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Fantasy Football: Week 13 wide receiver rankings

By
Alex Butler
New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) and linebacker Elandon Roberts (52) break up a pass intended for Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) in the second quarter on September 9 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) and linebacker Elandon Roberts (52) break up a pass intended for Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) in the second quarter on September 9 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Velcro-handed DeAndre Hopkins leads my top 50 wide receiver rankings for Week 13 of the 2018 fantasy football season.

Tyreek Hill, Michael Thomas, Antonio Brown and Davante Adams also land in my top-5 at the position.

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If you don't have an elite option at the position, fear not. There are plenty of other great wide receivers with stellar matchups in Week 13. If you need to add a player to bulk up your starting lineup or add depth to your bench, check out my top add/drops from the waiver wire for Week 13.

Here are my Top 50 options at the position this week.

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TOP 50 WEEK 13 RANKINGS BELOW

TOP SHELF

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay lands at No. 10 in my Week 13 rankings for the position. Golladay has scored in two of his last three games and has at least five receptions in three consecutive games. I expect a big day from the second-year pass-catcher is facing the Los Angeles Rams, a unit that has allowed the most receiving scores and is surrendering the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position.

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Dallas Cowboys star Amari Cooper is my No. 13 wide receiver for Week 13. Cooper went off on Thanksgiving, with 180 yards and two scores against the Washington Redskins. I expect another huge performance in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints, a unit allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Cooper is a low-end WR1 this week.

SNEAKY PLAYS

Seattle Seahawks star Tyler Lockett looks like the top pass-catcher on the team entering Week 13. Lockett already has eight touchdowns on the season and is a big play waiting to happen. The Seahawks wide receiver had a season-high 107 yards and a score on five catches in Week 12, giving himself at least five receptions in three consecutive games. He should have plenty of room to operate in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers, a unit allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Lockett is my No. 18 option this week, landing in WR2 territory.

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Carolina Panthers rookie D.J. Moore is my No. 21 option for Week 13. Moore is battling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a secondary allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Moore went off for 157 yards and a score on seven catches in Week 11. He followed that effort with 91 yards on eight catches in Week 12. I expect another big day in Week 13.

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LONGSHOTS

Corey Davis is emerging into a star for the Tennessee Titans. The talented wide receiver has scored in two of his last three games. He had 96 yards -- including a 48-yard touchdown -- on four catches in Week 12 against the Houston texans. He lands at No. 25 in my Week 13 rankings with a matchup against the New York Jets, a unit that has allowed the fourth-most receiving yards to opposing wide receivers. Start Davis as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 for the final week of the regular season and the playoffs.

RANKNAMETEAMOPPONENT
1DeAndre HopkinsHouston Texansvs. CLE
2Tyreek HillKansas City Chiefsat OAK
3Michael ThomasNew Orleans Saintsat DAL
4Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelersvs. LAC
5Davante AdamsGreen Bay Packersvs. AZ
6Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giantsvs. CHI
7Stefon DiggsMinnesota Vikingsat NE
8Robert WoodsLos Angeles Ramsat DET
9Julio JonesAtlanta Falconsvs. BAL
10Kenny GolladayDetroit Lionsvs. LAR
11Adam ThielenMinnesota Vikingsat NE
12Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneersvs. CAR
13Amari CooperDallas Cowboysvs. NO
14Brandin CooksLos Angeles Ramsat DET
15Emmanuel SandersDenver Broncosat CIN
16T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis Coltsat JAX
17JuJu Smith-SchusterPittsburgh Steelersvs. LAC
18Tyler LockettSeattle Seahawksvs. SF
19Keenan AllenLos Angeles Chargersat PIT
20Josh GordonNew England Patriotsvs. MIN
21D.J. MooreCarolina Panthersat TB
22Julian EdelmanNew England Patriotsvs. MIN
23Tyler BoydCincinnati Bengalsvs. DEN
24Alshon JefferyPhiladelphia Eaglesvs. WAS
25Corey DavisTennessee Titansvs. NYJ
26Larry FitzgeraldArizona Cardinalsat GB
27Allen RobinsonChicago Bearsat NYG
28Calvin RidleyAtlanta Falconsvs. BAL
29Sammy WatkinsKansas City Chiefsat OAK
30Josh ReynoldsLos Angeles Ramsat DET
31Doug BaldwinSeattle Seahawksvs. SF
32Tre'Quan SmithNew Orleans Saintsat DAL
33Jarvis LandryCleveland Brownsat HOU
34Golden TatePhiladelphia Eaglesvs. WAS
35Adam HumphriesTampa Bay Buccaneersvs. CAR
36Courtland SuttonDenver Broncosat CIN
37Chris GodwinTampa Bay Buccaneersvs. CAR
38David MooreSeattle Seahawksvs. SF
39Demayius ThomasHouston Texansvs. CLE
40Mohamed SanuAtlanta Falconsvs. BAL
41Anthony MillerChicago Bearsat NYG
42Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGreen Bay Packersvs. AZ
43Sterling ShepardNew York Giantsvs. CHI
44Christian KirkArizona Cardinalsat GB
45Donte MoncriefJacksonville Jaguarsvs. IND
46Mike WilliamsLos Angeles Chargersat PIT
47Josh DoctsonWashington Redskinsat PHI
48Taylor GabrielChicago Bearsat NYG
49John RossCincinnati Bengalsvs. DEN
50Curtis SamuelCarolina Panthersat TB

Arizona Cardinals veteran Larry Fitzgerald is a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 for me this week with a matchup against the Green Bay Packers, a unit allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Fitzgerald has scored three times in his last two games and has touchdowns in four of his last five appearances. He lands at No. 26 in my Week 13 rankings.

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