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Wide Receiver Rankings Week 7

Wide Receiver Rankings Week 7

(UPDATED SATURDAY)
By: Pete Davidson : October 18, 2013 12:16am

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Welcome to the Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings. I will be back a little later on with the running backs.  They'll be posted before kickoff tonight.  The receiving losses are not that harsh this week.  A struggling Marques Colston gets a rest and Denarius Moore can hopefully avoid cooling off.

I’ll be posting my Starts & Sits tomorrow over at WEEI and Jim Hackett and I will be doing our weekly podcast as well. It will be posted in the afternoon. And check out the new Watch List and today's look at buying low and selling high.

Week 7 Byes: New Orleans & Oakland.

Rank PLAYER TEAM Opponent THE SKINNY
1 Dez Bryant DAL @PHI Dez is the man right now.
2 Brandon Marshall CHI @WAS He’s good in tough matchups, so you’d be nuts to sit him here.
3 A.J. Green CIN @DET He can handle the Lions.
4 Demaryius Thomas DEN @IND He will get a big play or two.
5 Calvin Johnson DET CIN He’s practicing this week, so you can expect some real Calvin action this weekend.
6 Vincent Jackson TB @ATL He looks like he is ready to roll now and it’s a sweet matchup.
7 Victor Cruz NYG MIN Great matchup.
8 DeSean Jackson PHI DAL He’s smoking hot and they have nobody to handle him.
9 Wes Welker DEN @IND He just keeps scoring.
10 Pierre Garcon WAS CHI He’s active every week.
11 Eric Decker DEN @IND He will get his in a game where Peyton may never stop throwing.
12 Josh Gordon CLE @GB He’ll be targeted early and often.
13 Jordy Nelson GB CLE He’s got a tough matchup with CB Joe Haden, but he is playing well and Rodgers is on his side.
14 Justin Blackmon JAC SD He’s banged up after playing a ton in Week 6 (20 targets), so check his status but no way are you sitting this guy right now if he is active as we expect him to be.
15 Reggie Wayne IND DEN A solid matchup for Reggie.
16 Hakeem Nicks NYG MIN He’s playing better and this is a great matchup.
17 T.Y. Hilton IND DEN He should bounce back against a struggling secondary.
18 Alshon Jeffery CHI @WAS He’s a nice WR2 option in a good matchup.
19 Antonio Brown PIT BAL Very tough matchup.
20 Torrey Smith BAL @PIT Not a great matchup, but they will try to get him the ball as always.
21 Mike Wallace MIA BUF He’ll get his chances but the Bills should be improved this week.
22 Keenan Allen SD @JAC A good matchup and he has found his place in the offense.
23 Kenbrell Thompkins NE @NYJ He’s a solid WR3 with Amendola out.
24 Julian Edelman NE @NYJ Amendola is likely to sit and that should give him a major role against the Jets who are banged up in the secondary, but he’s listed as a questionable, so check his status on Sunday.
25 Andre Johnson HOU @KC He’s banged up with a shin and his QB situation stinks. It’s also a bad matchup. That said, he’s listed as probable and is worth a play as a WR3.
26 Steve Smith CAR STL He’s a WR2 in a medium home matchup.
27 Greg Jennings MIN @NYG He was doing well with Cassel, so we’ll have to see how he meshes with Freeman.
28 Harry Douglas ATL TB He’s a guy to watch now that Julio is down by the junk yard. We’re calling him a WR3 this week.
29 Vincent Brown SD @JAC A nice matchup for an improving player.
30 Rueben Randle NYG MIN He’s a WR3 this week in game that should feature offense.
31 Stevie Johnson BUF @MIA He’ll play this week, but he’s a WR3 at best in 12-team leagues.
32 Anquan Boldin SF @TEN Not a great matchup.
33 Terrance Williams DAL @PHI He’s out-producing Miles Austin, but he’s still splitting time. He’s a nice flex option in 12-team leagues.
34 Mike Williams TB @ATL He’s just coming back, so temper expectations. He’s a flex for now.
35 Cecil Shorts JAC SD He’s a game time decision in a medium matchup. Check his status on Sunday, but he’s a WR3 option if he plays.
36 Brian Hartline MIA BUF Not a bad matchup this week for Hartline
37 Aaron Dobson NE @NYJ I like Dobson’s matchup here. He’ll make some plays, but Gronk’s return might cost him some goal line snaps. This game is going to be very interesting to watch from a fantasy perspective.
38 Kris Durham DET CIN He’s trending well and he’s working with his college QB in Stafford, but with Calvin back, he may see less targets.
39 Kendall Wright TEN SF Tough matchup.
40 James Jones GB CLE Not sure if he will play. He’s a solid option if he does.
41 Stephen Hill NYJ NE Hill will be active in this game.
42 Jarrett Boykin GB CLE Let’s see how he does if Jones sits. Boykin certainly makes a nice flex, especially in PPR leagues.
43 Dwayne Bowe KC HOU Tough matchup for sure.
44 Jerome Simpson MIN @NYG Good matchup.
45 Brandon LaFell CAR STL He’s making plays, but hard to trust as more than a flex in 12-team leagues.
46 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @KC The QB situation is a big issue.
47 Emmanuel Sanders PIT BAL The Ravens have tough corners.
48 Riley Cooper PHI DAL I’m liking Riley in a good matchup after a breakout game in Week 6. He’s a decent flex in 12-team leagues.
49 Leonard Hankerson WAS CHI We’re still waiting for a breakout game. Could be this week. Could be.
50 Miles Austin DAL @PHI He’s still nursing a tender hammy and he’s being passed on his left by rookie Terrance Williams, but he is probable and should play.
51 Chris Givens STL @CAR He’s still playing heavy snaps and could rebound. I wouldn’t give up yet. He’s a flex in 12-team leagues this week.
52 Robert Woods BUF @MIA QB problems, but we love his game.
53 Mohamed Sanu CIN @DET Losing time to Marvin Jones.
54 Donnie Avery KC HOU Tough matchup for Donnie.
55 Nate Washington TEN SF Very tough matchup and a QB problem.
56 Austin Pettis STL @CAR He always has a shot at a score, but he’s giving up snaps to Brian Quick lately.
57 Jeremy Kerley NYJ NE He’ll be a factor with Santonio banged up and Clyde Gates now out.
58 Brandon Gibson MIA BUF He’s making some plays on most weeks but he just can’t find the zone.
59 Marvin Jones CIN @DET He’s a guy to watch right now.
60 Ted Ginn CAR STL Playing better ball than we’ve seen him play in some time.
61 Greg Little CLE @GB He’s got some upside in deeper formats as a flex
62 Jason Avant PHI DAL
63 Brian Quick STL @CAR He’s been getting more and more active but he’s still on the field enough to play outside of very deep formats.
64 Marlon Brown BAL @PIT He could yield more snaps to Jacoby Jones this week.
65 Tavon Austin STL @CAR The way they are using him impossible to understand. I’d keep him benched right now. Only played a few snaps last week. The Rams’ draft is looking very hard to justify right now.
66 Jerricho Cotchery PIT BAL With Wheaton out, he should get a solid number of snaps.
67 Jacoby Jones BAL @PIT He’s back and he should begin to get more snaps.
68 Drew Davis ATL TB
69 Santana Moss WAS CHI
70 Darrius Heyward-Bey IND DEN
71 Eddie Royal SD @JAC
72 T.J. Graham BUF @MIA
73 Ryan Broyles DET CIN
74 Cordarrelle Patterson MIN @NYG
75 Earl Bennett CHI @WAS
76 Kenny Britt TEN SF
77 Cole Beasley DAL @PHI
78 Kyle Williams SF @TEN
79 Davone Bess CLE @GB
80 Mike Brown JAC SD
81 Jon Baldwin SF @TEN
82 Tandon Doss BAL @PIT
83 Dexter McCluster KC HOU
84 Damian Williams TEN SF
85 Jarius Wright MIN @NYG
86 Santonio Holmes NYJ NE He’s been ruled out for Week 7.
87 Roddy White ATL TB He’s been ruled out for Week 7.
88 Danny Amendola NE @NYJ He’s been ruled out for Week 7 with concussion symptoms.
89 Larry Fitzgerald ARI SEA (ALREADY PLAYED ... originally ranked 25th) He’s playing, so start him as a WR3.
90 Michael Floyd ARI SEA (ALREADY PLAYED ... originally ranked 33rd) Tough matchup, but as I said last week, Mr. Floyd is a tough dude.
91 Andre Roberts ARI SEA (ALREADY PLAYED ... originally ranked 86th) He’s been less involved than even I thought he’d be.
92 Golden Tate SEA @ARI (ALREADY PLAYED ... originally ranked 39th) Tate steps up in tough matchups, so he’s worth a flex play here.
93 Doug Baldwin SEA @ARI (ALREADY PLAYED ... originally ranked 54th) I like Baldwin this week as they must get after the Cardinals’ lesser DBs.
94 Sidney Rice SEA @ARI (ALREADY PLAYED ... originally ranked 62nd) Not seeing the ball enough.
95 Jermaine Kearse SEA @ARI (ALREADY PLAYED ... originally ranked 79th) He’s a factor, but you can’t count on him just yet.