Last week saw Michael Thomas lead the way with a 12/211/1 performance. Thomas is 3rd at his position this season and the offense seems to really revolve around him when they need to play in high scoring games. Last week he saw a whopping 15 targets!
The Surprise of the week has to be Adam Humphries and his 28.9 points. Well, not so much of a surprise if you rolled with him the last 2 weeks where he has been extremely efficient with 15 receptions and two scores in 2 weeks. He finished as the 2nd overall wide out in week 9, on the heels of his top 20 finish in week 8. Can he be trusted again?
Week 10 Ranks
1) Michael Thomas
Guess who? Again, at the top of the leaderboards is where I predict him to land facing off vs a defense that allowed 69.1 points to wide receivers last week and has surrendered the 5th most to wideouts all season.
2) Davante Adams
Bounce back spot for the Packers. The loss of Geronimo Allison opens up even more opportunity for a monster that has touchdowns in every game but 2.
3) Julio Jones
FINALLY! The superstar pass catcher got in the end zone after dominating between the 20’s all season but struggling in the red zone. Fire him up as he will likely be lined up vs T.J. Carrie, the 5th best matchup for his position this week.
4) Tyler Boyd
Opportunity knocks, and the loss of AJ Green and his 34% share of the team’s air yards and 10 targets per game (Top 10) gives Boyd that much more of a ceiling. Already on a career-high pace this season, look for the Bengals blooming star to shine in the moment.
5) Keenan Allen
Great matchup vs the Raiders secondary who have been torched this season by wideouts. He has a matchup rating of +29.4 lining up vs Leon Hall.
6) Mike Evans
The targets were there last week (10) but it was A. Humphries who filled up the stat sheet. Ryan Fitzpatrick looks his was often, expect a bounce-back week.
7) Tyreek Hill
Sammy Watkins is nursing a foot injury and his 5.9 targets will be spread out if he misses the game. Hill will need his offensive line to give his quarterback time so he can get downfield, where Arizona has allowed 8 plays of 40+ yards.
8) Robert Woods
When ranking the three Rams wideouts weekly, you try to guess which one will see the most looks as they can line up in all spots. This week we lean on Woods to lead the way with his 25.3% share of the passes.
9) Jarvis Landry
When thinking how to attack the Falcons defense, hitting them in the middle of the field is normally a good game plan. Landry has 343 catches in 2018, 281 out of the slot. Look for Landry to create problems all game long.
10) Julian Edelman
The injury to Rob Gronkowski is music to the ears of Edelman owners. Since returning, the speedy receiver has seen 10 Red zone targets hauling in 2 scores inside the 20. Look for him to pick up the bulk of Gronk’s looks.
11) Marvin Jones
The big question when Golden Tate was shipped to the Eagles was who would benefit the most from the move. Many thought it would be Kenny Golladay, but Jones out targeted Kenny G. 8-4 and led the way with 66 receiving yards on a quiet afternoon for the Lions offense.
12) Brandin Cooks
Woods might lead the team in market share of the passing offense but its Cooks who drives the offenses air yards.
13) Larry Fitzgerald
Old faithful, gets a juicy matchup vs the Chiefs secondary thats been suspect at times. When facing a high powered team like KC, you know you’ll have to score to keep up, fire up the most reliable target in an offense that doesn’t have many weapons.
14) Cooper Kupp
The last of the 3 amigos in LA, Kupp leads this team in the red zone where he sees 21.2 % of the balls hauling in 3. Kupp runs 70% of his routes out of the slot, and that is somewhere you can hurt Seattle lining up vs. Justin Coleman at a +18.1 matchup rating which is top 12 this week.
15) Kenny Golladay
Not an ideal matchup as the Bears haven’t allowed a wide receiver score the last 2 weeks. Another game to give us a better picture of how the Lions will fill Tate’s void.
16) Josh Gordon
Coming off a season-high in targets (10) and receiving yards (130) fire him up as a WR2 with the confidence that Tom Brady is gaining with him. Not only the deep ball threat we know he can be, but a huge red zone target for Brady where he looked his way twice last week.
17) Corey Davis
The game script seems perfect, featured as a 6.5 point home underdog. On the other side the mighty Patriots, at least on an offense they are. So expect the Titans to have to throw more than usual when they fall behind. Patriots have allowed 19 passing touchdowns, 29th in the NFL.
18) TY Hilton
Coming off a head-scratching performance in a smash spot vs Oakland, this weeks matchup vs Jalen Ramsey pushes the big play receiver into a back-end WR2.
19) Doug Baldwin
Let’s take a chance and get Seattle’s main weapon. Although he hasn’t been that as of late, look for the Seahawks pass catchers to make plays in a game that will see points flying. In his 5 games this year, Baldwin has 295 air yards to Lockett’s 397 in 7. Nagging injuries have been keeping him down all season, but this could be the week he ends up in the top 10.
20) Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Opportunity opens up for Rodgers new shiny toy with the injury to G. Allison. Miami has a rotten sack rate of 4.8% which means a clean pocket for #12. The Dolphins have allowed 60 plays of 20+ yards this season, 4th most in the NFL.