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Wide Receiver Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI10/1/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall practiced in full on Wednesday.
Insight: This is great news for Marshall owners. He has been a bit of a decoy over the past two games, but if his ankle is getting healthy, he will no doubt be a strong WR1 moving forward.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET10/1/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said on Wednesday that his ankle feels better now than it did at any point last week according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Johnson was basically used as a decoy in Week 4 as he caught two passes for 12 yards against the Jets. He should be closer to 100 percent against Buffalo in Week 5, but he should also receive double coverage.
Jarrett Boykin, WR, GBPCold9/30/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin was inactive on Sunday against the Bears and missed Tuesday's practice.
Insight: Boykin has not had a very good start to the season due to a knee and groin injury. Rookie Davante Adams has comfortably moved into the No. 3 receiver role.
Donnie Avery, WR, KAN9/30/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Donnie Avery suffered an abductor strain, according to beat reporter Terez A. Paylor.
Insight: Avery is doubtful on a short work week. He hasn't caught more than three balls since opening day and doesn't carry much fantasy value.
Brian Tyms, WR, NEP9/30/2014 2:11:00 PM
Description: Third-year receiver Brian Tyms has been reinstated from suspension and could see playing time.
Insight: Tyms played very well in the preseason and should move in front of Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkin and into the fourth receiver role.
Marvin Jones, WR, CIN9/30/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones could be activated for Sunday night's game against New England.
Insight: Jones took part in two practices last week and should be in every practice this week. In fact, the Cincinnati Enquirer says he's expected to return, so get ready. He posted 712 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns last season.
Aaron Dobson, WR, NEP9/29/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson and fellow wide out Kenbrell Thompkins are inactive for Monday night's game against the Chiefs.
Insight: This is the second straight week Dobson is a healthy scratch. Tom Brady will have Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Brandon LaFell as his wide receiver targets in addition to a healthy Rob Gonkowski.
Da'Rick Rogers, WR, IND9/29/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Colts receiver Da'Rick Rogers was apparently arrested Sunday night for DUI, according to reporter Charly Arnolt.
Insight: Won't these players ever learn? Rogers has million-dollar talent and a ten-cent head. Defensive back Lolucheiz Purifoy was in the car
Louis Murphy, WR, TAM9/29/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: Bucs wide receiver Louis Murphy should see a lot more playing time over the next few games with Mike Evans sidelined by a groin injury.
Insight: Murphy caught six balls for 99 yards in the Bucs comeback victory Sunday and should start across from Vincent Jackson next weekend.
Mike Evans, WR, TAM9/29/2014 12:31:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1.
Insight: The No. 6 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft had scored the first touchdown of the game out-muscling the Steelers defenders and caught four balls for 65 yards and a TD. Louis Murphy figures to see more playing time in the interim.
Ace Sanders, WR, JAC9/29/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders has served his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse program and should be back on the field.
Insight: Sanders will complete with Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson and Cecil Shorts for playing time, though both Lee and Shorts are injured.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, JACCold9/29/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) produced disappointing numbers in Week 4 against the Chargers.
Insight: At least last weekend he was targeted 10 times and just didn't produce. Against San Diego he saw just four targets and caught two balls for 25 yards. Three receivers were targeted more. It the trend continues it makes Shorts a questionable value from here on out.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL9/29/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant was relatively quiet Sunday night, but still managed to post double-digits for his fantasy owners.
Insight: Bryant has scored in three straight games after missing out opening day. He's only cracked the 100-yard mark once, but the team has been balanced on offense with DeMarco Murray leading the way.
Terrance Williams, WR, DAL9/29/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams scored twice Sunday night among his six catches for 77 yards.
Insight: Williams now has four touchdowns catches this season and has scored in three of four games making him a consistent fantasy option.
Stevie Johnson, WR, SFX9/29/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: San Francisco wide receiver Stevie Johnson came up big Sunday against the Eagles with a great touchdown grab in the front corner of the end zone.
Insight: That's the good news. The bad news is that with Vernon Davis back Johnson was on the field for just 13 of 83 plays.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHICold9/29/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin caught just five of 16 targets for 68 yards and no touchdowns.
Insight: Maclin was again Foles' favorite target, but we don't like his reception percentage. He's caught 21 of 47 targets (44.6 percent) this season.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/29/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White was active as promised and led the team with 14 targets in Week 4 against Minnesota.
Insight: His hamstring injury was never a real concern. He turned those targets into 73 yards and one touchdown. We think Ryan forced the ball to White too often and down the road will utilize Julio Jones more, but we're happy to see White was healthy.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL9/29/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones had a very pedestrian six catch, 82-yard day.
Insight: Ryan targeted Roddy White 14 times and Jones eight times and Devin Hester seven times.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MINCold9/29/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was a non-factor in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
Insight: Minnesota needs to utilize him more, as he only saw four targets all day and no rushing attempts. The only thing he contributed was two kickoff returns, one for 49 yards. He's got too much talent to be used this way.
Jarius Wright, WR, MINHot9/29/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Vikings backup receiver Jarius Wright led the team in targets (10), receptions (8) and yards (132) against Atlanta.
Insight: The targets total was more than double any other receiver. It will be interesting to see whether this continues or was a one-time thing. He's really only the team's third-best receiver behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDCHot9/29/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen finally appeared healthy and put up the fantasy numbers we saw all last season.
Insight: Allen caught 10 of 11 targets for 135 yards after totaling just 109 yards in the first three games.
Eddie Royal, WR, SDCHot9/29/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: San Diego receiver Eddie Royal has become a big part of the Chargers offense and fantasy owners should take note.
Insight: Royal caught five balls for 105 yards and two scores against Jacksonville. That's on top of last weekend's two touchdown receptions. He's getting consistent targets (29 through four games) and starting to produce. Time to put him on your roster.
Vincent Jackson, WR, TAM9/28/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson scores game-winning touchdown.
Insight: Jackson caught only three passes for 32 yards, but had the big touchdown with seven seconds left in the game. For now Jackson is a WR3, with WR2 upside.
Antonio Brown, WR, PITHot9/28/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is one of the best fantasy wide receivers through four weeks.
Insight: Brown caught two more touchdown passes and went for 131 yards on seven receptions. It was the 20th straight game Brown caught at least five passes. He has five touchdowns in four games.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SFX9/28/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree left the field in the second quarter with a foot injury, but has returned.
Insight: Crabtree's left foot has caused him trouble over the years. It's probably the reason the team picked up Stevie Johnson in the offseason.
Golden Tate, WR, DET9/28/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate caught eight passes for 116 yards.
Insight: With the Jets dedicated to stopping Calvin Johnson, Tate stepped up with a big day. He led the team with 10 targets. Although it was discouraging to see Johnson only get two targets, Tate's play on Sunday will help draw defenders away from Megatron.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND9/28/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton breaks loose against the Titans.
Insight: Hilton had six catches on 10 targets, for 105 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown, but that should start coming soon.
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND9/28/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Colts receiver Reggie Wayne scires first touchdown of season.
Insight: He had a nice day with seven catches for 119 yards and the score. It was Wayne's first touchdown since tearing his ACL in 2013.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CARHot9/28/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin led the team with nine targets and caught five balls for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Benjamin had another touchdown, but it was called back due to offensive pass interference. Quarterback Cam Newton even targeted Benjamin more than his security blanket, Greg Olsen. Benjamin should be owed in all leagues.
Steve Smith Sr, WR, BAL9/28/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. caught seven passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Smith was clearly pumped to play his old team and led the Ravens with 10 targets. He is probably the biggest sleeper of the draft so far. Continue to plug him into your starting lineup and if you haven't done that already, then what are you waiting for?
Jordy Nelson, WR, GBPHot9/28/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson caught a team-high 10 passes on 12 targets, also a team-high, for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Nelson is racking up the fantasy points through four weeks of the season. He and Rodgers have a clear connection and with fewer weapons to throw to for Rodgers, Nelson is going to be involved every week.
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU9/28/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Texans receiver Andre Johnson produces solid game.
Insight: He just keeps doing what he does. Johnson had six catches for 71 yards, on seven targets. He has yet to find the end zone in 2014, but that should come soon. Consider Johnson a WR2.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU9/28/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins hauls in third touchdown of season.
Insight: He finished with five receptions for 64 yards, on six targets. Hopkins is a fine WR3 option, with WR2 upside.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SFX9/28/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has left the field in the second quarter with a foot injury.
Insight: Crabtree's left foot has caused him trouble over the years. he has just one catch for two yards. His return is questionable.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/28/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White is indeed active for Week 4 against Minnesota as he said he would be.
Insight: His hamstring injury was never a real concern as he practiced all week. He is practicing this week. He's the No. 2 target behind Julio Jones.
Harry Douglas, WR, ATL9/28/2014 3:37:00 PM
Description: Falcons No. 3 wideout Harry Douglas is out of Sunday afternnoon's game against Minnesota.
Insight: The Falcons get starter Roddy White back this week, just in time.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/28/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen had practiced all week and is active for Week 4 against Jacksonville.
Insight: Everyone wants to play against this Jaguars passing defense, ranked 32nd (last), yielding 306 ypg and 2.67 touchdowns through the air.
Mike Evans, WR, TAM9/28/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans pulled up on a deep ball down the right sidelines with a groin injury.
Insight: The No. 6 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft had scored the first touchdown of the game out-muscling the Steelers defenders.
Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI9/28/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had a breakout game against the Redskins in Week 3 and is active in Week 4 after dealing with an oblique injury.
Insight: Matthews caught eight passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. It's obvious he's going to take over for Riley Cooper very soon. His fantasy value will still be up and down as is the case with most rookies, but we like where its headed.
Jeremy Ross, WR, DET9/28/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Detroit backup wideout Jeremy Ross caught a 59-yard touchdown pass in the first half.
Insight: Normally a special teams guy, Ross was only seeing action because Calvin Johnson's ankle was acting up and he wasn't on the field for a third and long.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET9/28/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) has been in and out of the lineup in the first half against the Jets.
Insight: This is bad news. He's been in on 12 of the first 18 plays including three third-down plays, so he's obviously nowhere near 100 percent.
Mike Wallace, WR, MIA9/28/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace is active for Week 4.
Insight: Wallace was dealing with a hamstring injury which is a concern for a speed receiver, but will be active.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/28/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Insight: Marshall is still a bit risky as he did not practice all week. If you have a better option, it's ok to go with another receiver over Marshall, but if the Bears wide out is your only choice, there are certainly worse options.
Jarrett Boykin, WR, GBPCold9/28/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin is inactive on Sunday against the Bears due to a knee and groin injury.
Insight: Boykin has not had a very good start to the season and is now not playing at all. He is likely a drop candidate next week.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/28/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker will play in three-receiver packages and third downs, according to Rich Cimini.
Insight: Decker is fully expected to be active for Week 4, but if true this puts a limit on his upside if he's not an every down player. Start him at your own risk.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC9/27/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen has practiced all week and is probable for Week 4 against Jacksonville..
Insight: Everyone wants to play against this Jaguars passing defense, ranked 32nd (last), yielding 306 ypg and 2.67 touchdowns through the air.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/26/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted that receiver Eric Decker will "probably be limited bit" in Sunday's game against the Lions due to a hamstring injury according to ESPN New York.
Insight: Decker was active last week but only played 12 snaps. At this point, fantasy owners would like Decker to not play at all rather than reaagravate the injury and miss more time. Do not start Decker this week.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/26/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall missed practice again on Friday and is listed as questionable.
Insight: Marshall will likely be a true game-time decision on Sunday. He's played before without practicing, so fantasy owners will just have to wait ... and have a backup plan in place,
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/26/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Coach Mike Smith said Falcons receiver Roddy White will absolutely start in Week 4 against Minnesota.
Insight: His hamstring injury was never a real concern. He is practicing this week and in the past, White plays when he practices.
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS9/25/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is officially active tonight against the Giants.
Insight: He is battling a sprained shoulder, but did not suffer any setbacks this week. Jackson is a WR2 heading into tonight's divisional game.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND9/25/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton practiced fully on Thursday.
Insight: It looks like Hilton's exit against the Jaguars in Week 3 was strictly precautionary. He is a WR2 with all the byes this weekend.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET9/25/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury according to Lions Insider.
Insight: We still expect Johnson to play, but owners were burned last season when the Lions announced Johnson inactive at the last minute. Check back on Friday and have a backup plan just in case.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI9/25/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall is still not practicing on Thursday due to his ankle injury according to ESPN Chicago.
Insight: Marshall will likely be questionable and a true game-time decision on Sunday. The good news is the Bears play at 1 pm EST this Sunday rather than in prime time on Sunday or Monday. We would check back to see if Marshall practices on Friday, but we would not be surprised if Chicago decides to protect Marshall from further aggravating the injury and not let him play.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ9/25/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker returned to practice on Thursday according to ESPN New York.
Insight: This is a good sign, but Decker will likely still be a game-time decision for Week 4. With again the chance of reaggravation, fantasy owners wouldn't mind seeing Decker sit out this week to recover for Week 5.
Roddy White, WR, ATL9/25/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White said he feels good to go for Sunday's game against the Vikings according to atlantafalcons.com.
Insight: White sat out last Thursday's game due to a short week. His hamstring injury was never a real concern. He is practicing this week and in the past, White plays when he practices.
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS9/25/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to play on Thursday against the Giants according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Jackson played with a sprained shoulder on Sunday against his former team and caught five passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. He did not suffer any setbacks and is ready to go even in a short week. We like him as a WR2 with all the byes, and he is a strong FLEX play against the Giants' 22nd ranked pass defense.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, NYG9/24/2014 1:41:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) is not expected to make his NFL debut this Thursday, but is aiming for Atlanta in Week 5.
Insight: Beckham has begun to practice, but needs more time to be ready. Beckham could eventually see extensive time in three wide receiver sets, but he still only has fantasy value in dynasty leagues.
Rod Streater, WR, OAK9/24/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Oakland wideout Rod Streater suffered a foot injury and has left Sunday's game against the Patriots and latest rumors have him sidelined for 4-6 weeks.
Insight: The 26-year-old led the Raiders with 60 grabs and 888 yards last season, but is going to miss a big portion of the season with this injury. James Jones, Denarius Moore and Andre Holmes will divide up his targets.
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.

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