Fantasy football rankings, Week 10: Wide Receivers in PPR and Standard Leagues

Thomas B. Shea

Check out where we rank T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Keenan Allen and others in our Week 10 wide receiver rankings.

I don't recall ever seeing four wide receivers score three touchdowns apiece in the same week, but that is exactly what happened on Sunday.

Before Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson became the best receiver in the game, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was usually the first receiver off the board in many drafts. On Sunday night, Johnson proved he should still be considered a top 10 receiver, as he lit up the Colts secondary for nine receptions for 229 yards and three touchdowns in the Texans 27-24 loss. Johnson now has caught 57 of his 84 targets for 813 yards and three touchdowns. His three touchdowns are disappointing, but Johnson now owns three 100 yard receiving games on the season, and has seen double digit targets in five of his eight games thus far.

In the same game, Colts WR T.Y. Hilton also went crazy, burning the Texans secondary catching seven of his twelve targets for 121 yards and three touchdowns. Hilton should be the main beneficiary of the Reggie Wayne injury, and he wasted no time in proving that on Sunday Night Football. On the season, Hilton now has caught 34 of his 66 targets for 533 yards and five touchdowns. The 100 yard receiving game was his third of the season.

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles tied an NFL record on Sunday by tossing seven touchdowns in the Eagles 49-20 wipeout of the Oakland Raiders. The Eagle receiver who had the big game was not Desean Jackson or Jason Avant. The Eagle receiver who was the main recipient of the majority of those touchdown passes was WR Riley Cooper. Cooper caught five of his six targets for 139 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. Cooper now has 25 receptions for 453 yards and 5 touchdowns in the eight games he has played this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery has probably the best game of his career on Sunday, catching seven of his eight targets for 96 yards and three scores in the 55-31 shootout in Foxboro. Cotchery came into the game with just 22 receptions and two touchdowns in seven games thus far.

Target Practice

I usually provide a table with the wide receivers who saw the most targets in the previous week's action. This week, I am going to take a look at the receivers who have seen the most targets over the last three weeks, which I think will give a better barometer of which receivers you can start or target off the waiver wire.

A couple wide receivers who jump out at me in the below table are the Dolphins WR Mike Wallace, Bills WR Stevie Johnson, Cowboys WR Terrance Williams and Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders. They are becoming a bigger part of their team's passing game, so make sure you have them in your lineups this week.

Here are the wide receivers who have seen the most targets over the last three weeks:, courtesy of KFFL.com:

Rank

Player

Team

Wk 7

Wk 8

Wk 9

Avg

Total

1

Vincent Jackson

TBB

22

13

4

13

39

2

Dez Bryant

DAL

16

7

11

11.3

34

3

A.J. Green

CIN

8

7

19

11.3

34

4

Stevie Johnson

BUF

13

11

8

10.7

32

5

Antonio Brown

PIT

8

14

9

10.3

31

6

Calvin Johnson

DET

15

16

0

15.5

31

7

Mike Wallace

MIA

11

11

8

10

30

8

Harry Douglas

ATL

7

18

5

10

30

9

Pierre Garcon

WAS

8

11

11

10

30

10

Terrance Williams

DAL

7

11

7

8.3

25

11

DeSean Jackson

PHI

8

11

6

8.3

25

12

Josh Gordon

CLE

6

10

8

8

24

13

Emmanuel Sanders

PIT

2

11

11

8

24

14

Brandon Marshall

CHI

10

0

13

11.5

23

15

Jordy Nelson

GBP

6

8

9

7.7

23

16

Cecil Shorts

JAC

13

10

0

11.5

23

17

T.Y. Hilton

IND

11

0

12

11.5

23

18

Steve Smith

CAR

6

7

10

7.7

23

19

Dexter McCluster

KCC

7

11

5

7.7

23

20

Dwayne Bowe

KCC

9

2

12

7.7

23

Below is the rankings for defenses that allow the most fantasy points to opponents wide receivers, so you should be using this information when making lineup decisions on a weekly basis.

As you can see from the table, you should be starting all wide receivers playing against the Bills, Eagles, Raiders, Redskins and Cowboys, among others. Notice that there are three NFC East teams ranked near the bottom six defenses, allowing the most fantasy points to opponents wide receivers thus far in 2013.

As a result, make sure you start the following wide receivers this week: Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Marques Colston (assuming he plays), Lance Moore, among others playing the defenses listed below.

Rank

Team

Fantasy points allowed (WRs)

20

Patriots

189.59

21

Ravens

196.79

22

Colts

197.99

23

Vikings

198.3

24

Chargers

199.6

25

Falcons

207.9

26

Lions

212.69

27

Cowboys

218.19

28

Redskins

219

29

Raiders

219.59

30

Jets

227.2

31

Eagles

275.1

32

Bills

276.8

Week 10 Rankings

Now let's take a look at our Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings:

Standard Leagues

PPR Leagues

Rank

Player

Player

1

Calvin Johnson, DET

Calvin Johnson, DET

2

A.J. Green, CIN

Brandon Marshall, CHI

3

Demaryius Thomas, DEN

Andre Johnson, HOU

4

Andre Johnson, HOU

A.J. Green, CIN

5

Dez Bryant, DAL

Vincent Jackson, TB

6

Brandon Marshall, CHI

Dez Bryant, DAL

7

Jordy Nelson, GB

Demaryius Thomas, DEN

8

Victor Cruz, NYG

Jordy Nelson, GB

9

Pierre Garcon, WAS

Victor Cruz, NYG

10

Eric Decker, DEN

Eric Decker, DEN

11

Vincent Jackson, TB

Pierre Garcon, WAS

12

DeSean Jackson, PHI

Wes Welker, DEN

13

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

Antonio Brown, PIT

14

Wes Welker, DEN

DeSean Jackson, PHI

15

Torrey Smith, BAL

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

16

Antonio Brown, PIT

Torrey Smith, BAL

17

T.Y. Hilton, IND

T.Y. Hilton, IND

18

Steve Smith, CAR

Steve Johnson, BUF

19

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

Steve Smith, CAR

20

Jarrett Boykin, GB

Cecil Shorts, JAC

21

Terrance Williams, DAL

Jarrett Boykin, GB

22

Harry Douglas, ATL

Harry Douglas, ATL

23

Keenan Allen, SD

Keenan Allen, SD

24

Cecil Shorts, JAC

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

25

Steve Johnson, BUF

Terrance Williams, DAL

26

Anquan Boldin, SF

Kenny Stills, NO

27

Hakeem Nicks, NYG

Anquan Boldin, SF

28

Denarius Moore, OAK

Denarius Moore, OAK

29

Lance Moore, NO

Hakeem Nicks, NYG

30

Kenny Stills, NO

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

31

James Jones, GB

Lance Moore, NO

32

Mike Wallace, MIA

James Jones, GB

33

Marvin Jones, CIN

Marvin Jones, CIN

34

Reuben Randle, NYG

Marques Colston, NO

35

Marques Colston, NO

Kris Durham, DET

36

Greg Jennings, MIN

Greg Jennings, MIN

37

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

Mike Wallace, MIA

38

Vincent Brown, SD

Vincent Brown, SD

39

Nate Washington, TEN

Rod Streater, OAK

40

Brandon LaFell, CAR

Golden Tate, SEA

41

Rod Streater, OAK

Brandon LaFell, CAR

42

Kris Durham, DET

Nate Washington, TEN

43

Riley Cooper, PHI

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU

44

Michael Floyd, ARI

Michael Floyd, ARI

45

Brian Hartline, MIA

Jason Avant, PHI

46

Golden Tate, SEA

Brian Hartline, MIA

47

Andre Roberts, ARI

Ted Ginn, CAR

48

Jason Avant, PHI

Robert Meacham, NO

49

Robert Meachem, NO

Riley Cooper, PHI

50

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU

Eddie Royal, SD


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