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.
|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|