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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 13

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    1. 1
    2. Calvin Johnson
    3. Calvin
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS124
    5. REC TD2

    Johnson had seven receptions for 115 yards last week. He's in line for a big day, even though the Green Bay secondary is back to full strength.

    1. 2
    2. Josh Gordon
    3. Josh
      Gordon
      WR
    4. REC YDS135
    5. REC TD1

    Gordon burned the Steelers for 237 yards and a score last week. He did plenty of damage after Brandon Weeden took over for an injured Jason Campbell, so there's no reason to downgrade him for the quarterback change.

    1. 3
    2. Dez Bryant
    3. Dez
      Bryant
      WR
    4. REC YDS131
    5. REC TD1

    Bryant should feast on a Raiders defense allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 4
    2. A.J. Green
    3. A.J.
      Green
      WR
    4. REC YDS128
    5. REC TD1

    Green could have an absolute monster of a game against a San Diego defense that allows the fourth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 5
    2. Brandon Marshall
    3. Brandon
      Marshall
      WR
    4. REC YDS116
    5. REC TD1

    Marshall had a huge day against the Rams, and should keep on rolling against a Minnesota defense that has surrendered the seventh-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 6
    2. Vincent Jackson
    3. Vincent
      Jackson
      WR
    4. REC YDS103
    5. REC TD1

    Somehow Jackson got just three targets last week. That should change this week, though the Carolina defense will make it tough on Mike Glennon.

    1. 7
    2. Demaryius Thomas
    3. Demaryius
      Thomas
      WR
    4. REC YDS101
    5. REC TD1

    Thomas had five catches for 121 yards in Denver's first game with Kansas City. You know the drill.

    1. 8
    2. Jordy Nelson
    3. Jordy
      Nelson
      WR
    4. REC YDS98
    5. REC TD1

    Nelson had four catches for 58 yards last week, and is a strong WR2 against a Detroit defense allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 9
    2. Michael Floyd
    3. Michael
      Floyd
      WR
    4. REC YDS97
    5. REC TD1

    Floyd has 297 yards and a score in his last two games and is poised to build on that against Philadelphia.

    1. 10
    2. Rod Streater
    3. Rod
      Streater
      WR
    4. REC YDS92
    5. REC TD1

    Streater had another solid game a week ago, and would benefit greatly if Denarius Moore has to miss the Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys because of his shoulder injury.

    1. 11
    2. Andre Johnson
    3. Andre
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS92
    5. REC TD1

    Johnson has managed to have another strong season amidst all the tumult in Houston. Play him with confidence this week.

    1. 12
    2. Keenan Allen
    3. Keenan
      Allen
      WR
    4. REC YDS91
    5. REC TD1

    Allen came back to life against the Chiefs last week. Though the Bengals have been better than average against recievers, you want him in your lineup.

    1. 13
    2. Kendall Wright
    3. Kendall
      Wright
      WR
    4. REC YDS90
    5. REC TD1

    Wright had six catches for 103 yards and a touchdown last week and is a WR2 against a Colts defense allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 14
    2. Pierre Garcon
    3. Pierre
      Garcon
      WR
    4. REC YDS90
    5. REC TD1

    Garcon's down season has tracked right along with the Washington passing game. He's a WR2 this week.

    1. 15
    2. Stevie Johnson
    3. Stevie
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS86
    5. REC TD1

    The Falcons allow the 10th-most fantasy points per game to receivers, making Johnson a solid WR3.

    1. 16
    2. Larry Fitzgerald
    3. Larry
      Fitzgerald
      WR
    4. REC YDS84
    5. REC TD1

    Fitz had five receptions for 52 yards and two touchdowns last week. He could be in line for a monster day against a Philadelphia defense that allows the most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 17
    2. Eric Decker
    3. Eric
      Decker
      WR
    4. REC YDS83
    5. REC TD1

    Decker had five catches for 71 yards in Denver's first game with Kansas City this year. Start him with confidence.

    1. 18
    2. Wes Welker
    3. Wes
      Welker
      WR
    4. REC YDS82
    5. REC TD1

    Welker didn't play as well as he expected in last week's game against his former team. Get him active as usual this week.

    1. 19
    2. Antonio Brown
    3. Antonio
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS81
    5. REC TD1

    Brown got the better of Joe Haden last week, hauling in six passes for 92 yards and a score. He's second in the NFL with 1,044 receiving yards this year.

    1. 20
    2. Percy Harvin
    3. Percy
      Harvin
      WR
    4. REC YDS81
    5. REC TD1

    I would get Harvin active this week, but do know that the Saints allow the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 21
    2. Torrey Smith
    3. Torrey
      Smith
      WR
    4. REC YDS80
    5. REC TD1

    Smith couldn't take advantage of a great matchup in Chicago last week. Play him as usual this week.

    1. 22
    2. Alshon Jeffery
    3. Alshon
      Jeffery
      WR
    4. REC YDS80
    5. REC TD1

    Jeffery had just four catches for 42 yards last week, but is a WR2 going up against a Minnesota defense that has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 23
    2. Marques Colston
    3. Marques
      Colston
      WR
    4. REC YDS80
    5. REC TD1

    Colston was shut down in a good matchup, and figures to see plenty of Richard Sherman on Monday.

    1. 24
    2. DeSean Jackson
    3. DeSean
      Jackson
      WR
    4. REC YDS79
    5. REC TD1

    Jackson will see a heavy dose of Patrick Peterson on Sunday, but you should still play him with the utmost confidence.

    1. 25
    2. Steve Smith
    3. Steve
      Smith
      WR
    4. REC YDS78
    5. REC TD1

    Smith's fantasy production has fallen off this year, but he remains a WR3 for this week's game with the Buccaneers.

    1. 26
    2. Mike Wallace
    3. Mike
      Wallace
      WR
    4. REC YDS76
    5. REC TD1

    Wallace and Ryan Tannehill finally got on the same page last week, connecting five times for 127 yards and a touchdown. Get him in your lineup.

    1. 27
    2. Victor Cruz
    3. Victor
      Cruz
      WR
    4. REC YDS74
    5. REC TD1

    Cruz was a major disappointment against the Cowboys last week, but should be considered a WR2 against a Washington defense that allows the eighth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 28
    2. Marvin Jones
    3. Marvin
      Jones
      WR
    4. REC YDS73
    5. REC TD1

    Jones has been quiet since his four-TD game, but he could be worth a play in deep leagues against a San Diego defense that allows the fourth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 29
    2. Danny Amendola
    3. Danny
      Amendola
      WR
    4. REC YDS65
    5. REC TD1

    Amendola is no better than a WR3 against the tough Houston defense this week.

    1. 30
    2. Dwayne Bowe
    3. Dwayne
      Bowe
      WR
    4. REC YDS63
    5. REC TD1

    Bowe is a WR3 this week, going up against a Denver defense that allows the 11th-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 31
    2. Kris Durham
    3. Kris
      Durham
      WR
    4. REC YDS56
    5. REC TD1

    Durham got six targets last week and could be a decent WR3 option if you need help at the position this week.

    1. 32
    2. Golden Tate
    3. Golden
      Tate
      WR
    4. REC YDS56
    5. REC TD1

    Tate remains a low-end WR2, but the Saints allow the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 33
    2. T.Y. Hilton
    3. T.Y.
      Hilton
      WR
    4. REC YDS53
    5. REC TD1

    Hilton had five receptions for just 44 yards when he faced off with Tennessee's Alterraun Verner two weeks ago. I don't envision it unfolding much differently this time around.

    1. 34
    2. Eddie Royal
    3. Eddie
      Royal
      WR
    4. REC YDS43
    5. REC TD1

    Royal should not be considered against a Cincinnati defense that allows the 10th-fewest fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 35
    2. Harry Douglas
    3. Harry
      Douglas
      WR
    4. REC YDS79
    5. REC TD0

    Douglas is a must-start against a Buffalo defense that allows the third-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 36
    2. Denarius Moore
    3. Denarius
      Moore
      WR
    4. REC YDS76
    5. REC TD0

    Moore missed last week's game because of a shoulder injury. He'll be a high-end WR3 if he can go this week.

    1. 37
    2. Riley Cooper
    3. Riley
      Cooper
      WR
    4. REC YDS75
    5. REC TD0

    Cooper has become a must-start receiver with Nick Foles under center. Consider him a WR3 this week.

    1. 38
    2. Jarrett Boykin
    3. Jarrett
      Boykin
      WR
    4. REC YDS74
    5. REC TD0

    Boykin conintued to chug right along without the services of Aaron Rodgers, catching five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown last week. He's a high-end WR3 against Detroit.

    1. 39
    2. Donnie Avery
    3. Donnie
      Avery
      WR
    4. REC YDS72
    5. REC TD0

    Avery led all Chiefs receivers last week, and could be a sneaky play for a Kansas City team that knows it needs to score more and score quicker to keep up with the Broncos.

    1. 40
    2. Anquan Boldin
    3. Anquan
      Boldin
      WR
    4. REC YDS72
    5. REC TD0

    Boldin finally had a big game, his first since Week 1. Against a St. Louis defense that has done well stopping opposing receivers, though, he's a WR3.

    1. 41
    2. Cecil Shorts
    3. Cecil
      Shorts
      WR
    4. REC YDS68
    5. REC TD0

    Shorts caught eight of his 11 targets for 71 yards last week. Consider him a WR3 in a tough matchup with Joe Haden.

    1. 42
    2. Robert Woods
    3. Robert
      Woods
      WR
    4. REC YDS68
    5. REC TD0

    Woods could be considered in very deep leagues, although he could lose snaps to Marquise Goodwin.

    1. 43
    2. DeAndre Hopkins
    3. DeAndre
      Hopkins
      WR
    4. REC YDS68
    5. REC TD0

    Hopkins could be a factor for fantasy owners in 2014, but his usefulness this year is dubious at best.

    1. 44
    2. Dexter McCluster
    3. Dexter
      McCluster
      WR
    4. REC YDS67
    5. REC TD0

    McCluster cannot be considered for fantasy purposes, even in the deepest of leagues.

    1. 45
    2. Cordarrelle Patterson
    3. Cordarrelle
      Patterson
      WR
    4. REC YDS66
    5. REC TD0

    Patterson got 11 targets a week ago and could be ascending to the top of the depth chart in Minnesota before long.

    1. 46
    2. Hakeem Nicks
    3. Hakeem
      Nicks
      WR
    4. REC YDS64
    5. REC TD0

    Nicks has failed with plenty of great matchups this season. By now you've probably given up on him, unless you don't have a better option.

    1. 47
    2. Marlon Brown
    3. Marlon
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS62
    5. REC TD0

    Brown returned from injury last week, but caught just one pass for one yard. He should be firmly planted on your bench if you own him.

    1. 48
    2. Chris Givens
    3. Chris
      Givens
      WR
    4. REC YDS62
    5. REC TD0

    The Niners have allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to receivers, making Givens a bad play.

    1. 49
    2. Mike Brown
    3. Mike
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS59
    5. REC TD0

    Brown missed last week's game because of an injured shoulder. Even if he can suit up on Sunday, he's way off the fantasy radar.

    1. 50
    2. Rueben Randle
    3. Rueben
      Randle
      WR
    4. REC YDS59
    5. REC TD0

    Randle should be considered in deeper leagues, as Washington allows the eighth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 51
    2. Brian Hartline
    3. Brian
      Hartline
      WR
    4. REC YDS57
    5. REC TD0

    Hartline had five catches for 78 yards last week, and the Jets pass defense can be exploited. It has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 52
    2. Roddy White
    3. Roddy
      White
      WR
    4. REC YDS57
    5. REC TD0

    White has had a terrible year, but he could be a sneaky play this week against a Buffalo defense that allows the third-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

    1. 53
    2. Terrance Williams
    3. Terrance
      Williams
      WR
    4. REC YDS53
    5. REC TD0

    Williams let his owners down last week, and it's getting harder to count on him with Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and now Miles Austin in the mix.

    1. 54
    2. Greg Jennings
    3. Greg
      Jennings
      WR
    4. REC YDS53
    5. REC TD0

    Jennings returned from injury to catch two passes for 29 yards against his former team last week. He's a low-end WR3 against this terrible Bears defense.

    1. 55
    2. Lance Moore
    3. Lance
      Moore
      WR
    4. REC YDS52
    5. REC TD0

    Moore should not be considered, even if Seattle's secondary has taken a few hits of late.

    1. 56
    2. Tiquan Underwood
    3. Tiquan
      Underwood
      WR
    4. REC YDS51
    5. REC TD0

    Underwood had three catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns last week. While he's worth owning, he cannot be played against a Carolina defense allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 57
    2. Justin Hunter
    3. Justin
      Hunter
      WR
    4. REC YDS50
    5. REC TD0

    Hunter exploded for six catches, 109 yards and a score against the Raiders last week. Chalk it up to a beneficial matchup. He still shouldn't be in starting lineups.

    1. 58
    2. Austin Pettis
    3. Austin
      Pettis
      WR
    4. REC YDS50
    5. REC TD0

    Pettis isn't an advisable start against a San Francisco defense that has surrendered the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to receviers.

    1. 59
    2. Brandon LaFell
    3. Brandon
      LaFell
      WR
    4. REC YDS49
    5. REC TD0

    LaFell cannot be considered, even with this decent matchup against the Buccaneers.

    1. 60
    2. Santonio Holmes
    3. Santonio
      Holmes
      WR
    4. REC YDS48
    5. REC TD0

    Holmes had just one catch for 12 yards against the Ravens last week. No one involved in this offense can be trusted.

    1. 61
    2. Jason Avant
    3. Jason
      Avant
      WR
    4. REC YDS47
    5. REC TD0

    Avant runs third at best in Philly, and that is nowhere near good enough to consider playing him against the Cardinals.

    1. 62
    2. Emmanuel Sanders
    3. Emmanuel
      Sanders
      WR
    4. REC YDS45
    5. REC TD0

    Sanders caught six of his seven targets for 52 yards and a score last week, but you should be able to do better than him in a tough matchup with the Ravens.

    1. 63
    2. Doug Baldwin
    3. Doug
      Baldwin
      WR
    4. REC YDS43
    5. REC TD0

    Baldwin is a WR3 against a Saints defense that allows the eighth-fewest points per game to receivers.

    1. 64
    2. Jerome Simpson
    3. Jerome
      Simpson
      WR
    4. REC YDS42
    5. REC TD0

    Simpson had two catches on four targets last week and is nowhere near being relevant to fantasy owners.

    1. 65
    2. Nate Washington
    3. Nate
      Washington
      WR
    4. REC YDS40
    5. REC TD0

    Washington had five receptions for 45 yards last week. The Colts allow the sixth-most fantasy points per game to receivers, but he is still not an advisable play this week.

    1. 66
    2. Andre Roberts
    3. Andre
      Roberts
      WR
    4. REC YDS40
    5. REC TD0

    Roberts had 43 yards last week and could warrant some consideration in very deep leagues, as the Eagles allow the most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 67
    2. Aldrick Robinson
    3. Aldrick
      Robinson
      WR
    4. REC YDS40
    5. REC TD0

    Robinson should start for the rest of the season, but he's nowhere near relevant in fantasy leagues.

    1. 68
    2. James Jones
    3. James
      Jones
      WR
    4. REC YDS38
    5. REC TD0

    Jones had seven receptions for 80 yards a week ago, his best game since Aaron Rodgers' shoulder injury. He's still running third on the fantasy depth chart behind Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin, though.

    1. 69
    2. Miles Austin
    3. Miles
      Austin
      WR
    4. REC YDS38
    5. REC TD0

    Austin caught just one pass for 17 yards last week and cannot be trusted for fantasy purposes.

    1. 70
    2. Tavon Austin
    3. Tavon
      Austin
      WR
    4. REC YDS38
    5. REC TD0

    Austin's 65-yard touchdown run was his only meaningful play against the Bears.

    1. 71
    2. Jacoby Jones
    3. Jacoby
      Jones
      WR
    4. REC YDS37
    5. REC TD0

    Jones led the Ravens with 103 yards and a touchdown last week, but he remains irrelevant in fantasy leagues.

    1. 72
    2. Darrius Heyward-Bey
    3. Darrius
      Heyward-Bey
      WR
    4. REC YDS36
    5. REC TD0

    Heyward-Bey has been a real disappointment since getting a chance in light of Reggie Wayne's injury.

    1. 73
    2. Rishard Matthews
    3. Rishard
      Matthews
      WR
    4. REC YDS32
    5. REC TD0

    Matthews found a way to catch three passes for two yards last week. He's a very low-end WR3 this week.

    1. 74
    2. Andre Holmes
    3. Andre
      Holmes
      WR
    4. REC YDS31
    5. REC TD0

    Holmes had two catches for 32 yards last week. He is not an advisable play, even if Denarius Moore misses another game because of his shoulder injury.

    1. 75
    2. Mario Manningham
    3. Mario
      Manningham
      WR
    4. REC YDS31
    5. REC TD0

    Manningham should not be considered in fantasy leagues against a defense like that of the Rams.

    1. 76
    2. Ted Ginn Jr.
    3. Ted
      Ginn Jr.
      WR
    4. REC YDS27
    5. REC TD0

    Ginn is in a secondary role in this offense, one that doesn't afford him the chance to be relevant to fantasy owners.

    1. 77
    2. Jerricho Cotchery
    3. Jerricho
      Cotchery
      WR
    4. REC YDS26
    5. REC TD0

    Cotchery got exactly one target last week and cannot be trusted against a strong Baltimore defense.

    1. 78
    2. Vincent Brown
    3. Vincent
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS26
    5. REC TD0

    Brown has seemingly fallen out of favor in San Diego. Stay away.

    1. 79
    2. Julian Edelman
    3. Julian
      Edelman
      WR
    4. REC YDS25
    5. REC TD0

    Edelman had a big game against the Broncos, but they're one of the league's friendliest to opposing receivers. The same cannot be said of the Texans.

    1. 80
    2. Santana Moss
    3. Santana
      Moss
      WR
    4. REC YDS24
    5. REC TD0

    Moss hasn't had any fantasy value this season.

    1. 81
    2. Kenbrell Thompkins
    3. Kenbrell
      Thompkins
      WR
    4. REC YDS20
    5. REC TD0

    Thompkins doesn't have a large enough role in this offense to consider him in fantasy leagues.

    1. 82
    2. Aaron Dobson
    3. Aaron
      Dobson
      WR
    4. REC YDS19
    5. REC TD0

    Dobson should only be considered in deep leagues going up against Houston this week.

    1. 83
    2. Kenny Stills
    3. Kenny
      Stills
      WR
    4. REC YDS19
    5. REC TD0

    Stills is not a good option this week with the Saints going up against the Seattle defense.

    1. 84
    2. Stephen Hill
    3. Stephen
      Hill
      WR
    4. REC YDS17
    5. REC TD0

    Hill was shutout for the second straight game last week. He is not a fantasy option.

    1. 85
    2. David Nelson
    3. David
      Nelson
      WR
    4. REC YDS0
    5. REC TD0

    Nelson didn't catch any of his five targets last week. Call it the collateral damage inherent in playing with Geno Smith.

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