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Week 14 Rankings

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Week 14 Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Antonio Brown at OAK -
2 Davante Adams vs. ATL -
3 Michael Thomas at TB -
4 DeAndre Hopkins vs. IND -
5 Keenan Allen vs. CIN -
6 Julio Jones at GB -
7 Tyreek Hill vs. BAL -
8 Adam Thielen at SEA -
9 JuJu Smith-Schuster at OAK -
10 Mike Evans vs. NO -
11 Brandin Cooks at CHI -
12 Robert Woods at CHI -
13 Amari Cooper vs. PHI -
14 T.Y. Hilton at HOU -
15 Stefon Diggs at SEA -
16 Tyler Boyd at LAC -
17 Julian Edelman at MIA -
18 Josh Gordon at MIA -
19 Kenny Golladay at ARZ -
20 Chris Godwin vs. NO -
21 Courtland Sutton at SF -
22 Tyler Lockett vs. MIN -
23 D.J. Moore at CLE -
24 Jarvis Landry vs. CAR -
25 Sterling Shepard at WAS -
26 Larry Fitzgerald vs. DET -
27 Adam Humphries vs. NO -
28 Allen Robinson vs. LAR -
29 Corey Davis vs. JAC -
30 Calvin Ridley at GB -
31 Dante Pettis vs. DEN -
32 Curtis Samuel at CLE -
33 Alshon Jeffery at DAL -
34 Tre'Quan Smith at TB -
35 Golden Tate at DAL -
36 Taylor Gabriel vs. LAR -
37 Zay Jones vs. NYJ -
38 Demaryius Thomas vs. IND -
39 Mike Williams vs. CIN -
40 Mohamed Sanu at GB -
41 Anthony Miller vs. LAR -
42 Antonio Callaway vs. CAR -
43 Doug Baldwin vs. MIN Questionable (hip)
44 Josh Reynolds at CHI -
45 Michael Gallup vs. PHI -
46 Kenny Stills vs. NE -
47 DeVante Parker vs. NE -
48 David Moore vs. MIN -
49 Tyrell Williams vs. CIN -
50 Devin Funchess at CLE -
51 Jordy Nelson vs. PIT -
52 Dede Westbrook at TEN -
53 Chris Conley vs. BAL -
54 Bruce Ellington at ARZ Questionable (back)
55 Robby Anderson at BUF Questionable (ankle)
56 Donte Moncrief at TEN -
57 Josh Doctson vs. NYG -
58 Randall Cobb vs. ATL -
59 Quincy Enunwa at BUF -
60 Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs. ATL -
61 Robert Foster vs. NYJ -
62 John Brown at KC -
63 Marquise Goodwin vs. DEN -
64 John Ross at LAC -
65 Michael Crabtree at KC -
66 Dontrelle Inman at HOU Sidelined (shoulder)
67 Marcell Ateman vs. PIT -
68 Keith Kirkwood at TB -
69 Danny Amendola vs. NE -
70 Nelson Agholor at DAL -
71 Jamison Crowder vs. NYG -
72 Seth Roberts vs. PIT Questionable (concussion)
73 Kendrick Bourne vs. DEN -
74 Willie Snead at KC -
75 DaeSean Hamilton at SF -

WR Notes: Antonio Brown has drawn 13 targets in each of his past three games. His 12 touchdowns are already tied for the second-most of his career. … Even with the Packers turning in one of the most uninspired performances in NFL history against the Cardinals last week, metronome Davante Adams still went 8/93/1. The Falcons are a much better matchup. … 34.9 percent of Michael Thomas’ 1,120 yards have come in two games. One of them was against the Bucs in Week 1. … Yet to be held below 50 yards, DeAndre Hopkins had his best game of the year (10/169/1) the first time the Colts and Texans squared off in Week 4. … Defending Keenan Allen with a linebacker: Didn’t work. Allen’s 19 Week 13 targets were the second most by any player in 2018. Allen comes off his Steelers annihilation to face the Bengals’ bottom-two pass defense. … Julio Jones is recovering from his quietest game in two years. He should rebound just fine versus a Packers D permitting the fourth-most receiver fantasy points.

Tyreek Hill was fingertips away from a massive Week 13 but dropped a 52-yard touchdown and was underthrown on a potential 57-yarder. He will be looking for revenge against the Ravens’ genuinely elite passing D. Still, not even Baltimore has anyone who can match up with Hill when he has a head of steam. … Since starting the year with eight-straight 100-yard games, Adam Thielen has been held below the century mark in 3-of-4. His volume and red zone usage still keep him safely penciled into the top eight. … Life is getting tougher for Odell Beckham as Eli Manning descends further and further into the 2015 Peyton Zone. Working in his Week 14 favor is the Redskins’ loss of CB Quinton Dunbar. … It could be a ceiling week for JuJu Smith-Schuster against the Raiders’ truly pathetic defense. … Mike Evans has already won one 2018 matchup with Marshon Lattimore. Even in a good defensive display, the Saints failed to eliminate either of Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup in their shock Week 13 loss. … The Bears will be Brandin Cooks’ toughest opponent in quite some time. Vic Fangio’s defense specializes in eliminating big plays. Cooks’ ceiling is still too high to fade any further.

As for Cooks’ teammate Robert Woods, he was held below 70 yards for the first time since Week 1 last Sunday. He posted 67 in Detroit. … Amari Cooper has discovered consistency in Dallas, clearing 75 yards in 3-of-5 games while being held below 58 only once. The Eagles are surrendering the fifth-most receiver fantasy points. … T.Y. Hilton survived Jalen Ramsey Island/the Colts’ Week 13 shutout loss for 8/77. 77 is a number he’s cleared four-straight weeks. … The Seahawks have grown more vulnerable to the pass. Provided his mysterious knee ailment has healed up, Stefon Diggs could have a WR1 day in Seattle. … A.J. Green’s season-ending toe injury locks Tyler Boyd back in as the Bengals’ No. 1 wideout. That means he will be the primary focus of the Chargers’ Casey Hayward-keyed pass coverage. Either way, Boyd’s target projection is that of a high-floor WR2. … With the Patriots back to full strength on offense, everyone is going to be a little more inconsistent. It still stands to reason that Julian Edelman will get back into the 70-yard range after last week’s 25-yard dud.               

With Emmanuel Sanders’ devastating Achilles’ injury knocking him out for the season and beyond, all eyes will be on Courtland Sutton as the Broncos’ No. 1 receiver. The 49ers have been soft, soft, soft against the pass, but both Sutton and Richard Sherman primarily run on the left side of the field. Hopefully the Broncos can scheme Sutton away from the 49ers’ still-roaring No. 1 corner. … Kenny Golladay has drawn at least eight targets in four-straight games but hauled in just 22-of-44 looks. Although Golladay figures to see a heavy dose of Patrick Peterson, the Cardinals have a crater opposite their All-Pro. … Josh Gordon’s target share has been less predictable since Rob Gronkowski’s return. He should see plenty of up-and-down No. 1 Dolphins CB Xavien Howard. … On a season-long touchdown bender, Tyler Lockett has also been absurdly efficient, hauling in 44-of-55 targets. It’s just that, sooner or later, that lack of volume is going to catch up with him. He’s a touchdown-dependent WR2/3. … A consistent producer in DeSean Jackson’s absence, Chris Godwin will be a high-floor, high-upside WR2 in a likely shootout with the Saints if D-Jax (thumb) remains sidelined.

This might feel point chasey with Jarvis Landry, but he has an excellent matchup in Panthers slot CB Captain Munnerlyn. … Larry Fitzgerald has not had a ceiling in 2018. Christian Kirk’s (foot) placement on injured reserve should at least solidify his floor. … Treat Allen Robinson as what he is: A boom/bust WR3 who has busted a lot more than boomed. … It’s a tough Week 14 setup for Corey Davis. Marcus Mariota remains too unpredictable, and the Jags’ secondary has remained solid amidst the team’s collapse. … Even with Devin Funchess returning, D.J. Moore ran a career-high 50 routes in Week 13. His big-play potential keeps him locked in as a WR2/3. The same is true of Curtis Samuel as a WR4. Funchess is fading from relevance. … Kyle Shanahan traded up for Dante Pettis. His role and production have both been growing. The Chris Harris-less Broncos are not an imposing matchup. … Zay Jones is another player whose arrow is pointed in the right direction. He’s been quietly producing. Kelvin Benjamin has been sent packing. … It hasn’t quite translated to fantasy, but Antonio Callaway has really improved in the second half of the season. ... DaeSean Hamilton is the Broncos' new No. 2 receiver.      

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