Fantasy Player Projections

 
Wide Receivers
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1bengalsA.J. Green

A.J. Green

6 rec, 105 yards, 2 rec TDs

There is no stopping this man. Even future Hall-of-Famer Champ Bailey paid Green a compliment following the Bengals' loss to Denver last week. Now Green will feast on a Giants secondary that couldn't keep pace with Mike Wallace last week, and allowed three Cowboys receivers to gain 100 or more yards in Week 8.

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2lionsCalvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

7 rec, 103 yards, 2 rec TDs

Johnson has caught six touchdowns in 10 career games against the Vikings, with an average of 10 targets and 82.6 yards in his last three trips to Mall of America Field. Anyone who has been critical of Johnson this season should get ready to apologize.

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3falconsJulio Jones

Julio Jones

7 rec, 110 yards, rec TD

Over the past two weeks, Jones has 10 catches for 252 yards, averaging more than 25 yards per catch. Don't be surprised if Jones becomes a top-three fantasy wide receiver during the second half of the season starting with his matchup against the Saints, who rank near the bottom against the pass.

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4buccaneersVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

6 rec, 110 yards, rec TD

While Jackson caught just two of the four passes thrown his way, for 84 yards, he was able to score his sixth touchdown of the season. Now Jackson gets to face his former San Diego team -- the one that didn't pay him what he wanted. That's good news for his fantasy owners.

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5broncosDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

7 rec, 110 yards, rec TD

Thomas caught six passes for 77 yards at Cincinnati. He is among the NFL leaders in catches of more than 20 yards and he continues to be a big-play wide receiver for the second year in a row.

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6giantsVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

5 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

Cruz took a good shot from Ryan Clark last week, but got up, dusted himself off, and kept playing. That's just what the Giants' passing game must do after a few frustrating weeks. Cruz will get the unit going against a secondary that has been burned by the deep ball, with 32 passes of 20 or more yards allowed.

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7patriotsWes Welker

Wes Welker

8 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

Welker is on pace for 120 receptions, 1,472 yards and four touchdowns this season. He remains a top-10 fantasy wide receiver every week, regardless of his opponent. He caught nine passes for 129 yards against the Bills in Week 4.

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8coltsReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

6 rec, 98 yards, rec TD

Wayne should exploit a Jaguars pass defense ranked 25th in passing yards allowed. He has averaged 103.8 yards receiving over his last 10 games against Jacksonville, and earlier this year caught eight balls against the divisional foe.

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9falconsRoddy White

Roddy White

6 rec, 95 yards, rec TD

White caught seven passes for 118 yards against the Cowboys in Week 9, but he was held out of the end zone. That should change in Week 10 against a horrible pass defense in New Orleans. In his last trip to New Orleans, White caught 11 passes for 127 yards.

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10ravensTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

6 rec, 93 yards, rec TD

Smith has played much better at home this year than on the road, having caught four touchdowns over his last three games in M&T Bank Stadium. Also worth noting: The Raiders have given up 28 plays of 20 or more yards.

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11cowboysMiles Austin

Miles Austin

5 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

Austin has been targeted nine or more times in five games this year, and he leads all Cowboys receivers in touchdowns and catches of 20 or more yards. The Eagles have talented cornerbacks, but no one Austin can't win one-on-one matchups against.

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12dolphinsBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

8 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Hartline had his best game in Week 9 since his breakout Week 4 performance, catching eight balls for 107 yards. He should do well against a Titans defense that has allowed a league-high 20 touchdown catches.

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13broncosEric Decker

Eric Decker

6 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Decker caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns at Cincinnati in Week 9. He has scored a touchdown in each of the past five games, with a total of seven scores in that span. As long as Peyton Manning is throwing the balls to him, Decker is a good fantasy start.

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14raidersDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

6 rec, 87 yards, rec TD

Moore remains the Raiders' No. 1 receiver even though there may be some confusion following last week, when Rod Streater and tight end Brandon Myers led Oakland in targets. The Ravens helped Greg Little look good in Week 9; Moore should have a blast in Week 10.

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15saintsMarques Colston

Marques Colston

6 rec, 85 yards, rec TD

Colston scored his sixth touchdown in six games Monday against the Eagles, but he was only targeted four times by Drew Brees. In two games against Atlanta last season, Colston totaled 15 catches for 194 yards and a touchdown.

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16eaglesJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

5 rec, 81 yards, rec TD

Maclin could be Michael Vick's weapon of choice Sunday. He caught a touchdown in both games against Dallas last year, and is likely to draw Morris Claiborne in coverage (the less experienced of Dallas' two talented cornerbacks).

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17cowboysDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

5 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Bryant was mostly a decoy in last week's contest. He was targeted just four times and caught one pass. The hip injury he suffered at the end of Week 8 has had another week to heal, so Bryant should be back in full force this weekend.

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18chargersMalcom Floyd

Malcom Floyd

5 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Floyd caught just his second touchdown pass of the season in Week 9 against the Chiefs. The Chargers' passing game is still off kilter, but Floyd should play well again in Week 10 against the Bucs, making him a decent WR2.

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19bearsBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

4 rec, 79 yards, rec TD

The Texans' secondary has held opposing receivers in check all season, but Marshall is playing on another level and could be immune to suffering from the matchup. He had 138 yards against Dallas' top-five pass defense and has caught six touchdowns over the past five games.

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20buccaneersMike Williams

Mike Williams

4 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Williams caught four passes for 68 yards and a touchdown at Oakland in Week 9, and he now has three touchdown catches in his past four games. It's obvious that Josh Freeman has renewed his confidence in the third-year wide receiver, who is a fantasy WR2 once again.

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21titansKenny Britt

Kenny Britt

5 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Britt had five catches for 67 yards against Chicago in Week 9, and now faces a Dolphins defense that ranks among the worst against the pass. He's explosive and worth using as a WR2/3 or flex.

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22seahawksSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Rice caught four passes for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings -- and he now has three touchdown catches in his past four games. Rice faces a tough pass defense this week, but he has earned WR2 status in most 12-team leagues.

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23lionsTitus Young

Titus Young

4 rec, 68 yards, rec TD

Last week was a fluke; fantasy owners can expect Young to bounce back with another respectable showing against a Vikings defense that gave up two scores to Golden Tate in Week 9.

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24steelersMike Wallace

Mike Wallace

4 rec, 67 yards, rec TD

Wallace's speed on his game-breaking touchdown last week reminded fantasy owners what a weapon he is. It's surprising that Pittsburgh has targeted him an average of less than eight times per game this season. The Chiefs do not give up a ton of yards but the secondary does give up big plays, allowing 8.9 yards per attempt.

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25coltsT.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

4 rec, 66 yards, rec TD

One-third of Hilton's yards last week came on a 36-yard touchdown, during which he out-fought two defenders to come down with the ball. Hilton's fantasy stock should increase this week with Donnie Avery's status uncertain.

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2649ersMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Crabtree is on pace for 78 receptions for 880 yards and six touchdowns, which would be the best season of his four-year career. He caught two touchdowns against the Cardinals in Week 9, and he looks to be a decent WR2/3 in Week 10.

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27patriotsBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

5 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Lloyd hasn't been quite as productive as everyone had hoped in his first year with Tom Brady, but he did catch two touchdown passes in his last outing in Week 8. The Bills' defense is bad enough to warrant starting Lloyd in most leagues this week.

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28jaguarsCecil Shorts

Cecil Shorts

3 rec, 54 yards, rec TD

Blaine Gabbert continues to show more love to Laurent Robinson and Justin Blackmon (the two are tied for the team lead in targets), but Shorts has been the only Jacksonville receiver in recent weeks worthy of fantasy attention. He is averaging 19.8 yards per reception, and his longest reception of the year (80 yards) came against Indianapolis in Week 3.

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29ramsDanny Amendola

Danny Amendola

5 rec, 50 yards, rec TD

Despite missing three games with a shoulder injury, Amendola still leads the Rams with 32 receptions and 395 receiving yards. He plans to return to play in Week 10, but the 49ers have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. Consider him a WR3 with a chance to score in Week 10.

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30ravensAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

4 rec, 47 yards, rec TD

There is enough love for both Boldin and Torrey Smith to do well this week. Last week Mike Williams and Vincent Johnson each caught touchdowns against Oakland, and earlier this year both Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker put on a show against the Raiders.

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31panthersSteve Smith

Steve Smith

6 rec, 80 yards

Smith caught just three passes for 41 yards last week, but he was able to haul in his first touchdown pass of the season. He is averaging 81 receiving yards over his past three games.

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32saintsLance Moore

Lance Moore

4 rec, 70 yards

Moore caught the only two passes thrown his way in Week 9 against the Eagles, but he took those passes for 61 yards. In two games against the Falcons last season, Moore caught three balls for 81 yards as the No. 3 receiver. Now he's the No. 2.

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33chiefsDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

5 rec, 68 yards

The trade deadline came and went and Bowe is still wearing Kansas City red. He'll approach 90 catches and 1,200 yards this year and yet he has been very unsatisfying. Bowe has now gone four games without a touchdown, and this week he faces a secondary fresh off shutting down Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.

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34jetsJeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley

6 rec, 65 yards

The Jets had targeted Kerley 22 times over his past two games before the bye week. Fantasy owners in PPR leagues should consider using him as a WR3, even against a tough Seahawks defense. Still, he only has one touchdown on the season.

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35eaglesDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

4 rec, 64 yards

Jackson's fantasy success hinges on whether he hauls in that one big play each week. Against New Orleans, it was a 77-yard touchdown; the week before, more than half of his yards came on one catch. Dallas does a good job of eliminating pass plays downfield, which could keep Jackson on ice.

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36texansAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

3 rec, 57 yards

Johnson's fantasy stock has suffered this season. He hasn't scored since Week 3, and defenses like the Broncos' and Jets' have limited his touch count. The Bears will make stopping Johnson a priority.

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37vikingsMichael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

4 rec, 51 yards

With Percy Harvin's status up in the air, the team will look to Jenkins to pick up the slack in the passing game. Someone needs to. Last week no Vikings receiver had more than 14 yards, and Minnesota won't survive this week unless it improves that stat.

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38steelersEmmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

4 rec, 50 yards

Sanders is far more valuable to Pittsburgh than the numbers let on, and this week his role could grow in the passing game with Antonio Brown's health uncertain. Fantasy owners may want to consider Sanders as a flex option.

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39dolphinsDavone Bess

Davone Bess

5 rec, 50 yards

Bess still hasn't scored this season, but he caught six passes for 67 yards at Indianapolis in Week 9. He's better in PPR leagues, but even then, he's a WR3 for the most part.

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40billsStevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

5 rec, 50 yards

Johnson caught just three passes for 29 yards against the Texans in Week 9. Against the Patriots in Week 4, he caught only two passes for 29 yards, despite seeing 10 targets. He's a WR3 or flex play in Week 10, nothing more.

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41seahawksGolden Tate

Golden Tate

4 rec, 50 yards

Tate hauled in a pair of touchdown passes against Minnesota for one of the best games of his career. In two of the three games in which he has scored, Tate has tallied two touchdowns. The Jets are tough on wide receivers, though, which hurts Tate's Week 11 prospects.

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42giantsHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

3 rec, 49 yards

Is Nicks really back to full health? Reports suggest he is, and he has played in each of the past four weeks, but Nicks did not reach 60 yards receiving in any of those contests. He certainly didn't look like his usual self in last week's loss, managing just one catch. Fantasy owners may want to rest him until his play picks back up.

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43titansKendall Wright

Kendall Wright

5 rec, 45 yards

The rookie had just two catches for 30 yards against the Bears, despite seeing seven targets from quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. An elbow injury forced Wright out early, but if he's healthy, he's a good WR3 against the Dolphins in Week 10.

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44billsDonald Jones

Donald Jones

4 rec, 45 yards

Jones outperformed Stevie Johnson once again, as he caught six passes for 65 yards against the Texans in Week 9. He has 10 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown in his past two games. His other touchdown catch came in Week 4 against the Patriots, his Week 10 foe.

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45jetsStephen Hill

Stephen Hill

4 rec, 45 yards

Over Hill's past three games, the rookie has nine receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown. He has been targeted seven times in each of the past two games, but fantasy owners should look elsewhere when the Jets travel to Seattle.

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4649ersMario Manningham

Mario Manningham

4 rec, 45 yards

Manningham has been dealing with a shoulder injury recently, which has limited his production. He should be healthier coming off a bye week, but the Rams' pass defense isn't horrible. There are better options this week, even off the wire.

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47lionsRyan Broyles

Ryan Broyles

3 rec, 44 yards

Broyles has filled Nate Burleson's spot well as Detroit's steady possession receiver, and an argument could be made that he has been more consistent than Titus Young (although he lacks Young's big-play upside). Broyles makes a nice flex option in most leagues.

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48vikingsPercy Harvin

Percy Harvin

4 rec, 44 yards

Harvin was walking with crutches this week but told the media he has not been ruled out of this important divisional matchup. Maybe he should stay on the sideline: The last time Harvin faced the Lions he was held in check, with 34 yards on six touches.

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49jaguarsLaurent Robinson

Laurent Robinson

3 rec, 42 yards

Robinson may have cured the concussion problems that plagued him in October, but he is nowhere near the player fantasy owners projected he'd be. Last year he scored a touchdown in eight of the 14 games he played in; this year he's still looking for his first score.

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50raidersDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

3 rec, 42 yards

It's a guessing game with Heyward-Bey, who is up one week and down the next. Denarius Moore and tight end Brandon Myers are given more opportunities, and this week the Raiders may run the ball more than usual (regardless of who is healthy) to take advantage of Baltimore's banged up front seven.

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51panthersBrandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

4 rec, 42 yards

LaFell was unable to play against the Redskins in Week 9 because of post-concussion issues. He'll have a tough time against the Broncos in Week 10, but keep an eye on him down the stretch as the Panthers figure things out offensively.

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52jaguarsJustin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

3 rec, 41 yards

It's only fitting that Blackmon's first career touchdown came in garbage time of the Jaguars' 31-14 loss to Detroit last week. The first-round receiver hasn't amounted to much for fantasy owners when it counts, and the return of Laurent Robinson should only cut further into Blackmon's production.

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53titansNate Washington

Nate Washington

4 rec, 40 yards

Washington has 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his past three games, including a touchdown catch against Chicago in Week 9. Despite the scores, it's tough to recommend Washington, who saw just two targets against the Bears.

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54chargersRobert Meachem

Robert Meachem

3 rec, 40 yards

A hamstring injury kept Meachem out of the Week 9 game against the Chiefs, and fantasy owners have likely moved on. He has produced just one decent fantasy game this season, but he has scored four touchdowns in six games against the Bucs in the past three years. Avoid him now, despite that history.

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55ramsChris Givens

Chris Givens

3 rec, 40 yards

Givens has at least one catch for 50 yards or more in his past five games, which broke the NFL rookie record. He had two touchdown catches in his past four games before the Week 9 bye, but the 49ers have a smothering defense that should limit his chances in Week 10.

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56giantsDomenik Hixon

Domenik Hixon

2 rec, 36 yards

Hixon did not catch a pass last week, but neither did the rest of the team's young receiving corps. He is still the Giants' No. 3 receiver, but carries little value for fantasy owners.

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57ramsBrandon Gibson

Brandon Gibson

3 rec, 35 yards

Gibson had eight catches for 106 yards over his past two games before the Week 9 bye. The combination of Danny Amendola's return and the 49ers' defense makes Gibson someone to forget about in Week 10.

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58texansKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 34 yards

Walter has been targeted an average of just more than four times per game this season, and never more than six. He does not see enough work in this offense to remain relevant to fantasy owners. Check back next week and the message will be the same.

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59coltsDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

3 rec, 32 yards

Avery injured his hip in the second half last week after he had already gained more than 100 yards receiving. He remains the No. 2 target on this team, but fantasy owners should keep an eye on his progress in practice this week and shy away if he's iffy.

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60ravensJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 31 yards

Don't worry about Jones' bum foot; worry about how the Ravens distribute the football. Excluding Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, Baltimore wide receivers have seen a total of 11 targets over the past four weeks.

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61cowboysKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

2 rec, 31 yards

Call Ogletree's Week 9 numbers lucky; they do not represent his role in Dallas' offense. He makes plays when things break down and Tony Romo is flushed from the pocket and forced to scan the field. Fantasy owners cannot count on him regularly.

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62chiefsJon Baldwin

Jon Baldwin

2 rec, 31 yards

It's tough to say whether Baldwin's lackluster numbers are a product of his inexperience or the Chiefs' revolving door at quarterback. He has caught a combined four balls over the past four weeks and has yet to find the end zone.

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63steelersAntonio Brown

Antonio Brown

2 rec, 31 yards

Brown's high ankle sprain should be a concern for fantasy owners this week, as his status could remain unclear until kickoff. That said, Brown's production has declined over the past month, so those fantasy owners were probably wary already.

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64vikingsJerome Simpson

Jerome Simpson

2 rec, 29 yards

Simpson has been plagued by a bad back, which has limited his effectiveness for fantasy owners. Take a wait-and-see approach before grabbing or starting the deep threat.

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65bearsEarl Bennett

Earl Bennett

3 rec, 29 yards

It's pointless to argue whether Bennett or Devin Hester rank as the Bears' No. 2 receiver. Neither sees much attention from Jay Cutler, and neither player has delivered a fantasy performance this season worthy of praise.

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6649ersRandy Moss

Randy Moss

2 rec, 25 yards

Moss caught a 47-yard touchdown against the Cardinals in Week 9, but it was his only target of the game. He just doesn't see enough opportunities to warrant starting him in fantasy play.

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67bengalsAndrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins

2 rec, 24 yards

Life opposite A.J. Green should be rewarding for Cincinnati's No. 2 receiver. Maybe Hawkins didn't get that memo. He hasn't scored (or gained more than 50 yards receiving) in a game since Week 3.

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