2010 Fantasy Football WR Rankings – Week 4

Sep 28, 2010

Here’s my Week 4 wide receiver rankings. Keep in mind that Dallas, Kansas City, Minnesota, and Tampa Bay are on bye.


1. Greg Jennings:  Should have a field day against Detroit.
2. Reggie Wayne:  Torched JAX for 294 yards and 2 TDs last year.
3. Randy Moss:  Had 213 yards and 2 TDs vs. Miami last year.
4. Larry Fitzgerald:  Has the opportunity to produce vs. San Diego.
5. DeSean Jackson:  Will grab the spotlight in McNabb vs. Vick.
6. Wes Welker:  Had 19 catches for 251 yards vs. Miami last year.
7. Roddy White:  Quietly produces just about every week.
8. Brandon Marshall:  Solid match-up against New England.
9. Chad Ochocinco:  Had just 62 yards in two games vs. CLE last year.
10. Calvin Johnson:  Held to just ten yards last time he faced GB.
11. Andre Johnson:  Bad ankle and Asomugha. No good.
12. Donald Driver:  249 yards and TD vs. Detroit last year.
13. Anquan Boldin:  Difficult match-up against Pittsburgh.
14. Hakeem Nicks:  Eli’s favorite weapon.
15.  Steve Smith (CAR):  Held to 64 yards last time he faced New Orleans.
16.  Santana Moss:  McNabb is determined to take down Philly.
17. Malcom Floyd:  Should take it to Arizona.
18. Austin Collie:  Peyton’s new safety net.
19. Terrell Owens:  Decent play against Cleveland.
20. Marques Colston:  Held to 48 yards vs. Carolina last year.
21. Johnny Knox:  Giants struggle to stop the pass.
22. Legedu Naanee:  Should also be active vs. Arizona.
23. Jeremy Maclin:  Vick will spread it around vs. Skins.
24. Hines Ward:  Just 84 yards vs. Baltimore last year.
25. Mario Manningham:  Stepped up as Eli’s #2 target.
26. Michael Crabtree:  Will he get it going vs. Atlanta?
27. Mark Clayton:  Decent play against Seattle.
28. Louis Murphy:  11 catches for 210 yards past two weeks. Faces Houston.
29. Braylon Edwards:  TDs in his last two games. Plays Buffalo.
30.Kevin Walter:  AJ gets the attention, Walter does the damage.
31. Robert Meachem:  98 yards and TD last time he played CAR at home.
32. Mike Sims-Walker:  64 yards vs. Indy last year.
33. Steve Smith (NYG):  Big game last week, but on 78 yards in first two.
34. Pierre Garcon:  Off to a slow start. Monitor his health.
35. Mike Wallace:  83 yards vs. Baltimore last year.
36. Devin Hester:  Cutler will spread it around vs. G-Men.
37. Demaryius Thomas:  Should struggle vs. Finnegan.
38. Brandon Lloyd:  14 catches for 339 yards in three games this year.
39. Mike Thomas:  Jags will need to pass to keep up with Indy.
40. Kenny Britt:  Finally coming out of the doghouse?


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17 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    September 28th, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    The Giants Steve Smith is way too low in my opinion. He had about 9 catches for 106 yards this past week In fact, I think he now has more catches then Nicks (who has not yet had a 100 yard game). The 3 TDs in Week 1 are the only real advantage and considering he hasn’t scored the past two weeks, it’s not like he’s a TD machine.

    I think an argument can be made that Smith is back to being considered the Giants #1 WR, but I believe the two should be much closer in the rankings.

  2. LestersLegends
    September 28th, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    I can see a high rating in PPR leagues, but Manningham has at least 75 yards in every game and Nicks is the TD threat. Smith has yet to score this year, and while the 9 catch, 103 yard game was good he had 78 yards combined in the first two games.

  3. Robert
    September 28th, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    FYI, Rotoprofessor, Nicks did score the three TDs in week 1 and another 1 in week 2 at Indy. This was the first week without a TD and he is clearly Eli’s favorite red zone target. In a PPR league, they are closer in value, but the TDs should favor Nicks heavily, making him likely worth more. The Giants should score more most games than the 10 Tenn held them to – with more TDs, Nicks will get his.

  4. Rotoprofessor
    September 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    Sorry, your right, I was going off memory. I do think ranking Manningham ahead of him is a little bit off, however, and I’m not sure they should be 16 spots apart.

    Still, good point on the TD Robert. I’ll give you Nicks as the top G-Men receiver. Just seems to be too big of a discrepancy.

  5. Jeffro
    September 28th, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    Its interesting to see Larry Fitzgerald still listed so high everywhere. I know hes an amazing receiver, but when his QB can’t get him the ball, his worth drops significantly.
    I’ve regrettably started him these first 3 weeks, but am seriously debating benching him (or even ditching him completely) this week for Mark Clayton or Donald Driver (with Hakeem Nicks as my other starter). He hasn’t produced, and by watching these games, I’m not too optimistic about his future this year, especially against the Chargers. This Cards offense looks horrible.
    How long do we keep starting him hoping Anderson can throw some decent passes?

  6. LestersLegends
    September 28th, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    RP – fair enough.
    Jeff – I guess I’m not ready to cut bait just yet. He’s too amazing a talent. I am getting frustrated with him as well though.

  7. JW
    September 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    I’m in a jam….In a PPR league with two RB’s, two WR’s, and a RB/WR flex position…..from these choices who would you start in the alloted slots….Turner (yes), Mendenhall, P. Thomas, G. Jennings, Nicks, Maclin….the RB/WR flex position makes things tricky for me, thanks a bunch

  8. LestersLegends
    September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    wow, all of the above.

    odd man out would probably be mendenhall for me.

  9. JW
    September 29th, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    haha it’s been a good year so far, I was thinking Mendenhall too even though he’s been doing well, thanks again

  10. LestersLegends
    September 29th, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    no problem. I like all of your choices hopefully it works out.

  11. JW
    September 29th, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    coming back at ya for another expert opinion…….again in a PPR league with two RB’s, two WR’s, and a RB/WR flex position…..For RB’s I have Turner, Mendenhall, P. Thomas, and Moreno….For WR’s I have G. Jennings, Nicks, Maclin, MSW, and Demaryius Thomas

    …with that said would you trade Mendenhall and MWS (or) D. Thomas for Miles Austin?

  12. LestersLegends
    September 29th, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    I think I would do that deal. You have depth at RB with Turner, PT, and Moreno.

    Jennings and Austin are an incredible 1-2 punch.

  13. Kat
    September 30th, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    NEED help and I’m new to Fantasy Football. (I just have to beat my neighbor who has done this for years.) With Andre Johnson being a game time decision in the 2nd wave means I should definitely bench him?! My problem is that my backup WR is on bye week! So I have to drop him. Our league is pretty small….I have these to choose from: Hines Ward, Santana Moss, Jacoby Jones, Jabar Gaffney and Mario Manningham. Who would you suggest I pick up? Thanks for your help!

  14. Jason
    October 1st, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Nicks vs Malcom Floyd. I am a little nervous about Eli

  15. LestersLegends
    October 1st, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Pretty much a toss-up. Nicks has more upside while Floyd is probably the safer play.

  16. Alex
    October 1st, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Need some help…PPR league, pick 2 receivers. L Fitz, M Colston, L Murphy. I really like Murphy’s matchup this week, but he’s been hurt this week so what do you think? I don’t know if I can trust any of them really….

    And also, I got another tough one. Pick 2, L Mccoy, LT, R. Rice, J. Addai.


  17. LestersLegends
    October 1st, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    I’d roll with Fitz and Colston and McCoy and Rice. Too early not to play your studs.

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