Week 10 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Congratulations on surviving the dreaded six-team bye that we all suffered through for Week 9. This week doesn’t get a lot better though with multiple Top 15 wide receivers going on bye and then there is the injury to A.J. Green further complicating things. Still, we have got your breakdown of the Top 50 options at the position so let’s hope you don’t need to dig too deep down on this list:

  1. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati
  2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland
  4. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants at San Francisco
  5. DaVante Adams – Green Bay Packers vs. Miami
  6. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland
  7. Brandin Cooks – Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle
  8. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona
  9. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington
  10. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle
  11. Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans
  12. JuJu Smith Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina
  13. Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta
  14. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots at Tennessee
  15. Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle
  16. Josh Gordon – New England Patriots at Tennessee
  17. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville
  18. Alshon Jeffery – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas
  19. Marvin Jones – Detroit Lions at Chicago
  20. Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland
  21. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks at LA Rams
  22. Sterling Shepherd – New York Giants at San Francisco
  23. Golden Tate – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas
  24. DeSean Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington
  25. Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia
  26. Marquez Valdes-Scantling – Green Bay Packers vs. Miami
  27. Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions at Chicago
  28. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City
  29. Devin Funchess – Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh
  30. Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks at LA Rams
  31. Sammy Watkins – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona
  32. Corey Davis – Tennessee Titans vs. New England
  33. Tyrell Williams – Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland
  34. Christian Kirk – Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City
  35. Taylor Gabriel – Chicago Bears vs. Detroit
  36. DJ Moore – Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh
  37. Mohammed Sanu – Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland
  38. Donte Moncrief – Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis
  39. Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland
  40. Jordy Nelson – Oakland Raiders vs. LA Chargers
  41. Tre’Quan Smith – New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati
  42. Josh Doctson – Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay
  43. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers vs. Miami
  44. David Moore – Seattle Seahawks at LA Rams
  45. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears vs. Detroit
  46. Marquise Goodwin – San Francisco 49ers vs. NY Giants
  47. Maurice Harris – Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay
  48. DaVante Parker – Miami Dolphins at Green Bay
  49. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington
  50. Dede Westbrook – Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis

Thoughts:

  • Fantasy owners are frustrated with the performance of Keenan Allen, but that’s pretty harsh for someone who is on pace for 94 catches and 1,300 yards. The issue is that he caught a TD in Week 1 and hasn’t sniffed the end zone since. The two Williams are hoarding the TD but let’s be clear here, Allen is still the number one receiver in LA and the TD may well even out. I don’t blame you for being frustrated if you own him, but he is still a Top 10 wideout.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals took a big hit when they lost A.J. Green, and while the discussion has been about who steps up in his place opposite of Tyler Boyd just think about what this might do for Boyd’s value. He has had a massive coming out party so far this season, he’s coming off a 9 catch 138 yard performance and now he’s the clear number one. The timing is great for Boyd as well because the Bengals are probably going to be trying to play keep up with the Saints, which means a lot of offensive output.
  • I may be a bit higher than most on Golden Tate, and that’s because I believe he is an upper level talent. There is reason for trepidation though. Tate was the number one option in Detroit. In Philadelphia it’s unclear where he falls in the pecking order with Alshon Jeffrey and Zach Ertz in place. Tate was a chain mover in Detroit and Ertz does that for the Eagles already. I do think the Eagles will be throwing early and often and the little screen passes to Tate that he was famous for in Detroit should come to Philadelphia.
  • The Packers always seem to be pulling random wide receivers out of thin air and Aaron Rodgers makes them into fantasy studs. You have to wonder if Marquez Valdes-Scantling is next in line for this. In four games playing a significant role he has topped 100 yards twice and he has also scored two TD. Valdes-Scantling seems to be a solid deep threat to compliment Davante Adams and the Dolphins can be taken advantage of deep.
  • It would appear that we’re seeing signs of life from the aging Larry Fitzgerald. Two weeks in a row now he has scored a TD and last week he had eight catches for 102 yards. Maybe Josh Rosen is figuring some things out and maybe Byron Leftwich is breathing life into this stagnant offense. The Chiefs pose a daunting task, but their defense isn’t great and the Cardinals will likely be forced to pass a lot, so that speaks well to Fitzgerald.
  • One of the bigger crap shoots right now is the Washington Redskins receiving corps. Jamison Crowder has been inconsistent and now he’s hurt. Paul Richardson has had some flashes, but again no consistency. Right now if I had to have just one guy on the team it’d be Josh Doctson, but I don’t love that. Confusing matters more is that Maurice Harris came out of nowhere and had the best receiving game of the season for the team last week catching 10 passes for 124 yards. I don’t want anything to do with this group, and hopefully you have better options.

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Make sure to check out all of our Week 10 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses
Week 10 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses
Week 10 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs

25 comments

  1. Herbert says:

    What are your thoughts on Dez Bryant now that he’s signed with NO and Meridith is on IR? WR2/3? Flex? Just curious if he’s worth a waiver add before the answer becomes clearer and others scoop him up or run the other way.

  2. mike says:

    Need to pick 2 of these WR’S in PPR. Corey Davis, doug baldwin or DJ Moore. Thanks

  3. Andy says:

    Hi Prof,
    My WRs: Keenan Allen, DeAndre Hopkins, Ashon Jeffery, Larry Fitzgerald
    I am ready for playoff week 15-17 . Should I drop anyone for Dez Bryant ?
    Thanks

  4. Gary/TKC Knight says:

    Finding myself without Diggs . I am taking a stab at plugging in Maurice Harris over TreQuan Smith or Sutton as my #3 WR. Have AB and Josh Gordon 1/2. Is my hunch misguided your opinion? 12 Team PPR

    Thanks, TKC Knight

  5. Carmen says:

    Hey prof,
    I’m awfully limited at flex this week. My options are Gabriel, Hyde (hah), Watson (second te, with engram at te) and Ross (who I just picked up). Seems like they all carry a good amount of risk

  6. Jim Barton says:

    Should I start both Alshon Jeffries and Golden Tate this week? I need to start 2 with my others options being Doug Baldwin, George Kittle, Rob Gronkowski. Which two of these 5 should I start? Right now I waiting to see about Baldwins injury. I was reading about what a great matchup Tate has this week (He had 135 yds and 2TD against Cowboys earlier in the year), but I am leary about starting 2 WR from same team.

  7. Romo says:

    Hey roto!
    Marvin Jones or Fitzgerald?
    Ebron or Njoku?
    J Howard or a jones?
    Ito Smith is on the waivers too

  8. Anon says:

    TY Hilton or Calvin Ridley?

  9. Jay says:

    Non PPR. Drop Crabtree for Valdes-Scantling. I’m Leaning yes.

  10. Brian says:

    Maurice Harris or Adam Humphries in flex? 1 point PPR

  11. Scott says:

    PPR league MVS or Amari Cooper?

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