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Like I seem to do with every ranking, we ended on a cliff hanger so there’s as much drama that can be baked into this Katy Perry California Dream Tour cup cake.  Woah, where did THAT analogy come from?  Cuz you watched the Katy Perry California Dream Tour Documentary?  You’re astute, imaginary reader but I’m gonna have to say ‘Nooooooo’ in my Norm MacDonald voice.  If you haven’t seen ‘Dirty Work’, you probably won’t get the reference.  Nor me referencing a Saigon whore biting someone’s nose off.  But of course, you didn’t come here for obscure 90′s movie references and trips down memory lane – or did you? – you came here for rankings, specifically the 2013 kind.  If you’re wondering where you can go to find where this whole trip started, you can go to this 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings link or you can navigate yourself up on the Menu bar where it says ‘Rankings’.  Consider this a Choose Your Own Adventure where you really can’t go wrong so don’t worry about bending the ear back on the last page you were on.  Just journey forward as we take a look at the Top 80 Wide Receivers for 2013 Fantasy Football…

Stats based on receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.  Rankings based on a PPR setting.

61. Michael Floyd – He showed signs late last year.  Not the movie – which really wasn’t all that good, BTW, compared to M. Night’s other works – I’m talking about what he did on the field.  It could carry forward.  It COULD, really!  Who do you want on your bench at this point anyway?  Davone Bess?  2013 Projections: 56/734/4/0/0

62. Andre Roberts – So here’s the weird universe we live in.  People want to really believe in Carson Palmer coming into Arizona and giving us three quality wideouts?  Really?  What exactly has Palmer done in the last few years that would give you any reason to have that sentiment?  And then you want a sleeper TE to boot in Housler?  Get the F’ on my lawn!  Woah, sorry, got a little carried away there.  So carried  away in fact, I forgot to give you the tiers and where it goes to.  This is the start of the next tier and it stretches to Shipley.  I call this tier ‘CTRL+ALT+DEL’ as for various reasons I’ll probably have these players removed from my player pool come draft day.  I think I’ve sufficiently covered why with Andre.  It could pan out but I think last year had more to do with bad QB play then it had to do with Roberts being a valid fantasy star.  If someone else gets him and I don’t, so be it.  I’ll live.  2013 Projections: 57/655/3/0/0

63. Nate Washington – The longer Tennessee has Locker at the helm, the less excited I get about receiving prospects on their team.  There’s nothing bad about Nate, really, just there’s no upside here.  If Britt’s not healthy – which isn’t that crazy of a thought – Washington gains a little bit of value but in reality, Jake kinda ruins my idea of a fun time with Titan WRs.  2013 Projections: 55/852/4/5/0

64. Malcom Floyd – After DX stepped up last year, Floyd and his injury history did what it does best: ruined any love I could have for him.  Factor in Vincent Brown and you have an even less likely scenario where Malcom is in the middle of any fantasy relevant situation this year.  2013 Projections: 52/801/5/0/0

65. Marvin Jones – Everyone wants the Bengals wide receivers to be interesting but Dalton dampers that for me.  I see A.J. Green as what keeps him from being considered a worse QB then what the public views him as and I don’t see enough arm juice to make more than one WR in Cincy be relevant for fantasy unless it’s a deep league.  This is a talent – QB = meh equation.  2013 Projections: 48/586/3/56/0

66. Jordan Shipley – Simply put, when Blackmon comes back, Shipley’s chances at being a cheap slot loses it’s hold unless Shorts gets hurt.  And even then, do you really want the 3rd wide receiver for a Jags team that might start the year with Gabbert at the help?  You do?  What’s wrong with you?  2013 Projections: 61/695/4/0/0

67. Leonard Hankerson – Leonard is the start of the next tier and it stretches to Wright.  I call this tier ‘Monopoly Free Parking Pass’ as with the right roll of the dice, you could be getting a huge reward here.  Or you could get Dick Bupkis, of course, but at this point of the draft it’s all about upside anyways.  Leonard had flashes of brilliance last year with the Redskins.  He’s also entering his 3rd year.  But it’s only his second year with RGIII and Garcon has proven to be ‘the man’ when it comes to who’s the primary target in Washington.  But Pierre gets hurt a lot which could lead to more opportunities.  This hemming and hawing should say enough about why he’s here and not higher.  2013 Projections: 52/733/3/10/0

68. Joe Morgan – If there ever was a sign that ‘yes, Sky does pay attention to detail’, it would be this guy.  Google ‘Joe Morgan’ and you get this.  Google him by his full name of ‘Joseph Morgan’ and you get this guy.  Then when you google ‘Joseph Morgan Fantasy’ you get really weird images of that last guy in his birthday suit.  I’m only half kidding…as in the bottom half…yikes!  But enough about why I have to clear my browser before my wife gets home and asks me weird questions, J-Mo can stretch the field and is a candidate to replace the enigma that is Devery Henderson.  And like Hankerson, he’s also entering his 3rd year in the NFL.  I’ll pretend like I planned it that way (hint: I didn’t).  2013 Projections: 45/743/3/0/0

69. Jacoby Ford – He’s still talented, folks!  He’s also only played 24 games in his 3 year career to date.  It’s really hard to get excited about a Raiders wide receiver, let alone one with health issues but you’re in the ‘three beers in’ part of your deep 5 WR, 12 team draft at this point.  Who else you drafting?  Damian Williams?  2013 Projections: 47/757/3/0/0

70. Ryan Broyles – And here’s one we can all agree on…I think.  I wanted to put him higher and almost did but the reality is, there’s already Megatron and Reggie Bush in Detroit and Burleson is healthy.  That can cut into production.  Still, in terms of fliers (or is it flyers?) from this tier, Broyles probably has the biggest chance to be a weekly contributor and even more likely to fly up my rankings if I start hearing good words about things he does.  2013 Projections: 62/825/5/0/0

71. Mohamed Sanu – Pretty much every Bengals wide receiver not named A.J. is considered a sleeper by someone.  Sanu would probably be mine but as I discussed above, the angle of these Bengals are directly proportional to the heat of my meat.  Hrm, I don’t think I said that ever.  Andy Dalton is just ok.  Yeah, that covers it.  2013 Projections: 45/504/5/40/0

72. Austin Pettis – I’ll fully admit this ranking is completely reactionary.  But it’s hard to ignore when a coach recognizes you had a great OTA which actually pushes a guy whom everyone likes way down the wide receiver depth chart.  To put it in The Most Interesting Man In The World terms, ‘I don’t always overreact to OTA info but when I do, it’s because the coaches use words like tireless worker, best camp of the skill players, and having a tremendous spring to describe a guy’.  And that’s me quoting a coach while quoting myself pretending I’m quoting TMIMITW for those playing 6 degrees of Sky’s sanity.  Oh and just another fun fact to add: this is his 3rd year in the NFL.  You know, if you’re into that whole ’3rd year wide receiver’ thing.  2013 Projections: 70/777/4/10/0

73. Jarius Wright – What’s got two legs, two arms, is purple and stepped in when Percy went down.  Jarius is not purple, he just wears a purple jersey.  I know, I.R., but why can’t you just roll with something from time to time?  I take my job of reading your drivel seriously. Well at least one of us does…oh and Jarius is going to get overlooked because Patterson is in town now along with Jennings.  I need to hear more about how they use Patterson before I anoint him with a larger role in a underwhelming passing attack to get excited about him so for now, my deep league team name is going to be *Pinky To Corner Of Mouth* ‘He Went To Jarius’.  2013 Projections: 63/869/2/50/0

74. Nate Burleson – Nate is the start of the next tier and it stretches to Holmes.  I call it the ‘Running On Empty’ tier because for various reasons I don’t see much value in drafting these guys.  Plus I wanted to get a 70′s song stuck in your head.  You’re welcome.  Burleson’s still got gas in the tank, no doubt, and he’s got a good connection with Stafford if you can call catching passes 5 yards away on the line of scrimmage a ‘good connection’.  Nate’s a savvy veteran but when I’m in this part of the draft, I’m not looking for anything resembling savviness or veteranness.  Nope, looking for young, dumb and full of…high energy.  Yeah, that’s it.  2013 Projections: 56/543/2/46/0

75. Santana Moss – Weird how he caught 8 touchdown passes last year and I doubt he was ever owned and started for more than say 1 or 2 outside the deepest of leagues.  He was like an older version of James Jones.  At this point in the draft, I believe you can do better.  Really, I have faith in you that you can.  Go do it!  2013 Projections: 35/483/4/0/0

76. Davone Bess – With Josh Gordon starting the year off suspended, Davone might be a decent PPR junk pick to start the year.  Key word there being ‘junk’.  Don’t do it unless you really, truly believe that start to the year is going to lead to Bess moving up the WR food chain in Cleveland ahead of Little/Gordon.  And if you DO believe that, well then I guess we can’t be friends *crosses arms and turns away from keyboard*. 2013 Projections: 41/431/2/0/0

77. Brandon Gibson – Any belief in Gibson being a reliable wide receiver to target this year would have to believe 1) Wallace is going to be terrible this year, 2) Hartline won’t be a solid PPR slot machine, or 3) Keller will completely flop.  Like many guys on this list, you’ll see glimpses of greatness from here but the moment you pick them up you’ll see glimpses of hateness as well from yourself when you look into the mirror and ask yourself ‘WHYYYYYYY!?!?’.  2013 Projections: 45/540/3/10/0

78. Tandon Doss – Well, the Ravens have two very similar players in Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith.  So who fills Anquan Boldin’s role on the offense you ask?  Sorry to all those Baltimore fans out there who use a Mac, but they’ll be going with Doss.  Of course, I COULD’VE put him in the tier above to highlight Tandon.  I mean, he’s a 3rd year wide out and could prove very trust worthy.  I guess my thinking is even last year, Boldin wasn’t really a weekly play so why would his replacement be?  Rhetorical!  I’ve already said Pitta gets the meat of the gyro sandwich that Boldin left…get it?  Pitta = Pita?  Yeah, you’re right I’m just hungry.  But the reality is the Ravens passing game isn’t big enough to support much fantasy output so don’t get sucked in.  2013 Projections: 45/540/3/10/0

79. Santonio Holmes – He’s hurt right now and there are mentions he might not even start the year.  He’s actually one of the few guys I’d consider taking a flier on here but I wouldn’t call him interesting by any stretch of the imagination.  He might get even more interesting if he starts the year off with an IR designation so you can stash him in deeper leagues.  I guess what I’m trying to say is if I’m gambling on someone here, however, it’s gonna be this guy, Holmes!  2013 Projections: 41/566/2/0/0

80. Brian Quick – Brian is the start of the next tier which stretches into the foreversphere…I’m just kidding, it goes into the Top 100.  Yes, I did a top 100 for Wide Receivers this year.  Don’t judge me.  I call this tier the ‘Veddy Interesting’ tier because they are and good gravy if they’re not, then why even rank them at this point.  You’ll also notice this tier is almost entirely dedicated to rookies and second year guys.  That was accidentally on purpose.  You shouldn’t be looking for anything but upside at this point in your draft because really, you gotta be in a 16 team league or something to be drafting this late into the WR game.  Brian fell behind Pettis in the OTAs.  It could’ve been a motivation thing from the coaches or it could very well be that Pettis has figured it out in his 3rd year playing in this league and Quick still has some maturing to do.  I’ll gladly push him back up the rankings if I hear good words about him when camp opens but until then, I’m quick to judgement on Brian.  2013 Projections: 45/621/3/0/0

  1. Kap says:
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    Agreed on Broyles, love him in deeper PPR’s but he’s coming back from his injury almost as quickly as Adrian Peterson did (albeit he tore his ACL a bit earlier in the season than AD did) and few people are really concerned. I’m probably underestimating modern medicine and the recent history of huge success stories after knee injuries, but nevertheless, hard to justify taking him over a lot of the names at the bottom of your top 60 article. I love the upside of guys like Alshon Jeffrey and Michael Floyd much more. Especially after such a piss poor year from Stafford and the Lions offense as a whole (except Mega).

    Got a keeper question I’m really struggling with: Darren McFadden or Danny Amendola? It’s a non-PPR, and my other keepers are Brees, Lynch and Brandon Marshall. From your rankings, I can tell you’re high on Amendola and relatively low on McFadden, so I thought I’d ask you because I probably would go McFadden if I had to pick today. Both guys are huge injury risks that could easily be top 10-15 guys at their position, so my default choice would be the RB to ensure I have 2 starters I’m not embarrassed to throw out there. Also because the format doesn’t favor Amendola. However, I was thinking maybe you felt strongly enough to change my opinion. Thanks for any input!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, Broyles is definitely a sleeper candidate but I think he’s slipping into the overrated sleeper at this point.

      In a non-PPR, I’d have to give DMC the nod but I’d target Amendola in the draft; think he has a good year even without it being a PPR but he’s more of a WR2 in that set up.

  2. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I like hankerson this year, I would gamble on garcon being Garnot and besides his name reminds me of hankey’s and I feel it’s an under-rated male accessory.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I just realized I got real football talk from you today! Garcon is an injury risk, I think that’s my main concern with him this year; Hankerson could really step up this year if Pierre misses time. Garcon, Nicks and Alexander are the same player to me in the draft pool this year but I’ll probably have DX everywhere because he’s going criminally low in drafts. Had an expert mock on Sunday and I got him with the 83rd pick; probably could’ve taken him lower, too.

  3. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    reading with one eye open and I only saw the rankings and missed the intro, how bad this could of been, huge fan of norm and Dirty Work, my buddy and I have been quoting that one since the 90′s, yeah we never grow up. My favorite scene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud71mm2TxP4

    FYI, I accidentally posted this post in Grey’s morning article, I’m such an idiot sometimes

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Only sometimes?!? I keed. The worst friends you could ever have are the ones who let you grow up.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: let’s just say Escape (The Pina Colada Song) still gets played in bar’s to this day!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hahaha…GEEEE…SEVEEEEEEEEN!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: my buddy Chuck and I have our Norm McDonald fan club decoder rings. He;s still pissed they took him of SNL, literally hasn’t really watched the show since

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha, man he’s devoted. Though to be fair I can’t say I’ve watched a huge amount since about the mid 90s myself.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: point made, when 1 out of every 50 sketches are actually funny you know there is a problem. That show was the best when they had a bunch of stand up comedians in there.

                He really loves Norm and under the radar 90′s flicks like How to Kill Your Neighbors Dog, I know it was released in 2000, but it’s a 90′s flick.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  SNL always goes thru huge highs and huge lows because of what they did to their cast after Sandler. Basically, they got ticked off they didn’t get any movie rights on guys Sandler/Spade/Farley so they ‘forced’ their actors into making movies with them about their characters or no one else. So of course you’re not going to get the biggest talents if all you’re gonna try and do is squeeze them for what THEY brought to the table. They’re idiots.

                  Never seen it but looks like it has a nice cast and IMDB suggest ‘Thank You For Smoking’, a movie I liked. Wonder if I can stream on Netflix…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: actually a change at NBC hierarchy led to the tearing apart of the Sandler era SNL, I think the movies were just a pig backing of the success of the others, BTW, i found Ladies Man to be an under rated SNL flick.

                    Here is one of my favorite 90′s comedies that fly’s under the radar

                    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0157503/

                    FYI, I have Rounders on in the back ground while I work…..MATT DAMON!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I still need to sthee the Ladiesth man. I can only quote the commercial which I do to this day: Looks like someone stole two fine hams and slipped them down the back of your dress.

                      Seriously, dark comedies never get the cred they deserve. I haven’t seen this one in a while but remember liking it. The Cable Guy was poorly marketed. I’m not saying it was a masterpiece but it was way better then how it was perceived. Heathers/Jawbreaker are good ones – basically just the same movie for different generations. Weird seeing Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion attached to it but that movie’s got some good parts as well.

                      I’ve never watched Rounders *puts head down in shame*; I’ve seen parts but never the full thing. I know it’s good, just not much into poker/gambling so the subject doesn’t intrigue me.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: Those flicks have nothing on drop dead gorgeous, Allison Janney is a fucking super star in that movie, i have never laughed so hard at a female, than that movie.

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    OK Adam Lind expert, what do I do with him at this point? is he dropable in a 12 teamer, what about Kendry? drop both?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Lind is still having some lingering back issues. He was cooling off but nothing like this. In a 12 teamer, either’s droppable but who are you picking up?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. I’d drop Perez. You’ve got a lot of bench bats you don’t need. I’m not hip on riding a second C, if you’re looking for flexibility, he’s a drop if you have McCann. I assume any attempts to add those guys as a sweetener in an upgrade have failed?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: I just picked up McCann to do a hitter tron experiment, I am actively trying to move markakis for a closer and can play Davis at CI

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Gotcha. Just saw a lot of bench bats and I only hold the minimum amount of catchers my league requires of me.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: hoping to move one, couldn’t handle watching McCann in FA pool for weeks, whoever says hitter tron to play I play and have done well, I just got the BJ monkey off my back. I swear, i have never had a worse draft in my life. This is not me, and it pains me to make calls because I have too many players not dropable but barely worthy

  5. I think Ryan Broyles should be a little higher on our list, maybe 10 spots higher, he’s only had one season, and there will be more open spots for him because of all the attention Megatron will be getting and the fact that this season opposing defenses need to focus more on stopping the run with Reggie Bush there in Detroit.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Reggie Bush’s main draw as a running back is his slot-like receiving abilities, not necessarily his running (which has improved since he moved to Miami, admittedly). I like him but I think he’s getting overrated at this point. Still like him, but he’s probably gonna go higher then he should, IMHO.

  6. the hungary hippo says:
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    who do i keep in my 14 team keeper football league… max of 3.

    def keeping Spiller. other options=

    James Jones (13th round)

    Stephen Hill (13th round)

    Andy Dalton (8th round)

    Jay Cutler (7th round)

    leaning towards jones/hill…but i have a ton of extra early draft picks this year (2 2nd, 2 3rd, 3 5th) so wanna capitalize!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not really high on either QB so I’d take the flier on both Wide Outs in that case.

  7. Craig says:
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    Looking for your opinion, I play in a 12 team PPR keeper league. Trying to decide between Stafford, Forte and Harvin. Have to keep 2 and I will be drafting first this year. Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks my friend

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Craig, I’d take Harvin/Forte there. Aim for a good QB in the draft

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