It is potentially the last game of the season for your fantasy teams, as most leagues are crowning a champion in Week 16, and it is the perfect time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to be playing the awful, awful Rams secondary. You will find both of their top receivers in the top 20, including Mr. Wallace here at the top. Larry Fitzgerald may have cost you last week with his awful production, but if he didn't lose it for you, expect a big turnaround in this game against the Bengals. Will the Giants' passing game bounce back? Can Calvin follow up with another gem? What about New England? Does anyone else have the Moves Like Welker? If you have been following us all season long here at Fantasy Alarm, we thank you and wish you the best and hope you enjoy the wide receiver rankings.
I guess the Chargers seem to be back and doing their usual December rush to the playoffs after dismantling the Jags on Monday Night, although I think my local high school team would be able to cover the spread against the Jags right now. We are entering what should be the first week of the fantasy playoffs with your team, so if you are reading this, congratulations on getting this far, you must have a pretty decent roster, and hopefully all of your wide receivers are on this list. Will Andre Johnson be an elite receiver down the stretch or was I right to call him over rated on our Sirius/XM radio show (5-8pm EST Saturday and 7-10pm EST Sunday on Sirius 210/XM 87 by the way)? Is Mike Wallace ready to have a strong finish? Will Larry Fitzgerald be crippled by poor quarterback play? How long can Victor Cruz keep this up? When setting this all important roster, be sure to see who we have where in the wide receiver rankings.
After two subpar weeks, Wes Welker bounced back big time last week with over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns. We will find two Patriots receivers in the top 20 of the rankings this week. You will also find two Giants wide receivers in the top 20 as Victor Cruz is becoming a favorite target of Eli Manning. Stevie Johnson dropped three potential touchdown passes and not only shot himself in the foot in celebration, but also shot the Bills in the foot with an excessive celebration penalty. Andre Johnson is suffering without Matt Schaub in the lineup and will now have T.J. Yates as his quarterback. Can we expect much out of Johnson with Yates throwing him the ball? Will Dez Bryant be a factor for the Cowboys for all four quarters and not just two of them? How do Riley Cooper and Jason Avant stand after their big weeks? What can we expect from Miles Austin as he returns from injury? Get all over your answers to your fantasy lineup questions with this week’s wide receiver rankings.
Has any wide receiver been more of a disappointment than Roddy White? I know we usually finish the introduction with a few questions, but I think that it is worthy of it here. I had Roddy White in the top five of my preseason rankings and he has let me down more than any other player, but I like his matchup this week against the Titans, and he is waaaaaay overdue for a really big game. Julio Jones is looking iffy for this game (and I haven't taken him off of the rankings this week), which could mean more openings for Mr. White in the end zone, with the football. We have a lot of wide receivers that were banged up last week, so between that and the last bye weeks, the position is a little thinner than usual but there are still plenty of good options for you. Can Dez Bryant and Hakeem Nicks actually play well throughout a game or will they continue to be very inconsistent.? Is there anything stopping the Packers passing attack? Will Stevie Johnson bounceback? The answer to all of life's issues are right here in the Week 11 fantasy wide receiver rankings.
Fantasy players from coast to coast are counting their blessings that both Calvin Johnson and Steve Smith will be back after their byes, and they are 1-2 in the rankings this week. We will be without Miles Austin again for a few weeks, and you might be surprised just how much I like Laurent Robinson this week, and while Austin is out. Cincinnati rookie A.J. Green continues to rise up the rankings as I gain more and more confidence in him and quarterback Andy Dalton. Will this be the week Andre Johnson comes back? Is this the week that MIke Williams finally has a good game? Can Julio Jones back up his big performance from last week? Will Hakeem Nicks, Andre Johnson, or Wes Welker play this week? Why does Jeff Mans have frosted tips? There is no answer to that one, but any question you have at wide receiver can be answered by your Week 10 rankings.
Who will be the top wide receiver in Week 9 in the NFL? This week we welcome Larry Fitzgerald to the top of the list, regardless of the performance of the quarterback in the desert this season. You will find one surprising name in the top 20 this week I think, and it is a player that we expected to be there every week before the season started, but has disappointed time after time after time. Other than that we have a lot of similar names among the top ranked guys. Can the Bengals' passing game continue to impress? What about the Bills? Do we see a resurgence in San Diego after a miserable loss on Monday night? What about Michael Crabtree? Is he ready to live up to the hype? How about Brandon Lloyd in his new home? Before setting your lineups be sure to take a look at the Week 9 wide receiver rankings.
Welcome back to fantasy relevance Marques Colston! Of course everyone on the Saints, including some of the fans, scored fantasy points last Sunday night, but Colston certainly has looked like the impressive rookie who once had tight end eligibility and ruled fantasy football. Thankfully for his fantasy owners, Wes Welker will be back on the field and I'm sure racking up the receptions against the Steelers. Where do guys who grabbed my attention last week rank for Week 8? That's right, I'm talking about Brandon Lloyd and Demaryius Thomas. Which Jackson, DeSean or Vincent, will have the better game? Will Andre Johnson be back? Your Week 8 matchup could make or break your season, so be sure to prepare by reading the wide receiver rankings.
As always, the wide receiver position is the one that changes the most from week to week and from month to month. I have a new man love and he comes from the Buckeye State and is my favorite to come in SECOND in the race for Offensive Rookie of the Year behind Cam Newton. Speaking of Cam, his emergence has brought new fantasy value to that team's top receiver and has once again made him a top ten average at the position. There is also a new top dog, or so it seems in Oakland, and he has also made his way to the top ten of this week's rankings. I have also found a correctino in rankings for guys like Marques Colston, Roddy White, and Mike Williams. Where do these guys end up this week? You will have to find out for yourselves in this week's wide receiver rankings.
It has been the year of the wide receiver so far in fantasy football as you have Calvin Johnson catching two touchdowns a week and Wes Welker absolutely tearing up opposing secondaries. As with my declaration with Cam Newton in the quarterback rankings, I am going to make the same about A.J. Green here. He is going to be a guy you want to start every week people! The guy is going to be a fantasy producer each and every week and needs to be in your lineups any time he is on the field. I have also found that I am liking Sidney Rice more than I thought I did, and I am starting to sour some on Mike Williams of Tampa Bay. What else can you expect from your wide receivers this week? Enjoy reading below in the Week 5 wide receiver rankings.
All I know is one thing. I've got a fever! And the only cure is more Sanzenbacher! The Bears' undrafted free agent wide receiver caught a touchdown for the second consecutive game, and even though he is short and white, he has at least gained my attention. In a short pass, pass happy offense, Sanzenbacher is at least worth a roster spot as long as he is producing. Injuries to stars such as Hakeem Nicks and Dez Bryant again make setting your rosters difficult, and what can you count on from Marques Colston in his first game back from injury (here's a hint, he ain't on this list!). I would also like to point out to the person who tweeted Fantasy Alarm this past weekend that I had forgotten to include Brandon Marshall that I knew that he wasn't going to have a big week and that is why he wasn't on the list.........ok, that's not true, it was my mistake, but hey it sounded good for a second! Wide receiver is definitely the most fluid and deep position in fantasy football, but it is also the hardest to gauge as it seems sometimes that guys' fortunes change greatly from week to week. However, the league has turned into a pass heavy sport, so the decisions you make here are probably the most crucial of your week.