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Here’s my Week 17 wide receiver rankings for the leagues that play the full season out.
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1. Brandon Marshall @ New England
2. Calvin Johnson vs. Minnesota
3. Roddy White vs. Carolina
4. Greg Jennings vs. Chicago
5. Dwayne Bowe vs. Oakland
6. Vincent Jackson @ Denver
7.  Miles Austin @ Philadelphia
8. Reggie Wayne vs. Tennessee
9. Jeremy Maclin vs. Dallas
10. Kenny Britt @ Indianapolis
11. Mike Wallace vs. Cleveland
12. Brandon Lloyd vs. San Diego
13. Mike Williams (TB) @ New Orleans
14. Mario Manningham @ Washington
15. Santonio Holmes vs. Buffalo
16. Santana Moss vs. New York Giants
17. Pierre Garcon vs. Tennessee
18. Anquan Boldin vs. Cincinnati
19. Robert Meachem vs. Tampa Bay
20. Jacoby Jones vs. Jacksonville
21. Mike Thomas @ Houston
22. Larry Fitzgerald @ San Francisco
23. Percy Harvin @ Detroit
24. Braylon Edwards vs. Buffalo
25. Michael Crabtree vs. Arizona
26. Big Mike Williams (SEA) vs. St. Louis
27. Hines Ward @ Cleveland
28. Davone Bess vs. New England
29. DeSean Jackson vs. Dallas
30. Jerome Simpson @ Baltimore
31. Stevie Johnson @ New York Jets
32. Sidney Rice @ Detroit
33. Derrick Mason vs. Cincinnati
34. Johnny Knox @ Green Bay
35. Josh Morgan vs. Arizona
36. Jacoby Ford @ Kansas City
37. Kevin Walter vs. Jacksonville
38. Derek Hagan @ Washington
39. Lance Moore vs. Tampa Bay
40. Andre Caldwell @ Baltimore
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Inside the numbers:

  • I guess I got carried away with Vincent Jackson’s ranking last week. He should be a solid WR1 this week though.
  • Greg Jennings scored in his first meeting with Chicago, but has been a beast in his past ten games averaging 98.5 yards with nine touchdowns.
  • Andre Johnson appears to be done for the year. You’ll have to look elsewhere. Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter should step up.
  • I wouldn’t be surprised if Ochocinco sat out again. Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell are decent plays despite a tough matchup.
  • With everything wrapped up, I can’t trust Deion Branch or Wes Welker.
  • ***Update *** Philly can’t improve their playoff positioning, which makes me worried about DeSean Jackson’s usage.
  • ***Update***  With Hakeem Nicks out, Derek Hagan returns to the rankings.
  • ***Update*** Marques Colston had his knee scoped. Robert Meachem should be the main benefactor.

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Here’s my Week 16 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Vincent Jackson @ Cincinnati
2. Marques Colston @ Atlanta (Monday)
3. DeSean Jackson vs. Minnesota
4. Hakeem Nicks @ Green Bay
5. Roddy White vs. New Orleans (Monday)
6. Brandon Marshall vs. Detroit
7. Reggie Wayne @ Oakland
8. Miles Austin @ Arizona (Saturday)
9. Anquan Boldin @ Cleveland
10. Calvin Johnson @ Miami
11. Greg Jennings vs. New York Giants
12. Jeremy Maclin vs. Minnesota
13. Kenny Britt @ Kansas City
14. Mike Wallace vs. Carolina (Thursday)
15. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Dallas (Saturday)
16. Mike Williams (TB) vs. Seattle
17. Dwayne Bowe vs. Tennessee
18. Pierre Garcon @ Oakland
19. Santana Moss @ Jacksonville
20. Brandon Lloyd vs.  Houston
21. Deion Branch @ Buffalo
22. Wes Welker @ Buffalo
23. Santonio Holmes @ Chicago
24. Stevie Johnson vs. New England
25. Hines Ward vs. Carolina (Thursday)
26. Sidney Rice @ Philadelphia
27. Braylon Edwards @ Chicago
28. Mario Manningham @ Green Bay
29. Big Mike Williams (SEA) @ Tampa Bay
30. Kevin Walter @ Denver
31. Steve Breaston vs. Dallas (Saturday)
32. Lance Moore @ Atlanta (Monday)
33. Malcom Floyd @ Cincinnati
34. Davone Bess vs. Detroit
35. Mike Thomas vs. Washington
36. Percy Harvin vs. Philadelphia
37. Derrick Mason @ Cleveland
38. Josh Morgan @ St. Louis
39. Jacoby Ford vs. Indianapolis
40. Earl Bennett vs. New York Jets
41. David Nelson @ New England
42. James Jones vs. New York Giants
43. Anthony Armstrong @ Jacksonville
44. Andre Caldwell vs. San Diego
45. Blair White @ Oakland
46. Chad Ochocinco vs. San Diego
47. Michael Crabtree @ St. Louis
48. Jabar Gaffney vs.  Houston
49. Danny Amendola vs. San Francisco
50. Jacoby Jones
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Inside the numbers:

  • One game was enough to convert me on Vincent Jackson. He’s a beast. Rivers is money. The Bengals are awful. Perfect recipe for another monster game.
  • Andre Johnson gets a slight downgrade this week because of Champ Bailey, but he’s still a top flight WR1 option this week.
  • I’m expecting Aaron Rodgers to play this week, which makes Greg Jennings a WR1 again.
  • Despite their woes on offense, Larry Fitzgerald has become very active. He gets a bump in PPR leagues, but is a high-end WR2 this week against Dallas.
  • I doubt Rex and Santana Moss repeat last week’s performance, but Moss looks like a must start this week.
  • Stevie Johnson got his mojo back, and should have a strong performance against the Patriots.
  • I don’t expect the Patriots to go full tilt on offense, which is why I’m downgrading Welker and Branch.
  • With Austin Collie likely out, Blair White should be a fantasy option once again.
  • I’ve really soured on Ochocinco and Michael Crabtree. Play them at your own peril.
  • ***Update*** Mike Sims-Walker will be limited if he plays at all. He’s too risky of a play.
  • ***Update*** Andre Johnson is likely to miss this week. Kevin Walter gets bumped up a few notches and Jacoby Jones makes a sleeper play.

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Here’s my Week 15 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Andre Johnson @ Tennessee
2. Reggie Wayne vs. Jacksonville
3. Marques Colston @ Baltimore
4. DeSean Jackson @ New York Giants
5. Roddy White @ Seattle
6. Hakeem Nicks vs. Philadelphia
7. Deion Branch vs. Green Bay
8. Calvin Johnson @ Tampa Bay
9. Miles Austin vs. Washington
10. Anquan Boldin vs. New Orleans
11. Wes Welker vs. Green Bay
12. Terrell Owens vs. Cleveland
13. Jeremy Maclin @ New York Giants
14. Pierre Garcon vs. Jacksonville
15. Vincent Jackson vs. San Francisco (Thursday)
16. Brandon Marshall vs. Buffalo
17. Dwayne Bowe @ St. Louis
18. Greg Jennings @ New England
19. Santonio Holmes @ Pittsburgh
20. Mike Wallace vs. New York Jets
21. Larry Fitzgerald @ Carolina
22. Mike Williams (TB) vs. Detroit
23. Chad Ochocinco vs. Cleveland
24. Derrick Mason vs. New Orleans
25. Hines Ward vs. New York Jets
26. Brandon Lloyd @ Oakland
27. Santana Moss @ Dallas
28. Steve Johnson @ Miami
29. Steve Breaston @ Carolina
30. Lance Moore @ Baltimore
31. Braylon Edwards @ Pittsburgh
32. Davone Bess vs. Buffalo
33. Earl Bennett @ Minnesota (Monday)
34. Louis Murphy vs. Denver
35. Roy Williams vs. Washington
36. Kenny Britt vs. Houston
37. Mike Williams (SEA) vs. Atlanta
38. Legedu Naanee vs. San Francisco (Thursday)
39. Sidney Rice vs. Chicago (Monday)
40. Steve Smith (CAR) vs. Arizona
41. Johnny Knox @ Minnesota (Monday)
42. Arrelious Benn vs. Detroit
43. Jacoby Ford vs. Denver
44. Mike Thomas @ Indianapolis
45. Donald Driver @ New England
46. Michael Crabtree @ San Diego (Thursday)
47. Anthony Armstrong @ Dallas
48. Blair White vs. Jacksonville
49. Brandon Gibson vs. Kansas City
50. Ruvell Martin vs. Atlanta
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Inside the numbers:

  • Andre Johnson has 15 catches for 289 yards and two touchdowns in his past two games. It’s time he reclaims his number one ranking.
  • I don’t see Reggie Wayne matching the 15 catches for 196 yards he had the last time he faced Jacksonville, but he should put up big numbers.
  • You can pass the ball on the Ravens and Marques Colston, who has 535 yards and five touchdowns in his past six games, should be the primary beneficiary.
  • Hakeem Nicks caught seven passes for 96 yards. Barring any setbacks, it looks like he’s a strong WR1 once again.
  • If Matt Cassel can’t play this week, it would be hard to do so with Dwayne Bowe, who has faded as fast as Brett Favre the past two weeks.
  • Should somebody tell Deion Branch that it’s not 2005 anymore. The guy has been ridiculous the past two weeks. Meanwhile Wes Welker is averaging 79.3 yards and a score over his last four games.
  • In the first meeting with Cleveland T.O. caught ten passes for 210 yards.
  • Brandon Marshall was able to play last week, and barring a setback should be a force against Buffalo this week.
  • Greg Jennings, Sidney Rice, and Santonio Holmes will be hard to count on this week because of quarterback play. Larry Fitzgerald says “welcome to my world”.
  • ***Update***  Big Mike Williams appears good to go this week so I’m adding him to the rankings.
  • ***Update***  With both Brett Favre and Tarvaris Jackson, I have to downgrade Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin.

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Mother Nature has spoken and the rankings need to be updated. Here are my updated Week 14 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Greg Jennings @ Detroit
2. DeSean Jackson @ Dallas
3. Reggie Wayne vs. Tennessee (Thursday)
4. Marques Colston vs. St. Louis
5. Anquan Boldin @ Houston (Monday)
6. Roddy White @ Carolina
7. Andre Johnson vs. Baltimore (Monday)
8. Dwayne Bowe @ San Diego
9. Jeremy Maclin @ Dallas
10. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Denver
11. Mike Wallace vs. Cincinnati
12. Miles Austin vs. Philadelphia
13. Santonio Holmes vs. Miami
13. Terrell Owens @ Pittsburgh
14. Calvin Johnson vs. Green Bay
15. Sidney Rice vs. New York Giants
17. Brandon Lloyd @ Arizona
18. Michael Crabtree vs. Seattle
19. Donald Driver @ Detroit
20. Wes Welker @ Chicago
21. Hines Ward vs. Cincinnati
22. Pierre Garcon vs. Tennessee (Thursday)
23. Chad Ochocinco @ Pittsburgh
24. Mike Williams (TB) @ Washington
25. Robert Meachem vs. St. Louis
26. Deion Branch @ Chicago
27. Malcom Floyd vs. Kansas City
28. Steve Breaston vs. Denver
29. Steve Johnson vs. Cleveland
30. Mario Manningham @ Minnesota
31. Davone Bess @ New York Jets
32. Earl Bennett vs. New England
33. Santana Moss vs. Tampa Bay
34. Johnny Knox vs. New England
35. Derrick Mason @ Houston (Monday)
36. Jacoby Ford @ Jacksonville
37. Mike Thomas vs. Oakland
38. Steve Smith (NYG) @ Minnesota
39. Braylon Edwards vs. Miami
40. Blair White vs. Tennessee (Thursday)
41. Nate Burleson vs. Green Bay
42. Lee Evans vs. Cleveland
43. Anthony Armstrong vs. Tampa Bay
44. James Jones @ Detroit
45. Steve Smith (CAR) vs. Atlanta
46. Roy Williams vs. Philadelphia
47. Eddie Royal @ Arizona
48. Legedu Naanee vs. Kansas City
49. Deon Butler @ San Francisco
50. Jabar Gaffney @ Arizona
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Notable Changes:

  • Slopping conditions won’t help a struggling Mark Sanchez. Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards see a dip in their rankings.
  • Miles Austin gets a bump with Asante Samuel out.
  • It could get bad in Buffalo, making Steve Johnson a much less attractive option.
  • I point blank just had Nate Burleson ranked too high without cause. I came to my senses.
  • With Steve Smith and/or Hakeem Nicks set to possibly return, Manningham had to slide in the rankings.
  • Ben Obomanu (hand) is too big of an injury risk to gamble on in the fantasy playoffs.
  • Percy Harvin’s migraines are becoming too big of a risk to use the talented WR this week.

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

  • Wow, did Dwayne Bowe ever let owners (myself included) down last week. I think he’ll make amends this week. Same goes for Brandon Lloyd. When you bet on NFL, you have to be ready for the rebound. Unfortunately Matt Cassel will likely miss the game so I am tempering my expectations for Bowe. As for Lloyd, without Josh McDaniels, I think he goes down a few slots too.
  • Greg Jennings has 393 yards and five touchdowns in his past three games and a date with Detroit.
  • Sidney Rice looked great against Buffalo, but the Giants present a much tougher challenge.
  • Miles Austin and Roy Williams should be more active with Dez Bryant out and Jason Witten limited by ankle injuries.
  • Earl Bennett has become Jay Cutler’s new favorite target, and thus is the best play among Chicago’s WRs against a shaky Patriots pass defense.
  • Jacoby Ford’s lone catch was a touchdown to salvage his fantasy value for those who gambled on him. He should be more productive against Jacksonville.

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

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Inside the numbers:

  • I’m afraid Calvin Johnson is just too big and powerful for a Patriots’ defense allowing 300+ passing yards per game. Look for a Thanksgiving feast for Megatron.
  • Donald Driver’s return did not spoil Greg Jennings fantasy value. Look for another strong effort against Atlanta’s weak pass defense.
  • Dwayne Bowe has ten touchdowns in his past six games, and he’s facing Seattle, who is allowing 300.2 passing yards per game along with 16 passing touchdowns.
  • Marques Colston is heating up. He has 32 catches in his past four games. Over that stretch he’s averaging 91.3 yards and a touchdown per game.
  • The T.O. and Ocho Show get to face Revis and Cromartie. The “diva receivas” should be quieter this week.
  • Steve Johnson has a tough match-up against Pittsburgh, but he’s playing too well to bench against anybody.
  • With Leslie Frazier taking over the Vikings’ ship, I expect the team to play inspired, tempering my expectations for Santana Moss.
  • I can’t bring myself to endorse either Brandon Marshall or Randy Moss until they prove themselves.
  • ***UPDATE*** Malcom Floyd slid a bit as his hamstring has become a issue. I can’t trust Seattle’s Mike Williams (foot) right now either. Derek Hagan makes the list.
  • Ben Obomau replaces Davone Bess.

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

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Inside the numbers:

  • Roddy White gets extra time for his knee to heal. Not that it troubled him in Week 10.
  • New England is getting killed by the pass (277.8 ypg). The last time Reggie Wayne faced them he caught ten passes for 126 yards and two scores.
  • The last time he faced the Eagles, Nicks caught four passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. It’s highly possible he catches TD #10 this week.
  • In the first meeting with the Vikings Greg Jennings caught six passes for 74 yards and a score. Expect more of the same.
  • T.O. may not have had any run-ins with Buffalo like he has with his other former teams, but he’s certain to be up for the meeting.
  • DeSean Jackson tormented the Giants to the tune of 256 yards and 2 TDs last year.
  • Any question who’s the top WR in Dallas right now. Forget Roy Williams, Miles Austin can carry Dez Bryant’s shoulder pads.
  • My gut says Hines Ward will be able to play this week. He was dying to get back in their Sunday night.
  • With Steve Smith out, I slid Mario Manningham up a few notches.
  • Danny Amendola has scored in three straight games, and has a favorable match-up against Atlanta.
  • I don’t have any faith in Randy Moss right until he proves otherwise.

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Here’s my Week 10 wide receiver rankings. Keep in mind that Green Bay, Oakland, New Orleans, and San Diego are on bye.

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1. Andre Johnson @ Jacksonville
2. Hakeem Nicks vs. Dallas
3. Reggie Wayne vs. Cincinnati
4. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Seattle
5. Anquan Boldin @ Atlanta
6. DeSean Jackson @ Washington
7. Calvin Johnson @ Buffalo
8. Mike Wallace vs. New England
9. Terrell Owens @ Indianapolis
10. Roddy White vs. Baltimore
11. Dwayne Bowe @ Denver
12. Brandon Lloyd vs. Kansas City
13. Miles Austin @ New York Giants
14. Brandon Marshall vs. Tennessee
15. Percy Harvin @ Chicago
16. Steve Johnson vs. Detroit
17. Jeremy Maclin @ Washington
18. Hines Ward vs. New England
19. Mike Williams (SEA) @ Arizona
20. Mario Manningham vs. Dallas
21. Michael Crabtree vs. St. Louis
22. Pierre Garcon @ Cincinnati
23. Mike Williams (TB) vs. Carolina
24. Dez Bryant @ New York Giants
25. Johnny Knox vs. Minnesota
26. Chad Ochocinco vs. Indianapolis
27. Wes Welker @ Pittsburgh
28. Randy Moss @ Miami
29. Braylon Edwards @ Cleveland
30. Steve Breaston vs. Seattle
31. Santonio Holmes @ Cleveland
32. Davone Bess vs. Tennessee
33. Deion Branch @ Pittsburgh
34. Lee Evans vs. Detroit
35. Mike Sims-Walker vs. Houston
36. Santana Moss vs. Philadelphia
37. Roy Williams @ New York Giants
38. Mike Thomas vs. Houston
39. Blair White vs. Cincinnati
40. Steve Smith (CAR) @ Tampa Bay
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Inside the numbers:

  • Andre Johnson squares off against Jacksonville, who is tied for 29th with 17 passing TDs and ranks 28th with 267.1 passing yards allowed per game.
  • T.O. has seven touchdowns in his past five games. Say what you want about him, the dude can play. Unlike Randy Moss, his effort is never in question.
  • Roddy White plays on Thursday, which doesn’t allow him as much time to allow his knee to heal. He’ll be limited against Baltimore. ***Update*** Roddy White is a beast and is easily one of the top two WRs in the game.
  • Steve Johnson’s touchdown streak ended, but his 11 catches for 145 yards was a great consolation prize.
  • You just don’t know what you’re going to get from Randy Moss this week.
  • Carolina’s offense is so inept that it’s hard to trust their Steve Smith.

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Here are my Week 9 fantasy football running back rankings. Remember the Broncos, Jaguars, Niners, Rams, Redskins, and Titans are on bye.

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1. Roddy White vs. Tampa Bay
2. Andre Johnson vs. San Diego
3. Reggie Wayne @ Philadelphia
4. Calvin Johnson vs. New York Jets
5. Hakeem Nicks @ Seattle
6. Greg Jennings vs. Dallas
7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Minnesota
8. Marques Colston @ Carolina
9. Dwayne Bowe @ Oakland
10. Anquan Boldin vs. Miami
11. Terrell Owens vs. Pittsburgh
12. Miles Austin @ Green Bay
13. Brandon Marshall @ Baltimore
14. Percy Harvin @ Arizona
15. Mike Wallace @ Cincinnati
16. Jeremy Maclin vs. Indianapolis
17. Steve Smith (CAR) vs. New Orleans
18. Mike Williams (SEA) vs. New York Giants
19. Hines Ward @ Cincinnati
20. Lance Moore @ Carolina
21. Pierre Garcon @ Philadelphia
22. Steve Smith (NYG) @ Seattle
23. Steve Johnson vs. Chicago
24. Johnny Knox @ Buffalo
25. Mike Williams (TB) @ Atlanta
26. Wes Welker @ Cleveland
27. Dez Bryant @ Green Bay
28. Davone Bess @ Baltimore
29. Steve Breaston vs. Minnesota
30. Braylon Edwards @ Detroit
31. Chad Ochocinco vs. Pittsburgh
32. Deion Branch @ Cleveland
33. Lee Evans vs. Chicago
34. Santonio Holmes @ Detroit
35. Patrick Crayton @ Houston
36. Roy Williams @ Green Bay
37. Kevin Walter @ San Diego
38. Robert Meachem @ Carolina
39. Mario Manningham @ Seattle
40. Jerricho Cotchery @ Detroit
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Inside the numbers:

  • Hakeem Nicks (#5) has three 100+ yard games and two multiple TD games in his last four games.
  • Greg Jennings (#6) is averaging 96 yards with two TDs in his last three games.
  • I couldn’t quite give up on Larry Fitzgerald (#7) as much as some people did. I was rewarded with a two TD performance against Tampa Bay. He should have another solid week against Minnesota’s depleted secondary.
  • Marques Colston has 16 catches for 187 yards and two TDs in the past two weeks. With all of the injuries in the Saints’ backfield, look for Colston, Lance Moore (#21), and Robert Meachem (#39) to be very active against Carolina.
  • DeSean Jackson likely won’t play this week, making Jeremy Maclin (#16) a borderline WR1.
  • I finally lost hope in Wes Welker (#27) despite a favorable match-up.

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