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The Fire Sale: WR and TE Breakdowns

August is finally here. I wrote back in May that summer was almost over. My reasoning might have sounded crazy then, but guess what? Summer is basically over and it didn’t take long just like I said it wouldn’t. You just have to believe. So long summer. You won’t be missed.

Football is right around the corner and fantasy drafts are in full swing. In my last

Fire Sale,
I mentioned a product I tried and really liked by Advanced Sports Logic called The Machine. It’s a software system that gives you a blended pre-draft ranking system from Fantasy Sharks and a couple of other respected fantasy sites, as well as help during the season.

Some of you gave me feedback on Twitter and said you liked using The Machine as well. The one question I got a lot, though, was can you customize the rankings to your league’s scoring system? The answer is yes. The Machine actually pulls your league’s information on its own and ranks the players accordingly based on your scoring system. I have four leagues currently hooked up to it and not all of my rankings are the same. Because I spoke so highly of the product and that was the one question most people asked me on Twitter I thought I would clarify it for everyone.
Last week I gave out my top 20 quarterbacks and top 30 running backs. In this edition of
The Fire Sale I’ll finish off my rankings by unveiling my top 40 wide receivers and top 20 tight ends. I don’t claim to be a rankings guru, so you can always check out the Fantasy Sharks official rankings as well, but this is how I see things heading into the season.
Now on with “
The Fire Sale …”

Top 40 Wide Receivers

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit

2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati

3. Dez Bryant, Dallas

4. Julio Jones, Atlanta

5. Brandon Marshall, Chicago

6. Demaryius Thomas, Denver

7. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

8. Roddy White, Atlanta

9. Randall Cobb, Green Bay

10. Andre Johnson, Houston

11. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis

12. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

13. Wes Welker, Denver

14. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay

15. Marques Colston, New Orleans

16. Danny Amendola, New England

17. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

18. Eric Decker, Denver

19. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay

20. Torrey Smith, Baltimore

21. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

22. Pierre Garcon, Washington

23. Mike Wallace, Miami

24. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh

25. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco

26. Stevie Johnson, Buffalo

27. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago

28. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville

29. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia

30. Steve Smith, Carolina

31. Danario Alexander, San Diego

32. Lance Moore, New Orleans

33. Miles Austin, Dallas

34. Kenny Britt, Tennessee

35. James Jones Green Bay

36. Greg Jennings, Minnesota

37. Mike Williams, Tampa Bay

38. Josh Gordon, Cleveland

39. Ryan Broyles, Detroit

40A. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis

40B. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

40C. Vincent Brown, San Diego

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