Nothing makes the NFL more fun than fantasy football and few things make fantasy sports more fun than rankings, rankings, and more rankings. WRs are ranked in this post with the ESPN and Yahoo! standard fractional scoring.
|2||Odell Beckham Jr.||Giants||3|
|* - notable players with increased PPR value|
- There is a slight bump for the receiver who have had their byes, as they have seven games remaining in their regular seasons against everyone else's six. Next week, Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins are probably WR1 and WR3, respectively.
- As we go down the rankings, there is an increase in the weight of strength of schedule. And the better matchups sooner than later because there is sell-high value to come. These are not weekly rankings, but the idea of these rankings is to measure whom we should be owning now over whom. For example, an WR3 with a bad schedule until Week 12 is useless to our rosters compared a below average WR4 with two or three nice matchups in the coming weeks.
- I have zero interest in WRs who don't get the ball enough to elevate above replacement level. I don't care how good they are IRL. Players who are not getting snaps but have upside greater than the Anquan Boldins of the NFL are more worthy of roster spots. If a guy will never enter our lineups, the bench spots are better utilized by stashing players with upside--especially at the WR position where boom potential is greatest.
- Tony Romo returning for Week 11 is huge for Dez Bryant. The Cowboys schedule is not very good, but Dallas has displayed that Bryant is the only trusted option, so he should be a target monster.
- Jarvis Landry is hot. Clearly the #1 guy in Miami and their schedule is beautiful. Really struggled to keep him out of my top-15 and had to throw some cool water on the rankings. The upside is WR15.
Not sure if I was cautious or overly enthusiastic on Brandon Lafell and Danny Amendola. That is for the readers to judge. The injury to Julian Edelman leads rankers to tons of excessive conjecture. Bear this in mind. May be too low on Amendola, who has WR1 upside, but I trust Lafell more for TDs. Amendola is top-20 in PPR, for sure because we can trust the volume. As for Edelman, he is ranked to display the guys over whom I would stash him for a Week 16 prayer.
- A.J. Green is a legacy top-10. There is a case for he and even Randall Cobb floating down five or ten spots down. Difference between Green and Cobb is that he is still A.J. Green and there is enough chance that he dominates games, but we cannot really lose much trading him as low as maybe Mike Evans, who actually sees the ball.
Jordan Matthews has a great schedule and the rankings assume Mark Sanchez is the starter and will be great for Matthews, as he was in 2014.
- Do your research and use rankings cautiously, as they are always a work-in-progress. Rankings are a bad tools to tell us what to do. They are conversation starters, tier setters, value mirrors, and a combination of the scientific explanations of what has happened with the art of predicting what will happen. Feel free to supply contrary evidence to me on Twitter at @AlexSontySBN or in the comments. They will help me help you.