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Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings

Ray ranks the top 50 wide receivers for Week 2 of the NFL season. Will Dez Bryant and Larry Fitzgerald disappoint fantasy owners again in Week 2?

Doug Pensinger

Well it didn't take Calvin Johnson long to show us who the best wide receiver in the game is. He scored two touchdowns in the first quarter vs the Giants on Monday Night Football, silencing those calling for him to be dethroned as the #1 wide receiver in 2014. He finished with 7 catches for 164 yards and the two scores. This week he faces the Carolina Panthers on the road, so he should have a tougher time getting into the end zone this week.

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has an enticing matchup vs the injury-riddled Chiefs defense that couldn't stop Jake Locker and the Titans last week. I look for Thomas to reach the 100 yard mark and score at least once in a game that could be a shootout on Sunday afternoon.

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant had a tough matchup in Week 1 vs the 49ers defense, but this week he has an easier task facing the Titans. I see Bryant having a big game on Sunday, and improving on his 4 receptions for 55 yards last week.

The Chiefs offense struggled in Week 1 vs the Titans, playing without WR Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles. Oh, Charles played? Oh, you could have fooled me. I see Bowe being QB Alex Smith's top target on Sunday in a game that could be a shootout. He scored one touchdown in his two games vs Denver last season, but I see the Chiefs resorting to throwing the ball and playing from behind most of the game.

Several top ranked receivers will be looking to bounce back in Week 2 after a disappointing Week 1 including Vincent Jackson, Victor Cruz, Michael Crabtree, Larry Fitzgerald and Keenan Allen. The worst thing fantasy owners can do after one week is to panic and deal or drop one of these guys. The season is long and all you need is one 100+ yard and two score game to be back in the good graces of a fantasy owner. Don't be the guy who panics and drops one of these receivers, and good luck in Week 2.

Rank

Name

Team

Opponent

1

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

KC

2

Calvin Johnson

DET

@Car

3

Julio Jones

ATL

@Cin

4

Dez Bryant

DAL

@Ten

5

Antonio Brown

PIT

@Bal

6

A.J. Green

CIN

Atl

7

Jordy Nelson

GB

NYJ

8

Andre Johnson

HOU

@Oak

9

Randall Cobb

GB

NYJ

10

Brandon Marshall

CHI

@SF

11

Percy Harvin

SEA

@SD

12

Cordarrelle Patterson

MIN

NE

13

Roddy White

ATL

@Cin

14

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

KC

15

Alshon Jeffery

CHI

@SF

16

Michael Floyd

ARI

@NYG

17

Vincent Jackson

TB

StL

18

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

@Ind

19

Reggie Wayne

IND

Phi

20

Pierre Garcon

WSH

Jac

21

Marques Colston

NO

@Cle

22

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

@NYG

23

Kendall Wright

TEN

Dal

24

DeSean Jackson

WSH

Jac

25

Julian Edelman

NE

@Min

26

Mike Wallace

MIA

@Buf

27

T.Y. Hilton

IND

Phi

28

Eric Decker

NYJ

@GB

29

Keenan Allen

SD

Sea

30

Victor Cruz

NYG

Ari

31

Dwayne Bowe

KC

@Den

32

Brandin Cooks

NO

@Cle

33

Steve Smith Sr.

BAL

Pit

34

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

@Oak

35

Torrey Smith

BAL

Pit

36

Michael Crabtree

SF

Chi

37

Golden Tate

DET

@Car

38

Terrance Williams

DAL

@Ten

39

Anquan Boldin

SF

Chi

40

Kelvin Benjamin

CAR

Det

41

Justin Hunter

TEN

Dal

42

Markus Wheaton

PIT

@Bal

43

Greg Jennings

MIN

NE

44

Brian Quick

STL

@TB

45

Allen Hurns

JAC

@Wsh

46

Riley Cooper

PHI

@Ind

47

Andrew Hawkins

CLE

NO

48

Jarrett Boykin

GB

NYJ

49

Kenbrell Thompkins

NE

@Min

50

Mike Evans

TB

StL

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