Welcome to the Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings reaction article. In this section, we will look at the wide receiver rankings for Week 10 and provide reactions on which players should be higher or lower. Before we jump into the reactions, let’s look at some of last week’s events.
If the rash of injuries in Week 8 left your team hurting, then the Week 9 injuries could have you scrambling for players. Ben Roethlisberger suffered a sprained foot and while it doesn’t look to be a long term injury, it could hold him out of Week 10. The San Diego Chargers lost Malcom Floyd, making a banged up wide receiver group even more depleted. Calvin Johnson had a bye week to recover and while he expects to play this week, he is still listed as questionable.
The good news is that the majority of bye weeks have passed and we will have many wide receivers back from their Week 9 bye. Noteworthy wide receivers missing from Week 10 action due to bye weeks include Julio Jones, T.Y. Hilton, Stevie Johnson and Anquan Boldin.
Hopefully the Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings from the SCFE crew will help you find the best value for your team, and below I will provide my reactions to the wide receiver rankings.
Let’s get to the wide receiver rankings.
Week 10 Wide Receiver Rankings Reaction
Who I like More
Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
The biggest part of Maclin deserving a higher ranking is the suspension of Denver’s cornerback, Aqib Talib. Denver will still be formidable defensively, but their star corner’s absence should open up a little more room for productivity from Maclin. Maclin has been quietly putting up a solid season and is on track for the second most catches and targets of his career.
I expect Kansas City to be playing from behind for most of the game, and with less offensive weapons than they started the season with, the Chiefs will lean on Maclin in one of the toughest games on their schedule.
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Adams has worked his way back from injury and into Fantasy relevance for Week 10. In Week 9, Adams was targeted 11 times, which was a season high. He made the most of those targets, catching nine for 93 yards. This should be a sign for more involvement moving forward.
In Week 10, Adams faces a weak Detroit Lions defense that is allowing big plays weekly. The Packers wide receiver corps has suffered a few important injuries, which will benefits Adams. If his targets remain high, with his positive matchup, Adams could be a Top 20 wide receiver this week.
Who I like less
Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
Bryant has had an up-and-down season, but I expect Week 10 will be a down week. In Week 9, Bryant caught three passes for 31 yards, despite being targeted seven times. This was another disappointing performance from Bryant, and his third straight week with less than 50 yards in a game. Bryant’s only real star performance was in Week 6 against the Cardinals.
One argument in Bryant’s favor could be that some of those weeks were without Ben Roethlisberger, but that only causes more concern for Week 10 as Big Ben is likely to be out once again. While Landry Jones and Bryant have shown glimpses of chemistry, I doubt it will be a very productive game for Bryant this week.
Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles
The targets are constant for Landry, but the production doesn’t always follow. Landry was targeted a massive 13 times in Week 9 and caught 11 of those targets, but still ended up with only 63 yards. In fact, Landry has totaled over 83 yards only once this season, while averaging over six receptions per game.
Landry is a rare case where he has high usage but doesn’t total many yards. This makes him a great PPR option, but only an average standard league play most weeks. Even against a weak Philadelphia Eagles defense, it seems unlikely that Landry will be a Top 20 wide receiver this week.
See you in Week 11 for a new set of wide receiver rankings.
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