Playoffs: Top WRs
The most loaded of all the positions - and the most debatable. Forget simply Julio or Roddy, how do you rank four Green Bay studs? Would you rather have one game of A.J. Green or risk a deeper run with Brandon Lloyd? One man's opinion stands below with selected commentary...
1) Demaryius Thomas, Denver - Best combination of explosive upside (10 touchdowns and 1,434 yards), heavy workload (94 receptions), and team playing multiple games.
2) Wes Welker, New England - The Gronk factor cannot be ignored, but Welker is Tom Brady's safety net and received the NFL's fourth most targets.
3) Greg Jennings, Green Bay - Returned from injury Week 13. Next three weeks: blah, blah, blah. Last two games, on the other hand: 15 receptions, 165 yards, three touchdowns. Sounds like WR1 material.
4) Julio Jones, Atlanta - He scored more touchdowns and had more fantasy points than Roddy White, who caught more passes for more yards. For a short set of games, we're going for the scores.
5) Eric Decker, Denver
6) Andre Johnson, Houston - Received double digit targets in each of the last four games, averaging 9.5 receptions and 121 yards in that span. Scored two touchdowns since Week 3.
7) Roddy White, Atlanta
8) Randall Cobb, Green Bay - Carried the Packers receiving corps for a good chunk of the season. Cobb claims knee and ankle injuries will not keep him out for the opening playoff round.
9) Michael Crabtree, San Francisco
10) A.J. Green, Cincinnati - Regular season and the Bengals stud goes first among these options. Moves into top-6 range for those buying a win over Houston.
11) Brandon Lloyd, New England - Thought he turned in a disappointing fantasy season overall, Lloyd showed life with a strong Week 14-16 stretch, but then played limited snaps and caught one pass in the finale. Were the Pats resting him or are knee concerns legit? Biggest upside is volume of games.