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Week 13 Wide Receiver Rankings

With three games this Thursday for Thanksgiving, it is time to figure out who you should be starting this week. Robert gives you his top 50 WR rankings to make your decisions easier as you try and win.

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It is Thanksgiving week, which means that we are treated to three games on Thursday.  Playing in those three games this week going in the order they play, Detroit vs. Chicago, Dallas vs. Philadelphia, and Seattle vs. San Francisco.  There are quite a few good Wide Receiver options that are playing in these games, so there is a chance you are going to be starting one or more of them.  There is no better feeling than knowing that you have a nice lead going into the Sunday games, but on the flip side, you also don't want to start someone who will put up a dud.  That is where the rankings come in handy, as I outline below my top 50 guys for the week, and just start the guys who are ranked the highest.

There are no more bye weeks, which means the only reason a player isn't playing is for an injury.  With that, let's take a look at the rankings and comments on a few of the guys.

Mike Evans - Evans has been on fire the last four games with a total of 6 TD's, and averaging over 120 yards a game in that span, but his ranking this week doesn't reflect that.  I am a believer in what he is doing is the real deal, but Evans has a terrible matchup against the Bengals this week.  For the entire season, the Bengals have allowed 6 TD's to opposing WR's, so it happens a little more than every other game right now.  Evans will be great going forward, but temper expectations for this week.

Roddy White - White has actually been fairly consistent lately, but like Evans falls victim to a difficult opponent. The Cardinals have allowed one TD, and just over 75 Yards per game to opposing WR's in the last four games.  The Falcons have a bad offensive line, so Ryan will be pressured to throw the ball early to dump off options in the backfield.  White will be fine going forwaard, but this week will be a struggle.

Jeremy Maclin - He was targeted the same amount of times as Jordan Matthews was last week, and has fallen off in production lately.  Maclin was a great option at the beginning of the year, and gave you a consistnet source for it as well.  Those days are starting to slip away as Matthews is starting to takeover the lead receiver role in Philly.  Now factor in that the Eagles face a tough Cowboys defense, and it is best to realize he won't be a top 20 option this week unless he gets a long TD.

Jarvis Landry - He was actually targeted more than Wallace last week, but that could be because of the flow of the game.  Tannehill threw the ball a lot last week playing against the Broncos, so that led to an increase in Landry's targets.  Now I still like what I saw out of Landy these past few weeks and think that he is going to be a nice FLEX option this week for you.

Keenan Allen - Terrific matchup for Allen this week, and he is starting to turn all of those targets into production.  As you can tell by my ranking of him I am sill skeptical about his production as the beginning of the year is still lingering, but he should be a top 30 option this week against the weak Ravens secondary.

Cecil Shorts III - Last week did not go as planned for Shorts.  I thought he was going to have trouble getting the ball because of Vontae Davis, but to only be targeted three times is unexplainable.  Bortles had quite possibly his worst game of the season last week, so I expect things to get better this week and going forward.  This ranking is more of a hedge between what I think he can be going forward like Allen Robinson was, and the other spectrum of Bortles not making any receiver relevant.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos Chiefs
2 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys Eagles
3 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers Saints
4 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals Buccaneers
5 Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos Chiefs
6 Josh Gordon Cleveland Browns Bills
7 Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants Jaguars
8 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts Redskins
9 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers Patriots
10 Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions Bears
11 Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears Lions
12 Brandon Marshall Chicago Bears Lions
13 Kelvin Benjamin Carolina Panthers Vikings
14 Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers Patriots
15 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons Cardinals
16 Mike Wallace Miami Dolphins Jets
17 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bengals
18 Jordan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys
19 Golden Tate Detroit Lions Bears
20 Brandon LaFell New England Patiots Packers
21 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons Cardinals
22 Jeremy Maclin Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys
23 Jarvis Landry Miami Dolphins Jets
24 Julian Edelman New England Patriots Packers
25 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Titans
26 Anquan Boldin San Francisco 49ers Seahawks
27 Torrey Smith Baltimore Ravens Chargers
28 Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills Browns
29 Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers Ravens
30 Martavis Bryant Pittsburgh Steelers Saints
31 DeSean Jackson Washington Redskins Colts
32 Mohamed Sanu Cincinnati Bengals Buccaneers
33 Charles Johnson Minnesota Vikings Panthers
34 Cecil Shorts III Jacksonville Jaguars Giants
35 Robert Woods Buffalo Bills Browns
36 John Brown Arizona Cardinals Falcons
37 Justin Hunter Tennessee Titans Texans
38 Steve Smith Sr. Baltimore Ravens Chargers
39 Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bengals
40 Rueben Randle New York Giants Jaguars
41 Terrance Williams Dallas Cowboys Eagles
42 Kenny Stills New Orleans Saints Steelers
43 Marques Colston New Orleans Saints Steelers
44 Andre Johnson Houston Texans Titans
45 Eric Decker New York Jets Dolphins
46 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts Redskins
47 James Jones Oakland Raiders Rams
48 Andrew Hawkins Cleveland Browns Bills
49 Michael Crabtree San Francisco 49ers Seahawks
50 Kendall Wright Tennessee Titans Texans