With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 10 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson is averaging 117.3 yards and a touchdown per game. He has 484 yards…in his past two games. He’s clearly the best receiver in the game. The Chicago Bears get to deal with him this week.
2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant is averaging 78.3 yards and 0.9 touchdowns. He should be very busy in a shootout with the New Orleans Saints.
3. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
Wes Welker is averaging 69.4 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 275.4 yards per game.
4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green is averaging 95.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He’s facing the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are giving up 239.1 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
5. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas is averaging 85.6 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He should also have a strong showing against the Chargers.
6. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Brandon Marshall is a beast. He should exploit the Detroit Lions’ secondary. The Lions are giving up 272.5 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game.
7. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Pierre Garcon is averaging 85.5 yards per game. He should smoke the Minnesota Vikings’ secondary. The Vikes have allowed 291.1 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game.
8. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
DeSean Jackson is averaging 91.4 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He should keep rolling against the Green Bay Packers.
9. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Andre Johnson is averaging 101.6 yards per game and just scored his first three touchdowns of the season last week against the Indianapolis Colts. He’s facing the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards have allowed 254.3 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
10. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Victor Cruz is averaging 84.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He should do well against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are giving up 262.6 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game after getting lit up by Nick Foles last week.
11. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen is averaging 99.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns in his past five games. He should be busy against Denver. The Broncos have allowed 299.8 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
12. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Eric Decker is averaging 83.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Peyton Manning spreads the wealth enough for all three receivers to be productive.
13. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vincent Jackson is averaging 79.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He’s facing the Miami Dolphins. The Fins have allowed 252.3 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game.
14. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton is averaging 66.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He had 121 yards and three touchdowns in his first game since Reggie Wayne went down. Hilton is facing the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have allowed 220.6 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game.
15. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown is averaging 87.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. He should have a strong showing against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have allowed 246.9 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game.
16. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson takes a hit with Aaron Rodgers ailing. He still should be solid against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are giving up 307.6 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game.
17. Cecil Shorts III, Jacksonville Jaguars
Cecil Shorts III is averaging 70.6 yards. He’ll see more looks with Justin Blackmon under suspension. He’s facing the Tennessee Titans.
18. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith is averaging 88.4 yards. The Ravens take on the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals have allowed 221.1 yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game.
19. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Larry Fitzgerald is averaging 58.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He’s facing the Houston Texans. The Texans have allowed 1.6 passing touchdowns per game.
20. Harry Douglas, Atlanta Falcons
Harry Douglas is averaging 117.3 yards in his past three games. He’s facing the Seattle Seahawks, which hurts his value this week.
21. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
Terrance Williams is averaging 69.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his past six games. He should also do well against the Saints.
22. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Alshon Jeffrey continues to have a breakout season. He should do well against the Lions.
23. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
Marvin Jones is averaging 79 yards and 1.5 touchdowns in his past four games. He’s a solid option against the Fish.
24. Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
Riley Cooper is averaging 90 yards and a touchdown in his past four games. He should continue to see a fair share of looks against the Packers.
25. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
Anquan Boldin is averaging 68.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the Carolina Panthers.
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With an exciting ninth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 10 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio is averaging 126.0 yards the past two games and has dream matchup against New Orleans.
2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green has scored in seven straight games. The Giants are giving up 264.3 yards per game.
3. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall is averaging 116.6 yards with six touchdowns in the past five games. Houston is tough, but Marshall is on fire.
4. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
There will be plenty of production to go around against New Orleans.
5. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
Decker has seven touchdowns in the past five games. Manning is dialed in. Look for a strong game against the Panthers.
6. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 106.8 yards in his past five games. He should roll against Carolina.
7. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne has a great rapport with Andrew Luck. He’s averaging a career-high 104.4 yards per game. Reggie had eight catches for 88 yards in the first meeting with Jacksonville.
8. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron was able to battle through his knee issues for 129 yards against Jacksonville. He’s going to be a tall task for Minnesota.
9. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Averaging 101.2 yards and a touchdown over the past five games. San Diego has allowed 14 passing scores.
10. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Miles is averaging 102.0 yards the past three games. Takes on the Eagles.
11. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston will need to be active to keep pace with the Falcons.
12. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Welker had nine catches for 129 yards in the first meeting with Buffalo, though he’s been quieter the past two games.
13. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz hasn’t salsa danced for two weeks. Faces the Bengals in Cincinnati.
14. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
With his explosive speed he can score at any time. The Chiefs have allowed 17 passing touchdowns.
15. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin should be a solid play against Dallas.
16. Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Averaging 4.5 catches in his past four games. Tampa Bay has allowed 321.1 passing yards per game.
17. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Should be a matter of time until Nicks regains form. Will it happen this week against Cincinnati?
18. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Stevie was kept in check in the first meeting with New England, but scored in both games against them last year. He’s banged up so keep an eye on his availability.
19. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Caught eight passes for 79 yards last week. Next up is Pittsburgh.
20. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Averaging 8.3 catches for 93.0 yards the past three games, but Chicago presents a tough matchup.
21. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Smith scored his first touchdown last week. Next up is Denver.
22. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Should see additional targets against Atlanta with Darren Sproles out.
23. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
If he’s healthy he’s a decent WR2 against Philadelphia.
24. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore is averaging 69.3 yards with four touchdowns in seven games. Baltimore has allowed 246.8 passing yards per game.
25. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
Lloyd scored twice in London prior to the bye. He also score in the first meeting with Buffalo.
26. Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks
Has three touchdowns in the past four games. Takes on the Jets.
27. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
DeSean brings big play ability in his home game against Dallas.
28. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Smith has scored in two of his past three games. Should do well against Oakland.
29. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams is averaging 80.0 yards with three touchdowns in the past five games. Solid WR3 against San Diego.
30. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree scored a pair of touchdown prior to last week’s bye. He faces the Rams.
31. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders
DHB is averaging 63.7 yards the past three games. The Raiders will be forced to pass often against Baltimore.
32. Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams
Amendola should return this week against the Niners and see plenty of targets.
33. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin is averaging 78.4 yards the past five games. Faces Oakland.
34. Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers
I’m expecting an ankle injury to keep Antonio Brown out, which makes Sanders a decent WR3 against Kansas City.
35. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Hartline caught eight passes for 107 yards against the Colts. He is a solid WR3 against a bad Titans pass defense.
36. Titus Young, Detroit Lions
The ground game did the damage last week. This week Young should be able to exploit the Vikings secondary.
37. Donald Jones, Buffalo Bills
Jones has ten receptions in the past two games. He scored in the first meeting with New England.
38. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton could be a solid option if Donnie Avery’s hip forces him to miss the game against Jacksonville. He caught six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown last week.
39. Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans
Caught five passes for 67 yards last week. Will he finally break out against Miami?
40. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
Averaging 83.7 yards in his past three games. Faces the Colts.
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Here’s the LestersLegends’ Week 10 2011 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
1.  Calvin Johnson @ Chicago:  Megatron is fresh off a bye and ready to continue chasing the TD record. He went for 130 and a score in Week 5 against the Bears.
2.  Greg Jennings vs. Minnesota:  100 yards or a score (three times both) in seven of eight games. Had season-high 147 yards against the Vikings in Week 7.
3.  Vincent Jackson vs. Oakland: Consistency is an issue but he’s been hurt. He looked healthy torching the Packers for three TDs.
4.  Mike Wallace @ Cincinnati:  100 yards or a score (three times both) in seven of nine games.
5.  Steve Smith vs. Tennessee:  Smith is averaging 114.8 yards per game with five 100+ games (four 140+).
6.  Dez Bryant vs. Buffalo:  With Austin out Dez should see big time opportunities.
7.  Jeremy Maclin vs. Arizona:  Averaging 68 yards and 0.5 TDs in his past four games.
8.  Dwayne Bowe vs. Denver:  Averaging 92.2 yards over his past five games.
9.  Roddy White vs. New Orleans:  Julio had the monster game last week but Roddy remains a safer choice.
10.  Marques Colston @ Atlanta:  Quieter the past two games Brees will likely get his favorite WR more involved in a key divisional game.
11.  Stevie Johnson @ Dallas:  Faced the Jets and walked away with 84 yards.
12.  Wes Welker @ New York Jets:  Plays well against the Jets. Still Revis Island lurks.
13.  Anquan Boldin @ Seattle:  Averaging 101.3 yards in his past four games and 91.6 ypg in ten games against Seattle.
14.  DeSean Jackson vs. Arizona:  He’s been quiet so it seems like it’s his moment to break out.
15.  Larry Fitzgerald @ Philadelphia:  Tough draw but it’s hard to sit Fitz.
16.  Julio Jones vs. New Orleans:  Has gone over 100 yards in three of the last four games he’s played in.
17.  Brandon Lloyd @ Cleveland:  Continues to produce for the Rams.
18.  Brandon Marshall vs. Washington: Averaging 82.8 yards in his past four games.
19.  A.J. Green vs. Pittsburgh:  Averaging 81 yards with three TDs in his past five games.
20.  Victor Cruz @ San Francisco:  Averaging 95.2 yards in his past six games.
21.  Mario Manningham @ San Francisco:  Has scored in consecutive weeks and is averaging 52 yards the past four weeks.
22.  Percy Harvin @ Green Bay:  Averaging 84.7 total yards the past three games.
23.  Jordy Nelson vs. Minnesota:  Averaging 87 yards the past three games.
24.  Santonio Holmes vs. New England:  Has three touchdowns in the past four games.
25.  Antonio Brown @ Cincinnati:  Averaging 92.7 yards the past three games.
26.  Steve Breaston vs. Denver:  Averaging 72.4 yards the past five games.
27.  Eric Decker @ Kansas City:  Has scored in back-to-back games and has six receiving TDs on the year.
28.  Michael Crabtree vs. New York Giants:  Averaging 6.3 catches for 60.7 yards in his past three games.
29.  Mike Williams vs. Houston:  Averaging six catches for 60 yards in his past three games. He’ll have his hands full in this one though.
30.  Torrey Smith @ Seattle:  Averaging 61 yards over past four games.
31.  Plaxico Burress vs. New England:  Playing a bigger role the past two weeks. The Pats will have trouble with his size.
32.  Laurent Robinson vs. Buffalo:  He’s scored in the past two games and should take on a bigger role with Miles Austin out.
33.  Sidney Rice vs. Baltimore:  Averaging 85.5 yards the past two games.
34.  Early Doucet @ Philadelphia:  Averaging 55 yards and 0.5 TDs in his past four games.
35.  James Jones vs. Minnesota:  Risky play but has four TDs in is past five games.
36.  Lance Moore @ Atlanta:  Has scored in consecutive weeks.
37.  Kevin Walter @ Tampa Bay:  I’m beginning to doubt Andre Johnson will be back before their bye.
38.  Pierre Garcon vs. Jacksonville:  It’s gotten so bad that even Garcon (Painter’s favorite target) has been fairly quiet for four weeks.
39.  Reggie Wayne vs. Jacksonville:  Seems like the losing is getting to Wayne.
40.  Doug Baldwin vs. Baltimore:  Averaging 54.2 ypg on the season.
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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.


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

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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