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Week 3 Rankings Update

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Week 3 Wide Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Andre Johnson at NO -
2 Calvin Johnson at MIN Probable(ankle)
3 Larry Fitzgerald at SEA -
4 Vincent Jackson vs. KC Probable(abdomen)
5 Kenny Britt vs. DEN Probable(hamstring)
6 Steve Smith vs. JAC -
7 Roddy White at TB Probable(thigh)
8 Mike Wallace at IND -
9 Hakeem Nicks at PHI -
10 Greg Jennings at CHI -
11 DeSean Jackson vs. NYG -
12 Wes Welker at BUF -
13 Brandon Marshall at CLE -
14 Santonio Holmes at OAK Probable(quadriceps)
15 Stevie Johnson vs. NE Probable(groin)
16 Jeremy Maclin vs. NYG -
17 Anquan Boldin at STL -
18 Santana Moss at DAL -
19 Percy Harvin vs. DET Probable(illness)
20 Dez Bryant vs. WAS Questionable(quadriceps)
21 Deion Branch at BUF -
22 Brandon Lloyd at TEN Probable(groin)
23 Mike Williams vs. ATL -
24 Reggie Wayne vs. PIT Probable(-)
25 Dwayne Bowe at SD -
26 A.J. Green vs. SF Probable(toe)
27 Julio Jones at TB -
28 David Nelson vs. NE -
29 Jordy Nelson at CHI -
30 Mike Sims-Walker vs. BAL -
31 Nate Burleson at MIN -
32 Robert Meachem vs. HOU -
33 Devery Henderson vs. HOU -
34 Lance Moore vs. HOU Probable(groin)
35 Denarius Moore vs. NYJ -
36 Plaxico Burress at OAK -
37 Davone Bess at CLE -
38 Nate Washington vs. DEN -
39 Eric Decker at TEN -
40 Mike Thomas at CAR -
41 Johnny Knox vs. GB -
42 Austin Collie vs. PIT -
43 Sidney Rice vs. ARZ Probable(shoulder)
44 Jabar Gaffney at DAL -
45 Michael Crabtree at CIN Probable(foot)
46 Hines Ward at IND -
47 Mohamed Massaquoi vs. MIA Questionable(ankle)
48 Greg Little vs. MIA -
49 Brandon LaFell vs. JAC -
50 Chad Ochocinco at BUF -
51 Kevin Ogletree vs. WAS -
52 Antonio Brown at IND -
53 Brandon Gibson vs. BAL -
54 Pierre Garcon vs. PIT -
55 Titus Young at MIN -
56 Andre Caldwell vs. SF -
57 Kevin Walter at NO Probable(shoulder)
58 Emmanuel Sanders at IND -
59 Donald Driver at CHI -
60 Andre Roberts at SEA -
61 Derrick Mason at OAK -
62 Mike Williams vs. ARZ -
63 Steve Breaston at SD Probable(hamstring)
64 Roy Williams vs. GB Questionable(groin)
65 Jacoby Jones at NO Questionable(knee)
66 Chaz Schilens vs. NYJ -
67 Steve Smith vs. NYG Probable(knee)

WR Notes: Calvin Johnson missed Wednesday’s practice, but you know the drill. Put him in your starting lineup and wait for the touchdowns to roll in. … Keep an eye on Britt’s hamstring. It flared up in Wednesday’s practice, but the Titans don’t seem overly concerned yet. … Cam Newton has breathed new life into Smith’s career. This is now a top-ten fantasy receiver.

Nicks came out of Monday’s game with no lingering knee issues. He has to be played even in a tough matchup against Nnamdi Asomugha and Asante Samuel. … Welker’s targets should only increase with Aaron Hernandez out of the lineup. … Marshall is playing lights out through two weeks, but will likely see plenty of emerging shutdown corner Joe Haden in Cleveland. … Bryant’s status is up in the air, but the extra day will help in a Monday night matchup against the Redskins.

Stevie Johnson was held out Wednesday to rest his groin, but all signs point to him being in the lineup for a potential shootout against the Pats. … Don’t get too worked up about Harvin’s limited snap count. When he’s in the game, the ball is in his hands. … Branch is a must-start until proven otherwise. … Manningham is expected to play, but he’s yet to practice this week. Make sure he practices Friday before locking him into lineups this week.

As mentioned earlier, Mike Williams isn’t gaining separation from coverage this season. Until he does, the Bucs offense will continue to struggle. … Lloyd returned to practice Wednesday and is expected to play against the Titans. … David Nelson has the look of a target hog with Roscoe Parrish out for the season and Stevie Johnson fighting through a groin injury. … Sims-Walker is the biggest beneficiary of the Danny Amendola elbow injury. … Lance Moore is a safer play now that he’s practicing fully again.

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Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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