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Week 10 Rankings

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Week 10 Wide Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Calvin Johnson at MIN Questionable (knee)
2 Julio Jones at NO -
3 A.J. Green vs. NYG -
4 Roddy White at NO Probable (back)
5 Vincent Jackson vs. SD -
6 Victor Cruz at CIN -
7 Demaryius Thomas at CAR -
8 Reggie Wayne at JAC -
9 Wes Welker vs. BUF -
10 Brandon Marshall vs. HOU -
11 Eric Decker at CAR Probable (thigh)
12 Mike Wallace vs. KC -
13 Marques Colston vs. ATL -
14 Brandon Lloyd vs. BUF -
15 Torrey Smith vs. OAK -
16 Dez Bryant at PHI Probable (hip)
17 Steve Smith vs. DEN -
18 Dwayne Bowe at PIT -
19 Miles Austin at PHI Probable (hamstring)
20 Kenny Britt at MIA Probable (knee)
21 Andre Johnson at CHI -
22 Denarius Moore at BAL -
23 Malcom Floyd at TB -
24 Hakeem Nicks at CIN Probable (knee)
25 Stevie Johnson at NE -
26 Lance Moore vs. ATL -
27 DeSean Jackson vs. DAL -
28 Jeremy Maclin vs. DAL -
29 Mike Williams vs. SD -
30 Brian Hartline vs. TEN -
31 Michael Crabtree vs. STL -
32 Danny Amendola at SF Questionable (clavicle)
33 Titus Young at MIN Questionable (knee)
34 Sidney Rice vs. NYJ -
35 Anquan Boldin vs. OAK -
36 Davone Bess vs. TEN -
37 Donnie Avery at JAC -
38 Nate Washington at MIA Probable (flu)
39 Darrius Heyward-Bey at BAL -
40 Cecil Shorts vs. IND -
41 Emmanuel Sanders vs. KC -
42 Domenik Hixon at CIN -
43 Danario Alexander at TB -
44 T.Y. Hilton at JAC -
45 Jeremy Kerley at SEA Probable (finger)
46 Golden Tate vs. NYJ -
47 Ryan Broyles at MIN -
48 Brandon LaFell vs. DEN Questionable (concussion)
49 Chris Givens at SF Probable (toe)
50 Michael Jenkins vs. DET -
51 Justin Blackmon vs. IND -
52 Andrew Hawkins vs. NYG -
53 Donald Jones at NE Probable (neck)
54 Jerome Simpson vs. DET Probable (-)
55 Jerricho Cotchery vs. KC -
56 Mario Manningham vs. STL -
57 Kendall Wright at MIA Probable (-)
58 Stephen Hill at SEA -
59 Brandon Stokley at CAR -
60 Kevin Ogletree at PHI -
61 Devery Henderson vs. ATL -
62 Laurent Robinson vs. IND -
63 Kevin Walter at CHI Probable (groin)
64 Brandon Gibson at SF -
65 Earl Bennett vs. HOU -
66 Jarius Wright vs. DET Questionable (ankle)
67 Rueben Randle at CIN -


WR Notes: We knew Calvin Johnson could play effectively through knee soreness, and he was on pace for a 200-yard game last week before the Lions took the air out of the ball with a commanding lead. Megatron has been tackled at or inside the 2-yard line five times this season and has several end-zone drops. The touchdowns are coming.

After a two-game lull, Julio Jones is now on pace for 80 receptions, 1,300 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. … Andy Dalton has a 107.3 passer rating on throws to A.J. Green. … Brandon Marshall leads all receivers with 2.94 yards per route run, putting him on pace to join Jerry Rice and Herman Moore as the only receivers in NFL history with 115 catches, 1,500 yards, and 14 touchdowns in a season. … Roddy White has dropped just 4.08 percent of catchable balls this year after dropping 13 percent in 2011. … Perception meets reality: Vincent Jackson’s 408 yards on passes aimed over 20 yards lead all receivers by a healthy margin.

Defenses are starting to get physical with Victor Cruz in the slot, and he vows to fight back this week. With Hakeem Nicks battling knee inflammation again, Cruz figures to be targeted heavily versus the Bengals. … Reggie Wayne admits he’s now Hines Ward in ex-Steelers OC Bruce Arians’ offense. Hines’ best fantasy finish was third in 2002. Wayne has a chance to match it under Arians and Andrew Luck.

With a touchdown at Carolina, Eric Decker can tie the franchise record for consecutive games with a receiving score. He’s on pace for a 92/1,166/14 stat line at mid-season. ...Half of Joe Flacco’s touchdowns this season have ended up in the hands of Torrey Smith. … Dez Bryant was open throughout last week’s game while the Falcons played off coverage. What we’ve seen at least twice this season is that Dez isn’t a major part of the game plan when he misses practice due to injury. It’s worth noting that he resumed full participation on Wednesday.

I would never bet against Harvin playing through pain, but he’s going to be limited against the Lions this weekend. The real danger is that he could spend half the game on the sidelines after aggravating the injury. … Andre Johnson averaged 2.25 receptions and 41 yards from Weeks 2-5 with the Texans leaning heavily on the run in non-competitive games. He’s averaged 8.25 catches and 99.5 yards in the other four games, just missing three long scores.

Stevie Johnson (thigh) sat out Wednesday but remains on track to play in an inviting matchup at New England. … Mike Williams is on pace to equal or better his rookie numbers of 955 yards and 11 scores. … Danny Amendola is expected to start and dominate targets in a tough matchup versus the 49ers. … Keep an eye on Titus Young’s status this week. He’s missed two straight practices with ongoing knee soreness. … Sidney Rice will see plenty of Antonio Cromartie, arguably the NFL’s premier shadow corner this season.

Dominik Hixon and Reuben Randle will see increased snaps if Hakeem Nicks’ knee doesn’t cooperate this weekend. Randle has been running ahead of Ramses Barden as the No. 4 receiver the past two weeks. … It’s the same scenario for Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in Pittsburgh Monday night with Antonio Brown out. Sanders played more snaps than Cotchery last week and offers more playmaking ability. … Donnie Avery’s full practices this week have taken the wind out of the T.Y. Hilton sleeper sails at Jacksonville. … Danario Alexander is an intriguing deep sleeper against a Bucs defense allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts.


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