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With an exciting Week 16 under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 17 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron already broke the single-season receiving yards record. Next up is 2000-yard territory. The Bears held him to 34 yards in Week 7. Look for Megatron get revenge.
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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
If Megatron wasn’t having such an amazing season, Dez would be the talk of the town. He is averaging 115.4 yards with 10 touchdowns in his past seven games. He finishes up with the Washington Redskins’ 30th-ranked pass defense. Dez had 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns against them in the first meeting.
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3. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall is second in the league in receiving yardage (1466) and tied for third receiving touchdowns (11). He had 81 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with Detroit.
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4. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith has scored in three of the past four games. He had 104 yards in the first meeting with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints rank 31st in pass defense.
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5. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Garcon is averaging 85.8 yards with three touchdowns in his past five games. He had 86 yards and a touchdown in his last meeting with Dallas.
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6. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb is averaging 93 yards in his past three games. After four weeks without scoring a touchdown, he returned to the end zone last week. He has four touchdowns in five games on turf making him a decent bet facing the Minnesota Vikings on the road.
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7. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green has slowed a little, but is still averaging 88.3 yards per game with 11 touchdowns. He wraps the season up against the Baltimore Ravens.
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8. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
I am not expecting Julio to play a full game, but he should be able to do enough damage against the league’s worst pass defense, even in limited time. Julio went for 147 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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9. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax is averaging 88.9 yards on the season with a touchdown in every other game. He had 96 yards in the first meeting with Atlanta.
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10. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas has 1312 yards and nine touchdowns on the year. He had 82 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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11. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson is averaging 143.3 yards in his past six games, including 151 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.
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12. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin is averaging 97.7 yards with two touchdowns in his past three games. Michael Vick is auditioning for a new gig so Maclin, the team’s best receiver, should see plenty of opportunities against the New York Giants.
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13. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker has averaged 11.3 targets in his last 14 games. He has caught 7.6 passes for 89 yards per game during that span. The last time he faced the Miami Dolphins, Welker had 103 yards and a touchdown.
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14. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Nicks is an extreme risk after failing to catch a pass last week, but Giants are never a team to write off. It will take a miracle for them to sneak into the playoffs, but stranger things have happened. Look for the G-Men to do their part against Philly.
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15. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
It is not secret that Miles has become Robin to Dez’s Batman in Dallas. He does have two touchdowns in his past four games and a favorable matchup against the Redskins.
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16. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
After half a season of mediocrity, Colston blew up for 153 yards last week. He’s a solid play against the Panthers.
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17. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
Jones leads the NFL with 13 touchdown receptions. He has five in his past four games, including one against the Vikings back in Week 13.
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18. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker has three touchdowns in his past two games and 11 on the season.
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19. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz has been non-existant the past two weeks, but had 100-plus yards and a touchdown in every game he’s played against the Eagles.
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20. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon has been targeted 35 times in the past three games. With Cecil Shorts out, the heavy workload should continue. Blackmon had 62 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Tennessee Titans.
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21. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers
DX bounced back from being shut out in Week 15 to score his sixth touchdown in his last seven games. He finishes up against the Oakland Raiders’ 22nd-ranked pass defense. They are also one of ten teams to have allowed 26 or more touchdown passes.
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22. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne has scored in two of his past three games. Wayne was held to 14 yards by the Texans in that other game. Wayne is averaging 98.3 yards with four touchdowns in seven home games and 78.4 yards with one touchdown in eight road games. The Texans are a tough matchup, but playing at home should help his cause.
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23. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree is quietly having a solid season. He’s averaging 69.3 yards with seven touchdowns in his last 11 games. He finishes up against the Arizona Cardinals.
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24. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Lloyd is averaging 113.7 yards in his past three games. He only had one target the last time the Pats faced the Dolphins, but he’s been targeted 37 times in three games since.
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25. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy will play, but how much is the question. He’s more likely than Julio to see limited snaps to rest up for the playoffs. That said, he can still bust out against the Bucs’ pass defense.
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With an exciting 15th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 16 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron continues to roll. He had 33 catches in his past three games and has seven straight 100-yard games. He’s averaging 147 yards per game during that stretch.
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2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio has three touchdowns in the past two games and nine on the year. He’s peaking at the right time. He’ll go toe to toe with Megatron and the Detroit Lions.
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3. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Everybody knows that Brandon Marshall is getting the ball. Just like Megatron, Marshall doesn’t have a wide receiver on his roster to alleviate some of the pressure. It doesn’t matter. Marshall is averaging nearly 100 yards per game with 10 touchdowns. He’ll torch the Arizona Cardinals in the desert.
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4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green has had a little drop-off in recent weeks, but is still averaging 86.3 yards with 11 touchdowns. He has scored in every game he’s faced the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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5. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
I am beyond impressed with Dez. His finger is a mess and he still managed to score a touchdown. That’s eight touchdowns in the past six games. This week he faces the New Orleans Saints, who have allowed 287 yards per game and 27 passing scores.
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6. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
James Jones did the damage with three touchdowns last week, but Cobb had his second straight 100-yard game. He’s a nightmare cover for the Tennessee Titans.
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7. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas had a little hiccup in an otherwise phenomenal year. He should get back on track against the Cleveland Browns.
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8. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
The Minnesota Vikings have improved in their secondary, but Andre Johnson is on fire. He’s averaging 152.6 yards in his past five games.
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9. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs went belly up against the New Orleans Saints, yet V-Jax was able to manage 81 yards. The Bucs should be much-improved this week. Look for V-Jax to turn in another fine performance against the St. Louis Rams.
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10. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith is averaging 95.3 yards in this past three games with two touchdowns. The Oakland Raiders have allowed 253.7 yards per game and 25 passing scores.
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11. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Garcon is averaging 85 yards in his past four games with three touchdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed 26 passing scores.
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12. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Add Cruz to the list of disappointing Week 15 players. He should rebound against an average Baltimore Ravens defense.
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13. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker may not turn in a huge performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he should lay an egg either. The Jags have allowed 246 yards per game and 19 passing scores.
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14. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Miles has been overshadowed by Dez, but is still a capable WR. He should shine in a shootout with the Saints.
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15. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy showed his toughness by playing through a knee injury. I expect him to feel (and play) much better against the Lions.
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16. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston has been a disappointment, averaging 64 yards the past three games without a touchdown. He’s only topped 75 yards twice this year, but he has eight touchdowns. He’s a low upside WR2 at this point, but he shouldn’t leave you high and dry either.
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17. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
Jones could turn in a dud or he could drop multiple touchdowns on the Titans. He’s your high risk/high reward option.
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18. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shorts did not miss a beat coming off his concussion, dropping 101 yards on the Miami Dolphins. He should roll on against the Patriots. They have allowed 270.3 yards per game and 26 passing scores.
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19. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace is averaging 103.5 yards and a touchdown in his past two games. He’s very hot and cold so there is some risk involved in rolling with Wallace against the Bengals.
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20. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Nicks was another Giant that was off in Week 15. He should be better against the Ravens.
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21. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker has received 20 targets in the past two games, converting 16 of them for receptions for 221 yards and a touchdown. He’s a solid WR2 against the Browns.
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22. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
The Seattle Seahawks aren’t an ideal matchup, but Crabtree is hitting his stride. He’s averaging 100.3 yards in his past three games.
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23. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin is averaging 88.5 yards in his past two games. The have allowed 285.3 yards per game and 28 passing scores.
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24. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Suddenly, Lloyd looks like he’s on the same page with Tom Brady. Lloyd has 279 yards in this past two games and a date with the Jags.
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25. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams
Amendola received 12 targets against the Viking. He caught half of them for 58 yards and a score. He should be solid against the Bucs’ terrible pass defense. They have allowed 310.6 yards per game and 27 passing scores.
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26. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon has received 23 targets in the past two games. I expect the Jaguars to attempt a ton of passes this week. Blackmon should get some good garbage points.
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27. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans
Britt continues to be the focal point of the Titans’ passing attack. He should be heavily targeted against the Packers.
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28. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers
DX did nothing last week. Literally. With a tough matchup against the New York Jets, DX is a scary play this week.
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29. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton has become the most reliable option in Indy. He’s averaging 72.2 yards with four touchdowns in his past five games. The Kansas City Chiefs have allowed 25 passing scores.
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30. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne is still getting a ton of targets. He just hasn’t been able to capitalize. He’s due for a solid game against the Chiefs.
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31. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie is averaging 79.2 yards in his past six games with two touchdowns in his past three. He’s a solid WR3 against the Miami Dolphins.
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32. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore is averaging 66 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past six games. With Jimmy Graham hurting, Moore is a decent red zone option.
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33. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks
Rice is averaging 59.4 yards with six touchdowns in his past nine games. He faces the 49ers.
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34. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Hartline is averaging 71.6 yards per game on the year. He’s a solid WR3 against the Bills.
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35. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown has scored in back-to-back games. He had 96 yards in the first meeting with Cincinnati.
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With an exciting 14th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 15 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
The Arizona Cardinals just got chewed up and spit out by the Seattle Seahawks. What are they going to do to stop Megatron? He’s averaging 155.8 yards the past five games.
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2. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax had 216 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed 284.5 yards per game and 27 passing scores. I don’t see how they can stop him.
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3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Suddenly Green has not scored a touchdown in three straight games after scoring in nine straight games. The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed 25 passing scores. Green should reach paydirt.
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4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio has scored in two of the past three games. The New York Giants have allowed 252.8 yards per game and 20 passing scores. This should be a high-scoring affair.
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5. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz has two straight 100-yard games and has also scored in two of his past three games. He’ll be busy in Atlanta.
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6. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston had 73 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed 311.6 yards per game and 23 passing scores.
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7. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Nicks has also scored in two of the past three weeks. He’s coming on at the right time.
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8. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 92.1 yards with eight touchdowns in 13 games. The Baltimore Ravens are giving up 246.7 passing yards per game. Peyton Manning is on fire, and Thomas is his weapon of choice.
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9. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall is averaging 103.2 yards with nine touchdowns in 13 games. He has gone for 165 and 160 in his past two games respectively. The Green Bay Packers shut him down (24 yards) in the first meeting.
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10. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy bounced back from a couple of quiet games with 117 yards and a score against the Carolina Panthers. He should come up big against the G-Men.
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11. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson takes on the Indianapolis Colts, who have allowed 241.8 yards per game and 22 passing scores.
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12. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers
DX is averaging 92.5 yards with five touchdowns in the past six games. He’s easily Philip Rivers’ favorite target going into the Panthers game.
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13. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker is generally good for eight catches for 90 yards. The Pats will likely struggle to run the football against the San Francisco 49ers, so Welker could be even busier than usual.
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14. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith has back-to-back 100-yard games. Cam Newton is on fire. The San Diego Chargers have allowed 24 passing touchdowns.
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15. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne is always good for a ton of looks. Last week he scored for the first time since Week 9. Andrew Luck will lean on him against Houston.
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16. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
With Dez out of the picture, Miles will see an increase in targets. The Pittsburgh Steelers defense is tough, but they had trouble stopping the San Diego Chargers last week.
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17. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger’s return did wonders for Wallace. He had 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week. His speed will test Dallas’ secondary.
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18. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree has averaged 97 yards the past two games. He has a favorable matchup against the Patriots.
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19. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb is electric and the most reliable Packers receiver right now. He was quiet in the first game against Chicago, but he has a much more vital role now.
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20. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Garcon has scored in three straight games, averaging 93 yards per game during the stretch. Robert Griffin III could miss this game against the Cleveland Browns, but last week’s touchdown was thrown by Kirk Cousins.
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21. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks
Rice didn’t have to break a sweat as Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks defense did the damage against Arizona. Sidney has six touchdowns in his last seven games. The Buffalo Bills have allowed 22 touchdowns.
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22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore caught nine passes for 121 yards in the first meeting with Tampa Bay.
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23. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams has scored in consecutive weeks, giving him seven scores on the year. He should continue to roll as the Bucs face the Saints.
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24. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Obviously he’ll have to pass the concussion tests before we can pencil him in. He had scored in four straight games prior to missing last week. The Miami Dolphins have allowed 250.6 passing yards per game.
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25. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker has just one touchdown in his past five games after scoring seven in five games during Weeks 4-9. The way Peyton is playing, Decker is a decent play against Baltimore.
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26. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith will likely draw more of Champ Bailey’s attention, leaving Boldin to do the damage. He has three touchdowns in the past two games.
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27. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans
Britt caught eight passes for 143 yards against the Colts. He scored a touchdown in the two prior games. He’ll see his share of Antonio Cromartie in this one.
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28. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd has four touchdowns in the past six games.
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29. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton is averaging 70.8 yards with three touchdowns in his past four games.
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30. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin had 104 yards and a touchdown against the Bucs. Cincinnati will be a tougher foe, but Nick Foles should look to get him the ball.
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31. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie was able to battle through his nagging hamstring injury en route to 71 yards against the St. Louis Rams. Seattle will be a tougher draw.
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32. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns
Gordon is averaging 71 yards with five touchdowns in his last nine games. The Redskins have allowed 289.3 yards per game and 27 passing scores.
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33. Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams
Givens has averaged 63.9 yards in his last nine games. He should see plenty of looks if Danny Amendola remains out.
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34. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson likely won’t play, making James Jones a viable option.
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35. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Smith has a tough matchup with Denver, but perhaps the changes made in Baltimore will open the offense up.
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With an exciting 13th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 14 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron has scored a touchdown in the past four games while averaging 165.3 yards per game and putting the Madden Curse on hiatus. This week’s victim is the Green Bay Packers. He torched them for 143 yards and a score in Week 11.
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2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green hasn’t scored in two straight games, but he has averaged 98 yards in those games. With 1107 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games he’s easily the second best receiver this year..
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3. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall has received 31 targets over the past two weeks. He’s corralled 22 of them for 257 yards and a score. He had 12 catches for 92 yards against the Minnesota Vikings a couple of weeks ago. This time I expect he’ll score a touchdown.
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4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas has four touchdowns in his past three games. Peyton Manning is definitely locked in as he has had at least eight targets in six straight games. The Oakland Raiders have allowed 256.6 yards per game and 24 passing touchdowns.
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5. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson had 56 yards last week, which is a far cry for the 461 yards in totaled in Weeks 10 and 11. He has an opportunity to put up big numbers against the New England Patriots. The Pats have allowed 279.9 yards per game and 22 passing scores.
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6. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz should also be highly productive against the Saints.
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7. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez is living up to the hype, averaging 118.8 yards with six touchdowns in his past four games. The Bengals will be tough, but Dez is on fire.
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8. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax crossed the 1000-yard mark last week. He should have his way against the sliding Philadelphia Eagles.
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9. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio is feast or famine. He had just 30 yards in the first meeting with the Carolina Panthers. I’m expecting (hoping) he goes off in this one.
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10. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Nicks is coming on and this week’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints is favorable. The Saints have allowed 287.7 yards per game and 23 passing scores.
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11. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Greg Jennings is back, but now Jordy Nelson is banged up. Cobb had 74 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting against Detroit.
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12. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker has scored in two straight games and is up to 92 grabs on the year. Houston is tough, but when Tom Brady and Welker are clicking, there aren’t many teams that can slow them
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13. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston is not providing big yardage, but he has eight touchdowns in 12 games. He’s a strong bet against the G-Men.
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14. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy has been quiet the past two games. He had 169 yards and a pair of scores in the first meeting with the Panthers. He should get back on track.
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15. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne continues to see a ton of looks, but his inability to frequent the end zone keeps him out of WR1 status. He had 91 yards in his first meeting with the Tennessee Titans.
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16. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Austin was at less than 100 percent and he still managed to score against the Eagles. He should be ready to roll against the Bengals.
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17. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker is hit or miss, but Peyton loves him in the red zone. Solid option against Oakland.
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18. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers
DX continues to deliver. He’s averaging 101.5 yards in his past four games. Next up is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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19. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Smith is up and down and his matchup with the Washington Redskins is favorable.
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20. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Still an injury risk, he’s explosive. He could put up big numbers against the Baltimore Ravens.
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21. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith has had at least 60 yards in eight of 12 games. He should be heavily targeted against Atlanta.
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22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore is averaging 82 yards the past four games. I expect a lot of looks in a shootout with the Giants.
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23. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton has averaged 77.7 yards and a touchdown in his past three games. He faces the Titans.
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24. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
Jennings looked pretty solid with 46 yards. He was also very active with eight targets. He should be more productive against Detroit.
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25. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin is also up and down, but should be solid against the ‘Skins.
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26. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams has three touchdowns in his past six games and a nice matchup against the Eagles.
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27. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin is a risk given the Eagles’ play, but he does have a favorable matchup against Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed 309.4 yards per game and 21 passing scores.
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28. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree bounced back with 101 yards against the Rams. The Dolphins have allowed 257.7 yards per game.
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29. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie scored to salvage his day, but also had hamstring issues. If he’s good to go, he should produce against the Rams.
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30. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd has been steady with four straight 60-yard games, scoring in two of them.
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31. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
Jones has scored nine touchdowns this year. He’s a risk/reward play.
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32. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks
Rice took a huge shot in the win over the Bears. He has five touchdowns in the past five games. The Arizona Cardinals play the pass well, making Rice a low-end WR3 this week.
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33. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans
Britt has scored in back-to-back weeks. He’s a solid WR3 option against the Colts.
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34. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace is hit or miss, but would get a lift if Ben Roethlisberger returns to face the Chargers.
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35. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon was held to one catch for nine yards last week. Cecil Shorts (concussion) is likely out so Justin should be in line for extra looks against the New York Jets.
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36. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Bowe hasn’t scored a touchdown or reached 80 yards since Week 4. Going up against Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns makes Bowe a low-end WR3 at best.
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37. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Consistency is not one of Hartline’s strengths. He should see plenty of targets against the Niners. What he’ll do with them is unpredictable.
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38. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown made his return and caught five of his ten targets for 58 yards.
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39. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
It is a shame that Fitz is dying on the vine in the desert. Tough matchup against Seattle makes him a bench candidate.
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40. Donnie Avery, Indianapolis Colts
Avery scored a pair of touchdowns last week. He’s a decent option against Tennessee.
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With an exciting 12th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 13 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron is averaging 154.8 yards in his past four games and has scored a touchdown in his past three. He should continue to roll against the Indianapolis Colts.
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2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals 
Stop the presses. A.J. Green failed to score for the first time since the season opener. He still managed 111 yards. He could easily get back in the end zone against the San Diego Chargers. They have allowed 20 passing touchdowns this year.
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3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio shook off the injury concerns by dropping a career-high 147 yards on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His owners have to feel great heading into a matchup with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed 298.3 yards per game and 22 passing scores.
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4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas has scored in consecutive weeks and is averaging 92.3 yards per game on the year. The Bucs have allowed 315.5 yards per game and 18 passing scores.
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5. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy was quiet last week, but had 114 yards against the Saints a few weeks ago. They should struggle to contain him once again.
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6. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez is averaging 125.7 yards with four touchdowns in his past three games. He should torment the Philadelphia Eagles.
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7. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall has a tough draw against the Seattle Seahawks, but I don’t expect them to contain him. Marshall is averaging 92.5 yards with eight touchdowns in 11 games.
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8. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson is 129.2 yards the past six games. The Tennessee Titans have allowed 262.1 yards and a pair of touchdown passes per game.
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9. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne is the wide receiver version of Jason Witten. He gets a ton of catches and targets, but seldom finds his way into the end zone. He’s averaging 100.5 yards per game though, and should succeed against the Lions.
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10. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz was able to Salsa Dance for the first time since Week 7. That is when he caught seven passes for 131 yards and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. The ‘Skins have allowed 301.4 yards and 23 passing scores. Cruz will be glad to see them again.
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11. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston has three touchdowns in the past four games and eight in the past eight games. He should see plenty of looks against the Falcons. He scored against them in Week 10.
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12. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker did not get in the end zone against the Kansas City Chiefs. He should be a strong play against the Bucs though.
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13. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax is averaging 87.2 yards with seven touchdowns in 11 games. He’ll have to lock horns with Champ Bailey, but with his size, I like his odds.
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14. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Nicks continues to work his way back. He scored last week and has a great matchup against the ‘Skins.
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15. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy scored last week and will be a tough cover for the Minnesota Vikings.
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16. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker scored just his third touchdown of the season. He continues to catch passes by the bunch. He had 298 yards and two touchdowns in two meeting against the Miami Dolphins last year.
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17. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shorts is averaging 97 yards and a touchdown in his last three games. The Buffalo Bills have allowed 233.3 yards and 20 passing scores.
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18. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
You will have to monitor this one, but if Percy can go, he should fare well against the Packers.
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19. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon responded from his monster 236-yard game with 62 yards and a score. I like him against Buffalo with Chad Henne under center.
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20. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie has averaged 90.3 yards the past three games. The Jags are allowing 274.5 yards per game.
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21. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
The foot looked great on Thanksgiving. He’s still a risk against the Giants, but the extra rest should help.
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22. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb had just 39 yards last week and failed to score for the first time since Week 6. Greg Jennings could be back this week, but Cobb remains a solid option against the Vikings.
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23. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Smith rebounded from a stinker against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 144 yards against the Chargers. He has another date with Pittsburgh, but I’m expecting a stronger performance at home.
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24. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore scored last week, but was relatively quiet. He has scored in five of the past seven games. He takes on the Cleveland Browns.
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25. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore had 91 yards ind the first meeting with the Falcons.
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26. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Hartline quietly has 807 yards on the season. The Patriots have allowed 289.4 yards and 22 passing scores.
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27. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers
DX is averaging 91.3 yards with three touchdowns in the past four games. The Chargers face the Bengals.
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28. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd has three touchdowns in the past four weeks.
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29. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
The struggle to score passing touchdowns. The Chiefs have allowed 22 passing scores. This could be Smith’s time.
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30. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Bowe generally gets a ton of looks. He is capable of turning in a quality game against the Panthers.
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31. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Fitz has top-ten talent, but is wasting away in the desert. Perhaps he can have a one-week hiatus from the fantasy wasteland against the New York Jets.
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32. Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins
Bess had 129 yards last week. He’s averaging 63.2 yards with five touchdowns in his last six meeting with the Patriots.
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33. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton is averaging 58.8 yards and a touchdown in his past four games. He also had a punt return for a touchdown last week. He’s a decent WR3 against Detroit.
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34. Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions
With Titus Young out, Broyles caught six passes for 126 yards. If he is out again, Broyles could put up solid numbers against the Colts.
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35. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree was quiet against the Saints. He’s a low-end WR3 against the St. Louis Rams.
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36. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace has the ability to produce a big game against the Ravens, but he’ll need better quarterback play.
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37. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Speaking of needing better quarterback play, Maclin has got little of that this year. He’s a risky play against the Cowboys.
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38. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin had eight catches for 79 yards in the first meeting with Pittsburgh.
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39. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals
While Fitz is struggling, life is easier for Roberts. He’s averaging 70.6 yards in his past five games. Fitz will draw the attention against the Jets.
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40. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Lloyd is a risk/reward play against Miami. He’s due to break one.
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With an exciting 11th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 12 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron has scored in four of five Thanksgiving games. He’s averaging 159.7 yards in his past three games. The Houston Texans will be tough, but he’s a machine.
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2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green has now scored in nine straight games. He’s unstoppable. The Oakland Raiders have allowed 20 passing touchdowns so running the streak to 10 is probable.
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3. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy has three straight 100-yard games. Julio Jones is banged up so White could be busy as ever against Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed 312.6 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.
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4. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax is averaging 86.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He will challenge the Atlanta Falcons secondary.
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5. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
The Vikings secondary has been out of sorts since Chris Cook went down. Marshall will have his way with them.
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6. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 93.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns this year. Peyton is on fire. The Chiefs have allowed 20 touchdown passes.
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7. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez had 12 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight game with a score. This week he takes on the Washington Redskins. The ‘Skins have allowed 289.2 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
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8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb has averaged 68.7 yards with seven touchdowns in his past six games. The Giants have allowed 257.8 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.
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9. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Nobody gets targeted at the same frequency as Wayne. The Buffalo Bills have allowed 19 passing touchdowns.
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10. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Don’t look now, but Andre Johnson has averaged 117.4 yards in his last five games. The Lions have allowed 16 passing touchdowns.
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11. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
With Gronk out the Patriots will rely more heavily on Wes Welker. He has six or more receptions in his past eight games. The Jets have allowed 14 passing scores.
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12. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston is averaging 72.1 yards and 0.7 touchdowns this year. The San Francisco 49ers are a tough foe, but the Saints are hot.
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13. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Austin has been pretty mediocre the past three games (55.3 yards per game), but should explode against Washington.
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14. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz averaged 89.6 yard and a touchdown in his first seven games. He averaged 38.7 yards the past three games without a score. He should bounce back against Green Bay following his bye.
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15. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker has eight touchdowns in the past seven games. The Chiefs have allowed 20 passing scores.
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16. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy was able to return to action. He should be closer to form against the Giants.
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17. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
The Bears present a tough challenge. I don’t trust Ponder to keep his composure. Percy’s ankle is also a concern.
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18. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace has elite speed, but could struggle with Big Ben out. He scores every other game over the course of his career so he’s always a threat.
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19. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio’s ankle is a concern, but if he can go he has a favorable matchup with Washington.
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20. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Nicks had nine catches for 75 yards prior to the bye. He should build on that against Green Bay.
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21. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shorts is averaging 87.4 yards with three touchdowns in his last five games. The Titans have allowed 266.2 yards and a pair of scores per game.
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22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore is averaging 85.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in four home games. He faces the Niners.
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23. Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers
DX is averaging 97 yards and a touchdown in his last three games. Baltimore has allowed 250.1 yards per game.
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24. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks
Rice has four touchdowns in his past three games. The Miami Dolphins have allowed 266.3 yards per game.
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25. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore let down his owners against the Saints, but just about everyone has a stinker. He should get back on his horse against the Bengals.
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26. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith has just one touchdown on the year, but at this point the Philadelphia Eagles are in shambles.
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27. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree should be a nice play against New Orleans. The Saints have allowed 305 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game.
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28. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams
He caught seven more passes. Rank him higher in PPR leagues, but he remains a solid standard league option against the Arizona Cardinals.
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29. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Smith is pretty hit or miss, but he should be decent against the Chargers.
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30. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Bowe’s neck injury forced him out of action before catching a pass. He’s a slight risk against Denver.
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31. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Fitz is a gamble thanks to terrible quarterback play. It’s sad when you long for the days of Kevin Kolb. He’s a WR3 at best against the Rams.
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32. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Johnson has 12 catches for 165 yards the past two games. The Colts have allowed 18 touchdowns.
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33. Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon had his coming out party against Houston. Chad Henne will get the start again, which should help Blackmon’s cause. The Titans struggle against the pass.
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34. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton has two 100-yard games on either side of a catchless dud. He has a nice draw against the Bills this week.
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35. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd is playing third fiddle to DX and Antonio Gates. He still has a pair of scores and a 59.3 yard average in his past three games. He’s a decent play against Baltimore.
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36. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders
DHB is averaging 75 yards in his last three games. He’s a decent option against Cincinnati.
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37. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams is averaging 59.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. I expect Freeman to attempt a lot of passes against Atlanta.
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38. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin caught eight passes for 79 yards against Pittsburgh. He’s a low-end WR option against San Diego.
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39. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
I can’t believe how far the Eagles have fallen. Maclin has the talent, but he’s a risky start against Carolina after failing to catch a pass last week.
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40. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans
Britt should be a bigger part of the offense against Jacksonville coming out of the bye. The Jags have allowed 276.9 yards per game.
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With an exciting tenth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 11 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
After dropping 207 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings perhaps Megatron has put the Madden Megacurse to rest. The Lions will have to pass early and often against Green Bay.
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2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green extended his touchdown streak to eight games. The Chiefs have allowed a ton of touchdown passes. Look for Green to make it nine.
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3. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne is averaging 103.4 yards per game. The Patriots have allowed 285.3 passing yards per game and 19 touchdowns.
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4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 99 yards per game. The Chargers have allowed 16 passing scores.
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5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio survived a scare and had 75 yards against the Saints. Look for another big game as the Falcons take on Arizona.
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6. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy had 114 yards last week, but could have had more if he didn’t stop running his route on a would-be game-winning touchdown pass. Without much of a running game, the Falcons will rely on Roddy and company.
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7. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall is likely facing the Niners without Jay Cutler. Even with bad weather and Jason Campbell under center for a half, Marshall finished with 107 yards against the Texans. He’s playing at an unbelievable level.
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8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Jordy should be back, but Cobb has been the most reliable option the past few weeks. He’s averaging 77.2 total yards with six touchdowns in his past five games. Detroit will have their hands full with Cobb the way Rodgers has been playing.
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9. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston has seven touchdowns in the past six games. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing scores. I like Colston’s chances to add to those totals.
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10. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals will need to air it out against Atlanta meaning Fitz should have a busy day.
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11. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy should be healthy coming out of the bye. He scored three touchdowns the last time he faced the Lions.
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12. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker caught six more passes giving him 66 on the season. Last year he had 11 catches for 110 yards against the Colts.
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13. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jackson is a little hit or miss, but is very capable of scoring a touchdown and/or turning in a 100-yard day against Carolina.
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14. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker had a five-game scoring streak snapped in horrible fashion with a mere 15 yards. Look for him to rebound against the Chargers.
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15. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Miles has had a couple of ugly games this year, including last week. He should rebound at home against the Browns. He’s averaging 99 yards at home compared to 63 on the road.
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16. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin was a different player with Foles under center. I’m expecting Vick to miss the game against Washington, which could help Maclin. The Redskins have allowed 301.7 yards per game and 20 touchdowns.
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17. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace will use his speed against Baltimore. The Ravens have allowed 258.2 yards per game. He had 175 yards and a touchdown in two games against them last year.
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18. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez is a little risky as he has three games with fewer than 20 yards. He has averaged 90.7 yards in his other six games. I’m expecting one of the good games against Cleveland.
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19. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore is averaging 71.9 yards with five touchdowns in eight games. The Saints have allowed 307.3 yards per game and 19 passing touchdowns.
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20. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
The weather and the Bears’ defense slowed Johnson last week. He averaged 93 yards the three prior games. He should bounce back against the Jags.
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21. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Jackson didn’t quite have the increase with Foles as Maclin, but he should still be counted on for a good day against Washington.
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22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Moore had 91 yards last week and should continue to be busy as long as Sproles is out. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing touchdowns.
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23. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith was nearly invisible against Denver. He should rebound against Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed a league-high 321.3 yards per game.
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24. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders
DHB is averaging 68.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in his past four games. He should add to that number against a bad Saints secondary.
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25. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Hartline has eight receptions in each of his past two games. The Bills have allowed 18 passing touchdowns so perhaps Hartline can find the end zone.
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26. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams
Amendola caught 11 passes for 102 yards in his return. Expect a ton of targets against the Jets.
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27. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
I’m expecting Bowe to be very busy against the Bengals. I just worry about his production.
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28. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey has three scores in his past two games, but Pittsburgh will be a stiff test.
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29. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
There should be plenty to go around against Detroit.
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30. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd has scored in back-to-back weeks. Denver doesn’t allow a lot of yards (218.4 per game), but they have allowed 16 touchdown passes.
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31. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie’s thigh wasn’t an issue against the Patriots as he caught six passes for 86 yards. Miami is allowing 278 yards per game so another strong effort is probable.
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32. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams is averaging 63.1 yards with five touchdowns in nine games. Freeman has been on fire making Williams a WR3 candidate against Carolina.
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33. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree has averaged 71 yards and 1.5 touchdowns the past two games. The Bears present a tough test.
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34. Titus Young, Detroit Lions
Titus is averaging 59 yards and 0.75 touchdowns in his past four games. He should be busy against Green Bay.
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35. Donnie Avery, Indianapolis Colts
His hip didn’t bother him last week and has extra time to rest and gear up for the showdown with New England.
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36. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shorts is averaging 89 yards and 0.5 touchdowns over the past four games. Houston presents a tough matchup.
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37. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Lloyd only managed 45 yards against the Bills. Though he scored twice in London he only produced 28 yards. He’s a bit of a risky play against the Colts.
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38. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin only has one touchdown on the year and is averaging 60.9 yards per game. He has had some success against Pittsburgh in the past, averaging 87 yards and 0.5 touchdowns the past two years.
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39. Andre Roberts, Arizona Cardinals
Roberts is averaging 84.7 yards over the past three games. He should be targeted heavily against Atlanta.
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40. Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers
I’m expecting Antonio Brown to be out again making Sanders a borderline option against Baltimore.
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