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Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

After a crazy week one where the top guys were rarely started, its time to get yourself prepared for week two. Robert provides his WR rankings to help you make your decisions.

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One week in the NFL season is done, and now we are in full swing. Of the top 10 WR's from week one, 4 of them i would be shocked if started in more then a handful of leauges. This will happen all the time during the season, just remember to not overreact to what happened. Sure you would have been best starting James Jones over Calvin Johnson, but the odds of Jones outscoring Johnson are just too small to try and take the risk. Again this week, and the next few, matchups won't play a big factor. This is because we need a little bit of a sample size to get a good indication of which defenses have improved, and which have gotten worse from last year. Once the season continues on though the rankings will start to change more based on matchups. Now to the rankings, and some commentary on a few guys.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown Steelers 49ers
2 Julio Jones Falcons Giants
3 Demaryius Thomas Broncos Chiefs
4 A.J. Green Bengals Chargers
5 Odell Beckham Jr. Giants Falcons
6 Randall Cobb Packers Seahawks
7 DeAndre Hopkins Texans Panthers
8 Calvin Johnson Lions Vikings
9 Brandin Cooks Saints Buccaneers
10 Jordan Matthews Eagles Cowboys
11 Alshon Jeffery Bears Cardinals
12 Mike Evans Buccaneers Saints
13 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos Chiefs
14 Keenan Allen Chargers Bengals
15 Julian Edelman Patriots Bills
16 Terrance Williams Cowboys Eagles
17 Jarvis Landry Dolphins Jaguars
18 Jeremy Maclin Chiefs Broncos
19 John Brown Cardinals Bears
20 Donte Moncrief Colts Jets
21 Vincent Jackson Buccaneers Saints
22 Davante Adams Packers Seahawks
23 Andre Johnson Colts Jets
24 Brandon Marshall Jets Colts
25 Eric Decker Jets Colts
26 Golden Tate Lions Vikings
27 Amari Cooper Raiders Ravens
28 Charles Johnson Vikings Lions
29 Stevie Johnson Chargers Bengals
30 Steve Smith Sr. Ravens Raiders
31 Roddy White Falcons Giants
32 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals Bears
33 Anquan Boldin 49ers Steelers
34 Mike Wallace Vikings Lions
35 Kendall Wright Titans Browns
36 Sammy Watkins Bills Patriots
37 James Jones Packers Seahawks
38 Percy Harvin Bills Patriots
39 Brandon Coleman Saints Buccaneers
40 Nelson Agholor Eagles Cowboys
41 Torrey Smith 49ers Steelers
42 Allen Robinson Jaguars Dolphins
43 Marques Colston Saints Buccaneers
44 Pierre Garcon Redskins Rams
45 Nate Washington Texans Panthers
46 Michael Crabtree Raiders Ravens
47 Cecil Shorts III Texans Panthers
48 Rashad Greene Jaguars Dolphins
49 Jermaine Kearse Seahawks Packers
50 Phillip Dorsett Colts Jets

Randall Cobb - I am not worried about Cobb going up against the Seahawks defense this week. Last year when the Packers played against Seattle, they lined up Cobb and Nelson on the opposite side of Sherman, and I expect that to happen again here. With each week Cobb is close to being 100%, but from watching week 1 it looked like Cobb can still be himself with this lingering injury.

Brandin Cooks - The Saints get the reeling Bucs this week, and we just saw what Mariota did to them. I expect Cooks to get a healthy dose of targets, and his open field elusiveness should help provide a game with big yards and a TD. This will be the Cooks coming out party, get ready for a fun ride.

Mike Evans - This is all predicated on Evans playing this week. It is looking like another game-time decision for him. If healthy, he has a great matchup against the Saints, which negates him just coming off an injury. Evans is one of the guys you need to check on before the opening kickoff to make sure he is playing. If Evans is ruled inactive, Jackson moves up to 18th above Maclin.

Terrance Williams - Well the Cowboys are going to have to figure out live without Dez Bryant now for 4-8 weeks. Good thing they have a nice replacement for Bryant in Terrance Williams. Williams is a big play receiver who maybe isn't as athletically gifted as Bryant, but he still is a big play threat. With Williams presumably getting more targets this week, he makes a real nice WR2 play for you.

Donte Moncrief - Another player that benefits from an injury. Moncrief was targeted 11 times last week, which is with Hilton playing for most of the game. Now there were a lot of targets to be had in week one from Andrew Luck, but Moncrief should be lined up as the flanker here. The Jets let up a long TD to Travis Benjamin last week, and the Colts have better QB then the Browns. Moncrief has some nice upside in this matchup, and has a chance to fortify his targets even when Hilton returns.

Kendall Wright - Wright may seem low after last weeks performance, but I need to see him do it again. He was only targeted 4 times in week one. The TD that Wright scored was due to him taking a crossing route to the house. I can't see something like that happening again, especially when they play against Browns who have a better defense. I was expecting Wright to get more targets than he did, so if Mariota is spreading the ball around, that is good for the Titans, but not for fantasy owners.