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Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Week 20 Projections

Updated:01/18/17
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Passing
TD 1-9 = 4
TD 10-19 = 4
TD 20-29 = 4
TD 30-39 = 4
TD 40-49 = 4
TD 50+ = 4
1 pt every 20 yds
Int = -1
Rushing
TD 1-9 = 6
TD 10-19 = 6
TD 20-29 = 6
TD 30-39 = 6
TD 40-49 = 6
TD 50+ = 6
1 pt every 10 yds
Recepts = 1
Fumbles = -2
Receiving
TD 1-9 = 6
TD 10-19 = 6
TD 20-29 = 6
TD 30-39 = 6
TD 40-49 = 6
TD 50+ = 6
1 pt every 10 yds
Recepts = 1
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Rank Name Team Vs Receiving Fantasy
Points
Targets Rec Yards TDs
1PITNEP11791120
 The Patriots will give Brown extra attention, trying to force someone else to beat them, and Brown will get the ball thrown to him anyway. It may not be an efficient night, but he will get his no matter what it takes.
Tier 2
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 Last week against the Seattle Seahawks, Jones re-aggravated the toe injury that forced him to miss Week 14 and Week 15, which explains why Matt Ryan's go-to guy played a season-low 58.3 percent of the snaps but still amassed a 6-67-1 receiving line on eight targets. According to Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, the elite wideout will be 'ready to rock' for the NFC Championship game. The banged-up Green Bay Packers secondary closed out the regular season hemorrhaging the most fantasy points to opposing wideouts and was gashed by Dez Bryant (Cowboys) for nine catches, 132 receiving yards and two touchdowns last week. Jones, during a Week 8 clash with the Packers at the Georgia Dome, was limited to just three catches for 29 yards on five targets, but he had played with a bum ankle. While Jones probably will need to take a few more breathers than usual during the game because of his tender toe, the elite wideout won't disappoint in what will be a high-scoring contest.
3NEPPIT10675016
 Edelman led all New England wide receivers with 137 receiving yards against Houston. Expect similar results this week as Brady will look to Edelman early and often especially with all the other wide receivers fighting injuries.
Tier 3
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 Back and healthy, Cobb has been a high frequency target of Rodgers, especially with Nelson on the sideline. The Packers have too many weapons to cover them all, and each of them has been getting a big piece of the playoff pie.
5GBPATL5430013
 The yards have been tough to come by on the ground, but when the goal line is near, then he has been getting the job done. He will also continue to be heavily involved in the passing game. Near 100 yards in total offense to be expected again this week.
Tier 4
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 He is not expected to practice this week, so keep an eye on things to see if he is able to give it a go on Sunday. The loss of Nelson gives him opportunity if he is able to get on the field, but his ceiling is low with Cobb and the tight ends playing a lead role.
8ATLGBP4343011
 The smallish big-play specialist rarely receives a heavy volume of targets because of limited usage and Matt Ryan's habit of spreading his passes around to receivers not named Julio Jones (toe). On the season, Gabriel has caught more than four balls in a game just twice. He also hasn't scored since Week 15 because opposing defenses are clearly paying more attention to him. The Green Bay Packers defense closed out the regular season surrendering the most fantasy points to opposing wideouts, and the Packers secondary was gashed by Dallas Cowboys wideouts for 245 receiving yards and two scores last week. Gabriel, in a Week 8 matchup versus the Packers, amassed a 3-68-1 receiving line on three targets. He's overdue for a visit to the end zone, and this rematch against Green Bay will be high scoring. Gabriel, however, is still a touchdown-dependent dice roll as usual.
9ATLGBP6449011
 The Atlanta Falcons' No. 2 wideout is quietly riding a two-game scoring streak, but Sanu remains a low-upside option because Matt Ryan routinely spreads his passes around to receivers not named Julio Jones (toe). On the season, Sanu has scored just five times. The possession wideout also has notched more than four catches in only five games and has eclipsed the 70-yard mark in just three outings. The Green Bay Packers defense wrapped up the regular season ranked dead last in fantasy points allowed to enemy wideouts, and the Packers secondary was gashed by Dallas Cowboys wideouts for 245 receiving yards and two touchdowns last week. Sanu's matchup against the Packers obviously looks great on paper and a few extra targets could come his way since Jones is a little banged up. With only four teams in action this weekend, Sanu clearly deserves starting consideration in what will be a shootout, but don't go overboard with your expectations.
Tier 5
10PITNEP534108
 He's the only non-Antonio Brown Steelers receiver with more than two targets this postseason. We expect that to continue, and while the Patriots will dare Roethlisberger to throw more his way we think his ceiling is still capped at 6-7 targets, which likely won't come in the end zone (only 6 red zone targets all season).
Rank Name Team Vs Receiving Fantasy
Points
Targets Rec Yards TDs
11NEPPIT323607
 Hogan was on his way to one of his better games before exiting with a thigh injury against the Texans last week. He made the most of his 4 targets catching them all for 95 receiving yards. He expects to play this week, but continue to monitor his practice status prior to starting him if you are playing in a playoff fantasy challenge.
Tier 6
12NEPPIT322005
 Mitchell has missed the past two games due to a knee injury. Early reports are that he expected to play in the Conference Championship against the Steelers. Check his injury status later in the week, but he may be limited if he is active for Sunday's game.
13NEPPIT421905
 Floyd had one reception on three targets against the Texans last week in the Divisional round. One of his missed targets ended up as a costly interception. He could have a larger role in the passing game this week only if Hogan, Bennett and Mitchell continue to be limited in practice this week.
14ATLGBP321805
 Last week against the Seattle Seahawks, Hardy hauled in two passes for 18 yards on two targets. During the regular season, he caught more than two balls in only three outings. Hardy also scored four times, but the lightly used slot receiver clearly doesn't see enough consistent action to have fantasy starter appeal despite a great matchup against a super-porous Green Bay Packers secondary.
15PITNEP211504
16GBPATL211704
 His lack of playoff experience makes it tough for Rodgers to trust him, minimal stats this week on the biggest stage of the season.
17ATLGBP312304
 Operating in an unpredictable rotation as usual, the deep threat posted a goose egg on one target against the Seattle Seahawks last week. On the season, Robinson's weekly target totals have ranged from a low of zero to a high of six. The fifth-year pro also has compiled more than 48 receiving yards in just one game and has scored only twice. Despite a fantastic matchup versus a super-leaky Green Bay Packers secondary, Robinson obviously is too unreliable to trust in starting lineups as anything more than a dart throw.
Tier 7
18PITNEP211703
19NEPPIT211303
 Amendola returned for the Divisional game against Houston. Other than gaining 15 yards rushing he wasn't a factor in the passing game. If Hogan, Mitchell and Bennett remain limited in practice this week Amendola may have an expanded role. He is however, too risky to insert into a fantasy scoring contest as there are too many options ahead of him in New England's passing game.
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Tier 8
Rank Name Team Vs Receiving Fantasy
Points
Targets Rec Yards TDs
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 The Atlanta Falcons' lead kickoff/punt returner hasn't touched the ball on offense all season, so there's no reason for Weems to be on your playoff fantasy radar.