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Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 17: Wide Receivers

If your league championship game is scheduled in Week 17, we have your wide receiver rankings for you. Check out where we rank Calvin Johnson, Josh Gordon and others.

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Bengals WR A.J. Green had a big game on Sunday, catching seven of his twelve targets for 97 yards and two scores in the Bengals 42-14 romp over the Vikings. Green now has caught 94 balls for 1.365 yards and ten touchdowns this season. He joins several other receivers with double digit touchdowns, including Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall, Dez Bryant and Larry Fitzgerald. Green is a top five wide receiver come 2014.

Another wide receiver who will be ranked highly next season is Browns WR Josh Gordon. He caught 6 of his 16 targets for 97 yards and no scores in Sunday's 24-13 loss to the Jets. Gordon had a breakout season in 2013, catching 80 passes for 1,564 yards and nine touchdowns, all career highs. He was a candidate to be traded earlier in the season, and it's possible the Browns listen to offers before the 2014 draft.

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon had one of his best games of the season on Sunday in their 24-23 loss to the Cowboys. Garcon caught 11 of his 18 targets for 144 yards and a touchdown, and now has caught 107 passes for 1.290 yards and five scores.

After teammate Kendall Wright had a big game last week, it was Nate Washington's turn to be the hot target in the Titans passing game. Washington caught six of his eight targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Titans 20-16 win over the Jaguars in week 16.

Broncos WR Eric Decker is having a great second half of the 2013 season. On Sunday and with Wes Welker out once again, Decker caught 10 of his 17 targets for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos 37-13 win over the hapless Texans. Decker now has 83 receptions for 1,261 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season.

Week 17 Rankings

Below is a list of the teams that have given up the most fantasy points to wide receivers through week 16 of the 2013 NFL season:

Rank

Team

Points (WRs)

20

Redskins

362.89

21

Chiefs

363.89

22

Falcons

365.7

23

Jets

367.2

24

Colts

368.59

25

Bills

371.6

26

Packers

372.99

27

Raiders

386.89

28

Cowboys

393.09

29

Chargers

397.2

30

Lions

421.09

31

Eagles

425.7

32

Vikings

442.39


Based on the rankings above, here is a rundown of solid matchups in Week 17

1. Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams vs Eagles
2. Calvin Johnson, Kris Durham and Nate Burleson vs Vikings
3. Greg Jennings and Cordarelle Patterson vs Lions
4. Dwayne Bowe vs Chargers Note: the Chiefs may rest their starters for all or part of this game.
5. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker vs Raiders
6. Desean Jackson and Riley Cooper vs Cowboys

Now here is a look at my Week 17 Wide Receiver rankings.

Note: Lions WR Calvin Johnson could miss part or all of this week's game vs the Vikings.

Rank

Player

1

Dez Bryant, DAL

2

DeSean Jackson, PHI

3

A.J. Green, CIN

4

Demaryius Thomas, DEN

5

Antonio Brown, PIT

6

Brandon Marshall, CHI

7

Josh Gordon, CLE

8

Alshon Jeffery, CHI

9

Andre Johnson, HOU

10

Pierre Garcon, WAS

11

Eric Decker, DEN

12

Roddy White, ATL

13

Julian Edelman, NE

14

Jordy Nelson, GB

15

Keenan Allen, SD

16

Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

17

Greg Jennings, MIN

18

Calvin Johnson, DET

19

Riley Cooper, PHI

20

Mike Wallace, MIA

21

Marques Colston, NO

22

T.Y. Hilton, IND

23

Vincent Jackson, TB

24

Harry Douglas, ATL

25

Jarrett Boykin, GB

26

Terrance Williams, DAL

27

Torrey Smith, BAL

28

Cordarrelle Patterson, MIN

29

Vincent Brown, SD

30

Danny Amendola, NE

31

Hakeem Nicks, NYG

32

Michael Floyd, ARI

33

Kendall Wright, TENN

34

Steve Johnson, BUF

35

Emmanuel Sanders, PIT

36

Nate Burleson, DET

37

Michael Crabtree, SF

38

Nate Washington, TEN

39

Rod Streater, OAK

40

Denarius Moore, OAK

41

Brian Hartline, MIA

42

Anquan Boldin, SF

43

James Jones, GB

44

Brandon LaFell, CAR

45

Dwayne Bowe, KC

46

Lance Moore, NO

47

Rueben Randle, NYG

48

Rishard Matthews, MIA

49

Kris Durham, DET

50

Golden Tate, SEA

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