Fantasy NFL
Wide Receiver Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/22/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker left Monday night's game against the Bears after aggravating his hamstring injury and is questionable to return.
Insight: He caught one lone pass for 19 yards. Even playing sparingly in the first half, Decker hurt his hamstring again. Don't expect him to return on Monday.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/22/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters that he will play in Monday night's game against the Bears. UPDATE: Decker is active for Monday night football
Insight: He plans to play on Monday, but it is still unclear how involved he will be. Being how much the Bears have struggled against the run the past year, the Jets will likely run the ball a lot, which keeps Decker's ceiling low.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CARHot9/22/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin showed off his considerable skills Sunday night against the Steelers defense.
Insight: Benjamin, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound stud receiver, made a tremendous catch in the front corner of the end zone after the game had already been decided, but it gave fantasy owners the numbers they needed - 8-115-1.
Antonio Brown, WR, PITHot9/22/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was a fantasy stud with two touchdowns and 90 yards receiving.
Insight: Brown is quicking become the top-five fantasy receiver we all expected him to become. The key is his ability to get into the end zone because he could always produce big yardage totals. He's scored three times in three games.
Percy Harvin, WR, SEA9/22/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin is a pain for defensive coordinators, but hasn't been as big a factor for fantasy owners as hoped for.
Insight: Harvin caught 7-of-9 targets for 42 yards but didn't catch anything and returned one kick for 13 yards. So far his numbers for the season are disappointing, but at least his presence is allowing others to get open.
Wes Welker, WR, DEN9/22/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Broncos receiver Wes Welker returned to the field Sunday, catching six balls for 60 yards.
Insight: Welker should become a bigger part of the offense as time goes by and Peyton Manning remembers how easy it is to complete passing the the slot receiver. His return may also open up space for Demaryius Thomas who has been frustated over the first few weekends.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DENHot9/22/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is reaping the benefit of teams keying on Demaryius Thomas.
Insight: Sunday, Sanders caught 11 of 15 targets for 149 yards, but didn't get into the end zone. That's the difference between Sanders and Thomas ... Thomas can take any reception 80 yards for a score and Sanders is basically a possession receiver.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DENCold9/22/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Was Broncos Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas even in the game for the first 59 minutes?
Insight: Defenses are obviously taking Thomas away and letting Emmanuel Sanders run free. That just won't due for Thomas' owners and Denver's offense hasn't looked anything like last year's juggernaut. Hopefully the return of Wes Welker will open up some space for Thomas.
Mike Wallace, WR, MIA9/22/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace was targetd 12 times against the Chiefs, but caught just five balls for 74 yards.
Insight: Wallace has only caught 17-of-31 targets (54.8 percent) this season, but did score in the first two games. We need that completion percentage to rise.
Michael Floyd, WR, ARI9/22/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd was temporary starter Drew Stanton's favorite target seeing catching 5-of-9 targets for 114 yards.
Insight: Floyd appears to be the number one option in Arizona's passing attack ahead of veteran Larry Fitzgerald bouncing back from a disappointing Week 2 effort for his second 100-yard game in three contests.
Stevie Johnson, WR, SFXHot9/22/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: San Francisco wide receiver Stevie Johnson came up big Sunday against the Cardinals catching all nine targets for 103 yards.
Insight: With Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree ahead of him on the team's wide receiver depth chart, Johnson got his chance only because the 49ers didn't have starter Vernon Davis or backup tight end Vance McDonald available for the game. The team went three receivers and Johnson was a stud. He only stays that way, if Davis and McDonald are inactive next weekend.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SFX9/22/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree continued to be quarterback Colin Kaepernick's favorite target, catching 10 of 11 throws for 80 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals.
Insight: Crabtree has been targeted 20 times over two games and scored in each. He's a solid WR2 and if Vernon Davis is still sidelined next weekend can be a WR1.
Brian Quick, WR, STL9/22/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Rams third-year receiver Brian Quick has become top target for quarterback Austin Davis with four more targets and has 22 on the season.
Insight: Quick caught four balls for 62 yards and a touchdown. While his targets and yardage were the lowest of the season, he finally reached the end zone and earned double-digits for fantasy owners.
Terrance Williams, WR, DAL9/22/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams scored for the second time in three games, hauling in a key 12-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter against the Rams.
Insight: Williams has a total of eight catches on 14 targets for 102 yards and two scores through three games. You can't be a consistent fantasy receiver on 4.6 targets per contest.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/22/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant was active for Week 3 against the Rams, but wasn't doing much until exploding for a huge third-quarter 68-yard touchdown reception.
Insight: There was no defender within 15 yards of Bryant on the play. Other than that one big play, Bryant had a quiet day with five other receptions for 21 yards.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR, CAR9/21/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Wideout Jerricho Cotchery is inactive for Week 3 against the Steelers.
Insight: Cotchery was listed as a game-time decision and will not play against his former team. This means Jason Avant and Kelvin Benjamin along with Greg Olson become Cam Newton's top targets against the Steelers.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN9/21/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu passes for touchdown.
Insight: On a trick play Sanu received the ball from Andy Dalton, who then returned the ball on a forward pass, resulting in an 18-yard touchdown reception. He also wound up with five catches for 44 yards, on eight targets. Sanu is worthy of a look in 12-to-14 team leagues.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN9/21/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green battles toe injury and produces 100-yard game.
Insight: He had six catches for 102 yards to be exact, and seemed to be moving just fine. The Bengals have their bye during Week 4, which should help Green get completely healthy. He is in line for a monster year.
Brandin Cooks, WR, NOS9/21/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks leads team in receiving during Week 3.
Insight: He was Brees' favorite target this week, with 10 of them. Cooks finished the day with eight cacthes for 74 yards. He outshined fellow wide reciever Marrques Colston, who had only two catches for 25 yards, but did find the endzone. Cooks is a WR3 moving forward.
Greg Jennings, WR, MIN9/21/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Vikings wideout Greg Jennings manages 70 receiving yards in Minnesota's Week 3 loss to the Saints.
Insight: He had five catches on seven targets, and will be no more than a WR4 moving forward.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU9/21/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught six passes for 116 yards against the Giants in Week 3.
Insight: Hopkins led the Texans receivers with receptions and receiving yards. Andre Johnson still led the team with 11 targets, but Johnson caught just four passes for 24 yards. Hopkins had nine targets.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN9/21/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has somewhat productive day.
Insight: Minnesota needs to utilize him more, as he only had five total touches. Patterson was only given five targets in the passing game, but caught four of them for 61 yards. Until there is more stable QB play, he remains a WR3 with upside.
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG9/21/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz was his old self in Week 3, catching five passes for 107 yards.
Insight: Cruz also did the salsa as he scored his first touchdown of the season. Eli Manning and Cruz failed in the first two games to build any kind of chemistry, but Cruz caught five of his six targets on Sunday.
Andrew Hawkins, WR, CLE9/21/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins has nice afternoon against the Ravens.
Insight: He was targeted 10 times and hauled in seven catches. That accumulated to 87 yards. Hawkins has clearly been Hoyer's favorite target early this season, which is a nice sight for fantasy owners. The next step for Hawkins, will be to find the end zone.
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS9/21/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson had a 81-yard touchdown catch against his former team on Sunday.
Insight: It was obvious, like everyone thought, that Jackson was pumped up to play in Philadelphia. Jackson caught five passes for 117 yards total, but a majority of his damage came on the 81-yard TD grab.
Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI9/21/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had a breakout game against the Redskins in Week 3.
Insight: Matthews caught eight passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Foles targeted him nine times and at least for this game, Foles favorited Matthews over receiver Riley Cooper. If Matthews does move into the role of Foles' second favorite target, his value will rise dramatically, but keep your expectations for Matthews in check. There aren't going to many days where LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and Zack Ertz combine for just 86 yards.
Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS9/21/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon caught 11 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles on Sunday.
Insight: Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins targeted Garcon an incredible 16 times. After just one catch last week, Garcon now has 22 receptions on the year and the touchdown was his first of the season.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI9/21/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin caught eight passes for 154 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins on Sunday.
Insight: Maclin was again Foles' favorite target with 10 targets. Washington did a great job of stopping the Eagles running attack, but they could not slow down the Eagle receivers from getting wide open on the seam route. Maclin's touchdown pass put Philadelphia ahead for good.
Steve Smith Sr, WR, BAL9/21/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. continues to be Joe Flacco's favorite target.
Insight: After a five-catch, 101 yard performance on Sunday, Smith now has 18 receptions for 290 yards and one touchdown, in 2014. Owners who took a gamble on Smith for their bench, are extremely happy, as long as he was inserted into the starting lineup.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET9/21/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson caught six balls for 82 yards while leading the team with 10 targets against the Packers in Week 3.
Insight: Johnson opened the season with ahuge game, but has been dull since. Today the Lions ran the ball more than passing it. Hopefully for Megatron owners that won't happen often.
Randall Cobb, WR, GBP9/21/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb was kept out of the end zone for the first time this season.
Insight: Cobb and the Packers' passing offense struggled all day. He finished with three receptions for just 29 yards. Without his touchdown work, Cobb would be disappointing fantasy owners because he's yet to crack the 60-yard receiving mark in the first three games.
Jordy Nelson, WR, GBP9/21/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson simply wasn't on the same page with his quarterback Suinday against Detroit.
Insight: Nelson finished with five receptions for 59 yards. He's been dull in two of the three weeks, but what a great Week 2 (9-209-1) he gave fantasy owners.
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUFCold9/21/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught just two of eight targets for 19 yards.
Insight: Hey, this is what you signed on for when you drafted a rookie with a questionable second-year quarterback. It's going to be 100 yards one week and 20 yards the next.
Malcom Floyd, WR, SDC9/21/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: San Diego receiver Malcom Floyd saw just four targets in Week 3 against Buffalo, but caught two of them for 98 yards.
Insight: Floyd wasn't part of the game plan in Week 2 against Seattle, so it was good to see him post something of value in Week 3.
Cody Latimer, WR, DEN9/21/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Broncos rookie receiver Cody Latimer is inactive for Week 3.
Insight: Denver adds Wes Welker to Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Andre Caldwell and uses tight end Julius Thomas like a wideout, so there is no need for Latimer at this time.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND9/21/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, who was already dealing with a slight groin injury, injured an ankle in the second quarter and is out of the game.
Insight: Hilton had five receptions for 80 yards. Given the blowout 30-0 score of the game, there is no reason to bring him back into the contest.
Rod Streater, WR, OAK9/21/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Oakland wideout Rod Streater suffered a foot injury and has left Sunday's game angainst the Patriots.
Insight: The 26-year-old led the Raiders with 60 grabs and 888 yards last season, but is struggling to be a factor this season. His return is questionable.
Tavon Austin, WR, STL9/21/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Rams receiver Tavon Austin is inactive against the Cowboys on Sunday due to a knee injury.
Insight: The Rams have a bye in Week 4, so the idea here is likely that Austin will be completely healthy in Week 5 after two straight week off. If Austin is in your lineup, you need a replacement for at least two weeks.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, JAC9/21/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is active for Week 3.
Insight: Shorts and rookies Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson will do most of the heavy lifting at wideout with Marqise Lee and tight end Marcedes Lewis out. This will be Shorts first game of the season
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/21/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant is active for Week 3 against the Rams.
Insight: This is not a surprise even though the Cowboys limited Bryant in practice this week. Owners should be starting him with flying colors. Dallas defenders Rolando McClain and Anthony Spencer are inactive for Week 3.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN9/21/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green (toe) ready to go versus Tennessee.
Insight: His status continued to improve throughout the week, and is now officially active. Green always brings WR1 upside, but expectations should be hampered as he is dealiing with this toe injury. Mohamed Sanu's impact takes a bit of a hit, with Green playing.
Santana Moss, WR, WAS9/21/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Washington wide receiver Santana Moss is inactive for Week 3.
Insight: This is the third week he is a healthy scratch.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND9/21/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was dealing with a slight groin injury, but is active as expected.
Insight: Hilton was targeted 11 times in Week 2, but posted just six receptions for 65 yards and no touchdowns. He's usually been much better indoors at home, but faces a weak defense and should be a viable fantasy option.
Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND9/21/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks, who questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville due to illness, is active.
Insight: Nicks had missed the last two practices, but will be in uniform. He hasn't been a WR1 for years (2011) and he's not getting enough work so far this season to be anything but an emergency bye-week fill-in.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, NYG9/21/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) is expected to make his NFL debut this Thursday against the Redskins according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Insight: Beckham did not practice all week as the Giants have been extra cautious with their first-round pick. Beckham could eventually see extensive time in three wide receiver sets, but he still only has value in dynasty leagues.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/19/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall left Monday night's game in the middle of the second quarter with an injury. UPDATE: Marshall is listed as questionable to return.
Insight: Marshall stayed down on the field after blocking on an end-around run with about seven minutes left in the first half. It looked like the training staff was checking his ankle. He left the field under his own power but went into the locker room for further tests.
Marqise Lee, WR, JAC9/19/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game against the Colts.
Insight: Lee has been battling hamstring issues pretty much since training camp, and he tweaked it in the season opener against the Eagles. Lee will likely lose his starting job with the injury, and it is not worth keeping him in re-draft formats.
Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND9/19/2014 3:12:00 PM
Description: Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks is questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville due to illness.
Insight: Nicks has missed the last two practices and hasn't been a WR1 for years (2011). He's not getting enough work so far this season to be anything but an emergency bye-week fill-in.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/19/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) did not practice again on Friday and is listed as questionable for Monday's game against Chicago.
Insight: The current plan is for Decker to test out his hamstring on Saturday. Head coach Rex Ryan is confident that his receiver will be ready for Monday night's game against the Bears and as the last game of the weekend doesn't leave fantasy owners many options should he not be ready to go.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN9/19/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Good news for fantasy owners as Bengals receiver A.J. Green (toe) has been upgraded to probable.
Insight: Green was a full participant Friday and is on track to play in Sunday's game against the Titans. He's a must start whenever he takes the field.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/19/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall (hamstring) has missed the last few practices, but is still expected to play Monday against the Jets.
Insight: We saw last week, Marshall doesn't have to practice to post big numbers, so it should be no surprise that the Bears are limiting him during the week,
Vincent Jackson, WR, TAMCold9/19/2014 9:06:00 AM
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson pulled a disappearing act for most of the game, but a late touchdown catch moved him from Marques Colston territory to somewhat respectable.
Insight: Jackson caught just two of nine targets en route to a 15-yard day. He is still the team leader in targets with 25 through three games, but has totaled just 101 yards in 10 receptions.
Harry Douglas, WR, ATL9/18/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Falcons No. 3 wideout Harry Douglas is out of Thursday night's game after suffering a left foot injury.
Insight: Douglas scored the first touchdown of the game before leaving. He joins Roddy White on the sidelines leaving the Falcons very short at the position.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/18/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White is inactive for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers.
Insight: CBS' Jason La Canfora reported he did "not expect" White to be active on Thursday, which was news to us because the Falcons had been adament that White would play. Regardless, take White out of your lineup immediately and find a replacement.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN9/18/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was added to the injury report on Thursday.
Insight: Patterson was limited in practice with a chest injury. "Chest" is rather vague, but we do not expect Patterson to miss Week 3. He is a good WR2 choice against the Saints this Sunday.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/18/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: CBS' Jason La Canfora does "not expect" Roddy White to be active for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers.
Insight: This is news to us as the Falcons and Atlanta media have continually indicated that White will play despite missing practice all week. There is a chance that White is used as a decoy, but the La Canfora report is still very odd. Regardless, be wary that White is not at full strength, on a short week and has been used as a decoy when nursing a hamstring injury before.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/18/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen was added to the team's injury report on Thursday and was limited in practice due to a groin injury.
Insight: It is a new injury that he must have suffered on Thursday. It doesn't sound too alarming, but we will certainly keep our eyes on whether Allen practices on Friday.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/18/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday according to ESPN New York.
Insight: The current plan is for Decker to test out his hamstring on Saturday. Head coach Rex Ryan is confident that his receiver will be ready for Monday night's game against the Bears, but Saturday will be the final word. For now, fantasy owners should go with another wide out this weekend.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN9/18/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green (toe) returned to practice in limited fashion on Thursday.
Insight: Despite being "limited", this puts Green on track to play in Sunday's game against the Titans. Even if he plays, however, he will likely not be himself and could possibly be used as a decoy.
Miles Austin, WR, CLE9/16/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland wide receiver Miles Austin scored his first touchdown as a Brown, during Week 2 against the Saints.
Insight: He had six catches for 44 yards and the score. Austin is not a recommended play moving forward, as he is simply not the player he once was.
Andrew Hawkins, WR, CLE9/16/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins continues to be an under-the-radar fantasy player.
Insight: Hawkins had six catches for 70 yards on 12 targets. He is Cleveland's number one option for now, and may even be on some waiver wires. Scoop him up as he is a WR3, with upside in PPR leagues.
Dane Sanzenbacher, WR, CIN9/16/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Bengals wideout Dane Sanzenbacher could see his targets take a jump in Week 3 if A.J. Green's toe keeps him out of the lineup.
Insight: Sanzenbacher would only be a one-game option as the Bengals have a bye in Week 4 and by Week 5 Green is likely to be fully ready to play again. Sanzenbacher caught two balls for 42 yards in a substitute role last Sunday.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN9/16/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu will likely play a major role in Week 3 with A.J. Green likely joining Marvin Jones on the sidelines.
Insight: Sanu produced a 76-yard touchdown catch against the Falcons to produce double-digits fantasy points, a big jump from Week 1. He's a solid fantasy option if A.J. Green is not ready to play in Week 3.
Harry Douglas, WR, ATL9/16/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Falcons wideout Harry Douglas is back to being the No. 3 guy in the pecking order.
Insight: Actually that's an upgrade for when Tony Gonzalez was in Atlanta he too was also ahead of Douglas. We've saw Douglas has the talent to be a fantasy starter last season when Roddy White and Julio Jones were sidelined, but it will take more injuries to make him fantasy worthy in 2014.
Brandin Cooks, WR, NOS9/16/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: After breaking loose during Week 1, Saints receiver Brandin Cooks came down to earth against Cleveland on Sunday.
Insight: He had only two catches for 31 yards in Sunday's loss. With the Saints a notoriously better home team, Cooks has great potential to have a big game in Week 3. He will be a WR3 this coming week against the Vikings.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/16/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White (knee) had a quiet day Sunday, catching just five balls for 42 yards.
Insight: White banged his knee in Week 1 and facing a tough Bengals defense figured to struggle and he did. He should be feeling better for the matchup with the Bucs, but not matter how good he feels if Julio Jones is in the lineup, White is the No. 2 target.
Greg Jennings, WR, MIN9/16/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Vikings wideout Greg Jennings managed only one catch for 4 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to New England.
Insight: Jennings caught six for 58 yards and a score in Week 1, but could not duplicate his performance on Sunday. He is a WR4 moving forward.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN9/16/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could not duplicate his performance from Week 1, against the Patriots.
Insight: He did lead the Vikings in receiving with four catches for 56 yards, but did not have any carries in Week 2. Patterson is one the top game-breakers in the NFL, so Minnesota needs to make sure he is heavily involved every week. With questions at the QB position, consider him a WR3 with WR2 upside.
Julian Edelman, WR, NEP9/16/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Julian Edelman continues to be the Patriots' number one wide receiver.
Insight: Brady clearly trusts him, as he had another nice outing during Week 2 (6 catches for 81 yards and 1 touchdown). With Danny Amendola nowhere to be found, Edelman is in line for another monster year. Consider him a WR2, with even more upside in PPR leagues.
Rueben Randle, WR, NYG9/16/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle will have a tough time breaking out in 2014.
Insight: He was a hot sleeper during drafts, but does not seem to possess game-breaking abilities. Combined with the fact that New York's offensive line is in shambles and Eli is turning the ball over way too much, Randle will be no more than a WR4/5 early on in the season.
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG9/16/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals.
Insight: While Cruz was more productive, the entire Giants team is feeling the effects of a lousy offensive line. Cruz should still see a ton of targets, and be valuable in PPR leagues, however, finding the end zone in 2014 could be an issue. Cruz is no more than a WR3 moving forward.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR9/16/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a tough Week 2 catching just two of eight targets for 46 yards.
Insight: Benjamin, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound behemoth, had a solid season opener (6-92-1) so we're hoping this was just one of those clunkers you get from rookies now and then.
Michael Floyd, WR, ARI9/16/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd had a down week during Sunday's victory over the Giants.
Insight: He had only one catch for 19 yards, but did have six targets. Floyd is now the number one option in Arizona's passing attack, but for however long Drew Stanton is under center, his production will be inconsistent. Floyd is still a WR2 moving forward.
Golden Tate, WR, DET9/16/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate is the solid No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson with 14 targets over the first two weekends. The next closest wideout is Jeremy Ross with three targets.
Insight: It's about what we expected from Tate. He's totaled 150 yards and run the ball one time, but he's still searching for his first touchdown.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI9/16/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald led Arizona in receiving during the team's Week 2 victory.
Insight: Fitzgerald has clearly lost a step, and with Carson Palmer still on the shelf, owners could continue to be frustrated by Fitz's production. He had six catches for 51 yards on Sunday. Fitzgerald is WR3 for now, with WR2 potential.
Mike Williams, WR, TAMCold9/16/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Bills wide receiver Mike Williams caught one ball for three yards in Week 2.
Insight: Robert Woods has started opposite Sammy Watkins the first two weekends, but neither receiver is seeing enough action to get fantasy owners excited.
Robert Woods, WR, BUFCold9/16/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Buffalo receiver Robert Woods is second on the team in targets, but with just nine over the first two games.
Insight: Woods has five receptions for 83 yards and at 4.5 targets per game isn't likley to be a consistent fantasy-worthy wide receiver.
Terrance Williams, WR, DAL9/16/2014 3:24:00 PM
Description: Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was unable to build off his Week 1 performance.
Insight: Williams had four catches for 50 yards a score in Week 1, but managed just two receptions for 20 yards on Sunday versus Tennessee. He will continue to be a hit-or-miss fantasy option moving forward.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/16/2014 3:17:00 PM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant shook off a shoulder injury, and had a monser game during Sunday's win over the Titans.
Insight: He hauled in 10 of his 14 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown. After a subpar performance in Week 1, Bryant showed why he is a top-5 fantasy WR. He is locked in as a WR1 when Dallas travels to St. Louis for Week 3.
Brian Hartline, WR, MIACold9/16/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Miami wideout Brian Hartline has not been able to find a niche in the Dolphins offense of late. He's got just seven catchers for 62 yards in the first two games this season.
Insight: Since a 253-yard output in Sept of 2012, Hartline has cracked the 100-yard mark just three times in 29 games. He's not a touchdown maker, either, just four over the same span and fantasy owners should not be looking to him to produce starter fantasy value.
Justin Hunter, WR, TEN9/16/2014 3:09:00 PM
Description: Like most of the Titans' players, Hunter was a nowhere to be found against the Cowboys during Week 2.
Insight: Hunter has a ton of physical ability, but the fact he is on a team like Tennessee, inconsistent play is be expected. He had two catches for 26 yards on Sunday, and will look to rebound in Week 3 when the Titans travel to Cincy.
Mike Evans, WR, TAM9/16/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans pulled down all four targets, but posted just 49 yards in Week 2 against the Rams.
Insight: The No. 6 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft is the second target for Josh McCown behind Vincent Jackson, but needs to be more productive with his receptions. He's got 86 yards and zero touchdowns from nine receptions.
Vincent Jackson, WR, TAMCold9/16/2014 2:58:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson caught four passes for 51 yards in the Bucs 19-17 loss to the Rams.
Insight: Jackson is Josh McCown's favorite target with a team-leading 16 targets, but hasn't done anything with them. He's totaled just 87 yards and zero touchdowns through two games. Still, we like that he's getting plenty of opportunities.
Brian Quick, WR, STL9/16/2014 2:50:00 PM
Description: Rams third-year receiver Brian Quick was the top target for quarterback Austin Davis with nine targets and has 18 on the season.
Insight: Quick caught seven of them for 74 yards and has shown a lot of improvement in the preseason and early going. He's averaging 86.5 ypg, but needs to reach the end zone to get his fantasy value up to starting levels.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/16/2014 2:44:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) was active in Week 2, but not productive.
Insight: Allen was obviously the focal point of the Seahawks defense and held him to five receptions for 55 yards, but in doing so they allowed Antonio Gates to run wild in the secondary. Good for the Chargers, bad for Allen's fantasy owners.
Marqise Lee, WR, JAC9/16/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee was borderline invisible during Week 2 against Washington.
Insight: Lee was limited in practice all week, and really was a non-factor with two receptions for 11 yards. He is a WR5 moving forward.
Eddie Royal, WR, SDC9/16/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego receiver Eddie Royal was a big part of the Chargers offense Sunday, seeing 10 targets and catching six of them for 69 yards.
Insight: Royal had a surprisingly good season with San Diego last year with 47 receptions for 631 and eight TDs. The return of Malcom Floyd hasn't changed that at all and Royal could be a WR3.
Allen Robinson, WR, JAC9/16/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson had a nice outing during Week 2.
Insight: He managed four receptions on six targets, and produced a solid 75 yards against the Redskins. Robinson will be no more than a WR5 with Jacksonville's questions at QB, combined with the fact he is competing for playing time with Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, and Cecil Shorts once he returns from injury.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, SEA9/16/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse led the Seahawks in receiving yards against San Diego.
Insight: That's not really good news since he only produced 61 yards. Seattle simply doesn't throw enough to support a lot of fantasy wide receivers and Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin figure to lead the way.
Percy Harvin, WR, SEA9/16/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was not used as much as we had hoped in Week 2 - rushing the ball two times, but only seeing one targeted pass.
Insight: Harvin caught 7-of-7 targets for 59 yards and rushed four times for 41 yards in the opener, but his three touches in San Diego are worrisome. The team simply has to make better use of his dynamic talents and if they continue at the Week 2 level fantasy owners might have to bail. Hopefully, it was just a one-game deviation.
Andre Roberts, WR, WAS9/16/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Washington wide receiver Andre Roberts had to step up his game after DeSean Jackson went down with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Roberts caught four of his five targets for 57 yards. If Jackson is forced to miss time, Roberts becomes a very reliable fantasy option. However, assuming Jackson is back for Week 3, Roberts will be a valuable asset to the Skins, but not so much for fantasy owners.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN9/16/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is tied with Demaryius Thomas for team high targets with 18 through two games.
Insight: Sanders has been a big part of the offense over the first two weeks with 14 catches for 185 yards, but he hasn't scored which limits his fantasy value. The return of Wes Welker will likely force a significant drop in his opportunities and when Welker is in midseason form Sanders may lose most of his fantasy value as the team's fourth receiver.
Donnie Avery, WR, KAN9/16/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery leads the Chiefs in targets through two games with 19.
Insight: Avery saw 13 targets in Week 1 with Dwayne Bowe sidelined due to a suspension (caught seven for 84 yards) but returned to a more pedestrian level in Week 2 with six targets (three catches) for 14 yards.
Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS9/16/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon was unsually quiet in the team's Week 2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Insight: Garcon managed only one reception on Sunday, after hauling in 10 passes in Week 1. With Washington pulling away early, he just simply was not as involved as usual, with only four targets. Look for Garcon to get back on track in Philadelphia, during Week 3. Consider him a solid WR2.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, KANCold9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, suspended for one game, returned to action in Week 2, but failed to excite anyone with his performance.
Insight: The soon-to-be 30-year-old Bowe had trouble getting separation last season and finished with a career-low 673 yards on 57 catches (11.8 ypc) and five touchdowns. Sunday he caught three of six targets for 40 yards.
Jarrett Boykin, WR, GBPCold9/16/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin was targeted just three times Sunday, catching one for six yards.
Insight: Boykin is no longer fantasy worthy with both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb healthy and the rapid improvement from rookie Davante Adams.
Davante Adams, WR, GBP9/16/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was targeted seven times Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: Adams is still learning the offense and getting Aaron Rodgers to trust him, so this many targets is encouraging. Jordy Nelson saw 16 targets, Randall Cobb had six. Adams finished with five receptions for 50 yards.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU9/16/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins, scored in Week 2 from 12 yards out, but is still the second option behind aging Andre Johnson.
Insight: Hopkins has shown us flashes of talent, but has been targeted 10 times over two games this season to 16 for Johnson. That as much as the quarterback situation is going to limit Hopkins' upside.
Stevie Johnson, WR, SFXCold9/16/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: As expected, wide receiver Stevie Johnson is the third receiver on the 49ers roster and has seen just six targets in two games.
Insight: With Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree ahead of him on the team's wide receiver depth chart, Johnson (52 catches, 597 yards, 3 TD in 12 games last season) simply won't have fantasy value without an injury to get him more playing time.
Anquan Boldin, WR, SFX9/16/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin leads the team in targets with 15, catching 10 of them, for 133 yards over the first two games.
Insight: Boldin was sensational last season, hauling in a team-high 85 catches for 1,179 yards, but he isn't likely going to get close to those numbers in 2014 with a healthy Michael Crabtree as the No. 1 receiver. He'd be a great handcuff for Crabtree, should the injury-prone wideout go down.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SFX9/16/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree finished the game with the Bears as the 49ers' top receiver in both targets and yards.
Insight: Crabtree caught 7-of-9 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. He's always been a Colin Kaepernick favorite. His problem is staying healthy. If Vernon Davis (ankle) is sidelined for any length of time, Crabtree's numbers would likely rise.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/16/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant is active for Week 3 against the Rams.
Insight: This is not a surprise even though the Cowboys limited Bryant in practice this week. Owners should be starting him with flying colors. Dallas defenders Rolando McClain and Anthony Spencer are inactive for Week 3.
Randall Cobb, WR, GBP9/16/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb didn't get the yards fellow wideout Jordy Nelson produced, but he did find the end zone twice last Sunday against the Jets to satisfy his fantasy owners.
Insight: Cobb caught five balls for just 39 yards and the pair of short touchdowns. He's got three scores in two games, though he's averaging just 48.5 ypg receiving. That's a bit scary, to be so dependent on getting into the end zone.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DENCold9/16/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Broncos Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas has yet to play like one through the first two games this season.
Insight: Thomas was invisible in the season opener (4-48-0) and only a little better in Week 2 against the Chiefs (5-62-1). This could be because the Broncos are missing two big threats from last season (Eric Decker and Wes Welker). They could get Welker back soon and that may open up some room for Thomas, so don't give up on him.
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND9/16/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Colts receiver Reggie Wayne did nothing in Monday night's game against the Eagles.
Insight: Wayne was targeted seven times, but caught just three for 28 yards. Sad production after the optimism of his nine-catch, 98-yard season opener.
Hakeem Nicks, WR, INDCold9/16/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Hakeem Nicks was targeted just three times, for minus four yards, and can't be counted on as a fantasy option.
Insight: Nicks hasn't been a WR1 since 2011 and doesn't figure to get back to that status in Indy. Keep looking.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND9/16/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was targeted 11 times again in Week 2, but posted just six receptions for 65 yards and no touchdowns.
Insight: He's usually been much better indoors at home, but his Monday night total probably didn't help fantasy owners.
Riley Cooper, WR, PHICold9/16/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has become a non-factor in the offense through the first two games.
Insight: Cooper did have a good chance to haul in a touchdown pass Monday night, but saw just three targets. Quarterback Nick Foles isn't looking his way very often and fantasy owners are going to have to find a wideout help elsewhere.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI9/16/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin saw 11 targets Monday night, but could only come up with four receptions.
Insight: Maclin posted 45 receiving yards and a score, so made it to double-digits, but too many missed connections are concerning.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHIHot9/15/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall (hamstring) did not look very fast, but he adapted his game and made a great night of it with three touchdown receptions.
Insight: With his hamstring injury, he couldn't out-run the defensive backs, but he used his big body and strong hands to out-manuever them. Marshall finished the night with five receptions for just 48 yards, but three touvhdowns which may have turned around the Bears season.
Dexter McCluster, WR, TEN9/15/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Titans RB/WR Dexter McCluster is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati de to a foot injury.
Insight: According to a report in The Tennessean, McCluster was seen leaving the locker room in a walking boot. McCluster doesn't have much fantasy value at this time with Shonn Greene and Bishop Sankey in front of him on the depth charts.
Rod Streater, WR, OAK9/15/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Oakland wideout Rod Streater suffered a hip flexor in Sunday's game.
Insight: The 26-year-old led the Raiders with 60 grabs and 888 yards last season, but even before the injury was falling behind James Jones. He had just 10 targets in two games while Jones saw 17 and Denarius Moore 13.
Allen Hurns, WR, JAC9/15/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Allen Hurns is doubtful for Sunday's game against Indianapolis due to an ankle injury.
Insight: Hurns had a huge season opener against Philadelphia (4-110-2), but long-term he'll have to battle Cecil Shorts, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson for targets.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN9/15/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green left Sunday's game against the Falcons with a strained toe ligament and is doubtful for Week 3.
Insight: Green could sit Week 3 and then with a Week 4 bye get three weeks until he has to test the toe. Dane Sanzenbacher and Brandon Tate would play opposite Mohamed Sanu if Green sits. It's a huge blow to fantasy owners and the Bengals.
Marques Colston, WR, NOSCold9/15/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: No, Saints wideout Marques Colston wasn't injured Sunday when he failed to catch a pass for the first time in 87 games.
Insight: Colston was out there for 41-of-70 plays, but was blanketed by the Browns defense and didn't even see even a single target from Drew Brees.
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS9/15/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Early indications are Washington receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder) avoided serious injury and is questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Jackson landed on it with a defensive back on top of him while trying to make a first-quarter catch. You know he'll do everything in his power to play against his former team.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/15/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker left Sunday's game due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Decker's injury was the same one that he dealt with in the preseason which seems to be lingering. We should know later in the week about his status for Week 3. He was on his way to a solid game with four receptions for 63 yards and a score at the time of the injury.
Jordy Nelson, WR, GBPHot9/14/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson didn't stop with the one 80-yard touchdown catch and run.
Insight: Nelson caught a total of nine balls for 209 yards. Randall Cobb didn't have the yards, but did score twice, so both receivers were fantasy worthy.
James Jones, WR, OAK9/14/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Raiders' newly-acquired receiver James Jones was the only Oakland receiver to show up Sunday.
Insight: He caught nine of 14 targets for 112 yards and a touchdown. Going forward he should be the only receiver in fantasy lineups.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI9/14/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery did not practice Thursday, was a limited participant in Friday's session, but is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Insight: Santonio Holmes could see more work, but with both Jeffery and Brandon Marshall active you can't start him.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/14/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall did not practice all week, but he's active for the game.
Insight: The wideout has played while not practicing and he certainly knows the plays well enough to step right into the game, so we are happy to start him. Alshon Jeffery is also active, so Santonio Holmes should not be started.
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF9/14/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Watkins was clearly E.J. Manuel's favorite target as he threw it in his direction 11 times. That's impressive considering Fred Jackson was next on the team with four targets. Watkins clearly proved he is talented enough to crack your fantasy lineups, but whether he is a reliable receiver all season will depend on Manuel's development.
Mike Wallace, WR, MIA9/14/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace caught five balls for 56 yards and a touchdown against the Bills in Week 2.
Insight: Wallace has a touchdown in each of the first two games in 2014. He also caught this TD pass one handed. Ryan Tannehill is still a liablilty with his accuracy, but so far, he is finding Wallace in the end zone.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET9/14/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson caught six balls for 83 yards while leading the team with 13 targets against the Panthers in Week 2.
Insight: Johnson had a decent game but dropped a 30-yard touchdown, which led to a missed field goal. Even with the drop, Johnson was the only Lion who did not disappoint on Sunday.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL9/14/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones caught seven passes for 88 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals in Week 2.
Insight: It was a rough day overall for the Atlanta passing game as Ryan threw three interceptions, but Jones finished with a fine stat line. Ryan targeted him 13 times, five more than anyone else.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/14/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Although Dallas star wideout Dez Bryant headed to the locker room to check out a right shoulder injury early in the game, he returned and produced solid numbers (10-103-1).
Insight: Last week it was dehydration. Last year it was a finger. He's a great receiver, but he's always needing attention and scaring fantasy owners with various nicks and bumps.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/14/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) listed as probable for Week 2, is active.
Insight: Allen was still on the injury report with his rib issue, but he had not missed any practices. He is risky against the Seahawks this week though.
Tavon Austin, WR, STL9/14/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Rams receiver Tavon Austin s expected to miss 2-3 weeks after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's game.
Insight: Austin suffered a sprained MCL, like Ryan Mathews, but not as severe apparently and will miss about half as much time. He has yet to prove he was worth the high pick the Rams used on him (eighth overall pick in 2013) and fantasy owners should continue to stay away.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/14/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Dallas star wideout Dez Bryant headed to the locker room to check out a right shoulder injury, but has returned.
Insight: Bryant made a diving catch on the first drive and landed on the shoulder. He returned to the game late in the second quarter. fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN9/14/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green left Sunday's game against the Falcons with a toe injury and is questionable to return. UPDATE: Green will not return on Sunday.
Insight: Green headed to the locker room about halfway though the first quarter. It now appears that this was the injury that put Green on the injury report this week even though he was officially listed with a foot injury. Dane Sanzenbacher will play opposite Mohamed Sanu until Green returns if he does. Early week missing of practice is never that important as we see here. He's a fantasy stud who has improved each season and off his 131-yard, one-touchdown season opener appears to be continuing the trend.
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS9/14/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Washington receiver DeSean Jackson is headed to the locker room to have his left shoulder examined.
Insight: Jackson landed on it with a defensive back on top of him while trying to make a first-quarter catch. His return is unknown at this time.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/14/2014 1:16:00 PM
Description: Dallas star wideout Dez Bryant is headed to the locker room to check out a right shoulder injury.
Insight: Bryant made a diving catch on the first drive and landed on the shoulder. He was last seen walking to the locker room. He's probable to return.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/14/2014 1:09:00 PM
Description: Dallas star wideout Dez Bryant is headed to the locker room to check out a shoulder injury.
Insight: Bryant made a diving catch on the first drive and landed on the shoulder. He was last seen walking to the locker room. We await further word.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/14/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White (knee) is "good to go" for Week 2 against the Bengals and officially active.
Insight: White banged his knee at the end of a 39-yard catch on Sunday against the Saints, which he admitted was a concern initially, but the receiver is no longer worried. White is slated to be a low-end WR1 and strong WR2 this week.
Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NEP9/14/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Patriots receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is inactive in Week 2.
Insight: Aaron Dobson is winning the battle of the back. Neither has fantasy value with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Rob gronkowski healthy.
Santana Moss, WR, WAS9/14/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Washington wide receiver Santana Moss is inactive for Week 2.
Insight: Moss isn't injured he's just not playing The Andre Roberts and DeSean Jackson signings pushed him far down the team's depth chart. He can be safely dropped from fantasy rosters.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, JAC9/14/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is active for Week 2.
Insight: Shorts and Marqise Lee are active which has to siphon targets from Week 1 sensation Allen Hurns.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, JAC9/14/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is inactive in Week 2. There was some confusion based on the nfl.com site having him active.
Insight: Marqise Lee is active along with Week 1 sensation Allen Hurns.
Josh Bellamy, WR, CHI9/13/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: The Bears have signed wide receivers Josh Bellamy and Chris Williams from their practice squad.
Insight: This is not good news for Brandon Marshall and Alson Jeffery owners. Both might miss Sunday's game against the 49ers. Tight end Martellus Bennett and receiver Santonio Holmes will likely be quarterback Jay Cutler's top two targets in Week 2.
Michael Floyd, WR, ARI9/13/2014 3:17:00 PM
Description: ESPN New York expects Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to shadow Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd.
Insight: That means Larry Fitzgerald will draw Walter Thurmond and Prince Amukamara covering him. It does not really change our expectations for Floyd this week, he is the No. 6 ranked WR for Week 2, but it proves that Floyd will likely have to deal with the opposition's top corner going forward.
Aaron Dobson, WR, NEP9/13/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson should be a part of the offense "sooner than later" according to Erik Frenz of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Dobson was a healthy scratch Week 1 after missing a lot of training camp and the preseason with a foot injury. But with Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon LaFell combining for just five catches, Dobson should be active in Week 2 and see targets immediately. Dobson has the biggest upside among any of the wideouts for New England.
Marqise Lee, WR, JAC9/12/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 2
Insight: Lee was limited in practice this week, but he is on track to play against the Redskins. He will start opposite Allen Hurns with Cecil Shorts (hamstring) listed as doubtful.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/12/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 2.
Insight: Allen is still on the injury report with his rib issue, but he has not say out any practices. He is risky against the Seahawks this week though.
Josh Gordon, WR, CLE9/12/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: The NFLPA approved a new drug policy which allows Browns receiver Josh Gordon to be reinstated this season.
Insight: Gordon is now suspended 10 games, which is two games more than expected, but at least fantasy owners are keeping him on the bench for a reason. Gordon will be available to return Week 12, but must stay out of trouble in the meantime. It might get difficult through the bye weeks to stash Gordon away on the bench, but if possible, that is the best strategy than dropping him.
Wes Welker, WR, DEN9/12/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Broncos receiver Wes Welker may be able to play this weekend upon being reinstated after the NFLPA approved the terms of the new drug policy.
Insight: The biggest changes in the new policy is HGH testing and a higher threshold for a positive marjuana test. If finalized by Sunday, Wes Welker and Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick will be reinstated and available to play this week if there teams decide to activate them. Cleveland's Josh Gordon's suspension is 10 weeks. The NFL and NFLPA met to discuss reforms to the substance abuse policy, but the sides did not come to an agreement on Friday. NFL.com's Albert Breer has previously called this Sunday a "soft deadline" in the negotiations. Either way, Welker will not be playing this week.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, JAC9/12/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) was on the sidelines, not practicing Friday, according to jaguars.com writer John Oehser.
Insight: It looks like the Jaguars could be without both Marqise Lee (hamstring) and Shorts. Allen Hurns just became a viable option for Week 2 off his surprise Week 1 performance (4-110-2)
Terrance Williams, WR, DAL9/12/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (bruised back) has been a full participant in practice this week.
Insight: Williams' injury was never considered serious. Williams has upside with every defense concentrating on Dez Bryant.
Cody Latimer, WR, DENCold9/12/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Broncos rookie receiver Cody Latimer did not get more playing time with Wes Welker suspended the first four games of the season.
Insight: In fact, he played zero snaps. Denver stuck with the veterans - Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Andre Caldwell and used tight end Julius Thomas like a wideout. If you were stashing Latimer in a non-keeper league, you can let him go.
Bruce Ellington, WR, SFX9/12/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: With the 49ers down to just two running backs, wide receiver Bruce Ellington is a candidate for emergency back if needed, according to an SFGate report by Eric Branch.
Insight: Frank Gore and rookie Carlos Hyde should get all the work, but Ellington did practice with the RBs Wednesday ... just in case.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SFX9/12/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (calf) has practiced all week and should be ready to improve on a weak first weekend.
Insight: He caught just two balls for 25 yards, but the 49ers owned a big lead and didn't throw much. Facing the Bears, and being healthier, should allow him a muich better performance.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/12/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall did not practice again Friday.
Insight: The wideout has played while not practicing and he certainly knows the plays well enough to step right into the game, but its a concern. Alshon Jeffery has also missed practice. In fact, only Santonio Holmes appears to be completely healthy for the Bears receiving corps.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI9/12/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery did not practice Thursday, but was a limited participant in Friday's session.
Insight: Bears beat writer Rich Campbell received a less-than-enthusiastic, "We'll see," when asked if he was ready for Monday night. Looks like a game-time decision, but as the last game it makes it tough on fantasy owners. Santonio Holmes might see a bump in targets.
Justin Hunter, WR, TEN9/12/2014 2:09:00 PM
Description: Titans receiver Justin Hunter was a full participant in Friday's practice with a knee injury, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Insight: It wasn't thought to be serious and this should solidify his status as active for Week 2. Hunter is the Titans' receiver who scares defenses the most. he caught three balls for 63 yards in the opener.
A.J. Green, WR, CINHot9/12/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green will play Week 2 according to coach Marvin Lewis.
Insight: Early week missing of practice is never that important as we see here. He's a fantasy stud who has improved each season and off his 131-yard, one-touchdown season opener appears to be continuing the trend.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, NYG9/12/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2.
Insight: Beckham has been hampered by a hamstring injury since the spring. At this point he'll have to show something on the field before we recommend stashing him in anything but keeper leagues.
Greg Jennings, WR, MIN9/12/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Vikings wideout Greg Jennings was targeted a team-high seven times in Week 1 and could be in line for a repeat against the Patriots in Week 2.
Insight: Jennings caught six for 58 yards and a score. With Darrelle Revis set to play against Cordarrelle Patterson, Jennings should be a viable fantasy option.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN9/12/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will apparently have Patriots' top cornerback, Darrelle Revis, as his shadow in Week 2.
Insight: Fantasy owners aren't going to sit Patterson even with this news, but expectations should be lowered.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND9/12/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was targeted 11 times in Week 1, but had little to show for it - five receptions for 41 yards.
Insight: We're beginning to see a trend with the third-year receiver. He's a much better play at home than on the road. He averages 78.2 ypg in Indianapolis and 48.9 yards in road contests. The Colts host the Eagles Monday night so he's a solid play against a mediocre Philadelphia defense.
Golden Tate, WR, DET9/12/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate saw six targets in the season opener, second high behind Calvin Johnson (11).
Insight: It's about what we expected for the Lions' No. 2 guy. He caught all six for 93 yards, but no scores. We project Tate to have 70 receptions, 977 yards and seven touchdowns this year.
Antonio Brown, WR, PIT9/11/2014 11:50:00 PM
Description: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown took a big hit in the first half of Thursday night's game, but returned after passing a concussion test.
Insight: Brown couldn't find the end zone, but built his stats in the Steelers final drive and ended with seven receptions for 90 yards.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/11/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) remains on the injury report for Week 2, but practiced in full for a second-straight week.
Insight: The injury isn't the concern this week; it's the Legion of Boom defense. Allen is a risky play against Seattle but returns to a borderline WR1 in Week 3.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/11/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White (knee) is "good to go" for Week 2 against the Bengals.
Insight: White banged his knee at the end of a 39-yard catch on Sunday against the Saints, which he admitted was a concern initially, but the receiver is no longer worried. Obviously, any injury, no matter how minor, is a concern for a 32-year-old receiver who missed time last year, but White is slated to be a low-end WR1 and strong WR2 this week.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI9/11/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery did not practice again on Thursday.
Insight: Jeffery was forced out of Sunday's game in the fourth quarter and missed all of the overtime with a hamstring issue. With Marshall hurt as well, it is quite possible the Bears play against the 49ers on Sunday with Santonio Holmes being Jay Cutler's No. 1 target. Check on Friday to see if Jeffery returns to practice and obviously if only one of them plays Sunday night, he should see an increase in targets.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/11/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall did not practice again Thursday.
Insight: Marshall said he "hopes" to test out his sore ankle on Friday. The wideout has played through minor injuries his entire career, but this sounds different. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status to see if he suits up against the 49ers.
A.J. Green, WR, CINHot9/11/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green did not practice on Thursday due to a foot injury.
Insight: It's somewhat of a concern as Green was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday. Cincinnati is probably just taking it easy on their star wide out, but we will check back on his status Friday afternoon.
Marqise Lee, WR, JAC9/11/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) practiced on Thursday.
Insight: That is extremely promising for Lee's Week 2 status. He suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday's practice. With Cecil Shorts already battling a hamstring injury, Lee has tremendous upside against the Redskins this Sunday.
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND9/11/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Colts receiver Reggie Wayne did not practice on Thursday.
Insight: There is no cause for alarm. Wayne is just getting rest for his knee, and he looked very strong against the Broncos on Sunday night. The matchup against the Eagles, however, is not as strong as one might expect. Wayne will play in the slot in three-wide sets and Philadelphia's best cornerback, Brandon Boykin, will likely cover him.
Josh Gordon, WR, CLE9/11/2014 1:43:00 PM
Description: The vote among the NFLPA reps on a new drug policy will not take place until at least Friday.
Insight: Josh Gordon, Wes Welker and others remain in limbo. The union is waiting for a response back from the league office, which is a little busy right now with the Ray Rice scandal. Even still, stay patient and leave Gordon on your bench.
Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT9/10/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh WR Markus Wheaton was a nice surprise in Week 1 with six receptions for 97 yards and is a viable option in Week 2.
Insight: Wheaton was targeted seven times, one more than No. 1 receiver Antonio Brown. While that may not continue, we think he's worthy of a spot in fantasy lineups against the Ravens.
Lance Moore, WR, PIT9/10/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Steelers receiver Lance Moore was inactive for Sunday's game due to a groin injury and has already been ruled out for Thursday's game against Baltimore
Insight: Markus Wheaton was very active in Week 1 (6-97-0) and both he and Antonio Brown should be Ben Roethlisberger's two primary targets Thursday night. Find a way to get Wheaton into your lineup.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, JAC9/10/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, according to Jaguars beat writer Mark Long.
Insight: Good news because it now appears that Marquise Lee is dealing with a hamstring issue. Shorts is a WR2 when healthy.
Marqise Lee, WR, JAC9/10/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee could not finish Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, according to Jaguars beat writer Mark Long.
Insight: Lee led the team in targets in Week 1 against the Eagles, though Allen Hurns had the big day, with 110 yards and a couple of touchdown receptions. If Lee can't go, Hurns could be a viable option.
Justin Hunter, WR, TEN9/10/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: Titans receiver Justin Hunter was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Insight: It's not thought to be serious, but we will be watching this one as the week goes along.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI9/10/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: Jeffery was forced out of Sunday's game in the fourth quarter and missed all of the overtime with a hamstring issue. It's still early in the week, but should be watched.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/10/2014 3:19:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: Marshall fought through a sore ankle last week, but is expected to be ready to go for Week 2. If running mate Alshon Jeffery isn't healthy, Marshall could be in for a big second week after catching eight balls for 71 yards and a score in the opener.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/8/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) was listed as probable for Monday night's game against the Cardinals and is active.
Insight: Allen didn't miss any practice this week despite the rib injury. He is a strong WR2 start against Arizona.
Ryan Broyles, WR, DET9/8/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Ryan Broyles is inactive for Monday night's game against the Giants.
Insight: Receiver Kevin Ogletree is also inactive. Coery Fuller could be the Lions No. 3 wide receiver on Monday behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, JAC9/8/2014 2:24:00 PM
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts will try to run on Tuesday according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: With receivers Allen Hurns and Marquise Lee having decent days in Week 1, Shorts might be eased back into the starting lineup.