Fantasy Football 2013: Wide Receiver Rankings

Calvin Johnson stands tall among position that has already been hit hard by injuries

NFL training camps are in full swing and even though preseason action has yet to really begin, Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Wide Receiver Rankings have seen their fair share of changes. It actually started back in May when San Francisco's Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles. Although it's possible he could return before the end of the season, the injury all but ruined Crabtree's status a potential breakout candidate for this season.

The hits have kept coming, unfortunately, with Jeremy Maclin also already lost for the season because of a torn ACL and Percy Harvin out until at least November because of hip surgery. These injuries present opportunities for bigger numbers from the likes of an Anquan Boldin, DeSean Jackson and Sidney Rice, as well as open the door for someone else on the respective team's roster to emerge.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of legitimate No. 1 options who are healthy, a list that begins with Calvin Johnson. The man named as Megatron broke Jerry Rice's single-season record for receiving yards and was fantasy's No. 1 wide receiver last season despite catching just five touchdown passes.

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Fantasy Football 2013: Preseason Wide Receiver Rankings
Updated Aug. 7

 

Rk Player Team Bye
1 Calvin Johnson DET 9
2 Dez Bryant DAL 11
3 A.J. Green CIN 12
4 Brandon Marshall CHI 8
5 Demaryius Thomas DEN 9
6 Julio Jones ATL 6
7 Vincent Jackson TB 5
8 Andre Johnson HOU 8
9 Randall Cobb GB 4
10 Roddy White ATL 6
11 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 9
12 Victor Cruz NYG 9
13 Wes Welker DEN 9
14 Marques Colston NO 7
15 Reggie Wayne IND 8
16 Jordy Nelson GB 4
17 Mike Wallace MIA 6
18 Danny Amendola NE 10
19 Hakeem Nicks NYG 9
20 Dwayne Bowe KC 10
21 Steve Smith CAR 4
22 Eric Decker DEN 9
23 Antonio Brown PIT 5
24 Pierre Garcon WAS 5
25 DeSean Jackson PHI 12
26 Torrey Smith BAL 8
27 Anquan Boldin SF 9
28 Stevie Johnson BUF 12
29 James Jones GB 4
30 Cecil Shorts JAC 9
31 Greg Jennings MIN 5
32 Tavon Austin STL 11
33 Sidney Rice SEA 12
34 T.Y. Hilton IND 8
35 Mike Williams TB 5
36 Miles Austin DAL 11
37 Lance Moore NO 7
38 Kenny Britt TEN 8
39 Emmanuel Sanders PIT 5
40 Chris Givens STL 11
41 Josh Gordon CLE 10
42 Denarius Moore OAK 7
43 Michael Floyd ARI 9
44 Kendall Wright TEN 8
45 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 8
46 Alshon Jeffery CHI 8
47 Golden Tate SEA 12
48 Malcom Floyd SD 8
49 Brian Hartline MIA 6
50 Andre Roberts ARI 9
51 Rueben Randle NYG 9
52 Justin Blackmon JAC 9
53 Greg Little CLE 10
54 Ryan Broyles DET 9
55 Vincent Brown SD 8
56 Santana Moss WAS 5
57 Brandon Lloyd FA  
58 Santonio Holmes NYJ 10
59 Brandon LaFell CAR 4
60 Andrew Hawkins CIN 12
61 Jacoby Jones BAL 8
62 Jeremy Kerley NYJ 10
63 Darrius Heyward-Bey IND 8
64 Cordarrelle Patterson MIN 5
65 Justin Hunter TEN 8
66 Keenan Allen SD 8
67 Rod Streater OAK 7
68 Braylon Edwards NYJ 10
69 Jarius Wright MIN 5
70 Stephen Hill NYJ 10
71 Davone Bess CLE 10
72 Mohamed Sanu CIN 12
73 Austin Pettis STL 11
74 Nate Washington TEN 8
75 Jason Avant PHI 12
76 Nate Burleson DET 9
77 Doug Baldwin SEA 12
78 Donnie Avery KC 10
79 Terrance Williams DAL 11
80 Eddie Royal SD 8
81 Josh Morgan WAS 5
82 Jon Baldwin KC 10
83 A.J. Jenkins SF 9
84 Leonard Hankerson WAS 5
85 Dexter McCluster KC 10
86 T.J. Graham BUF 12
87 Robert Woods BUF 12
88 Domenik Hixon CAR 4
89 Percy Harvin SEA 12
90 Michael Crabtree SF 9

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Fantasy Football Rankings:

2013 Big Board (Top 250)
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams
Kickers

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