NFL Week 9 Fantasy Rankings – Wide Receivers

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014 | 0

Week 9 Fantasy Rankings

Wide receivers continue to rack up eye-popping stat totals thanks to the NFL’s all-new emphasis on illegal contact and pass interference penalties.

Couple that with the fact that it’s more of an aerial game now than it is ever has been, and wideouts are quickly supplanting running backs as the most sought-after fantasy position.

Several of the top-scoring wideouts will be unavailable in Week 9 due to six teams being on a bye, but one ailing star is set to return.

Out since Week 5, Cincinnati Bengal A.J. Green will return to action against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. While he may not be back to his elite self right out of the gate, he deserves a decent ranking spot against the 1-6 Jags.

Atop the list sits Denver Bronco Demaryius Thomas, who is set for yet another huge game when his team travels to Foxboro to take on the streaking New England Patriots in what should be an exciting shootout.

Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown has been quietly scoring ton of points with consistency as fantasy’s No. 1 wideout. He faces a relatively tough matchup against Baltimore this weekend, but with the Ravens’ top corner Jimmy Smith out, it could be another field day for Brown.

Philadelphia Eagle Jeremy Maclin had a career day with 187 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals in Week 8. He deserves a Top 5 spot going into the Eagles’ Week 9 game against Houston’s atrocious defense, whose deficiencies are masked by the play of star defensive end J.J. Watt.

Dallas star Dez Bryant has been about as consistent as it comes this year, but the uncertain health status of Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo makes him a bit of a question mark in Week 9. Arizona can certainly be thrown on, but if backup Brandon Weeden is forced to start, we’ll probably see a massive dose of running back DeMarco Murray.

Rounding out the Top Five is Indianapolis speedster T.Y. Hilton, who has been torching opposing defenses lately. The New York Giants have a decent secondary to contend with in Week 9, but Hilton should still see a ton of looks from quarterback Andrew Luck.

Here are the Week 9 fantasy rankings for the Top 30 wide receivers in the NFL:

1 Demaryius Thomas DEN at NE
2 Antonio Brown PIT vs. Bal
3 Jeremy Maclin PHI at Hou
4 Dez Bryant DAL vs. Ari
5 T.Y. Hilton IND at NYG
6 Emmanuel Sanders DEN at NE
7 DeSean Jackson WAS at Min
8 Mike Wallace MIA vs. SD
9 A.J. Green CIN vs. Jac
10 Steve Smith BAL at Pit
11 Julian Edelman NE vs. Den
12 Pierre Garcon WAS at Min
13 Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. NO
14 Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Oak
15 Keenan Allen SD at Mia
16 Andre Johnson HOU vs. Phi
17 Brandon LaFell NE vs. Den
18 Larry Fitzgerald ARI at Dal
19 Marques Colston NO at Car
20 Michael Crabtree SF vs. StL
21 Terrance Williams DAL vs. Ari
22 Michael Floyd ARI at Dal
23 Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Jac
24 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Phi
25 Odell Beckham NYG vs. Ind
26 Wes Welker DEN at NE
27 Rueben Randle NYG vs. Ind
28 Brandin Cooks NO at Car
29 Reggie Wayne IND at NYG
30 Eric Decker NYJ at KC


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