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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 10 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
3. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
5. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
6. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
7. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
8. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
9. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
10. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
11. Brandon Marshall, New York Jets
12. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
15. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
16. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
17. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
18. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
19. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
20. Eric Decker, New York Jets
21. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
22. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
23. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
24. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
25. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
26. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints
27. Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams
28. Rishard Matthews, Miami Dolphins
29. Jeremey Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs
30. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
31. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
32. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
33. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
34. Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns
35. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
36. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
37. Kamar Aiken, Baltimore Ravens
38. Dorial Green-Beckham, Tennessee Titans
39. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
40. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
41. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
42. Rueben Randle, New York Giants
43. Ted Ginn, Jr., Carolina Panthers
44. Nate Washington, Houston Texans
45. Mike Wallace, Minnesota Vikings
46. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
47. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
48. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
49. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
50.Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 9 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
3. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
5. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
6. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
8. Brandon Marshall, New York Jets
9. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
10. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
11. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
12. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
13. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
14. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
16. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
17. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
18. Eric Decker, New York Jets
19. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
20. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
21. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
22. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
23. Rishard Matthews, Miami Dolphins
24. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints
26. Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams
27. Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns
28. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
29. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
30. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
31. Steve Johnson, San Diego Charger
32. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
33. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
34. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
35. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
36. Ted Ginn, Jr., Carolina Panthers
37. Rueben Randle, New York Giants
38. Torrey Smith, San Francisco 49ers
39. Mike Wallace, Minnesota Vikings
40. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
41. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
42. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
43. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
44. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
45. Dorial Green-Beckham, Tennessee Titans
46. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
47. Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears
48. Andre Johnson, Indianapolis Colts
49. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
50. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 8 wide receiver rankings.
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1. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
3. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
4. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
6. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
7. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
8. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
9. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Brandon Marshall, New York Jets
11. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
12. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
13. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
14. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
15. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
16. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
17. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
18. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
19. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
20. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
21. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
22. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
23. Eric Decker, New York Jets
24. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
25. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
26. Rishard Matthews, Miami Dolphins
27. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
28. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
29. Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns
30. Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs
31. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
32. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
33. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
34. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
35. Nate Washington, Houston Texans
36. Ted Ginn, Jr., Carolina Panthers
37. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
38. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints
39. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
40. Steve Johnson, San Diego Chargers
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Still waiting for the lockout to end, but the show must go on. Here’s an early look at the 2011 wide receiver rankings.
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1.  Andre Johnson, Houston Texans:  1216 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games. Has averaged nearly 100 yards per game over his past 54 games.
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2.  Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions:  Recovered nicely from a down 2009 season with 1120 yards and 12 scores. Now if only Matthew Stafford can stay healthy.
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3. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants:  Exploded for 1052 yards and 11 scores in 13 games. The scary thing is, there is still room for growth.
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4.  Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons:  Julio Jones will take some of his production, but Roddy has been a force for the past four years. I expect the Falcons to throw even more in 2011, which will offset Jones’ arrival somewhat.
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5. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs:  Conditioning could be a concern, but in a contract year I think he knows he has too much to lose.
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6.  Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals:  The Cards were dysfunctional last year, but Fitz still managed 1137 yards and six scores. I expect more stability out of the quarterback position.
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7.  Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Wallace broke out with 1257 yards and ten touchdowns showing he’s more than a deep threat. Wallace is a solid WR1.
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8.  Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts:  Wayne may on the downside of his career, but after his 1355 yards and six touchdowns, he still has something left in the tank.
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9.  Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers:  Jennings is nice, but when Jermichael Finley is healthy he doesn’t get as many looks. Still a solid WR1 though.
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10.  Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers:  Assuming he’s under contract or willing to play with the franchise tag, V-Jax should be nasty once again.
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11.  DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles:  Consistency can be an issue, but he can put your fantasy team on his back when he explodes.
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12.  Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  After 964 yards and 11 scores as a rookie he is a regression risk. I think the yardage will be up, the touchdowns down, and Williams to be a low-end WR1.
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13.  Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys:  His maturity concerns me, but the ability is there.
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14.  Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys:  Austin and Dez are on equal footing (aside from maturity). I give Bryant a slight edge, but Miles is the safer choice.
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15.  Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles:  He’s not as explosive as DeSean, but he’s steadier.
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16.  Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans:  So far Teflon Kenny hasn’t has slid out of criminal charges. If he can avoid Goodell’s wrath, he should put up huge numbers.
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17.  Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins:  Marshall only scored three touchdowns, but showed some signs at the end of the year averaging 101.7 yards over the past three games.
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18.  Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings:  The migraines appear to be under control. The Vikings are committed to being more creative to get Percy the ball in space. If he can stay healthy he can be a dynamic threat.
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19.  Brandon Lloyd, Denver Broncos:  I know he’s coming off a monster 1448 yard, 11 touchdown season, but I feel the coaching change will be detrimental to Lloyd’s value.
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20.  Wes Welker, New England Patriots:  What Welker did (848 yards, seven touchdowns) only a few months removed from a knee injury is staggering. Look for Brady to get him the ball early and often once again in 2011.
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Super Bowl XLV features two teams with similar wide receiver sets. Both spread the ball around. Both feature an elite number one with a solid veteran presence.
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Leading the charge is Green Bay’s Greg Jennings. He had 76 catches for 1265 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year. He rebounded from his wildcard game (one catch, eight yards) by topping 100 yards with eight catches in each of the past two games. He’s Aaron Rodgers’ favorite weapon, and he’ll be a big part of their game plan.
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Pittsburgh’s number one receiver, Mike Wallace, is ranked second. He had 60 catches for 1257 yards and ten touchdowns on the year. He’s been quiet in the playoffs (three catches for 26 yards), but I expect to hear from him on the biggest stage.
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Checking in at third is Pittsburgh’s Hines Ward. He had a relatively quiet year with 59 catches for 755 yards and five touchdowns, but is making his third Super Bowl appearance. He scored in the divisional round, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he scored a Super Bowl touchdown. continue reading »

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I know it’s ridiculous to do Pro Bowl rankings, but what the heck. I’m having my son Heath (6) help me with them.
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Quarterbacks
1.  Philip Rivers
2.  Michael Vick
3.  Peyton Manning
4.  Matt Ryan
5.  Drew Brees
6.  Matt Cassel
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Running Backs
1.  Adrian Peterson
2.  Jamaal Charles
3.  Michael Turner
4.  Arian Foster
5.  Chris Johnson
6.  Steven Jackson continue reading »


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Greg Jennings bounced back, but we still had some no-shows (Anquan Boldin, Mike Wallace). Let’s take a look at the wide receiver rankings for the Conference Championship games.
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1.  Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers:  Jennings caught eight passes for 101 yards. He had 18 yards and a score in the first meeting and 97 yards in the second meeting with the Bears. He hasn’t scored in four straight games, a steak that should be snapped this week.
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2.  Braylon Edwards, New York Jets:  Braylon caught eight passes for 100 yards in the regular season meeting with Pittsburgh. He has six catches for 114 yards and a score in the playoffs. I’m not expecting a monster game, but I think his size will give Pittsburgh a little trouble.
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3.  Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers:  With Revis looking to slow down Mike Wallace, Ward will get the chance to step up. He’s scored in his past two games, and the Steelers will need his physical play to advance.
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4.  Santonio Holmes, New York Jets:  Holmes returns to Pittsburgh. There will be a little drama there. He had six catches for 40 yards in the first meeting. I just get the feeling he makes some big plays against his former team.
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5.  Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Wallace was held to 30 yards against Baltimore. Things won’t get much easier on Revis Island, especially considering he torched the Jets for 102 yards on seven catches in the first meeting. continue reading »


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Last week Dwayne Bowe, Reggie Wayne, and Greg Jennings combined for 9 yards making the wide receiver position one of the toughest to predict in the playoffs. I think normalcy will be restored this weekend, but that could just be wishful thinking.
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1.  Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers:  After getting held to eight yards last week, I think Jennings will bounce back in a big way against Atlanta. Jennings was one of the top receivers in the second half and the Pack will look to get him back on track. He had 119 yards in the first meeting.
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2.  Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Wallace closed the season out with three straight 100 yard games. Big Ben will rely on his speedy receiver to move the chains.
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3.  Santonio Holmes, New York Jets:  The Pats struggled to cover him in the the first meeting. Even though they’ll look to slow the tempo with the running game, the Jets will need to throw the ball if they want to pull off the upset. Holmes will get plenty of opportunities.
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4.  Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons:  Roddy caught 115 passes on the year, and will again be a big focus. He was held to 49 yards in the first meeting, but I’m expecting a stronger performance this time.
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5.  Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens:  Boldin delivered in his first playoff game with Baltimore by catching a touchdown in the back of the end zone. He played well in both meetings with Pittsburgh, and should be a strong factor once again. continue reading »


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Here are my fantasy football wide receiver rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1.  Greg Jennings:  Asante Samuel’s knee has him at less than 100 percent, which is not ideal when facing the red hot Jennings.
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2.  Jeremy Maclin:  DeSean Jackson is the big play threat, but Maclin is the more consistent Eagle receiver, and easily the safer choice.
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3.  Pierre Garcon:  Peyton won’t test Revis, meaning Garcon could be very active.
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4.  DeSean Jackson:  Jackson had a glorified bye week as the Eagles rested many of their starters. He should be go against the Packers.
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5.  Dwayne Bowe:  Bowe had one of the most impressive runs for a receiver in  Weeks 6-12. He’s a huge threat to have a big game against Baltimore.
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6.  Big Mike Willams:  Should see plenty of targets, especially when Seattle gets down big early.
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7.  Lance Moore:  With the injuries mounting, Moore should see plenty of looks against Seattle.
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8.  Reggie Wayne:  Will spend his Saturday on Revis Island.
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9.  Anquan Boldin:  The season didn’t go as planned, and now he has to face Brandon Flowers.
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10.  Marques Colston:  His health is my primary concern.
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11.  Santonio Holmes:  He can deliver on the big stage, but Mark Sanchez could hold him back.
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12.  Braylon Edwards:  His drops are always a concern, but he remains a solid deep threat.
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13.  Blair White:  If he’s open, Manning will find him.
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14.  Derrick Mason:  The old man still has a little life in his legs.
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15.  Donald Driver:  Ditto.

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Before you start to break down the rankings for the playoffs, you need to decide who you think will be in the Super Bowl. I’m predicting a Patriots-Saints Super Bowl. As I pave their path to the big game, I will know how many games I expect each playoff team to play in.
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Here’s the breakdown.
Saints (4)
Eagles (3)
Patriots (3)
Colts (2)
Ravens (2)
Steelers (2)
Bears (1)
Chiefs (1)
Falcons (1)
Jets (1)
Packers (1)
Seahawks (1)
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Here are my updated top wide receivers based on my above playoff projections.
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1. DeSean Jackson
2. Deion Branch
3. Marques Coltson
4. Wes Welker
5. Jeremy Maclin
6. Mike Wallace
7. Lance Moore
8. Reggie Wayne
9.  Anquan Boldin
10. Derrick Mason
11.  Hines Ward
12.  Pierre Garcon
13.  Greg Jennings
14.  Roddy White
15. Robert Meachem
16. Dwayne Bowe
17. Blair White
18. Big Mike Williams
19. Santonio Holmes
20. Braylon Edwards
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