Well we have reached Thanksgiving week. This means you are either just about to start the playoffs next week, or at least within the next few. Injuries have started to become a major factor, as A.J. Green is going to be out for potentially the rest of the season. This is where the waiver wire plays a major role. Because of injuries and some bad matchups for other receivers, you may be left having to go find a free agent to plug in. That is where these rankings will help the most. Here you can see who I have ranked the highest out of potential free agents you are deciding between and use it as a tool for your decision.
As always with Thanksgiving week because of the less amount of games on Sunday you need to be prepared if you have a guy who is questionable that may be ruled out. With that, let's dive right into the rankings, followed by some commentary on a few of the players.
|2||Odell Beckham Jr.||Giants||Browns|
|31||Steve Smith Sr.||Ravens||Bengals|
Julian Edleman - Rob Gronkowski's status appears to be that he won't be playing on Sunday. This now means we should be seeing the same Edelman we saw last week again. This is the old Edelman we were used to. He will go out and get you around 100 yards with a good shot of a TD getting mixed in.
Stefon Diggs - The last time the Vikings played the Lions Diggs went out and grabbed 13 passes for 80 yards. Now I don't expect to see that high of a volume of receptions again, but I do think we see a great game here. The Lions secondary has been average this season against opposing receivers, but do get burned a few times a game. I think Diggs is almost a lock for 90+ yards in this one, and a TD shouldn't be out of the question.
Jordan Matthews - The Eagles are facing the putrid Packers defense this week. This puts Matthews in a great spot to succeed. In his last four games, Matthews has had at least 5 receptions in all of them. Matthews is getting his looks again from Wentz, and against this defense, you can almost bank something good happening.
Donte Moncrief and T.Y. Hilton - Well Andrew Luck is going to be out of this one. This now means that all Colts receivers are merely FLEX options at this point. While I considered lowering both guys even more, the prospect of this to be a blowout and the Colts needing to throw the ball constantly in the second half moves both up to being FLEX options. Moncrief over Hilton is because I think Moncrief has a slightly better shot at a TD than Hilton.
Tyler Boyd - I said it about Meredith last week, and I will say it about Boyd this week. We need to wait and see how the Bengals offense will operate without A.J. Green before proclaiming any receiving option outside of Eifert as playable. While it was nice to see 6 receptions and a TD in the last game after Green got hurt, I wonder what the gameplan will now look like since they know Green will be out of the game. Proceed with caution if you are considering starting him.