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Week 14 Rankings

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Week 14 Receivers

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

WR Notes: Antonio Brown is on pace for 1,728 yards, which would be the second most of his Rice-ian career. … DeAndre Hopkins has cleared 75 yards in all five games since Deshaun Watson’s injury. Incredible. Even more than most teams, the 49ers lack the personnel to slow Nuk. … Julio Jones followed up his 12/253/2 supernova with a 2/24/0 letdown against Xavier Rhodes. If Marshon Lattimore indeed plays through his ankle injury, Jones will have another tough matchup, albeit against a rookie at risk of re-injury. … Keenan Allen went medieval on three straight plus matchups, becoming the first player in NFL history to go 10/100/3 three weeks in a row. The Redskins are a tougher test than Cleveland, Dallas or Buffalo, but Allen will avoid Josh Norman’s shadow. … The WR4 by average points on the season, A.J. Green has four touchdowns over his past four games. Once formidable against WR1s, Vic Fangio’s defense has crashed back down to earth. … Brandin Cooks was averaging 70 yards across eight games before Chris Hogan (shoulder) went down. That number spiked to 81 during Hogan’s four-game absence. Hogan is expected back against the Dolphins, but with Rob Gronkowski suspended, Cooks is set up for another ceiling week.

On paper, 5-foot-10 cheetah Tyreek Hill profiles as a nightmare matchup for the Raiders’ bulky corners. In Week 7 practice, he was, ripping the Silver and Black for 6/125/1. Coming off a 6/185/2 clownsuiting of the Jets, feel free to “chase points” with Hill. … It finally happened: Adam Thielen caught fewer than five passes. He settled for 4/51 in Atlanta. He should bounce back against the Panthers. Captain Munnerlyn is having a rough year in the slot. … Adam Thielen South, Michael Thomas has also posted at least five catches in all but one game. The Falcons are getting back Desmond Trufant (concussion) for Thursday Night Football, but are not a lockdown pass defense despite low yardage totals. … Jameis Winston’s Week 13 return did not bring good tidings for Mike Evans, who had one of his worst games of the year. Now he will be looking for a jump start in a tough matchup with Darius Slay. … Back from suspension, Michael Crabtree will have the Raiders’ receiver corps to himself against the Chiefs’ truly embarrassing secondary if Amari Cooper (ankle) can’t get cleared. Oh, and No. 1 Chiefs CB Marcus Peters is suspended. Giddy up.

Larry Fitzgerald has cleared 90 yards in three of his past four games, with the Cards’ Week 12 date with Jacksonville the lone exception. The Titans’ already-bad secondary is expected to be without No. 1 CB Logan Ryan (concussion). … Can Marvin Jones get a little respect around here? … says the guy still (technically) ranking him as a WR2. Jones has cleared 85 yards in 6-of-7 games. Week 14 opponent Tampa Bay is coughing up the second most receiver points. Only Matthew Stafford’s (hand) health is a concern. … Alshon Jeffery has been doing a pretty good Michael Crabtree impression for the Eagles. That’s all I got. … Davante Adams is ninth in yardage (393) since the Packers’ Week 8 bye. His worst game in that timespan was last week’s 4/42 against the Bucs. It’s hard to envision him staying down against the Browns. … The WR8 by average points, Robby Anderson is averaging 113 yards over his past three games, and has three 100-yard days in his past five. Although still elite from a yardage perspective, the Broncos have served up the most receiving touchdowns (26). Anderson’s speed is a game-breaker no matter the opponent.       

Even in a horrific Week 13 game against the Cowboys (two fumbles), Jamison Crowder managed to go 5/67. Free from Casey Hayward’s shadow in the slot, he should get his numbers at “StubHub Center.” … Janoris Jenkins is done for the season for the awful Giants. It’s a good setup for Dez Bryant. The question is, how high can you really rank a guy who has cleared 75 yards once, especially when his quarterback is averaging 151 yards over the past four weeks. … Josh Gordon caught just 4-of-11 targets in his long-awaited return, but showed off his entire skill-set. He did work down the sideline, over the middle and after the catch. He burned lockdown CB Casey Hayward. The Packers have one of the league’s least-talented cornerback corps. You are free to go all in on the prodigal son. … The Cowboys have struggled with slot receivers. Now they’ll be missing primary nickel CB Orlando Scandrick (back) for Week 14. With Eli Manning returning, it’s a potential blowup spot for Sterling Shepard. … Averaging 7/58, Jarvis Landry is the WR23 by average points. He got the Pats for 8/70 two weeks ago.

Devin Funchess isn’t the type of wideout who is going to get the best of Xavier Rhodes. … Even though he should mostly avoid Jalen Ramsey in the slot, Doug Baldwin’s outlook is bleak. He’s mired in a cold streak and Russell Wilson will be running for his life in Jacksonville. … Averaging an olympic 19.3 yards per catch, Marquise Goodwin has 328 yards over his past four games. 99 of those came with Jimmy Garoppolo last weekend, Goodwin’s second most of the season. Houston has the kind of secondary he can get behind. … The matchup is right for Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. The quarterback, as usual, is not. … Kenny Stills is the WR18 by average points. Maybe I should start ranking him as such? … With JuJu Smith-Schuster suspended for the Steelers and Jimmy Smith out for the Ravens, things set up nicely for an under-the-radar Martavis Bryant week. … Marqise Lee and Dede Westbrook shouldn’t be expected to go gangbusters against the Seahawks, but they’re no longer a matchup to put a red X through. … Kelvin Benjamin is returning. Yay? … Trent Taylor went 6/92 in his first game with Jimmy Garoppolo. He could be a match made in heaven with Garoppolo’s quick release.        

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