Fantasy Football Rankings 2013: Wide receiver rankings for PPR and Standard leagues

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There are plenty of drafts this weekend, so here is an updated look at my wide receiver rankings with a couple of weeks to go before the 2013 NFL season begins.

I was trading text messages with Mike Gallagher after the SB Nation Fantasy football league draft the other night, saying the running back position seems thinner than in most seasons. I think maybe it is because there are several guys with question marks as we enter the heavy part of fantasy football draft season.

The same cannot be said for the wide receiver position, mainly due to the fact that the NFL has become a pass-happy league, which is fine by me. Bring back the 41-38 games with aerial attacks leading the way. It makes the game more enjoyable to watch and teams can come back from three touchdowns down in the second half to win games.

Let's take a look at my updated wide receiver rankings, along with some risers and fallers in my rankings:

Risers

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis

Hilton had a pretty good 2012 season, catching 50 balls for 861 yards, with five 100+ yard games and seven scores and I see him breaking out in 2013. Quarterback Andrew Luck has his rookie season under his belt and I see him throwing for 30+ touchdowns this season, with Hilton as a beneficiary. Hilton has looked good in preseason, so draft him with confidence.

Dez Bryant, Dallas

Bryant only moved up one spot from last week, but I think he could be one of the more dominating wide receivers in the game this season. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he led the NFL in touchdowns and receiving yards. It has been reported that Bryant is more focused in camp, so maybe he could push Calvin Johnson as the No. 1 wide receiver in the league.

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

Yeah, I was a bit low on Fitzgerald in last week's rankings, so I moved him up to the No. 7 spot in this week's rankings. He will have an experienced NFL quarterback, Carson Palmer, throwing to him for the first time in over a year, so he should return to his old form after a disappointing 2012 season. I was so confident in him returning to his old ways, I drafted him with my second pick of the SB Nation draft a few nights ago. Coach Bruce Arians apparently will be moving Fitzgerald around in offensive sets this season, making him the focus of the offense. Again.

Wes Welker, Denver

Peyton Manning had one of his best seasons as a pro last year, and now Welker is added to an already potent aerial attack. I think Welker steals targets and touchdowns from Eric Decker this season and he has a chip on his shoulder, it appears, after the Patriots did not sign him.

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Fallers

Randall Cobb, Green Bay

I may have had Cobb a bit too high at No. 8 in my rankings last week, so he moves down to the 12 spot this week. I still like him plenty, but wonder how many looks he will see in the red zone. He should still be the recipient of plenty of targets this season, but Rodgers likes to spread the ball around in the Packers' passing attack.

Eric Decker, Denver

See Wes Welker above. Decker may be the third option in the Manning aerial attack this season, so his stats could fall across the board.

Greg Jennings, Minnesota

I think Jennings may be on his last legs as an NFL wide receiver and he goes from catching balls from Aaron Rodgers to catching balls from Christian Ponder. He'll also play in an offense that is centered around running back Adrian Peterson. I would stay away on draft day.

Here's a look at my wide receiver rankings for PPR and Standard leagues:

Standard Leagues

PPR Leagues

Rank

Player

Player

1

Calvin Johnson, DET

Calvin Johnson, DET

2

Dez Bryant, DAL

Brandon Marshall, CHI

3

A.J. Green, CIN

A.J. Green, CIN

4

Demaryius Thomas, DEN

Dez Bryant, DAL

5

Brandon Marshall, CHI

Demaryius Thomas, DEN

6

Julio Jones, ATL

Reggie Wayne, IND

7

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

Wes Welker, DEN

8

Andre Johnson, HOU

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

9

Vincent Jackson, TB

Randall Cobb, GB

10

Roddy White, ATL

Roddy White, ATL

11

Reggie Wayne, IND

Andre Johnson, HOU

12

Randall Cobb, GB

Julio Jones, ATL

13

Marques Colston, NO

Vincent Jackson, TB

14

Victor Cruz, NYG

Danny Amendola, NE

15

Wes Welker, DEN

Victor Cruz, NYG

16

Hakeem Nicks, NYG

Marques Colston, NO

17

James Jones, GB

Steve Smith, CAR

18

Mike Wallace, MIA

Eric Decker, DEN

19

Dwayne Bowe, KC

Hakeem Nicks, NYG

20

Steve Smith, CAR

Dwayne Bowe, KC

21

T.Y. Hilton, IND

James Jones, GB

22

Pierre Garcon, WAS

Pierre Garcon, WAS

23

Cecil Shorts, JAC

T.Y. Hilton, IND

24

Danny Amendola, NE

Antonio Brown, PIT

25

Eric Decker, DEN

Cecil Shorts, JAC

26

Miles Austin, DAL

Steve Johnson, BUF

27

Steve Johnson, BUF

Mike Wallace, MIA

28

Antonio Brown, PIT

Miles Austin, DAL

29

Josh Gordon, CLE

Anquan Boldin, SF

30

Torrey Smith, BAL

Josh Gordon, CLE

31

DeSean Jackson, PHI

Torrey Smith, BAL

32

Anquan Boldin, SF

DeSean Jackson, PHI

33

Golden Tate, SEA

Tavon Austin, STL

34

Tavon Austin, STL

Lance Moore, NO

35

Lance Moore, NO

Mike Williams, TB

36

Mike Williams, TB

Chris Givens, STL

37

Andre Roberts, ARI

Kenny Britt, TEN

38

Chris Givens, STL

Denarius Moore, OAK

39

Brian Hartline, MIA

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

40

Vincent Brown, SD

Andre Roberts, ARI

41

Greg Jennings, MIN

Sidney Rice, SEA

42

Denarius Moore, OAK

Greg Jennings, MIN

43

Sidney Rice, SEA

Brian Hartline, MIA

44

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

Michael Floyd, ARI

45

Kenny Britt, TEN

Golden Tate, SEA

46

Michael Floyd, ARI

Ryan Broyles, DET

47

Ryan Broyles, DET

Kendall Wright, TEN

48

Kendall Wright, TEN

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

49

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

Vincent Brown, SD

50

Rueben Randle, NYG

Rueben Randle, NYG


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