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Week 7 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

With some key teams on bye this week, who should you start? Robert has his WR standard league rankings to help you in deciding your starting lineup.

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Finally we are back to seeing big weeks from the WR position. DeAndre Hopkins has taken over as the top scoring receiver so far this season after another big week. Not only did we see Hopkins with a big week, but Calvin Johnson was awoken from the dead. Martavis Bryant showed just what his potential holds in his first game of the season, and that was with Landry Jones and Michael Vick as his QB's. Consistency will take you far in my rankings, and if you have a great matchup to go with it, all the better. If you need a desperate play, then find a player who may be more boom or bust to take that chance. I personally am risk adverse, and I feel my rankings reflect that. Once again we have four teams on a bye week, this time though, each team has some guys we would be starting.

Teams on Bye: Bears, Bengals, Broncos, Packers

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

DeAndre Hopkins

Texans

Dolphins

2

Brandon Marshall

Jets

Patriots

3

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

Ravens

4

Julio Jones

Falcons

Titans

5

Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants

Cowboys

6

Julian Edelman

Patriots

Jets

7

Keenan Allen

Chargers

Raiders

8

T.Y. Hilton

Colts

Saints

9

Calvin Johnson

Lions

Vikings

10

John Brown

Cardinals

Ravens

11

Allen Robinson

Jaguars

Bills

12

Eric Decker

Jets

Patriots

13

Jeremy Maclin

Chiefs

Steelers

14

Antonio Brown

Steelers

Chiefs

15

Mike Evans

Buccaneers

Redskins

16

Donte Moncrief

Colts

Saints

17

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers

Redskins

18

Martavis Bryant

Steelers

Chiefs

19

Brandin Cooks

Saints

Colts

20

Steve Smith Sr.

Ravens

Cardinals

21

Pierre Garcon

Redskins

Buccaneers

22

Allen Hurns

Jaguars

Bills

23

Stefon Diggs

Vikings

Lions

24

Jordan Matthews

Eagles

Panthers

25

Rishard Matthews

Dolphins

Texans

26

Travis Benjamin

Browns

Rams

27

Willie Snead

Saints

Colts

28

Amari Cooper

Raiders

Chargers

29

Jarvis Landry

Dolphins

Texans

30

Ted Ginn Jr.

Panthers

Eagles

31

Anquan Boldin

49ers

Seahawks

32

Rueben Randle

Giants

Cowboys

33

Kamar Aiken

Ravens

Cardinals

34

Terrance Williams

Cowboys

Giants

35

Kendall Wright

Titans

Falcons

36

Jamison Crowder

Redskins

Buccaneers

37

Leonard Hankerson

Falcons

Titans

38

Mike Wallace

Vikings

Lions

39

Tavon Austin

Rams

Browns

40

Malcom Floyd

Chargers

Raiders

41

Golden Tate

Lions

Vikings

42

Torrey Smith

49ers

Seahawks

43

Doug Baldwin

Seahawks

49ers

44

Cecil Shorts III

Texans

Dolphins

45

Robert Woods

Bills

Jaguars

46

Michael Crabtree

Raiders

Chargers

47

Michael Floyd

Cardinals

Ravens

48

Josh Huff

Eagles

Panthers

49

Dorial Green-Beckham

Titans

Falcons

50

Andre Johnson

Colts

Saints

Keenan Allen - All of this is predicated on Allen playing this week. While Allen hurt his hip in last weeks game, he was dominate before that. On what was close to a record reception pace, the Chargers have been making it clear how they are going to run this offense. San Diego is a passing team, as the run game just hasn't been working. With Philip Rivers throwing the ball all over the field, Allen is a top 10 WR, as the volume of targets will be there.

Eric Decker - In every game that Decker has played this season, he has scored a TD. While I don't think that could actually continue all season long, it should extend at least one more week. The Jets offense has looked great so far this year, and now playing against the Patriots provides another great opportunity for him. There is enough in the Jets offense to allow both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker to put up great numbers.

Antonio Brown - Can Ben Roethlisberger please come back? Brown is the toughest player to rank right now, as he has all the skills of being the best receiver, but his QB play has been horrendous. Now I am tepidly optimistic about Landry Jones as his starting QB, as maybe the Steelers allow him to air it out more than Vick. The offense ran with Vick was an ultra-conservative don't lose offense that you would expect an Alex Smith to run. When Jones entered the game last week, it appeared the offense was opened up a little bit more, so here is to hoping it yields good results for Antonio Brown.

Stefon Diggs - This is real guys. Diggs has looked amazing in his first two NFL games, and has taken the role of the #1 receiver in the Vikings offense. I thought it was going to be Charles Johnson before the season in this role, but Diggs has been filling in while Johnson is hurt, and proving he deserves to continue getting this run. While having Bridgewater in the Vikings offense does limit his upside, he can survive on enough volume. As we saw last year, when Bridgewater finds his favorite target, he keeps on going back to the guy. I think Diggs is his guy this year, and a must add in all leagues.

Terrance Williams - This is me trusting Matt Cassel to run the offense better than Brandon Weeden did. While that isn't a big leap Cassel has to make, I do believe he is a decent QB who can sustain a WR's value. Williams became an afterthought with Weeden, but I think that will change now. While I can't bring myself into going fully believing Cassel, I do believe he can be a deep league WR3, or a FLEX play if you have one of the guys on a bye this week.