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NFL Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 7 Fantasy Football


By Broderick Delaney [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

RotoBaller brings you our Week 7 fantasy football wide receiver rankings by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe), along with wide receiver rankings analysis by Zach Wilkens. For even more Week 7 rankings and analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings for all other positions.

Editor's Note: In case you missed it, Zach Wilkens and Ryan Rufe nailed their rankings last week. They were both ranked in the top 10 overall accuracy scores on FantasyPros for last week's fantasy football rankings, going up against some of the biggest and baddest fantasy gurus in the industry. Zach came in at 4th overall (out of 133 experts), and Ryan cam in at 7th overall. Congrats guys, let's show them some love!

 

Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings Analysis

By Georgia National Guard (Flickr: Playoff Pass) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsMy top six are all elite options this week. So even though I'm "low" on Demaryius this week, I'm really not worried at all. With or without Megatron (assuming that he doesn't play), there is no way Golden Tate doesn't have a great game this week. The Saints are very bad against WRs, and Tate should rack up the targets.

I'm apparently the highest of any expert on Pierre Garcon right now-- I'm giving him a pass for struggling against Seattle and Arizona, even though DeSean Jackson thrived. I still see the same receiver that delivered a fantastic season last year, and he also had great success with Kirk Cousins at the end of the season. Even though I'm really high on Torrey Smith, as well, I'm not totally buying into him. I just think that little of the Falcons defense.

It's a different story for Terrance Williams-- he hasn't exploded for a huge 100-yard performance yet, but he's currently the WR11 on the season and the yardage is on the rise (70+ three straight weeks). As long as DeMarco Murray keeps rolling, Williams will have plenty of touchdown opportunities.

I'm low on Kelvin Benjamin. Green Bay has done an effective job against top receivers, and they've faced plenty (Megatron, Jeffery/BMarsh, Mike Wallace, Eric Decker, Percy Harvin). No WR has gone over 100 yards against them, and while Benjamin has a great shot at a touchdown, I doubt the yardage will be there to make it a great day. I think Mohamed Sanu will do a fine job on the season with Marvin Jones officially out for the year, but he'll have an extremely tough test this coming week against Vontae Davis. Davis did get burned a bit by Andre Johnson last week, but he is an exceptional talent and Sanu is not. I'll like Sanu a lot more after this week.

A lot of experts are expecting big things from Rueben Randle following Victor Cruz's ugly injury, but I just don't think he is capable of delivering. Eli will likely split his targets among Randle, Beckham, Donnell and even Preston Parker, without any of them becoming great. I'd sell high if you can find a big believer. That said, I am most optimistic about Beckham. In a similar situation with the Saints, it helps that Jimmy Graham is out this week, but I have little confidence in which WR will benefit the most between Brandin Cooks, Marques Colston and even Kenny Stills. Cooks is not a touchdown threat, so I don't really understand all the love in standard scoring. Last, I just want to point out that while I am really low on Eric Decker because of Darrelle Revis, I think things will get a lot easier for him after this week.

Good luck in Week 7 RotoBallers!

 

Week 7 Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Rankings

Staff Rankings
Average
Player
Name
Team
Name
Ryan Rufe
Rankings
Zach Wilkens
Rankings
1 Antonio Brown PIT 3 1
2 Demaryius Thomas DEN 1 5
3 Jordy Nelson GB 2 4
4 Julio Jones ATL 4 2
5 Dez Bryant DAL 6 3
6 Brandon Marshall CHI 5 8
7 Alshon Jeffery CHI 9 7
8 Randall Cobb GB 7 12
9 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 8 14
10 Andre Johnson HOU 18 6
11 Golden Tate DET 14 10
12 Steve Smith BAL 13 11
13 Ty Hilton IND 10 15
14 Julian Edelman NE 11 17
15 Pierre Garcon WAS 20 9
16 Michael Floyd ARI 15 18
17 DeSean Jackson WAS 22 13
18 Mohamed Sanu CIN 19 21
19 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 12 29
20 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 26 16
21 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 23 22
22 Mike Wallace MIA 16 31
23 Reggie Wayne IND 30 19
24 Torrey Smith BAL 29 20
25 Sammy Watkins BUF 25 24
26 Anquan Boldin SF 27 23
27 Cecil Shorts JAC 21 30
28 Roddy White ATL 24 27
29 Michael Crabtree SF 32 26
30 Keenan Allen SD 31 28
31 Rueben Randle NYG 17 44
32 Brandin Cooks NO 28 37
33 Terrance Williams DAL 43 25
34 Wes Welker DEN 37 32
35 Andre Holmes OAK 40 33
36 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 35 38
37 Justin Hunter TEN 38 36
38 Malcom Floyd SD 42 34
39 Marques Colston NO 33 48
40 Kendall Wright TEN 48 35
41 Eric Decker NYJ 34 54
42 Allen Robinson JAC 44 42
43 James Jones OAK 36 51
44 Percy Harvin SEA 41 46
45 Brandon LaFell NE 46 41
46 Andrew Hawkins CLE 49 39
47 Brian Quick STL 39 49
48 Davante Adams GB 45 45
49 Robert Woods BUF 55 40
50 Brandon Tate CIN 56 43
51 Greg Jennings MIN 50 47
52 Eddie Royal SD 47 66
53 Preston Parker NYG 75 50
54 Dwayne Bowe KC 51 53
55 John Brown ARI 66 52
56 Markus Wheaton PIT 52 62
57 Cordarrelle Patterson MIN 53 76
58 Jerricho Cotchery CAR 54 61
59 Doug Baldwin SEA 69 55
60 Jarius Wright MIN 68 56
61 Brian Hartline MIA 62 57
62 Hakeem Nicks IND 57
63 Andre Roberts WAS 58 70
64 Taylor Gabriel CLE 58
65 Kenny Stills NO 70 59
66 Steve Johnson SF 59 65
67 Jarvis Landry MIA 60 60
68 Miles Austin CLE 61 74
69 Allen Hurns JAC 63 79
70 Corey Fuller DET 63
71 Brice Butler OAK 64 71
72 Greg Salas NYJ 64
73 Harry Douglas ATL 65
74 Jermaine Kearse SEA 67 68
75 Damaris Johnson HOU 67
76 Kenny Britt STL 73 69
77 Jeremy Kerley NYJ 71
78 Devin Hester ATL 77 72
79 Tavon Austin STL 72 77
80 Dane Sanzenbacher CIN 73
81 Marqise Lee JAC 74
82 Jeremy Ross DET 80 75
83 Nate Washington TEN 76 78
84 Brandon Lloyd SF 78
85 Brian Tyms NE 79 80

 


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