Josh Gordon / CLE – 10 REC / 15 TAR / 261 YDS / 2 TD – When you see that Gordon had 261 yards and two touchdowns on 10 catches, one would think the Browns may have won the game. Of course that wasn’t the case, but that matters not in fantasy. This Sunday Gordon and the Browns will be in Foxboro to face the Patriots, so it may be more of the same from Week 13.
Alshon Jeffery / CHI – 12 REC / 15 TAR / 249 YDS / 2 TD – Different game similar story here. Brandon Marshall is usually thought of first when it comes to Bears receivers, but Jeffery in his second season has come into his own. Jeffery had himself a very good game in a losing effort in against the Vikings, but with the Cowboys coming to town on Monday night the Bears have a real chance of winning while Jeffery piles on some stats.
Harry Douglas / ATL – 6 REC / 15 TAR / 73 YDS / 0 TD – I can say with some certainty, that at the beginning of the season nobody would have guessed in Week 13, that Douglas would be the Falcons leading receiver with 833 yards, but that is the case. Of course no one saw Julio Jones going down to injury, or Roddy White being almost non-existent for the first few months of the year either. But that shouldn’t detract from Douglas’ ability to step up his efforts to help his team, and yours as well.
Brian Hartline / MIA – 9 REC / 15 TAR / 127 YDS / 1 TD – Hartline has continued to be one of the top targeted receivers this season, which is part of the battle when it comes to PPR. Hartline is a decent PPR flex option, but he’s too inconsistent to be trusted on a weekly basis.
Roddy White / ATL – 10 REC / 14 TAR / 143 YDS / 0 TD – White as stated above has been dealing with injuries this season, but he has been able to begin to play closer to his expected level, even with the bum wheel. White and Douglas will both be helpful again this week against the Packers.
Anquan Boldin / SF – 9 REC / 13 TAR / 98 YDS / 0 TD – With the return of Michael Crabtree, Boldin is going to be able to go back to his true role as the number two receiver. Boldin is a better complimentary receiver, and when he doesn’t have to deal with double coverages he can be deadly to opposing teams. That said this week is still going to be tough, as the 49ers face off against the Seahawks.
Eric Decker / DEN – 8 REC / 12 TAR / 174 YDS / 4 TD – So, Decker did pretty good last week. After having just one catch for five yards in the Broncos Week 12 loss to the Patriots, Decker breaks a Broncos record with four touchdowns in one game against the divisional rival Chiefs. One never can tell with the Broncos receiving corps, but it’s unlikely that there will be a repeat performance in Week 14.
Julian Edelman / NE – 9 REC / 12 TAR / 101 YDS / 0 TD – Edelman continues to be QB Tom Brady’s favorite target this season. The punt return specialist and part-time slot man has had to step up due to early season injuries, but he has been able to remain effective for the Patriots going down the stretch. Edelman is another of the good PPR flex option receivers, and he has strung together two 100 plus yard games, but it’s still a bit iffy from week to week.
Pierre Garcon / WAS – 9 REC / 12 TAR / 61 YDS / 0 TD – Garcon has eclipsed A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson as the number one receiver in targets on the season after Week 13, but that will likely change again after this week’s games. The Redskins are playing for pride at this point int the season, and hopefully pride is enough for RGIII to get Garcon the ball and help his fantasy owners in the playoffs.
Andre Holmes / OAK – 7 REC / 11 TAR / 136 YDS / 0 TD – Unexpected Top 10 receiver of the week award goes to Andre Holmes! The Raiders could not beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving day, but they may have found another receiving weapon for QB Matt McGloin. Or maybe not. Holmes isn’t someone to trust, at least not yet, but if he can do it again against the Jets on Sunday maybe he becomes a low-end flex. Maybe.
|1||Pierre Garcon / WR||WAS||84||133||980||63||3|
|2||Calvin Johnson / WR||DET||72||132||1299||55||12|
|3||A.J. Green / WR||CIN||72||131||1103||55||7|
|4||Andre Johnson / WR||HOU||82||128||1123||64||5|
|5||Brandon Marshall / WR||CHI||78||124||990||63||9|
|6||Antonio Brown / WR||PIT||85||123||1103||69||6|
|7||Vincent Jackson / WR||TB||61||121||963||50||5|
|8||Cecil Shorts / WR||JAC||64||118||764||54||2|
|Alshon Jeffery / WR||CHI||70||118||1109||59||5|
|10||Dez Bryant / WR||DAL||68||115||896||59||9|
|11||Josh Gordon / WR||CLE||64||113||1249||57||7|
|12||Victor Cruz / WR||NYG||66||109||931||61||4|
|13||Demaryius Thomas / WR||DEN||67||108||1061||62||10|
|Jimmy Graham / TE||NO||68||108||988||63||12|
|15||Torrey Smith / WR||BAL||54||106||952||51||4|
|16||Mike Wallace / WR||MIA||56||105||743||53||3|
|17||Brian Hartline / WR||MIA||62||104||804||60||3|
|18||Kendall Wright / WR||TEN||71||102||840||70||2|
|19||Harry Douglas / WR||ATL||66||101||906||65||2|
|Julian Edleman / WR||NE||70||101||711||69||4|
|21||Wes Welker / WR||DEN||68||100||717||68||9|
|22||Antonio Gates / TE||SD||64||99||726||65||3|
|Larry Fitzgerald / WR||ARI||55||99||678||56||9|
|T.Y. Hilton / WR||IND||56||99||791||57||5|
|25||Eric Decker / WR||DEN||63||98||971||64||7|
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Robert now resides in Philadelphia, PA. Has been playing fantasy football since 2003, and is a former high school football coach. Always a student of the game, he uses knowledge of coaching for fantasy wins. He’s always available for advice on twitter at @RoJoPal.