2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers 11-20


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2013 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 4):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-95 |


  1. Andre Johnson, WR, Texans. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Andre Johnson just turned 32 last month, but he looks as young and spry as ever. He saw eight targets against the Saints, hauling in seven of those balls for 131 yards. He remains a low-end WR1.

    Andre Johnson is no longer the fantasy stud he once was. He used to be good for eight or so touchdowns per season, but he’s scored only six times in the past two years. He’ll be 32 in July, so he could decline. Nevertheless, he’s still a borderline WR1 in non-PPR formats.

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    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 94 catches. 1,420 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 172.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 266.

  2. Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers. Bye: 5.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Vincent Jackson saw five targets in the third preseason game, but managed only one catch. He dropped a pass, but the rest was on Josh Freeman, who was woefully inaccurate. Expect more of this throughout the entire season. Freeman is dealing with personal issues and will likely struggle for a while. I’d recommend staying away from all Buccaneers (save for maybe Doug Martin) in fantasy this year.

    I’ll admit that I didn’t see Vincent Jackson coming last year. I thought he’d be a fantasy bust because he took the money and ran to a team with a worse quarterback. He had some dominant moments, but it’s worth noting that he had just one touchdown in his final six games. With Josh Freeman being very shaky, Jackson is just a WR2.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 68 catches. 1,270 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 169.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 237.



  3. Randall Cobb, WR, Packers. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 14 UPDATE: Mike McCarthy said that Randall Cobb will be playing through a biceps issue “for a while” this season. Cobb will play, but he won’t be 100-percent effective. How this will impact his season is unknown, but I’ll bump him down a bit in my rankings.

    AUG. 6 UPDATE: Randall Cobb gets an obvious stock up with Jordy Nelson out 4-6 weeks with a knee issue, as he’ll see more targets during the early stages of the season.

    I had Randall Cobb down as a sleeper last year, but I didn’t expect him to break out like he did. Cobb caught 80 balls for 954 yards and eight touchdowns, and he also rushed for 132 more yards. With Greg Jennings gone, Cobb will be relied upon even more in Green Bay’s offense.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 86 catches. 1,140 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 168.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 254.

  4. Wes Welker, WR, Broncos. Bye: 9.
    Wes Welker won’t be catching passes from Tom Brady (or Matt Cassel) for the first time since 2007, but he’s lucky enough to go from one future Hall of Famer to another. Peyton Manning will make great use of Welker. Brandon Stokley used to put up big numbers when working with Manning, and Welker is a much better slot receiver than Stokley ever was.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 100 catches. 1,130 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 161.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 261.



  5. Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Andrew Luck’s first, second and third reads are Reggie Wayne, Reggie Wayne and Reggie Wayne. The veteran receiver, who has shown no signs of aging, was targeted a whopping 11 times against the Browns – that’s seven passes more than the next-most-targeted Colt saw go his way. Wayne caught seven balls for 79 yards. With Luck improving, Wayne is a strong WR2.

    So much for being on the decline. Reggie Wayne notched 106 receptions for 1,355 yards and five touchdowns in his first season with Andrew Luck, showing great spirit while giving it his all for his embattled head coach. Wayne surpassed 65 receiving yards in the regular season just once after Week 12, but totaled nine grabs for 114 yards in a playoff game at Baltimore. He’ll be 35 in November though, so there’s definitely cause for concern.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 101 catches. 1,250 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 161.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 262.

  6. Marques Colston, WR, Saints. Bye: 7.
    It’s funny that despite being very inconsistent from game to game, Marques Colston has been very steady from season to season. Over the past four years, Colston has totaled between 1,023 and 1,154 yards, as well as seven and 10 touchdowns. His reception totals from 2010 to 2012: 84, 80, 83. He’s a solid WR2 despite his ups and downs.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 82 catches. 1,120 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 160.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 242.



  7. Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins. Bye: 5.
    AUG. 1 UPDATE: Pierre Garcon is coming off multiple injuries, but he appears to be over them. He hasn’t shown any signs of being hurt in training camp; in fact, he has been Washington’s most-reliable receiver.

    Robert Griffin leaned on Pierre Garcon heavily, but the two were on the field at the same time for just nine games. Garcon, who made only 10 starts, told NFL Network that he’s not sure he’ll be 100 percent in 2013 because of a lingering foot problem.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 73 catches. 1,080 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 160.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 233.

  8. James Jones, WR, Packers. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 24 UPDATE: James Jones led the Packers in targets from Aaron Rodgers against the Seahawks. He saw three balls come his way on the first drive alone. Jones is a decent WR2 who is going way too late in fantasy drafts.

    AUG. 11 UPDATE: James Jones caught 14 touchdowns last year. Perhaps that was a bit of a fluke, but I won’t be surprised if he notches double-digit scores again. Jones hauled in a 50-yard bomb on the opening drive against Arizona and then was targeted in the end zone. Aaron Rodgers hurried the throw and simply missed him.

    AUG. 6 UPDATE: James Jones gets an obvious stock up with Jordy Nelson out 4-6 with a knee issue, as he’ll see more targets during the early stages of the season.

    James Jones always had the talent, but just could never put it together mentally – until last season. He stopped dropping passes and started catching touchdowns. He had 14 of them. It’s unlikely that he’ll be able to match that total, but I could see him getting to double digits again, especially with Greg Jennings gone.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 72 catches. 930 yards. 11 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 159.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 231.



  9. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers. Bye: 5.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Antonio Brown showed great chemistry with Ben Roethlisberger in the third preseason game. He beat Sean Smith for a 49-yard bomb to open things up. He saw five targets go his way, catching three of them for 61 yards. Brown also had a 25-yard reception wiped out by a chop block. That’s not bad for one half of action.

    Mike Wallace is gone, so Antonio Brown will now be Ben Roethlisberger’s official No. 1 receiver. Brown tallied just five touchdowns in 2012, but it’s a good sign that four of those scores came in the final four weeks of the season.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 79 catches. 1,140 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 156.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 235.

  10. Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Jordy Nelson returned to practice Sunday. It was initially reported that Nelson could be out for the first couple of weeks, but it appears as though he’ll be ready for the season opener. Nelson is still a big injury risk, but you can feel better about drafting him now.

    AUG. 6 UPDATE: Jordy Nelson will be out 4-6 weeks because of knee surgery. Medical reports suggest that Nelson will actually be back for the season opener, but he may not be 100 percent. Nelson is very injury-prone, and this could mean more issues down the road this season.

    Jordy Nelson missed four games and was injured for several others in 2012, yet he still managed to snag seven touchdowns. With Greg Jennings gone, Nelson could be a great buy-low candidate, as he’ll probably rebound.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 65 catches. 1,020 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 156.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 221.


2013 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 4):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-95 |





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