Fantasy Fox: Top 50 wideouts for Week 3 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 3, citing standard-scoring leagues only. For the time being, we’ll assume that Bengals wideout A.J. Green (toe) doesn’t play against the Titans.

This countdown doesn’t lean on a particular stat. It’s merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL’s third weekend.

Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn’t supersede two important factors that go into regular lineup consideration:

1. Always play your healthy superstars.

2. Always ride your gut instinct over a certain guru’s analysis (read: plausible deniability).

TOP 50 WIDE RECEIVERS

1-25

1. Calvin Johnson vs. Green Bay
2. Keenan Allen @ Buffalo
3. Jordy Nelson @ Detroit
4. Vincent Jackson @ Atlanta
5. Dez Bryant @ St. Louis
6. Julian Edelman vs. Oakland
7. Jeremy Maclin vs. Washington
8. Julio Jones vs. Tampa Bay
9. Demaryius Thomas @ Seattle
10. T.Y. Hilton @ Jacksonville
11. Mike Wallace vs. Kansas City
12. Antonio Brown @ Carolina
13. Anquan Boldin @ Arizona
14. Brandon Marshall @ N.Y. Jets
15. Percy Harvin vs. Denver
16. Pierre Garcon @ Philadelphia
17. Brandin Cooks vs. Minnesota
18. Andre Johnson @ N.Y. Giants
19. Alshon Jeffery @ N.Y. Jets
20. Randall Cobb @ Detroit
21. Cordarrelle Patterson @ New Orleans
22. Dwayne Bowe @ Miami
23. Marques Colston vs. Minnesota
24. Andrew Hawkins vs. Baltimore
25. Sammy Watkins vs. San Diego

26-50

26. Michael Floyd vs. San Francisco
27. Torrey Smith @ Cleveland
28. Victor Cruz vs. Houston
29. Kendall Wright @ Cincinnati
30. Mohamed Sanu vs. Tennessee
31. DeSean Jackson @ Philadelphia
32. Reggie Wayne @ Jacksonville
33. Michael Crabtree @ Arizona
34. Harry Douglas vs. Tampa Bay
35. Emmanuel Sanders @ Seattle
36. Larry Fitzgerald vs. San Francisco
37. Markus Wheaton @ Carolina
38. Allen Hurns vs. Indianapolis
39. Jeremy Kerley vs. Chicago
40. Tavon Austin vs. Dallas
41. James Jones @ New England
42. DeAndre Hopkins @ N.Y. Giants
43. Greg Jennings @ New Orleans
44. Kelvin Benjamin vs. Pittsburgh
45. Brian Quick vs. Dallas
46. Malcom Floyd @ Buffalo
47. Golden Tate vs. Green Bay
48. Steve Smith @ Cleveland
49. Mike Evans @ Atlanta
50. Eric Decker vs. Chicago
50b. Riley Cooper vs. Washington
50c. Marqise Lee vs. Indianapolis
50d. Justin Hunter @ Cincinnati
50e. Aaron Dobson vs. Oakland
50f. Doug Baldwin vs. Denver
50g. Jerrel Jernigan vs. Houston
50h. Jerricho Cotchery vs. Pittsburgh

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.