Demaryius Thomas looks like a sure thing this week, as the Broncos play the Patriots. He has caught 14 balls for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns in his last four games. Thomas looks like one of those players that comes out of nowhere to help you win your fantasy league. Facing the poor New England secondary sweetens the deal and sets up a perfect matchup. It seems as though Tebow is giving him a good amount of targets.
Titans wideout Damian Williams has also been producing with back-to-back 62 yard games. I don't think he'll get much more than that in this matchup with the Colts. I feel Nate Washington will have the stronger game. Williams will probably have a much better game in Week 16, when the Titans play the Jaguars.
Receiver rankings follow the jump.
On a side note, it looks like Sam Hurd was more of a runner than a receiver. It turns out that football was more of a side project for Hurd and that he was a big drug dealer in Chicago. Hurd will now be a third round pick in your fantasy prison football league. For more on this check out this link.
Sleeper receivers: Mike Wallace (Steelers) - Wallace is facing the 49ers and may be without his quarterback. I think he will have Roethlisberger at quarterback and that will mean he goes over 100 yards and scores a touchdown. The 49ers may shut down the Steeler running game but they won't stop Wallace.
Mike Williams (Buccaneers) - Tampa Bay is almost definitely going to fall behind to the Cowboys and that means they'll turn to the passing game. Williams has gone over 80 yards in 3 of his last 4 games and scored in two of those. I think he'll accomplish both of those against the Cowboys in Week 15.
Jabar Gaffney (Redskins) - Gaffney has quietly put up some decent numbers in the last few weeks. In his last 3 games, he's averaged 93 yards/game and scored 2 touchdowns. That's not too shabby. He scored against the Giants in Week 1 and I could see him reaching pay dirt again this week.
Receivers to avoid: Eric Decker (Broncos) - It seems as though Demaryius Thomas is Tim Tebow's new go-to guy. He has only 9 receptions in the last 5 games. That's not enough to accomplish anything.
Greg Little (Browns) - I think we're going to have to wait for his breakout to happen in 2012. It looks like Seneca Wallace will be his quarterback this week and Little will probably have Patrick Peterson covering him.
Lance Moore (Saints) - The game against Minnesota is going to be an aerial assault by the Saints but I feel Moore will get left out of the party. Colston and Jimmy Graham will be the ones having all the fun.
|1. Hakeem Nicks||Giants||Redskins|
|2. Wes Welker||Patriots||Broncos|
|3. Roddy White||Falcons||Jaguars|
|4. Jabar Gaffney||Redskins||Giants|
|5. Marques Colston||Saints||Vikings|
|6. Victor Cruz||Giants||Redskins|
|7. Steve Smith||Panthers||Texans|
|8. Calvin Johnson||Lions||Raiders|
|9. Percy Harvin||Vikings||Saints|
|10. Jordy Nelson||Packers||Chiefs|
|11. Larry Fitzgerald||Cardinals||Browns|
|12. A.J. Green||Bengals||Rams|
|13. Miles Austin||Cowboys||Buccaneers|
|14. Laurent Robinson||Cowboys||Buccaneers|
|15. Vincent Jackson||Chargers||Ravens|
|16. Dez Bryant||Cowboys||Buccaneers|
|17. Antonio Brown||Steelers||49ers|
|18. Santana Moss||Redskins||Giants|
|19. Mike Williams||Buccaneers||Cowboys|
|20. Julio Jones||Falcons||Jaguars|
|21. Steve Johnson||Bills||Dolphins|
|22. Brandon Lloyd||Rams||Bengals|
|23. Demaryius Thomas||Broncos||Patriots|
|24. Brandon Marshall||Dolphins||Bills|
|25. Nate Washington||Titans||Colts|
|26. DeSean Jackson||Eagles||Jets|
|27. Dwayne Bowe||Chiefs||Packers|
|28. Mike Wallace||Steelers||49ers|
|29. Michael Crabtree||49ers||Steelers|
|30. Torrey Smith||Ravens||Chargers|
|31. Doug Baldwin||Seahawks||Bears|
|32. Eric Decker||Broncos||Patriots|