T.Y. Hilton
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2014-15 NFL Playoffs.
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1. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 96.1 yards in the first 14 games of the regular season. He is averaging 87.5 yards in two playoff wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos. Hilton was limited to 24 yards in the first meeting with the New England Patriots.
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2. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson averaged 94.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns during the regular season. He was held to 22 yards in the playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. He did have nine catches for 83 yards in the first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks, but they are playing a tough brand of football right now.
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3. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb averaged 80.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He had 116 yards against the Cowboys. Cobb had 58 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks in Week 1. Facing Seattle limits his value.
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4. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Julian Edelman averaged 69.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game on the  year. He caught eight passes for 74 yards in the playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. He also threw a long touchdown pass. Edelman had 81 total yards in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts.
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5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin averaged 51.6 yards per game during the regular season. He had 38 yards and a touchdown in the playoff win against the Carolina Panthers. He had just 14 yards in the first meeting with the Packers.
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6. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
7. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
8. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
9. Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts
10. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs.
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1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas averaged 101.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game in the regular season. Thomas had 48 yards in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts allowed 1.7 passing touchdowns per game.
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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant averaged 82.5 yards per game and led the league with 16 touchdowns, including 12 in the final nine games of the regular season. Dez had 48 yards in the playoff win over the Detroit Lions. He faces the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have allowed 1.6 passing touchdowns per game.
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3. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson averaged 94.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns during the regular season. He faces the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys allowed 251.9 passing yards per game.
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4. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders averaged 87.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. Sanders had 77 yards in the first game against the Colts.
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5. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb averaged 80.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s also a solid play against the Cowboys.
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6. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 96.1 yards in the first 14 games of the regular season. He had 103 yards in the playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Hilton had 41 yards in the regular season meeting with the Denver Broncos.
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7. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Julian Edelman averaged 69.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game, but I suspect Tom Brady will lean heavily on Edelman against the Baltimore Ravens. He averaged 114.5 yards and a touchdown in the final two games of the regular season.
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8. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
Brandon LaFell averaged 69.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in the final 13 games of the regular season.
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9. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith averaged just 47.9 yards per game, but scored 11 touchdowns on the year. He continued his scoring spree in the playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers with 28 yards and a touchdown. He faces the New England Patriots. The Pats allowed 1.5 passing touchdowns per game.
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10. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin averaged 63 yards and 0.6 yards per game during the regular season. He had 33 yards in the playoff win over the Arizona Cardinals. Benjamin has a tough matchup against the Seattle Seahawks and the Legion of Boom.
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11. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Steve Smith averaged 66.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He stepped it up in the win over the Steelers with 101 yards. He try to stay hot against New England, but he could be seeing plenty of Darrelle Revis.
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12. Terrance Williams , Dallas Cowboys
Terrance Williams had 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Lions. I’m expecting a quieter day against the Packers.
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13. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin averaged 51.6 yards per game during the regular season. He’s not a strong play against the Carolina Panthers.
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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
Antonio Brown led the NFL with 1,698 yards and finished second with 13 touchdowns. He averaged 117 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in two meetings with the Baltimore Ravens. Brown had at least 90 yards in 13 games.
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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant averaged 82.5 yards per game and led the league with 16 touchdowns. He scored six touchdowns in the final three games and 12 in the final nine games. A tough matchup against the Detroit Lions keeps him out of the top spot.
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3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson averaged 99.8 yards and a touchdown in the past five games. He should be busy against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys allowed 251.9 passing yards per game.
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4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green averaged 80.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He was held without a catch in Week 16, but finished with eight receptions for 82 yards. He’s a solid option against the Indianapolis Colts. Indy allowed 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
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5. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 96.1 yards in his first 14 games before a hamstring injury forced him to miss one game and be limited in the season finale. He should be ready to roll against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hilton had 107 yards against them in the first meeting.
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6. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin averaged 63 yards and 0.6 yards in a sensational rookie year that was overshadowed by Odell Beckham, Jr. and Mike Evans. Unlike those phenoms, Benjamin is still playing. He faces the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards ranked 29th in the league with 259.5 passing yards per game.
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7. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith averaged just 47.9 yards per game, but scored 11 touchdowns on the year, including one in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He scored three times in the last two games.
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8. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
Golden Tate averaged 83.2 yards per game. He took a back seat when Megatron returned, but he’s still a dangerous weapon.
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9. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Steve Smith averaged 66.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He averaged 53.5 yards in two meetings with Pittsburgh.
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10. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
Michael Floyd averaged 52.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He finished the year with 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He has the potential for a big game, but the Cardinals’ passing attack is suspect.
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Here’s a look at the LestersLegends Super Bowl XLVIII fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas averaged 89.4 yards and 0.9 touchdowns during the regular season. He has 15 receptions for 188 yards and a pair of touchdowns in two playoff wins over the San Diego Chargers and the New England Patriots. He will have his work cut out for him against Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks secondary. At 6’3″ and 229 pounds with speed and athleticism to burn, he should be able to hold his own against their physical secondary.
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2. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Eric Decker averaged 98.2 yards and 1.6 touchdowns in the last five games of the regular season, but has taken a little bit of back seat in the playoffs averaging 52.5 yards. Decker is 6’3″ and 214 pounds with deceptive speed. If Sherman is holding down Thomas, Peyton Manning won’t hesitate to go to Decker.
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3. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
Wes Welker is averaging five catches for 38 yards. Like I said before the conference championship, if he doesn’t score a touchdown you are in for a mediocre performance. His role doesn’t afford big yardage days.
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4. Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks
Percy Harvin is closing out a lost season due to injuries. The talent is there. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him finally make his big splash in the biggest game of the year. Harvin is explosive after the catch. Look for Seattle to be creative in his usage.
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5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin had 106 yards against the San Francisco 49ers. He is inconsistent, but is still capable of making plays, particularly if Denver keys in on Harvin and Marshawn Lynch.
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6. Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks
Golden Tate, like the rest of Seattle’s options are inconsistent. He led all Seahawk receivers with 898 yards, but he’s a roll of the dice.
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7. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
Jermaine Kearse gives the Seahawks a little more size than his counterparts. Again, you are hoping for the best if you are using Kearse.
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8.Andre Caldwell, Denver Broncos
Andre Caldwell had one catch in each of Denver’s two playoff games. If Welker were to get banged up, he could see extra looks. It’s not a bet you should take though.
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Super Bowl XLVIII
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the  the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2013-14 NFL Playoffs.
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1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas averaged 89.4 yards and 0.9 touchdowns during the regular season, including 41 yards and a score in the first meeting with the New England Patriots. He had 54 yards and a score in the playoff win over the San Diego Chargers. Thomas has a touchdown in three of four playoff games. He’ll be a difficult cover, even for Aqib Talib.
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2. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Eric Decker had just 32 yards against the Chargers, but averaged 98.2 yards and 1.6 touchdowns in the last five games of the regular season. He only had five yards in the first meeting with the Pats, but I expect a much heavier workload in this one.
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3. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Julian Edelman averaged 92.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns in the last six games of the regular season. He remained hot in the playoffs with 84 yards against the Indianapolis Colts. Edelman caught nine balls for 110 yards and a pair of scores against the Broncos. He’ll be a difficult cover once again.
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4. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree have alternated being Colin Kaepernick’s favorite target in the two playoff games. Boldin had eight catches for 136 yards against the Carolina Panthers. I expect Kaepernick to lean on Boldin again due to his physical style.
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5. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Michael Crabtree had 125 yards against the Green Bay Packers in the wild card round and 26 yards against the Panthers. I expect he’ll have closer to the latter against the Seahawks.
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6. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
Wes Welker returned with 38 yards and a touchdown. He was held to 31 yards in the first meeting with New England. He’s a bit risky because he only topped 70 yards five times this year, with the last one coming on November 17th. If he doesn’t score you could be stuck with a mediocre day.
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7. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
Danny Amendola wasn’t great during the regular season but he showed up big in the playoffs with 77 yards against the Colts. He had just 17 yards against the Broncos, but I expect he’ll have a bigger thumbprint on this one.
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs.
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1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas averaged 89.4 yards and 0.9 touchdowns during the regular season, including 76.5 yards and 1.5 touchdowns in two games against the San Diego Chargers. Thomas’ physical tools will be a challenge.
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2. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Eric Decker averaged 98.2 yards and 1.6 touchdowns in the last five games. He should remain hot against a Chargers team that ranked 29th against the pass with 258.7 yards allowed per game.
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3. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Julian Edelman averaged 92.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns in the last six games. Tom Brady’s new favorite target will be busy against the Indianapolis Colts
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4. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 67.7 yard and 0.3 yards during the regular season, but he erupted for 155 yards in the season finale and 224 yards and a pair of scores in the dramatic playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs. My only concern is Bill Belichick’s history of neutralizing the opposition’s primary weapon.
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5. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Michael Crabtree exploded last week with 125 yards in a playoff win over the Green Bay Packers. In the past four playoff games he’s averaging 102.5 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Crabtree does have a tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
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6. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen averaged 69.7 yard and 0.5 touchdowns this year. He only managed 70 yards in two games against the Broncos, but he scored a pair of touchdowns.
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7. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
Wes Welker is a bit of a wildcard as a pair of concussions cost him the final three games of the season. Not before he set a career-high with 10 touchdown receptions. As long as he can avoid a setback, he’s a decent option as he’s nearly an impossible cover out of the slot.
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8. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
Anquan Boldin averaged 73.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns during the year. In the final seven games he averaged 86.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He was quiet last week against the Packers, but he is more than capable of turning in a big performance. His physical style is suited for the matchup with the Panthers.
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9. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
Danny Amendola had a few big games in a disappointing season. He’s equally capable of a big day, getting hurt or being nearly invisible. He’s a roll of the dice, but there is some upside.
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10. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Marques Colston had just two catches for 16 yards last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had four catches for 27 yards in the first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks. He’s capable of so much more, but his matchup is tough.
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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. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green averaged 89.1 yard and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He scored five touchdowns in the past five games. Green faces the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts allowed 258.7 passing yards per game.
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2. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson (10 catches, 161 yards) welcomed Aaron Rodgers back in a big way. He had seven catches for 130 yards and a touchdown in the opener.
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3. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
Anquan Boldin averaged 73.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns this year, but averaged 86.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his final seven games. Boldin caught 13 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Green Bay Packers.
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4. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
DeSean Jackson averaged 83.3 yards and and 0.6 touchdowns. He was quiet the past two games, but is primed to break out against the New Orleans Saints.
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5. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen averaged 72.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his final six games. He faces the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals allowed 1.4 touchdown passes per game.
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6. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers wasn’t the only Packer to make a triumphant return. Randall Cobb came back to catch a pair of touchdown passes last week against the Chicago Bears. He had seven catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Niners.
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7. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Marques Colston closed out the season averaging 86.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his final four games. He should have continued success against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles allowed 289.8 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game.
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8. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton finished strong averaging 95 yards in his last three games. He only scored five touchdowns on the year and those came in two games. He has a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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9. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Michael Crabtree averaged 56.8 yards per game. He’s not all the way back, but he’s close. He should have a solid game against Green Bay.
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10. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
Marvin Jones burst on the scene with a four-touchdown game, but he finished with 10 scores. He averaged 63.5 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his last four games.
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