite target.
3. Dwayne Bowe (@ Oak) – Bowe is on a serious roll right now catching at least one TD pass from Matt Cassel in three straight games. He’s also put up three 100-yard games in five weeks of play while averaging almost nine targets and 13.4 fantasy points a game. With Oakland’s pass defense being near the bottom of the league thus far, I like his chances to at least match his average road numbers this season of 99 yards plus a TD per game and possibly surpass them if the Chiefs need to play catch-up at all in this game.
4. Mike Wallace (@ Ari) – Wallace is another guy who you have to rank in the top five as far as being the most consistent fantasy receiver in the NFL today as he has three 100-yard games in six weeks of action and caught a TD in four of the last five. He’s only had one game with less than double-digit fantasy points (Non-PPR; 7.7 in Week 4), is tied for sixth in the league in catches (33) and ranks third in receiving yards (612). The Cardinals have had a super-duper tough time covering the opposing team’s WR1 this season allowing them to average over 16.6 fantasy points a game against them, so I fully expect Roethlisberger to seek out his speedster quite a bit this weekend.
5. Miles Austin (vs. StL) – Austin’s injury was a bummer for fantasy owners earlier in the season, but when he’s been out there, Miles has been awesome averaging the third most fantasy points per game this year (18.2). His real-life numbers are pretty sick to look at, too, as he averages seven catches for 102.3 yards with 1.3 TDs per game. Kind of ridiculous, especially for those of you in PPR leagues. Add to all those numbers the fact that St. Louis currently allows the absolute most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers and you’re looking at one of the bigger locks of the week here.
6. Roddy White (@ Det) – Roddy has been a pretty big disappointment for fantasy owners this season and it wouldn’t shock me to find out he was the most traded player in fantasy leagues because of it. However, the guy does enjoy playing indoors whether at home or on the road, and Matt Ryan knows it. The Falcons could go down early in this one against a Lions team that has scored the fourth most points in the league thus far, so I expect Matty Ice to get the ball to his faithful WR1 quite a bit with Julio Jones sitting this one out.
7. Marques Colston (vs. Ind) – Colston finally seems to be back from his injury after putting up 118 yards and a touchdown on seven catches last weekend in Tampa. He’s always been Drew Brees’ favorite target (if there is such a thing with Brees) and should be able to bust out another nice game for fantasy owners this Sunday against a Colts defense that doesn’t look like it could stop a high school team from scoring on them (tied for most points allowed this season).
8. Steve Smith – Car (vs. Was) – The Redskins have been super stingy on defense this year, but they’ve had a bit of a problem containing their opponents top wide receiver as well. Stevie has seen the fourth-most passes thrown his way this season (9.2 targets/game) and should get at least ten targets from Cam Newton again this Sunday. Each game he’s reached double-digits in targets, Smith has put up over 100 yards with 156 yards actually being his lowest output.
9. Dez Bryant (vs. StL) – The Rams pass defense is so beaten up and all-around awful this season that there’s room for BOTH Miles Austin and Dez Bryant to go off for nice fantasy weeks. Dez has already had a couple of games in his short career thus far where he grabbed two TD passes, with both of those games coming at home. Against a St. Louis D that has given up the most touchdowns AND fantasy points per game to opposing receivers this year, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to predict another such outing from him this weekend.
10. Jordy Nelson (@ Min) – Nelson hasn’t caught a ton of balls yet this season, but the ones that do fall into his hands, he makes count. His yards per catch this season is kind of ridiculous at 20.7 YPC (third in the NFL) while of his 20 receptions so far, four have been taken to the house. Aaron Rodgers loves to pass the ball all over the Vikings and will do so again this Sunday with Minnesota’s rush D being as good as it is, so count on Jordy seeing a good seven or so targets with decent yardage and probably a TD coming out of them.
11. Brandon Marshall (vs. Den) –
12. Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Pit) –
13. Pierre Garcon (@ NO) –
14. Anquan Boldin (@ Jax) –
15. Sidney Rice (@ Cle) –
16. Brandon Lloyd (@ Dal) –
17. Santana Moss (@ Car) –
18. Eric Decker (@ Mia) –
19. Greg Little (vs. Sea) –
20. Nate Washington (vs. Hou) –
21. Vincent Jackson (@ NYJ) –
22. Reggie Wayne (@ NO) –
23. James Jones (@ Min) –
24. Santonio Holmes (vs. SD) –
25. Percy Harvin (vs. GB) –
26. Torrey Smith (@ Jax) –
27. Preston Parker (vs. Chi - in London, England) –
28. Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. KC) –
29. Steve Breaston (@ Oak) –
30. Doug Baldwin (@ Cle) –
31. Mike Williams – TB (vs. Chi - in London, England) –
32. Kevin Walter (@ Ten) –
33. Damian Williams (vs. Hou) –
34. Mike Thomas (vs. Bal) –
35. Jacoby Ford (vs. KC) –
36. Danario Alexander (@ Dal) –
37. Jabar Gaffney (@ Car) –
38. Lance Moore (vs. Ind) –
39. Devin Hester (@ TB - in London, England) –
40. Hines Ward (@ Ari) –
41. Mohamed Massaquoi (vs. Sea) –
42. Jacoby Jones (@ Ten) –
43. Harry Douglas (@ Det) –
44. Denarius Moore (vs. KC) –
45. Malcom Floyd (@ NYJ) –
46. Nate Burleson (vs. Atl) –
47. Plaxico Burress (vs. SD) –
48. Brian Hartline (vs. Den) –
49. Antonio Brown (@ Ari) –
50. Greg Salas (@ Dal) –
51. Arrelious Benn (vs. Chi - in London, England) –
52. Jason Hill (vs. Bal) –
53. Ben Obomanu (@ Cle) –
54. Early Doucet (vs. Pit) –
55. Donald Driver (@ Min) –
56. Legedu Naanee (vs. Was) –
57. Robert Meachem (vs. Ind) –
58. Roy E. Williams (@ TB - in London, England) –
59. Titus Young (vs. Atl) –
60. Randall Cobb (@ Min) –
61. Michael Jenkins (vs. GB) –
62. Johnny Knox (@ TB - in London, England) –
63. Davone Bess (vs. Den) –
64. Brandon LaFell (vs. Was) –
65. Brandon Gibson (@ Dal) –
66. Dexter McCluster (@ Oak) –
67. Demaryius Thomas (@ Mia) –
68. Austin Collie (@ NO) –
69. Eddie Royal (@ Mia) –
70. Emmanuel Sanders (@ Ari) –
71. Patrick Crayton (@ NYJ) –
72. Dane Sanzenbacher (@ TB - in London, England) –
73. Josh Cribbs (vs. Sea) –
74. Derrick Mason (@ Ten) –
75. Laurent Robinson (vs. StL) –
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