Emmanuel Sanders
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I present the Lester’s Legends Super Bowl 50 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
3. Ted Ginn, Jr., Carolina Panthers
4. Philly Brown, Carolina Panthers
5. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
6. Cody Latimer, Denver Broncos
7. Jerricho Cotchery, Carolina Panthers
8. Jordan Norwood, Denver Broncos
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Julian Edelman
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Here’s the Lester’s Legends fantasy football wide receiver rankings for the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games.
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1. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
2. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
3. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
4. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
5. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
6. Ted Ginn, Jr., Carolina Panthers
7. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
8. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
9. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
10. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
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Demaryius Thomas TD
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football wide receiver rankings for the Divisional Round.
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1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
2. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
3. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
4. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
6. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
7. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
8. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
9. Ted Ginn, Jr. Carolina, Panthers
10. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
11. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
12. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
14. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
15. Albert Wilson, Kanasas City Chiefs
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Antonio Brown
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football wide receiver rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
4. Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs
5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
6. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
7. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
9. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
10. James Jones, Green Bay Packers
11. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
12. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
13. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
14. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
15. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
17. Mike Wallace, Minnesota Vikings
18. Nate Washington, Houston Texans
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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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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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