2010 Fantasy Football WR Rankings – Week 13

Nov 30, 2010

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Here’s my Week 13 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Dwayne Bowe vs. Denver
2. Brandon Lloyd @ Kansas City
3. DeSean Jackson vs. Houston (Thursday)
4. Reggie Wayne vs. Dallas
5. Marques Colston @ Cincinnati
6. Roddy White @ Tampa Bay
7. Andre Johnson @ Philadelphia (Thursday)
8. Greg Jennings vs. San Francisco
9. Santonio Holmes vs. New England (Monday)
10. Jeremy Maclin vs. Houston (Thursday)
11. Larry Fitzgerald vs. St. Louis
12. Mario Manningham vs. Washington
13. Terrell Owens vs. New Orleans
14. Calvin Johnson @ Chicago
15.  Mike Wallace @ Baltimore
16. Anquan Boldin vs. Pittsburgh
17. Percy Harvin vs. Buffalo
18. Steve Johnson @ Minnesota
19. Miles Austin @ Indianapolis
20. Michael Crabtree @ Green Bay
21. Wes Welker vs. New York Jets (Monday)
22. Chad Ochocinco vs. New Orleans
23. Braylon Edwards @ New England (Monday)
24. Johnny Knox vs. Detroit
25. Nate Burleson @ Chicago
26. Hines Ward @ Baltimore
27. Mike Williams (TB) vs. Atlanta
28. Steve Breaston vs. St. Louis
29. Deion Branch vs. New York Jets (Monday)
30. Pierre Garcon vs. Dallas
31. Davone Bess vs. Cleveland
32. Robert Meachem @ Cincinnati
33. Steve Smith (CAR) @ Seattle
34. Santana Moss  @ New York Giants
35. Dez Bryant @ Indianapolis
36. Ben Obomanu vs. Carolina
37. James Jones vs. San Francisco
38. Danny Amendola @ Arizona
39. Mike Thomas @ Tennessee
40. Donald Driver vs. San Francisco
41. Blair White vs. Dallas
42. Lee Evans @ Minnesota
43. Devin Hester @ Detroit
44. Derrick Mason vs. Pittsburgh
45. Jason Avant vs. Houston (Thursday)
46. Brian Hartline vs. Cleveland
47. Eddie Royal @ Kansas City
48. Lance Moore @ Cincinnati
49. Legedu Naanee vs. Oakland
50. Randy Moss vs. Jacksonville

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Inside the numbers:

  • With 13 touchdowns in the past seven games, Dwayne Bowe has to be the top-ranked receiver.
  • Brandon Lloyd has 413 yards and six touchdowns in his past four games. I’ve been far to slow to give him his due. He’s my number two receiver this week against a Kansas City team allowing 259.8 yards per game through the air.
  • Both DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are WR1s in my book against a Texans defense allowing 297.9 passing yards per game.
  • The Bears are really clicking on defense now, and even Calvin Johnson is a scary play this week.
  • A couple of speedsters (Devin Hester and Eddie Royal) are coming off good weeks and have favorable match-ups, putting both on the list for the first time in a while.
  • I can’t trust Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd to be healthy enough for fantasy lineups.
  • Randy Moss had three catches for 23 yards last week. I’m not ready to make him a fantasy starter, but I can see him being a top fifty WR this week against Jacksonville.

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18 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. brian
    December 1st, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    I plan to start Ben Obomonu instead of Randy Moss. But assuming Kerry Collins is to definitely start, is it overly foolish for me to start Moss? Part of my problem is total ignorance about Obomomus capabilities/situation (although I know there is buzz this week about him)

  2. LestersLegends
    December 1st, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    I totally am with you on sitting Randy until he shows something. He’s been given enough chances already. He broke out in a big way and I’d rather play the hot hand. As long as Mike Williams is out, he should be a decent play.

  3. brian
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    I see Obomonu is hot (21.9(!), 14.7, 7.7, 9.6). Do you consider him a more risky play than Steve Breaston or Nate Burleson (both whom had low numbers last week), hence the lower ranking? I need to decide between Breaston, Burleson, and Obomonu.

  4. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2010 at 6:20 am #

    I think he’s riskier than using Burleson without Hill against Chicago. Toss up vs. Breaston.

  5. Tega
    December 2nd, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Mason seems to be getting more looks from Flacco lately, is he a better start than Boldin

  6. Tart
    December 2nd, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    I always have trouble deciding which 2nd receiver to use. I have Jennings but would like your guys insights on no.2-
    Garcon, Bess, Obomanu, or Crabtree? I am in a PPR league if that helps.

  7. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    I just have a tough time benching Boldin in favor of Mason. I think if Baltimore is going to beat Pittsburgh, Boldin will have to make some plays.

  8. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    It looks like Marshall will play this week, which hurts Bess. Crabtree could have his hands full with Charles Woodson. I give him a slight bump because of his ability to score TDs, but that is offset in PPR leagues. Garcon with 15 catches in the past three weeks and 34 in the past seven games would be my #2 choice. Obomanu is coming off a monster effort, but he’s hard to use with the options you have.

  9. James
    December 2nd, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Hey there – I seem to do this every week now due to your awesome advice.

    Starting Harvin and Austin. Have to choose between Alexander in STL, or J. Knox.

    Knox is a safe play, may get me 70+ a td, hwoever, my gut is telling me James Jones. Quiet week last week but still as many targets as the falling Driver. I feel he is about to explode again. Would it be dumb to start Jones over Knox?

  10. James
    December 2nd, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    oops also have Blair White

  11. LestersLegends
    December 2nd, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    All good choices James. I like Knox, but James can be explosive. White is catching TDs of late and has a good matchup too. I don’t think any of those choices are dumb. Trust your gut.

  12. Danny
    December 3rd, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    I need one as a WR3: Santana, Crabtree, or Alexander. It’s a non-ppr league, so I’m unsure of moss’s upside this week. On the other hand, Alexander could have a lower floor with his limited snap counts, and crabtree could have limited opportunities as well. What do you think? It’s a big week, any help would be appreciated

  13. JW
    December 3rd, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Awesome work Lester….quick question for you, PPR League, Flex Position, who do you start….Danario Alexander, Maurice Morris, or Garcon? Thanks!

  14. LestersLegends
    December 3rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    @ Danny – Since it’s non-ppr I would lean towards Crabtree. I think he’s the most likely to score a TD of the trio. I’m worried McNabb will be on his back more often than not and it’s hard to trust Alexander in a crucial wek.
    jw- I’d go with Garcon. He’s been getting like five catches a game for his past seven games.

  15. Drew
    December 4th, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Hey LL,

    Am I nuts? I’m thinking about starting Ben Obomanu and J. Ford… over M. Crabtree, N. Burleson and B. Edwards this week in my ppr league.

    I like B. Edwards match up against NE…but am wondering if J. Ford may be the smarter pick, considering B. Edwards hasn’t topped 18 fantasy points all season, and Ford has done it twice in 3 games, under 2 different QB’s? Ford is playing SD on the road this week, and they’ll probably be throwing a lot to keep up… You think there’s something there… or should I stick with Stone Hands in the big Monday night match-up?

  16. john
    December 4th, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    I have danario alexander, james jones, and jacoby ford for a wr3 non-ppr spot. What’s your feelings? Thanks

  17. LestersLegends
    December 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    I wouldn’t play Obomanu with Big Mike Williams back. Sitting Crab and Burleson against GB and CHI isn’t a bad thing. Ford and Edwards would probably be the safest play.

  18. LestersLegends
    December 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    I like Jones as he has the best QB of the bunch, but I am not married to him over the other two. What does your gut say?

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