Week 11 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

With the six team bye weeks out of the way and with some of the receivers returning from injury this already deep position is just getting deeper. That means your decisions are getting harder as far as who to start and who to sit at the position. Hopefully these rankings can help guide your decision-making:

  1. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos @ St. Louis
  2. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia
  3. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee
  4. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions @ Arizona
  5. Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos @ St. Louis
  6. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina
  7. Jeremy Maclin – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina
  8. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia
  9. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. New England
  10. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ New Orleans
  11. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota
  12. Kelvin Benjamin – Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta
  13. Desean Jackson – Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay
  14. Alshon Jeffrey – Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota
  15. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington
  16. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina
  17. Mike Wallace – Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo
  18. Golden Tate – Detroit Lions @ Arizona
  19. Sammy Watkins – Buffalo Bills @ Miami
  20. Vincent Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington
  21. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans @ Cleveland
  22. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants vs. San Francisco
  23. Keenan Allen – San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland
  24. Martavis Bryant – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee
  25. Brandon LaFell – New England Patriots @ Indianapolis
  26. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit
  27. Andre Johnson – Houston Texans @ Cleveland
  28. Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay
  29. Mohamed Sanu – Cincinnati Bengals @ New Orleans
  30. Brandin Cooks – New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati
  31. Michael Crabtree – San Francisco 49ers @ NY Giants
  32. Reggie Wayne – Indianapolis Colts vs. New England
  33. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots @ Indianapolis
  34. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks @ Kansas City
  35. Anquan Boldin – San Francisco 49ers @ NY Giants
  36. Cordarrele Patterson – Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago
  37. Jordan Matthews – Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay
  38. Marques Colston – New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati
  39. Greg Jennings – Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago
  40. Reuben Randle – New York Giants vs. San Francisco
  41. James Jones – Oakland Raiders @ San Diego
  42. Michael Floyd – Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit
  43. Kendall Wright – Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh
  44. John Brown – Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit
  45. Dwayne Bowe – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle
  46. Kenny Stills – New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati
  47. Justin Hunter – Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh
  48. Andrew Hawkins – Cleveland Browns vs. Houston
  49. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia
  50. Kenny Britt – St. Louis Rams vs. Denver

 

  • Last week marked the return of “Megatron” Calvin Johnson and it looked like he hasn’t missed a beat. Johnson caught seven balls against Miami for 113 yards and a TD grab. Just as important in my opinion is the fact that in his return Golden Tate still pulled in 11 catches for 109 yards, making it five 100 yard games in his last six. Tate won’t be as much of a redzone threat now that Johnson is back, but he should still see plenty of targets.
  • The return of A.J. Green has not gone as well. Green caught just three balls for 23 yards last week and has three catches in each of his last two games. In this last game Green suffered from an all-time awful game by Andy Dalton and the fact that he was being covered by Joe Haden. The Bengals get the Saints this week which should be a better matchup for Green, but we’ll see what happens with Dalton. This may be the last week Green ranks inside the top 10 if he doesn’t perform.
  • What a rookie class of wide receivers with three rookies inside the top 20 this week and six inside the top 30, plus several others amidst the rankings. To me the cream of the crop is Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans right now based on their ability to score touchdowns. Benjamin has seven TD’s now after scoring two this last week and while Evans started slow, he’s catching up with four TD’s in his last four games.
  • I think it’s fair to say DeAndre Hopkins seems to be overtaking Andre Johnson as the number one guy in Hosuton. Hopkins has 318 yards in his last three games combined on 17 catches. Hopkins had gone several games without a touchdown, but he made it into the endzone this last Sunday again. He should find his way there more over the next several weeks as long as he continues to be the go to guy in Houston.
  • There’s a chance Pierre Garcon turns it back around now that Robert Griffin III is back under center in Washington and this could be the week given the matchup with Tampa Bay. Still, he has topped 50 yards just once in his last six games and he has more than four catches just once as well. Garcon has been surpassed by Desean Jackson and while Griffin may turn things around, I’m going to wait and see before I move him back up.
  • What happened to Michael Floyd in Arizona? After two huge games in his first three it looked like Floyd was on track for a monster season. Since that time he has just 13 catches and he hasn’t topped 50 yards again, let alone even approaching 100 yards. You can’t count on Floyd at this point and if you’re starting him you’re really just hoping for a nice game then actually counting on it because you have no reason to believe in this guy.
  • There seems to be a little more of a connection brewing between Teddy Bridgewater and Greg Jennings in Minnesota. Jennings has 15 catches in his last three games and had six grabs for 76 yards in the last game. Jennings hasn’t found it easy to get in the end zone, but he did score a TD two weeks ago and if he is getting double digit targets he should at least see some of them in the red zone, especially against a woeful Bears secondary.

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33 comments

  1. Randy says:

    Would you trade AP for Ingram? I’m in a must win situation every week. Thanks!

  2. Randy says:

    Thank you! Also, would you drop Wallace for Jordan Matthews? Other WRs are Alshon, Gordon and Evans. There is no one else to drop due to roster limits…

  3. James says:

    I currently have Ellington and Bell at RB with no back up, and Calvin Johnson, Julio, DeSean Jackson, and Vincent Jackson at WR.

    I got offered Bradshaw and Tate for Julio Jones, not sure if I should take the offer?

  4. Mikel says:

    Martavis Bryant or Julian Edelman this week?

  5. Brandon says:

    .5 Pt PPR. Pick one for Flex, jouique Bell, fred Jackson, Terrance West, Sanu, or Edelman.

  6. Randy – I wouldn’t, as I think Wallace will be more consistent (Matthews is going to have his ups and downs)

    James – I don’t see that as being enough for Jones, personally. If you are going to trade him, go for a better RB

    Mikel – I’d go with Bryant. While he’s risky, he’s been consistent over the past few weeks.

    Brandon – It’s risky, but I think West has the highest upside for this week

  7. Steve says:

    Steve
    November 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm
    Trade deadline is a couple of days away..would you trade mike Evans and Pierre garcon for Phil rivers?? My other wrs are jordy Nelson golden Tate and Andrew Johnson..my qb is Colin kap.
    Reply

  8. brady says:

    Dwayne Allen or J reed at T/E this week? Also, f Gio can’t go, which appears likely once again, would you rather flex in Doug Baldwin, Jordan Reed, or consider gambling and using Bryce Brown on Thursday night?

  9. Steve – It’s a fair deal, since you need the QB help and you have the WR depth. How many do you start, though? If you start 3 adding another one somewhere makes sense

    brady – I’d go Reed, but it’s extremely close. As for the FLEX, I’d prob. go with the TE that you don’t start

  10. Adel says:

    Pick 2 for this week. A.J. Green, Golden Tate, DeSean Jackson. I’m honestly leaning away from Green with the way Tate and Jackson have been playing and their match-ups, would I be wrong to bench Green this week?

    As always thx for the advice.

  11. brady says:

    Bryce Brown or J reed in the flex? .5 PPR?

  12. Sammy Norton says:

    REggie wayne or micheal crabtree or start both over jordan matthews

  13. Drew says:

    Sup roto have to choose 3wr 1 rb and a flex. Wr I have ty, maclin, marshall, and roddy. And rb i have j hill and vareen. Have trouble picking which one I should bench. Thx.

  14. Jake says:

    Mike Evans or Martavis Bryant this week? Thanks!

  15. ScottO says:

    Got to select 2 WR in a PPR league. I have Vincent Jackson, Brandon Marshall, Reggie Wayne, and Mohamed Sanu to pick from. I am on a losing streak and need help to make a playoff run.

  16. Jake – Got to go Evans

    ScottO – I’d probably go Marshall & Wayne. Sanu is intriguing, but with Green back and Dalton struggling it’s tough to depend on him

  17. Dale H says:

    Brandon Cooks or beckham jr week 11

  18. chris says:

    currently have lacy, west, and boldin as flex…. picked up cj Anderson…does he fit in somewhere or roll with current lineup..half point ppr….thanks

  19. Dale H – Beckham

    Chris – Maybe over Boldin, but I’d probably leave it due to uncertainty on his role

  20. Smidge says:

    Hello professor
    Non PPR
    Need two Rainey, Anderson,McFadden, Williams, Mason
    Need one and a flex or flex from above
    Tate,Fitz,Baldwin,Bryant,Wayne
    Thank you

  21. Drew says:

    Hey roto blue, olsen, or garcon in my flex. 1 ppr thx

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