Week 13 Rankings (2013): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

It’s Week 13 folks, so doing the same old thing and running the same guys out there just because you’ve done it all year might not be the best strategy. The bye weeks are over which means we get all of our top end WR in play with a much deeper second and third tier. You need to be running your best lineup possible out there this week and to help you make those tough decisions here is how there WR position shakes out:

  1. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland
  2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. LA Chargers
  3. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints at Dallas
  4. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Cleveland
  5. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings at New England
  6. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore
  7. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona
  8. Odell Beckham – New York Giants vs. Chicago
  9. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. LA Chargers
  10. Brandin Cooks – Los Angeles Rams at Detroit
  11. Stefon Diggs – Minnesota Vikings at New England
  12. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams at Detroit
  13. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh
  14. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina
  15. Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions vs. LA Rams
  16. Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos at Cincinnati
  17. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville
  18. Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans
  19. Josh Gordon – New England Patriots vs. Minnesota
  20. Corey Davis – Tennessee Titans vs. NY Jets
  21. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots vs. Minnesota
  22. Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver
  23. DJ Moore – Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay
  24. Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco
  25. Alshon Jeffery – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington
  26. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco
  27. Sammy Watkins – Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland
  28. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay
  29. Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns at Houston
  30. Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore
  31. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears at NY Giants
  32. Golden Tate – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington
  33. Josh Reynolds – Los Angeles Rams at Detroit
  34. Adam Humphries – Tampa  Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina
  35. Demaryius Thomas – Houston Texans vs. Cleveland
  36. Courtland Sutton – Denver Broncos at Cincinnati
  37. Anthony Miller – Chicago Bears at NY Giants
  38. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina
  39. Tre’Quan Smith – New Orleans Saints at Dallas
  40. Sterling Shepard – New York Giants vs. Chicago
  41. David Moore – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco
  42. DeSean Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina
  43. Christian Kirk – Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay
  44. Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh
  45. Taylor Gabriel – Chicago Bears at NY Giants
  46. Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay
  47. Marquez Valdes-Scantling – Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona
  48. Dede Westbrook – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis
  49. Mohamed Sanu – Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore
  50. Antonio Callaway – Cleveland Browns at Houston

 

Thoughts:

  • Just in case you thought Tyreek Hill might be slowing down he has completely blown up again the past two weeks with 17 catches for 332 yards and 4 TD. Coming into the season he was labeled as a boom or bust guy week to week but he’s proven otherwise. There is clearly still a lot of  boom potential, but his floor is much higher this season and fantasy owners who took him in the third or fourth round are just basking in it right now.
  • Another guy who seemed as if he was hitting a bit of a lull and has exploded again is JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Steelers wideout has 90 or more yards in his last three games, has scored twice in three games and has 21 catches the last two weeks. The Steelers run game seems to be slowing down a little which means more work for the receivers and it’s paying off for Smith-Schuster owners.
  • The inconsistency of the Titans offense and in turn of Corey Davis can be maddening, because if you watch him play you can see there is Top 10 wideout upside. Over the last four weeks the floor seems to be getting a little higher, though it is still incredibly frustrating to see such a talented offensive weapon getting just four targets in a game.
  • I don’t think there is any doubt that DJ Moore is the go to guy in Carolina as he has really started to mesh with Cam Newton these last few weeks. Moore has 15 catches the last two weeks and has four or more grabs in six of his last eight games. On the flip side I think the trust level with Devin Funchess just continues to plummet as he falls off the list this week.
  • We caught a glimpse of what people were excited about with Josh Reynolds last week when he caught six passes for 80 yards and a TD in the Rams shootout with the Chiefs. The injury to Cooper Kupp was supposed to propel him and it finally did. Now we have to see if he can keep it going. The matchup is certainly right to keep the momentum as the Rams take on the Lions, and we know Darius Slay won’t be covering him so opportunities should be there.
  • The Seattle Seahawks are clicking on offense and Russell Wilson and his ability to spread the ball around is a big part of that. While it is Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin doing most of the damage, David Moore is quietly stringing together a few really solid weeks. Moore has back to back weeks of catching four passes, and this past Sunday he topped 100 yards and caught his fifth TD pass of the season. Moore isn’t likely your first option, but there is upside especially with his penchant for TD.

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Make sure to check out all of our Week 13 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses
Week 13 Rankings (2013): Top 20 Tight Ends
Week 13 Rankings (2013): Top 40 Running Backs

12 comments

  1. Sheldon says:

    Hi, Prof. I’m in a 0.5 PPR league. Need one WR: Josh Reynolds or Calvin Ridley? Ridley has a tough matchup against BAL, but Atlanta might end up playing catch-up, and there may be enough TD opps through the air. On the other hand, I’m not sure if the Rams will just run all over DET and there won’t be enough opportunities for passing TDs. What do you think? Thanks.

  2. Touchette says:

    Full PPR – Go with Julian Edelman, DJ Moore, or Corey Davis in my flex?

  3. James says:

    Baldwin or Humphries? – standard

  4. Matt says:

    I have one WR position to fill, who do I start? John Brown, Curtis Samuel, or Chris Conley?

  5. promillo says:

    Hi Prof!

    Thomas or Godwin? Thanks!

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