Before we dive into the Week 10 WR rankings, let’s talk about some young players that we could see on the rise in coming weeks.
We’re officially into the second half of the season, which means it’s time to start seeing some production out of rookies that struggled early on to the speed of the NFL game, to learning the playbook or because they were pinned behind veterans on the depth chart.
Harken back to last season when we saw Cordarrelle Patterson come on late in the season – only to become a major disappointment this year. But the point to remember here is that something clicked for him in the second half, and we’re going to try to set you up for success going forward here, with some young guys we think might have something click, also!
Young WRs Ready for a Good 2nd Half
I’m going to limit these players to just first- or second-year players, and we’re going to look at them for the remainder of the season, even though most Fantasy Football owners don’t play in Week 17.
Most Fantasy owners should be thinking about the next four weeks, as they try to get into the Fantasy playoffs, but it’s never a bad idea to look ahead into the playoff weeks either.
Let’s look at some numbers to know for the past four weeks that might help us in the next four weeks – or so.
13.00 – “Yards at the Catch” for Kenny Stills this season, which is a stat that measures how far downfield a receiver is by the time the ball gets to him. He’s a great deep threat for Drew Brees, and only six other wide receivers with more than 20 catches have a better Yards at the Catch number than Stills.
48.60 – Fantasy points scored by rookie Sammy Watkins over the past four weeks – in just three games. His 12.15 Fantasy points per game rank him sixth among wide receivers in that span, behind wideouts T.Y. Hilton, Antonio Brown, Demaryius Thomas, Jeremy Maclin and Randall Cobb.
4 – Targets in the red zone to rookie Martavis Bryant over the past two games, which is more than any other Steelers wide receiver, including Antonio Brown (3).10.7 – Targets per game for Keenan Allen over the past three weeks. As many as Demaryius Thomas in that span, and only Antonio Brown has more.
81.8 – Receptions per target for Dolphins rookie Jarvis Landry over the past four weeks, which leads the NFL. When the ball is thrown to him – he catches it. (18 catches out of 22 targets since Week 6)
318 – Receiving yards for DeAndre Hopkins since Week 7, which is fifth among all wide receivers, and now he’s getting Ryan Mallett as his quarterback. He has a big arm and should be able to hit Hopkins downfield a lot more than Ryan Fitzpatrick.
8 – Where Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. ranks in Fantasy points per game (16.15) among all wide receivers in non-PPR leagues since Victor Cruz suffered his season-ending knee injury in Week 6.
2 – Where the Panthers rank in Fantasy Strength of Schedule for wide receivers between Weeks 11-15. That’s great news for Kelvin Benjamin, who supposedly started the season as a project – much like Patterson last year. A huge finish to the season can be expected for the former FSU star.
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Week 10 WR Rankings
These rankings are based on standard non-PPR Fantasy Football leagues with six points per touchdown.
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