Fantasy Football 2013 Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 11

Demaryius Thomas caught three touchdown passes last week and has a total of nine on the season

Calvin Johnson remains atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 11 wide receiver rankings, but his two touchdown catches last week were topped by a stampeding Bronco. Demaryius Thomas hauled in seven passes for 108 yards against San Diego, three of those counting for six points. Thomas is tied with Johnson and teammate Wes Welker for the NFL lead intouchdown receptions by a wide receiver with nine, and he also leads his peers in yards after the catch (YAC, 377). Thomas, Welker and Eric Decker could have their work cut out for them on Sunday against Kansas City, which is ranked sixth in passing defense.

Some wide receivers that don't figure to see as much resistance this week include Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper and Washington's Pierre Garcon. Not only are Jackson and Garcon among the top 11 fantasy scorers at wide receiver, Cooper has been on quite a roll of his own lately. Teaming with quarterback Nick Foles, Cooper has recorded 16 receptions for 342 yards and five touchdowns over the last four weeks. That's good for fourth at his position during that span. And if that's not enough to like about this Eagles-Redskins matchup, how about the fact that these two teams are first and third, respectively, when it comes to fantasy points allowed to wide receivers in 2013. Some weeks it's all about which team you are playing.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

2013 NFL Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings — Wide Receivers
Teams on bye: Dallas, St. Louis

1Calvin JohnsonDETat PITOnly 83 yards receiving, but 2 TDs vs. Bears.
2Brandon MarshallCHIvs. BALHas 100+ yards in each of last two games.
3Demaryius ThomasDENvs. KCCaught 3 TD passes vs. Chargers last week.
4Andre JohnsonHOUvs. OAKAll 5 of his TD catches have come in last 2 games.
5DeSean JacksonPHIvs. WASPut up 9-104-1 in Week 1 win over Redskins.
6A.J. GreenCINvs. CLELeads NFL with 1,013 yards receiving.
7Vincent JacksonTBvs. ATLHis 4 TD catches came in a 2-game span.
8Antonio BrownPITvs. DETHas had at least 9 targets in every game but two.
9Wes WelkerDENvs. KCTied for team lead in TD catches (9).
10Pierre GarconWASat PHISeventh in the NFL in yards (803), 2nd in YAC (334).
11T.Y. HiltonINDat TEN (Thurs.)Has 251 yards receiving in 2 G w/o Reggie Wayne.
12Victor CruzNYGvs. GBTied season low with just 3 catches last week.
13Torrey SmithBALat CHITargeted 14 times last week, just 5 rec. (and TD).
14Josh GordonCLEat CINCaught four passes for 71 yards in Week 2 vs. CIN.
15Jordy NelsonGBat NYGFrom Rodgers to Wallace now to Tolzien at QB.
16Larry FitzgeraldARIat JACHas one 100-yard game this season (Week 6).
17Alshon JefferyCHIvs. BALHas 28 targets (14-174-1) in last two games.
18Eric DeckerDENvs. KC 
19Harry DouglasATLat TBClearly Matt Ryan's No. 1 target right now.
20Keenan AllenSDat MIARookie drawing more attention from defenses.
21Cecil ShortsJACvs. ARITitans held Shorts to just 2 catches, 42 yards.
22Golden TateSEAvs. MINSeahawks should be able to throw on Vikings.
23Marques ColstonNOvs. SFWent for 7-107-1 after missing previous game (knee).
24Danny AmendolaNEat CAR (Mon.)Coming off of bye, hopefully he'll stay healthy.
25Hakeem NicksNYGvs. GBStill in search of first TD of the season.
26Riley CooperPHIvs. WASWith Foles starting: 18 rec., 449 yds., 6 TDs.
27Mike WallaceMIAvs. SDTwo 100-yard games, just 1 TD catch so far.
28Denarius MooreOAKat HOUPryor's accuracy issues hurting Moore's production.
29Steve SmithCARvs. NE (Mon.)Still looking for that breakout game.
30Anquan BoldinSFat NOMuch more miss than hit lately.
31Kendall WrightTENvs. IND (Thurs.)One of the least productive No. 1 WRs in league.
32Percy HarvinSEAvs. MINSeason debut comes against former team.
33Emmanuel SandersPITvs. DETJust six targets last week (11 in each of last 2 G).
34Jarrett BoykinGBat NYGLed team with 8 catches for 112 yards last week.
35Rueben RandleNYGvs. GBLeads Giants with 5 TD receptions, all in last 5 G.
36James JonesGBat NYGJust 1 TD in 4 games since coming back from injury.
37Dwayne BoweKCat DENNewest legal woes add to disappointing season.
38Kenny StillsNOvs. SFHas four catches of 40+ yards this season.
39Roddy WhiteATLat TBCaught 1 pass (20 yards) after missing a month.
40Aaron DobsonNEat CAR (Mon.)Carving out role as Patriots' top vertical threat.
41Brian HartlineMIAvs. SDPer-game average since Week 1: 4-53 w/ 1 TD.
42Michael FloydARIat JACInjured shoulder last week, should play vs. Jags.
43Stevie JohnsonBUFvs. NYJInjured his groin last week, watch status.
44Greg JenningsMINat SEAIs averaging 4 catches for 31.6 yds. over last 5 G.
45DeAndre HopkinsHOUvs. OAKSix catches vs. Cardinals was most since Week 3.
46Marvin JonesCINvs. CLE 
47Lance MooreNOvs. SF 
48Santonio HolmesNYJat BUFExpected to return from hamstring injury.
49Nate BurlesonDETat PITShould see first action since Week 3 (forearm).
50Andre RobertsARIat JACHauled in first TD of season last week.
51Marlon BrownBALat CHI 
52Jerricho CotcheryPITvs. DETHas 9 receptions, 4 TDs in last 2 games.
53Stephen HillNYJat BUFBills giving up second-most fantasy pts. to WRs.
54Doug BaldwinSEAvs. MINFalling in right behind Tate in pecking order.
55Rishard MatthewsMIAvs. SDFins' new slot guy went for 11-120-2 on MNF vs. TB.
56Eddie RoyalSDat MIAHis value heavily dependent on TDs.
57Nate WashingtonTENvs. IND (Thurs.)Veteran hasn't made much of an impact recently.
58Darrius Heyward-BeyINDat TEN (Thurs.)Has yet to take advantage of Reggie Wayne injury.
59Mario ManninghamSFat NOMade season debut last week.
60Brandon LaFellCARvs. NE (Mon.) 
61Kris DurhamDETat PITHis role could diminish even more with Burleson back.
62Mike BrownJACvs. ARIJags need Brown to step up opposite Shorts.
63Dexter McClusterKCat DENBroncos' pass D has played better lately.
64Cordarrelle PattersonMINat SEARecorded first career TD catch last week.

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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

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