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Week 4 Wide Receiver Rankings

Now that the bye weeks are upon us, which Wide Receivers should you play in week 4? Robert has his answers for you with his WR rankings.

Grant Halverson

As we are now entering the fourth week of the season, we now enter the stage of bye weeks.  This is key to remember, as you may not be limited in your options, and a good reminder that your lineup from last week may not be sufficient.  I will list the teams who have a bye week this week just above the rankings, that way you can see which of your guys will not be playing this week.  With six teams on bye this week, the rankings start to get a little thin as we make our way to a top 50.  I usually advocate using a WR in your FLEX position, as they are consistent options you can rely on.  This week I would tell you to take a look at your other options at RB, and maybe TE, and see which guy gives you the best chance for a solid performance.  The bye weeks are the games you have to try and grind out victories in while your studs are sitting.  Let us now dive into the comments and rankings for WR's in week 4.

Antonio Brown - He is a top 5 WR going forward, as he will rack up the yards for you, while also getting more redzone TD's than one would suspect.  Goes up against the Bucs who were just ripped last week by the Falcons, so expect another monster performance.

Jeremy Maclin - The breakout from the first three weeks is completely legit, so he is in the conversation for top 15 rest of the way.  This week the Eagles play the Giants, who have had a porous defense so far this year, so he has a 100 yard game with a TD almost locked up.

Julian Edelman - The only guy besides Gronkowski that you can trust on the Patriots.  Edelman will continue to rack up the receptions, and in the process will accumulate yards.  His chances of a TD are less than others, but the yardage upside is there.

Kelvin Benjamin - A guy who was touted as a raw prospect coming into the 2014 draft, has proved those experts wrong.  Benjamin has looked like a more polished WR than most predicted, and it has helped him become a top 20 option at the position.  For those of you who are thinking about selling high on Benjamin, don't do it, as this production will continue throughout the season.

Keenan Allen - Were it not for playing against the Jaguars, he would be ranked much lower.  Even if he has a solid performance this week like I think, it's tough to see it continuing with the reemergence of Malcom Floyd as a deep threat.

Jordan Matthews - Had 2 TD's last week, but I want to see him become a consistent option in the loaded Eagles offense.  If that happens, he will be ranked similarly to how Cooks will be ranked in future weeks.

Allen Robinson - This is the guy I think people need to keep an eye on.  Lee is hurt, and Cecil Shorts has always had trouble staying healthy, so if it comes down to Robinson becoming the starter, he could be a useful FLEX play in the future.

Teams on Bye: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions Jets
2 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers Buccaneers
3 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons Vikings
4 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys Saints
5 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers Bears
6 Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears Packers
7 Brandon Marshall Chicago Bears Packers
8 Jeremy Maclin Philadelphia Eagles 49ers
9 Julian Edelman New England Patriots Chiefs
10 Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers Bears
11 Andre Johnson Houston Texans Bills
12 Michael Crabtree San Francisco 49ers Eagles
13 Pierre Garcon Washington Redskins Giants
14 Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steelers
15 Victor Cruz New York Giants Redskins
16 Kelvin Benjamin Carolina Panthers Ravens
17 Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers Jaguars
18 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons Vikings
19 Mike Wallace Miami Dolphins Raiders
20 DeSean Jackson Washington Redskins Giants
21 Steve Smith Baltimore Ravens Panthers
22 Cordarrelle Patterson Minnesota Vikings Falcons
23 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans Bills
24 Golden Tate Detroit Lions Jets
25 Marques Colston New Orleans Saints Cowboys
26 Kendall Wright Tennessee Titans Colts
27 Brandin Cooks New Orleans Saints Cowboys
28 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts Titans
29 James Jones Oakland Raiders Dolphins
30 Eric Decker New York Jets Lions
31 Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills Texans
32 Justin Hunter Tennessee Titans Colts
33 Markus Wheaton Pittsburgh Steelers Buccaneers
34 Malcom Floyd San Diego Chargers Jaguars
35 Cecil Shorts III Jacksonville Jaguars Chargers
36 Rueben Randle New York Giants Redskins
37 Greg Jennings Minnesota Vikings Falcons
38 Terrance Williams Dallas Cowboys Saints
39 Jeremy Kerley New York Jets Lions
40 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steelers
41 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts Titans
42 Jordan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles 49ers
43 Torrey Smith Baltimore Ravens Panthers
44 Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs Patriots
45 Allen Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars Chargers
46 Hakeem Nicks Indianapolis Colts Titans
47 Harry Douglas Atlanta Falcons Vikings
48 Allen Robinson Jacksonville Jaguars Chargers
49 Aaron Dobson New England Patriots Chiefs
50 Anquan Boldin San Francisco 49ers Eagles