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2013 Fantasy Football: Top 3 WRs

Ryan Fowler takes a look at the top three fantasy wide receivers this year.
Ryan Fowler takes a look at the top three fantasy wide receivers this year.
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Ryan Fowler

Ryan Fowler has spent the past 10 years covering and talking sports on TV and radio, in newspapers and on the web. He joined FOXSports.com as lead Fantasy Sports Editor and also acts as Digital Content Manager at WhatIfSports.com. Follow him on Twitter. Listen to his FOX Sports Team Report Podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes

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My 2013 fantasy football top three wide receivers are:

1) Calvin Johnson

  • Averaged 13.7 fantasy points per game in 2012
  • Finished with 122 rec. / 205 targets / 1,964 yards / only 5 TDs
  • Lead all fantasy WRs in points scored back-to-back seasons
  • Expect touchdown totals to increase in 2013
  • Could be first-round pick (I'm still targeting running backs)

2) Brandon Marshall

  • Averaged 13.5 fantasy points per game in 2012
  • Finished with 118 rec. / 194 targets / 1,500-plus yards / 11 TDs (4th in the NFL)
  • The Cutler / Marshall chemistry is evident on Sundays and why he remains one of the top fantasy WRs in the game
  • New tight end Martellus Bennett could open up some routes for Marshall

3) Larry Fitzgerald

  • Averaged 6.5 fantasy points per game in 2012
  • 71 rec. / 153 targets / 798 yards / 4 TDs
  • Kevin Kolb, Ryan Lindley, John Skelton, and Brian Hoyer trying to pass behind an offensive line that allowed the most sacks in the league did not help Fitz's value
  • Carson Palmer managed to pass for over 4,000 yards with 22 touchdowns with Oakland in 2012
  • If the o-line can keep Palmer up, Fitzgerald will be a fantasy stud

Tagged: Bears, Cardinals, Brandon Marshall

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