Fantasy Player Projections

 
Wide Receivers
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1bengalsA.J. Green

A.J. Green

6 rec, 106 yards, 2 rec TDs

Green's three biggest games of 2012 have come on the road: 183 yards against Washington, 117 yards against Jacksonville and 135 yards against Cleveland. Kansas City might as well just roll out the red carpet for the second-year receiver.

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2coltsReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

8 rec, 111 yards, rec TD

Last week, four Bills players caught passes for 20 or more yards against the Patriots. Consider that a good indicator for the number of big plays Wayne will make this week.

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3broncosDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

8 rec, 110 yards, rec TD

While Thomas didn't get into the end zone in Week 10, he did catch nine passes for 135 yards against the Panthers. He had only two catches in his previous game against the Chargers in Week 6, but he remains a must-start player in all formats.

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4texansAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

9 rec, 106 yards, rec TD

Forget about Johnson's numbers Sunday night; that contest was played in terrible conditions. Johnson should pick up where he left off before the Chicago game, having caught eight or more passes in his previous three games.

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5lionsCalvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

6 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

Johnson has caught 10 touchdowns in nine career games against Green Bay, and in Week 17 last year he caught 11 passes for 244 yards against the Packers. Simply put: Johnson owns this defense.

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6raidersDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

5 rec, 95 yards, rec TD

Moore continues to play well for Oakland, as he caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. He was targeted eight times, and he has 22 catches on 42 targets (392 yards, four touchdowns) over the past five games.

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7bearsBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

8 rec, 95 yards, rec TD

While Marshall didn't score against the Texans, he was still able to catch eight balls for 107 yards in Week 10. He battled through double teams against one of the best defenses in the league. And now he's rewarded by facing another great defense in San Francisco. He's still a must-start player, regardless of the matchup.

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8cowboysDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

6 rec, 93 yards, rec TD

Joe Haden will try to slow Bryant down this week, but Haden won't be able to stop Bryant completely. Bryant hasn't made the splash his owners expected, but this will be a game where he comes close.

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9falconsRoddy White

Roddy White

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

White caught seven passes for 114 yards at New Orleans, but he hasn't caught a touchdown pass since Week 6. Even so, he gets a lot of targets and plenty of yardage, and he's a must-start wide receiver in all leagues.

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10ramsDanny Amendola

Danny Amendola

8 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

In his first game back since separating his shoulder in Week 5, Amendola proved he's healthy enough to help fantasy owners, catching 11 passes for 102 yards against San Francisco. The Jets are pretty good against the pass, but get Amendola active anyway. In addition to his final stats from Sunday, he also had an 80-yard play come back because of a penalty.

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11raidersDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Heyward-Bey caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown against Baltimore for his best fantasy day of the season. The speedster has 182 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his past three games. He's worth a look as a WR2 against a Saints team that is allowing 307 passing yards.

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12broncosEric Decker

Eric Decker

6 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Decker's touchdown streak ended at five games, as he caught just two passes for 15 yards at Carolina in Week 10. He should be back in the paint in Week 11 against the Chargers, whom he caught six passes for 98 yards and a touchdown against in Week 6.

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13packersJordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

6 rec, 89 yards, rec TD

At least for now, Nelson remains Aaron Rodgers' No. 1 receiver. Nelson's hamstring is well rested and should not hinder him this week in an important divisional matchup. Prior to suffering his injury, Nelson had gained 120-plus yards in Weeks 7 and 8.

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14patriotsWes Welker

Wes Welker

7 rec, 87 yards, rec TD

A year ago, Welker caught all 11 balls thrown to him for 110 yards in a win over Indianapolis. It'll once again be just another day at the office for the league's best short-range weapon.

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15chiefsDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

5 rec, 84 yards, rec TD

Someone has to make plays for Kansas City in this game, so why not Bowe? He is tied for eighth in targets (91) this season, and this week he could end his touchdown drought against a so-so Cincinnati secondary.

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16cardinalsLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

6 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Fitzgerald still has just one 100-yard receiving game this season, but in Week 9 he did score his fourth touchdown of the year. The Falcons are mediocre against the pass, so consider Fitzgerald a WR2 this week.

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17falconsJulio Jones

Julio Jones

6 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Jones caught just four passes for 75 yards at New Orleans in Week 10, mostly because an ankle injury kept him on the sidelines for much of the game. He has a 200-yard game in his future this season, and you'll want him active when it happens.

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18saintsMarques Colston

Marques Colston

6 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

While Colston caught just three passes for 26 yards against Atlanta, he made one of those catches count. He has seven touchdowns in his past seven games, and he should be starting in all leagues each week.

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19dolphinsBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

7 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Hartline was one of the few Dolphins who had a relatively productive day against the Titans, catching eight passes for 79 yards in Week 10. With 186 receiving yards in his past two weeks, he has once again become a nice WR2 in PPR leagues.

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20buccaneersMike Williams

Mike Williams

5 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Williams continues to do the most with what he gets as Tampa Bay's No. 2 wide receiver. He caught two of his targeted passes for 64 total yards Sunday, and he now has 20 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns in his past five games.

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21cowboysMiles Austin

Miles Austin

4 rec, 72 yards, rec TD

Austin had a disappointing performance in Week 10 but still caught a pass for 20 or more yards –- the fourth straight game in which he's recorded at least one long gainer.

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22eaglesDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

4 rec, 72 yards, rec TD

Historically, Jackson has done well against Washington, but he's never had a big day: He's never gained 100 or more yards receiving or caught more than one touchdown in eight meetings with the Redskins. He has, however, caught one score in four of his last six games in this series.

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23ravensTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

4 rec, 72 yards, rec TD

Smith is tied for fourth in the NFL with seven touchdowns, two coming last week. In his last game against Pittsburgh, Smith caught five passes, including the game-winner with eight seconds remaining.

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24saintsLance Moore

Lance Moore

7 rec, 72 yards, rec TD

Moore had yet another good week serving as the Saints' third receiving option, catching seven passes for 91 yards against Atlanta in Week 10. He should do well against a subpar Oakland defense in Week 11.

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25packersJames Jones

James Jones

5 rec, 67 yards, rec TD

The Packers' best red-zone weapon will try to take advantage of a Lions secondary that has allowed 14 touchdowns. Jones had 94 yards and a touchdown in his last trip to the Motor City.

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26coltsDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

5 rec, 67 yards, rec TD

Next to Reggie Wayne, Avery has been the Colts' steadiest receiver this season. That's been especially lately, as he's delivered three solid performances in a row.

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27jetsJeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Kerley led the Jets with five catches and 57 yards at Seattle in Week 10. The Rams are a middle-of-the-road passing defense this season, and Kerley should post similar numbers in Week 11.

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28buccaneersVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Jackson caught five passes for 59 yards against his former Chargers teammates in Week 10. He now has nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown in his past three games and is a solid play against the Panthers.

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29jaguarsLaurent Robinson

Laurent Robinson

5 rec, 64 yards, rec TD

Robinson finally looked like a No. 1 receiver in Week 10, catching nine of the 15 passes thrown to him for 77 yards. Blaine Gabbert will continue to look for Robinson in a game in which Jacksonville will throw all four quarters.

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30brownsGreg Little

Greg Little

5 rec, 63 yards, rec TD

Little has finally looked the part of a No. 1 receiver in recent weeks, with 50-plus yards receiving in two of Cleveland's last three games. Little will again be the most targeted receiver this week, although Dallas' talented cornerbacks will make him earn his yards.

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31panthersSteve Smith

Steve Smith

6 rec, 62 yards, rec TD

Smith was held to just one catch for 19 yards in Week 10 against Denver, his worst outing of the season. The going should be a little easier against a Tampa Bay secondary that is in disarray.

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32billsStevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

6 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Johnson caught six passes for a team-high 86 yards at New England in Week 10. In his past four games against the Dolphins, his Week 11 opponent, he has 16 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown.

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33steelersEmmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

4 rec, 58 yards, rec TD

Sanders' stock rose when Byron Leftwich took command of the offense. The Steelers' No. 3 receiver was targeted seven times Monday -- second only to Mike Wallace. Sanders could have a big week with Leftwich under center again.

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34packersRandall Cobb

Randall Cobb

4 rec, 56 yards, rec TD

Green Bay has agreed it will do whatever it takes to get the ball into Cobb's hands –- as a rusher, receiver or return man. It makes sense. Cobb currently leads the club in receptions (45) and has scored five touchdowns in the past three games.

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35chargersMalcom Floyd

Malcom Floyd

6 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Floyd caught six passes for 63 yards and a touchdown at Tampa Bay for his best fantasy output of the season. He had five catches for 60 yards against Denver in Week 6, but the Broncos have improved defensively since then.

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36redskinsSantana Moss

Santana Moss

3 rec, 49 yards, rec TD

The Redskins have a lot of receivers competing for the football, but Moss tops the list in the most important category: touchdowns. He has scored five; no other Redskins receiver has more than one.

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37lionsRyan Broyles

Ryan Broyles

3 rec, 46 yards, rec TD

The rookie's involvement in the passing game will fluctuate week to week, as Detroit has worked more weapons into the attack and Calvin Johnson has finally begun demanding a bigger slice of the pie. But this could be a week for fantasy owners to get excited, as Green Bay's secondary is a tad thin.

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3849ersMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

5 rec, 45 yards, rec TD

Crabtree caught five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown against the Rams in Week 10. He now has four touchdowns in his past five games, but his quarterback is dealing with a concussion. That, coupled with the Bears' defense, makes him a riskier fantasy starter in Week 11.

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39billsDonald Jones

Donald Jones

6 rec, 70 yards

Jones continues to impress as a third-year NFL wide receiver. He caught six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown at New England in Week 10. Over his past three games, he has 16 catches for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and he's worth using as a WR3 in Week 11 against Miami.

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40cardinalsAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

6 rec, 70 yards

The third-year receiver has 18 catches for 254 yards and one touchdown in his past three games. He's worth a look as a WR3 in Week 11, as the Falcons aren't that great against the pass.

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41dolphinsDavone Bess

Davone Bess

5 rec, 65 yards

Bess caught four passes for 53 yards against the Titans, and he continues to be a low-end fantasy option, even in PPR formats. He still hasn't caught a touchdown pass this year, and he has just one touchdown catch in eight career games against the Bills.

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42chargersDanario Alexander

Danario Alexander

4 rec, 65 yards

Alexander had a career day against Tampa Bay in Week 10, catching five passes for a season-high 134 yards and a touchdown. Over the past two games, he has nearly 200 receiving yards, making Chargers fans and fantasy owners forget Robert Meachem's name.

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43patriotsBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

4 rec, 52 yards

It's not that Lloyd is being ignored -- he has caught 42 passes -- but rather that he has done little with the balls thrown to him. He averages 11.4 yards per catch and has scored in two of nine games so far.

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44panthersBrandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

5 rec, 52 yards

LaFell returned from a concussion to catch four passes for 29 yards against the Broncos in Week 10. LaFell caught one of his two touchdowns this season against the Buccaneers in Week 1, and he gets another crack at them in Week 11.

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45lionsTitus Young

Titus Young

4 rec, 49 yards

Young's average yards per catch has dwindled over the past month, and last week Joique Bell and Brandon Pettigrew both saw more looks. Young is too inconsistent for fantasy owners to trust.

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46redskinsJoshua Morgan

Joshua Morgan

5 rec, 48 yards

Morgan saw 12 targets in the Redskins' last contest and has been thrown to 20 times over the past two games. Buyers beware, though: Those targets haven't resulted in much fantasy success.

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47ravensAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

3 rec, 47 yards

Boldin's production comes in waves, and in facing one of the league's top secondaries he could be left in the cold this week. Joe Flacco has shown a preference for Torrey Smith, and the team has been trying to get Dennis Pitta and Jacoby Jones more involved.

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48bengalsAndrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins

3 rec, 46 yards

When Cincinnati was hot at the beginning of the year, so was Hawkins; in the past six weeks, however, he has failed to gain 50 or more yards in a single contest and has scored just once.

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49eaglesJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

3 rec, 46 yards

Maclin had to wait an eternity for his touchdown catch to arrive last week. On a number of other plays, Nick Foles sent him into harm's way. Life isn't pretty for guys on the receiving end of passes coming from a rookie quarterback.

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50steelersMike Wallace

Mike Wallace

3 rec, 45 yards

Wallace is clearly the Steelers' best weapon, but there is no telling what Ben Roethlisberger's absence may mean for the speedster. Fantasy owners should lower their expectations and hope for the best.

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51jaguarsCecil Shorts

Cecil Shorts

3 rec, 44 yards

Shorts makes his name on the big play, but Houston's stingy defense does not give up many of them. The Texans will view Shorts as the biggest threat in the passing game. That means he may see a lot of Johnathan Joseph.

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52redskinsLeonard Hankerson

Leonard Hankerson

3 rec, 42 yards

Since October, Hankerson's targets have been limited. He has been thrown to five or more times in just one of the team's last five games.

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53ramsBrandon Gibson

Brandon Gibson

4 rec, 42 yards

Gibson caught three of his six targeted passes for 47 yards at San Francisco, but he still hasn't scored since Week 2. There are much better fantasy wide receivers out there for Week 11.

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54brownsJosh Gordon

Josh Gordon

3 rec, 41 yards

Now that Mohamed Massaquoi is back in the lineup, Gordon's fantasy value is sure to take a hit. Gordon remains the better option of the two, but only because of his big-play potential.

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55coltsT.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

3 rec, 40 yards

Hilton made absolutely no dent in the passing game last week. He should fare better this week, as New England ranks 29th in pass defense, allowing 285.3 passing yards per game. That's more than enough yards to go around.

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56chiefsDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

3 rec, 38 yards

With Jonathan Baldwin dealing with a neck injury, McCluster has less competition for Matt Cassel's attention this week. That still doesn't make him worthy of a spot in your lineup, though.

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57bearsAlshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

3 rec, 35 yards

Jeffery (hand) might return for his first game since Week 5, but fantasy owners should steer clear until the rookie proves he is ready to contribute big numbers.

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5849ersMario Manningham

Mario Manningham

3 rec, 35 yards

Manningham had one of his quietest games of the year against the Rams in Week 10, with one catch for 20 yards. He could be in trouble in Week 11, both because of the tough defensive matchup and because he'll be catching balls from a quarterback trying to come back from a concussion.

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59texansKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 34 yards

Here is a snapshot of Walter's fantasy productivity from the past month: In three of four games he's been incredibly consistent, with two catches on three targets for between 28-30 yards. Sometimes consistency counts in fantasy; in this case it does not.

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60bengalsMohamed Sanu

Mohamed Sanu

3 rec, 33 yards

Last week Sanu was thrown to six times -- second only to A.J. Green -- and made a nice touchdown grab. He still sits behind Andrew Hawkins on the depth chart, but beyond Green the future of this passing attack is wide open, and Sanu will be given opportunities to advance.

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61steelersAntonio Brown

Antonio Brown

2 rec, 32 yards

Fantasy owners should be leery of Brown, whose ankle injury has kept him out of action and limited him in practice. Even if he plays this week he may be limited by the quarterback change.

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62packersGreg Jennings

Greg Jennings

2 rec, 29 yards

It's still not clear if Jennings will return this week, but the veteran receiver wants to get back on the field. Fantasy owners should plan for modest results if Jennings returns.

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63ravensJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 26 yards

Jones the return man has been impressive. Jones the receiver is not getting it done. The Ravens would like to feature more options in the passing game, but Jones has been thrown to just 28 times all season.

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64jetsStephen Hill

Stephen Hill

2 rec, 25 yards

The rookie was targeted twice at Seattle, but he came away with no catches for the second time this season. He's just a keeper option for now.

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65cowboysKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

2 rec, 24 yards

Don't get sucked in by Ogletree. He's a gift once in a blue moon, and a curse on every other Sunday afternoon.

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66jaguarsJustin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

2 rec, 23 yards

Blackmon has played as much as any rookie receiver this year; he just hasn't been able to get open or consistently catch Blaine Gabbert's eye. Fantasy owners should pass on Blackmon this week against Houston. Easy decision.

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67bearsEarl Bennett

Earl Bennett

2 rec, 23 yards

The Niners have a tough pass defense, and the Bears could be without their starting quarterback. Bennett's fantasy value takes a dip for those reasons, as well as the fact that Alshon Jeffery (hand) should be back this week.

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68chargersRobert Meachem

Robert Meachem

2 rec, 22 yards

Meachem returned from a hamstring injury, but he caught just one pass for eight yards last week. It seems as if Danario Alexander has stolen his spotlight (and touches) for now.

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69brownsMohamed Massaquoi

Mohamed Massaquoi

2 rec, 20 yards

Massaquoi will serve as Cleveland's No. 3 receiver until he fully recovers from a nagging hamstring injury. Considering the Browns' passing game has struggled lately, and considering the matchup, Massaquoi is not someone fantasy owners can consider yet.

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