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Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Rankings

Which receivers should be in/out of your lineup this week, Jordan Matthews' fantasy outlook, plus a flashback of Sammy Watkins' Clemson days all in Nick Petraccione's Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings.

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Headlined by Antonio Brown, most of the leagues best receivers posted great fantasy days in Week 9. Brown went for an amazing 284 yards on 17 catches. He also racked up 22 rushing yards to finish with 306 yards of total offense.  But once you think he has caught a break, Ben Roethlisberger gets re-injuried. Even with Landry Jones under center, Brown remains a top-10 play this week. But what guys outside the top-10 should you consider for a starting spot in your lineup this week? Let's get to this weeks list and then I'll highlight some players, or you can just skip down to my analysis at the bottom, whatever works best for you.

BYE WEEKS: Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @CIN
2 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG NE
3 Demaryius Thomas DEN KC
4 Julian Edelman NE @NYG
5 Alshon Jeffery CHI @STL
6 Antonio Brown PIT CLE
7 A.J. Green CIN HOU
8 Allen Robinson JAC @BAL
9 Dez Bryant DAL @TB
10 Brandon Marshall NYJ BUF
11 Amari Cooper OAK MIN
12 Jarvis Landry MIA @PHI
13 Mike Evans TB DAL
14 Randall Cobb GB DET
15 Calvin Johnson DET @GB
16 Brandin Cooks NO @WAS
17 Emmanuel Sanders DEN KC
18 Michael Crabtree OAK MIN
19 Allen Hurns JAC @BAL
20 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @SEA
21 Stefon Diggs MIN @OAK
22 Eric Decker NYJ BUF
23 Willie Snead NO @WAS
24 Tavon Austin STL CHI
25 Jeremy Maclin KC @DEN
26 Jordan Matthews PHI MIA
27 Sammy Watkins BUF @NYJ
28 John Brown ARI @SEA
29 Rishard Matthews MIA @PHI
30 Martavis Bryant PIT CLE
31 Pierre Garcon WAS NO
32 Brandon LaFell NE @NYG
33 Travis Benjamin CLE @PIT
34 Nate Washington HOU @CIN
35 Devante Adams GB DET
36 Desean Jackson WAS NO
37 Golden Tate DET @GB
38 Kamar Aiken BAL JAC
39 James Jones GB DET
40 Marvin Jones CIN HOU
41 Rueben Randle NYG NE
42 Ted Ginn Jr. CAR @TEN
43 Cole Beasley DAL @TB
44 Robert Woods BUF @NYJ
45 Jamison Crowder WAS NO
46 Michael Floyd ARI @SEA
47 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN CAR
48 Danny Amendola NE @NYG
49 Mike Wallace MIN @OAK
50 Cecil Shorts HOU @CIN

Larry Fitzgerald has had an impressive season that has put him inside or just outside my top-10 almost every week. But, this week he falls to No. 20 on my list. The reason being is that he is on the road against Seattle and will most likely be matched up across from Richard Sherman. He still should be in your lineup, but consider him a WR2.

With Josh McCown's hopeful return from injury this week, Travis Benjamin should get back to his normal form after three consecutive weeks in the gutter. Cleveland gets a matchup against Pittsburgh who is arguably one of the worst pass defenses in the league. I don't expect Benjamin to have a breakout game, but he should get a healthy number of targets making him a useful flex option in your lineup. That being said, if Johnny Manziel is under center I would probably pass on Benjamin.

Jordan Matthews finally had the breakout game that fantasy owners have been looking for since the first week of the season. But, like many of us (myself included) his unreliability probably landed that production on your bench. This could be the game Matthews needed to jumpstart a late-season surge. Plus it seems like he's finally past his nagging hand injury that contributed to a couple dropped passes. I'm always wary of a fantasy spike, but 13 targets last week and good health makes Matthews a solid flex option this week.

Talking about players who had a fantasy spike, let's finish up with Sammy Watkins. Remember when Watkins came out publicly upset earlier this season that he wasn't getting the ball more? Well he certainly showed us why he deserves to lead the team in targets. Watkins exploded for 32-points in PPR leagues this week(8 receptions, 168 yards, 1 TD), his biggest fantasy day this season. As a Syracuse University student, I have seen what Watkins is capable of doing. I was at the game (back in 2013; his Clemson days) when he burned us for 126 yards and a touchdown in effortless fashion. But, I'm not so sure I'd use his this week.

Watkins is dealing with an ankle injury that he said could be with him the rest of the season and he was limited in Tuesday's practice according to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW Buffalo. The former first-rounder (listed as questionable) doesn't have much time to heal as the Bills are in action against the Jets on Thursday. In a divisional game, he has to suit up in order for this team to compete. But, with a bum ankle and Darrelle Revis as his assignment, he will have a tough time being effective.