Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the the AFC & NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2012-13 NFL Playoffs.
1. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
With Rob Gronkowski out, Welker should remain Tom Brady’s go-to guy. Welker had eight catches for 142 yards in the first meeting with the Baltimore Ravens.
2. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree continues to emerge with Colin Kaepernick at the helm. Crabtree closed out the regular season with a pair of touchdowns and matched that in the win over the Green Bay Packers. Crabtree has six touchdowns in his past four games. He has had 93 or more yards in five of the past six games. The Atlanta Falcons allowed a league-low 14 touchdown passes.
3. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Smith lit up Champ Bailey last week and destroyed the Patriots for 127 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3.
4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy scored last week so it should be Julio’s turn this week. Julio has four touchdowns in his last five games and five in his past seven. Julio’s size and speed will challenge the 49ers’ secondary.
5. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
White also has four touchdowns in his past five games and has double-digit targets in seven of the past ten games. He has scored in three of his four playoff games.
6. Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens
Boldin continues to get the tough yards for Baltimore. He took a back seat to Smith in the first meeting. I expect that trend to continue.
7. Brandon Lloyd, New England Patriots
The Ravens allowed just 15 touchdown passes this year (18 if you count the two playoff games). Lloyd scored last week, but he’s very inconsistent. He did have 108 yards in the first meeting with Baltimore though.
Also check out:
- 2012-13 Conference Championship Fantasy Football QB Rankings
- 2012-13 Conference Championship Fantasy Football RB Rankings
- 2012-13 Conference Championship Fantasy Football TE Rankings
- 2012-13 Conference Championship Fantasy Football K Rankings
- 2012-13 Conference Championship Fantasy Football DEF Rankings
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