Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 10: Wide receivers in standard and PPR leagues

Andy Lyons

As you make the push to the playoffs, read here who to start and sit in Week 10.

No position in fantasy football is more frustrating than wide receiver. Consider Lion wide out Titus Young. In Week 8, he exploded onto the scene catching all 9 of his 9 targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. So, what did you do? You picked him up and started him in Week 9. And how did he repay you? With a two catch, 20 yard performance! Who can you trust? Let's try to not "chase stats" and instead consider the match-up information, along with target data, below. Both are becoming more and more important as we evaluate which wide receivers are the favorites for their respective quarterbacks. And of course, a general notes section will highlight some important points for the week. Let's start right there:

NOTES:

  • Calvin Johnson is starting to come onto the scene, and it makes me wonder if he's been more injured than he was earlier putting on to the media. His 129 yards in Week 9 were solid, but I wonder if he'll catch one TD from Stafford this year.
  • Brandon Marshall is officially a beast. His 122 yards and three TD's were just part of the Bears' rout of Tennessee.
  • DeSean Jackson (100 yards, TD), Eric Decker (99 yards, 2 TDs), Randall Cobb (66 yards, 2 TDs) and T Y Hilton (102 yards) all had big weeks.
  • These guys had a disappointing Week 9 and we have to wonder what the future brings: Hakeem Nicks (10 yards), Antonio Brown (19 yards), Devin Hester (19 yards), Titus Young (20 yards), Jeremy Maclin (28 yards) and Steve Johnson (29 yards)
  • Keep an eye on these wide receivers that are battling through injury: Percy Harvin, Hakeem Nicks, Antonio Brown, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Brandon LaFell, Calvin Johnson, Danny Amendola, Kendall Wright, Donnie Avery, Steve Johnson and Wes Welker.
  • Besides those guys, be sure to bench the WR's on these four bye week teams: Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins.

TARGETS:

Just as I mentioned, fantasy wide receiver scoring can be fluky. But, one thing that you can't argue with is targets. See the chart below showing the Year-To-Date and Week 9 target leaders:

Year-To-Date

Week 9

Reggie Wayne (101)

Brian Hartline (12)

Victor Cruz (100)

Josh Morgan (12)

Larry Fitzgerald (94)

Larry Fitzgerald (12)

Brandon Marshall (90)

Eric Decker (11)

Percy Harvin (85)

Victor Cruz (11)

Percy Harvin (79)

T Y Hilton (11)

Calvin Johnson (82)

Roddy White (10)

A J Green (82)

Andre Johnson (10)

Dwayne Bowe (82)

Dwayne Bowe (10)

Marques Colston (74)

Brandon Marshall (10)

FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED (FPA):

FPA is a great judge of the strength of a future match-up. The number next to the teams' name represents how many fantasy points that team is giving up to the entire receiving corps on an average weekly basis. Obviously, you want your guy to play against a team that is allowing a LOT of points to WR's:

Best Defense Against Opposing WR's

Worst Defense Against Opposing WR's

NY Jets (15.41 pts allowed)

NO Saints (31.94 pts allowed)

SF 49ers (16.00 pts allowed)

WAS Redskins (29.39 pts allowed)

CAR Panthers (17.79 pts allowed)

TB Bucs (28.76 pts allowed)

SEA Seahawks (18.24 pts allowed)

NE Patriots (27.15 pts allowed)

PIT Steelers (18.60 pts allowed)

MIA Dolphins (27.08 pts allowed)

DAL Cowboys (18.68 pts allowed)

NY Giants (26.89 pts allowed)

STL Rams (19.25 pts allowed)

IND Colts (26.33 pts allowed)

ATL Falcons (19.44 pts allowed)

CLE Browns (26.14 pts allowed)

WEEK 10 RANKINGS:

Player (TEAM)

Standard Scoring

PPR Scoring

A J Green (CIN)

1

1

Julio Jones (ATL)

2

5

Vincent Jackson (TB)

3

6

Eric Decker (DEN)

4

2

Demaryius Thomas (DEN)

5

7

Calvin Johnson (DET)

6

3

Brandon Marshall (CHI)

7

4

Roddy White (ATL)

8

8

Reggie Wayne (IND)

9

9

Victor Cruz (NYG)

10

10

Wes Welker (NE)

11

11

Marques Colston (NO)

12

12

Miles Austin (DAL)

13

13

Mike Wallace (PIT)

14

14

Denarius Moore (OAK)

15

16

Andre Johnson (HOU)

16

15

Mike Williams (TB)

17

17

Lance Moore (NO)

18

18

Torrey Smith (BAL)

19

20

Brian Hartline (MIA)

20

19

Steve Johnson (BUF)

21

21

Brandon Lloyd (NE)

22

24

Steve Smith (CAR)

23

22

Nate Washington (TEN)

24

23

Michael Crabtree (SF)

25

25

Dez Bryant (DAL)

26

26

Cecil Shorts (JAC)

27

28

DeSean Jackson (PHI)

28

29

Titus Young (DET)

29

27

Dwayne Bowe (KC)

30

30

Darrius Heyward-Bey (OAK)

31

33

Jeremy Maclin (PHI)

32

31

Donnie Avery (IND)

33

32

Danny Amendola (STL)

34

34

Kenny Britt (TEN)

35

36

Anquan Boldin (BAL)

36

37

Jeremy Kerley (NYJ)

37

35

T Y Hilton (IND)

38

38

Ryan Broyles (DET)

39

40

Sidney Rice (SEA)

40

41

Davone Bess (MIA)

41

39

Emmanuel Sanders (PIT)

42

42

Kendall Wright (TEN)

43

43

Donald Jones (BUF)

44

44

Chris Givens (STL)

45

45

Brandon Gibson (STL)

46

46

Justin Blackmon (JAC)

47

47

Golden Tate (SEA)

48

48

Michael Jenkins (MIN)

49

49

Danario Alexander (SD)

50

50


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