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Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

With the playoffs closing in, every decision becomes important. Robert is back to offer up his WR rankings for week 10 to get closer to the playoffs.

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We are rapidly approaching the playoffs. Most playoffs will be starting in week 14, which means that you have 4 more weeks to make that final push to either make it, or get that top spot. Every decision from here on out is crucial to getting these all important wins. While it can be said that each decision every week matters, I do believe that once we reach the homestretch of the regular season that there is more importance on these matchups.

As it has been with the previous weeks, we will be seeing a lot of movement because of the matchups, but also because of role changes within offenses. Some people are seeing more opportunities now, while others may have to start taking a backseat to others. If you can recognize where these will happen and successfully navigate them, you will put yourself in a prime position to win. Without further talk, let's dive right into the rankings and some commentary on a few guys below.

Teams on bye: Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Mike Evans Buccaneers Bears
2 Antonio Brown Steelers Cowboys
3 Julio Jones Falcons Eagles
4 A.J. Green Bengals Giants
5 Odell Beckham Jr. Giants Bengals
6 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals 49ers
7 Alshon Jeffery Bears Buccaneers
8 Jordy Nelson Packers Titans
9 Demaryius Thomas Broncos Saints
10 Kelvin Benjamin Panthers Chiefs
11 Dez Bryant Cowboys Steelers
12 DeAndre Hopkins Texans Jaguars
13 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos Saints
14 Brandon Marshall Jets Rams
15 Randall Cobb Packers Titans
16 Tyrell Williams Chargers Dolphins
17 Stefon Diggs Vikings Redskins
18 Allen Robinson Jaguars Texans
19 Jarvis Landry Dolphins Chargers
20 Doug Baldwin Seahawks Patriots
21 Terrelle Pryor Browns Ravens
22 Davante Adams Packers Titans
23 Michael Thomas Saints Broncos
24 Brandin Cooks Saints Broncos
25 Jordan Matthews Eagles Falcons
26 J.J. Nelson Cardinals 49ers
27 Ty Montgomery Packers Titans
28 Jeremy Maclin Chiefs Panthers
29 Julian Edelman Patriots Seahawks
30 Kenny Britt Rams Jets
31 Rishard Matthews Titans Packers
32 Mike Wallace Ravens Browns
33 Quincy Enunwa Jets Rams
34 Travis Benjamin Chargers Dolphins
35 Sterling Shepard Giants Bengals
36 Corey Coleman Browns Ravens
37 John Brown Cardinals 49ers
38 Will Fuller Texans Jaguars
39 Cole Beasley Cowboys Steelers
40 Steve Smith Sr. Ravens Browns
41 Mohamed Sanu Falcons Eagles
42 Cameron Meredith Bears Buccaneers
43 Tavon Austin Rams Jets
44 Jamison Crowder Redskins Vikings
45 Sammie Coates Steelers Cowboys
46 DeVante Parker Dolphins Chargers
47 Tyreek Hill Chiefs Panthers
48 Marqise Lee Jaguars Texans
49 Willie Snead Saints Broncos
50 Chris Hogan Patriots Seahawks

Antonio Brown - Not much to say other then Big Ben is back. With that, Brown is now firmly back in the top 3 receivers for each week the rest of the season. We already saw last week with Ben's return that Brown is automatically an elite receiver regardless of matchup.

Tyrell Williams - Every other week it seems that Williams will finally breakout, but then he goes out and has a dud the next week. This will be the week that changes though. The matchup against the Dolphins defense is great for the Chargers. Philip Rivers has been looking his way often, but it all comes down to whether he is connecting on those downfield throws. The more time they have spent together, the more of a connection we are seeing. This should be the week Williams cements his ranking.

Michael Thomas and Brandin Cooks - Insert receivers facing the Broncos here. While we saw last week that the Broncos defense can be penetrated, more often then not they will hold firm. This is what is leading to both Thomas and Cooks falling down in the rankings for week 10. Of the two I trust Thomas with the higher floor over Cooks, as Cooks could finish this game with 1 reception for 13 yards and I wouldn't be surprised.

J.J. Nelson - After a great week in week 8, Bruce Arians came out and said that Nelson had earned the starting spot opposite of Larry Fitzgerald. We had already seen him start in week 8 and that led to his season high 93% of snaps played. Clearly Arians trusts the route running skills of Nelson to keep him in the starting lineup. With Carson Palmer having to get rid of the ball quicker, having a guy like Nelson who is shifty in open space is the ideal player to have for Palmer. This week against the Browns I would love to have him ranked in the top 20, but since the Browns run defense is horrible, it should be a heavy David Johnson game with him gashing that defense. I still think Nelson though is a strong WR3 and FLEX option this week.