Here are my top 45 wide receivers for Week 10 (points-per-reception leagues).
This countdown identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.
When it comes to crafting a weekly listing of elite wide receivers, simply follow the trail of quarterbacks primed for Week 10 glory...or wideouts with track records of success against middling pass defenses.
NOTE: The Packers, Cardinals, Redskins and Browns all have bye weeks.
To view my top-50 listing of wide receivers in standard-scoring leagues, click here.
On the injury front, Percy Harvin (ankle) and Antonio Brown (ankle) shall remain off the board for now.
Week 10: Top 45 PPR Wideouts
1. A.J. Green vs. N.Y. Giants
2. Calvin Johnson @ Minnesota
3. Julio Jones @ New Orleans
4. Brandon Marshall vs. Houston
5. Victor Cruz @ Cincinnati
6. Reggie Wayne @ Jacksonville
7. Vincent Jackson vs. San Diego
8. Marques Colston vs. Atlanta
9. Eric Decker @ Carolina
10. Wes Welker vs. Buffalo
11. Mike Wallace vs. Kansas City
12. Denarius Moore @ Baltimore
13. Malcom Floyd @ Tampa Bay
14. Roddy White @ New Orleans
15. Miles Austin @ Philadelphia
16. Steve Smith vs. Denver
17. Demaryius Thomas @ Carolina
18. Torrey Smith vs. Oakland
19. Jeremy Maclin vs. Dallas
20. Lance Moore vs. Atlanta
21. Andre Johnson @ Chicago
22. Brian Hartline vs. Tennessee
23. Nate Washington @ Miami
24. Brandon Lloyd vs. Buffalo
25. Titus Young @ Minnesota
26. Steve Johnson @ New England
27. DeSean Jackson vs. Dallas
28. Danny Amendola @ San Francisco
29. Sidney Rice vs. N.Y. Jets
30. Dwayne Bowe @ Pittsburgh
31. Dez Bryant @ Philadelphia
32. Anquan Boldin vs. Oakland
33. Jeremy Kerley @ Seattle
34. Mike Williams vs. San Diego
35. Michael Crabtree vs. St. Louis
36. Cecil Shorts vs. Indianapolis
37. Emmanuel Sanders vs. Kansas City
38. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Baltimore
39. Hakeem Nicks @ Cincinnati
40. Jerome Simpson vs. Detroit
41. Justin Blackmon vs. Indianapolis
42. Kenny Britt @ Miami
43. Davone Bess vs. Tennessee
44. Devin Aromashodu vs. Detroit
45. Danario Alexander @ Tampa Bay
1. Perhaps I should revisit Andrew Luck's middling ranking for the week. In Reggie Wayne's last four trips to Jacksonville, he boasts an average of 10.5 catches, 129 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Of equal importance, he caught 38 of the 42 targeted balls in that span.
2. It's easier to spin Marques Colston's recent mini-slump from this angle: Of his last five games, Colston has crossed the PPR-elite threshold of seven catches, 95 yards and/or one touchdown four times. And the one "clunker" of the bunch entailed 10 Colston targets.
3. Dwayne Bowe (45 catches, 571 yards, three TDs) is amazingly on pace for 90 catches and 1,000 yards, despite being hindered by the two-headed monster of quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. And last year, with Tyler Palko as his QB (cue deep sigh), Bowe caught seven balls for 69 yards against the Steelers (the Chiefs' Week 10 foe).
4. It certainly wasn't my intention to have a "Davone" (Bess), "Devin" (Aromashodu) or "Danario" (Alexander) run back-to-back-to-back at the bottom of the list.
5. At first blush, DeSean Jackson (37 catches, 624 yards, two TDs) has fostered a sluggish start to the season. But there are reasons for optimism here:
a. D-Jax has collected seven-plus targets in all eight games.
b. Dating back to last year, Jackson has averaged 10-plus yards per catch in 12 straight games.
c. In his last three games against the Cowboys, Jackson boasts averages of four catches, 110 yards and 0.33 touchdowns.
Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.
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