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Week 14 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

Playoffs are here and Nick gives you his rankings to help you advance to the next round.

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I missed posting last week due to my hectic schedule, but the FakeTeams staff did a great job filling in during my absence. Now I’m back just in time for the most important part of the season. Playoffs are here for all leagues so it’s time to get down to business. Bye weeks are gone and players are geared up, so let’s get to this week’s rankings.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown PIT @BUF
2 Mike Evans TB NO
3 Julio Jones ATL @LA
4 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG DAL
5 Dez Bryant DAL @NYG
6 T.Y. Hilton IND HOU
7 Amari Cooper OAK KC
8 Doug Baldwin SEA @GB
9 Jordy Nelson GB SEA
10 Golden Tate DET CHI
11 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @MIA
12 Julian Edelman NE BAL
13 Michael Crabtree OAK KC
14 Michael Thomas NO @TB
15 Terrelle Pryor CLE CIN
16 Donte Moncrief IND HOU
17 Jamison Crowder WAS @PHI
18 Brandin Cooks NO @TB
19 Davante Adams GB SEA
20 Demaryius Thomas DEN @TEN
21 Brandon Marshall NYJ @SF
22 Tyrell Williams SD @CAR
23 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @TEN
24 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @IND
25 Malcolm Mitchell NE BAL
26 Steve Smith BAL @NE
27 Jarvis Landry MIA ARI
28 Tyreek Hill KC @OAK
29 Sammy Watkins BUF PIT
30 Kenny Britt LA ATL
31 Stefon Diggs MIN @JAC
32 Kelvin Benjamin CAR SD
33 Mike Wallace MIN @JAC
34 Willie Snead NO @TB
35 DeSean Jackson WAS @PHI
36 Dontrelle Inman SD @CAR
37 Cole Beasley DAL @NYG
38 Rishard Matthews TEN DEN
39 Jordan Matthews PHI WAS
40 Devante Parker MIA ARI
41 Randall Cobb GB SEA
42 Allen Robinson JAC MIN
43 Sterling Shepard NYG DAL
44 Cameron Meredith CHI @DET
45 Pierre Garcon WAS @PHI
46 Brandon LaFell CIN @CLE
47 Anquan Boldin DET CHI
48 Corey Coleman CLE CIN
49 Quincy Enunwa NYJ @SF
50 Tyler Lockett SEA @GB

Most likely a lot of owners out there have their WR1/WR2 already set in stone for most weeks, so I am going to be dedicating my analysis this week to flex players and guys who I think can provide a boost (or bust) to your lineups.

Kenny Britt - Britt is quietly having an amazing year. He's on pace to have a 1,000 yard season. He's not a touchdown machine, but he is a reliable flex play. Sure Jared Goff looks timid under center and can get lost at some points, but he's a rookie working out the kinks. Britt is the best weapon in the air for this team and I think Goff will lean on him down the stretch.

Allen Robinson - I don't want to waste too much time on this benchwarmer, but with a ranking like #42 I need to explain myself. The Jacksonville passing game has gone up in flames this season and it starts with Blake Bortles, who has been extremely ineffective. Bortles ranks 31st in yards per dropback and 29th in completion percentage, per ESPNFantasy. Not to mention he also leads the league in interceptions. Pair that up with the fact that Robinson will be guarded by Xavier Rhodes this weekend and you a hot plate of disappointment waiting to be served.

Malcolm Mitchell - Mitchell is everyone's waiver claim of the week right now and he should be. He played 67 snaps last week for New England and had eight catches on ten targets, all career highs. Subbing for Danny Amendola has given him an increased role and he's made the most of it scoring three times in the last three weeks. Amendola is likely to miss this week with an ankle injury which primes Mitchell up for another nice workload. He is against a tough Baltimore defense that hampers some expectations, but I think the amount he will be on the field will make up for that. I have him at #25 this week as a high flex play.