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Week 13 Rankings

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Week 13 Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Julio Jones vs. MIN -
2 DeAndre Hopkins at TEN -
3 Brandin Cooks at BUF -
4 Keenan Allen vs. CLE -
5 Adam Thielen at ATL -
6 A.J. Green vs. PIT -
7 Mike Evans at GB -
8 Michael Thomas vs. CAR -
9 Alshon Jeffery at SEA -
10 Davante Adams vs. TB -
11 Devin Funchess at NO -
12 Robby Anderson vs. KC -
13 Tyreek Hill at NYJ -
14 Doug Baldwin vs. PHI -
15 Jamison Crowder at DAL -
16 Marvin Jones at BAL -
17 Larry Fitzgerald vs. LAR -
18 Stefon Diggs at ATL -
19 Cooper Kupp at ARZ -
20 Sterling Shepard at OAK -
21 Demaryius Thomas at MIA -
22 Dez Bryant vs. WAS -
23 Golden Tate at BAL -
24 Antonio Brown at CIN Questionable (toe)
25 Jarvis Landry vs. DEN -
26 Ted Ginn vs. CAR -
27 DeSean Jackson at GB -
28 Emmanuel Sanders at MIA -
29 Mohamed Sanu vs. MIN -
30 Marqise Lee vs. IND -
31 Josh Doctson at DAL -
32 Corey Davis vs. HOU -
33 Sammy Watkins at ARZ -
34 JuJu Smith-Schuster at CIN -
35 T.Y. Hilton at JAC -
36 Paul Richardson vs. PHI -
37 Martavis Bryant at CIN -
38 Jermaine Kearse vs. KC Questionable (shoulder)
39 Jeremy Maclin vs. DET -
40 Kenny Stills vs. DEN -
41 Dontrelle Inman vs. SF -
42 Marquise Goodwin at CHI -
43 Mike Wallace vs. DET -
44 Corey Coleman at LAC -
45 DeVante Parker vs. DEN -
46 Seth Roberts vs. NYG -
47 Zay Jones vs. NE -
48 Randall Cobb vs. TB -
49 Josh Gordon at LAC -
50 Dede Westbrook vs. IND -
51 Nelson Agholor at SEA -
52 Jordy Nelson vs. TB -
53 Danny Amendola at BUF -
54 Bruce Ellington at TEN -
55 Cordarrelle Patterson vs. NYG -
56 Tyrell Williams vs. CLE -
57 Eric Decker vs. HOU -
58 Terrance Williams vs. WAS -
59 Travis Benjamin vs. CLE -
60 Josh Reynolds at ARZ -
61 Kenny Golladay at BAL -
62 Brandon LaFell vs. PIT -
63 Albert Wilson at NYJ Questionable (hamstring)
64 Tyler Lockett vs. PHI -
65 Keelan Cole vs. IND -
66 Kendall Wright vs. SF -
67 Ryan Grant at DAL -
68 Tavarres King at OAK -
69 Deonte Thompson vs. NE -
70 Roger Lewis at OAK -
71 Taylor Gabriel vs. MIN -
72 Russell Shepard at NO -
73 Jordan Matthews vs. NE Questionable (knee)

WR Notes: Antonio Brown has 156 more yards than any other receiver. … Coming off a 253-yard game — no big deal — Julio Jones will try to join Marvin Jones as the second straight wideout to get the better of vaunted Vikings corner Xavier Rhodes. … What DeAndre Hopkins is doing with Tom Savage at quarterback — namely, leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns — is nothing short of remarkable. Hopkins is averaging 100 yards in four games since Deshaun Watson was lost for the season. … Brandin Cooks is averaging six catches for 102 yards in three games since Chris Hogan (shoulder) went down. Hogan remains out for Week 13 in Buffalo. … Keenan Allen has roused from his mid-season slumber with 23 catches for 331 yards and three touchdowns over his past two games. Running 52 percent of his routes out of the slot, the Browns do not have the personnel to stop Allen. … The Falcons seem poised to be without Desmond Trufant (concussion) this weekend. No. 3 CB Brian Poole (back) could also be sidelined. That’s going to make stopping Adam Thielen, he of the five receptions every game, tough.

Joe Haden went down in Week 10. Since, the Steelers have red carpeted a 75-yard touchdown to Rishard Matthews, 39-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb and 55-yard touchdown to Davante Adams. A.J. Green, who was quiet in Pittsburgh earlier this season, is set up well for some revenge. … Mike Evans has cleared 60 yards in 8-of-10 games. That’s a nice and tidy floor. With Jameis Winston returning against a Packers defense coughing up the third most receiver fantasy points, perhaps Evans will finally touch the ceiling. … With Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor done for the season, the Seahawks are no longer a stay-away pass defense. Red hot of late, Alshon Jeffery has five touchdown over his past four games. … Devin Funchess has set new 2017 yardage highs in each of the Panthers’ first three games without Kelvin Benjamin. Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) seem poised to return for the Saints, but both could be at well less than 100 percent health. Funchess is a floor option who could find ceiling at the Superdome. … Neither Seth Roberts nor Cordarrelle Patterson are particularly compelling WR4 dart throws in Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper’s absences.   

Growing ever more comfortable with Brett Hundley, Davante Adams is averaging 6/99 over his past three games. This was a stretch that included Chicago, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Tough pass defenses. The Bucs are not a tough pass defense. One of the weakest, in fact. … For whatever reason, Tyreek Hill is averaging 17.3 yards per catch with four touchdowns on the road compared to 8.3/0 at home. This week he’s on the road against a Jets defense that’s served up 20 passing scores in 11 games. … Robby Anderson is all the way up to WR10 status by average points. He’s averaging 17.4 yards per catch, and has seven scores in 11 games. The Chiefs’ defense is amongst the softest in the league through the air. … Jamison Crowder has come roaring back to life for 27/412/1 over his past four games. The Cowboys are allowing the fourth most receiver fantasy points. Crowder’s hot streak began with 9/123 against the Cowboys last month. … Fresh off slaying a daunting matchup in the Vikings, Marvin Jones has another one in the Ravens. Although the Ravens’ to-date numbers remain elite, they have coughed up big games to Davante Adams and DeAndre Hopkins in back-to-back weeks.

Larry Fitzgerald barely lived to tell about Jalen Ramsey Island. The Rams also shut Fitzgerald down in October, but his volume — even against the Jags he was targeted eight times — makes a bounce back worth betting on. … Coming off season highs in catches (eight) and yards (116), Cooper Kupp is set up for more success. With Patrick Peterson likely to shadow Sammy Watkins, Kupp should soak up targets in the slot against a defense that’s had trouble with interior wideouts. … Sterling Shepard (migraines) returns from his mysterious two-week absence to a dream matchup with the Raiders. The problem is that the Giants are switching quarterbacks. It’s hard to find a clear downgrade on Eli Manning, but that’s the case with Geno Smith. Shepard still offers plenty of upside, but his downside should be considered lower until we see how he fares with Geno. … Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have had success with Trevor Siemian. It’s just hard to know which one it will be in any given week. The Dolphins are a pillow-soft matchup, at least providing potential boom to go with the duo’s possible bust.   

Dez Bryant is the WR31 by total points. He’s cleared 60 yards four times all season. Only his target share, a healthy amount of which comes in the red zone, is keeping him in the top 30. … A target sponge most of the past two months, Marqise Lee should bounce back from his date with Patrick Peterson to a WR3 day against the Colts. … Josh Doctson’s nine red zone targets are as many as A.J. Green, and more than Michael Crabtree. He’s being consistently targeted both on jump balls and in the painted area. … Rishard Matthews (hamstring) seems likely to miss another game. Corey Davis was a Week 12 disappointment, but the long-completion allowing Texans will provide plenty of opportunities to jump start his game. … Busting far more often than booming, T.Y. Hilton has a zero-catch floor against Jalen Ramsey’s Jaguars. … Martavis Bryant will remain in the top 40 mix if JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) misses another game. … The Browns have pledged to give Josh Gordon as much playing time as possible in his long-awaited return. It’s been nearly three years since Gordon saw the regular season field. Even now, there’s theoretical upside, but to say he should be given a wait-and-see week isn’t exactly rocket science. … Dede Westbrook for a little bit of hope. Josh Reynolds for prayer.        

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