Fantasy Player Projections

Wide Receivers
1lionsCalvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

7 rec, 106 yards, 2 rec TDs

Johnson is one of only six wide receivers with 200 or more yards this season, and yet most fantasy owners would agree he's been a disappointment. This week he'll feast on a Titans secondary that made San Diego's Malcom Floyd look like Megatron a week ago.

2bengalsA.J. Green

A.J. Green

7 rec, 119 yards, rec TD

The Redskins couldn't slow down any of the Saints' receivers in Week 1, nor could they stop Danny Amendola in Week 2. They have no prayer against Green.

3panthersSteve Smith

Steve Smith

6 rec, 108 yards, rec TD

The Giants do not have a man to cover Smith. Period. They can throw two or three men at him, but they won't be able to cover him. Not with this secondary.

4bearsBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

9 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

After being thrown to 15 times in Week 1, Marshall was targeted just five times against the Packers in Week 2. Jay Cutler and Marshall should have a much better day against the Rams.

5giantsVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

6 rec, 101 yards, rec TD

Cruz has silenced critics who suggested that his 2011 explosion was a one-year wonder. There will be no stopping him this week against Carolina. Break out the salsa!

6ravensTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

4 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

Joe Flacco throws deep to Smith at least a couple times a game, and although the two haven't exactly clicked yet (four completions), it's only a matter of time. Smith had 82 yards and a touchdown in the AFC title game loss to New England last year.

7ramsDanny Amendola

Danny Amendola

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Sam Bradford's favorite target continues to look more like Wes Welker than Wes Welker. Amendola caught 15 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. He's an impact player the Bears will have to figure out. Make him a fantasy WR2 in PPR leagues, and a flex in others.

8falconsJulio Jones

Julio Jones

8 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

The super sophomore was held in check against the Broncos on Monday night, catching four passes for 12 yards. The Broncos were intent on not letting him run wild -- and he didn't. Jones should rebound strong against the Chargers.

9eaglesDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

7 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

With Jeremy Maclin not at 100 percent because of his hip, Jackson and tight end Brent Celek picked up the receiving slack, with Jackson getting seven catches for 114 yards. Keep him active in Week 3 against the Cardinals, who have been pretty good so far.

10steelersMike Wallace

Mike Wallace

5 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

The Steelers' top playmaker was at it again in Week 2, with five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Jets. While Brown is considered the more reliable wide receiver, Wallace remains the better scoring threat and a solid fantasy starter in Week 3.

11billsStevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Stevie Johnson has averaged three catches for about 55 yards and a touchdown in two games this season. He started last season with a touchdown in the first three games, and we like him to score in Week 3 at Cleveland, as well.

12vikingsPercy Harvin

Percy Harvin

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

With 104 receiving yards in Week 2 at Indianapolis, Harvin is emerging as a top fantasy wide receiver. But since he's not scoring, it's tough to judge him that way. Touchdowns aren't easy to predict, so trade for him now, before he starts scoring.

13jaguarsLaurent Robinson

Laurent Robinson

5 rec, 72 yards, rec TD

Robinson has been the only reliable target for Blaine Gabbert so far, but even then his fantasy contributions have been minimal, as he ranks 41st in receiving with no touchdowns. Perhaps things will turn around against a Colts defense that has given up four passing scores.

14panthersBrandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

5 rec, 71 yards, rec TD

LaFell has been a quiet hit for fantasy owners thus far, with 155 yards and a touchdown in two games. The Giants will focus mostly on LaFell's teammate, Steve Smith, leaving LaFell to beat the best of what New York has left.

15chiefsDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

The Chiefs leaned heavily on the passing game in Week 2 at Buffalo, and Bowe's fantasy owners were the benefactors. The Saints have yet to make an interception, and their defense in general has been horrible.

16steelersAntonio Brown

Antonio Brown

5 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

With seven catches for 79 yards against the Jets, Brown continues to be a reliable, albeit boring, wide receiver. The Raiders are better against the pass than they are against the run, but Brown is good enough to start again in Week 3.

17seahawksSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

5 rec, 69 yards, rec TD

Rice and Packers cornerback Tramon Williams know one another well from Rice's days with the Vikings. Williams is one of the NFC’s most well-rounded corners, but Rice and Seattle will connect at least once down the field.

18redskinsPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

5 rec, 66 yards, rec TD

Assuming he can play, Garcon should see favorable matchups against Cincinnati's rag-tag secondary. Garcon caught eight balls against the Bengals in Week 6 last year as a member of the Colts.

19jetsSantonio Holmes

Santonio Holmes

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

The Jets' top receiver caught a touchdown in Week 2, but he only had three grabs (on 11 targets) for 28 yards. The Dolphins' defense doesn't pose quite the same problem as the Steelers', so consider Holmes a decent WR3.

20dolphinsBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

After leading the team in receiving in Week 1, Hartline did it again in Week 2, with nine grabs for 111 yards against the Raiders. While touchdowns might be hard to come by with a rookie quarterback, Hartline is starting to look good for PPR leagues.

21falconsRoddy White

Roddy White

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

White outperformed his receiving counterpart Monday night against the Broncos, catching eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers are a mediocre pass defense so far, and White remains a must-start fantasy receiver.

22buccaneersVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

4 rec, 64 yards, rec TD

Jackson will draw coverage from either Brandon Carr or Morris Clairborne on the outside. Both corners are physical and feisty, but Jackson's height advantage will help him win at least a few battles, especially those fought near the goal line.

23broncosDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

6 rec, 63 yards, rec TD

Thomas is the only Broncos receiver with a 20-yard reception to date, a 71-yard score in Week ). Don't expect many big gainers in this contest; the longest reception Houston has allowed so far went for 17 yards.

24coltsDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

5 rec, 62 yards, rec TD

Avery has made the most of Austin Collie's absence and now figures to play a prominent role in the Colts offense the rest of the season. Luck is comfortable throwing him every ball in the playbook.

25redskinsLeonard Hankerson

Leonard Hankerson

3 rec, 61 yards, rec TD

Hankerson came to the rescue in Week 2 with Pierre Garcon out of action. Garcon is a risk again this week, so fantasy owners with Hankerson should keep a close eye on the injury report.

26saintsMarques Colston

Marques Colston

5 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Not much of an afternoon from Colston in Week 2, but the Saints are still an offensive juggernaut, and Colston is the best receiver on a great passing offense. He should rebound a bit in Week 3 against Kansas City.

27chargersMalcom Floyd

Malcom Floyd

6 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

With six catches for 109 yards against the Titans, Floyd put his stamp on this offense, claiming the No. 1 wide receiver spot that Vincent Jackson once held. Keep him active in Week 3 against the Falcons.

28raidersDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

6 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Moore's hamstring was healthy enough to allow him to play at Miami in Week 2. He caught three passes for 67 yards, but it's clear that Carson Palmer likes his play-making skills. Moore is worth a look as a WR3 in Week 3 against the Steelers.

29cowboysMiles Austin

Miles Austin

4 rec, 58 yards, rec TD

So far Austin, and not Dez Bryant, has been Tony Romo’s favorite big-play receiver. Austin has caught a touchdown in each game, and matches up favorably against a Buccaneers team that has given up tons of big plays (9.7 yards allowed per attempt).

30packersJordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

3 rec, 56 yards, rec TD

With Greg Jennings still affected by his groin injury, Nelson will once again be asked to serve as Green Bay's No. 1 receiver. No problem. He'll answer the call.

31bearsAlshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

The rookie scored in his NFL debut, but was shut down for just one catch in Week 2. The Bears should expect a rebound offensively against the Rams, and Jeffery could play a role, but he is still not a fantasy starter.

32brownsGreg Little

Greg Little

5 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Little caught five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati in Week 2, but with a rookie quarterback, Little's output is expected to be inconsistent.

3349ersMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

6 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Crabtree is frustrating his fantasy owners just a bit because he makes a lot of catches for a good amount of yards each week, but he hasn't scored yet. The Vikings have allowed four touchdown passes so far, making him another good starter in Week 3.

34lionsNate Burleson

Nate Burleson

3 rec, 53 yards, rec TD

There weren't enough footballs to go around last week (Burleson was targeted three times), but this week fantasy owners can expect more from the team's steady possession receiver.

35patriotsWes Welker

Wes Welker

5 rec, 51 yards, rec TD

Welker has been consistent against Baltimore in each of the past three meetings, with a handful of catches and 50 or so yards. That sounds about right for this week.

36cardinalsLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

5 rec, 50 yards, rec TD

One catch for four yards on five targets killed most of Fitzgerald's fantasy owners. It's understood that John Skelton is better for Fitzgerald's numbers, but Kevin Kolb ended up getting the win against New England.

37packersRandall Cobb

Randall Cobb

4 rec, 44 yards, rec TD

The fact that Cobb has been used successfully as a rusher, receiver and return man this year makes him an intriguing play for fantasy owners. He's a poor man's Percy Harvin, and his value to fantasy owners grows a little bit each week.

38bengalsAndrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins

2 rec, 43 yards, rec TD

Hawkins has become another big-play weapon for Cincinnati's offense. The Bengals are grooming other receivers (Brandon Tate, Armon Binns), but Hawkins will continue to make plays this week against a beaten-up Redskins defense.

39texansAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

8 rec, 89 yards

Johnson was kept quiet in Week 2 but will re-emerge in Week 3 against a Broncos team that couldn't stop Roddy White on Monday night. To win, the Texans will need everything Johnson can offer.

40coltsReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

7 rec, 84 yards

Through two weeks, only Victor Cruz has been thrown to more than Wayne. That illustrates the level of confidence Andrew Luck has placed in his veteran receiver … confidence fantasy owners can bank on.

41cowboysDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

5 rec, 83 yards

Bryant dropped a couple of balls last week but is motivated to make amends. He will earn his star back against a Buccaneers pass defense that ranks dead last in the league (and one that allowed Bryant a touchdown catch in Week 15 last year).

42broncosEric Decker

Eric Decker

6 rec, 59 yards

Hard to believe, but Decker had better numbers through two weeks last year with Tim Tebow under center. Fantasy owners expected more with Peyton Manning calling the shots, and Houston's defense is by no means the cure.

43redskinsAldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

4 rec, 56 yards

Josh Morgan out-performed Robinson last week, but somehow we think Robinson will see more reps in this game. Just call it a hunch…

44titansKenny Britt

Kenny Britt

4 rec, 51 yards

Fantasy owners were told Britt would slowly work his way back into action, but five yards (on two targets) is less than what everyone had in mind. The Titans desperately need more from Britt, so expect to see a nice jump in production in Week 3.

45giantsRamses Barden

Ramses Barden

5 rec, 50 yards

Suddenly, Barden is an attractive play for fantasy owners with Hakeem Nicks and Domenik Hixon both ruled out of Thursday’s game. Barden only has one catch so far this season but had a good camp, and his 6-foot-6 frame makes him a potential red zone target.

46brownsMohamed Massaquoi

Mohamed Massaquoi

4 rec, 50 yards

Massaquoi led the Browns with 90 yards receiving on five catches at Cincinnati in Week 2. It's tough to rely on him though, as the Browns' No. 2 receiver relying on a rookie quarterback.

47raidersDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

4 rec, 50 yards

DHB failed to eclipse the 50-yard receiving mark yet again, despite the Raiders averaging more than 325 passing yards per game. Nine different players caught passes in Week 2 at Miami. Reserve Heyward-Bey for his Week 3 matchup against the Steelers.

48chiefsDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

3 rec, 45 yards

After a big Week 1, the diminutive receiver caught four passes for 32 yards at Buffalo in Week 2. He should have a much better game against the Saints' porous defense, but he's still a gamble.

49chargersRobert Meachem

Robert Meachem

4 rec, 45 yards

It's rare that a successful No. 2 wide receiver on one team becomes a successful No. 1 wide receiver on another team. Meachem had no catches in Week 2, as Malcom Floyd showed that he is the Chargers' new No. 1 wideout.

50jaguarsJustin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

3 rec, 43 yards

Blackmon is hardly worth a roster spot for fantasy owners at this point, but they can expect the Jaguars to continue to look for ways to get their struggling rookie involved in the passing game. Indianapolis provides a good opportunity for that.

51packersGreg Jennings

Greg Jennings

4 rec, 42 yards

Jennings was a game-time decision last Thursday, so it seems likely he'll be ready for Seattle on Monday night. Still, the injury should cause fantasy owners to temper their expectations a tad.

52buccaneersMike Williams

Mike Williams

3 rec, 41 yards

Williams may have found new life, with a touchdown catch in each of the first two games. Josh Freeman looks to Williams in key situations, and will need him this week for an expected hard-fought battle against Dallas.

53jetsStephen Hill

Stephen Hill

4 rec, 40 yards

Hill was thrown to just twice against the Steelers, one week after his two-touchdown performance in Week 1. He didn't catch either pass, and he's proof that fantasy owners need to expect inconsistency from rookie wide receivers.

54vikingsMichael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

4 rec, 40 yards

Jenkins had five catches for 43 yards in Week 2 against the Colts, with just one drop. He's only someone to consider in larger fantasy leagues for now, as the Vikings run their offense through Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin.

55saintsLance Moore

Lance Moore

4 rec, 40 yards

After getting 10 targets in Week 1, Moore was thrown to only five times in Week 2 at Carolina. The Chiefs have given up 75 points in two games so far, so Moore has a great chance to rebound in Week 3.

56cardinalsAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

4 rec, 40 yards

None of the Cardinals' wide receivers saw many passes from Kevin Kolb, but Roberts did score on the one pass thrown to him. The Eagles should give the Cardinals' passing game fits, which hurts any chances of Roberts repeating his feat.

57patriotsJulian Edelman

Julian Edelman

3 rec, 39 yards

Edelman is having a nice season so far, but there is very little room in this offense for a No. 3 receiver to shine, especially this week against the Ravens.

58texansKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 38 yards

Walter is good for about four games with 50 or more receiving yards a year. This won't be one.

59seahawksGolden Tate

Golden Tate

2 rec, 38 yards

Having reclaimed his starting job from Braylon Edwards, Tate caught three balls last week (Edwards didn't have a catch). Fantasy owners must remember, though, that Tate has never been a consistent fantasy producer.

60titansKendall Wright

Kendall Wright

3 rec, 36 yards

Nothing too exciting from the team's first-round pick (seven catches, 61 yards and a touchdown in two games). Wright has another opportunity to see significant time this week with Kenny Britt and Nate Washington both slowed by injuries.

61billsDonald Jones

Donald Jones

3 rec, 35 yards

With David Nelson out for the season, Jones was expected to see a larger role. Unfortunately, the Bills only completed 10 passes against the Chiefs, and Nelson caught just one -- for minus-one yard.

62dolphinsDavone Bess

Davone Bess

4 rec, 35 yards

Bess has averaged four catches for 44 yards in his first two games of the season. Once Ryan Tannehill gets comfortable, Bess could be a nice WR3 in PPR leagues. But until then, he's a better reserve or bye-week replacement.

6349ersRandy Moss

Randy Moss

3 rec, 35 yards

Not much action in Week 2 for the future Hall of Famer, just one week after catching a touchdown against Green Bay. Consider him a nice flex option in larger, non-PPR leagues this week as he faces his former ballclub in Minnesota.

64eaglesJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

3 rec, 35 yards

Maclin was questionable for Week 2 because of a hip pointer, but he was still able to play against the Ravens. He caught one pass (a touchdown) on one target. He left the game and could be a question mark again in Week 3.

65ravensAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

3 rec, 32 yards

Boldin is slowly being phased out in Baltimore. He collected just seven yards last week, and no longer is Joe Flacco's preferred target. In a game that could be measured in inches, Boldin's contribution will still seem small.

66lionsTitus Young

Titus Young

2 rec, 31 yards

On one play last week, Young stopped short on his route, almost leading to an interception in the end zone. The buzz he created this summer has fizzled, and now there is no reason for fantasy owners to consider giving him a nod.

67patriotsBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

3 rec, 31 yards

The Ravens didn't allow a touchdown to a New England receiver in their AFC title game meeting earlier this year, and they've only allowed one passing score through two games this season. Bad news for Lloyd, who's still looking for his first touchdown grab of the year.

68ravensJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 30 yards

Jones is emerging as a nice No. 3 target for the Ravens, but he is not ready to be a weekly producer for fantasy owners. He's still not worthy of a roster spot.

69ramsSteve Smith

Steve Smith

3 rec, 30 yards

Smith was targeted five times against Washington in Week 2, for three catches and 39 yards. As defenses realize they have to give Danny Amendola more attention, Smith should see more targets.

70cowboysKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

2 rec, 29 yards

Remember when it was fashionable to own Kevin Ogletree on your fantasy team? Yeah, that was, like, so last week.

71broncosBrandon Stokley

Brandon Stokley

2 rec, 28 yards

At his best, Stokley will make fantasy owners scouring the waiver wire think for a second; at his worst, he'll disappear from the box score and fall out of memory.

72packersJames Jones

James Jones

2 rec, 28 yards

Jones was the forgotten man Thursday and could disappear again on Monday with teammate Greg Jennings expected back. He's a spotty receiver for fantasy owners, and not someone to start in Week 3.

73titansNate Washington

Nate Washington

2 rec, 27 yards

Washington was hampered last week by a strained calf. The Titans will be cautious with Washington, as they've been with Kenny Britt, so expect limited reps on Sunday against Detroit.

74seahawksDoug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin

2 rec, 26 yards

The Seahawks do not pass the ball enough to satisfy two receivers, let alone three. Baldwin's sophomore campaign has been a disappointment thus far. Nothing new this week.

75jaguarsMike Thomas

Mike Thomas

2 rec, 19 yards

Thomas is rotating reps with Cecil Shorts as the Jaguars' No. 3 receiver. Neither player offers much value to fantasy owners at this point (the pair had five targets combined last week).

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